Student Testimonials and Success Stories

Student Testimonials and Success Stories

We hope you enjoy reading some of the successes our students have recently enjoyed. We’re very proud of our girls who are fantastic examples of our purpose statement. Be more than you ever imagined.

Student Success Stories

Top award at senior prize giving

Top award at senior prize giving

Scarlett Li, International Student and 2017 Proxime Accessit to the Dux


Scarlett was at Diocesan for just two years, but in that time she made a huge impression academically. She came to Diocesan for the Diploma programme and has achieved outstandingly. Her results are near perfect. In addition Scarlett is top in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.  


At time of writing, Scarlett is unsure where she will study at tertiary level, but she is exploring options in Hong Kong and the UK.

Julliard beckons for Emily

Julliard beckons for Emily

Emily Ai, International Student and top Cellist.


One of the world’s top music schools, Julliard, has come calling for 12-year old Emily Ai. She will be one of the youngest cellists at the famous New York school when she starts there in September 2018. With a choice of offers from three of top music schools in America, Emily says the reputation of Julliard’s world-renowned String Quartet helped make her decision. The offer, which comes with a scholarship, is the latest in a long list of impressive achievements for the young star. 


She recently won first prize in the International Salzburg Music Competition in Austria and was also second in the chamber music section. As a result, she was selected to perform at the Wiener Saal, Mozarteum in Salzburg. 

Student Testimonials

Prin Chakmethakun (Thailand)

I enjoy studying Art and Science at Diocesan. I really like that there is a good range of subjects. I also play many sports – Cricket, Badminton, Netball, Lacrosse and Football. When I leave school I want to study Medicine.

2015 - Prin is thrilled to have been accepted into the Pre Medicine programme at Newcastle University Australia.

Carol Lee (Hong Kong)
I have chosen to study NCEA at Diocesan as the academic ranking of the school is very high. I would like to pursue a career in Music and know that Diocesan will provide the opportunity to do this.

Carol Lee recently won the 2014 Mary Nathan Piano Prize – a prestigious school award.

Daisy Cheng (China)
Diocesan has enabled me to make changes in my life and make new friends from different countries. Studying Japanese for the first time was challenging but the teacher was patient and my classmates willing to help me. I am now achieving really well and am travelling with Diocesan to our sister school in Japan for two weeks in 2015. I plan to study Japanese at Auckland University when I leave Diocesan.

Ailin Mao (China)
I love the environment and learning atmosphere at Diocesan. Diocesan has not only provided me opportunities to challenge myself and gain a huge improvement in academic areas, but also taught me lessons about life. The teachers and students are always supportive, so I have become much more confident now to communicate with others and express my opinion in class. I also learned a lot of leadership skills during the EOTC week. Currently, I am studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, and I plan to study Financial Mathematics or Business in an American university when I leave school.

Supapich Treewatsuwan (Thailand) International Student Representative 2015
I am in year 13 at Diocesan and am enjoying Accounting, Business and Graphics with an aim to study Engineering or Finance at University. There is a wide range of subject choices at Diocesan and I like the variety of different sports teams I have been able to join.

Emily Xu (Shanghai, China)
What I enjoy most about Diocesan is the atmosphere between the students and teachers. All my classmates and friends are hardworking which makes me want to achieve my best. I play volleyball and table tennis, play the piano and learn music theory. When I leave Diocesan I plan to complete a Business and IT Degree at a University in NZ or Australia.

Dongchae Kim (Korea)
I graduated from Diocesan in 2013 having completed the IB programme. I have gained entry to the University of Southern California and will be studying International Relations with a view to completing a Law degree in the future.

Luosha Ha (Anhui Province, China)
My dream is to one day become a teacher and I think that Diocesan will help me achieve this dream. It is a much different school from my one in China. I am shy to ask questions but the teachers are very patient and kind. By participating in the activities that Diocesan provides I have met new people, made friends, feel part of a group and have improved my ability as a leader. I am in the senior choir which is really professional and we recently won a big competition which was an amazing experience.

Seoyoung Cho (Korea)
I am a year 9 student and am enjoying living at the boarding house. I like that I am studying subjects I haven’t learned before, such as Technology Food. I really enjoy cooking and my dream is to be a chef. I have joined many sports teams and clubs which have helped me make friends. When I leave school I want to study at Cornell University and major in Food Science. 

Shan Shan Wong (Malaysia)
I started at Diocesan this year and enjoy studying Visual Arts Digital Multimedia. It is fun to be creative and design things in my own style. I am in year 11 and although I am unsure of what I want to study when I leave school I know that Diocesan will prepare me for a tertiary education in the USA or UK. 

University Entrance

International students enjoyed another successful year at Diocesan, with recent graduates gaining entry to universities in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Korea, Japan, UK and USA.