Student Voice

Student Voice

Dilworth values the views and contributions of its students. We strive to ensure every student feels empowered to speak up, knowing that adults will listen and act.

Channels available for students

Dilworth has student-elected councils at each of our campuses and student-led committees representing the academic and extracurricular life of the school including arts, sport, culture, academic, hauora, faith and service, and boarding. Each committee meets fortnightly and comprises students at all year levels.

Anonymous Reporting

Dilworth has STYMIE an anonymous and untraceable web-based reporting platform which means that students can feel safe speaking up about anything. Students use it frequently to provide feedback on many aspects of school life.

There are also anonymous reporting boxes in the boarding houses, a dedicated email inbox, and a complaints form on the website.

STYMIE reports are used to refer students for extra support. Dilworth has a Safeguarding Officer,  a registered psychologist and a counsellor on staff who provide additional channels for students to speak freely and confidentially.