Welcome to Kelston Boys High School
The School is the only single sex State Boys’ school in West Auckland, is forty nine years old and has a roll of just under a thousand students. The School enrols students from a broad geographical area encompassing the entire City of Waitakere. International Student enrolments are welcomed.
‘LOVES ME NOT’ TRAINING DAY
Year 12 students at Kelston Boys High School were involved in a one day training workshop facilitated by Police School Community Officers, Social practitioners and staff. The boys gained social skills in recognising healthy relationships; but also an understanding about what is unhealthy in a relationship and how to do something about it. The groups of 20 worked through a series of exercises and impressed the Police with the way they learnt new skills to help build a better society.
Some quotes from the police involved:
“From the discussions the workshop encouraged, it was obvious to me the day was very valuable to the students, the community and their future.”
Carl Musto School Community Officer
“LMN was right on the money the boys in my class did not stop working and learning. Feedback forms supported this!!”
Constable Paul Stanko.
"Every student in the class was engaged and participated well. Without exception they were mature and sensible. I spoke to most of the students individually throughout the day and each said they found the programme worthwhile and learnt a lot. Most said it was something that they or their families do not talk about, but is necessary. The workshop rated well in their individual assessments."
Constable Dean Furmenger.
“Had an enjoyable day at your school, boys were good to deal with and I think it gave them a lot to think about. They showed a good attitude especially when we showed them the film about the girl that was beaten up in Australia. I mentioned to Carl that there would be some excellent potential Police Officers at your school. I used to be in recruiting and I wondered if you would like for me and Carl to give a presentation to anyone of them that would be interested in joining.”
Constable Dave Mitchell
Best Schools in Auckland
Extracts from the July 2014 Metro Article
Simon Wilson Editorial p.18
“Among the single-sex state schools, Auckland Grammar, Auckland Girls Grammar, Epsom Girls Grammar, Kelston Girls, Kelston Boys and Westlake Boys High all have reason to feel especially proud.”
Donna Chisholm – Article – Best Schools in Auckland
“At Kelston Boys, Principal Brian Evans tells us they had an NCEA level 2 pass rate in 2010 somewhere in the mid-50s. Our table now shows 72 per cent of school leavers with that level or better. Evans, clearly an inspirational principal, was formerly at De La Salle College, and presumably has applied to his state school much of what he knows works at the Catholic one.
See the July 2014 Copy of Metro for the full article and the tables comparing schools.
Boys Schools Win in Study
As the NZ Herald of June 18 2014 reported that new research by the N.Z. Council for Education Research has revealed that boys who attend single-sex schools are more likely to leave with higher NCEA qualifications the other boys at co-educational schools.
"The percentage of all (male) school-leavers who achieved at least NCEA Level 2 was 7 to 12 percent hgher at the single-sex schools"
"Maori and Pasifika school-leavers from boys' schools were more likely that their conterparts in co-ed schools to gain qualifications"
See link below for full article.
International Rugby Coaching
Rugby Team Coaching Clinic
Kelston Boys High School has a long history of successful school boy Rugby and is known as one of the top Rugby schools in New Zealand.
We now offer these 5 – 3 – 2 Day Programmes to overseas teams, the programme can also be tailored to specific requirements, for example to include ESOL classes based on Rugby or integration with mainstream classes.