Community » Family and Friends
Our Mission Statement:
To enhance the educational experience for students at Botany Downs Secondary College through voluntary service, community involvement, improvement of amenities and support with co-curricular activities.
a) To provide a link and facilitate communication between the students, student families, the Board of Trustees, the college, and the community.
b) To strive for the best possible education for the students.
c) To support the staff by assisting with co-curricular activities.
d) To assist with the provision of better amenities for the college as approved by the Board of Trustees.
e) To enhance the community spirit of the college by facilitating social activity.
How can I get involved?
Attend monthly F&F meetings, anybody is welcome (see membership). Even if you can’t make it every month, it is an ideal platform for information sharing (and discuss any issues with the big chief - the principal).
Not everybody likes meeting, committees etc., but just want to help when they have the time available, that’s fine, we need extra hands every now and then. Please contact any committee member to add your name to the contact list, and then we’ll contact you when we need help.
If your company can sponsor, or supply products at good prices, please let us know.
Lastly, attend events or support projects organized by F&F.
The committee is made up with representatives from the parent body, Principal and Board of Trustees representative.
Projects or activities where F&F were involved in:
- Planted a tree lined avenue along “ Foundation Drive”.
- Planted courtyard for yellow whanau.
- Whitcoulls stock takes (fund raisers).
- Purchase of basketball hoops.
- Donated Foundation year Trophy to be awarded annually to a house with outstanding contributions to F&F initiatives and events.
- Donated a Masport 4 burner BBQ.
- Year 9 & 10 Disco’s.
- Benches in canteen area.
- Assisted during setup in library.
- Assisted/manned uniform shop until the school could afford permanent staff
Any parent, caregiver, teacher or interested person directly associated with the college may become a member. If you would like to become involved, please complete the following application form and return it to the chairperson.
Family & Friends Application (.doc)
We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm in the staffroom. All welcome.
Annual General Meeting:
The next AGM was held in March 2012
Family & Friends Meeting Minutes 15 August 2012
BDSC FF Minutes 15 Aug 2012
Family & Friends Meeting Minutes 16 November 2011
BDSC FF Minutes 16 Nov 2011
Family & Friends Meeting Minutes 26 October 2011
BDSC FF Minutes 26 Oct 2011
Family & Friends Meeting Minutes 21 September 2011
BDSC FF Minutes 21 Sep 2011
Family & Friends Meeting Minutes 17th August 2011
BDSC FF Minutes 17 Aug 2011
Family & Friends Meeting Minutes 13th July 2011
BDSC FF Minutes 13 Jul 2011
Family & Friends Meeting Minutes 15th June 2011
BDSC FF Minutes 15 Jun 2011
Family & Friends Meeting Minutes 18th May 2011
BDSC FF Minutes 18 May 2011
Annual General Meeting Minutes 16th March 2011
BDSC FF AGM Minutes 16 Mar 2011
Family & Friends Meeting Minutes 16th February 2011
BDSC FF Minutes 16 Feb 2011