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Boarders forge strong friendships and learn good study and work habits in a homely, safe environment, with well structured routines and caring adult support and supervision. Our boarding house caters for up to 57 Year 7 to 13 students from New Zealand, as well as for our international students.

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Why choose boarding?

Families living outside Auckland or overseas often choose boarding for their daughters and it’s also a good option when parents travel overseas frequently.

Weekly boarding also suits students who may live in commuting distance to school but are committed to co-curricular activities like sport or performing arts. As boarders they can get to early morning and early evening training sessions without added travel time.

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Wonderful facilities at your doorstep

Innes House and its adjoining buildings are on the doorstep of Diocesan’s beautifully landscaped Epsom campus. Boarders can make the most of our excellent sports, recreational, arts and academic facilities, both during and outside school hours as well as at weekends.

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Life as a boarder

Boarders live in shared accommodation of usually two to a room, depending on students’ year levels, with Year 12 and 13 students normally sharing two-bed rooms.

Students do at least two hours study a day from Sunday to Thursday, and Year 7 and 10 students are supervised and assisted in the dining room by university students. Dinner is between 5.30pm and 6pm and bed times range from 9.15pm to 10pm depending on year levels.

Rostered duties include setting up for dinner and clearing the table.

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Full, weekly and short term boarding

We provide full and weekly boarding for students from Years 7 to 13 and also cater for short stays; anything from one night to a full term.

The junior dormitory, housemistresses’ flats, and a well-equipped kitchen and dining room, where all meals are served, are in the original kauri villa.

Older girls share twin rooms and junior girls share twin cubicles in the purpose-built double-storey east wing which has a common room and bathroom for every six girls. Student desks at Innes House are networked with internet and email access.

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Boarding Scholarships

Innes House Trust Board (IHTB) have boarding scholarships available for students who are new to Diocesan.  These scholarships contribute up to 50% of the boarding fee for up to five years.

Applications for 2024 open on Wednesday, 18 January 2023 and close on Wednesday, 15 February 2023.

If you are a new student to Diocesan and have not yet applied for a place in School please complete all four sections of the Boarding Scholarship Application and provide all the information as documented in the application form.  Please also complete a School Application Form and pay the $250 registration fee.

If you are already enrolled at Diocesan to start in 2024 but wish to apply for a boarding scholarship, please complete section one of the Boarding Scholarship Application only.

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