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Kavanagh College

Issue 31 2020

17-18 October - Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh Tramp

18 October - Working Bee

19-23 October - Enviro Week

22 October - Year 10 Market Day

23 October - Mufti Day

26 October - Labour Day – school closed

27 October - Spring Concert

28 October - Years 9-13 Sports Awards 7.00pm, Auditorium

29 October - Final reports issued for Years 11-13

30 October - Mana Pounamu Awards

4 November - Cultural Awards Evening

5 November - Kavanagh Day

5-11 November - Year 7 – 10 Assessment Week

6 November - Year 13 Formal

11 November - Senior Prizegiving 7.00pm in the Christian Brothers Gym

12 November - 9.50am. Leavers’ Mass (Year 13 parents welcome)

16-20 November - Junior Sports Tournament Week – Years 9 & 10

16 November-9 December - NZQA exam period

17 November - Teacher only day

24-27 November - Year 8 Camp

24 November - Year 9 Sports Day (proposed date)

26 November - Year 12 Peer Support Training

27 November - Year 9 New Entrants morning. Year 7 New Entrants Day

30 November-4 December - Year 10 Camp week

2 December - Years 7 & 8 Sports Awards, Auditorium

3 December - Year 8 HPV Vaccinations

7 December - Years 7-10 Reports Issued

7 December-9 December - Duke of Edinburgh Silver Tramp Hollyford

9 December - Junior Prizegiving at 11.00am in the school hall. School will finish for the year at the end of prizegiving, approx. 12.30pm


Principal's Message

by Kate Nicholson

Kia ora tātou, Greetings to all

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Year 11 – 13 Tutorials & Workshops

by Steve Read

“Well prepared students achieve better results”

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Working Bee – Sunday October 18 starting at 2pm

by PFA

The PFA is running a Working Bee this Sunday to tidy the garden surrounding the Kavanagh College carpark on Rattray Street (opposite the main entrance to the school office).

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Pantomime is back

by Erica Ward

The first Pantomime practice took place on Tuesday night this week

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by Tim Lucas


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Author and Illustrator Tom Davis

by Colette Mahoney

An interview with Kavanagh student, Tom Davis, the author and illustrator of Komodo. The exciting sequel to his first book Lizard.

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by Nina O'Callaghan

The time has finally come around, so get excited. The Kavanagh Enviro Week is officially beginning next week on Monday the 19th and stretching out across the week until Friday the 23rd.

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Sustainable Mufti Day

by Nina O'Callaghan

On Friday 23rd October there will be a mufti day.

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Clothing Swap

by Nina O'Callaghan

On Friday 23rd October a Clothing Swap will be held in the Auditorium at lunchtime.

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Beeswax Wrap Workshop

by Nina O'Callaghan

The beeswax wrap workshop will be held in D2.2 on Thursday 22nd October.

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by Rebecca Meikle

A youth-led exhibition about climate change inequality October 3rd – November 1st 2020 Beautiful Science Gallery, Otago Museum

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Kavanagh College Uniform Shop

by Uniform Shop

Attention Kavanagh College School Community. Exciting news!

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Congratulations to Erika Fairweather

by Staff

Erika once again showed her class at the national short-course swimming championships held in Hamilton recently.

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Sports Awards 2020

by Michael MacKenzie

Save the date - the Kavanagh College Sports Awards for all Years 9-13 students will be held at 7.00pm on Wednesday 28th October in the Auditorium.

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Swimming sports 2020

by Michael MacKenzie

On Friday 25th September we held our annual swimming sports, around 25 students took part.

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From left: Bella Stewart, Ellie McKenzie, Olivia Oram, Sarah Oram


by Jill Armstrong

Congratulations to the Kavanagh College Girls Curling team who won a Bronze medal in the 2020 NZ Secondary School Curling Nationals held in Naseby during the holidays.

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Kennedy Nominated For Young Player Of The Year

by Michael MacKenzie

Congratulations to Georgia Kennedy who has been selected for the new Southern United Women’s Development squad, this will act as a ‘feeder’ squad to the Southern United Women’s team

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Congratulations - Corentin Manti

by Staff

Corentin attended the North Island Super Series Trampoline competition in Auckland recently.

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Vink Ends Season On A High

by Michael MacKenzie

Josh Vink’s Otago U13 Basketball team won all their games and won the Queenstown Apple U13 tournament overall.

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Co-ed Cup moves on for first time in 10 years

by Michael MacKenzie

On Thursday 24th September, the annual Co-ed sports tournament was held in Dunedin, with football, badminton, basketball, hockey and netball all being played.

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Hip Hop

by Katrina Kerr-Bell

Congratulations to Ona Fraser and her duo who came 3rd in New Zealand at the Hip Hop Unite Nationals Championships

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Catholic Social Services Parenting Courses

by Catholic Social Services

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by Doc Edge

We encourage students enrolled in a New Zealand school or tertiary institute to enter their short documentaries in the Doc Edge Schools Student Short Documentary Competition

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Summer Memberships - Unipol Youth

by Michael MacKenzie

Our youth summer memberships include group fitness, netball, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, pool, foosball for all Year 7-13 students as well as full-use of the cardio, weights and functional training zones and a free fitness programme for 15-17 year olds!

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by Sport Otago

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