Our Motto

  • Veritate – By Truthfulness
  • Simplicitate – By Straightforwardness
  • Fidelitate – By Loyalty

Our school seeks to cultivate an awareness of God, care for oneself and one another; compassion for the needy and care for creation.

Mission Statement

To achieve excellence in education within a caring family atmosphere under the influence of the standards and practices of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia.

Our Vision

Preparing confident, resourceful and resilient young women to make a positive difference in their world.


Underpinning all that we do at Dio is the Anglican faith. One of the ways that we support this is through our understanding and putting into action of our Dio values of Courage, Empathy, Integrity, Tolerance, Respect and Diligence:

Kia maataatoa – to be courageous
Kia ngaakau aroha – to show empathy
Kia ngaakau pono – to have integrity
Kia ngaakau mahaki – to show tolerance
Kia ngaakau whakaute – to uphold respect
Kia pukumahi – to demonstrate diligence

Over the five years that our students spend with us, we explore our themes through the context of these values, which underpin everything that we do. 

Our Goals

  • Learning
    • Our girls: Provide learner-centred programmes that meet the needs and aspirations of all girls and inspire a passion for lifelong learning.
    • Our people: Attract, develop and retain inspiring staff who are mentors and facilitators of powerful learning and living.
  • Growing: Foster the physical, cultural, personal and social development of each girl.
  • Connecting: Engage meaningfully with the wider school community and other local, regional, national and global communities
  • Resourcing: Develop, maintain and effectively utilise physical and financial resources to support the school's strategic goals, ensuring long-term sustainability and on-going development.
  • Nurturing: Provide a safe,caring and supportive Christian environment where all members of the school community are valued and respected, and shaped by our values in an Anglican context.
  • Special Character: The special character of the school will underpin all aspects of school life and relationships.
    • The revised statement of special character will be widely shared and explored, and readily accessible in public forums
    • Faith and resilience will be encouraged as the cornerstones of good character
    • The school motto will be unpacked and given school-wide prominence