Wednesday 16 November, 2022
2022 Senior Prizegiving

Year 11 Awards

 

Academic Honours with Certificates for Top in Subject & Subject Excellence

 

Sydney Bell

Top in Subject Spanish

Jessica Druskovich

Top in Subject Accounting

Subject Excellence Biological Science

 Harriet Fletcher

Top in Subject Media Studies

Top in Subject Level 2 History

Subject Excellence English

Amelia Frear

Top in Subject Level 2 English

Top in Subject Level 2 Latin

Subject Excellence Level 2 Chemistry

Ruby Hollister

Top in Subject History

Danielle Wong

Top in Subject Classical Studies

Top in Subject Level 2 Mathematics with Calculus

Subject Excellence English

Subject Excellence Physical Science

Zoe Wong

Subject Excellence Mathematics

Amanda Yu

Top in Subject Design & Visual Communication

Top in Subject Drama

Top in Subject Visual Creative Arts B

Subject Excellence Science

 

Academic High Distinction with Certificates for Top in Subject & Subject Excellence

 

Alice Christie

Top in Subject Visual Creative Arts A

Subject Excellence Science          

Vanessa Huang

Top in Subject Latin

Top in Subject Physical Science

Lucy Kilgour

Top in Subject Science

Subject Excellence English

Casey Lam

Top in Subject Biological Science

Top in Subject Health Science and Psychology

Amelia McIntosh

Top in Subject Digital Technologies

Subject Excellence Science

Ella Millar

Subject Excellence English

Amy Shennan

Subject Excellence Mathematics

Sophie Tierney

Top in Subject Mathematics

Subject Excellence Science

 

Year 11 – Academic Distinction with Certificates for Top in Subject & Subject Excellence

 

Eva Cope

Top in Subject Sports & Exercise Science

Alexandra Fletcher

Subject Excellence English

Sophia Jackson

Subject Excellence Economics

Kanishka Kapadia

Subject Excellence Health Science & Psychology

Edith Li

Top in Subject Chinese

Subject Excellence English

Veronika Miller

Top in Subject German

Rita Price

Subject Excellence Mathematics

Olive Reynolds

May Wang

Hannah Wellington

Subject Excellence Mathematics

Imogen Worrall

Natasha Wu

Selina Yang

Rose Yuan

 

Year 11 Top in Subject Awards

 

Emma Imrutai

Applied Science

Jade Miller

Business Studies

Sophie Dillon-Price

Dance

Gillian Le

Economics

Maya Willis

English

Subject Excellence Drama

Jamie Cottrell

Food Design Technology

Hannah Thorpe

Geography

Alyssa Richardson

Material Design Technology

Catarina Young

Music

Meg McKinnon

Whaea Val Trophy for Year 11 Te Reo Māori

 

Subject Excellence Awards

 

Frances Revell-Devlin

Business Studies

Emma Maxwell

Media Studies

Lucy Paramore

Level 2 History

 

Special Awards

 

Amelia Frear

The Win Lewis Lamp for Latin

Ruby Hollister

Fiona Young Cup for Original Writing

Zali Fisher

National Art Supplies Award for Visual Arts

Hannah Wellington

Heritage Foundation Dio Arts Award

Amanda Yu

Arts Award

Kanishka Kapadia

Service Award

Chloe Luo

Sports Award

 

Year 12 Awards

 

Academic Honours with Certificates for Top in Subject & Subject Excellence

 

Christina Cai

Top in Subject IB Diploma Chinese A

Top in Subject IB Diploma English B

Top in Subject IB Diploma Psychology

Maisie Cavanagh

Top in Subject IB Diploma English A

Top in Subject IB Diploma Theatre

Lauren Chee

Top in Subject IB Diploma Biology

Top in Subject IB Diploma Chemistry

Charlotte Elliott

Top in Subject Accounting

Subject Excellence Chemistry

Subject Excellence Economics

Alexandra Graney

Vancouver Award for Outstanding Performance in Physics

Subject Excellence Mathematics Calculus

Subject Excellence Level 3 History

Rebecca Hounsell

Subject Excellence Physics

Subject Excellence Level 3 Mathematics Calculus

Aimee Schnuriger

Top in Subject Drama

Top in Subject Visual Arts Photography

Subject Excellence English

Samantha Smith

Jenna Veal

Subject Excellence Mathematics Calculus

Alex Wackrow

Top in Subject IB Diploma Economics

Top in Subject IB Diploma Japanese

Top in Subject IB Diploma Mathematics

Top in Subject IB Diploma Physics

Top in Subject IB Diploma Visual Arts

Candice Yuan

 

