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Kavanagh College

Issue 24 2018

10th – Sunday 12th August: Bishop’s Shield

13th August: NCEA Fees due

14th August: ICAS Maths Competition

15th August: Kavanagh Day

17th August: Teacher only Day

22nd – Tuesday 28th August:Years 11-13 Suspended Timetable/Assessment week

30th August: Careers and Course Planning Evening Yrs 10-12, 7.30pm, Auditorium

31st August: Year 13 Otago University Course Planning day at school


Tracy O'Brien

Principal's Message

by Tracy O'Brien

Greetings Kia ora

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Kavanagh Day

KAVANAGH DAY—Wednesday 15 August

by Maria Menzies

Kavanagh Day is the College’s Feast Day when the whole school gathers together to celebrate our unity and our diversity. Students are able to wear House Colours to school.

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School Closed - Teacher Only Day Friday 17 August

by Steve Read

The Dunedin Catholic Schools Kahui Ako Community of Learning Expo will be held at Kavanagh College on Friday 17 August

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Bursar's Office

by Anna Louw-Young

Change of Opening Hours

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Bishop's Shield 10-12 August

by Staff

This weekend, Kavanagh College is competing in the annual Bishop's Shield Speech and Drama competition between the Southern Region's Catholic Secondary Schools - St Kevin's College (Oamaru), Kavanagh College, St Peter's College (Gore) and Verdon College (Invercargill).

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Faith Facts

by Laurel Lanner

Week 3

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India Expedition 07/07/18-28/07/18

by Polly Smith

Sixteen students, two teachers and the expedition leader from Antipodeans Abroad have shared the adventure of a lifetime in India.

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Earbuds available from Anna at the Bursar's Office

Junior Students need to remember their earbuds for Music classes.

by Georgie Watts

The wonderful Anna in the Bursar's office has them available to buy for a very reasonable $6.

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Music Squad at Domincan Mass

Dominican Mass

by Georgie Watts

Music Squad were honoured to again be part of the wonderful Mass for St Dominic held at Holy Name last Friday.

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Molly, Sarah and Haylee following instructions!

OC18 get busy!

by Georgie Watts

It's all go in Term 3!

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Tutoring for Years 11-13 students

by Paula Stewart

Tutoring in English, Maths and Science is on a Wednesday between 2.10-4.00pm in B2.1

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Two from Two!

by Sharon McKay

For the second year in a row Kavanagh College has a finalist in the New Zealand Spelling Bee competition.

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2018 NCEA Exam Fees

by Bursar

Payment of NCEA fees for Years 11, 12 and 13 is due by Monday 13 August 2018

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Calling all Advertisers for the Yearbook/Magazine 2018

by Pauline Ireland-Kenny

Every year at Kavanagh College we publish a yearbook/magazine, recording the history and achievements of our school year. Our twenty-ninth magazine will again be a quality publication, with glossy pages set in laser print. The 2017 full colour version can be seen on the school website.

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Congratulations to Jayden Apuwai-Bishop

by Lawrence Bishop

New Zealand Curling has just named their National Curling Teams for the 2018/2019 season, with Jayden Apuwai-Bishop named in the Men's U21 Team to compete in Finland in early January 2019.

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Boys hockey

Hockey Reports

by Michael MacKenzie

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by Anita Van den Beld

On Monday we had Roberta and Graham from Eclipse Cheerleading run a free session for Kavanagh students.

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Y7 PE lesson netball sport

Mount Aspiring Interchange

by Shaun Haig

Attention Year 8 Parents

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New hoops!!

by Anita Van den Beld

We have managed to get a Basketball and Netball hoop put in the Year 7 and 8 area. They look great and are already being used by the junior school. Get out there and try them out!!

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Senior Sports Awards 2018

by Michael MacKenzie

The Senior Sports awards are being held on Wednesday 24th October for all Year 11-13 students, the second week back in Term 4.

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Softball Otago-Female Development Trainings

by Anita Van den Beld

Softball Otago is holding some development trainings for females aged 11-18 years old, weekly from Sunday the 26th of August 10.00am-12.00pm. To register please text 0223605775 or email

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How to Set Up Your Tweens and Teens for Independence and Success

by Sue Porter

Kavanagh is offering a free seminar to parents called How to Set Up Your Tweens and Teens for Independence and Success, at Otago Girls High School

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by St Peter Chanel School

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