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Botany Downs School




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Botany Downs School is a highly regarded primary school, with a focus upon high-quality education from Year 1 (5 years old) to Year 6 (11 years old).  We welcome international learners and are proud of the many cultures which attend this school.  We consider our children to be our greatest strength.  

All children are supported and encouraged to meet their full potential underpinned by our school vision “Our BEST Always” (Beliefs, Excellence, Skills and Thoughtfulness).

Our school culture is based upon our values of Courtesy and Manners, Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Cooperation, Determination, and Tolerance.  

The New Zealand Curriculum specifies eight learning areas: English, the arts, health and physical education, learning languages, mathematics and statistics, science, social sciences, and technology.  We promote high standards and expectations while providing opportunities for our students to become independent future-focused learners within a safe and caring environment.   

We offer additional programmes from Specialist Teachers for: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Enrichment Programmes in STEAM, Swimming, Choir, Orchestra, and Kapa Haka.  Botany Downs also offers numerous opportunities in sports and clubs. 

We are fortunate to have large playing fields and a swimming pool onsite.  Botany Downs School is situated in a beautiful part of Auckland where there are many open green spaces with parks, playgrounds and beaches for families to enjoy.  

By working together as parents and teachers in a partnership, we will ensure that your child has the best opportunity to succeed with their learning and personal development. We look forward to a happy and positive association with you, your child and your family. 

We are proud of our school, of our educational standards, of our achievements, and of our happy, safe environment.

More about Botany Downs School

Botany Downs Primary School offers International Learners:

  • A welcoming, inclusive environment where students’ identity, language and cultures are valued and celebrated 
  • A teacher who is responsible for international learners and parent liaison
  • Full mainstreaming of all students into age appropriate classes
  • English tuition groups taught by an experienced, New Zealand qualified teacher
  • A buddy system where international learners are supported by student ambassadors to ensure that they settle in well and make friends
  • Chromebooks for Year 3-6 students and ipads in Years 0-2 for learning with digital technologies during school hours
  • Free stationery for all international learners
  • Parent support groups and information sessions
  • Bilingual teachers available to help with translation


Contact details


Botany Downs School
35 Mirrabooka Avenue
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Phone number

+64 9 534 9848
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