Academic High Distinction with Certificates for Top in Subject & Subject Excellence

 

Grace Allan

Nina Fisher

Top in Subject Level 2 Biology

Tessa Hickin

Top in Subject Food Design Technology

Subject Excellence Mathematics Statistics

Maia Hunter

Top in Subject IB Diploma History

Lucy Nevill

Alice Sharpe

Top in Subject IB Diploma French

Olivia Turnbull

Top in Subject Level 2 Economics

Top in Subject Level 2 Spanish

Pascale Vincent

Top in Subject Business Studies

Top in Subject Design & Visual Communication

Subject Excellence Biology

Subject Excellence English

Jessica Wang

Victoria Wright

Top in Subject Level 2 Chemistry

Subject Excellence Level 2 Biology

 

Academic Distinction with Certificates for Top in Subject & Subject Excellence

 

Lucy Blanchard

Subject Excellence Sports & Exercise Science

Eleanor Christiansen

Isobel Fletcher

Danielle Foster

Top in Subject Digital Technologies

Sienna Kirk

Top in Subject Sports & Exercise Science

Simonie Lam

Top in Subject Japanese

Sherry Liu

Top in Subject Geography

Top in Subject Mathematics Statistics

Bharathi Manikandan

Honour Mitchell

Juliet Nasrabadi

Top in Subject German

Sophie Shuttleworth

Subject Excellence English

Olivia Smithies

Top in Subject French

Sydney Sparks

Eva Wen

 

Top in Subject Awards

 

Yoyo Shao

IB Diploma Chinese B

Eleanor Tenbensel

IB Diploma French ab Initio

Georgia Broadbent-Berge

IB Diploma Film

Bonnie Lin

IB Diploma Geography

Larissa Lau

Chinese

Emma Herrick

Classical Studies

Cleo Foster

Dance

Tourism

Lizzie Shapland

English for Literacy

Billie Frecker Netten

Health Science and Psychology

Maia Souloglou

Material Design Technology

Georgia Haskell

Mathematics

Rosa Willis

Media Studies

Kaea Heke

Music

Frances Hunt

Te Reo Māori

Bo Alpe

Visual Art Design

Taylah Wood

Visual Art Paint

Mala Campbell

Visual Art Print

 

Subject Excellence Awards

 

Isabelle Hitchen

Business Studies

Jessica Barclay

English

 

Special Awards

 

Frances Hunt

Erina Murphy Memorial Prize for Te Reo Māori

Rosa Willis

Angela Edgington Cup for Excellence in Historical Research Level 3

Aimee Schnuriger

Rosey Eady Prize for Photography Year 12

Xanthe Williams

National Art Supplies Award for Visual Arts

Victoria Wright

Heritage Foundation Dio Arts Award

Bharathi Manikandan

Arts Award

Samantha Smith

Service Award

Lizzie Shapland

Sports Award

Georgia Burns

Senior Ko Tātou Cup

Christina Cai & Alexandra Graney

The Heritage Foundation Dorothy Shrewsbury Bursary. This bursary is awarded to the Top Academic Student in Yr 12  

Doris Jiang

EY Visual Arts Prize. EY have a strong relationship with Diocesan and wish to recognise artistic excellence through this prize.

 

Alumnae Association Awards

 

The Mary Pulling Award recognises students who show potential and an outstanding contribution to the School in a wide range of areas.

Lia David 

The Mary Pulling Award Year 11

Aniva Clarke 

The Mary Pulling Award Year 12

Eleanor Tenbensel 

The Ethel Sandford Bursary for Music

 

Academic Scholarships – Year 11 

Sydney Bell

Amelia Frear

Ruby Hollister

Zoe Wong

Amanda Yu

 

Academic Scholarships – Year 12

Christina Cai

Alexandra Graney

Rebecca Hounsell

Alex Wackrow

  

Arts Scholarship

Elizabeth Peters

 

Principal’s Awards – Year 11

Alexandra Fletcher

Charlotte Hannah

Emma Imrutai

Gillian Le

Sienna Payne

Riley Shrive

Ruhani Thakur

May Wang

 

