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Sports Awards and Blues Applications now open for Summer Codes!

posted 18 Jun 2018, 14:33 by Jane Schilov   [ updated 18 Jun 2018, 14:41 ]

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 summer sporting codes. The summer sport season and judging / performance period runs from the start of Term 4, 2017 through to the end of Term 1, 2018 (Please note if you are Year 9 then you can only apply for any achievements gained in Term 1, 2018).

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 6th July 2018.

Sports Awards/Blues Application Form - Summer Codes 2018

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

2018 WSS Swimming Championships Results

posted 15 Apr 2018, 19:09 by Jane Schilov   [ updated 13 May 2018, 19:15 by Debbie Stevens ]

Congratulations to all our swimmers who were involved in the WSS Swim Championships which were held in Te Awamutu on 10th April. We would particularly like to acknowledge the girls
highlighted below on their top three placings. For a full list of results please click on the Results link at bottom of the page.

Girls 13 & Under
  • Laura Littlejohn - 1st 50m Breaststroke, 200m IM, 2nd 100m Breaststroke
  • Kelly Lewis - 2nd 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle, 3rd 100m Butterfly
  • Minnie Glover - 1st 50m and 100m Backstroke, 1st 100m Freestyle
  • Brooke Pyle - 1st 50m Freestyle, 2nd 100m and 200m Freestyle
  • Nikita Coleman - 3rd 50m Freestyle
Girls 14 & 15
  • Charlize Tordoff - 1st 50m Butterfly and 1st 50m and 100m Freestyle
  • Madison Chapman - 2nd 50m Butterfly, 3rd 50m Freestyle, 2nd 100m IM
  • Hannah Morgan - 1st 50m and 100m Breaststroke, 3rd 100m Backstroke
  • Holly Isaac - 1st 50m and 100m Backstroke
  • Sarah Miller - 1st 100m Butterfly, 2nd 200m IM and 200m Freestyle
  • Gina McCarthy - 1st 100m and 200m IM and 1st 200m Freestyle
  • Sarah Wilson - 3rd 200m IM, 2nd 100m Breaststroke

Girls 16 & Over
  • Grace Soo Choon - 1st 50m and 100m Butterfly, 1st 200m IM
  • Ella Brock - 1st 50m and 100m Freestyle
  • Teri MacDonald - 2nd 50m Freestyle

Relay Teams

Girls 14 & Under 100m Medley
  • 1st - Minnie Glover, Laura Littlejohn, Kelly Lewis and Charlize Tordoff
  • 3rd - Olivia Bayne, Xanthe Wainui-Mackle, Amelia de Lautour and Booke Pyle

Girls 15 & Over 100m Medley
  • 1st - Holly Isaac, Sarah Wilson, Madison Chapman and Ella Brock

Girls 14 & Under 100m Freestyle
  • 1st - Kelly Lewis, Hannah Morgan, Laura Littlejohn and Brooke Pyle

Girls 15 & Over 100m Freestyle
  • 1st - Ella Brock, Sarah Miller, Charlize Tordoff and Gina McCarthy
  • 3rd - Holly Isaac, Freya Sirl, Grace Soo Choon and Madison Chapman

Waikato Diocesan School Sports Awards 2017

posted 26 Oct 2017, 14:32 by Debbie Stevens


Georgia Agnew - Basketball


Awarded to senior students who have been involved for a number of years in one of the following areas:

Service to Sport - Umpiring
  • Sabina East
  • Annabelle Cadogan
  • Tiana Thompson
Service to Sport - Coaching
  • Cate Wilson
  • Darcy Hunter
  • Jaspriya Kang
  • Annabel Nesdale

Junior Blues (Years 9 and 10) in more than one sport

  • Ele Barton - Cross Country, Gymsports, Multisport and Hockey
  • Emma Barton - Cross Country, Gymsports, and Hockey
  • Lydia Ryan - Athletics and Waterpolo
  • Megan Spring - Cycling and Multisport
  • Charlize Tordoff - Multisport and Swimming
  • Freya Sirl - Rowing and Swimming
  • Junior Blues in one sport:
  • Athletics - Lucy Vellenoweth
  • Cycling - Jessica Clapcott and Jade Perry
  • Equestrian - Georgia Wyatt, Samantha Caldwell, Ellie Deane and Philippa Wallace
  • Football - Jordana Bremner and Rachel Major
  • Gymsports - Charlotte Collier, Caitlin Herlihy, Emma Wood, Kate Ward, Keely Gray, Amber
  • Hood, Ella Ankersmit, Helena White, Tara Hickmott, Bethany Collins, Rebecca Bartram,
  • Kimberly Wallace, Paris Pratt-Rink, Monte Draper Kidd and Sasha Burton
  • Hockey - Georgia Ronowicz and Emily Carlson
  • In-Line Hockey - Tuhi Hopa-Thomson
  • Multisport - Lucy Farrell
  • Rowing - Jessica Horrigan, Mia Coventry, Ava Dunn, Alanah Roberton, Teagan Knight and
  • Lucy Fullerton-Smith
  • Swimming - Hannah Morgan, Gina McCarthy, Sarah Wilson, Kelly Lewis, Holly Isaac
  • Tennis - Zoe Clapcott
  • Water Polo - Jessica Falconer, Jorja Scott and Mahinaarangi Jefferies

