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Sonning and Waikato Diocesan School Foundation

The role of our School Foundation is a simple one. It is to raise monies for our school with the only beneficiaries being our daughters and granddaughters.

Annual student fees and donations provide for a base level of buildings, campus development, facilities and resources.The School needs to raise additional funds to ensure that our campus and facilities provide our students and teachers with an outstanding environment in which to learn and teach. And the School uses the Foundation as a vehicle to raise these additional funds. 

As part of our Christian faith we also offer up to two Year 9 academic scholarships each year to students who would not otherwise be able to attend Dio. We would like to increase the number of scholarships we are able to offer but funds are always an issue. So, if you can help us with providing a scholarship for a ‘Dio Girl’, we would be grateful and delighted to talk with you. 

We also realise that our mission to raise funds is never going to cease. So, we aim to create a long-term ‘legacy’ fund to support the School. Financially strong Foundations underpin most of the successful schools and universities throughout the world, with a good deal of their funds being granted through their Alumni, both as donations and as bequests. If you are able to help us, no matter how modest your contribution, we would welcome the opportunity to have a confidential no obligation chat with you. We can also ‘lock’ in your donation and ‘ring-fence’ it with your name, so that the monies you grant will live on forever under your name. We retain thties and e corpus and only spend the investment return earned, recognising your name at every distribution. And remember, any donation is fully tax deductible.  

Thank you to everyone who has donated to us – irrespective of the size of your donation we are humbled and grateful. Every dollar we raise is invested into our wonderful School and is for the benefit of our beautiful ‘Dio Girls’.
This program has been operating for five years. Each student selected has proven to be an outstanding addition to our School. It is humbling to receive their ‘thank you’ letters outlining their ‘Dio’ experience and how grateful they each are to have become a ‘Dio Girl’. 


The Foundation Father Daughter Breakfast 

This has become an iconic event on our School calendar and is a sell-out every year. It provides a wonderful opportunity for fathers and daughters to spend some quality time together and for fathers to meet other fathers and their daughters.  

Annual Giving

At Waikato Diocesan School,  our annual fund donors make all the difference. Gifts to the annual fund provide Dio with the resources to fund special projects at Dio Supporting our campaign makes a bold statement about the pride that our alumnae, current and past parents, and friends feel in their school.

If you haven’t yet made an annual fund gift please Give now by completing the Annual Giving pledge form and be part of the Dio Difference.

Trustees

  • Ken Williamson - Chair
  • Michael Crawford
  • Don Johnstone
  • Vicky McLennan - Principal


For more information, please contact:

Debbie Stevens
Communications and Marketing Manager
phone +64 7 855 2038 ext 2797






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