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.

Practice & Policies

Caring for International Learners – The Education Code of Practice

When students come to New Zealand to study as international learners, Botany Downs Primary School has a responsibility to ensure that the students are well informed, safe and properly cared for.  In New Zealand, we call this ‘pastoral care’.  Students are entitled to be treated fairly, at all ages and at all levels of education.  To support this, the New Zealand Government has developed the Education (Pastoral Care of International Learners) Code of Practice. Botany Downs Primary School is a signatory to the Code.  The Code of Practice is available in English as well as many other languages.  Please click on the image below and scroll down the page until you find your preferred language.

It is important to us that your child is happy at school.  Please let us know by discussing any concerns with classroom teachers, our International Learner Coordinator, or the Principal.

For more information please click on the link below:

International Students – How to Make a Complaint 


BDS International Learners Policy – International Policy 2022