2018 Senior Prize Giving Results

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2018 Senior Prize Giving Results

The 2018 Senior Prizegiving awards represent hours of dedication and commitment to excellent by their recipients.  We are very proud of all girls who have participated in the school’s curricular and co-curricular programmes. The final results of prizegiving are:


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

Awarded to a student, who using her grade point average is in the top 1-4% across all subjects for which she is entered.

Emma Badger Subject Excellence English
Anna Casey Top in Subject Physical Science
Amy Choi Top in Subject Biological Science, English, Latin & Level 2 Mathematics
Grace Cocker Top in Subject History, Subject Excellence Mathematics
Chloe Hickin
Deborah Huang Top in Subject Classical Studies, Subject Excellence English & Subject Excellence Level 2 Mathematics
Lena Jacob Top in Subject Economics & Spanish, Subject Excellence English, Biological & Physcial Science
Dianne Ma Top in Subject Japanese, Media Studies and Science
Sarah Tran Top in Subject Chinese, Subject Excellence Mathematics
Jessica Woo
Zoe Zhu Top in Subject French

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

Awarded to a student, who using her grade point average is in the next 4-6% across all subjects for which she is entered.

Prue Fowler Subject Excellence Economics
Grace Lin
Nicole Lockie

Amali Madawala Subject Excellence Mathematics
Kaitlyn Mallon
Hannah Mercer
Gabrielle Sumner

Alice Waldow Top in Subject Visual Arts Paint & Print, Subject Excellence English & Science
Elena Wood Subject Excellence Science
Chielin Xu

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

Awarded to a student, who using her grade point average is in the next 6-8% across all subjects for which she is entered. 

Isobelle Brosnahan
Zoe Dawson Top in Subject Business Studies
Summer Edwards Top in Subject German, Subject Excellence Science
Qiyue (Teresa) Gu
Sabreen Islam Subject Excellence English
Daniela Lin
Arabella Loveridge Top in Subject Digital Technologies & Visual Arts Design & Moving Image
Zoe Mercer Top in Subject Level 1 Geography & Subject Excellence Design & Visual Communication
Arushi Parasrampuria
Emma Qiu Top in Subject Music
Ella Russ Top in Subject Option Physical Education
Tanushree Sharma
Brooke Vincent Top in Subject Accounting

Year 11 – Top in Subject Awards 

Using a subject ratio of 1 to 30 for NCEA subjects the first student will receive the top in subject award and the remaining students within the ratio will be awarded subject excellence.

Applied Science – Ava Tinkler
Comerce Foundation – Sophie Hughes
Dance – Lucy Bartlett
Design & Visual Communications – Kim van den Hurk
Drama – Grace Riley
English for Literacy – Grace Yang
English for Literacy Level 2 - Rachel Liu
Option Health  Adriana Cato-Symonds
Mathematics Studies – Georgia Dunn
Material Design Technology – Abigail Mills
Technology Food – Stella Murray
Whaea Val Trophy for Y11 Te Reo Māori Francesca Reade

Year 11 – Excellence Awards

Subject Excellence Level 2 History – Francesca Masfen

Year 11 – Special Awards 

The Win Lewis Lamp for Latin – Amy Choi
National Art Supplies Award for Visual Arts – Elena Wood
Heritage Foundation Dio Arts Award - Anna Casey and Zoe Zhu
Arts Award – Anna Casey
Service Award – Kim van den Hurk
Sports Award – Prue Fowler  & Lena Jacob

Year 12 – Academic Honours with Certificates for Top in Subject & Subject Excellence

Awarded to a student who, using her grade point average or Diploma score, is in the top 1-4% across all subjects for which she is entered.

