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Student Supervision for early close this Wednesday

posted by Debbie Stevens

A reminder that due to a Post Primary Teachers’ Association paid union meeting, students will be released at 12:15 pm this Wednesday, 23 May.

If your daughter/s needs to remain at school after 12:30 pm they can use the library, which will be supervised by staff.  Should your daughter require supervision until 2:30 pm, you must complete the Google form by clicking on the link below. Thank you.

Early Finish for Learning Conferences – Friday 8 June

posted 17 May 2018, 15:12 by Debbie Stevens

To accommodate a large number of boarding parents that will attend our Years 9 and 10 Learning Conferences (Parent/Teacher Interviews) on Friday 8 June, school will close early at 2:30 pm.

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 2:30 pm can use the library and will be supervised by staff.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Jacqueline Smith
Deputy Principal

Waikato Diocesan School Cross-country

posted 15 May 2018, 16:03 by Debbie Stevens

Tomorrow afternoon, Thursday 17 May, we will be holding our annual school cross-country. This event will take place at Days Park, River Road, Hamilton. We warmly invite our Dio whānau to come and support their daughters/ granddaughters.

Schedule of the day
  • 12:45 pm -1:00 pm- Students get changed into their Dio PE gear and eat a snack
  • 1:00 pm - Meet in form classes to be guided to Days Park with form teacher
  • 1:05 pm- Leave for Days Park
  • 1:30 pm - Gather in House groups and warm-up 
Order of races
  • Race 1 - Year 9 at 1:40 pm (competitive)
  • Race 2 - U16 at 1:55 pm (competitive)
  • Race 3 - U19 at 2:10 pm (competitive)
  • Race 4 - Fun Run at 2:25 pm (all non-competitive runners)
Students not participating in cross-country are to meet Mr James in the lecture theatre. Please bring your medical certificate. 

Please note: If the weather is inclement on the day, a call will be made late morning to cancel or postpone the event. Students should come to school prepared for their afternoon classes just in case. 

Please ensure that your daughter’s medical and emergency contact details are up-to-date in the parent portal. 

If you have any questions regarding the cross-country organisation, please contact Mark Cornaga -

Early Closure on the 23 May

posted 7 May 2018, 20:17 by Debbie Stevens

Dear Parents/Caregivers

We have been notified that the Executive of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) has directed its members to attend a paid union meeting on Wednesday, 23 May at 1.30 pm.  All teachers who are a member of the PPTA are required to attend this meeting to ratify the Terms of Settlement of the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement. Unfortunately, we do not have enough teachers who are non-union members to cover all afternoon classes and students will, therefore, be released at 12.15 pm.

Some school buses will run at the earlier time (Go Bus services to Cambridge, Huntly, Ngaruawahia and Te Awamutu). All other buses will run at the usual time (as they also serve primary and intermediate schools).  However, students who need to remain at school after 12.30 pm can use the library, which will be supervised by staff.  Should your daughter require supervision until 2:30 pm, please complete the Google form by clicking on the following link.

We apologise for any inconvenience this early closure may cause.

Yours sincerely
Mary Curran

Uniform Reminders

posted 10 Apr 2018, 21:39 by Debbie Stevens

A reminder that all students need to be in winter uniform from the start of Term 2. Your daughter will need a long sleeve blouse, tie, and school coloured stockings which can be purchased from the school shop. 
The shop also sells the official winter black shoes (Doc Martins, Converse or shoes with obvious brand markings are not acceptable). 

If you wish to have your daughter's blazer drycleaned at the end of the term, please email the shop to book - Blazers will need to be dropped to the shop immediately after Chapel on Friday. They will be ready to be picked up on the first day of Term 2 and the dry cleaning cost will be charged to your school account.

During the term break, the shop will be open 27 April - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm - for uniform fittings and purchases (by appointment), or to purchase May Ball tickets. 

Short Term Homestay Families Needed

posted 8 Apr 2018, 14:07 by Megan Udy

Easter Celebration- Jellybeans, Eggs, Bunnies and…?

posted 28 Mar 2018, 17:51 by Debbie Stevens

Easter is arguably one of the two most important Anglican annual festivals (the other being Christmas). This year is one of the few years when it doesn’t fall at the beginning of the school holidays.  Therefore, we want to make the most of the opportunity by inviting our school community to an Easter Celebration Service. This will take place:

Tuesday 3rd April
6:00 pm
All Saints Chapel
Waikato Diocesan School for Girls

It will be a faith-filled worshipful and thought-provoking hour of dance, music, words, with an Easter surprise thrown in for good measure! 

*Please note that this is not a compulsory service, rather an invitation to celebrate our Anglican Special Character, encourage positive community growth and experience the gift of Easter and all that means and is!  

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!

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