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Fees for the 2024 academic year are detailed on the table below.

As an independent school, Dio is a non-profit organisation that operates independently of government education subsidies. Operating costs of the school are covered by tuition fees. All fees are stated here in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax of 15%. The School reserves the right to change fees at any time. Where possible, one term’s notice of the expected increase will be provided.

Payment options available are: quarterly billing, annually in advance or by ten monthly instalments.

Registration fee

All applications require a NZ$300.00 registration fee. This fee is non-refundable.

Enrolment fees

An enrolment fee is required as confirmation of acceptance of any place offered. This amount is an additional separate fee and is not offset against tuition fees. This fee is not refundable.

All Years (Pre-School - Year 13)


The table below explains our 2024 tuition fees. Additional costs are charged quarterly for incidental items e.g. stationery, class trips, photographs, laptop costs, sports activities, outdoor education, specialist subject costs, and Parents and Friends' Association subscription fees.

Foundation Class
$563.68 (with ECE contribution)
$648.68 (without ECE contribution)
per week
$433.95 (with ECE contribution)
$518.95 (without ECE contribution)
attending 4 days per week
Junior School (Year 1 - Year 6)
per annum
per quarter
Junior High and Senior School (Year 7 - Year 13)
per annum
per quarter

Course fees

Junior School (Year 1 - Year 6)
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Material Design, Food Design and Visual Arts are additional costs - please consult 2024 Option Book
Year 10
Digital and Visual Communication, Material Design , Food Design and Visual Arts are additional costs - please consult 2024 Option Book.
Senior School
Fees vary depending on selected options
Please consult the Senior Option book for specific course fees.

Boarding Fees

Students boarding at Innes House
per annum
per quarter

Alumnae Association

The one off payment for a lifetime membership of our alumnae association. This is a non-refundable fee invoiced when entering the School.

Alumnae Association Membership
Frequently asked questions
How do I apply for my daughter?

Applications for new enrolments are made by applying online on our website. We generally ask for enrolments at least two years out, but we still accept applications throughout the year for all year levels subject to availability. The enrolment process begins around 18 months out from starting. Closing dates will be published on our website. Our admissions process page guides you through this process step by step.

What are your payment options?

Accounts are paid by direct debit. Unfortunately Credit cards and EFTPOS are not available for the payment of fees.

Other payment options include 10 monthly equal payments by automatic payment starting February and finishing November or a lump sum at the beginning of each year.

What information will I need to submit with my application?

Please provide with your application a copy of your daughter’s NZ birth certificate or current passport and visa, along with a recent photo and her latest school report. If your daughter has any educational assessments e.g. Educational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, SPELD, Auditory Processing, please upload these too. When we review her application we will be back in touch with you to request further information depending on the year level you are applying for.

When are intakes?

Our main intake years are Preschool, Year 1, Year 4, Year 7, Year 9 and Year 11. However, we can accept students throughout the year for all Year levels based on availability.

Is there a waitlist?

Waitlists exist for various Year levels so we do recommend applying as early as possible.

What year levels does Dio cater for?

We cater for girls from Pre-School from age 3 to Year 13.

What are your fees?

A full list of our current fees can be found on our fees page.

Do you offer boarding?

Yes we provide boarding for students in Years 7 – 13. Our boarding house is located adjacent to the School grounds. In addition, we also offer a homestay experience for our international students. For full details on boarding, view our boarding page.

Do you offer scholarships and bursaries?

We offer a limited number of academic, sport and arts scholarships for outstanding applicants as well as Alumnae bursaries each year. View our Scholarships page for details.

Does my daughter have to be Anglican?

We are accepting of all faiths but are Anglican in expression. No student is required to be Anglican. While at Dio, as an Anglican school, your daughter will attend Chapel services during the year and participate in religious education classes as part of our curriculum. Students are also expected to attend two chapel services on a Sunday each year, one with their house and one with their Year group.

Do you accept International students?

Yes we do. We value the diversity that international students bring to our school community. For all information relating to International students and applications, please visit the International page.

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