Anneke Cummack Top in Subject Chemistry, Vancouver Award for Outstanding Performance in Theoretical & Practical Physics Level 2, Lindsay Cooper Cup for Level 3 Latin, Subject Excellence Biology & English
Navneet Dhaliwal
Shellie Hu Top in Subject Diploma Chinese A, English B, Physics & Visual Arts
Sharon Hung Subject Excellence English
May Jang Top in Subject Diploma Chemisty Economics, French ab Initio & Mathematics
Jacqui Li Subject Excellence Biology & Top in Subject Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus
Sofie Mulligan Top in Subject Accounting
Jemima Po Top in Subject Biology,English & Health, Subject Excellence Chemistry & Physics
Amy Somerfield Top in Subject Diploma Biology, English A, History & Latin
Emma Wong She Subject Excellence English

Year 12 – Academic High Distinction with Certificates for Top in Subject & Subject Excellence 

Awarded to a student, who, using her grade point average or Diploma score, is in the next 4-6% across all subjects for which she is entered 

Ananya Ahluwalia Top in Subject Business Studies & Digital Technologies
Hannah Barber-Wilson Top in Subject Diploma Geography
Tess Cooper
Aksheen Dhillon
Selena Fu
Stephanie Hobson
Victoria Hutt
Top in Subject Technology Food
Anastasia Li
Fanni Meron
Claudia Monkhouse Subject Excellence Mathematics Geometry and Statistics
Alexia Preen Top in Subject Classical Studies, Subject Excellence English
Sophie Stanhope Top in Subject History
Summer Wang
Evelyn Xu

Year 12 – Academic Distinction with Certificates for Top in Subject & Subject Excellence or IB Diploma Top in Subject Awards 

Awarded to a student, who, using her grade point average or Diploma score, is in the next 6-8% across all subjects for which she is entered.

Hilary Armstrong Top in Subject Design & Visual Communication & Visual Art Design
Theepika Arunachalam in absentia Top In Subject Diploma ITGS
Charlotte Clarke Top in Subject Media Studies
Megan Clarke Top in Subject Geography
Jemma Couillault
Doris Dong
Courtney Eliott

Sophia Ernst Top in Subject Diploma German
Emily Hernon
Maddie Knigh
t Top in Subject Dance & Mathematics Geometry & Statistics
Jemma Lowe
Aurelia Mark-Zegers
Top in Subject Diploma French & Spanish
Katie Pearce

Year 12 – Top in Subject Awards 

Diploma Chinese B – Ling Hui Sun
Drama – Sadie Sumich
Earth Space Science – Lucy Adams
Economics – Sophie Barclay
French – Kristina Herd
Material Design Technology – Francesca Sansom
Music – Olivia Francis
Physical Education -  Jessica Sewell
Spanish – Eleanor Spillane
Tourism – Jessica Shorter-Robinson
Visual Arts Paint – Selena Zhang
Visual Arts Photography – Natasha Dingley

Year 12 – Special Awards 

Erina Murphy Memorial Prize – Lucia Young
National Art Supplies Award for Visual Arts – Olivia Wong
Rosey Eady Prize for Photography Year 12 – Olivia Luxon
Heritage Foundation Dio Arts Award  Hannah Barber-Wilson
Arts Award –  Sharon Hung
Service Award – Sophie Barclay
Sports Award – Alice Haslett

EY Visual Arts Prize

EY have a strong relationship with Diocesan and wish to recognise artistic excellence through this award.  The prize of $1500, recognises a Year 11 or 12 student who displays Excellence and Innovation in the Visual Arts.

Livvy Herk

The Heritage Foundation Dorothy Shrewsbury Bursary 

Miss Shrewsbury a former Headmistress. Miss Dawn Jones established this bursary in 1983 with funds raised at the 80th Jubilee Concert. This bursary is awarded to the Top Academic Student in Year 12.

Anneke Cummack

Old Girls’ League Awards

The Mary Pulling Award Year 12  2019 – Zoe Zhu
and (Mary Pulling Award) Year 13 2019 – Lucia Young
The Ethel Sandford Bursary for Music  2019 – Olivia Francis and Rebecca He

Board Scholarships – Year 11

Amy Choi
Grace Cocker
Deborah Huang
Lena Jacob

Board Scholarships – Year 12

Anneke Cummack
Shellie Hu
Jacqui Li
Jemima Po

Principal's Awards

Up to 8 Principal Awards are awarded for each year level to a student, who through her dedication and contribution to her studies and to others has demonstrated:
- Reliability and commitment 
- Creative thinking and innovation
- Resilience and persistence in accepting challenges
- Personal excellence
- Demonstration of the School motto “Ut Serviamus”

