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Last days to purchase Father/Daughter Breakfast tickets

posted 31 Jul 2017, 18:59 by Megan Udy

A friendly reminder that ticket sales for the Father/Daughter Breakfast close at 8.30am this Thursday 3 August. Join us for this wonderful event and enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast, father/daughter time, and hear from master coffee roaster and Dio dad, Aaron Wyatt.  Tickets are available from the School Shop.



Early Closure - Friday 11 August

posted 30 Jul 2017, 16:21 by Megan Udy

To accommodate the large number of boarding parents that will attend our Years 11, 12 and 13 Learning Conferences (Parent/Teacher Interviews), the school will close early at 2.30pm on Friday 11 August.

The Te Awamutu bus runs will arrive early to accommodate our students but, unfortunately, the Cambridge buses will run at the usual time. Students who need to remain at school after 2.30pm can use the library and will be supervised by staff.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Free Dental Service Now Available

posted 23 Jul 2017, 18:55 by Megan Udy

During Term 3, we have a free adolescent dental service – Revive a Smile Dental Clinic – available on site at Dio. The clinic is located next to the gym and is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm during the school week.

This free dental service is available to students aged 13-18. (Note: the service is not available to international students.)
This is an optional service and there is no obligation for your daughter to use it. However, if you would like to utilise this free service: 
• please download and read the information attached below (or pick up a hard copy from Student Services)
• complete the two required forms 
• return the forms either to Student Services at Dio or by email to reviveasmile@gmail.com  

On receipt of the forms, Revive a Smile will get in touch to arrange an appointment. 

Parents may also use the dental service while it is located at the school, for a discounted fee. The phone number on the form can be used to contact the clinic to make appointments or enquire about the cost.

Initially, the service will be available only for Term 3 2017. 

Father/Daughter Breakfast tickets on sale NOW

posted 3 Jul 2017, 21:20 by Megan Udy   [ updated 4 Jul 2017, 13:34 ]


Let's Talk about our Teenagers - last days to purchase tickets

posted 2 Jul 2017, 15:16 by Megan Udy

The Waikato Diocesan School Association proudly presents Let’s Talk about our Teenagers, a fundraiser for the Dio Wellness Centre, this Thursday 6 July.

Tickets are $30pp on sale NOW at the School Shop, phone 07 855 2038 extn 2766.  There are only a few days left to purchase tickets – be in quick so you don’t miss out!

This event is open to all parents.

Speakers:
Dianne Farrell – Clinical Psychologist speaking on teenage anxiety, signs of stress, social media and influences, and how you can help.
Karen Carmichael – Physiotherapist speaking on sports anxiety/pressure.
Lydia Tomic – Past student speaking about her experiences with anxiety.

The speakers will be followed by a discussion panel for any questions.


Traffic Safety on Campus

posted 28 Jun 2017, 13:55 by Debbie Stevens

Thank you to the majority of our school community who respect the traffic management plan introduced this year. Unfortunately, we are still dealing with some drivers who continuously break the law, putting the safety of our students and staff at risk.

A reminder that there is a designated pick-up and drop-off zone for parents in place at Gate 3 (Martin Street). Parents/caregivers must use the blue-lined drop-off/pick-up and parking zone. There is absolutely no stopping permitted on the dotted yellow line areas and bus bay, including in front of the green bollards. Vehicles stopping in this zone block others from turning and impede the flow of traffic creating a hazard for pedestrians.

The maximum speed limit on school grounds is 15kph max. Raised pedestrian crossings and speed humps have been introduced as active speed control measures.   We have observed a number of vehicles travelling well in excess of 15kph through the Gate 3 entrance.
 
Can we please ask that families:
  • Be patient and adhere to our limited speed zone on campus. We appreciate that the Gate 3 parking area can become very congested at peak times but we appreciate your cooperation.
  • Move to the end of the drop-off zone and fill up these parks to avoid delaying the traffic by waiting at the start. 
  • Do not drop off or pick up students outside the allocated areas e.g. by blocking a through road
  • Listen and be kind to our staff who are out there helping to keep your daughters safe.
Our main priority is for the safety of our students. It would be disappointing if we had to remove access to the school grounds for drop-offs and pick-ups because of the dangerous driving of a few.

Thank you for supporting us in keeping our school campus safe.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Traffic Management Plan, please contact our Acting Principal, Julie Netzler. jnetzler@wdsg.school.nz


Free Adolescent Dental Service

posted 19 Jun 2017, 20:33 by Debbie Stevens   [ updated 19 Jun 2017, 20:49 ]


We are pleased to let you know that, during Term 3, we will have a free adolescent dental service – Revive a Smile Dental Clinic – available on site at Dio. The clinic will be located close to the entrance of the gym and PMC building and will be open from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. during the school week.

This free dental service is available to students aged 13-18. (Note: the service is not available to international students.)
This is an optional service and there is no obligation for your daughter to use it. However, if you would like to utilise this free service: 
please download and read the information attached below (or pick up a hard copy from Student Services)
complete the two required forms 
return the forms either to Student Services at Dio or by email to reviveasmile@gmail.com  

On receipt of the forms, Revive a Smile will get in touch to arrange an appointment. Nearer the time, your daughter will receive a reminder text about her appointment. Students are responsible for managing themselves to attend their appointment, using the school leave system in the same way as for an appointment with the school nurse or physio.

Parents may also use the dental service while it is located at the school, for a discounted fee. The phone number on the form can be used to contact the clinic to make appointments or enquire about the cost.

Initially, the service will be available only for Term 3 2017. After this, there will be a review of the service and a decision on whether to repeat the service annually. If it does not continue, students would need to choose another dentist and may need to complete another form for this purpose.

We hope this initiative will be useful for some of our students and families. By hosting this service at Dio we will assist the Revive a Smile Charity (an initiative of River Road Dental Centre) to provide the free dental service in remote or needy communities. 

Reminder - Teacher Only Day Friday 16 June

posted 14 Jun 2017, 20:47 by Megan Udy   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 21:31 ]

A reminder that as per the school calendar and DioNews, Dio has a teacher only day tomorrow, Friday 16 June.

Don't forget to buy your tickets for Dio's biggest school event

posted 14 Jun 2017, 17:57 by Debbie Stevens

There are only ten more working days left to purchase your House Singing tickets - available from the school shop or by calling 07 855 2038 extn 2766 (see flyer below). Siblings, grandparents, friends - all whanau are welcome at this very special Dio event. See you there!


House Singing Tickets On Sale Now At School Shop

posted 6 Jun 2017, 16:01 by Debbie Stevens   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 16:02 ]


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