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Kavanagh College

Issue 18 2017

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Upcoming dates:

16 June - School formal

26 June - Bookings open for Years 11-13 Parent Teacher interviews to be held on 27 July

29 June - Dunedin Co-ed School sports tournament

5/7 July - School Production "Bugsy Malone"

6 July - Years 7-10 Reports issued

7 July - End of Term 2


Acting Principal - Steve Read

Principal's Message

by Steve Read

Greetings, Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e lei

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Video: Kavanagh Choir sing The Road Home - Big Sing 2017

The Big Sing 2017

by Georgie Watts

A cold and wintry Wednesday morning saw bright smiles and warm spirit in the Dunedin Town Hall as the Kavanagh College choir (KavCantanti) took to the stage.

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Keeping It Trill - Chamber Music 2017

Chamber Music 2017

by Georgie Watts

Kavanagh College was well-represented in this years NZ Chamber Music competition held over 10th and 11th June.

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Kerron Thomson, HoD of Science making light of the situation with circuits. 

G&T Students work with HoD of Science on Creating Circuits

by Maggie McGarry

Kerron Thomson, HoD of Science demonstrates to students how to create light with circuits.

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Lion's speech competitors 

Deipa Seivaram Entertains Audience at Lions Speech Contest

by Maggie McGarry

Deipa did an outstanding job at representing Kavanagh College with a prepared and impromptu speech over the weekend.

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Brazilian Drama Students Farewelled

Brazilian Drama Students Farewelled

by Chris Manley

It was a sad time after lunch yesterday as the senior Drama students gathered to say farewell to our Brazilian students, Tobias, Vitoria and Gizely. All three Brazilian students have become an integral part of our group and we will miss their company. Until we meet again, stay safe, Vitoria, Gizely and Tobias.

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Kieran Kelly at NEWZATS 11th June 2017

Congratulations Kieran!

by Georgie Watts

Kieran Kelly sang his way to success at the weekend.

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Coach Rachel Mortimer gives some sound advice during halftime in the year 7 Gold netball game at the junior catholic schools tournament.

Kavanagh performs well in Junior Catholic schools Tournament

by Michael MacKenzie

Kavanagh College finished 2nd overall on 29 points behind winners Verdon College on 31 points

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Video: Caritas - Sing Out 4 Justice 2017

Caritas Songwriting Competition - Sing Out 4 Justice

by Georgie Watts

The Year 10 Music Class have been writing and recording their entries for this years' Caritas songwriting competition.  

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Winter information

Adverse Weather Information

by Maria Menzies

In the event of adverse weather affecting the school day there are a number of ways to get up to date information.

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World Refugee Day- June 20

World Refugee Day- 20 June

by Mel Van de Klundert

In the library, we have created a display to acknowledge World Refugee Day on 20 June. The refugee crisis is never far from the headlines and is a much-researched topic by students. We have many thought-provoking books on this topic. There are also incredible interactive websites. Try: or 

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by Pauline Ireland-Kenny

Every year at Kavanagh College we publish a yearbook/magazine, recording the history and achievements of our school year.  Last year’s magazine ran to 152 pages with over 700 photographs.  Our twenty-eighth magazine will again be a quality publication, with glossy pages set in laser print. The 2016 full colour version can be seen on the school website.  

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Thursday 10th August

by Kavanagh PFA

The Kavanagh College PFA is organising a Quiz Night on Thursday 10th August which will be both a fundraiser and a social event. 

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Uniform shop

Kavanagh College Uniform Shop

by Staff

The Kavanagh Uniform shop is open every Tuesday 3.00-4.00pm during term time.

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Create our own Kai Study Participants Needed

by University of Otago

This an opportunity for students from Year 9 or 10 to participate in a fun activity for a week during the July school holidays

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From Dark to Light - Poetry and Song 

by Colin MacLeod

Our Catholic Winter Solstice

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Holiday Programme 10-21 July

by Sport Otago

Please find attached more information on Sport Otago's upcoming school holiday programme.

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