College Tour


We can happily arrange a College Tour during school hours. Please contact us on 09-273-2310 #246 to organise a date and time.


College Open Evening for 2018 Enrolments


7 pm in our Performing Arts Centre

In-Zone : Tuesday 13 June 2017

Out-of-Zone : Tuesday 20 June 2017


We would like to welcome all new perspective students and parents/guardians to an open evening at our College.

This is an opportunity to ask questions about the school system and take a guided tour of our college.

Attendees are addressed by the Principal, shown a short PowerPoint presentation by our Lead Students in the Performing Arts Centre, followed by a tour of the college. The Principal, Deputy Principals and Enrolment Officer are available to answer any questions regarding the college during this time.


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Thank you for considering to enrol at Botany Downs Secondary College. The enrolment process is outlined below.


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Enrolments Officer: Ms Nicola Gillson, 273-2310 ext. #246  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Enrolments Office is located at Reception.




Check the boundaries for Botany Downs Secondary College by viewing a list of our IN-Zone street addresses.


Children who live in our school’s area (In Zone) are guaranteed a place.

If you are Out of Zone

There are limited places for students that are determined by holding a ballot from the applications that are submitted by the closing date.  The Out-of-zone Ballot dates are set by the Ministry of Education, please refer to the Ministry website regarding the ballot process, order of priority and ballot dates.

OPEN - Out of Zone 2018  Ballot applications close: Sunday 15 October 2017, drawn: Thursday 19 October 2017. If you are chosen from the ballot list you will be informed within 24 hours.

Closed - Out of Zone 2017  Ballot closed 7 September, drawn 14 September 2016.





Complete the appropriate application

2017 IN-Zone Enrolment Application (.pdf)

2018 IN-Zone Enrolment Application (.pdf)

2018 OUT-of-Zone Enrolment Ballot Form (.pdf)


Alternatively you can visit us to pick one up. The Enrolments Office is located at Reception.

Only completed applications with the enclosed documents below will be accepted.

A copy of…

  1. Evidence of usual place of residence (3 items of proof are required) e.g. Telephone Bill; Electricity Bill; Bank Statements; Proof of Purchase of Residence; or Rental Agreement for Property.
  2. Latest Intermediate or College report.
  3. NZ passport; Birth certificate if born in NZ, or Visa in passport with parents/caregivers work visa; Residence visa in passport.

Incomplete applications will be returned.


2018 Sports Scholarship Application (.pdf)

We offer quality education to further develop future sport leaders and regional national representatives. If you're a young sports person who has proven themselves in your chosen sport, apply now. A maximum of six scholarships will be awarded each year.




Once your application has processed, there is an Enrolment Interview

Each student is interviewed; this takes around 15 to 20 minutes. We will contact you for a scheduled time.  

Interviews are conducted by the Senior Leadership Team, Whanau Leaders, or Heads of Learning Area.

The interview allows students and parents/caregivers time to ask any questions regarding the college and discuss options relating to the student's year level.




During the interview, a starting date will be confirmed. Information about uniform fitting times, and stationery requirements will also be available. An email will also be sent to confirm.