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House Service Survey

posted 14 Nov 2018, 11:55 by Debbie Stevens   [ updated 14 Nov 2018, 12:33 ]

Dear Dio Community

Please find below a short survey seeking your feedback regarding House Services.
Please click here to complete by 1.00 pm, Wednesday, 21 November.



2018 Yearbook - Last week to place orders

posted 11 Nov 2018, 18:02 by Megan Udy


Reminder - yearbook orders close this Friday, 16 November.

The 2018 yearbook will be available in a digital or printed hard-copy format for students in Years 9-12.  Please click here to complete the form (one form per family) if you wish to receive a yearbook.

PLEASE NOTE - Students in Year 13 and leavers who are heading on to tertiary study or employment will receive a complimentary digital copy of the yearbook and should only complete this form if they wish to receive a printed hard-copy. Hard-copies will be charged at the full price. 

The cost of the yearbook is below and will be disbursed to your school account:
Digital copy (supplied on a flash drive with extra digital content) - $25.00
Printed hard-copy collected from school - $50.00 ($55.00 posted to your address; $65.00 international postage)

Students can choose to collect their copy from the school reception or have it posted to them. Yearbooks will be available for collection at the conclusion of Junior Prize-giving in Week 9.

Please complete this form before Friday 16 November 2018.

Early Closure on the 22 November

posted 4 Nov 2018, 17:47 by Debbie Stevens

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 Thursday, 22 November 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 may use the library, which will be supervised by staff.  Should your daughter require supervision until 3.20 pm, please complete the Google Form by clicking here.

We apologise for any inconvenience this early closure may cause.

Mary Curran
Principal

DRIVER INDUSTRIAL ACTION - TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER 5am-11am

posted 21 Oct 2018, 21:43 by Debbie Stevens

We've been notified that Hamilton bus drivers will be taking industrial action on Tuesday 23 October between 5am and 9am, although there will be a knock on effect to services until around 11am. For more information regarding services affected, go to the Busit Facebook page or call 0800 205 305.

Last chance for sports sign-up

posted 18 Oct 2018, 17:26 by Debbie Stevens

This is the last call to sign-up for summer sport in Term 4 - we will be closing entries next week. Please note if you have signalled interest then you will still need to go onto EnrolMy and complete registration and payment to confirm your place.

Please click on the following link and follow the instructions for enrolment - https://enrolmy.com/waikato-diocesan

* Some sports may already be full and if this is the case then they will no longer be taking entries.

Sports on offer in Term 4 - Glow Fit Fitness training, Athletics, Basketball 3x3, Cricket, Inline Hockey, Multisport, Tennis, Touch, Volleyball, Water Polo, Sevens Rugby.

2018 Yearbook Orders

posted 17 Oct 2018, 13:01 by Megan Udy

The 2018 yearbook will be available in a digital or printed hard-copy format for students in Years 9-12.  Please click here to complete the form (one form per family) if you wish to receive a yearbook.


PLEASE NOTE - Students in Year 13 and leavers who are heading on to tertiary study or employment will receive a complimentary digital copy of the yearbook and should only complete this form if they wish to receive a printed hard-copy. Hard-copies will be charged at the full price.

The cost of the yearbook is below and will be disbursed to your school account:
Digital copy (supplied on a flash drive with extra digital content) - $25.00
Printed hard-copy collected from school - $50.00 ($55.00 posted to your address; $65.00 international postage)

Students can choose to collect their copy from the school reception or have it posted to them. Yearbooks will be available for collection at the conclusion of Junior Prize-giving in Week 9.

Please complete this form before Friday 16 November 2018.

Arts Awards Tickets On Sale

posted 15 Oct 2018, 12:35 by Debbie Stevens   [ updated 15 Oct 2018, 14:00 ]

Tickets for the Waikato Diocesan School School Arts Awards are now on sale at the School Shop until Friday October 18.

The Arts Awards Evening is a formal function at which we celebrate and acknowledge our top Arts students in the school.

The guest speaker this year is actor Ben Barrington currently starring in Shortland St as Dr Drew McCaskill.

The evening will be held on Friday 26 October 2018, in the Nancy Light Hall. Doors open at 6.30 pm and the award presentations will begin promptly at 7.00 pm. Tickets are $28 per person for everyone attending - parents, carers, family, students - this includes a light supper and non-alcoholic beverage.

The tickets for this event are now on sale at the School Shop (these are non-refundable). You can also ring the shop and pay over the phone  (07) 855 2038 ext 2766.

Sports Awards Tickets Now On Sale

posted 10 Oct 2018, 17:42 by Debbie Stevens

On October 24, we celebrate our 2018 sporting successes at the Dio Sports Awards. Tickets are now on sale at the school shop. Click here for more information and for a list of award winners.

Don't forget to sign-up for Term 4 Sports which is now available online via the following link - https://enrolmy.com/waikato-diocesan

A new feature for sports sign-up at Dio is that we will be taking credit card payments on the spot when you sign-up. We will require students to sign-up with their parents permission and credit card authorisation. This will be rolled out for all sports next year also.

Any queries, please contact the Sports Department - sports@wdsg.school.nz

Canteen Payments Online from Next Term - Important Information

posted 7 Oct 2018, 14:36 by Debbie Stevens

From the start of next term, the Monitor system will be used by students purchasing food from the school canteen. 

Monitor allows parents to load funds on to their daughter’s student identity card, which can then be used to pay for certain items at school.  Each identity card will hold a canteen account and a photocopying account.

The My Monitor website is now active. Please click here for detailed instructions on how to access and use My Monitor. Students will have their own My Monitor screen through which they will be able to view their account balances, but they will not be able to add value to the accounts.

Later today, you will be sent your login information. Please keep this in a secure place.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Rae Francis or Mrs Sara Kimpton in the school finance office -  phone (07) 855 2038.

Bus Drivers Industrial Action Tomorrow

posted 24 Sep 2018, 17:57 by Debbie Stevens

We’ve been notified that bus drivers will be undertaking industrial action tomorrow, Wednesday 26 September, from
5:30 am until 9:30 am.

Waikato Regional Council apologises for this disruption and is working closely with the bus company to keep as many services operating as possible. They are currently working on a timetable for tomorrow which will be shared on the below platforms as soon as it has been confirmed.


The Call Centre is open 24 hours on 0800 205 305.

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