By Katrina Kerr-Bell | Posted: Tuesday October 23, 2018
Our 2018 Senior Prizegiving is being held on Thursday 1 November in the Christian Brother’s Gymnasium (Hall/Gym) starting at 7.00pm. This is always a very special occasion where it is our privilege to celebrate the academic successes of our Year 11-13 students and to farewell our leavers, in particular, our Year 13 students. We ask that all students, looking immaculate in their full school uniform including blazers, be seated by 6.45pm in the body of the Hall. We would appreciate it if parents could all be seated by 6.55pm. Please notify the school office if you have special parking requirements. While some of our students’ results do not meet the criteria to be congratulated publicly during prizegiving, many have also had pleasing individual course results.
Leaver’s Mass and Year 13 Leaver’s Morning Tea
The Leavers Mass will take place in the Auditorium at 9.50am on Friday 2nd November. Students are asked to be at school in uniform by 9.00am in the Senior Common Room prior to the Mass. Year 13 students and their parents/caregivers are invited to the Mass and a farewell morning tea which will be held in the Senior Common Room/Bodkin Yard immediately after the Leaver’s Mass on Friday 2nd November.
External Examinations and NZQA Entry slips
The external examinations are fast approaching. Senior students are on study leave from approximately 11.00am on Friday 2nd November. For the rest of that week, students are on exam study leave and are not required to be on site. For students requiring extra support, subject teachers will be available for tutorials during their regular scheduled class periods until the Friday. Please ensure that your son/daughter knows the times for each examination and that they are well prepared for each one. Tutorials are available in most subjects and a timetable of these is on the school website and published in the weekly newsletter. *NZQA Examination Entry slips will be issued to all students. These must be taken to each exam that they sit, as they cannot be admitted into exams without them! Students may wear mufti to external examinations.
Examination absences - Illness or Personal Emergencies
It is vital that you phone the school office at 8.00am on the day of the exam if your son/daughter cannot attend the examination (illness or personal emergency). *A Derived Grade form is available from Mr Waterworth and must be taken to the doctor for signing. Both this Derived Grade form and a Doctor’s certificate will be required before a derived grade can be applied for. Note that a student who fails to turn up to an examination means that the exam supervisors will have to contact home.
Peer Support Training (for 2019 Year 13 students) takes place on Monday the 12th November and Wednesday the 5th December from 9.30 until approx 3.00pm in the Senior Common Room. This is a great opportunity for students to give something back to the school in the way of assisting new students integrate into the College. Names are to be given to Mrs Kerr-Bell.
We ask that students return all materials belonging to Kavanagh College (texts and resources) so that stocktaking can take place. Students are expected to return resources to staff after external examinations have finished. Please check with the Bursar in advance to see if any money is owed.
Course Confirmation 2019 (Check the Kavanagh College Website or the ODT on Sat 12th Jan, Wed 16th Jan and Sat 19th Jan)
Students have already made choices about what subjects they intend/hope to take in 2019. Confirmation into these courses will depend upon two things. Firstly, the Heads of Departments will approve course entry depending upon the entry criteria stated in the course booklet and each individual’s results. Secondly, students must turn up to confirm their course at Course Confirmation Day on Monday 28th January 2019 at 1.00pm in the Christian Brother’s Gym. Students who are overseas or unavailable on that day are asked to confirm prior to leaving school this year, or to leave a message at the office early next year. Students who do not confirm cannot be guaranteed places in their preferred courses. On Tuesday 29th January between 1.00-3.00pm, all Year 11-13 students are to be at school in full school uniform. On Wednesday 30th Years 11-13 students start at 11.10am in full school uniform.