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.


Botany Downs Secondary College opened in 2004, with an 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

  1. The Whanau concept – a structure for the nurturing and development of the individual student.
  2. The Learning Area model – providing teachers with a framework for optimum curriculum delivery and enabling the dissolution of traditional subject boundaries.
  3. 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.


Kitchen Facilities (PAC)




Meeting Spaces

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

All prices are plus GST per hour

If you are interested in hiring or inspecting our facilities

Please complete the hireage form and email to  admin@bdsc.school.nz, or phone

09-273 2310

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