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Important Dates to Pop in your Diaries

posted 4 Jul 2018, 20:05 by Debbie Stevens

Early Finish for Years 11, 12 and 13 Learning Conferences

To accommodate a large number of boarding parents that will attend our Years 11, 12 and 13 Learning Conferences (Parent/Teacher Interviews) school will close early at 2:30 pm on Friday 10 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 2:30 pm can use the library and will be supervised by staff. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

House Spirit Service

Our voluntary House Service for term three is on 2 September at 7:00 pm in the All Saints Chapel. All members of our community are encouraged to attend.

Dio Confirmation/Baptism Event

On Sunday 16 September, Archbishop Philip is joining us at Dio for an evening worship service.  This is an opportunity for students to be confirmed as members of the Anglican Church, and/ or to be baptised. 

To prepare for this event, Rev Jacqui will be offering some preparation sessions during a lunch break in Term Three, (weeks 4- 8) and also a day together (breakfast onwards) on the Sunday of the Confirmation/ Baptism event.

Please let her know if you are interested in your daughter/s taking part jpaterson@wdsg.school.nz 



House Singing 2018 - Important Information

posted 26 Jun 2018, 14:51 by Megan Udy   [ updated 26 Jun 2018, 17:35 ]


  • Date: Friday 29 June.
  • Time: Programme begins at 6.30pm and ends at approximately 9.15pm.
  • Student Reporting Time: All students must report to their House Leaders by 6.00pm for a full House warm up. Students must enter the arena via Entry 1 and the auditorium via Door C.
  • Venue: Claudelands Arena, Entry 2, Claudelands Events Centre, Corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton. Auditorium entry for the audience will be via Doors B (downstairs), I, and K (upstairs) 
  • Parking: Onsite Parking will be through Gate 4 Brooklyn Road and will cost $5 cash per vehicle. Street parking is free. Please allow time to get through peak hour traffic! Due to the recent wet weather, we are unable to park on the grass at Claudelands
  • Accessibility car parks: There are a number of parks available via Gate 1, Heaphy Terrace, approximately 80m from the Arena Plaza. Accessibility seating is available through Door B.
  • Transport: Boarders will travel by bus to the venue. Parents of day girls are responsible for organising their daughters’ transportation to and from the event. Students must be collected in person from the foyer/concourse area if their ride home is not attending the event.
  • Refreshments: Concession stands will be open to guests from 5.00pm-6.10pm. There are a number of items available including healthier options. Only food purchased on site may be consumed at the venue. Please do not bring commercial food or drink into the venue (ie McDonalds). Bag checks will take place by Claudelands security.
  • Raffle: The School Association will be doing a raffle on the night in the foyer, with proceeds going to Dio’s chosen charity for 2018, Catwalk Trust. Tickets at 3 for $5 and the raffle will be drawn just before the awards are announced. 
  • Seating: Doors will open at approximately 5.50pm. Guests will need to be seated by 6.25pm. Please bring your tickets with you
  • Tickets: Are $28 and can be purchased from the School Shop (8.15am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday) and by phone 07 855 2038 extn 2766
  • Uniform: Girls are to wear normal school winter uniform and observe dress code guidelines as per the student diary.
  • Attendance: A reminder to parents that all students are required to attend House Singing and a roll will be taken on the night. House Singing is a major and much-anticipated event in the school year.
Any further questions regarding House Singing should be referred to the Arts Administrator, Georgina Hewitt: arts@wdsg.school.nz


Only Eight Days to Go Until House Singing...

posted 21 Jun 2018, 14:19 by Debbie Stevens

Tickets are on sale now at the School Shop. Have you got yours?


And don't forget the Matariki Chapel Service tonight, 7:00 pm in the All Saints Chapel




Give Blood

posted 12 Jun 2018, 19:47 by Debbie Stevens

Did you know the New Zealand Blood Service needs to collect 3000 units of blood each and every week?  

Waikato Diocesan want to do our bit and have organised for the New Zealand Blood Service to be on site on Monday 2 July so that staff and students can donate blood. Prior to this,  the New Zealand Blood Service will be at school on the 22 June to educate students about donating blood and answer any questions they may have.  Students will then be able to book times to give blood. Donations will be made during the school day. Girls over the age of 16 who weigh at least 50kg are eligible to donate. (There is a final checklist that they will need to meet on the day of donation).

Donating blood is an easy and safe process and we would like to encourage as many students as possible to consider taking part. If you have any concerns about your daughter donating blood,  please discuss this with her or our school nurse nurse@wdsg.school.nz

House Singing Tickets On Sale Now At School Shop!

posted 7 Jun 2018, 19:20 by Debbie Stevens


Teachers Only Day - Friday 15 June

posted 6 Jun 2018, 21:00 by Debbie Stevens

A reminder that Waikato Diocesan School for Girls will be closed on Friday 15 June for a Teachers Only Day. Boarding students must be collected from their boarding houses by 5:00 pm Thursday 14 June.

Dio Confirmation/ Baptism Event

posted 5 Jun 2018, 20:18 by Debbie Stevens

On Sunday 16 September, Archbishop Philip is joining us at Dio for an evening worship service.  This is an opportunity for students to be confirmed as members of the Anglican Church, and/ or to be baptised. 

To prepare for this event, I will be offering some preparation sessions during a lunch break in Term Three, (weeks 4- 8) and also a day together (breakfast onwards) on the Sunday of the Confirmation/ Baptism event.

I call this time of preparation, and the service itself, an invitation into a 'Faith Journey'.  Therefore it is open to students who may already have been baptised/confirmed, but want to meet with others who are interested in developing their Christian faith further and also support those who want to make this commitment. 

Please let me know if you are interested in your daughter/s taking part jpaterson@wdsg.school.nz and I will keep you informed as details emerge.

Blessings
Rev Jacqui

Student Supervision for early close this Wednesday

posted 20 May 2018, 22:28 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 - mcornaga@wdsg.school.nz


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