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Botany Downs Secondary College is one of two new secondary schools, built by the Ministry of Education, and opened in 2004. The design is the result of over a year of research and international benchmarking undertaken by the Ministry and its design team.
In September 2002 the Establishment Board of Trustees completed branding the new school. The school brand was based on values of a nurturing, caring environment, developing leadership and confidence and innovation in education.
The educational philosophy, which drives the design of the school, is one based around the integration of three fundamental ideas:
the Whanau concept: a structure for the nurturing and development of the individual student
the Faculty model: providing teachers with a framework for optimum curriculum delivery and enabling the dissolution of traditional subject boundaries.
the concept of life long learning - integrating the school into the wider community.
The design incorporates a range of environmentally sustainable features which will reduce the school’s energy use, and the buildings themselves will be detailed so that they can be operated as flexible teaching devices, extending the scope of secondary education to meet the the challenges of the future.
Botany Downs Secondary College has fantastic facilities that we are happy to hire out to our local community.
Performing Arts Centre - seats 366 people, includes use of staging and lighting (kitchen facilities also available).
Gymnasium - full size gymnasium available after hours for community groups to hire.
If you are interested in using any of the facilities at BDSC, please complete the hireage form and email it to the Business Manager.
If you would like to visit the college to inspect either of the above facilities, please contact Mrs Bellette, Business Manager for an appointment - 273 2310 ext 240.