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Welcome to Kelston Boys' High School

Thank you for considering Kelston Boys' High School for your son’s education.  Enrolment applications are completed online followed by an interview.  Please read the information below to get started.

If you have any questions about the application process, please phone the school office on 09 818 6185 or email

Before you get started you will need the following documentation….


  • Student’s birth certificate, NZ Passport or proof of  Citizenship/ Residency
  • Student’s most recent school report
  • Proof of address (In-Zone enrolments only)


  • Student and parent passports, and current VISA for both parent and student
  • Student’s most recent school report
  • ​​​​​​​Proof of address (In-Zone enrolments only)

If you are unable to access the online enrolment you can download a printable version here or call the main office to collect one.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Kelston Boys' High School Board of Trustees has implemented an Enrolment Scheme/ School Zone as directed by the Ministry of Education, effective Term 1, 2023.​​​​​​​


All students living within our home zone are entitled to enrol if they are eligible to attend. 



Kelston Boys’ High School is able to offer placements to a certain number of students (to be determined by the BoT) who live outside of our home zone. 

Where the number of students exceeds the places available, a ballot will be held, applications will be processed in the following order of priority:

Priority 1: Applicants for enrolment in special programmes: 

KBHS offers 3 bilingual units as special programmes:

  • Onewhero Hīkina Māori Bilingual Akomanga
  • Tōfā Manusina Samoan Bilingual
  • Tongan Bilingual Programme

Priority 2: Applicants who are brothers of current students

Priority 3: Applicants who are brothers of former students

Priority 4: Applicants who are children of former students

Priority 5: Applicants who are children of Board employees or Board members

Priority 6:  All other applicants


Wednesday 7 September 2022

Applications for out-of-zone enrolments must be received to be included in the ballot.

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Ballot Drawn.

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Results of Ballot notified and successful applicants will be offered placement.

Wednesday 27 September 2022

Confirmation from successful applicants to Accept or Decline the offer of placement is required by 4pm.