Stationery and Uniform

Stationery   Uniform


We’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make getting school ready faster! Stationery Lists are available on My School website

Simply type ‘botany’ in the school search box and select Botany Downs Secondary College.

OfficeMax have partnered with Laybuy, so you can pay in 6 weekly, interest-free instalments – and still get your order right away. Or you can pay by internet banking, credit card or debit card.

When you shop on you’ll receive free delivery on orders over $60*. You will also help our school earn school rewards that we use to purchase much needed extra resources for our school.

Please note this is NOT applicable to International students. International student stationery is ordered by the college.

* Terms & Conditions apply, see for details.

Recommended BYOD Devices

The team at New Era Technology have worked with Botany Downs Secondary College to come up with these recommended devices to enable students to complete all the necessary schoolwork at home and in class.


Our uniform is only sold through the BDSC Uniform Shop located to the right as you face our Reception block.


We have a College Uniform Code that is agreed to by parents/guardians and students upon enrolment.

Once a student has agreed to become part of our college, he/she must adhere to the college standards. BDSC is proud of the positive reputation it enjoys in the community and presentation contributes to this;

we are proud that our students present themselves so well.

We appreciate that parents/guardians support the high expectations we have for students who attend with regard to uniform, attendance, learning, and work presentation.

Please refer to Section 24 in the Parent Guardian Handbook  to ensure uniforms purchased meet the standards agreed to at enrolment. In particular, the requirements for shoes, skirts, and trousers.

We recommend that all students purchase a college hat to wear outside during PE or for travel to and from college.

Summer code required for Terms 1 and 4.
Winter code required for Terms 2 and 3.


Uniform items are available from the BDSC Uniform Shop.

Payment Options

Payment by cash, Eftpos and credit card is available.

The College Donation may be paid with the uniform if desired.


The Uniform Shop will purchase second hand uniform under the following conditions:
• The uniform is in excellent condition
• There have been no alterations made to the uniform
• All items have been washed
• All items must be ironed where possible

Botany Downs Secondary College expects a high standard of dress from their students therefore we are unable to purchase items that do not meet this standard.


The Uniform Shop will be closed Tuesday 7, 14 & 21 November due to NCEA exams.

8 – 9 AMMonday, Wednesday, and Thursday

3:15 – 4:15 PMTuesday


For booked appointments only
CLOSED Tuesday 7, 14 & 21 November due to NCEA exams.
Thursday 30 Nov 3pm – 7pm
Tuesday 5 Dec 3pm – 7pm
For booked appointments only until Wednesday 31 January
Thursday 18 Jan 9am – 7pm
Friday 19 Jan 9am – 3pm
Saturday 20 Jan 10am – 2pm
Monday 22 Jan 9am – 3pm
Tuesday 23 Jan 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 24 Jan 9am – 3pm
Thursday 25 Jan 9am – 3pm
Friday 26 Jan 9am – 12pm
Monday 29 Jan CLOSED
Anniversary Day
Tuesday 30 Jan 9am – 3pm
Wednesday 31 Jan 9am – 1pm
Thursday 1 Feb 8am – 3pm
Friday 2 Feb 8am – 3pm
Monday 5 Feb 8am – 4pm
Tuesday 6 Feb CLOSED
Waitangi Day
Wednesday 7 Feb 8am – 4pm
Thursday 8 Feb 8am – 4pm
Friday 9 Feb 8am – 4pm
Monday 12 Feb 8am – 4pm
Tuesday 13 Feb 8am – 4pm
Wednesday 14 Feb 8am – 4pm
Thursday 15 Feb 8am – 4pm
Friday 16 Feb 8am – 4pm
Normal shop hours will resume
Monday 19 Feb 2024

Parent/Guardian Handbook:

In particular, view section 24 – Uniform and Presentation Standards.

Order Forms:

Prices effective 27 November 2023.

Fit guide:


  • The clothing, although casual, must be appropriate for a college environment.
  • No slogans referring to smoking, alcohol and/or drugs, or any sexual or inappropriate connotations.
  • The mid-section of the body is to be covered, and any student wearing a skirt or shorts deemed inappropriate will be required to wear one provided by the college (all skirts and shorts should be at least mid-thigh in length i.e., no midi/mini-skirts or short shorts).
  • No see-through clothing.
  • Footwear is to be smart/casual. School shoes will be issued to students who wear inappropriate footwear.  Suitable footwear, i.e., enclosed shoes, are still required for practical classes like PE & Health, Science and Technology.
  • The normal standards of hair colour apply so please do not colour your hair for the day.
  • Do not bring any props or costumes, as they may be inappropriate or be a distraction to learning in the classroom.

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