Botany Downs Secondary College is a wonderful high school where you can make great friends while receiving a world class education.
We are the perfect choice for students who want the best of everything, a friendly multi-cultural school with great teachers and modern facilities. A perfect location in a safe, affluent neighbourhood close to the airport and opposite a major shopping mall.
Although we are a large school, our Whānau system is designed so that we have, what feels like six small schools of just 300 students (like the houses in Harry Potter!). This ensures we can provide the pastoral care you would expect from a small school, along with a variety of subjects and sports options that only a large school can provide.
We are located 30min from Auckland international airport, so getting to school and returning to your home country is very easy and we are just a 35min drive from Auckland city.
Our campus is directly opposite New Zealand’s second largest shopping mall, Botany Town Centre. With its food courts, cinema, retail stores and bus terminal, everything you need to keep entertained and connected during your time in New Zealand is right on your doorstep.
All our homestays are carefully selected to meet student needs. Homestays are generally within a 10 -15min bus ride from school, which is great for allowing students the flexibility to take part in activities after school and to spend time with friends.