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Curriculum and teaching that engages

Waikato Diocesan School's range of subjects and challenging educational experiences are designed to meet and extend the needs of students. At Dio we see school as a place to seek and build knowledge, explore new ideas and work to achieve the highest possible standards. 

Dio students perform admirably when compared with national averages and across all year levels. While such national bench-marking is important, our primary goal is to challenge each student to achieve at the highest level of which she is capable.

Field trips, visiting speakers, national and international competitions, access to technology and e-learning, and excellent teaching resources all enhance the learning experiences of our girls. Every opportunity is taken to give students real-world experiences and hands-on tasks as part of their learning.

Staff expect all students to extend themselves to reach their full potential, in an environment of healthy challenges. 

The learning needs of gifted and talented students are accounted for in personalised advanced learning programmes, and elite senior academic students are invited to join the Scholars mentoring programme.

Our Learning Support Team, whose role is to meet the remedial learning needs, especially in literacy and numeracy, support the learning extension needs of individual students.

At each level girls are mentored through course selection, goal setting, learning needs, time management and study skills.

All students follow a programme of Religious Studies and Physical Education and Health as these elements are at the core of educating the whole student at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls.

Parent/Teacher Interviews (Learning Conversations)

Appointments to meet the teachers and have learning conversations are made using an online booking system. Instructions on how and when to book  interview times are sent home in a letter and via email before the online booking times open. 

If you have any questions about our Parent Teacher interview process, contact:
Jackie Smith, Assistant Principal
Phone: 07 8552038 ext 2718

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Debbie Stevens,
23 Aug 2016, 14:45