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Kavanagh College

Issue 23 2022

3rd – 5th August: Australian Maths Competition

7th August: Open Day – 12 noon

8th August: St Dominic’s Feast Day

8th – 12th August: ICAS Writing and Digital Technologies

10th August: Year 7 & 8 Taieri Interchange. Board Meeting 6.00pm in D1.4. Kaiārahi (Tutor Group) Photos

12th August – 14th August: Bishops Shield

15th – 19th August: ICAS English

17th August: School Trustee Parent and Staff Rep nominations close

17th-19th August: Year 13 Geography Trip to Queenstown

22nd August:  School Trustee Student Rep nominations open

23rd August:  Years 7 & 8 Netball Festival

24th August:  School Trustee Parent and Staff Rep voting papers issued.  Year 13 Otago University Course Planning.  Year 10-12 Tutor teacher/parent/student mentoring meetings.  Years 7 & 8 Ariki Cup Cross Country

25th August:  Careers and Course Planning Evening Years 10-12, 7.00pm, Staffroom

26th August:  Otago/Southland NCEA Teacher only day. School closed.  School Formal

28th August:  School Trustee Student Rep nominations close

29th August – 2nd September:  Secondary Schools National Sports Tournament Week - Snr A Netball (Timaru), Girls Football (Dunedin, Boys Football (Invercargill), Hockey (Gore), Girls and Boys Basketball (Dunedin) and U15 Rugby (Nelson)

Contents

PFA

PFA Volunteers for Open Day

by PFA

The Kavanagh College PFA (Parents and Friends Association) provides light refreshments at the upcoming Kavanagh College Open Day on 7th August.

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Kavanagh College School Board Elections

by Maria Menzies

Nominations are open for the election of five parent representatives to the school board.

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Years 10, 11 and 12 Individual Parent/Student/Mentor Interviews - 24th August

by Steve Read

To reflect on goals and explore the careers website with mentor teachers

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Forging new careers for our students

by Rachel Mortimer

Today, we held the third event in our career focus for senior students where people in our community came and shared their careers in an expo session.

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Special Character Reflection

by Maliza and Pippa

“I am not capable of doing big things but I want to do everything, even the smaller things, for the greater glory of God” - St. Dominic

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Gabriel and Pompallier Houses and Year 7s!

by Pesamino Tili

On Monday 8th we will be celebrating the Feast of St Dominic!

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Special Assessment Conditions (SAC) Help Required

by Vicky Jones

In September our senior students will be completing their mock exams and as always we are looking for volunteers who would be willing to give a few hours of their time to support our students

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Otago Classics Quiz

by Georgie Watts

Looking for teams of four Y7/8s and four Y9/10s who are SUPER KEEN on Greek/Roman knowledge to take part in this year's Otago Classics Quiz!

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Celebrating our Academic Excellence

by Staff

We have a number of NCEA students who have already earned an Excellence endorsement or are very close.

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Senior Formal

by Rachel Mortimer

On Friday 26th August from 7.30 pm until 11.00 pm, our College will host the Senior Formal at the Otago Museum

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Year 12 Aoraki Mt. Cook Geography Trip 2022

by Katie Paton, Year 12

On Wednesday morning, July 27th, 21 of the year 12 Geography class students, as well as two teachers, hopped on a bus driven by the awesome Brian. Poor weather caused road closures leading us to detour through the scenic and snowy Lindis Pass, although the drive was long, class spirit was upheld through the keen watching of Mamma Mia.

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Congratulations to our Country Music Singers!

by Georgie Watts

Singers from Kavanagh represented at the Southern Country Music Awards at Forbury Park this last weekend.

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Seasons for Growth

by Ross Mackinnon

Seasons for Growth is an 8-week educational programme with a focus on teaching skills for dealing with and adapting to change and loss that life brings us such as moving schools, friendship breakdowns and parental separation.

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Confirmed Dates for the Otago Maori and Pacific Islands Festival 2022

by Pesamino Tili

Dates: Monday 12 September – Friday 16 September 2022

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New International Students Are Back!

by Nicki Ridden-Angus

This week we welcomed four new international students into our school, after a long time behind NZ's closed borders.

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Cheerleading

by Sarah Pleace

Victoria Pleace, Year 7, competed in the cheerleading South Island Show Offs over the weekend with her club Eclipse Cheerleading.

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Congratulations to our Hip Hop crews!

by Erica Ward

A massive congratulations to our crews and students who participated in the Otago/Southland Hip Hip Competition in Invercargill on the weekend.

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Onsite Physiotherapist

by Staff

Back in Motion will return next term to support our students with a Physiotherapist once a week.

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U-Shop Opening Hours

by Staff

The Dunedin U-SHOP won't be open until 12noon this Friday 5th August due to maintenance of our computer server.

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