Principal’s Awards – Year 12

Grace Allan

Felicity Bannatyne

Jessica Barclay

Georgia Broadbent-Berge

Georgia Haskell

Sydney Sparks

Maddison Tongue

Grace Wellington

 

Principal’s Awards – Year 13

Alyssa Callander

Josephine Christie

Sophie Gardiner

Piper Grammer

Millie Quin

Bethany Simmonds

Caitlin Tam

Sunny Zhang

 

 

Year 13 Awards

 

Academic Honours and Subject Excellence Awards

 

Sahaana Arunachalam

Subject Excellence Chemistry

Amie Cummack

Erica Hu

Ella Riley

Subject Excellence Economics

Lucy Russ

Subject Excellence English Written Language

Erin Zhang

Subject Excellence Mathematics with Statistics

 

Academic High Distinction and Subject Excellence Awards

 

Josephine Christie

Phoebe Duncan

Harriet Johnston

Eno Li

Holly Mulligan

Katie Parr

Anastasia Sun

Caitlin Taylor

Sunny Zhang

Subject Excellence Biology

  

Academic Distinction and Subject Excellence Awards

 

Annica Bendall

Amelia Brawn

Holly Crausaz

Emma Cunningham

Hazel Faire

Anna Hare

Wesley Keane

Gabriella Organ

Subject Excellence English Visual & Oral Language

Emma Parton

Millie Quin

Mia Reid

Erika Sessatid

Lucy Tucker

Sophia Winstanley

Karina Zhu

Subject Excellence Business Studies

 

IB Diploma Awards

 

Annica Bendall

Diploma English A

Diploma French

Joy Kim

Diploma Korean A

Sienna Zhang

Diploma Chinese B

Diploma Arts

Anastasia Sun

Diploma German

Diploma Japanese

Diploma Geography

Caitlin Taylor

Diploma Spanish

Erika Sessatid

Diploma French ab Initio

Diploma Biology

Erica Hu

Diploma Economics

Diploma Chemistry

Diploma Mathematics

Lucy Tucker

Diploma History

Hannah Bell

Diploma Physics

 

IB Diploma Learner Profile Award

Daniella Kassir

 

NCEA Top in Subject Awards & Special Awards

 

Karina Zhu

Accounting Award

Clementine Buchanan

Turnbull Cup for Senior Art

Martha O’Keefe

Photolife Art Design Award

Charlotte Barclay

Business Studies Award

Amie Cummack

Heritage Foundation Lady Reeves Prize for Biology

Kim Percy Cup for Excellence in Chemistry

Vancouver Award for Outstanding Performance in Theoretical & Practical Physics

MacCormick Mathematics Cup for Excellence in Mathematics

Lucy Russ

The Alastair Fleming Memorial Classical Studies Award

Lindsay Cooper Cup for Latin

Mathematics with Statistics

The Philosophy, Religion & Ethics Award

Natasha Levene

Dance Award

Alexandra Young

National Art Supplies Design & Visual Communication Award

Caitlin Tam

Digital Technologies

 Riya Raniga

Drama Award

Katie Parr

Economics Award

Josephine Christie

English Visual/Oral Language Award

Media Studies Award

Wesley Keane

English Written Language Award

Matilda Fletcher

Technology – Fabrics Award for Innovation in Design

Jacinta Kelly

The Johnson Cup for Food Design Technology

Peta Clark

Geography Award

Heritage Foundation Perdita Barclay Prize for Original Research in Geography

Gabriella Organ

History of Art Award

Sophia Winstanley

History Award

Poulgrain Prize for Modern Languages

Erin Zhang

The Denise Atkins Cup for Excellence in Health Education

Religious Studies Award

Madeleine Seymour

Hospitality & Food Technology cup donated by Margaret Hay

Haylie Wong

One Tree Hill Borough Award for Progress in Japanese

Ruby Helm

Mathematics

Sahaana Arunachalam

Mathematics with Calculus

New Zealand Institute of Physics Award for Outstanding Contribution to Year 13 Physics

