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Raffle Draw... and the winners are

posted by Debbie Stevens

The Waikato Diocesan School Association 'Ultimate Raffle Experience 2020' has been drawn under Police supervision. Thank you to all our students, parents, staff and wider community that supported this fundraiser.

And the winners are ...

1st Prize - Carla Hood - Ticket 0957.  Ticket sold by Briana van der Gulik - Huka Lodge Weekend valued at $4000.

2nd Prize - Peter Madden - Ticket 0821.  Ticket sold by Emily Gilchrist - Palate Dégustation Dinner for Six.

3rd Prize - Renee Krugar - Ticket 0224 (Dio Mum) - Meal for 10 catered by Dio Chef, Brad.

Winter Issue of Noise Magazine, Now Online

posted 2 Jul 2020, 17:03 by Debbie Stevens

We are proud to bring you the latest issue of the Noise student magazine. Thank you to everyone who submitted work.
We will be announcing the winners of our writing competition next term.

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday 💕

The Noise Committee

Prevention is Best

posted 16 Mar 2020, 21:50 by Debbie Stevens

Dio Open Day - Friday 13 March

posted 5 Mar 2020, 11:55 by Debbie Stevens

Waikato Dio Students Amongst New Zealand’s Best

posted 11 Feb 2020, 17:42 by Debbie Stevens   [ updated 11 Feb 2020, 20:29 ]

Tiana Mayo and Joyce Hu

Former Waikato Diocesan School for Girls’ students Tiana Mayo and Joyce Hu are two of just 12 Premier Scholars named nationwide following the release of the NZQA Scholarship results last week. The awards recognise secondary school academic achievement of the highest order.

New Zealand Scholarship examinations test students against demanding standards and are challenging for even the highest achieving students. Between them, Tiana and Joyce were awarded 13 Scholarships including six outstanding. 

Dio’s 2019 Dux Tiana Mayo (Year 12) achieved Scholarship in Biology (outstanding), Economics (outstanding), History (outstanding), Chemistry, English, and Statistics.

Proxime Accessit and 2019 Head of Academics Joyce Hu (Year 13) achieved Scholarship in Biology (outstanding) History (outstanding), English (outstanding), Classical Studies, Geography, Health & Physical Education, and Statistics.

Both students also sat exams in 2018 while in Years 11 and 12 (respectively) - amassing a total of 18 scholarships between them.

In 2019, Tiana received the University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship, University of Waikato Te Paewai o te Rangi Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and the University of Otago Dux Scholarship.  She is enrolled to study Computing at Waikato University.

Joyce was awarded a University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship, and a University of Otago Academic Excellence Scholarship. She is enrolled at Auckland University studying Biomedical Science.

Both students are talented orators and were heavily involved in debating throughout their secondary schooling. In 2019, Joyce was part of the team that won the Waikato Regional Debating Tournament and the Senior Premier Grade. She was also named as a reserve in the Regional Debating Team while Tiana was awarded Most Promising Debater. 

Joyce was also a finalist in the New Zealand Secondary School Law Mooting Competition and, in addition, was a member of the Dio team that won the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Competition in 2019.

Waikato Diocesan is the only school in the Waikato to receive the honours this year and the Dio community is suitably proud. 

“These results are indicative of committed students receiving outstanding support both at school and at home, working within an inspiring and encouraging culture,” says Principal, Mary Curran.

Tiana and Joyce will be celebrated at the annual Top Scholars Awards Ceremony hosted at Parliament later this year.

Congratulations to all our 2019 Scholarship recipients. Waikato Diocesan students achieved 34 scholarships over 12 subjects, including seven Outstanding Scholarships.

