Trident Leads

Term 3 Week 1 - 29th July 2022


Kia ora e te whānau,

A warm welcome from the teaching and support staff at Trident to all our students returning to Trident for term three, 2022. We are also especially pleased to welcome ex-student Joanna Boonen back to our staff to teach English, and to welcome Cindy Glass as a new English and Maths teacher to the school. In addition, Cathryn Rowland will be helping out in the PE department and Terry Gordon in the Science Department; they are both familiar faces in the school and know our students well.

Term three is such an important term academically for our students - in particular our seniors as they complete NCEA courses and prepare for their benchmark exams at the end of the term. There are many ways that we can support them in their mahi and the most fundamental way is to ensure that they are in school, in class learning everyday. Each missed lesson is a missed opportunity and the start to building poor learning habits, so please ensure you support the school and have students at school to learn everyday.

Here are some things that whānau can do to support good learning habits for students -

  • Monitor bedtime, and nighttime access to devices to ensure young adults have the sleep that they need

  • Wake them routinely and promptly to ensure they get to school on time

  • Students arrive in full school uniform with a fleece or plain black rain jacket for the trip to school if it is raining

  • NO HOODIES - please don’t even let students leave the house wearing a hoodie; your help in this is so valuable

  • Students bring a charged chromebook to school everyday - they need their own chromebook to learn

  • Contact school if your student is going to be late or absent - each of these is important and acknowledges the disruption to learning that lateness and absence creates

Board of Trustees Elections - parent representatives

We are looking for whānau and caregivers who may be interested in supporting Trident by joining our Board. This is an exciting opportunity to work on the strategic direction of the school and help us to develop Trident to be a school which responds to the aspirations and needs of our community. If this is something that you would like to know more about, just phone school and we can put you in touch with a current parent rep who can tell you all about the role. We warmly welcome your interest in joining this important team.

Board of Trustees Elections - student representative

This is also the time when we encourage students to consider standing for the Board as the student representative. This is an interesting role for a student - learning about governance and playing a key role in the strategic planning for the school. In addition, the student rep acts as a direct conduit between the students and the Board and can bring ideas on how to improve the school in terms of curriculum, environment, co-curricular activities, uniform and food. It is a great opportunity for personal growth for someone who is keen to come on board. Charles Blackburn, our current student rep, is happy to talk to anyone interested in the role.

Ka Pai Kai

Our school lunches are excellent in this colder and wet weather. Four days a week now we have hot food and there is a new menu which our students are enjoying. With the media focus on the cost of living crisis and the rise in interest rates, we are really glad that when times are tough for whānau there is wholesome, nutritious and filling food available for all. Today was butter chicken, fruit salad, prawn crackers and fruit (bananas, oranges or apples). This is such a benefit for our students in terms of feeding them healthy food to feed their minds and bodies; please encourage your student to make the most of the opportunity.

Have a lovely weekend with whānau and I hope it stays dry for us all!

Ngā mihi nui,

Adrienne Scott-Jones

B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E



Are you interested in being on our Board of Trustees? Please click on the link to read about the role of school boards.

Nominations close at noon on Friday 12th August.

Voting closes 4pm Friday 9th September.

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  • Saturday 6th August - School Ball
  • Wednesday 24th August - Junior Academic Whānau Evening
  • Thursday 25th August - ACCORD Teacher Only Day
  • 29th August-2nd September - Winter Tournament Week
  • Monday 5th September - Teacher Only Day
  • Wednesday 14th September - Year 8 Open Day and Evening


The Ministries of Health and Education strongly recommend that Trident amends our mask policy for the first four weeks of Term 3 to require mask wearing indoors for all students. We therefore ask you to provide a mask for your student to come to school, but we will also provide masks for students at school. This is not a mandate but an expectation that supports public health advice that wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings.

Thank you.


Nau mai, haere mai
Trident High School invites Year 8 students and whānau to our 2022 Open Evening on Wednesday the 14th of September.
During the day students will have the opportunity to explore Trident High School at our Open Day with their current school. Whānau are also welcome to attend this session with their student.
As we get closer to the event we will share more information and invite whānau to make bookings for Enrolment Interviews.
We look forward to meeting all Year 8 students and their whānau to show them what makes Trident High School special.
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We wish Hayden Wilde all the very best tonight when he competes in the Triathlon at the Commonwealth Games tonight at 10pm! Hayden is a strong contender for the Gold medal and many of Hayden's teachers at Trident will be tuning in and cheering for him from afar.
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Congratulations to the following girls who have been named in the 2022 Eastern Bay of Plenty U16 Rugby Team. Our Trident rugby players are very well represented in this team.

All the best for the season!!

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Coming into this game we knew we wanted to improve on our last result against Aquinas and that was the goal from the start.

