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K AVA N A H OLLE E


Bringing the world to

Kavanagh

New Zealand

Central Otago

DUNEDIN

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Tena Koutou Katoa. Greetings It is a privilege to work and lead in a school that strives to be a centre of learning excellence. The hallmark of Kavanagh College is its positive caring atmosphere, commitment to high standards and focus on student learning.

History In 1876 education began on our site making it the oldest Catholic school in New Zealand. Originally it was a boy's only school named St Paul's and then in 1987 the boy's and girl's Catholic high schools combined, new buildings were erected and Kavanagh College was established.

Kavanagh is recognised as a leading provider of international education. We are a multi-cultural school that values diversity and seeks to embrace students from all over the world. There is strong demand for places in the College which demonstrates the high esteem Kavanagh College is held in the community.

Tracy O’Brien - PRINCIPAL

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Aotearoa New Zealand

Facts: Capital: Wellington Largest City: Auckland Oldest City: Dunedin Calling code: +64 Population: 4.5 million

Ethnic Groups: 78% European 14.6% Maori 9.2% Asian 6.9% Pacific peoples

Official Languages: 95.9% English 4.1% Maori

Main International Airports: Auckland, Christchurch

New Zealanders are known as: Kiwis

www.newzealand.com

Auckland

NEW ZEALAND

Wellington

Christchurch

Every year, thousands of students come to New Zealand for quality education in a fun and safe environment.

DUNEDIN

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Otepoti

Dunedin Facts Calling code: 3 Population: 125,000 Number of students: 25,000

Average Temperature Summer Autumn Winter Spring

20 C 16 C 10 C 17 C

Distance from Dunedin Airport 20 minutes by car Excellent beaches, golf courses, art galleries, theatres and restaurants. www.dunedin.govt.nz New Zealand education is world class from High Schools to Universities and Polytechnics. A New Zealand education will open doors for you.

There is nowhere else in the world quite like New Zealand.

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Year 7 & 8

Year 9

Year 12

Year 11

Year 10

Year 13

ESOL or RE

ESOL or RE

ESOL or RE

ESOL or RE

ESOL or RE

ESOL or RE

Art

English

English

English

English

Options

English

Health & PE

Health & PE

Health & Recreation

Health & PE

Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics

Options

Mathematics

Science

Science

Science

Accounting

Music

Social Studies

Social Studies

Science

Options

Social Studies

Options

Options

Technology

Art History Accounting

Art – Painting

Art – Practical

Art – Photography

Art – Photography

Art – Printmaking

Art

Biology

Biology

Food and Nutrition

Art

Art

Digital Technology

Hard Materials

Chemistry

Chemistry

Drama

Drama

Drama

Soft Materials

Classical Studies

Classical Studies

French

Economics

Economics

Digital Technology

Drama

German

French

French

Drama

Economics

Spanish

German

Geography

Economics

Electronics

Graphics

Spanish

German

Electronics

English

Maori

Graphics

Graphics

French

French

Music

Maori

History

Geography

Geography

Food and Nutrition

Music

Music

German

German

Hard Material

Sports Studies

Physical Education

Soft Materials

Graphics

Graphics

History

History

Technology

Technology

ICT

ICT

Food and Nutrition

Food and Nutrition

Mathematics

Hard Materials

Hard Materials

Mathematics with Calculus

Soft Materials

Soft Materials

Mathematics with Statistics

Tourism Travel and Life skills

ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages RE – Religious Education PE – Physical Education

Media Studies

Mathematics with Statistics

Music

Music

National Cert in Building and Construction

Physics

Physical Education

Physical Education

Technology

Physics

Food and Nutrition

Sports Studies

Hard Materials Soft Materials

Technology Hard Materials Mechanical Engineering Soft Material Practical Foods Tourism Travel and Life skills

PISA New Zealand consistently ranks in the top 5 in the PISA study 2000 – 2009

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Kavanagh College offers a balanced academic curriculum which is internationally recognised. ESOL

(English for Speakers of Other

Languages) We have no formal entry requirements. During orientation an assessment of the English level of the student is made. ESOL classes are small and students will be given an individualised programme. Students will develop the valuable skills essential for success while in New Zealand and beyond. We offer NCEA Unit Standards. We also offer preparation courses for students studying towards IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and Cambridge Mainsuite examinations as required.

