Kelston, New Zealand
Looking west from a residential to an industrial area in Kelston.
|Local authority||Auckland Council|
|East||Whau River, Avondale|
Kelston is a residential suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. At the 2001 census, it has a population of 3,975. Originally a ceramics manufacturing centre, the area is now mostly residential, including a number of schools. Kelston is located in, and its name has been given to, the Kelston parliamentary electorate.
- Kelston Boys High School is a single-sex state secondary (years 9-15) school with a roll of 682 and a decile rating of 4. is renowned for its rugby union team, the Kelston Boys High 1st XV. The school has produced a number of All Blacks, and regularly wins Auckland, nationwide and even worldwide secondary school rugby championships.
- Kelston Girls College is a single-sex state secondary (years 9-15) school with a roll of 482 and a decile rating of 3.
- Kelston Deaf Education Centre is a coeducational state special school with a roll of 127 and a decile rating of 3. Opened in 1958, Kelston caters for hearing-impaired children from the northern half of the North Island, from preschool to year 15. It has boarding facilities. Some senior classes are held in conjunction with Kelston Boys High School.
- Kelston Intermediate is a coeducational state intermediate (years 7-8) school with a roll of 329 and a decile rating of 3.
- Kelston Primary School is a coeducational state contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 388 and a decile rating of 3.
- St Leonards Road School is a coeducational state contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 515 and a decile rating of 3.