International Students

Botany Downs Secondary College (BDSC) welcomes International Students.  We are a co-educational state school for Years 9 to 13 (age 13 to 18 years) with over 1800 students and 150 staff.


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Botany Downs Secondary College / New Zealand

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Special character of our College

Our college is built to embody the Whanau (pronounced far-no), or House system. Each student belongs to one of 6 Houses, which is their home within the college, where they are part of an extended family of teachers and students, and where they have a locker, kitchen facilities, computers, photocopying facilities, their home room, and somewhere to relax and socialise with other students.

BDSC is a leading school in the world in using technology in teaching and learning. We are a Microsoft Pathfinder school, and a Microsoft Mentor school. Students may access the internet, and intranet using high-speed broadband throughout the college. Internet access is guaranteed in all homestays.

BDSC offers a full range of sporting, arts and cultural activities. All students are encouraged to take part in this programme. Perhaps the most important reason to choose us is that we are warm and friendly and we care about every student who chooses to make their home with us for a few months or longer. We have a large team of dedicated staff who provide support to International Students.

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