This award is open to all students from the age of 14. It is a self-directed programme with support from the school. It has four sections; service, physical recreation, skills and adventurous journey. Information can be found on their website. At Kavanagh College, it is co-ordinated by Rachel Mortimer with assistance from teachers who enjoy tramping.
This fun science programme is run on a Tuesday from 3pm-5pm in the Kavanagh College Science block. From the physics of flying drones to the explosive power of hydrogen, it is time to enjoy new technology and experience some science in the lab.
This programme is held on a Friday night from 7-9pm at the Dunedin Observatory at Robin Hood park. It costs $10 per term and includes activities with telescopes, rockets, aurora hunting, and astrophotography. It is run by Amadeo, a science communicator and teacher from the Otago museum.
All types of Science can happen at Moana pool! A session is held on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:45 pm at Moana pool. It costs $1.50 for the pool entry each time. Amadeo also runs this programme.
On Mondays from 3-5pm in the Kavanagh College lecture theatre, you can learn Spanish language and culture as well as Science. There is cooking, music, art and sports. Amadeo specialises in the Science-Spanish mix!
Students head off to Camp Columba at the end of Year 8 to participate in a week of physical challenges including abseiling, climbing, walking, ropes, zip lines to name a few.
Students at the end of Year 10 embark on a week long camp as part of the Health & Physical Education programme at Kavanagh College. They can choose to participate in one of the following camps: