Principals Message

By Tracy O'Brien | Posted: Thursday June 18, 2015

Tena Koutou katoa. Greetings.Along with this week's newsletter is thesupplement "ONBOARD" from the Board of Trustees. It is a comprehensive report and "state of the nation" from a governance perspective which is well worth a read.

Our community is well served and led by our Board of Trustees with a lot of work going on behind the scenes. As Principal I appreciate their efforts, expertise and support for the staff, students and management team of the College. Having this type of stability in the school community allows us to focus in on the core business of educating our young and providing a strong platform to allow students to flourish and succeed. The Board also asks the hard questions in making sure we are being true to our mission as a Catholic school as well as planning for the future. A house divided cannot stand so this is a vital part of the foundation of success for Kavanagh College and indeed any organisation.

Congratulations to our sports teams who defended our Dunedin Co-ed Sports tournament title this week. It was great to retain the Cup. A number of codes and individuals are performing admirably in winter sports. Win, lose or draw we have to keep our core values intact on and off the field, so my thanks to players, coaches and supporters for adhering to this maxim. The way we do things is as important as the result-sometimes moreso!

Another area of commendation goes to our senior students for their respect and impeccable conduct at the Senior Formal held last Saturday at the Dunedin Town Hall. It was a pleasure to be associated with this outstanding group and it was indeed a delight- ful occasion. Thanks to the student organising committee, staff and parent help to make the entire evening a success. It was also great to get such glowing comments from the Dunedin Town Hall staff on how our students conducted themselves throughout the entire evening.

Let's keep in our prayers the Kerr-Bell and Kelly families who have had bereavements this past week.

May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Tracy O’Brien