Principal's Awards – Year 11

Emma Badger
Lucy Bartlett
Isobelle Brosnahan
Emily Clelland
Mikayla Meredith
Ava Tinkler
Jessica Woo
Chielin Xu

Principal's Awards – Year 12

Ananya Ahluwalia
Emily Bashford
Anneke Cummack
May Jang
Fanni Meron
Sofie Mulligan
Francesca Sansom
Eleanor Spillane

Principal's Awards – Year 13

Eloise Cameron-Smith
Lexie Etherington
Sarah Lee
Isabelle Lin
Kirsty McInnes
Annabelle Smith
Tamara Smith
Sofie Yeung

Year 13 – Academic Honours and Subject Excellence Awards

Awarded to a student, who, using her grade point average or Diploma score, is in the top 1-4% across all subjects for which she is entered.

Verity Andrews Subject Excellence Biology & Mathematics with Statistics
Sarah Casey
Angela Chen
Flora Fan
Lauren Gregory
Subject Excellence Classical Studies
Joy Kang
Aadhya Lahoty
He- Min Lee
Jessica Li
Elma Liao
Athena Qian
Sacha Sampson
Conor Tarrant
Subject Excellence English Written
Emma Uren Subject Excellence Physics
Jenny Wang
Hannah Woolhouse
Sunny Zou

Year 13 – Academic High Distinction and Subject Excellence Awards

Awarded to a student, who using her grade point average or Diploma score, is in the next 4-6% across all subjects for which she is entered.

Olivia Coulter
Zora Dai
Grace Johnstone
Aletia Kleeman
Madeleine Law
Sarah Lee
Isabelle Lin
Ely Metzger
Subject Excellence Chemistry
Marcella Yang
Aei Yongpongsacharatchai
Jessica Zhou

Year 13 – Academic Distinction 

Awarded to a student, who using her grade point average or Diploma score, is in the next 6-8% across all subjects for which she is entered.

Jordyn Chan
Olivia Couillault
Aimee Fairbairn
Kitty Greensill
Yutong He
Genevieve Jones
Emma Leaming
Bree Meyers
Imogen Rodgers
Antonia Sowter
Elena Winstanley

Year 13 –Subject Excllence Award

Using a subject ratio of 1 to 30 the first student will receive the top in subject award and the remaining students within the ratio will be awarded subject excellence.

Anabel Withy Subject Excellence History

Year 13 – Top in Subject Awards

Year 13 – NCEA Awards

Angela Anderson Cup for Excellence in Accounting  – Emma Leaming
English Visual/Oral Language Award -– Emma Leaming
History of Art Award – Zora Dai
Business Studies Award  - Hannah Woolhouse
Dance Award –  Georgia Brokenshire
Drama Award –  Kaitlin Whiteman
WhereScape Digital Technologies – Eloise Cameron-Smith
The Alastair Fleming Memorial Classical Studies Award – Jenny Wang
Heritage Foundation Lady Reeves Prize for Outstanding Performance in Theoretical and Practical Biology 
Conor Tarrant 
Kim Percy Cup for Excellence in Chemistry - Conor Tarrant 
Economics Award  -  Conor Tarrant
English Written Language Award - Elena Winstanley
Sally Symes Award for Excellence & Innovation in Photography  - Elena Winstanley
Turnbull Cup for Senior Art – Yutong He
Gordon Harris Design & Visual Communications Award – Yutong He
Poulgrain Prize for Modern Languages – Olivia Coulter
Photolife Art Design Award -  Ella Wight
Geography Award – Verity Andrews
History Award – Madeleine Law
Mathematics with Statistics – Kitty Greensill
One Tree Hill Borough Award for Progress in Japanese – Emily Gee
Media Studies Award for Interest & Achievement in Media Studies – Grace Johnstone
Music Award – Sarah Casey
Vancouver Physics Award for Outstanding Year 13 Physics – Elma Liao
The Anna Elvery Award for Excellence in Physical Education – Briar Adams
Religious Studies Award – Jordyn Chan
Technology - Fabrics Award for Innovation in Design – Aei Yongpongsacharatchai
Hospitality & Food Technology cup donated by Margaret Hay – Emma Collard
Tourism Award for Overall Excellence & Commitment to the Tourism Course – Gabriella Sansom

