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.
Open Evening Presentation
Open Evening Speech by Konrad Tu'ua Year 9
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.
Diamond Jubilee 2014
The 60th Jubilee will take place 26th - 28th September 2014. There will be a full programme of events to celebrate Kelston's past and current diversity. The initial expression of interest feedback has shown huge interest reaching well beyond the local shores so it is looking to be a really exciting time to catch up with others from your high school days.
The committee are really pleased to have received such positive response through the initial communications that have taken place. There is a definite "Kelston High" pride across the full range of decades. We look forward to bringing you all together for what is sure to be a fantastic weekend.