Alumnae Association
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The Diocesan Alumnae Association was founded in 1911.

The Diocesan Alumnae Association (formerly known as the Old Girls’ League) encourages fellowship among alumnae of the School and fosters their continued association with Diocesan. It has almost 17,000 members worldwide.

The Associations’ primary role is fellowship and reconnecting friends from school days through an active reunion programme, Founders Day, networking events and other special events. The Association contributes financially to the school through scholarships and bursaries, and support for the School’s capital campaigns and is a main contributor to the Dio Today magazine.

Dio alumnae have representation on and enthusiastically contribute to every part of the school family, including the Board of Governors, the Heritage Foundation, members of staff, and the parents.

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Each year we welcome alumnae back to the School for their 10, 20, 30, 40 year out reunions. We host a one-year out reunion and a five-year out reunion annually. The School, in conjunction with the Association, host international reunions as arranged. All past students who attended Diocesan regardless of whether they completed their schooling at Dio or not are welcome. Invitations are sent well in advance – please ensure we have your correct details on record. To learn more contact [email protected].

Alumna Merita
Alumna Merita

The Alumna Merita awards were established in 1990 to give recognition to alumnae who have achieved a high degree of excellence in their chosen fields, and by their example are role models for the current Diocesan students. The awards are given for service to the particular area of expertise and are an extension of the School motto, Ut Serviamus, meaning ‘in order that we may serve’.

Women to Watch

Women2Watch is an opportunity to identify, acknowledge and celebrate the huge contributions – both national and global – being made by some of our 2,400 alumnae aged 35 and under. The Heritage Foundation and Alumnae Association, under whose auspices the Women2Watch event is run, believe it is a great opportunity to recognise those inspirational and talented women who are making their mark on the world and are Dio’s rising stars. These women are invited back to the School to share their experiences and learning with current students.

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Graduation Ball

The Alumnae Association enjoys hosting the Graduation Ball annually to recognise the transition of Year 13 girls from student to alumnae.

Diocesan Alumnae Association Committee

President Committee
Penny Tucker (MacDonald) Sarah Couillault (Willis)
Vice President Annabel French (Smaill)
Jenny Spillane (Orsborn) Sheryl Tan
Treasurer Lena Saad
Felicity Buche (Olson) Rachael Brand
Fellowship Secretary Danielle Harper (Benjamin)
Emily Steel (Houlker) Sarah Marie Liebmann (Gibbons)
Dio Today Editor Sarah Mackenzie (Macalister)
Deirdre Coleman Damaya Pasupati (Rasanathan)
Dio Today email: [email protected] Margaret Timms (Webster)
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Keeping in touch

We encourage all alumnae to share news, events and achievements and update their contact details. Please fill out the online staying connected forms.

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Contacting the committee

For information on our events, to submit an article for Dio Today or to contact a committee member,

Email: [email protected]
Post: Diocesan School Alumnae Association, PO Box 28382, Remuera, Auckland, 1541.

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Dio Today

We contribute to Dio Today, the School magazine issued twice a year and would be delighted to hear from you. Please email all submissions to [email protected].

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