Kavanagh’s Gifted and Talented Programme ensures that students who need to be challenged and supported with extending their learning are provided for. The Dean of Gifted and Talented works with parents, students and subject teachers to not only provide accelerated learning opportunities when needed, but also pastoral support through understanding the variety of needs of gifted and talented students.
Kavanagh College also offers an Opportunity Class for students who wish to be part of a programme above and beyond the New Zealand Curriculum. The Opportunity Class is a multi-level learning approach that provides the chance for students to focus on passion projects through self-directed learning. Students also work on 21st century learner skills and through field trips, connect to the talents that the wider community has to offer, such as participating in activities at the prestigious, Otago University. This class works together for 2 hours a fortnight on a passion project.
Wednesday July 1, 2020
An amazing opportunity is available for one or two Year 7 or Year 8 students.
Tuesday June 30, 2020
We are constantly creating educational programmes for our students that match their skills and talents. As part of this, we need to hear from parents and carers about our gifted learners.
Wednesday February 26, 2020
Once again there is a wonderful opportunity for three Year 10 students to take part in the Marine Science extension work at Portobello.