Whichever sport your daughter chooses we have the team and the resources to make sure she can get out there and achieve her personal best. Our Sport Department provides access to outstanding leaders and sports coaches including Sports Managers Katie Glynn ( ex-Black Sticks and Commonwealth Games medalist), Angie Winstanley-Smith (Coach of the NZ Waterpolo team, Great Britain representative in Swimming and Waterpolo) and James Mortimer (NZ representative at the Commonwealth Games in Hurdles and Sprint).
Dio offers over 30 co-curricular sports codes catering for both participation and high performance athletes. Our three key priorities in sport are participation, competition and high performance. More than 85 per cent of students take part in our sports programme and Diocesan boasts a rich history of success across a range of sports codes. Our participation philosophy is ‘more girls, more active, more fun, more often’. We also want our students to become passionate about their chosen sport and many take it to regional, national and international championship level.
Our Sports Department
Fair play and sportsmanship
We promote and encourage fair play and good sportsmanship at all sporting events. Led by our Director of Sport, our specialist staff and outside specialist coaches create and modify programmes to meet individual students’ sporting needs based on their ages and abilities, guiding our girls to make great sporting choices.
Dio embraces modern training methods to cater to the evolving interests of active young people. Our state of the art Aquatic Centre is a valuable year-round facility that enables students to experience a wide choice of water sports. The multi-purpose artificial sports turf provides exciting opportunities for girls, with regular competitive fixtures, training and activities held on the Diocesan campus.
Nurturing the gifted and talented
The Gifted and Talented Athlete Programme delivers education and programmes that develop players, and provides a pathway for them to achieve at the highest possible level. We also provide opportunities for coaches and officials to add to their expertise. Sport at Diocesan is well supported by Dio Sport, parents and teachers, enabling our students to participate in a wide variety of sports trips, competitions and events and we foster strong links with clubs and regional organisations.
All sports information can be found on Sportsground