Kavanagh College is a modern and progressive Catholic co-educational secondary school for students in years 7 to 13. The College is situated in the heart of New Zealand’s most vibrant University City. Catholic Education began on the site in 1876 making Kavanagh College one of the oldest Catholic schools in New Zealand. The College serves the city area and environs, providing excellence in education for Catholic students and others whose parents choose a Catholic education for their children. The College also has a strong international student department where students are supported through to tertiary education.
Kavanagh College is known for its balanced academic, cultural and sporting curriculum, combining modern facilities with the latest technology in a vibrant University City environment. Teachers are highly qualified and support students in diverse learning settings. Students are encouraged to excel and develop skills to maximise their opportunities and potential. The College has a unique special character that imbues all aspects of learning based on its core values of respect, service, justice and truth. This is evident through positive peer and staff relationships, outstanding achievement and a vibrant school spirit.