Trident Leads

Term 3 Week 10 - 30th September 2022


Kia ora e te whānau,

A big thank you to everyone who came to the Whānau Teacher Meetings today, we really appreciate your involvement in your student's learning. Huge thanks to all our staff for their efforts this term.

We wish you a happy and safe holiday with your students and look forward to having them back with us in Term 4.

Ngā mihi nui,

Adrienne Scott-Jones

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



Congratulations to our HOD of Māori and committed rugby legend Mr Jimmy McLean who was nominated as a Rugby Good Sorts Finalist for this year’s 2022 Zespri Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Awards. Our Community rugby award finalists are taken from nominations which were open to all our rugby community.The winners will be announced on the night of the awards held on 5th October!

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  • Monday 17th October - First day of Term 4
  • Thursday 3rd November - Senior Prizegiving & last day for senior students
  • 21st November - Teacher Only Day
  • 28th November - Teacher Only Day
  • 8th December - Junior Prizegiving



For those who are ready to enrol students and begin your journey at Trident High School we encourage you to book an Enrolment Interview as soon as possible via the following link:

Please use the following booking code: srrs9 to book your interview.

Interviews will take place from 15th September 3.15pm - 5.30pm Monday - Thursday; 9am - 3pm Friday.

Out-of-Zone Application Information

Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office and here. Application for places must be submitted on the Trident High School application.

The Enrolment Scheme and associated Zone directed by the Ministry of Education continues for 2023. See enrolment scheme & boundary map. On the Application to Enrol form you must indicate whether it is an In-zone or Out-of-zone enrolment. If your son/daughter is residing with parents or primary caregivers or legal guardians in the Trident High School zone then he/she is eligible to attend Trident High School but will still have to go through the interview process before any enrolment is confirmed.

Out of zone applications to enrol close 6.00pm Thursday 27th October 2022. Please use the standard enrolment process.

Our BOT will conduct the ballot of out of zone students on Friday 28th October 2022. Parents will be notified of Out of Zone ballot acceptance in the second week of Term 4.

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We are proud to share our 2023 Prospectus with our Trident community and those who will be joining us in 2023.

Ngā Tapuwae can be translated as 'Our Journey', and that is what our 2023 prospectus is, a visual and written journey through Trident High School.

For all 2023 enrolment information please click on the link below to take you to our website:

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Please click on the link to browse our Senior Subject Selection Handbook for 2023.


Our Year 9 Handbook is out now for perusal online and can be downloaded. Year 8 students will receive a copy with the Prospectus later this term. Click below to check it out.


On Friday last week we held a Student Leadership Training Day to begin preparing our students for their crucial role supporting our Year 9 students in 2023. With Mrs Barr, Mr Barr, Ms Wildash and Mr Te Kurapa supporting our students they learnt and built on many interpersonal skills such as effective communication that will enable them to best support our Year 9 students in 2023.

All Year 12 students have been invited. Students who are applying for student leadership positions in 2023 are expected to be there and their work on this day will support their application. Thank you to Paul Barr for his work organising this day and to those staff who will be supporting us. Please see Amy if you have any questions.


Trident celebrated the 12th Cupcake Day on Wednesday, where our staff and students baked, sold and ate cupcakes to raise funds for our local animal rescue groups. We sold 200 cupcakes and raised $500.

Harmony and Hope (Whakatane), KTown Caw (Kawerau), All Paws Count (Murupara) and OSCA (Opotiki) will each receive $125 from Trident.

We are humbled by our wonderful students and staff - once again the cupcakes were stunning and our whanau contributed to helping our local animal rescue organizations


What a fantastic contribution our Special Education Centre students made to our community! Way to go team! Special education students from Trident High School removed close to 300 kilograms of rubbish from Otamakaokao Awatapu Lagoon this week.

HALO Whakatāne’s education programme ‘Te Whakaora i Te Mauri o Te Repo’ aims at restoring the mauri, or life force, of the Otamakaokao Awatapu Lagoon. Trident Highschool’s Special Education class has once again done a brilliant job at lifting the mauri of the lagoon in celebration of Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Clean Up Week.

In recent weeks visitors to the shared pathway backing onto Riverside Drive have been noticing poorly hidden piles of household renovation waste. Students from a range of schools visiting the lagoon with HALO Whakatāne have remarked on the thoughtlessness of this illegal dumping.

Students were in and out of the bush leaving no stone unturned removing litter from the area. Empowered with gloves and rubbish picker-uppers they spent an hour hauling out an incredible 270kg of rubbish. The majority was a mix of plaster board, pink batts, skirting boards (including nails), building offcuts, paint cans and bricks.

