International Fees
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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 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.

International tuition fees are payable in full on enrolment and prior to the commencement of the School year.

Registration Fees

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 non-refundable.

Enrolment Fee all Years (Pre-School - Year 13)

Tuition Fees

The table below explains our tuition fees. Tuition fees include: Full medical and travel insurance Entry fees for NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) Initial stationery cost plus a further allowance of up to $50 during the year Photocopying/printing card credited with $50 Education Outside the Classroom costs General extra curricular activities Official school photographs Junior School after school activities - limited to one activity per term

Junior School (Year 1 - Year 6)
per anuum
Junior High and Senior School (Year 7 - Year 13)
per annum

Diocesan Alumnae Association Membership

The one off payment for a lifetime membership of our alumnae association is $700.00.

Boarding Fees

Students boarding at Innes House pay a boarding fee of $19,950 per annum. There is also a one-time setup cost of $330. If homestay is required during Exeat weekends and or school holidays, additional costs apply, see below.

Boarding fee
per annum
One-time setup cost

Homestay Fee

Full Time (approx. $365.00 x 46 weeks)
per annum
Holding Fee (Payable over the Christmas holiday period if the student wishes to remain in the same homestay for the following year)
per annum
Short Term - Exeat Weekends
per day
Short Term - School Holidays
per week
Short Term - Placement Fee
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Why should I choose Dio?

There are many differences that set Dio apart from other schools such as our excellent academic record, our programmes in ethics and leadership which extend across all year levels, co-curricular opportunities and our Anglican character.

Find out what makes the Dio Difference.

Why a girls school?

There are numerous advantages to an all-girls education including better academic performance, greater leadership opportunities and co-curricular options. Take a look at what Principal Heather McRae highlights as the key factors.

How do you rate as a school?

Diocesan has received and consistently receives an excellent ERO review ranking as one of the top achieving schools in NZ. Our exam results also attest to this.

Where do your students end up after Dio?

Dio graduates go on to a variety of careers and study a variety of degrees at universities both in NZ and abroad. We have graduates all over the world in the UK, America and Australia at some of the world’s best universities including Monash University, University of New South Wales, Harvard, Princeton, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and many more.

For a more extensive list, and details on career guidance offered to students, view our careers page.

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