Taranaki Diocesan for Girls was established in Stratford in 1914. The schools original name was ‘The Church School for Girls’ and later was known as ‘St Mary’s Diocesan School Stratford’. In October 2018 the school was renamed to ‘Taranaki Diocesan for Girls’ to strengthen its association with the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary.
Taranaki Diocesan for Girls is a state-integrated boarding and day school for girls (years 9 – 13).
The students have out-standing academic results and excellent sporting and cultural opportunities.
The wellbeing of each individual girl is at the heart of the school. Wellbeing and learning go hand in hand and we are committed to nurturing and empowering our girls to go confidently into the world as courageous, resolute and successful young women.
The school campus has an outdoor swimming pool, a newly constructed gymnasium (full netball court size) and fields for sporting activities. It also has specialised learning environments including; science laboratories, purpose-built rooms for both fabric and food technology, dedicated art rooms, and an inquiry studio. Furthermore, the campus is fully networked to support contemporary e-learning experiences.
The hostel comprises of warm comfortable double rooms, with an en-suite shower and separate toilet that is shared between four girls. There is also a dining room and commercial kitchen with excellent onsite chef, whom make’s delicious healthy food.
The hostel can be hired out for groups. This is a great accommodation option for visiting schools, clubs and sports teams.
Courageous Leaders, Successful Learners, Resolute Women
He wahine maia nui, He wahine angitu, He wahine manawa nui
And our inspiration and motto
Fiat Voluntas Tua (Thy Will Be Done)
For more information check out Taranaki Diocesan for Girls website or contact the school on 06 765 5333.