Newsletter – Week 1 Tuesday 19 October

Term 4, Week 1 2021     Kia ora koutou to our BDS Community, Welcome back to the start of Term 4 and a special welcome to our new families who are joining our BDS community.  We hope you and your children have had a chance to relax, rest and enjoy

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Announcement : 

Auckland is at Alert Level 3 until further notice. The school remains closed. Please check your emails regularly for updates and notices.



Botany Downs School has a positive history of ERO reports. The report acknowledges the school is highly regarded in the ethnically diverse, local community.

Please click here to visit the ERO website and read our latest review.


“Botany Downs School is well placed to sustain the current good practices that promote equitable and excellent outcomes for all children.” ERO review, 2016

“The school continues to prioritise literacy and mathematics as the foundation skills for children’s learning. Children have many opportunities to apply these skills through the inquiry-based integrated curriculum. Children’s languages and cultures are being increasingly included in class programmes. This supports children to have a greater sense of identity in their class and school. Children benefit from programmes led by specialist staff in music, swimming, te reo Māori, kapa haka and choir.” ERO review 2016