Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland

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Diocesan School for Girls
Diocesan School for Girls (Auckland) logo.svg
Address
Clyde Street
Epsom
Auckland
New Zealand.

Coordinates 36°52′48″S 174°46′47″E / 36.8801°S 174.7797°E / -36.8801; 174.7797Coordinates: 36°52′48″S 174°46′47″E / 36.8801°S 174.7797°E / -36.8801; 174.7797
Information
Type Private, Girls, Composite (Year 1–13) with boarding facilities
Motto Latin: Ut Serviamus
Denomination Anglican
Established 1903
Ministry of Education Institution no. 67
Principal Heather McRae
School roll 1303[1] (March 2014)
Socio-economic decile 10
Website

Diocesan School for Girls (Dio) is a private girls' school in Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand. It is consistently a top-achieving school nationally. The school is Anglican-based and was established in 1903. It caters to international students and has accommodation for 50 boarders at Innes House. The school elected to offer students the option of International Baccalaureate diplomas, as an alternative to the national NCEA qualification, from 2008.[2]

History[edit]

Bishop Moore Richard Neligan first proposed the Diocesan School for Girls in October 1903. A subcommittee of the synod purchased land in November 1903, and the first class began on 27 May 1904 with twenty-five students and Mary Etheldred Pulling as headmistress.[3] Neligan formally dedicated the school on 14 June 1904, and the school celebrates its birthday on this date. The founders were Auckland businessperson Stephen Cochrane,[4] Dr Ernest Roberton, Lord Ranfuly, Edwin Mitchelson, Bishop Williams of Waiapu and Bishop Neligan [5]
The former Goodall Construction company constructed many of the buildings.[6]

Technology[edit]

The school opened a $4 million science block in 1999.[7] During that year a pilot system to supply all students with notebooks was run with two year-8 classes. By November 1999 the school had three IT staff, supporting 469 PCs (150 of which were notebooks), 110 printers, and 6 file servers.[8] The school introduced electronic whiteboards in 2005 that allow students to download classnotes directly to their notebooks.[9] In 2006, it ranked as the 96th largest IT organisation in New Zealand, with a staff of eight supporting 300 PCs and 1,170 notebooks.[10] in 2012 the school officially opened a new water-based sports turf and underground car park. The sports turf is identical in likeness to the one in London built for the 2012 London olympics.[11][12]

Notable alumnae[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 1 April 2014". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Top girls school latest to offer alternative to NCEA". New Zealand Herald. 23 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  3. ^ "School History". Diocesan School for Girls. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  4. ^ "Old buildings record city's commercial past". New Zealand Herald. 17 June 2004. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  5. ^ http://www.diocesan.school.nz/filedownload?id=fdfb78e4-51f9-44c7-b6bf-05c5ab3bf238.
  6. ^ Gibson, Anne (8 March 2000). "Building company liquidation saddens founder". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  7. ^ Young, Andrew (25 March 1999). "Science changing by degrees". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  8. ^ Gifford, Adam (22 November 1999). "Dio laptops on backburner". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  9. ^ Gregory, Angela (25 October 2005). "Button-pushing students". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  10. ^ "MIS 100 2007(81-100)". CIO (Fairfax). 27 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  11. ^ School's new sports turf world class The Aucklander 15 February 2012
  12. ^ Diocesan multi-purpose sports turf complex Governor-General's speech 15 February 2012
  13. ^ "Kimberley Crossman". TVNZ. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  14. ^ "Elias - top judge and judicial activist". New Zealand Herald. 28 March 2005. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  15. ^ Williams, Bronwynn (September 3, 2012). "Chubby duckling turns into swan". Stuff Magazine New Zealand. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b c Maddaford, Terry (15 February 2012). "College sport: World-class hockey pitches at Diocesan". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "The Ridges", Yahoo! Lifestyle, 11 May 2012, retrieved 17 April 2014 

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