School Championship Trophies

The trophies for Swimming and Cross-country (re-awarded). The Athletics champions have been
selected based on the results from Central Zone Athletics.
  • Junior Champion: Lucy Vellenoweth
  • Intermediate Champion: Arden Mason
  • Senior Champion: Grace Ritchie
Ratcliffe Cup for Excellence in Secondary School Athletics: 
  • Grace Ritchie
  • Junior Champion: Kelly Lewis
  • Intermediate Champion: Gina McCarthy
  • Senior Champion: Grace Soo Choon
Wilson Trophy for Excellence in Swimming
  • Gina McCarthy
  • Junior Trophy: Lydia Ryan
  • Intermediate Trophy: Ele Barton
  • Senior Trophy: Grace Ritchie

Sporting Excellence Awards - for school sports codes

Flintoff/Reddy Trophy - Most Improved Badminton Player
  • Riley Ye
Badminton Cup - all-around Excellence in Badminton
  • Devon Bree
Agnew Cup - Most Improved Basketball Player
  • Maddison Hartley
Gresson Cup for the Most Outstanding Basketball Player
  • Harriet Berry
Canoe Polo
Stevenson Trophy for Contribution to Canoe Polo
  • Dana Kent
Trophy for Most Promising Player
  • Maddison Daly
Best and Most Improved Stunt Cheerleader
  • Kayley Donovan
Johl Cup Most Improved Cricketer in the 1st XI
  • Emily Rich
Neilsen Cup for the Most Outstanding Cricket Player
  • Georgina Harris and Lucy Boucher
Rauber Trophy for the Most Promising 1st Year Cyclist
  • Olivia Gordon
Cycling Academy Cup for the Most Improved Junior Cyclist
  • Megan Spring
Coaches Choice Award
  • Hannah Knighton
Cycle Time Cup for Excellence in Cycling throughout the Season
  • McKenzie Milne and Eva Parkinson
Bodle Family Trophy for most improved Junior Rider
  • Ellie Deane
Junior Rider Award - Junior rider who has accumulated the most points from her results at inter-school
  • Samantha Caldwell
Holt Cup for the Most Valuable Contribution to the Equestrian Club
  • Georgia Bodle and Fiona Wallace
The Gillian Simpson Award for the best individual performance in Equestrian
  • Anna Wilson
Lucy Thompson Trophy for the Most Promising Junior Football Player 
  • Emma Johnstone and Jordana Bremner
Trophy for the Most improved Football Player in the 1st XI
  • Felicity Bray
Shannon-Leigh Litt Cup for the Most Promising Football Player in 1st XI
  • Rachel Major
Focus Homes Cup for Contribution to Football
  • Annie Oxborrow
Stuart Robertson Golden Boot Award: Top goal scorer in the 1st XI
  • Lucy Boucher
Trophy for the Most Outstanding Football Player
  • Eva Kessels
The Most Valuable Contribution to Junior Hockey
  • Arna Morris
Wilson Trophy for most improved junior player (outside the 1st and 2nd XI)
  • Chloe Bennyworth & Aimee Lukin
Most Outstanding Junior Hockey Player 
  • Georgia Ronowicz
Bryant Cup for the Most Improved Hockey Player in 1st XI
  • Freya Pike
Gribble Cup for Contribution to Hockey
  • Jaspriya Kang
Trophy for the Most Outstanding Hockey Player
  • Annabelle Cadogan
Inline Hockey 
Most Improved Player
  • Teagan Knight
Most Outstanding Player
  • Maddison Daly
Most Outstanding Lacrosse Player
  • Gabi White
Colliers Cup for Excellence in Multisport Award
  • Hannah Knighton
Trophy for the Most Promising Year 9 Netball Player
  • Sophie Holten
Thompson Trophy for Most improved Year 9 Netball Player
  • Jasmine McKay
Gatland Trophy for Most Outstanding Year 9 Player
  • Isabella Reid
Hammill Cup for the Most Promising Year 10 Netball Player (in Year 10 competition):
  • Holly Isaac
Litt Cup for Most Outstanding Year 10 Netball Player
  • Alice Wilkinson
Trophy for the Most Promising Development Team Player 
  • Georgia McKay
Fairweather Cup for the Most Improved Netball Player in the Open A:
  • Charlotte Pyke and Harriet Berry
Priscott Cup for Contribution to Netball
  • Olivia Morgan
Caulton Cup for Excellence in Netball
  • Ali Wilshier
Junior Cup – donated by Marsh Family - Most successful Junior crew at under 15 or under 16 level in an eight, four or quad 
  • U16 4+ - Olivia Fellows-Ford, Kate Monkley, Rosanna Bedford, Holly Mills and Meg Scrimgeour (Coxswain)
Hodges Cup - The coxswain with most points based on starts; 1st, 2nd or 3rd throughout the full season.
  • Meg Scrimgeour.
De Groen Cup for Most successful Senior crew at under 17 or under 18 level, in a Four / Quad, open, novice or
lightweight for success at NISS and NZSS Championships
  • Novice 4+ - Sarah Martin, Cate Wilson, Katie Mackenzie, Georgia Kimpton and Emma Barker (Coxswain)
O’Leary Cup for Most Promising Novice Rower
  • Georgia Kimpton
Baker Cup for the most committed, reliable and enthusiastic sports person with a positive attitude
and responsible at boat loading and unloading
  • Emma Barker
Lisa Britton Cup for the rower with the most points based on starts- 1st, 2nd or 3rd throughout full season
  • Sophie Reeves
Krielen Cup awarded to a senior rower who has shown resilience, determination and commitment to
rowing over four years. They display good leadership, mentoring to the junior members of
the club, uphold the ideals of Dio Rowing and have achieved high-performance levels in their
own rowing.
  • Olivia Morgan
Jarvis Cup for Most Promising Skier
  • Zoe Ryan
Jarvis Cup for Most Outstanding Skier
  • Arabella Mitchell
Most improved novice squash player
  • Catherine Fincham
Bunn Cup for Most improved squash player in the top senior team
  • Aleisha Coombes
Bunn Trophy for the most outstanding squash player
  • Caitlin Evison
Hodgson Cup for Excellence in Tennis 
  • Grace McCartney
McCartney Cup for Excellence in Junior Tennis 
  • Zoe Clapcott
Touch Rugby 
Most Improved Touch Player
  • Rachel Mackenzie
Young Trophy for most outstanding touch player
  • Tiana Thompson
Thompson Trophy for most outstanding contribution to Dio Touch
  • Amreeta Singh
Most outstanding Volleyball player
  • Grier Gardyne
Water polo 
Trophy for the most promising Junior Water polo player
  • Jessica Falconer
Trophy for contribution to Water polo
  • Stevie MacDonald
Trophy for the most outstanding Water polo player
  • Teri MacDonald