With the recently installed bins at either end of the lagoon hopefully next year there will be a lot less rubbish for our students to remove from this special area.


Alyssa has recently returned from Australia where she has been competing in a horse riding competition where she had fantastic results!

A NZ team of 5 completed at the Trans Tasman 2022 competition against team Australia and New Caledonia. They had 4 days of training and 2 days of competition. An American judge from Montana helped the team in the 4 days of training and then judged the group in the competition. The horse she rode was named Jordy and he belongs to an Australian family.

Alyssa gained the following places:

Silver in Youth Horsemanship.

Silver in Youth Hunt Seat Equitation.

Bronze in Youth Hunter Under Saddle.

We are so proud of Alyssa's dedication to her sport and congratulate her on her success.


Recently Dante and Hone Walker competed in the North Island Judo Champs in Kapiti Coast. Hone had 2 fights in the Cadets division - 1 win 1 loss and finished with a silver medal. They both fought in the Junior Men's section as well, they put up a good fight and really enjoyed the experience. Well done boys!!


The GBI group arrive back from the Island tonight, what a life changing experience for these students, one they will treasure forever. Check out some of the photos from the last few weeks.


We would like to invite our current Year 10 -11 students studying Japanese and any current Year 9s considering studying Japanese in 2023 and to be part of our Japan Educational Tour in 2024.

This tour forms part of a wider exchange with our sister city Kamagaya in Japan. Students will experience a homestay in Kamagaya and then travel to top tourist spots such as Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Hiroshima.

If you would like access to any information regarding the tour, please email Mrs Hilary Harison ( for a copy of the presentation and other details.


We would like to invite our current Year 9 and Year 10 students on an overseas tour to Europe in 2025. The tour is designed to meet the needs of Senior students who wish to explore the Art, History and Culture of Greece, Italy, Spain and France. If you would like more information, please email, Mr Barr or Ms Deeley for a copy of the presentation and tour details.

Kei te pirangi matou ki te powhiri i a matou tauira Tau 9 me te Tau 10 o naianei ki te haerenga ki tawahi ki Uropi i te tau 2025. I hangaia te haerenga ki te whakatutuki i nga hiahia o nga tauira Kaumatua e hiahia ana ki te tuhura i te Toi, History and Culture of Greece, Italy, Spain and Parani. Mena kei te pirangi koe ki etahi atu korero, ka tu he ahiahi korero a te Wenerei te 14 o Mahuru a te ono i te ahiahi i te whare pukapuka o te kura. Ki te kore e taea e koe te haere ki te hui, engari e ranei mo te kape o te whakaaturanga me nga korero haerenga.

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The BOP Regional Council and the Department of Conservation are running a kaitiakitanga whitebait restoration day on the Whakatane Awa.
This is an all-ages event and a great opportunity to meet Wetland Restoration Ecologist Peter Ellery, (also the lead designer for the ponds) who will be a guest speaker.

The amount of native adult freshwater fish in our rivers is declining. This is likely due to a combination of factors including habitat destruction and fishing pressure on the juveniles ( whitebait).

Come along and help enhance this habitat for them by mulching plants and recking water weeds. This will ensure the future fish numbers in our awa is high. It also gives us a chance to hear your ideas about this area and any other whitebait restoration sites which you might have in mind.

Friday 7th October: 10am - 12pm

Address: end of Ferry Road, near James St / Mananui Dairy

For more info: 0272966851

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Trident Sport and Music photos are now available to order. Order forms for Lazer Photos are available at the school office and are due back at school Friday 30th September.

Alternatively you can order online through via the following link:

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LOCATION: Te Aiōtanga

School Nurse: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm

For all general health needs

Doctor: Dr Astrid de Jong

A doctor is available every Tuesday 9am - 11am


A physiotherapist is available Tuesday morning.

Appointments for these services can be made through the school nurse.

This is a free, confidential Health Service.


If any whānau have old school uniform you no longer require we would really appreciate it if you could donate it to the school. We lend uniform to students when required and we are very low at the moment. This can be dropped off to the front office. Thank you


Then and now! Over the past 49.5 years Trident has grown and grown and we find ourselves grateful for the expanse of land our school is situated on. Our unique school property size has enabled us to expand our buildings while still having plenty of space; space to grow, space to thrive!

Click link below to register your interest



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 whānau 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.


Bank Account 12 3253 0004257 00

You may pay any sports or extra curricular fees directly to our bank account.

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

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