The annual sports day is held at Kelston in 1959 with athletics, long jumping, relay races and performances. Cyril Allen, the Principal gives out awards to students at the end.
The Kelston School for Deaf was open but the boarding facilities were still under construction. Deaf children would attend Kelston and go back to board either at Titirangi or Mt Wellington. The route was a long one for Mt Wellington boarders especially. The driver, Sefton Bartlett would pick up the Mt Wellington children first and drop them off at Kelston through Richardson Road, Mt Albert Road, New North Road and finally, Great North Road. The red bus would then go to Titirangi to pick up the children and drop them off at Kelston. At the end of the day, the Titirangi children would be dropped off first, before returning to Kelston to pick up the Mt Wellington boarders. This continued five days a week for two years. The two storey dormitory building at Kelston boarding were opened in 1960. It was demolished in 2016.