Sophie Brosnahan

Music Award

Elyse Neill

Sally Symes Award for Excellence & Innovation in Photography

Zoe Yin

The Anna Elvery Award for Excellence in Physical Education

Sophie Gardiner

Tourism Award for Overall Excellence & Commitment to the Tourism Course

Jocelyn Cheung

English Language Award for Learners of English as another language

Penny-Ana Clarke

Heritage Foundation Elizabeth Webb Memorial Prize for Writing

Madeline Robinson

National Art Supplies Award for Excellence in Visual Arts

 Eno Li

Heritage Foundation Patricia France Award for Literacy in Fine Arts

Zambia Neely

Ara Lodge  No. 348 Irish Constitution Fine Arts Award

Annabel Gilliam Cairns

Grayson Cup for Leadership & Initiative

Lucy Tucker & Phoebe Duncan

Heritage Foundation Beale Awards for Service to the School

Harriet Johnston

Lawson Cup for Excellence and Commitment in Music

Harriet Johnston & Mia Reid

The Imogen Wells Award for Outstanding Performance in the Arts

Ella Riley

The Rosey Eady Cup “Making a Difference” in the Arts

Emma Parton

The David Gordon Cup for Commitment and Excellence in the Arts

Natasha Levene & Keltie-Kewan Young

Averill Award for Services to Performing Arts

Chantelle May

Heritage Foundation Cropper Prize for Senior Art

Service Award

Chantelle May & Sienna French

Del Hooper Award for Outstanding Individual Sporting Achievement

Juliet Harland

Vicki Hearfield Cup for initiative, enthusiasm, and passion for chosen sports

Sophie Gardiner

Allison Roe Award for Service to Sport

Millie Quin

Barbara Kissling Cup for Premier Sportswoman of the Year

  

Scholarships

 

Hannah Bell has been awarded a scholarship to San Diego State University. She will be playing water polo and studying physics.

Millie Quin has been awarded a scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley She will also be playing Water Polo.

 

Waikato University Academic Excellence and Leadership Scholarship

Maddie Kelso-Heap

 

Victoria University Tangiwai Scholarships

Emma Cunningham

Evelyn Kerse

Sophia Winstanley

 

Victoria University Raukaraka Scholarship

Ella Riley

 

University of Canterbury Hiranga Scholarships

Amelia Brawn

Clementine Buchanan

Josie Christie

Peta Clark

Isabella Cleary

Phoebe Duncan

Amelia England

Sienna French

Estie Hamilton

Ella Hanton

Sara MacGillivray

Arunika Mathur-Saini

Elyse Neill

Emma Parton

Caitlin Tam

Alexandra Young

Olivia Hardie

 

University of Canterbury Horomata Scholarship

Olivia Hardie

 

University of Canterbury Kaitoko Maori Scholarship

Grace Hilton-Jones

 

University of Otago New Frontiers Excellence Entrance Scholarship

Charlotte Barclay

Emily Cole-Baker

Shreeya Daji

Juliet Harland

Natasha Levene

Lily Loveridge

Martha O’Keefe

Meg Zame

 

University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

Hazel Faire

Eve Finlayson

Anna Hare

Riya Raniga

 

University of Otago Māori Entrance Scholarship

Tiare Hansen

Faith Tupuhi

Maia Scott

 

University of Otago Pacific Entrance Scholarship

Karla Stevenson

 

University of Otago Performance Entrance Scholarship

Mia Barker

Lauren Bachelor

Lucia Partigliani

Lucy Shennan

 

University of Otago Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship

Mimi Chokkanapitug

Erica Hu

Sarah Wong

 

University of Otago Academic Excellence Scholarship

Lucy Russ

  

The University of Auckland Faculty of Arts Award

Kate Skinner-Spence

 

The University of Auckland Top Achievers Scholarship

Sunny Zhang

Amie Cummack

 

Dame Rosie and Michael Horton Prize Awarded annually to a year 13 student who, despite challenges, has succeeded in her schooling and in the wider life of the school.

