Waikato Diocesan School for Girls is a state-integrated Anglican school with a roll of around 650 students. Our school has well-established traditions of excellence and is widely recognised as one of the highest performing schools in New Zealand, with an
At Waikato Diocesan, we make the Dio difference developing young women who make a worthwhile contribution to our society, in their careers and their families. Our students are guided to develop deeply held spiritual values as well as a broad range of knowledge, skills and interests.
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, Waikato Diocesan has an 82 percent participation rate in team sport compared with the national average of around 53 percent.
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 2018 include:
84% students participated in sport at Dio in 2018, this is a 2% increase on 2017
Cue Sports - 3rd at NZSS Champs
Cycling - 2 silvers and 3 Bronze at NZSS Road Cycling Champs as well as 2 Golds at the National Track Championships
Rowing - 4 Golds, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze at NZSS Rowing Champs as well as top coxswain overall
Swimming - Winners of the Relay Cup at NZSS Swimming Champs and 2nd girls school overall
A significant number of New Zealand representatives across a number of sporting codes
Netball, Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Basketball, Rowing, Equestrian, Cycling, Tennis, Cricket and many more.