Newsletter – Week 4, Term 2, 2022

Kia ora koutou BDS whānau,                                                                Week 4, Term 2, 2022 This week on Friday, we farewell Mrs Jennie Edwards. 

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Announcement : 

Auckland is now in the RED Traffic light Covid conditions until further notice. We have welcomed our tamariki back to school, however parents/families are not allowed onsite. Please check your emails regularly for updates and notices.

Enrolment Process

** Expressions of interests for enrolling to study at our school as an international student are now available.  Please contact our international coordinator, Kate Keenan, for more information by emailing


Students from Year 1 (5 years old) to Year 6 (11 years old) are welcome to apply to study at Botany Downs School.  Acceptance will depend on enrolment information provided and space availability in a class at the child’s year level.  All international learners must be living with a parent at all times.

Application Pack :


All international learners must hold a valid visa to study in New Zealand and adhere to their visa conditons.  Please click on this checklist if you are applying for a student visa for the first time – that is, you have not been given a student visa before.  It tells you what information and evidence is needed for your application.  Applications that are missing information take longer to process. 

Visit the Immigration New Zealand website for more information on student visas: Immigration New Zealand website 


Health Insurance

Medical and Travel Insurance is compulsory for international learners while in New Zealand.  Insurance can be organised through companies such as the one listed below:

Southern Cross Travel Insurance

Click on the link to find brochures translated into the following languages: