Kelston Boys' High School

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Kelston Boys' High School
Archibald Road,
Coordinates 36°53′59″S 174°39′56″E / 36.8997°S 174.6656°E / -36.8997; 174.6656Coordinates: 36°53′59″S 174°39′56″E / 36.8997°S 174.6656°E / -36.8997; 174.6656
Type State single-sex boys secondary (Year 9-13)
Motto To wisdom with honour
Established 1963
Ministry of Education Institution no. 83
Principal Mr B. F. Evans
School roll 684[1] (July 2017)
Socio-economic decile 3H[2]

Kelston Boys' High School ("KBHS") is an all-boys state secondary school in Kelston, a suburb in the Waitakere region of Auckland, New Zealand. It was created in 1963 when the roll of Kelston High School (formed in 1954) became too large for the site on the corner of Archibald and Gt North Rds. The boys moved to a new site further down Archibald Road, leaving the original site to be the home of Kelston Girls High School (now Kelston Girls' College).

Although the school is known for the strength of its various sports teams, it has also had some notable achievements in music, dance and theatresports and produced some outstanding academic results.

The school has consistently had strong rugby teams in the top Auckland division, producing several All Blacks and international players. Kelston Boys have won the National top 4 rugby tournament five times (1989, 1995, 1996,1999, and 2011) sharing the most wins with Wesley College. Kelston Boys have also won the Condor National sevens tournament five times (2002, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). The former All Black coach Graham Henry is a former headmaster. The previous principal, who retired in April 2011, Stephen Watt played for the Auckland regional team in the 1970s (where he was affectionately nicknamed 'The Kicking Prop' for his unusual goalkicking prowess). Brian Evans is the current principal; he coached the women's Black Ferns national side to rugby world cup victory in 2010.

Long standing Member of Parliament and Speaker of the House of Representatives Jonathan Hunt taught history at Kelston Boys'.

Notable alumni[edit]

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Public service[edit]



  • Danny Codling - Bronze medalist (welterweight) 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games



Rugby League[edit]

Rugby Union[edit]


Touch Rugby[edit]


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 2 August 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hip hop dancers take world title". Western Leader. 7 August 2008. 

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