To achieve excellence in sport and physical activities within a caring and rewarding atmosphere at all levels.
Preparing confident, resourceful and resilient young women to lead healthier and active lifestyles.
To identify, develop and support gifted, talented and elite sportswomen at WDSG.
To develop among all students a passion to participate in and give their best in sport at WDSG.
In striving for excellence in the sporting arena, we will not only aim to produce athletes of the highest quality, but aim to develop other qualities in our sportswomen such as courage, empathy, integrity, tolerance and respect.
To strategically develop a sporting plan in order to successfully compete and eventually win Waikato, North Island and NZ titles.
Waikato Diocesan has a fine reputation for its excellence in sport. A wide range of individual and team sports allows every student to find an activity she enjoys and to be physically fit. We cater for all students regardless of age, ability or aptitude. In fact, on most weekends throughout the year our students are out and about living the sports vision. Waikato Diocesan had a 76% participation rate in sport compared with the national average of 46% in 2020.
We have around a range of sports codes available from netball, hockey, football, lacrosse and basketball to rowing, equestrian, cycling, tennis, cricket and water polo.
Top facilities and expert teachers and coaches help our students to discover their interests and nurture their talents across all levels.
Many of our students have gone on to represent their city, region and country in their chosen sporting codes.
Excellence in Sport
Waikato Diocesan has a fine reputation for its excellence in sport. Some of our highlights for 2020 include:
Swimming - Winners of the Relay Cup at NZSS Swimming Champs and Top Girls School overall
NZSS Grand Champion Cheerleading Team
Athletics - NZSS Champs 4 x Silver and 1 x Bronze medals
Rowing - 4 x Golds, 2 x Silver and 2 x Bronze medals at NISS Champs
A significant number of New Zealand representatives across a number of sporting codes
76% of students participated in sporting activities at Dio in 2020