Senior Prize-giving 2019

posted 24 Nov 2019, 18:11 by Debbie Stevens   [ updated 25 Nov 2019, 12:16 ]

Dux 2019, Tiana Mayo

Major Academic Awards

Year 11: First in NCEA Level 1

• Jaime Hayvice - Accounting
• OhnBee Han - Art
• Rebecca Wallace - Biology
• Kimberly Blow - Dance
• Kaia McHardie - Design and Visual Communication
• Harriet Galpin - Drama
• Slainey Wynne - Economics and Geography
• Rayhee Kim - English
• Karyse Tomlin - Fashion and Design
• Carol Hu - Food Technology and PhysiChem
• Jordana Bremner - French and Mathematics
• Sophia Kilgour - History and Level 2 Biology
• Alice Ankersmit - Lovel Cup for Literature (Alice is a Year 10 student)
• Tina Jiang - Music
• Lucy Miller - Sport and Exercise Science
• Amiria Douglas - Te Reo Māori (Amiria is a Year 9 student)

Year 12: First in NCEA Level 2

• Pei-Wan Gong - Accounting
• Poppy Brown - Art
• Danielle Gordon - Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Excite Trust Award for Mathematics and Science
• Maia Armistead - Classical Studies and Music
• Jiorgia Newman-Jacobs - Dance
• Shaleen Singh-Ark - Design and Te Reo Māori
• Aliyah Thotathil - Design and Visual Communication, L3 Biology, L3 English - Literature, and the Joan Harris Memorial Trophy
• Amelia Leidig - Drama
• Nicci Lee - Economics (Nicci is a Year 11 student)
• Caitlin Sharratt - English - Literature (Caitlin is a Year 11 student)
• Harman Kaur - English - Written and Visual
• Greta Glover - Fashion and Design
• Caitlyn Parrott - Food Technology
• Mikaela Blaikie - French and History
• Lara Jones - Geography and the NZ Geographical Society Trophy
• Ngarangi Mason - Greenslade Family Award - Most Inspiring NCEA Music Performance
• Jessica Falconer - Lorraine Wallace Rosebowl for Progress in Physical Sciences
• Gemma Smith - Media Studies
• Isabelle Groves - Photography
• Jessica Horrigan - Sport and Exercise Science

Year 13: First in NCEA Level 3

• Saneng Taing - Accounting and the Ankersmit Cup
• Ella Green - Art
• Anna Wilson - Broad Cup for Sciences and Physics
• Jessica Vergeest - Business Studies
• Keely Bowler - Calculus
• Joyce Hu - Chemistry and The Margaret Peapell Memorial Trophy, Geography and the Globe Trophy and Statistics
• Alison Brown - Clark-Olson Trophy Celebrating Passion for Learning in Classical Studies
• Harper Smith - Classical Studies and the Grant Cup and The Julia and Anna Smith Cup for Excellence in the Social Sciences
• Madeline Peach - Dance
• Elizabeth Chan - Design
• Caitlin Evison - Design and Visual Communication
• Kate Chibnall - Drama and the Alison Littler Cup for Senior Drama, Media Studies and Music
• Tiana Mayo - Economics, History and the History Cup and The Anderson and Nicholson Mathematics Cup (Tiana is a Year 12 student)
• Ruby Lewin - English - Written and Visual and Food Technology
• Maia Armistead - English Literature Cup (Maia is a Year 12 student)
• Josie Coombes - Erica Colbert Cup for Progress in Drama
• Kate Seager - Fashion and Design and Photography
• Emma McKay - French 1st =
• Talia Nicol - French 1st =
• Ella Chibnall - Sport and Exercise Science and The Waikato Polytechnic Cup
• Mikaela Blaikie - The Senior Languages Cup  (Mikaela is a Year 12 student)
• Saneng Taing - Accounting and the Ankersmit Cup.


New Zealand School of Tourism Student of the Year
• Stella Bell

The Prime Ministers Vocational Excellence Award
• Ruby Lewin

The David Johnstone Charitable Trust Scholarship
• Sophie Mansill

University of Canterbury School of Forestry High Achievers Award
• Lucy Boucher

University of Canterbury Emerging Leaders Scholarship
• Caitlin Evison

Lincoln University Netball Scholarship
• Sophie Reeves

University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship
• Talia Nicol
• Harper Smith

University of Otago Performance Entrance Scholarship
• Holly Mills
• Olivia Fellows-Ford
• Kate Monkley

University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship
• Ella Chibnall
• Emily Rich

University of Waikato Ko Te Tangata Scholarship
• Scarlett Brooker
• Jessica Butterworth
• Alice Fromont
• Charli Herbert
• Teri MacDonald
• Charlotte Pyke
• Jessica Vergeest

University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship
• Sarah Miller
• Anna Wilson

University of Canterbury Emerging Leaders Scholarship
University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship
• Rosie Bedford

