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Kavanagh College

Issue 17 2017

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Upcoming dates:

9 June - Mufti Day for Nano Nagel Trust

14 June - Junior Catholic School sports tournament

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 "Bugsby 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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Farewell to Father Michael Dooley

by Katrina Kerr-Bell

Welcome to Father Sani Lam

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Young Leaders Day

by Katrina Kerr-Bell

E kore au e ngaro he kakano i ruia mai i -  "I am a seed born of greatness"

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Enviroschools Bronze Status for Kavanagh College

by Lucia Rozenberg

Congratulations to all students, teachers, Board of Trustees and the whole community of Kavanagh College.

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"Bugsy Malone" - Sunday Rehearsal

Bugsy Malone - July 5-7th July

by Katrina Kerr-Bell

Rehearsals are well underway with the first full run through last Sunday 

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Opt Out

Opting Out

by Staff

There are a number of ways we love to celebrate your child’s work or accomplishments. 

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New Non-fiction hits the shelves.

by Mel Van de Klundert

The library has added some exciting non-fiction to it's collection.

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Keeping It Trill Chamber Music 2017

Keeping it Trill

by Georgie Watts

Sophelia Hook, Sebastian Hook and Ollie Meikle as the chamber ensemble "Keeping it Trill"

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Drama Y10

Meet Major Thomas Bunbury played by Year 10 Drama student Oscar McConaughy

by Chris Manley

Next Tuesday 13 June at Toitu Early Settlers Museum come along and meet the personalities who made up the exciting and colourful community at Otakou in 1840.

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Chess board  co-curricular


by Daniel Kelly

Kavanagh Chess Club is hosting the Otago Junior Chess Championships in the Christian Brothers Gym on Saturday 17th June from 1.00 - 6.00 pm. 

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ICAS Competition

ICAS Maths

by Daniel Kelly

The ICAS competition is coming up. 

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Senior building boys complete the first shed for 2017 with the help of David Dougherty

Technology Students Building Careers

by Craig Earl

Senior Building Students under the guidance of Mr Dougherty complete the first shed for 2017.

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School Camp

Year Eight Camp -Parent help required.

by Shaun Haig

Dates: Tuesday 21st- Friday 24th November.  Pukerau, Gore 

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Girls 7s Rugby

by Emily Stevens

The girls played some fantastic rugby and have shown some huge improvement since the start of the season. 

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Advertisers wanted


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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Reuben Dougherty

Figure Skating

by Staff

Good Luck - Reuben Dougherty

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Erika Fairweather

Erika Fairweather Breaks NZ Record

by Michael MacKenzie

Erika and Jade Fairweather once again showed their class in the pool over the weekend.

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Jago Armstrong finishing strongly in the Otago Cross country champs held at KVC.

Kavanagh students perform well at Otago Cross Country Champs

by Michael MacKenzie

Kavanagh College sent eleven athletes to the Otago Cross Country Champs held recently in wet conditions at Kaikorai Valley College. See results below

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Liam Coltman

Adopt an All Black

by Michael MacKenzie

Kavanagh has adopted Highlanders hooker Liam Coltman 

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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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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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by Amplify Youth Group

Dunedin’s Newest Youth Group (For students from Year 6 – Year 10)  

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From Dark to Light - Poetry and Song 

by Colin MacLeod

Our Catholic Winter Solstice

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Tuesday 27 June, 6.00pm in the Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

by University of Otago

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2017/18 Otago Girls Under 13 Softball

by Otago Softball


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