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 



Looking for a Dunedin Catholic Primary school? St Bernadettes (Forbury), St Brigids (Andy Bay), St Francis Xavier (Mornington), St Josephs (Port), St Josephs (Cathedral), St Marys (Kaikorai), St Marys (Mosgiel), St Peter Chanel (Green Island), Sacred Heart


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.



Parent Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 1 April in the school Gymnasium. We would strongly encourage students to attend with their caregivers. Interviews will be running from 2.30pm until 7.30pm with all staff taking a tea break from 5.00pm – 5.45pm.

You will need to know the names of your child's teachers. Booking will close at 3:00pm on Tuesday.

The web address is http://www.parentinterviews.co.nz or you can click on the link at the bottom of our website www.kavanagh.co.nz The school code for Wednesday is XJPDJ. After logging on you can book interviews with each staff member.

School will finish for all students at 2:00pm. Buses will be running at the usual times.

Please note that Mr Lawrence Bishop is not available for interviews on this day.


Years 7 & 8 Sports Information

Please click on the following link www.kavanaghsport.com followed by "Our Sports" then "Years 7 & 8".


The 2015 Musical - Oliver

April 29th – May 1st

Kavanagh Sports

Athletics Day 2015