Languages German French Spanish Maori Latin can be supported

secondary education. It is the highest academic achievement in the country.

Recent Outstanding Achievements 'Outstanding Achievement and Top Scholar' in NZ for Technology Adam Gorrie 'Outstanding Achievement and Top Scholar' in NZ for Drama Evan Fenemor

Other Scholarships English - Edwin Greensmith-West History - Michaela Deadman Mathematics - Matthew Toomey Photography - Madeleine Roberts Physics, Statistics & Modelling Ho Tuan Tiong

Entry into University Kavanagh College offers excellent pathways for higher education, students from Kavanagh College have been accepted into Universities in the United States, England, Australia and throughout Asia. We offer a wide range of courses and have a reputation for academic excellence. NCEA Pass Rates

Scholarships In New Zealand the Scholarship Examination caters for the top 1% of academic students in New Zealand

Level 1

- 90.1%

Level 2

- 87.9%

Level 3

- 84.8%

University Entrance - 83.7%

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Kavanagh College offers a range of outdoor experience opportunities including but not limited to: • Year 13 Geography field trip to Queenstown • Biology field trips • Ski trips • Mountain Biking • Tramping • Year 12 PE Bike trip on the Rail Trail • Year 12 Retreat/Camp • Year 13 Retreat/Camp • Year 10 Camps (surfing, rock climbing, horse riding, tramping) • Orienteering

OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES

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SPORT Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Athletics Athletics Day Cricket Futsal Rowing Snr Catholic Quad Softball St Kevin's Interschool Tennis Touch Rugby Volleyball Water polo Y9 Beach Day

Badminton

Badminton

Basketball Co-Ed Dunedin Schools Tournament

Basketball Hockey Netball NZ – Tournament week (winter)

Cricket Futsal Otago – Tournament week (summer)

Hockey Jnr Catholic Quad Netball Rugby Soccer

Rugby Soccer Swim sports

Softball Tennis Touch Rugby Volleyball Water Polo Jnr sports prizegiving Snr sports prizegiving

Summer Programme For International fee paying students not sitting NCEA examinations at the end of the year, we offer a two week programme of travel, fun and education. Week 1 consists of a trip to Invercargill, Te Anau and Queenstown which will be chaperoned by school staff and Week 2 offers a Dunedin and Otago region based week.

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CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

The Music Department runs a wide array of extracurricular music ensembles including the Junior Choir, A Cappella vocal ensemble, Show Band (for the production), Jazz Combo and School Orchestra.

Kavanagh College Pacific Group “Pacifika Vibes� performs for the NZ Minister of Education on her official visit.

Music Kavanagh has excellent music resources and these are available to students of all year groups and ensembles are encouraged to get together at interval and lunch times.

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We have excellent Music technology facilities for music students and use Sibelius, GuitarPro and Garage-Band. We have Mac computers hooked up with the MIDI keyboards and direct digital recording for the guitar students.


stage lighting and a professional sound system. For all budding theatre technicians, there is Kavanagh TV Network (KTVN), Kavanagh's in-house technical team who are responsible for the operation of all technical design and equipment.

CLUBS Pacifica Vibes Cultural Dance Group

Performing Arts

Electronics Environmental Group

The Drama Department presents a major Musical Production annually and also runs a performing arts group called 'The Company', which performs a Christmas Pantomime every year to primary schools in the city. Many of the senior dramas are performed around the city in Museums and Art Galleries.

Knitting Club 'Knitty Gritty' Tramping Spanish 'Zorro Club' Performing Arts Group 'The Company' A Cappella Ukulele Group Orienteering Group Astronomy Club

The auditorium is frequently transformed into a 'real' theatre with

Running Social Justice Projects (various)

Behind the Scenes

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UNIFORM Boy's (junior) Year 7 – 10 Dark grey shirt. Mid grey trousers. Navy blue v neck jersey with Kavanagh crest. Black leather lace up school shoes. School tie, red with navy stripes.

