St Kevin’s College

Introducing St Kevin’s College

St Kevin’s College is a high achieving coeducational secondary school, in the Catholic tradition. We were established in 1927 and currently educate 450 students from Year 9 to Year 13,  offering a full range of academic subjects, sports and cultural opportunities.

We are located in the picturesque, historic seaside town of Oamaru. Our campus is set on 26 hectares with outstanding onsite facilities including an equestrian arena, swimming pool and expansive sports grounds. We have excellent modern classrooms set in a park-like environment. Our specialist teachers and a dedicated International Department help international students to thrive in their study.

Oamaru is the gateway to the stunningly beautiful Southern Alps. Crystal blue rivers and Waitaki Lakes, making it an ideal location for our outdoor programmes. During the year students have the opportunity to cycle local bike trails, tramp in the Aoraki-Mt Cook region, ski at our local fields and kayak at our lake camp.

International Students

Students from many different countries make up the St Kevin’s College Family.  We have boarding or homestay options for up to 24 international students who are welcomed and respected.  Our local students benefit greatly from learning about other cultures and languages.

English Language Support

English language diagnostic assessments are undertaken on arrival and students are provided with English language support that best meets their individual needs. If a student is at a beginner level, we offer an intensive English Programme, where the student has either 1 to 1 teaching or is part of a very small group.  This programme is usually held over a period of up to 10 weeks.

Religious Affiliation

We are a state-integrated Catholic co-educational secondary school but we welcome religious diversity.

Educational Outcomes

Most students who graduate will go on to study at university or polytechnic or will embark on trade studies  Many of our international students progress successfully to further tertiary study.

Uniform

Our students wear a school uniform.  Uniform is supplied and is not an extra cost.

Application Requirements

A completed application form which is available from our website: www.stkevins.school.nz

Additional fees

There may be additional fees for outdoor education or some sporting activities.  We welcome any queries you may have about the many opportunities that are available and their cost.

Academic subjects

Academic results at St Kevin’s College are well above the national average in all senior levels. 

Year 11 Year 12 Year 13
Religious Studies Religious Studies Religious Studies
Art

Drama

Music

Visual Art – (Painting, Photography, Sculpture)

Drama

Music

Visual Art – (Painting, Sculpture, Photography)

Drama

Music

English

Maori Studies

Mandarin

English

Maori Studies

Mandarin

English

Maori Studies

Mandarin

Mathematics

 

Mathematics – Algebra

Mathematics – Statistics

Mathematics – Calculus

Mathematics – Statistics

Physical Education

 

Physical Education

Senior High Performance

Physical Education

Senior High Performance

Agriculture/Horticulture

Science

 

Agriculture/Horticulture

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Agriculture/Horticulture

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Business Studies

Geography

History

Business Studies

Geography

History

Accounting

Classical Studies

Economics

Geography

History

Textile Design and Manufacturing

Design and Visual Communication

Computing

Food Technology

Digital Technology

Product Design and Manufacturing

Textile Design and Manufacturing

Design and Visual Communication

Computing

Food Technology

Digital Technology

Product Design and Manufacturing

Textile Design and Manufacturing

Design and Visual Communication

Computing

Food Technology

Digital Technology

Product Design and Manufacturing

Equestrian Studies

Hospitality

Languages are offered through distance / correspondence learning

 

 

Equestrian Studies

Hospitality

High Performance Sports Programme

Languages are offered through distance / correspondence learning

Equestrian Studies

Hospitality

High Performance Sports Programme

Languages are offered through distance / correspondence learning

Sports offered
Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Equestrian, Exercising, Football / Soccer, Golf, Hockey, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Netball, Rowing, Rugby, Swimming, Skiing / Snowboarding, Tennis.  We also have very close connections with several sports clubs within the town.

Extra curricular activities
Student participation at St Kevin’s College is very high.  As well as the team and individual sports on offer, students have many artistic and performance opportunities such as band(s), choir, photography and plays. They can learn to play an instrument and through our connections within the town perform in musical productions and learn dance.

Tuition Fees

One Term $6200
Two Terms $9300
Three Terms $12400
Four Terms $15500