Year 13 – IB Diploma Awards

Diploma Chinese A, English B, Economics & Mathematics - Angela Chen
Diploma French and Chemisty - Flora Fan
Diploma French ab Initio Biology  & Georgraphy - Joy Kang
Diploma History - He-Min Lee
Diploma Spanish - Jessica Li
Diploma German & Visual Arts - Elizabeth Tan
Diploma Chinese B & Physics - Jessica Zhou
Diploma English A  - Sunny Zou in Absentia

IB Diploma Learner Profile Award

This is the first year this award has been presented. It is awarded to a student in Year 13, who, throughout the two years of the Diploma, has consistently demonstrated the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.

Jessica Li

Year 13 Special Awards 

Heritage Foundation Elizabeth Webb Memorial Prize for Writing – Emma Uren
Heritage Foundation Patricia France Award for Literacy in Fine Arts - Emma Uren
Fiona Young Cup for Original Writing – Hannah Woolhouse
English Language Award for Learners of English as another language – Lily Xu
MacCormick Mathematics Cup for Excellence in Mathematics - Eloise Cameron-Smith  
Heritage Foundation Perdita Barclay Prize for Original Research in Geography Level 3 – Elma Liao
Angela Edgington Cup for Excellence in Historical Research – Kitty Greensill
New Zealand Institute of Physics Award for Outstanding Contribution to Year 13 Physics – Conor Tarrant
The Philosophy, Religion & Ethics Award to a Senior Student for Excellence in Creativity, Critical Thinking and Sensitivity - Molly Ross
Heritage Foundation Cropper Prize for Senior Art – Millie Tye
National Art Supplies Award for Excellence in Visual Arts – Genevieve Jones 
Ara Lodge No 348 Irish Constitution Fine Arts Award – Aei Yongpongsacharatchai
The Imogen Wells Award for Outstanding Performance in the Arts – Francesca Towers
The Rosey Eady Cup “Making a Difference” in the Arts – Georgia Brokenshire
Lawson Cup for Excellence and Commitment in Music – Olivia Couillault
The David Gordon Cup for Commitment and Excellence in the Arts – Sarah Casey
Averill Award for Services to Performing Arts – Jordyn Chan & Emma Mason 
Arts Award –  Belinda Xiong
Vicki Hearfield Cup for initiative, enthusiasm and passion for chosen sports – Emma Leaming
Allison Roe Award for Service to Sport -  Isobel Avis
Del Hooper Award for Outstanding Individual Sporting Achievement –  Georgia Skelton & Morgan McDowall
Barbara Kissling Cup for Sportswoman of the Year - Gina Galloway
Sports Award -  Gina Galloway
Service Award – Eloise Cameron-Smith  
Heritage Foundation Beale Awards for Service to the School - Sophia Francis & Annelise White
Grayson Cup for Leadership & Initiative – Verity Andrews

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Gold Awards go to:

Allie Doocey
Flora Fan
Lily Hillary
Genevieve Jones

Scholarships

KPMG Business Advisory Year 13 Accounting prize

For many years KPMG has been involved with the school as both their auditors and advisors. In recognition of this strong relationship KPMG offers a high achieving Year 13 student a part time paid internship position whilst she completes her accounting studies at an Auckland based university. The internship is only offered when there is an appropriate candidate and is selected by the schools accounting teaching staff with KPMG values and desired skills and behaviours top of mind. KPMG has already met with this year’s recipient and agree she is a very worthy young woman and are confident she will fit well at KPMG.  This will bring the number of Dio old girls to 6 working as either interns or graduates within both the tax and Private Enterprise teams.
This year’s internship is awarded to: Emma Leaming

Kelliher Economics Foundation 

In association with The Kelliher Charitable Trust, the Foundation offers scholarships annually to students intending to study Economics at a New Zealand university. The scholarship covers the first three years of an undergraduate degree, with full fees being paid directly to the institution of the attending student’s choice. Students will have a proven ability in economics, and have economics as a major focus of their undergraduate degree. The Recipent is: Jessica Li

