Botany 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.
Performing Arts Centre
Seats 366 people, includes use of staging and lighting. Kitchen facilities are also available.
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)||$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|