Enrolment Process

We welcome applications from both In-Zone and Out-of-Zone (Selective Entry) Students. First check your zoning, then apply using the correct application. Once your application has been processed, there is an enrolment interview and lastly confirmation.

Are you In Zone or Out of Zone?

Check the boundaries for Botany Downs Secondary College by viewing a list of our In Zone street addresses.

Children who live in our school’s area (In Zone) are guaranteed a place.

If you are Out of Zone

There are limited places for students that are determined by holding a ballot from applications submitted.  The Out of Zone Ballot closing dates are set by the Ministry of Education, please refer to the Ministry website  regarding the ballot process, order of priority and ballot dates.

Priority of Order

Out of Zone applicants are accepted in this order:

  1. first priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school
  2. second priority must be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school
  3. third priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school
  4. fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school
  5. fifth priority must be given to all other applicants.

Apply

Complete the appropriate application form

Alternatively you can visit us to pick one up. The Enrolment Office is located at Reception.

Only completed applications with the enclosed documents below will be accepted.

A copy of…
  1. Evidence of usual place of residence (3 items of proof are required) e.g. telephone bill; electricity bill; bank statements; proof of purchase of residence; or rental agreement for property.
  2. Latest intermediate school or college report.
  3. NZ passport; birth certificate if born in NZ, or visa in passport with parents or caregivers work visa; residence visa in passport.

Incomplete applications will be returned.

In Zone 2017

In Zone 2018

Out of Zone 2018

Ballot applications close: Wednesday 30 August 2017, drawn: Wednesday 6 September 2017. If you are chosen from the ballot list you will be informed within 24 hours.

CLOSED: Out of Zone 2017

Ballot closed 7 September, drawn 14 September 2016.

Scholarships

We offer quality education to further develop future sport leaders and regional national representatives. If you’re a young sports person who has proven themselves in your chosen sport, apply now.

Interview

Once your application has processed, there is an enrolment interview.

This allows students and parents or caregivers time to ask any questions regarding the college and discuss options relating to the student’s year level.

Each student is interviewed; this takes around 15 to 20 minutes. Interviews are conducted by the Senior Leadership Team, Whanau Leaders, or Heads of Learning Area.

We will contact you for a scheduled time.

Confirm

During the interview, a starting date will be confirmed. Information about uniform fitting times, and stationery requirements will also be available. An email will also be sent to confirm.

Get in contact with our Enrolment Officer

  • Our administration hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am - 4 pm. We will endeavour to respond on the next college day should your enquiry be outside of these hours.
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