LEADING CO-EDUCATIONAL COLLEGE

St Kevin's College is an Integrated, Catholic, Year 9 to 15, secondary, boarding and day school situated in Oamaru, New Zealand. It has a long-established tradition of academic excellence and outstanding all-round achievement. The College was founded in 1927 by the Christian Brothers and is set in 27 hectares of park like surroundings, offering superb facilities and world class educational opportunities. Students have the opportunity to excel academically, culturally and in sporting pursuits. We provide meaningful leadership opportunities and strive to create an environment that challenges our young people to deepen their personal spirituality in an authentic and relevant way. The College family has a culture that celebrates success.  

As a school in the Edmund Rice Tradition, our staff are passionate educators. We live the tradition by modeling a genuine concern for those at the margins. We have a strong culture of service to others and active social justice projects.   

St Kevin's College aims to produce graduates who are well equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, resilient, with a strong work ethic, leadership skills and a sense of social justice.

Our Mission Statement: Confident, Connected, Actively Involved, Life-long Learners, Inspired by Gospel Values.  The core College Values are Family, Integrity, Respect and Excellence.

The cornerstones of education at St Kevin’s College are the Christian values embodied in the Catholic faith. The College aims to provide opportunities for leadership to equip students to stand up for their values and principles as well as developing the whole person by providing a well-rounded education. St Kevin’s College is well resourced with excellent facilities and state of the art ICT equipment.

St Kevin’s College provides high quality holistic education. Students have the opportunity to excel academically, culturally and in sporting pursuits.Our focus is on encouraging participation and involvement. Academically our NCEA results are among the highest in the country. Our dedicated staff enable students to achieve the qualifications they need to pursue their dreams. 

Culturally our students are exposed to a strong tradition of public speaking, debating, singing, music and drama. Regular cultural competitions and performances take place both in our auditorium and throughout the region.

Sport is important at St Kevin’s with all students being encouraged to participate, this results in a broad base of teams. A range of sports are available including netball, rugby, hockey, basketball, soccer, kayaking, rowing and softball. The College has its own golf course, swimming pool, turf and gymnasium.