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Once Was Lost - Tickets on sale NOW

posted 18 Mar 2018, 14:47 by Megan Udy

Tickets are selling fast - have you got yours?

On sale now at the School Shop between 8.15am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Homestay Families Needed

posted 15 Mar 2018, 12:05 by Debbie Stevens

NASA Space School Information Sessions Tonight

posted 13 Mar 2018, 18:47 by Debbie Stevens   [ updated 13 Mar 2018, 19:49 ]

A reminder that the Information sessions for the NASA CASE Space School International Study Program are tonight, Wednesday 14 March,
All Saints Chapel, Waikato Diocesan School for Girls.
  • Junior Space School: 6:00 - 7:00 pm for parents and students in years 9 and 10 in 2018
  • Senior Space School: 7:30 - 8:30 pm for parents and students in years 11,12 and 13 in 2018
This is a fantastic opportunity for Dio students to be immersed in activities and projects not currently offered in New Zealand or in the school environment.

We hope to see you there!

To Infinity and Beyond!

posted 4 Mar 2018, 18:03 by Debbie Stevens

In today’s ever-advancing world, we are living at the speed of science and it is so important that our children learn and master critical transportable skills to successfully navigate the fast-changing workforce shaped by automation, globalisation and collaboration.

I am very pleased to announce that Waikato Diocesan School for Girls' students can be at the forefront of this exciting era as our school is participating in the CASE Space School International Study Program. Your daughter will have the opportunity to take part in this immersive Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Maths (STEAM) expedition to NASA in the USA in 2018.

At the camp, Students will be immersed in earth science activities and explore the multi-facets of STEAM. Students will also learn and engage in an inspiring personal and leadership development program to truly empower them for these changing times.

Junior Space School is astronaut training for youth and is an engaging, hands-on adventure. Students learn about space travel, the development of space-related technologies and are led through several simulated missions. This programme is focused on providing relevance to, and inspiring passion for STEAM through exposure to space and broader ‘earth’ science exploration. Every step of the way they are guided to build skills in goal setting, project planning, critical-thinking and problem-solving.

Senior Space School is the MBA for Youth. With greater programme depth, students have incredible access to NASA. They visit areas not accessible to the public and engage directly with NASA experts to design and plan their own space mission within a given budget. This is an immersive programme that hones individual leadership, project management, resource allocation, crisis management and teamwork skills. Students learn from NASA experts and other leading organisations to foster new levels of collaboration and teamwork.

Students return with big dreams and lasting confidence, inspired by the ultimate STEAM experience at NASA. Today they have an opportunity to get ahead and be equipped with deep practical skills that will inspire them to meet future challenges. Please register to attend the Information Evening on:

Wednesday 14 March
All Saints Chapel
Waikato Diocesan School for Girls
  • Junior Space School: 6:00 - 7:00 pm for parents and students in years 9 and 10 in 2018
  • Senior Space School: 7:30 - 8:30 pm for parents and students in years 11,12 and 13 in 2018

This is fantastic opportunity to be immersed in activities and projects not possible in New Zealand or in the school environment. Please click here for more information. 

I look forward to seeing you there.

Mary Curran
Waikato Diocesan School for Girls

Confirmation of dates for Dio House Services

posted 28 Feb 2018, 18:59 by Megan Udy   [ updated 13 Mar 2018, 20:21 by Debbie Stevens ]

Thank you for your understanding and support in the transition of dates for House Services in 2018.  

This year there will be one House Service per term, at which (with the exception of House Singing) attendance will be voluntary.  All members of our community are warmly encouraged to attend.

The dates are as follows:
Term One Easter Celebration: 6.00pm Tuesday 3 April, All Saints Chapel
Term Two House Singing: 6.00pm Friday 29 June, Claudelands Arena
Term Three ‘Respect’ multimedia presentation: 7.00pm Sunday 12 August, All Saints Chapel
Term Four Carol Service: 7.00pm Sunday 9 December, All Saints Chapel

For more information, please contact The Reverend Jacqui Paterson at or 07 855 2038 extn 2723 

Dio Swimming Sports 2018

posted 22 Feb 2018, 14:02 by Debbie Stevens

Waikato Diocesan School Swimming Sports takes place this Wednesday, 28 February!  Parents/grandparents/whaanau are very welcome to join us under the shade cloths at the school pool area. The first event kicks off at 11.00am. The timetable of events can be viewed below.

Brave parents are invited to take part in the parent vs staff vs senior girls relay at the end of the day. Please bring your togs and get involved.

All students are expected to attend unless prior leave has been applied for and granted by our Deputy Principal, Ms Jackie Smith. 

If your daughter has an unanticipated illness or an urgent situation arises on the day, please ring the school absence line 07 855 2038 or email giving a valid reason for our records.

In the unlikely event that swimming sports is cancelled, students will go back to class for a normal school day.

See you there!

Waikato Diocesan School Association AGM - 13 March 2018

posted 18 Feb 2018, 13:07 by Megan Udy

On behalf of Waikato Diocesan School Association, we invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting.

