Our history
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Early in 1903, Bishop Moore Richard Neligan arrived in Auckland to begin his ministry as the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland.

Having considerable experience in education and eager to rally the Anglican community around a shared project, he decided to establish an Anglican school for girls modelled on the new British ‘high schools’.

Bishop Neligan’s vision was clear: “To offer, on sound clear simple Anglican lines, in a Diocesan School for Girls, the very best scholarship that can be found throughout the length and breadth of the Colony.”

Today, Bishop Neligan’s vision continues to inspire the holistic educational, spiritual and ethical approach we take to our students’ learning – from our Foundation Class to Year 13.

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The Archives

Diocesan maintains the collection of school records, uniforms past and present, artefacts and a large collection of photographs and documents. The Archives is open to staff, students and alumnae by appointment. For any archive-related enquiries, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Another way to view our archives is through our brand-new archives website which displays many treasures, including photos, videos, and publications such as past Dio Todays and Chronicles. To ensure you get the most out of the website, we encourage you to register and log in as a member to view our entire digital archives collection. By doing so, you will be able to tag and comment on items, save to your personal collections, and upload your own items to share with our community of members.

Click the button below to begin your journey down memory lane.

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