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.
2017 is the inaugural year of establishing a Gifted and Talented learning hub at St. Mary's, Kaikorai. The OC class from Kavanagh College travel to the school each week to collaborate with the primary pupils and work on their passion projects.
Monday September 24, 2018
Our gifted and talented group of students from the Kāhui Ako have spent this term thinking about thinking!
Tuesday September 4, 2018
OC18 talked this week about government within society, who should rule, how they should rule, and they discussed what laws were essential to the smooth running of their society.
Sunday August 26, 2018
OC18 contemplated a world in which rings of invisibility exist, as in the tale of morality as told in Plato's "Republic".