When: 7.00pm Tuesday 13 March 2018, followed by a general meeting of the committee.
Where: Community Relations Centre (behind Sports Education Centre)

Follow the Waikato Diocesan Facebook page for posting of agenda prior to the meeting.  The agenda will include an election of Officers of the Executive. Nominations for the positions mentioned below can be sent to the Dio School Association Secretary:
  • Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Boarder Parent Representative

Dio Athletics Day 2018

posted 15 Feb 2018, 15:19 by Debbie Stevens   [ updated 15 Feb 2018, 16:03 ]

Thursday 22 February - 8.30am to 3.15pm

Porritt Stadium, Crosby Road, Chartwell

Important Information

  • Roll check is at 8.30am at Porritt Stadium. Ask your parents or caregivers to deliver you to Porritt Stadium (bus pupils see below). If you bike to school, then go directly to Porritt.
  • Boarders meet at the gym at 8.10 am to catch the bus to Porritt Stadium. You will be transported back to school at the end of the day.
  • The first event starts at 8.40am. Everyone is expected to complete the 1200m walk as a warm-up. This is not a championship event. Times and records will not be kept. House points do not count for this event. If you are a competitive race walker please let Mr Cornaga know if you are interested in competing at Zone or Waikato Championships.
  • You must wear correct PE uniform. House singlets may be worn. Items of mufti are not permitted. Do not wear face paint, flowers, balloons, tinsel, or feather items of clothing. This is a Hamilton City Council rule. Please check the weather forecast. You may need extra clothing.
  • You are strongly advised to wear shoes - especially for the longer track events e.g. 200m,400m. If you do not wear shoes, expect blisters. Please be prepared. The nurse at first aid would prefer not to be treating blisters when you could have taken preventative action.
  • Track events have precedence over field events. That means, report to your field event and register your name, then go immediately to your track event and take part, then return to your field event. If you are a serious competitor make sure you are in the first 2-4 heats which will be timed.
  • Field events: If you want to compete then you must be ready to compete at the event start time on the programme. You have a maximum of three jumps or throws (except for high jump). You get a point for your House by exceeding the House Point Standard. If you are happy with that you can finish there. If you are a serious competitor, a Measuring Standard will be even further. Everyone who exceeds the Measuring Standard will have their jump or throw measured for the Championship.
  • You may not leave until the grounds are tidy and you have been dismissed.This will be between 3.00 - 3.15pm, after your roll check. After the sports day, staff will supervise students waiting to be collected by parents or family members at the entrance to Porritt Stadium on Crosby Road. Please organise to be picked up by 3.30pm at the latest.
  • Be prepared for a hot sunny day. Bring sunblock, hats, sunglasses, drink bottles with iced water, and snack food. Make sure you keep fluids up as you are going to be active.  Stay in the shade when not competing.
  • Programmes will be given out on the day, posted in your form class and on the sports noticeboard. A copy of the programme is posted below.
  • Parents/caregivers/whanau are most welcome to join us at Porritt Stadium.
  • The Student Council and Mission Council are running a sausage sizzle and will be selling ice-creams - so bring some coins. 


If the weather is looking doubtful, we will send out a whole school email postponement notification. This will also be posted to the school Facebook page. If they are postponed, please come to school prepared for a normal school day. As this is a normal school day, cell phones and iPods must be turned off and in your bags.

Athletic Sports Bus/Transport Organisation
  • The Te Awamutu, Cambridge/ bus students will be dropped off at and collected from Porritt Stadium.
  • The Morrinsville bus students will be dropped off at Porritt Stadium in the morning in time for roll call.  When the Athletics has finished at approximately 3.00 pm these students will be amongst the first students to be transported back to Dio to catch their bus via a chartered Turley Motors bus or the school minivan.
  • Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Raglan, Matangi/Gordonton/Puketaha, Horotiu/Horsham Downs, Whitikahu/Orini students will come to school on their respective bus runs as normal. They will then board a Turley Motors chartered bus which will depart from outside the Dio gym at 8.20 am.  This bus will transport the girls to the stadium and also return them to school in the afternoon for them to catch their buses home. This bus will depart Porritt Stadium at approximately 3.00 pm
  • Boarders are to assemble outside the gym at 8.10 am ready to be transported by bus to Porritt Stadium.
Any questions regarding Athletics Day should be sent to Mark Cornaga, Director of Sport:

Arts Extra-curricular Registrations now live

posted 1 Feb 2018, 14:32 by Megan Udy

The Arts Extra Curricular Sign-ups are now live until 5.00pm 10 Feb 2018
If you have any questions about sign-ups, please see the Extra Curricular Guide or contact

Arts Registration Process 2018

Sports Registrations Now Live

posted 29 Jan 2018, 18:12 by Debbie Stevens

Dear Students, Parents and Caregivers

We are now taking registrations for extra-curricular sports at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls. We use Enrolmy to help make registrations quick and simple, so registering for a sport is only a few clicks away.

Click here, select the sport and away you go. If you are registering for multiple sports, please register for one sport at a time.

Any questions should be referred to or you can pop in and talk to one of the sports team, ground floor, Sports Education Centre.

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