Sporting Excellence Awards

These are awarded to students who have excelled on a national or international level in a sports code which is not an official Waikato Diocesan school sport or they do not compete on a school team. Because Dio is not involved in the coordination of their sport they do not qualify for School Blues Awards. With these awards, we recognise and acknowledge their outstanding achievements.
  • Brooke Mahaffey - Cheerleading
  • Nina White - Boxing
  • Zeta Hittmann - Rock Climbing
  • Alyxandra Jones - Snooker
We would also like to acknowledge our Get2Go team who are also not eligible for Blues as the team is combined with St Paul's Collegiate. The following students have qualified for the Get2Go Nationals which will take place on Great Barrier Island in December.
  • Arna Morris, Zeta Hittmann, Ele Barton and Emma Barton
Senior Blues (Years 11, 12 and 13) who have excelled in their sports code. 

The following girls are receiving Senior Blues in more than one sport

  • Grace Ritchie - Athletics and Cross-country
  • Harriet Berry - Basketball and Netball
  • Emily Irvine - Cross-country, Multisport and Swimming
  • Hannah Knighton - Cross-country, Cycling, Multisport and Swimming
  • Charli Herbert - Cycling and Multisport
  • Tiffani Hickey - Cricket and Netball
  • Georgia Bodle - Equestrian and Netball
  • Rosanna Bedford - Hockey and Rowing
  • Holly Mills - Multisport and Rowing
  • Sophie Reeves - Netball and Rowing
  • Abby Payne - Netball and Rowing
  • Olivia Fellows-Ford - Netball and Rowing

