Dio is an Anglican school with an excellent academic, sporting and extra-curricular performance record, committed to providing a well-rounded education for its young women. We are grateful for the parental support that enables us to provide the level of education we do. Alongside Attendance Dues, voluntary donations are also essential in order to maintain the standard of education provided at Dio and to support ongoing development of the site. As a state integrated school, our land and buildings are owned by the Anglican Church and we are responsible for maintaining and developing the site and its facilities.
The government does not fund decile 10 schools to the same level as lower decile schools, nor does it provide any money towards the maintenance and operation of buildings related to the special character of the school. The expectation is that families in decile 10 schools are able to make up the shortfall through fundraising or donations.
The Proprietor’s voluntary donation is used to repair and maintain the site and buildings and to support the special character aspects of the school such as the Chapel, Arts, Boarding, and Outdoor Education.
The Board of Trustees voluntary donation provides extra staffing, equipment and resources to support curriculum delivery, such as smart boards and computers.
All voluntary donations qualify for a tax credit. Families are able to claim back 33¹/₃% of the total voluntary donation paid as a tax credit (up to a maximum of 33¹/₃% of your taxable income). The school sends the account payer a letter at the end of each tax year outlining the voluntary donations paid to the school. Further information in relation to claiming a tax credit can be found on the IRD’s website.