Boy's (senior) Year 11 – 13 White long sleeve shirt.

Girls (junior) Year 7 – 10

Mid grey trousers.

White pointed collar shirt.

Navy blue v neck jersey with Kavanagh crest.

Navy blue v neck jersey with Kavanagh logo.

Black leather lace up school shoes.

Black leather lace-up school shoes.

School tie, red with navy stripes.

Hosiery - Navy tights or white school ankle socks.

Kavanagh Blazer.

School tie, red with navy stripes.

Year 13 wear mufti on Friday

Kilt.

Girls (senior) Year 11 – 13 Same as year 7-10. Plus the Kavanagh blazer.

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SCHOOL CAMPUS

Kavanagh College is a modern inner city school in the University City of Dunedin. There are over 20,000 students in the city. Teaching and learning is conducted in modern facilities which include computer suites, laboratories, library, building and engineering facilities, a hospitality kitchen, fabric design suite, performing arts suite and an auditorium. For physical pursuits we offer a gymnasium with a full size basketball court, weights room and tennis courts. The school is 5 minutes away from an Olympic sized swimming pool, bowling greens, golf courses and Otago harbour for water sports.

• Kavanagh College is a 5 minute walk from the CBD. • No fixed entry criteria. • 890 students. • 40 international students – limited places for each nationality. • Multi-cultural school with students from the Pacific Islands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Malaysia. • Quality ESOL programme. • Homestay accommodation is supervised by the school. • Airport pick-up is provided by the school.

TERM DATES Term Term Term Term

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1 2 3 4

Late January Early April Late July Early October

Mid April Mid July Late September Early December


Student Welfare Student safety and welfare is paramount. We offer a safe and caring environment for our students and can provide same language support when necessary. Kavanagh College is a signatory of the Ministry of Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code of Practice are available at school or on the Ministry web site www.minedu.govt.nz. The Director of International Students takes care of the Pastoral needs of students, the Head Teacher of ESOL is responsible for academic programmes and the Homestay Co-ordinator supervises our homestay families.

Homestay At Kavanagh we understand the importance of a happy and successful homestay experience for students. We endeavour to accommodate students with families from the school community to give them a traditional Kiwi experience. Homestay is full board, you will have your own room and you will provided three meals a day. We have a dedicated homestay coordinator who offers support to homestay families and students. Kavanagh College has a roll of 880 domestic students and we have a limit on International enrolments, we also limit the number of students from any one country. Our limits ensure we can provide a high level of care to each student.

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I do not think I will forget such an incredible experience that was filled with surprise and laughter. Everyone seemed to be kind and friendly, what's more, you will be so grateful that KC is creating such a pure English environment for International Students, giving us assistance generously. No matter who you meet, they always have a smile. Come and share this fantastic school, no matter where you are from!"

When I left Brazil, I was excited to come to another country and another school, and I know that when I go home I will miss the school, my host family and all my friends. KC is a good school for International students to learn English; the teachers are patient and always help with everything. Thanks to all KC! I will never forget the time I spent here!� (Eloisa, Brazil, age 16)

(Stephen, China, age 18)

Student Comments

International Team - from left to right Nicki Ridden - Lead ESOL Teacher, Vicki Cullen - Director Scott Reid - ESOL Teacher, Debbie Mitchell - Homestay.

I've been here at KC for two and a half years. I found it is a fantastic thing meeting people from overseas and getting on with them! It was really enjoyable spending time and having great experiences at Kav, which I never had before. I am proud to meet you all in my life in NZ!"

I came to NZ mainly to improve my English and get the experience of being in another country with a different culture. The students at KC are really nice and treat you with respect, you can easily find new friends here. The teachers help you with any problem you might have and I really improved my English. Thanks, Kavanagh!�

(Arisa, Japan, age 18)

(Lucas, Germany, age 17)


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