Botany Downs Secondary College has fantastic facilities that we are happy to hire out to our local community at reasonable rates. The Performing Arts Centre, gymnasium, Conference Centre and whanau commons' are popular facilities.


receptionBotany Downs Secondary College opened in 2004, with and additional three whanau buildings opening in 2006. The design was the result of over a year of research and international benchmarking undertaken by the Ministry of Education and its design team.

The educational philosophy, which drives the design of the college, 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 Learning Area model - providing teachers with a framework for optimum curriculum delivery and enabling the dissolution of traditional subject boundaries.
  • The Concept of lifelong learning - integrating the college into the wider community.

The design incorporates a range of environmentally sustainable features which will reduce the college'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 challenges of the future.BuildingExterior PAC

Performing Arts Centre

Seats 366 people, includes use of staging and lighting. Kitchen facilities are also available.

*Available for performances, not parties.

Meeting Spaces

The college has a number of meeting spaces that are suitable for smaller groups (50 people) available for hire.

Facilities Hireage Rates

Performing Arts Centre (PAC) 

*Available for performances, not parties.

$50 plus GST per hour 
Kitchen Facilities (PAC) $30 plus GST per hour
Gymnasium $30 plus GST per hour
Meeting Room $40 plus GST per hour

If you are interested in hiring or inspecting the facilities at the college, please complete the Hireage Application Form (.pdf) and email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or phone 09-273 2310