There was a name change to Kelston Deaf Education Centre in 1991 to reflect the wide range of services. Today, Kelston continues to provide a range of services to deaf pupils and their families, whanau and staff in schools throughout the Upper North Island, north from Turangi and Opotiki. Resource Teachers of the Deaf are working with deaf students in over 400 schools across the Upper North Island. All staff are committed to deaf learners having full access to NZSL and/or English in order to improve their language and communication skills.
In 2014, major building work began to completely rebuild the main site at Archibald Road to bring it into the 21st century. The Administration, Residential and Resource services along with the Pre-school and the Ruāmoko Marae will be on site, with enrolled students located at partner schools in the Auckland region and beyond.
Reference: Hamilton, S., (2012) ‘The Chronicles of Titirangi, Mt Wellington & Kelston Schools for the Deaf,’ Kelston Deaf Education Centre.