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

2015 Head Students and Principal 



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Kavanagh College - PO Box 737 - 340 Rattray Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dates to Remember

30 July:  "Bring your own device" Parent Information Meeting, 7.00pm in the Auditorium
2 August:  Open Day, 2.00pm in the Auditorium
3 August:  Whanau Hui, 5.15pm in the Auditorium
7-9 August:  Bishop's Shield, Gore
11 August:  Years 7-13 Parent Interviews
14 August:  Kavanagh Day and NCEA Fees Due
19-25 August:  Years 11-13 Suspended Timetable/Assessment week
27 August:  Careers and Course Planning Evening 7.30pm in the Auditorium
31 Aug-6 Sept:  Secondary Schools National Sports Tournament Week
7 September:  Teacher only day
15 September:  Secondary Schools Music Festival  
18 September:  Otago Schools Polyfest
25 September:  End of Term 3

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