Senior Blues in one sport

Athletics: Arden Mason
Cricket: Hannah Foster, Katie Blunsdon, Lucy Boucher, Georgina Harris
Cycling: McKenzie Milne, Eva Parkinson, Courtney King, Olivia King
Equestrian: Nicole Rogers, Anna Wilson, Brianna Hayes
Gymsports: Lara Dashfield, Holly Anaru and Hannah King
Hockey: Annabelle Cadogan, Jaspriya Kang, Leah Slack, Silvie Irwin, Cate Wilson, Darcy Hunter and Olivia Bloor
Lacrosse: Harper Smith, Olivia McLennan
Multisport: Katie White
Netball: Kyla Abrahamson, Brooklyn Dunn, Mackenzie Foster, Olivia Morgan, Charlotte Pyke, Chelsea Whittaker, Ali Wilshier and Cara Wynne
Rowing: Georgia Clapcott, Georgia Kimpton, Kate Monkley, Meg Scrimgeour, Brooke Walden, Meg Walden and Pippa Wilson
Snowsports: Arabella Mitchell
Swimming: Jessica Chapman, Maddison Chapman, Sophie Lewis, Sarah Miller and Grace Soo Choon
Tennis: Grace McCartney
Touch Rugby: Tiana Thompson
Water Polo: Teri MacDonald and Sarah Jeffcoat

Major Awards

Junior Sports Cups

Awarded to students in each year level with the best all-round sporting record, worked hard in school PE, represented and excelled in at least one school sport and been fully involved in all aspects of the school sports programme.

Year 9 Sports Cup
joint winners - Hannah Morgan & Lydia Ryan
Hannah Morgan:
● Member of the 9A1 Netball team
● Receiving Junior Blues for Swimming. Excelled in Swimming:
● Winning Gold in the 50m breaststroke, 50m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke and 100m IM
relay at the Waikato Secondary Schools
● At North Island Secondary Schools Hannah won Silver in 200m backstroke, Gold in
50m breastroke and Bronze in 100m backstroke and most recently at NZ Secondary
Schools she took home a silver in 100m Breaststroke and Bronze in the 50m
● Hannah also won a silver medal at the WaiBop Teams Duathlon where she was the
Lydia Ryan:
● Member of the 9A2 Netball team
● Receiving Junior Blues for Athletics and Waterpolo
● Member of the U14A Waikato Waterpolo team
● Member of both our Senior A & Junior A Waterpolo team
● Junior Cross Country Champion
● 2nd place in the High Jump at Central Zone, WaiBop and North Island
Secondary Schools Athletics.

Year 10 Sports Cup
Ele Barton
● Receiving Intermediate Cross-country Championship Trophy
● Receiving Junior Blues for Cross-country, Gymsports, Hockey and Multisport
● Athletic Zone Team – 1st in 800m and 2nd in the 1500m
● Athletics NISS Team – 11th - Intermediate Girls 1500m
● Cross Country – WBOP Team placed 3rd at NZSS
● Triathlon – Waikato/BOP Team Champs – Gold
● Triathlon - NZSS Team won Gold in U16 age group
● Get to Go Challenge - team won and qualified for Nationals
● Hockey 2nd XI Team
● Gymsports - Part of the team which won NZSS Team Performance

Junior Sports Award
Gina McCarthy
Awarded to a junior sportswoman who has excelled in sport both at school and at regional or national level:
This year we have an outstanding recipient who has excelled in her chosen sport at both regional and national level including 11 gold medals at the NZSS Swim Championships. She has been awarded Junior Blues, the Wilson Cup for Excellence in Swimming and is our Intermediate
Swim Champion. She was part of the New Zealand Swim team which competed at the Australia Age group Swim Championships, where she won two silver medals and broke her own NZ record in the 400 IM.

Senior Sports Shield
The Senior Sports Shield is awarded to Year 13 students who have achieved their blues in their final year of school.
  • Grace Ritchie
  • Hannah Knighton
  • Tiffani Hickey
  • Hannah Foster 
  • Katie Blunsdon
  • Lara Dashfield
  • Hannah King 
  • Holly Anaru
  • Annabelle Cadogan
  • Jaspriya Kang
  • Katie White
  • Kyla Abrahamson
  • Brooklyn Dunn
  • Olivia Morgan
  • Ali Wilshier
  • Jess Chapman
  • Sophie Lewis
  • Grace McCartney
Fairplayer of the Year Award
Awarded to a senior student who plays a team sport and has shown the highest level of sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court/field and is voted for by the Sports Council
Annabel Nesdale
This year’s recipient has been a role model to all her peers this year. She always comes to training and games with a smile on her face and a positive attitude which rubs off on her teammates. She was the captain of the 2nd XI hockey team and a member of the Dio Red netball team who won their grade. She shows respect to her teammates and to her competitors and has also given back to sport at Dio over the years through coaching, including this year where she co-coached the Dio Red hockey team.

