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The Waikato Diocesan School Association is a team of dedicated and hard-working parents who make the 'Dio Difference' through supporting
school events and running fundraisers. The School Association organise some wonderful fundraisers including Bridge Day, Dio Ladies Night, DioArtX, Dio Day Out - Gardens and Art and Dio Golf Day.

The Association also runs the Dio Stock Scheme which involves our rural families donating calves or grazing for calves for funds.

Dio Bear's are another scheme where the Association make and sell the gorgeous Dio Bears (dressed in junior or senior uniforms) to our graduating classes and special visitors to Dio. 

All this hard work sees the Association raise around $60,000 per year which is donated back to the school for the direct benefit of our students.

The Dio School Association is a very friendly group and is open to any Dio parent/ caregiver to join. We warmly welcome all newcomers and their ideas. Please check the school calendar for meeting dates and times.

School Association Grants 
The 2020 funding round is now open. 

The School Association Inc is offering funds to support Waikato Diocesan School for Girls’ individuals, teams, and groups involved in sporting, cultural, service or academic activities. 

1. Individuals representing Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, or participating in a regional or New Zealand representative team or group are eligible for up to 50 percent of the total cost of travel, gear, accommodation and/or costs for the designated activity, up to a maximum of $350 

2. Teams and Groups: 
• Comprising of 10 or fewer students are eligible for up to 50 percent for the total cost of travel, gear, accommodation and/or costs for the designated activity, up to a maximum of $1,000 
• Comprising of 15 to 29 students are eligible for up to 50 percent for the total cost of travel, gear, accommodation and/or costs for the designated activity, up to a maximum of $2,000 
• Comprising of 30 or more students are eligible for up to 50 percent for the total cost of travel, gear, accommodation and/or costs for the designated activity, up to a maximum of $3,000 

3. Before undertaking the activity, the individual, team or group must apply to the Association by 
completing the Application for Funding form along with supporting documentation including: 
• A budget 
• Plan for funding the balance of costs 
• Two quotes 
• The object of activity or tour itinerary 
An application for funding by an individual, team or group can only be made once every calendar year. 

Applications closes 5:00 pm, Sunday 15 March
Second Application Round closes 5:00 pm, Friday 31 July

School Association Executive

  • Co-Chairperson - Carolyn Eyre, Dominique Thurlow
  • Treasurer - Angela Wynne
  • Secretary- Marian Greene
  • Stock Coordinator - Rachel Barton
  • Bear Coordinator - Jo Astwood
  • Hospitality Coordinator 
  • Representative to the Proprietor's Board - Carolyn Eyre

Contact the School Association

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