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Waikato Diocesan School for Girls is a state-integrated Anglican school with a roll of around 670 students, including 160 boarders. Our school has well-established traditions of excellence and is widely recognised as one of the highest performing schools in New Zealand, with an enviable record of academic, sporting and cultural achievements.

Educating Young Women

There are many advantages to young women being educated in girls' schools where there are no expectations to fulfil traditional gender stereotypes in the subjects that they study, the activities they participate in or the careers they pursue. Girls' schools create a culture of strong academic achievement and students that engage in more healthy competition and risk-taking - skills that are advantageous for leadership and life success.


Boarding opportunities for girls are part of the special character of Waikato Diocesan School for Girls and boarding is embedded in the charter and vision for the school. Boarder families send their daughters to Waikato Diocesan for many reasons: the boarding experience, the all-round education, the special character, and the family atmosphere.


Waikato Diocesan is a welcoming, vibrant and dynamic school with high standards: a community of teamwork and participation with an excellent record of achievement. We have confidence in our young women and we are committed to ensuring that they are fully supported in their learning journeys.
Applications for Year 9 students close at 5.00pm on the last day of April each year. Interviews are conducted and places confirmed by the end of Term Two.

Arts and Sport

The arts are an integral part of school life – whether it is performing or producing art for public performances or exhibitions, or simply for personal fulfilment and enjoyment, we believe that creativity is a vital part of education.

We have a range of sports codes available from netball, hockey, football, lacrosse and basketball to rowing, equestrian, cycling, tennis, cricket and water polo.