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.

Arts & Culture


At Botany Downs School we strive to provide opportunities for our tamariki of all ages to respond creatively and imaginatively to tasks across a range of disciplines within The Arts Curriculum as an area of learning.

We recognise that each and every one of our students is unique and thus we encourage them to bring their own unique experiences and skills to their learning throughout the year. Through movement, sound, and image, the arts transform our students’ creative ideas into amazing expressive works that communicate layered meanings. 

We regularly take part in the annual HPPA dance festival, and our choir and orchestra are supported and led by a specialist music teacher. Our Arts Trail evening is an eagerly looked forward to event in our school calendar. 


Kapa Haka

We are proud of our Kapa Haka group, which is made up of enthusiastic students from Years 4-6. Supported by teachers, they learn waiata and movements that they proudly display at various school events throughout the year.