Kavanagh College is recognised as one of Otago's leading achievers in co-educational secondary school education. The College strives to educate young people through a wide range of learning opportunities relevant to 21st century living. Considerable emphasis is placed on personal development, spiritual growth through our special character, leadership and community awareness. This is achieved through:

  • Excellence in pastoral care
  • Excellence in academic, cultural and sporting achievement
  • Excellence in developing and enhancing our special catholic character.

Most of all Kavanagh College is a strong learning community where students, teachers and parents work in unison to build well rounded, confident and connected young people who go forth to make a difference in the world.


Principal’s message:

Tena Koutou Katoa. Greetings.

It is a privilege to work and lead in a community that strives to be a centre of learning excellence. The hallmark of Kavanagh is it's positive caring atmosphere, commitment to high standards and focus on student learning. Our fantastic students and staff commit to core gospel values (Respect,Service Justice,Truth) which underpins a safe and healthy environment. There is strong demand for places in the college which demonstrates the high esteem Kavanagh is held in the community.


Kia ora Koutou Katoa


Tracy O'Brien

The Leadership Team 



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Kavanagh College - PO Box 737 - 340 Rattray Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Ph (03) 4773408 - Fax (03) 4790468 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2015 Information:

The school office will be open from Monday 2 February.

pdf2015 Start Dates and Times.pdf

pdf2015 Years 7 & 8 Stationery List.pdf
pdf2015 Years 9 & 10 Stationery List.pdf
pdf2015 Years 11-13 Stationery List.pdf

Prior to the start of Term 1 2015 the Uniform Shop will be open on Friday 16 January, Saturday 17 January, Friday 30th January and Saturday 31 January between 10am - 2pm.  Sales will be cash or cheque only. The Physical Education uniform is bought at the College Bursar's Office and this will be open from Monday 26 January.

Staff vs. Students Volleyball