Throughout the first half we struggled to get our offense working correctly and some miscommunication on defence kept the game close for the majority of the first two quarters. After a mental reset at half time, the girls came out with more energy in the second half.

We were able to get easy points in transition and asserted our dominance in the paint to secure rebounds. Switching the offense to take advantage of our mismatches under the basket, we were able to pull away and finish strong for the win.

Thanks to coach Jordan Ferrier and manager Ms Kim Wilson for the time and commitment you give to Trident Basketball.


As the EBOP Basketball season nears the end, and our games should get harder each week.

On Monday night the girls teams were still completing round robin games with Trident Junior Girls' winning 58-13 against Oriini. The Senior Girls' played Ruatoki and won 69-11.

The Junior Boys' Development Team had a good game against Ruatoki and managed to come away with a 57-34 win.

In a minor quarter final, Trident Junior A Boys' played Whakatane High School Junior A Boys' to contest the number one position. After a slow start Trident got into the game to win 77-34.

The Senior Boys' Blues won their game 75-18 against the Whakatane High School B team.

Trident Senior A Boys' also played a minor quarter final battling it out for the top spot with WHS Senior A Boys'. The lead switched over a few times before Trident eventually got up to win 54-48.


Congratulations to Holly Rowland who competed at the 2022 buildBIM Evolution Winter Champs at Baywave from 8th-10th July. Holly swam well and gained the following places:

5th place in 50m and 100m Breast

7th place in 50m and 100m IM

9th place in 100m Freestyle

10th place 100m Butterfly



Kia ora students, if you bring a vehicle to school please make sure you ALWAYS keep your vehicle either in the student car parking area or park on the street outside school.

Your vehicle must remain in this area at all times until you leave the school grounds.

If students have training after school, please do not bring it into other areas of the school as we have had instances where staff or other outside agencies have needed access to spaces and been unable to because students have taken these spaces.

We appreciate students traveling to school using their own transport is a necessity for some and this is the reason there is space in the car park outside the school Special Education Centre.

Thank you for all your support and understanding with this.

Mr Stanhope


Kia ora students and whānau, many thanks to our amazing students and whānau for making incredible improvements to our school uniform last term.

The students looked fantastic and it made such a huge difference to our school.

Please keep up the great work you are doing by respecting our uniform expectations.

A reminder of items that will be confiscated;

  • Hoodies (including Trident sports hoodies)
  • Non uniform jumper
  • Non black jacket (plain navy jackets issued by school are ok)
  • Black Sleeveless Jacket

Students should be wearing a Trident Polar Fleece or Trident jacket or plain black jacket (this cannot be worn indoors) if students are cold. Additionally, staff will provide students with a jacket if they do not have any of the above Trident jackets.

A reminder that if an item of non uniform is confiscated it can be reclaimed by whānau by arranging an appropriate time with Mr Stanhope. Please contact him at - Students will not be able to reclaim their items, it must be whānau and be pre arranged.

The best way to avoid non uniform clothing being confiscated is to not bring it to school.

Also, please be reminded that the following must not be worn as footwear under any circumstances;

  • Gum Boots
  • Scuffs
  • Slides
  • Jandals

Students must wear footwear in line with our uniform code which can be found at -

Thank you so much for all your support with maintaining our high expectations on uniform.


Tertiary Education in 2023

Senior students are starting to make plans for study in 2023. Several universities have opened their scholarship applications, students should complete a form at the careers office to assist us in writing reference letters for scholarships.

Applications for university accommodation will open on the 1st August.

Students are encouraged to come to the careers hub for assistance with course selection and application processes.

Part time jobs, work experience, presentations.

Check out this facebook page for the latest careers opportunities and information.

Career Counselling and Support

Appointments are available with the careers staff. Students and whanau should contact Ms Wildash at or 0274995300 to arrange a time.

The Careers Hub is located next to the library and here you will find Ms Amy Wildash Careers Specialist, Ms Karen Benge and Ms Jeanette Pleitje, Mrs Cindy Lee, (Futures Academy) and Ms Tiffany Roia. Pop in and let us help plan your future.


TupuOra has partnered with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi to deliver Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga - a free, online, 20 week, introductory course to Tikanga Māori. The course will be delivered by the tutors in the areas listed below between 15 August 2022 to 16 December 2022, however, you do not need to reside in these areas to join;

  • Tainui: Tahau Thompson
  • Tainui: Teiria Davis
  • Te Tai Tokerau: Eli Smith
  • Tauranga Moana: Ngairo Eruera
  • Whakatāne: Louis Armstrong
  • Taranaki: Aroha Broughton
  • Manawatū: Te Puaheiri Snowden

To register your interest clickōkaitahiTikanga.

For more information email or phone 0508 wananga.

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Please enter student name of student ID in the deposit details.

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