Posts Tagged ‘Kavanagh College’

Auckland floods ‘silver lining’ for newly renamed Catholic College

Monday, February 13th, 2023
Auckland's deadly floods

An email from the principal of Dunedin’s newly renamed Trinity Catholic College calling Auckland’s deadly floods a “silver lining” has been leaked to the media. Principal Kate Nicholson’s message has hit the headlines – just when she hoped to duck from media about the school’s scandalous past. Expecting the reason (sexual abuse) for the former Read more

Dunedin’s former Kavanagh College renamed after years of lobbying

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Blessed with a new name, Dunedin’s former Kavanagh College is now officially Trinity Catholic College. A dawn service before the start of the 2023 academic year drew about 20 pupils, sexual abuse survivors and members of the public to witness the new era for the school. Kavanagh College’s name was officially changed on 1 January, Read more

Photos of accused abusers removed from Dunedin College

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Photos of three men who have been publicly accused of historical sexual abuse by multiple survivors have been removed from display by Kavanagh College. The three men, Brs Richard Glen, Francis Henery and Victor Sullivan, have died. In March, Dunedin bishop Michael Dooley (pictured) announced a name change for the College. Dooley’s move came after Read more

Kavanagh College teen’s trilogy shows he’s a creative force

Thursday, September 1st, 2022

They say everybody has a book in them, but one Kavanagh College pupil has already proven he has more. Kavanagh College’s Tom Davis (15) has published three books since 2019, a trilogy which now resides in the school library. The Lizard trilogy is a series of books aimed at readers aged 7-13 following the tale Read more

Kavanagh name removed from college

Monday, March 21st, 2022
Kavanagh College

Survivor trauma, systemic failures and a failure to act on a complaint of sexual abuse are the reasons Dunedin bishop, Michael Dooley is changing Kavanagh College’s name to Trinity College. The change takes place on January 1, 2023. The move by Dooley comes after a report shows former Dunedin bishop, John Kavanagh, did not act Read more

Change Kavanagh College’s name

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Regardless of the outcome of any investigation, Kavanagh College’s name should be changed, Dunedin lawyer David More says. Concerns around former Catholic Bishop of Dunedin, Bishop John Kavanagh are the reason for the push to change Dunedin high school’s name. An independent investigation has been started into the way Kavanagh handled sexual abuse complaints during Read more

Independent investigation into Dunedin Catholic Bishop John Kavanagh

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

An independent investigation into the way Dunedin Catholic Bishop John Kavanagh handled sexual abuse complaints has begun. The New Zealand bishops’ conference (NZBC) says these concerns involved a number of victims of abuse in the Dunedin Diocese who had complained that Kavanagh had not properly dealt with their complaints of sexual abuse by priests. The Read more

Decision on school name change to follow after decision from Vatican

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Kavanagh College is named after the late Bishop John Kavanagh, who has been criticised for his handling of a predatory priest. Pressure has been growing for a name change following revelations the late bishop sent Dunedin priest Father Magnus Murray to Australia for counselling instead of contacting the police Read more ALSO Read Kavanagh College Read more

Calls for name change at Kavanagh College

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Tears mixed with calls for healing as more than 50 people gathered in Dunedin to demand a new name for Kavanagh College. The meeting was organised by former Kavanagh College pupils Christian McNab and Sam Murphy following ODT Insight revelations about sexual offending within the Dunedin diocese. Continue reading

Non binary student surprised by school’s supportive stance

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

A 15-year-old Kavanagh College pupil who identifies as neither male nor female has been a “little surprised” at just how supportive the Dunedin Catholic school has been. During the last term of last year Arryn, who identifies as non-binary and asks to be referred to using the pronouns they, their and them instead of he Read more