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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 tradition embodies Diocesan’s founding vision and ongoing commitment to provide excellent pastoral care and enhance our students’ learning. Our boarding house caters for up to 57 Year 7 to 13 students from New Zealand, as well as for our international students
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.
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.
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.
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.
For further information about boarding at Diocesan please contact Senior House Dean,
Cathy Kirkman by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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