University of Otago New Frontiers Excellence Entrance Scholarship

Isobel Avis, Kate Carter, Lulu Gordon-Booth, Eleanor Griffiths, Georgia McKeown, Molly Ross, Ella Stack & Lizziey Wright

University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

Verity Andrews, Aimee Fairbairn, Grace Johnstone, Elena Winstanley, Ally Quatermass, Antonia Sowter & Zoe Tinkler

University of Otago Academic Excellence Scholarship

Flora Fan, Kitty Greensill & Connor Tarrant

Waikato University The Manu Kaewa (School Leavers) Scholarship

Amelia Matthews

Victoria University Totoweka Scholarship 

Kaitlin Whiteman

Victoria University – Tangiwai Scholarships

Arabella Weaver, Genevieve Jones & Kate Hewitt

University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarship

Joy Kang

University of Auckland Business & Economics Scholarship

Montana Wilson

The University of Auckland Top Achievers Scholarship 

Emma Uren

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

Olivia Couillault

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

Zoe Tinkler

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 

Olivia Couillault 

Proxime Accessit to the Dux

Emma Uren

Emma is an enormously talented student whose subject choices this year span languages, Science, Visual Art and English. Her teachers describe her as dedicated, independent in her learning, thoughtful, a student who critically analyses her work and in visual art, she is meticulous in the planning and the execution of her paintings. 

Emma is a published author – she has had prose and poetry published in Signals and ReDraft which are NZ secondary school writing publications, in the Youth section of the National Flash Fiction Competition,  in the NZ Poetry Society International Competition, both the open category and the Haiku section. Most recently she won the Liam and Frankie Davison Award, Australasian competition for outstanding achievement in literary writing on an issue in women’s health where she was the only NZ winner. She also finds time for dance (ballet, jazz and intercultural dance) and is a key member of our handbells, concert band and symphony orchestra. 

Above all Emma is hugely modest about her talents and achievements. She has accepted a University of Auckland Top Achievers Scholarship and she intends to study  Engineering. 
We congratulate her on her award as Proxime to the Dux for 2018.

Dux Scholar

The Dux award represents our most outstanding academic achievement. This year we have a joint dux – one from the NCEA programme and one from the IB Diploma pathway. In future years we will formalise this and have separate duxes for the two courses.  

The IB Dux for 2018 is Joy Kang and the NCEA Dux for 2018 is Conor Tarrant.

Joy Kang 
Joy came to Diocesan in year 9 and quickly impressed us with her talents. She has abilities across Visual Art, technology, the sciences, languages and the humanities. She chose to study the Diploma which meant she had to keep that broad spectrum of options. Joy has performed at the top level in all her subjects and we hold great hopes that she will achieve a top score. However her CAS teacher (which is the creativity, activity and service component that sits at the heart of the Diploma) comments that her growth as a reflective learner has been the most exciting thing to witness. Her creative project was a beautifully illustrated vegan cook book and she has challenged herself to a rigorous exercise programme for her action component. Joy has accepted an Auckland University Academic Potential Scholarship and she intends to study Health Sciences 

Conor Tarrant 
Conor also came to Diocesan in year 9. She has received Academic Honours and a Board Scholarship each year. In addition she was the JHS Dux in year 10 and in year 12 received the Dorothy Shrewsbury Bursary for the top year 12 student. She has a near perfect academic record across all of those 5 years, while demonstrating consistent excellence across all her subjects. This year she has studied Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Economics and English and her teachers comment on her enthusiasm, self motivation and insightful analysis, and that she is fully engaged in the class, making a perceptive and valuable contribution. Conor is also a nationally ranked swimmer, Cowie House Prefect and she must have superb organisational skills to manage her responsibilities with such apparent ease. Otago University have recognised her abilities and offered her an Academic Excellence Scholarship, where she intends to study Health Sciences.

We congratulate Joy and Conor on being Dux at Diocesan School for 2018 and wish them the best for their future.



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