School Association

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. Click here for more information

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

The 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 9 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 10 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. Click here to download the Policy and the Application Form.

Round One Applications close 5:00 pm on the last day of Term One
Round Two Applications close 5:00 pm on the last day of Term Three

* Applications must be submitted prior to an activity or event occurring. 

Contact the School Association

Email: wdsgassociation@gmal.com

School Association Executive

Chairperson - Renee Beere
Treasurer - Jo Ward
Secretary - TBA
Stock Coordinator - TBA
Bear Coordinator - Jodi Hansen
Hospitality Coordinator - Jo Astwood, Heidi Mulder, Michelle Ryan
Representative to the Proprietor's Board - TBA