Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQs are divided into three sections below. If you do not find the answer to your question in one of the below categories and would like to talk to one of our admissions team, you can contact them via the following methods. email: admissions@diocesan.school.nz phone: 09 520 9225

How do I apply for my daughter?

We accept applications throughout the year for all year levels subject to availability. Our admissions process page guides you through this process step by step.

How early do I need to apply?

We recommend putting your application in at least two years before you would like your daughter to start. The enrolment process begins around 18 months out from starting. Closing dates will be published on our website.

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 Pre-School, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9.  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 9 – 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 Old Girls' 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. This means that 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.