Term 1 finishes on Friday 12th April. Students return to school for term 2 on Monday 28th April. The school office is closed during the holiday period and all queries will be actioned upon return to term 2.



Ko Taku Reo Deaf Provision Unit


Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education; previously known as Kelston School for the Deaf (KDEC) was established on a site in Archibald Road in 1958. Deaf units connected to Kelston were established in the 1960s, which saw more Deaf children being placed, or “mainstreamed” in regular schools. KDEC used to provide education in a range of satellite classes throughout Auckland and upper North Island. Kelston, which also hosts Ruaumoko Marae, merged with van Asch Deaf Education Centre to become Ko Taku Reo in 2020.

KBHS has been a major partner in the education of young Deaf men for decades by providing quality education in mainstream subjects and providing opportunities in sports and in all other subjects. KBHS has been a pillar of strength for the Deaf boys to be able to succeed in the real world.

We have a number of students in out satelitte unit, who are in our mainstream school. Our students are supported by their Head Teacher Mr Ram Prakash, as well as their Teacher Aides Mrs Caroline Dillon and Mrs Diane Wilford, and NZSL interpreter Ms Tracy Kennedy. Our deaf students are collectively in our whānau system at school and are proud Bean House students in the B1 whānau class of Mr Pat Mose and Ms Brooke Wrathall. 

2024 staff and students

2023 staff and students