Trident Leads

Term 2 Week 10 - 11th July 2022


Kia ora e te whānau,

The last week of Term Two was an excellent opportunity to celebrate our students' progress and achievements for the first half of 2022.

Our senior student leaders ran a “Personal Excellence Assembly” on Wednesday in which we acknowledged that personal excellence takes many forms at school and we were proud of all our students who had demonstrated this in their attitude to every aspect of school life.

We recognised top achievement in sports and academic results and also highlighted those students whose attendance at school demonstrates the commitment and perseverance to be successful.

In sports we recognised Trident students selected to play in the EBOP U18 teams for Rugby, Netball and Hockey and also for the U16 in Netball, as well as success for our students in the Hillary Challenge, Equestrian, Swimming, UnderWater Hockey, Kayaking and Rowing. Seeing the names and photographs of these successful sports people is an inspiration to the school community and we celebrated their success with them.

We highlighted students who are making great progress towards Excellence endorsement at NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3. There were 30 students at Level 1, 29 at Level 2 and 9 at Level 3. Well done to these students who put in the mahi to achieve to the best of their ability. In addition we have 26 students who have already achieved NCEA Level 2 and a further 9 who already have gained NCEA Level 3 - awesome results at just over halfway through the year.

There were 51 senior students across years 11-13 whose attendance rates were above 95% - this is a sure way to experience success and create strong habits of self-management and we were proud of them. The more days you attend, the more classes you engage in - the better the learning outcomes for you and therefore the greater the opportunities. We all want out students to enjoy success and getting them to school every day is the best way to set them up for this.

Huge thanks to Katie Elliot, Alex Kim, Amy Wildash and Jason Garner for the end of term concert on Friday which was a great way to end the term on a positive note. Students and staff presented their creative talents to the school and a great deal of fun was had by all who attended.

We wish you a happy and safe holiday with your students and look forward to having them back with us on Monday 25th July.

Ngā mihi nui,

Adrienne Scott-Jones

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


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  • Monday 25th July - First day of Term 3
  • Wednesday 14th September - Year 8 Open Day and Evening


Last Friday we had a wonderful end of term concert. We showcased our Gold Metal winning Jazz Band, our Year 13 band Funk Shui, enjoyed the very talented Pomana Ulufona’s guitar skills, the staff band and then some hugely entertaining items from our wonderful Prefect team. The students had a fun afternoon, it was nice for us all to come together and celebrate our years successes to date. A huge thank you to our talented music teacher, Mr Kim, Mr Garner for all his work setting up the sound equipment in the Auditorium, Ms Wildash for the organisation of the day and Ms Elliott for all her energy and passion to nurture our school spirit through the work she does with the prefects. Well done to the prefect team for all the time and effort they put in to prepare their costumes and dances. We are so lucky to have such dedicated and passionate students and teachers.


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. Whanau are also welcome to attend this session with their student.
As we get closer to the event we will share more information and invite whanau 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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The Trident Service Academy recently completed their BushCraft Camp in the Whirinaki Forest Park. The weather was great for the week. 38kms of track was covered over the three days of hiking. It was a great experience for all.


We are very proud to announce that six of our Year 11 students performed at the RockQuest Regionals last week at the Addison Theatre at Baycourt. After a fantastic performance the band has made it through to the regional final, which means they have to compose one more piece of music and send them a video recording in the first week of term 3! What a great result!


We thank our Junior Math students whose service to community at the EBOP Primary School Math Competition for Year 5 and 6 saw them judging the competition. The group encouraged the younger students and kept enthusiasm levels high through the afternoon that saw students work as a group to try to outdo other groups with tricky math questions.


One of our Year 10 Science classes is working on a topic titled ‘I am a Food Scientist’ and this saw them conduct some practical tests last week. The class were blindfolded with the nose gap closed then opened, assessing how taste and aroma work together to provide flavour. What a fun way to explore the senses!


We congratulate our Junior Boys' Football team who beat Whakatane High School in the Division 1 clash with 2 goals from captain Luke Rothwell. Keep up the good work team!


Our Trident Girls’ Hockey teams were lucky enough to have recently had a training run taken by Lizzy Horlock (ex Black Stick) and Dani Maunder. Both ladies are amazing hockey players. Lizzy Horlock was a member and captain of the Womens' Black Sticks Team and competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. We welcome her expertise and knowledge of the game and the intensity and passion she brought to the training. The girls really benefited from Lizzy's coaching and will be able to transfer skills learnt into their own games. Thanks Lizzy and Dani.


Jenna Toone is a Year 13 student and the captain of the 1st XI Girls' Hockey Team.

Jenna has played hockey for 10 years starting as a student at Allandale Primary School. She really enjoys the team culture that has been built here at Trident.

Jenna is a member of the BOP U18 Hockey team and also played in the Whakatane Womens' team that won the Baywide competition this season. “These opportunities have given me the chance to develop my hockey further and compete at a higher level. Being the captain has given me the chance to share my passion for hockey and to lead my teammates through the season and Tournament week. I hope to continue playing hockey when I leave school."


Bradley Rothwell is the captain of the 1st XI Hockey Boys' Team for 2022.

Bradley has played hockey for 10 years, starting in year 4 of primary school.

He enjoys playing hockey “due to his competitive nature and getting out there and having a good time on the turf with the boys.”

Bradley has represented Bay of Plenty Hockey at U13, U15 and U18 levels and was selected for the NZ U18 performance Squad.


It was great to see our Trident gymnasts at the EBOP Primary Schools’ Gymnastics Competition last Friday. Our student leaders were giving back to the sport and club that they have worked with - judging and presenting for the day. Ka pai team!


Congratulations to the recent ex Trident Pupils who completed their Navy and Army Basic Trainings.

Angel Peita completed her Navy Basic Training and now moves on to complete her Branch Training as a Marine Technician.

Sam Royal and Caleb Bateson both completed their Army Basic Training. Sam now moves on to his apprenticeship as an Electrical Fitter at Trentham Camp near Wellington. Caleb will begin his Infantry Corp Training at Burnham Camp near Christchurch.

Sam and Caleb were members of the Year 12 Service Academy Class of 2020.

All 3 three were part of the Year 13 Service Preparation Class.

Great work and good luck to you all!


Alexis Ogle, Jerry Kwak, Danielle Taylor took part in the Bay of Islands International Yellow Tail Tournament in June.

Jerry Kwak earned the Most Improved Junior Angler title.

Alexis also gained a 6th place in the Junior Youth Nationals in April with a 1st tagged Kingfish, 1st length Kingfish and 1st length snapper.


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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.


There is a webinar on "How Parents Can Help Teenagers Who Feel Anxious or Depressed" scheduled for 21st July 2022.

The webinar features two highly experienced NZ mental health professionals -

1. Karen Pearson - a mental health nurse who is also a naturopath, herbalist, and counsellor.

2. Joanne Bruce - a psychotherapist who owns a practice specialising in mental health for teenagers and adolescents.

We'll be covering topics such as -

  • How to create a home and school environment which supports good mental health
  • Digital safety - use of devices, gaming, and social media
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Physical health check and nutrition. Food, supplements, stress, the pill and more.
  • Recommended daily activity - breathing exercises, exercise, and meditation
  • Anti-depressants - benefits, side-effects, and when to use or not use
  • Where to go for help - helpful services, websites etc
  • Q&A

The information presented is golden, and with 25% of NZ teenagers experiencing significant anxiety or feeling depressed - it's more relevant than any of us would like.

Here's the link to the event which can be found on EventFinda -

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