Handbook and Resources


Parent/Guardian Handbook

This handbook is an A-Z ready-reference of College procedures and standards. We are proud of our students and are committed to maintaining the very highest standards for our community. Our students represent themselves and the College at all times, and we are fortunate that their personal values fit with the Botany Values of Respect, Integrity, Empathy and Excellence, which underpin all that we strive for.

Download our Parent-Guardian Handbook (.pdf)



  • Absence, Lateness and Leave
  • Assemblies
  • BDSC Web Portal
  • BDSC Web Site
  • Booking College Facilities
  • College Café
  • College Hours
  • Computer Access and B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Device)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Daily Notices
  • Donations
  • Homework
  • Library and Study Centre
  • Lockers
  • Lost Property
  • Music Tuition
  • Out of Bounds
  • Personal Property
  • Reporting To Parents
  • Stationery
  • Term Dates
  • Timetable Structure
  • Traffic Management Plan
  • Transport from Whitford Peninsulars
  • Uniform and Grooming Regulations
  • Zone

NCEA: Information for Parents

2017 NCEA and Scholarship Examinations, held from Thursday 9 November to Friday 1 December.

View our NCEA: Information for Parents (.pdf)

In 2016, an information evening was held at the College to provide parents with further information about NCEA. The presentation covered a diverse range of topics relating to assessment including how NCEA is provided and assessed at Botany Downs Secondary College.  Key assessment processes at the College were outlined and a wide range of excellent questions were answered.

Microsoft Student Advantage

Botany Downs Secondary College students are able to download the Microsoft Office suite for use at home on up to five devices.

View instructions on downloading Microsoft Office (.pdf).

Daily Timetable

View our Daily Timetable (.pdf)