Alyssa Callander

Emily Cooper-Davies

 

The Hassall Deputy Head Prefect Cup for Leadership commitment and dedication to Diocesan School for Girls

Ella Riley

 

The Hassall Head Prefect Cup for Leadership commitment and dedication to Diocesan School for Girls

Emma Parton

 

Head Prefect & Deputy Head Prefect for 2023

The Deputy Head Prefect for 2023 is Samantha Smith

The Head Prefect for 2023 is Aniva Clarke

 

Eliza Edwards Memorial Award awarded to a student leaving the School who throughout her schooling has contributed to many school activities, shown high personal standards, and has exhibited the qualities inherent in the foundation of the School

Lola Wood

Lola is an outstanding young woman; intelligent, articulate and a natural leader whether that be as Selwyn House Leader or on the football pitch with the 1st XI.  Lola makes others around her feel important and through her commitment and deeds, peers have recognised and appreciated the huge contribution she has given to them and to Dio. Lola is kind and empathetic, always approachable and a tremendous role model to younger students. This award is named after former Principal Eliza Edwards and the qualities that define it are etched on the window at the back of the School Chapel. Lola embraces those qualities – ‘Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Goodness, Kindness, Humility, Faithfulness and Self-Control’.

 

Proxime Accessit to the Dux

Ella Riley

Ella has spent all her years of education thus far at Diocesan, and in that time she has fully embraced every opportunity she has been offered. This year Ella has been Deputy Head Prefect, where she has led the school with enthusiasm, maturity and with clear communication. It is inspiring that Ella has maintained outstanding academic results alongside her leadership responsibilities and her contribution to the wider life of the school, principally in the Arts. Ella is a member of the Symphony, Dio Cantoris, the Shakespeare Festival, St Cecilia Singers and the Concert Band. Ella’s academic talents extend across the curriculum from Drama to Biology, from Statistics to English. That broad ability and enjoyment of a range of subjects means that her future can take her multiple directions. Ella is and outstanding Dio graduate who is heading to Victoria University next year with a Raukaraka Scholarship.

 

Dux

The IB Dux for 2022 is Erica Hu

Erica has completed the Diploma with distinction this year, and we expect her final score to be well in excess of 40 points out of the possible 45. Erica is prepared to put in 100% effort and her teachers note her willingness and self-discipline to continually challenge herself to achieve at the highest level. The creativity, activity and service (CAS) requirement of the Diploma challenges students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning. This was most evident in Erica’s effort to learn Braille and make a card game for blind people. This demonstrated her commitment to the service aspect of this course. Erica also sought opportunities to challenge herself such as working with children to teach them science. Outside of the classroom Erica is fully involved in the instrumental music programmes, particularly the Orchestra and the Symphony. Erica will study at the University of Otago with a Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship in 2023.

 

The NCEA Dux for 2022 is a joint award to Amie Cummack and Lucy Russ

Amie is no stranger to academic success. Since arriving at Diocesan in year 7 Amie has crossed the stage many times to receive awards across a range of academic subjects, culminating in the joint NCEA Dux tonight. Her teachers use words like exceptional, focussed, committed and perceptive to describe her, but what they most appreciate from Amie is her willingness to question and her intelligent contributions in class that raise the level of the discussion for everyone. This year Amie was one of 25 students in NZ who attended the training camp for the NZ Bio Olympiad, a magnificent achievement that recognised her love of the Sciences. Amie has been the Academic Prefect this year and she has risen to the challenge of leading the council with good humour, collaborative leadership and approaching challenges with bravery and bold risk taking – always a bonus in the COVID environment. Alongside her outstanding academic success Amie has been a long-term member of the Kapa Haka, Handbells, Dio Cantoris and the DioVersity group.  Amie heads to the University of Auckland next year on a Top Achiever’s Scholarship.

Lucy is a Dio Champion in more ways than one – not only has she been at Diocesan for all of her schooling, she has excelled academically. Her year 1 report complimented her on being able to count forwards and backwards to 20, by year 13 she has shown the rare ability to succeed at the highest level across all areas of the curriculum, having completed level 3 courses in English, Languages, Sciences, Mathematics and Social Sciences. Lucy showed us just how talented she is by receiving her GOLD Scholars’ award this year after achieving 3 scholarship passes as a Year 12 student in 2021. This is a feat normally achieved as a year 13 student. Lucy’s teachers are in awe of the breadth and depth of her knowledge, but also with her willingness to debate and question wider concepts. Most importantly Lucy’s strong moral compass guides her and enables her to consider a wide number of views and perspectives. Lucy has been heavily involved in the wider life of the school in debating and mooting, as a Chapel reader, as part of National winning cross country and orienteering teams and this year led the Ethics Council as their Prefect.  Lucy has been awarded an Academic Excellence Scholarship from the University of Otago for 2023.

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