Term 1 Week 4 - 26th February 2021
Kia ora e te whanau,
This week I want to congratulate our student leaders for their ability to step into leadership across a range of contexts, and serve the school so ably. On Monday Prefects worked alongside staff of Trident to welcome and look after our guests for the Teacher Only Day. Four hundred and fifty teachers from Whakatane visited the school and our student leaders were wonderful support in serving food and helping groups to find their locations. On Wednesday they reconvened to cook for our guests at the Year Nine and Ten Whanau hui in the evening and then to support whanau in finding the venues for the whanau ako hui. On Thursday, what incredible leadership from our House Captains at the Chants Battle to start off Athletics. These young adults created a fabulous atmosphere and inspired the younger students to participate and engage with a really fun day on the field. And finally today, they were again serving the school when they supported teachers in providing our Apanui community with some exciting learning opportunities. Our school philosophy is to support leadership as service and seeing our young adults step into this role and growing through these experiences is a testament to their commitment to the school.
Thank you to all the whanau who visited school this week for the hui and the Athletics Day. We love having you join us and getting to know you and put faces to the names. It makes our written and phone communication so much easier when we have already met kanohi ki te kanohi and shared stories and builds the partnership which is so vital for the success of our young people.
We look forward to the next school event when we can meet but in the meantime please contact us if there is anything you want to share which will help us to support your student's health, well-being or learning.
B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E
- Tuesday 9th March - Junior Online Learning Day
- Tuesday 16th March - Senior Online Learning Day
- Thursday 18th March - Swimming Sports
- Friday 2nd April - Easter Friday
- Monday 5th April - Easter Monday
- Tuesday 6th April - Easter Tuesday
- Thursday 8th April - Cross Country
- Friday 16th April - Last Day of Term 1
- Monday 3rd May - First Day Term 2
MEET OUR NEW AND RETURNING STAFF
A warm welcome to our new and returning staff to Trident this year. Left to right: Fran Carter - English, Morgan Seymour - PE/Maori, Mary Vosper - Science, Amy Wildash - Careers, Kim Moore - English and Corin Verstegen - PE/English. Science Technician, Keris Ward (absent from photo).
WHANAU AKO MEET THE TEACHER EVENING
Kia Orana katou katoatoa,
My name is Amy Wildash and I have recently returned to Trident from 3 years as careers adviser at Tereora College in Rarotonga. My family and I are enjoying being back in Whakatane although we are finding it a bit chilly!
My role at Trident is to help students develop their pathway beyond school and to help them be well prepared for their next steps. I am whanau ako teacher for 9AW, I teach the level 2 License to Work program and manage the students involved in the Futures Academy.
Students and whanau who would like to make an appointment can do so by texting Ms Wildash on 0274995300, email firstname.lastname@example.org or popping in to the careers hub next to the library.
AERYN MACLEAN'S SCIENCE EXPERIENCE
click the link to read about Aeryn's summer experience at Otago University.
MATAATUA ROTATION - YEAR 9
As part of the Mataatua rotation, students are learning more about Ngati Awa Iwi and the historically significant landmarks and cultural customs that are important to Maori. Each Friday this term some of our year 9 students will have an opportunity to get out of school and visit these sites, hear the purakau (stories) of our area and also partner with Mataatua Sports Trust organisation to learn about the sport of Waka Ama.
ATHLETICS DAY WRAP UP
Wow what a day...it started with rain and ended with glorious sunshine. In between saw Awesome Chant Battles, HUGE participation, incredible House races including sack races and three legged races, tug of war, thrilling Championship events with records broken all topped off with an amazing atmosphere that saw Team Trident bring its A Game !!
This was an Athletics Day to remember with the feedback from staff, students and the community all being extremely positive and remarking on the relaxed, positive atmosphere that saw the whole school and parts of our community come together.
To see the students arrive at school in their House Colours and come together in the way they did was an amazing experience. The students looked and behaved impeccably.
A big thank you to all the staff who helped make the day happen but the biggest thank you goes to our amazing students who showed what Quality Work, Respect for Others and Kia Manawa Nui looks like on a giant scale !! Well done, from our new year 9’s through to our Year 13’s, we are so very proud of you !
ROLL ON SWIM SPORTS !!!!!
(Please note that to upkeep our Trident Spirit and core values, students who were unable to participate in Athletics Day due to being involved in other extra and co curricular activities outside of their control will be given the opportunity to compete in staff managed events before, during or after school on Friday or Monday and this may affect the final placings - This is the right thing to do as these students really wanted to attend but circumstances did not allow them to).
Buck - 5701, Kara - 5045, Ngata - 4100, Pomare - 6206
BOP U16 MIXED NATIONAL TOUCH
We congratulate Maia Bellas and Dahrius Tahu who are team members in the BOP U16MXD team and played last weekend in the NZ U16 Mixed National Touch Tournament Team and came away as Champions! Great work!
In the team photo Maia Bellas is 3rd from the left (back row) and Dahrius Tahu is 4th from the right (back row) and was also the captain of the team.
NRL ROOSTERS LEAGUE DEVELOPMENT CAMP
We congratulate Maxwell Wharewera who is soon off to a NRL Roosters Development camp. Maxwell has a manager who selects appropriate camps and opportunities for Maxwell to develop his speed, strength and skill as he seeks a career in Rugby League. From this camp he is about to go on he hopes to be awarded a contract to play for the Roosters u16 team. We wish Maxwell luck with the camp!
NWBOP WINTEC NETBALL PERFORMANCE PATHWAY PROGRAMME
Congratulations to Charlice Bryce, Hinemaringi Scott and Georgina Rangi who has been named as a memberS of the Performance Pathway Programme. Well done girls!