Kelburn has 4 school houses - Rata (red), Ngaio (green), Rimu (blue) or Kowhai (yellow).

All children are allocated into a house on enrolment and represent their house at sports days. The houses gives us a vertical grouping from year 1-8 and enable our children to be in a ‘different’ team than their usual class and syndicate groups. They show a lovely unity as they display a pastoral care element for the younger children.

We use our houses for our in-school sport events - swimming, athletics and cross country - to find out our champion house for each event and then overall champion house at the end of each year.