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Sports Awards tickets on sale now!

posted 10 Oct 2018, 16:53 by Jane Schilov   [ updated 10 Oct 2018, 17:00 ]

Tickets to our Sports Awards evening are now on sale! Below you will find a list of those students who are receiving awards.

The Awards Evening is a formal function at which we celebrate and acknowledge our top sportspeople in the school. The awards presented during the evening include Junior Sports Blues, Senior Sports Blues, Sports Service Awards, all sports codes awards and the major awards including - Sportswomen of the year, Leavers Cup, All-rounder of the year, Junior Sports Award, Team of the Year and Sportsmanship Award.

The guest speaker this year is old girl and Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Tarryn Davey and we look forward to hearing about her experiences in the Black Sticks. 

The evening will be held on Wednesday 24 October 2018, in the Waikato Diocesan Gymnasium. Doors open at 6.00pm and the award presentations will begin promptly at 6.30pm. Tickets are $45 per person for everyone attending - parents, carers, family, students, and this includes a buffet meal and some alcohol 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). Please note the school shop will be open on Friday 12 October if you wanted to purchase tickets in the holidays.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this function to celebrate Waikato Diocesan Sport in 2018.

Sports Award Recipients 2018

Sports Awards and Blues Applications now open for Winter Codes!

posted 1 Aug 2018, 15:32 by Jane Schilov

In Term 4 we will be holding our annual Sports Awards evening which is an opportunity to showcase the wonderful sporting talent within our school. 

The awards presented during the evening include Junior Sports Blues, Senior Sports Blues, Sports Service Awards, all sports codes awards and major awards including - Sportswoman of the Year, Leavers Cup, All-Rounder of the Year, Junior Sports Award, Team of the Year and Sportsmanship Award.

We have now opened up the Sports Awards and Blues Application form for our winter sporting codes. The winter sport season and judging / performance period involves those winter codes that have taken place in 2018. The application for summer codes is now closed.

Please find our Blues Criteria attached below which will give you a guide on the benchmark for the Junior and Senior Blues Awards. You will also find the application form below which must be completed in order to be considered for awards. All applications will need to be received by 3pm, Friday 31st August 2018.

Sports Awards/Blues Application Form - Winter Codes 2018

NISS Road and Track Cycling Results

posted 11 Jul 2018, 16:09 by Jane Schilov   [ updated 11 Jul 2018, 16:24 ]

Over the weekend our cyclists took to the roads and the track to compete in the NISS Championships. Well done to all of you who competed and to those of you who gained a top three placing.

Team Time Trial
U20 Girls Team (Courtney King, Olivia King, Eva Parkinson, McKenzie Milne and Megan Spring) - 3rd

Road Race
U20 Girls - Olivia King - 3rd

U20 Girls - Eva Parkinson - 3rd

515m Scratch Race
U15 Girls - Jade Perry - 1st

2500m Scratch Race
U15 Girls - Jade Perry - 1st

5000m Scratch Race
U20 Girls - Courtney King - 3rd

U17 Girls - Megan Spring - 3rd

Team Pursuit
U20 Girls - Courtney King, Olivia King, Eva Parkinson and Hannah Quinlan - Silver

Team Sprint
U20 Girls - Courtney King and Olivia King - Silver

WaiBop Road Cycling Champs Results

posted 17 Jun 2018, 17:20 by Jane Schilov

In May we had a number of Cyclists compete at the WaiBop Road Cycling Champs at Paterangi in Te Awamutu. Well done to all who competed in particular we would like to acknowledge those who crossed the line in the top 3 for their age group at this event:


2nd - Nikita Coleman


1st - Olivia Gordon

2nd - Libby Wilson


1st - Megan Spring


3rd - Courtney King

For a full list of results then please click on the attachment below.

WSS Gymsports Results

posted 17 Jun 2018, 15:31 by Jane Schilov   [ updated 17 Jun 2018, 17:11 ]

The WSS Gymsports Champs were held in June and Waikato Dio sent seven students to compete in this event and they produced some great results! Congratulations to those girls who gained a top 3 placing in their division highlighted below. For a full list of results then please clink on the attachment below.

Kiera Wallis

1st - Double Mini Trampoline, Grade A Women

1st - Trampoline, Grade B Women

2nd - Tumbling, Grade B Women

Charlotte Ulyatt

3rd - Trampoline, Grade A Women

Isla McCabe

1st - Trampoline Grade C Women

3rd - Women’s Artistic Senior Competitive

Brooke Renner

2nd - Women’s Senior Competitive


WaiBop Cross Country Results

posted 7 Jun 2018, 16:33 by Jane Schilov

Our Cross Country runners headed to Taupo on Wednesday to compete in the WaiBop Cross Country Champs which was a great opportunity to run the course that the NZSS Champs will be held on. Our students as always did us proud and gained some fantastic results.

