Kelston Boys' High School
Kelston Boys' High School ("KBHS") (Te kura tuarua o nga tamatane o kerehana) 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).
|Kelston Boys' High School|
|Type||State single-sex boys secondary (Year 9-13)|
|Motto||To wisdom with honour|
|Established||1963; 56 years ago|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||83|
|Principal||Mrs Adeline Blair|
|School roll||840 (November 2019)|
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.
The school provides various sport activities which include:
- Cross country
- Sport climbing
- Water polo
- Water skiing
In 1987 the school won 9-0 against Sacred Heart in Senior A1 Tennis but lost 5-4 to Auckland Grammar School. The same year, the schools softball league lost only one game in the whole season.
In 1995 the school won in debating against Western Springs AFC but lost to Green Bay.
During the 1995 rugby season KBHS had won 27-0 against Papakura and had 98 wins over Rotorua Boys' High School, Te Awamutu and Morrinsville, all of which scored three each. The same year, the school won 17-0 against Saint Kentigern College in a semi-final but then lost 30-10 to Auckland Grammar School.
In 1997 the school's trampoline diver Todd Anderson came in first place with 134.6 points while Bruce Utatao scored 78 in golf. The same year the school lost to Otahuhu College in the touch rugby final but won every other game prior to the loss.
According to the 2012 Education Review Office report the school had 949 pupils out of which 28 were international. Out of those, 20% are Māori, 13% are Pākehā, 29% are Samoan, 8% Tongan, 4% Asian, 19% are identified as Pacific Islanders, 3% are Cook Island Māori, 2% are Niuean, 8% are of other ethnicity and 10% Indian and Fijian (5% each).
- Danny Codling - Bronze medalist (welterweight) 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games
- Jake Butler All White
- Rodger Gray - NZ Captain
- Danny Hay - former Walsall, Leeds, Kingz and also for Perth Glory and All White
- Tony Laus - former All White
- John Morris - former All White and retired Headmaster at Auckland Grammar School
- Darren Young - former Barnsley FC, Football Kingz, Waterford United, Athlone Town AFC,
- Patrick Ah Van - New Zealand Warriors
- David Fusitua - New Zealand Warriors
- James Gavet - New Zealand Warriors
- Awen Guttenbeil - Kiwis
- Ben Henry - New Zealand Warriors
- Epalahame Lauaki - Kiwi, Mate Ma'a Tonga
- Tuimoala Lolohea - New Zealand Warriors
- Duane Mann - former Kiwis Captain
- Suaia Matagi - Toa Samoa
- Jarrod McCracken - former Kiwis captain
- Matt Rua - former Kiwi
- Iosia Soliola - Kiwis and Toa Samoa
- Shalom Suniula - former Junior Kiwi
- Misi Taulapapa - Toa Samoa
- Va'aiga Tuigamala - Toa Samoa
- Bill Tupou - New Zealand Warriors
- Pita Ahki- New Zealand Sevens
- Steven Bates - All Blacks
- Loki Crichton - Manu Samoa
- DJ Forbes - current All Blacks Sevens captain
- Jason Hewitt - All Blacks
- Nathan Hughes - London Wasps, England Rugby
- James Johnston - Manu Samoa
- Sione Lauaki - All Blacks, Pacific Island team member
- Trevor Leota - Manu Samoa, London Wasps (England), Stade Montois (France), Cheetahs (South Africa)
- Kees Meeuws - All Blacks
- Jonathan Meredith - Manu Samoa
- Mils Muliaina - All Black
- Apollo Perelini - Manu Samoan, North Harbour (NZ), Sale Sharks (England)
- John Senio - Manu Samoa
- Kevin Senio - All Blacks
- Stephen Shennan - Romania
- Boris Stankovich - London Irish, SC Graulhet, SC Albi, Leicester Tigers, Newport Gwent Dragons
- Andrew Suniula - US rugby
- Roland Suniula - US rugby
- Shalom Suniula - US rugby
- Mose Tuiali'i - All Blacks
- Va'aiga Tuigamala - All Blacks & Manu Samoa
- Anthony Tuitavake - All Blacks
- Sam Tuitupou - All Blacks
- Lolagi Visinia - New Zealand Sevens
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