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Issue 22 2021

30th July:  Jazz Band Competition at OBHS

2nd – 4th August:  Year 12 Geography Trip

3rd August:  Dominican Mass Day (Year 7)

4th – 6th August:  Australian Maths Competition

5th August:  Otago/Southland NCEA Teacher only day. School closed

8th August:  Open Day – 12 noon

9th – 13th August:  ICAS Writing and Digital Technologies

11th August:  Board of Trustees Meeting 7.00pm in D1.4

13th August:  Kavanagh Day

15th – 17th August:  Year 13 Geography Trip to Queenstown

16th –  20th August:  ICAS English

18th August:  Year 10-12 Tutor teacher/parent/student mentoring meetings

19th August:  Year 7 & 8 Taieri Interchange

20th August:  Board of Trustees Student Rep nominations open

23rd – 27th August:  ICAS Science

24th August:  Otago Primary Schools Netball Festival

25th August:  Years 7 & 8 Ariki Cup Cross Country

26th August:  Careers and Course Planning Evening Yrs 10-12, 7.30pm, Staffroom.  Year 13 Otago University Course Planning

27th August:  Otago Polytechnic Liaison and Otago University Liaison visit

30th August – 3rd September:  ICAS Maths

30th August – 4th September:  Secondary Schools National Sports Tournament Week


Contents

Principal's Message

by Kate Nicholson

Kia ora tātou, Talofa lava

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Tonight is the night!

by Rachel Mortimer

In addition to the guest speaker coming to talk to our students, we have an event for parents and caregivers as well.

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5th August: Otago/Southland NCEA Teacher Only Day

by Staff

School closed.

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PFA Volunteers for Open Day

by Steve Read

The Kavanagh College PFA (Parents and Friends Association) provides light refreshments at the upcoming Kavanagh College Open Day on 8th August.

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Senior Tutorials

by Sue Roberts-Blyth

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ICAS and O'MAthlon Competitions

by Daniel Kelly

There are lots of competitions coming up this term!

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Rotary Science and Technology Forum

by Jean Allibone

The Rotary National Science and Technology Forum is a nationwide project that aims to encourage top students in Science, Maths and Technology

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Caritas Winner

Oliver Lodge wins national Caritas Singout4Justice songwriting competition

by Georgie Watts

Oliver wrote his song He Ara Whakamua (A New Way Forward) in response to reading what Pope Francis had said about needing a new way forward. "I thought back to how New Zealand all worked together last year during Covid and wrote about how we need a new way forward in these times"

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Your Edge app allows you to notify an absence for your child.

by staff

You will find this functionality when you log into your phone app. If you have more than one child, you choose the absence button associated with the child who will be absent.

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On their way to Excellence!

by staff

As we head towards the business end of the year, a number of senior students are already close to earning their Excellence endorsement.

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St Dominic

by Pesamino Tili

On Tuesday 3rd of August, at 10.00am, the Catholic Schools in the Dunedin area which were founded by the Dominican Order, celebrate St Dominic's feast day with a joint Mass at Holy Name Church

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Young Enterprise Update

by Jill Armstrong

The team has not slowed down during the holiday break and continued to promote their products with a range of media.

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Jazz Band 

Jazz Competition Looms!

by Georgie Watts

The Kavanagh Jazz band and small combo are ready for battle on Friday. They are sounding great and enjoying the music. There are some phenomenal musicians and truly great solos hip and happening. Wish us luck!

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AMPED

by Georgie Watts

Songwriting and music performance workshops

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Speedcubing

by Staff

In the first weekend of the holidays, Tobias Devereux (Year 13) and William Jarvie (Year 8) both took part in the Southern Scramble speedcubing competition, along with ex-Kavanagh College student Andrew Wilson.

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Brain Busters!

by Georgie Watts

Matthew Connolly took part in TVNZs Brain Busters last term. His episode of Brain Busters is going to be screened on Thursday 5th August on TVNZ at 4.05pm.

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Table Tennis Success in Holidays

by Michael MacKenzie

Otago Open Table Tennis Championships

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Hamilton lifts her way to South Island title

by Michael MacKenzie

Congratulations to Taylor Hamilton who is now the South Island Junior Weightlifting Champion for the under 64kg weight class!

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Kavanagh Students Enjoy Curling Holiday Camp

by Michael MacKenzie

During the first week of the holidays our two Kavanagh College curling teams took part in a curling skills camp in Naseby

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Congratulations Emily Hickey

by Staff

Tux, South Island Secondary Schools Dog Agility Championships

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Kavanagh College Scarves

by Anna Louw-Young

The scarves are now available from the Bursar's Office.

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Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington Graduates

by Victoria University

Congratulations to the following alumni students who have recently graduated from Victoria University.

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by Kerry Davis

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