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The Waikato Diocesan School Association is a team of dedicated  parents who make the 'Dio Difference' through supporting school events and running fundraisers. Some of the events the School Association has organised over the years include 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. 

The Dio Association is excited to begin the Stock Scheme Programme again. This is a wonderful way for our farming community to contribute to fundraising projects for the school.

In the past this Scheme has been a huge influence in getting major projects such as the Netball and Soccer Field upgrade completed, along with the Hockey fields and the installation of our wonderful sculptures around the school. We are always extremely grateful to our Farming community for their support.

Please see the link to the google form to register your interest in the Scheme. 

Our co-ordinator will be in touch directly with you to help you get started. Alternatively, please email if you would like to talk to Sarah-Jane or Robert about the scheme.

We are also seeking expressions of interest in becoming an “Urban Farmer”. You agree to donate the cost of a bag of milk powder (approximately $100), to a farmer, who then goes on to raise the calf for you, until it is ready to be sold.  Google form for Urban Farmer.

The Association is keen to get a register of “Friends Of the Association” and if you would like to be part of this team, please email From time to time we will contact you to either help at an event, find sponsors for upcoming events, or to share our news and progress on fundraising events. This is another great way to stay in contact with the school and what is happening within it. We will keep you updated with upcoming events relating to the Association.

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 funds which are 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

There will be two funding rounds in any one financial year. First round closing the last day of Term 1 and second round closing the last day of Term 3 in any one calendar year.

Applications should be presented to the School Association Secretary before the closure date of each funding round and prior to the event occurring.


Contact the School Association


School Association Executive

Chairperson - Renee Beere
Treasurer - Vanessa Sharratt
Secretary - Megan Beveridge
Stock Coordinator - Sarah Jane and Robert Cookson
Bear Coordinator - Jenny Xu
Hospitality Coordinator - Heidi Mulder, Urmila Smith and Sarah Urlich
Representative to the Boarders - Jenny Hays
Representative to the Proprietor's Board - Merran Powell
Staff Representative - Jane Schlilov

To view the School Association minutes please click here.

To view the School Association rules please click here.