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
Ph (03) 4773408 - Fax (03) 4790468 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Important Dates:
18 February:  NCEA Information Evening, 7.30pm in the Auditorium
22 February:  School Athletics Day
3 March:  Years 10-13 Parent/tutor teacher mentoring meetings 1.00-5.30pm
21 March:  Anniversary day - no school
22 March:  Parent/Teacher interviews for surnames beginning A-L
23 March:  Parent/Teacher interviews for surnames beginning M-Z
25/29 March:  Easter break - no school
15 April:  End of Term 1

BYOD (General Info)

Sports Website:  www.kavanaghsport.com


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House Points 2015


Points for Academic Excellences,
Sporting and Cultural blues 
still to come!!