"Pathway, Transitions and Bridges to Tertiary Education"

Kelston Boys High School Services Academy

The Academy’s role is to:

  • Educate
  • Identify
  • Support
  • and Up-skill 20 Senior Students

This is to ensure that they have the best possible start in Employment focusing on a career within the New Zealand Defence Force with our guidance and mentoring.

Academy Programme KBHS

  • NCEA Literacy, Numeracy and one other subject
  • Fitness Development
  • Employment skills
  • Life Education
  • Service Training
    • Military Studies
    • Drill
    • Physical Training and Education
  • Military Camps facilitated by Youth Life Skills North, Hobsonville
  • Recruitment and Career Guidance
  • Social Responsibility


  • New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Resident for 5 years
  • NCEA Level One 8 Credits in Maths and Literacy
  • Medically Fit
  • Turning 17 prior to or within 3 months of Services Academy programme ending
  • A real desire to become a member of the New Zealand Defence Force.

For further information for Kelston please contact Staff Walker on 021 1000927 or n.walker@kbhs.school.nz.