Below are the top 10 individual placings as well as our team results and you will also find attached a full outline of the results.

Year 9 Girls
Charlotte Ulyatt - 9th

3 Person Team (3 to score) - 2nd overall
6 Person Team (6 to score) - 1st overall

Junior Girls
Bree Scott - 8th 

3 Person Team (3 to score) - 2nd overall
6 Person Team (6 to score) - 2nd overall

Senior Girls 
Ele Barton - 5th
Emma Barton - 10th

3 Person Team (3 to score) - 1st overall
6 Person Team (6 to score) - 1st overall

BOP/MID Cross Country Results

posted 22 May 2018, 15:34 by Jane Schilov

In a first for Dio we took a team of runners over to Tauranga to compete in the Bay of Plenty / Mid Island Cross Country Champs which was an excellent warm up for our own WAIBOP Champs next week and then the NZSS Champs.

Being from out of the region we couldn't officially place in the event however we did come home with some excellent results. Well done to all involved! Below is an outline of the our top ten individual results and also our team results which is a combination of top three or top six individual placings:

Year 9 Girls
Hannah Hull 4th / 38 
Charlotte Ulyatt 6th / 38
3 Person Team (3 to score) - 2nd overall
6 Person Team (6 to score) - 1st overall

U16 Girls
Bree Scott - 8th / 27
3 Person Team (3 to score) - 2nd overall

Senior Girls
Emma Barton - 3rd / 23
Ele Barton - 4th / 23
Lucy Farrell - 5th / 23
Georgia Crane - 7th / 23
3 Person Team (3 to score) - 1st overall

Please click on the link below to view a full list of the results in each age group.

50th Anniversary of Auckland Dio Exchange!

posted 21 May 2018, 17:43 by Jane Schilov   [ updated 21 May 2018, 18:04 ]

This Friday we are excited to be hosting Auckland Dio in the 50th Anniversary of this Sports and Cultural exchange.

Auckland Dio will be welcomed with a Powhiri in the Chapel before the competition begins. The day will showcase our athletes as well as our debaters and choir. Last year Waikato Dio sadly did not retain the all important shield so we are hoping to win this back at home this year.

We would love to see our parents and supporters cheering us on and have included the programme below for your reference and the teams competing are listed below. Tea and Coffee for our parents and supporters will be available in the Sunshine Room (next to Hockey turf) throughout the day also. Play hard, play fair and go Waikato!
  • Premier Badminton
  • 1st XI Football
  • Junior A Football
  • 1st XI Hockey
  • 2nd XI Hockey
  • Junior A Hockey
  • Open A Netball
  • Development Netball
  • 11A Netball
  • 10A1 Netball
  • 9A1 Netball
  • Junior and Senior Debating

Auckland Dio Exchange Program 2018

NISS Swimming results are in and we came out on top!

posted 15 May 2018, 16:56 by Jane Schilov   [ updated 15 May 2018, 17:35 ]

Our awesome swimmers headed to Palmerston North last weekend to compete in the NISS Swim Champs and despite having a smaller team than usual they still excelled and took out top girls school and were equal top school overall! Well done to the following girls on your top three placings and to all our swimmers on this fantastic achievement!

Girls 14 and Under
Charlize Tordoff - 1st 100m Freestyle and Backstroke and 50m Butterfly and Freestyle
Hannah Morgan - 1st 100m and 200m Breaststroke, 1st 100m Backstroke and 1st 50m Breaststroke
Sarah Wilson - 3rd 200m Breaststroke and 1st 200m IM

Girls 15 and Over
Gina McCarthy - 1st 200m Breaststroke, 1st 200m Backstroke, 1st 200m IM and 1st 100m Backstroke
Grace Soo Choon - 3rd 50m Butterfly, 1st 200m Butterfly, 1st 100m Butterfly
Sarah Miller - 2nd 200m IM, 2nd 200m Butterfly, 2nd 100m Butterfly
Madison Chapman - 3rd 100m Freestyle

Relay Teams
Girls Freestyle Relay
1st - Gina McCarthy, Grace Soo Choon, Sarah Miller and Charlize Tordoff

Girls Medley Relay
1st - Gina McCarthy, Hannah Morgan, Grace Soo Choon and Charlize Tordoff
3rd - Ella Brock, Sarah Wilson, Kelly Lewis and Sarah MIller

For a full list of results please click on the attachment below.

School Cross Country - Thursday 17th May

posted 15 May 2018, 15:37 by Jane Schilov   [ updated 15 May 2018, 15:38 ]

Tomorrow we will be holding our annual school cross-country. This event will take place at Days Park, River Road, in Hamilton.

Students will have a normal school day and then will walk over to Days Park, under staff supervision, for a race start time of approximately
1:30pm. You are most welcome to attend as a spectator.

The outline for the day is below and we look forward to seeing you there!

Waikato Dio Cross Country 2018

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