University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship
University of Otago Performance Entrance Scholarship
• Georgina Harris

University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship
University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship
• Emma McKay

University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship
University of Waikato Te Paewai o te Rangi Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement
University of Otago Dux Scholarship
• Tiana Mayo

University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship
University of Otago Academic Excellence Scholarship
• Joyce Hu

University of Auckland Māori Academic Excellence Scholarship
University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship
University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship
• Keely Bowler

University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship
University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship
Te Paewai o te Rangi University of Waikato Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement
Auckland University of Technology Academic Excellence Scholarship
Victoria University of Wellington School Leavers Scholarship for Excellence
• Elizabeth Chan

University of Otago New Frontiers Scholarship

 • Sarah Martin

Cultural Awards

Piki Mahuta Essay Competition

• Holly Mills

Marion Slaney International Award The student who has promoted international understanding
• Hyewon Kim

Lt Col. John Manchester Allen Prize for the student who has produced the best commemoration-themed speech or essay
• Tiana Mayo

Service Awards

Student Council Cup - A student who has contributed positively and willingly throughout the year
• Sofia Kent

The Tukua/Rakena Award for Māori Leadership
• Olivia Holten

The Bianca Flintoff Memorial Cup For commitment to Boarding
• Samantha Caldwell

Peacocke Cup for Services to Boarding
• Hannah Wallbank

Fullerton Smith Cup For Senior Boarder
• Nicole Rogers

Most Helpful Girl to the Head Prefect
• Emily Rich

Faith in Action Award

This award recognises students who demonstrate academic endeavour in Religious Education and Christian Behaviour

• Year 11 - Holly Astwood
• Year 12 - Rachel Major
• Year 13 - Emma McKay

House Awards

Most Helpful Girl to the Head of House

• Blake - Saskia Johns
• Hillary - Madeline Peach
• Ross - Fyfe Nicholson
• Scott - Olivia Fellows-Ford
• Shackleton - Paige Landon
• Wilson - Sasha Matuschka

Major Awards

Arts Laureate

• Kate Seager

Sportswoman of the Year

• Gina McCarthy

Jean Anderson Memorial Prize for Service to the Junior School

• Olivia McLennan

Bishop’s Awards - for Contribution and Commitment to the Christian Life of the School

• Teri MacDonald
• Jasmine Singh-Ark

Red Girdle Awards - for a student best reflecting the qualities desirable in a Dio Girl

• Lucy Boucher
• Olivia Holten
• Teri MacDonald
• Olivia McLennan
• Holly Mills
• Emily Rich
• Kate Seager
• Anna Wilson

Special Awards

Principal’s Service Award for Exemplary Citizenship

• Jessica Foster
• Charli Herbert
• Paige Landon
• Charlotte Russell

Larner Cup for Outstanding Leadership

• Holly Mills

Neckar Cup for Leading House

• Ross

Cherrington Staff Fellowship Award

• Jacqueline Smith

Fifth Overall

• Keely Bowler

Fourth Overall

• Harper Smith

Third Overall

• Anna Wilson

Proxime Accessit

• Joyce Hu

Dux of Waikato Diocesan School for Girls

Tiana Mayo (Tiana is a Year 12 student)

Winter/Spring Noise issue now online

posted 23 Sep 2019, 13:09 by Debbie Stevens   [ updated 23 Sep 2019, 13:10 ]

Noise is Dio's very own student-edited magazine. Any student in the school can submit copy, with one issue compiled each term. 
In this winter/spring issue of Noise, there are loads of goodies to read. Make sure you check out the Happy Human section!

Dio Reunion Day

posted 18 Sep 2019, 20:10 by Debbie Stevens   [ updated 10 Nov 2019, 10:41 ]

Golf Day Sponsorship and Registration

posted 3 Sep 2019, 23:18 by Debbie Stevens

Noise Autumn Edition Now Online

posted 2 Jul 2019, 15:15 by Debbie Stevens

Noise is Dio's very own student-edited magazine. Any student in the school can submit copy, with one issue compiled each term. 
In this bumper of an issue of Noise, there are loads of goodies to read, try, watch, listen, and EAT! So wrap yourself up in a blanket, light the fire and enjoy!

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