Student Umpire of the Year Award 
  • Sabina East
Sabina has been excelling as a Hockey umpire this season and has ticked off some fantastic achievements including:
- Waikato Secondary School A Grade Girls Final
- U15A Girls Tri Series
- U13 Development Girls Tri Series
- Club Women's Division 2 Final
- Waikato Secondary School B Grade Girls Final
- Intermediate A Grade Final
- 2XI Boys Tournament Semi-Final
- 2XI Boys Tournament Final
-Under 13 Collier Girls Tournament Final and was presented with the Best Umpire of the Tournament Trophy
- Umpired numerous school games including school exchanges, and rescheduled competition games.

Student Coach of the Year Award 
  • Hannah King and Holly Anaru
This year Hannah and Holly chose to step up into the role of coach for our Gymsports team of approximately 30 students when they really needed someone to. Hannah and Holly choreographed the routine, created the music, and organised the team in their own time out of school. They organised regular training in the dance room as well as booking sessions at other venues where they have the real gymnastics floor. They helped guide the team in all technical aspects and execution of the routine and they organised and bought the costumes and makeup. After lots of hours during lunch and before school training, the team's hard work paid off as they won the NZSS Gymsports Nationals for team performance. 

Sports Leadership Award
Awarded to a senior student who has made an exceptional contribution as a leader in one or more areas of sport.
  • Hannah Knighton
Hannah has been an outstanding role model and leader this year. Although she is extremely focussed on her own sporting goals, Hannah still puts significant time to all of the sport at Dio. This was evident when she was at the World Tri Champs and was still contacting the
sports office about the coordination of this awards evening and other events. Hannah’s quiet strength and passion for her sport rubs off on the girls. At events she always finds time to support others while also concentrating on her own performance, she is such a proud Dio girl
and her leadership of the sports council has been exceptional as she is highly organised, manages events well and is very inclusive ensuring all members are involved.

Hall of Fame

  • Hannah Knighton - Multisport
  • Grace Ritchie - Cross Country
Patterson Trophy for the Senior All-Rounder of the Year 
Awarded to the senior student in years 11, 12 or 13 who has the most outstanding achievements across a range of sporting endeavours. The recipient must have reached a high level in one or more codes and been involved in at least three sports.
  • Hannah Knighton
The Leavers Cup
Presented to the student leaving school with the best sporting record. This student has been active in many disciplines and gained outstanding success in at least one. She must also have been active over her whole sporting career and given something back to the school.
Hannah Knighton
out Hannah’s time at Dio she has excelled in a number of disciplines, Cross-country, Swimming, Cycling and Multisport. She has won numerous regional and national titles (too many to list in fact) as an individual and in the teams, she has been involved in. 

Chatfield Cup for Coaching Excellence
Awarded to a Dio team coach for all-around commitment and outstanding coaching ability
  • Jessie Taane, Julie Paterson and Dave Spring
This year we have jointly awarded this Cup. The recipients of this award have shown dedication and commitment to their teams through the season and have provided their teams with the skills and knowledge to perform and obtain results at the highest level.

Team of the Year Shield
Awarded for the most outstanding performance by a school sports team during the year.
  • Open A Netball Team
In the most participated sport in Secondary Schools, Sport Waikato were impressed with the level of achievement this team has made. In order to compete at the NZSS they had to qualify by finishing in the top six at the Upper North Island Secondary Schools Championships where over 100
teams compete playing 10 games over five days. The 4th place at this event saw them off to Nationals where they played the best schools from around NZ and finished 5th. The achievements of this team at both UNISS and NZSS are the best result our Open A has produced in 21 years and their placing at NZSS is the best result by a Waikato Secondary School in 13 years.

Sportswoman of the Year
Awarded to a senior student who has achieved North Island or New Zealand representative honours in the current sporting year and has achieved the most outstanding performance for the year. 
Hannah Knighton
-Member of our winning NZSS Cross-country 3 man Senior Girls Team
-Winner of the U20 Girls Criterium at NISS
-Captain of the Senior A Cycling Team who came 3rd at NISS in the Time Trial then went on to win the event at NZSS.
-Gold in the NZSS U19 Girls Individual Triathlon, Teams Triathlon (Cyclist), Mixed Tag Team -Triathlon, Girls Aquathlon, Girls Duathlon
-5th in the world at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam!

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