I believe that sending my daughter to Waikato Dio school is one of the best things that I have ever done for her. She spent 3 years as a day student and 2 years as a boarder and she loved it. The thing that I really noticed was the mentoring that occurred from the older girls and the attitude and culture of the school. It made the girls feel empowered. Most of the teachers really went the extra mile for the girls and my daughter was so impressed with some of her teachers that she has even keep in touch with them since leaving school. I feel that they made an enormous difference to set her up for university life and contributed to her “can do” attitude.