Botany Downs Secondary College

Total School Roll: 1800
Number of International Students: 110
Year Levels: 9-13
Curriculum: NCEA
Number of International Department Staff:

Welcome to Botany Downs Secondary College (BDSC). We are a forward-thinking community specifically designed to meet the needs of 21st century learning and teaching.   BDSC focuses on high expectations of student commitment to achievement; an emphasis on personal development and care for one another; and our desire to form strong partnerships with parents and others in a “learning community”.

We have a clear sense of direction and certainty about our vision, philosophy, core values and standards. Our conceptual framework draws on a blend of international research among leading schools, wide experience and well-informed evaluation of trends in education.

Botany Downs Secondary College is in Botany Downs, Howick, an attractive suburb in the East of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.

Botany Downs Secondary College is 40 minutes drive from the city centre and 30 minutes from the Auckland International Airport. Within easy walking distance of the school is, “Botany Town Centre” the second largest shopping mall in the country, there are shops, cinemas, restaurants, libraries, ice skating rink and entertainment complexes. The nearest beaches are within 15 minutes drive.

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