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Principal's Welcome

Kia Ora and Welcome to Trident High School.

We are committed to our core values of Quality Work and Respect for Others, that draw on the strength and courage of our motto – Kia Manawa nui – Be courageous. These core values form the basis for all that we do at Trident and are the guiding principles for our day-to-day actions and interactions.




We require all students who have Special Dietary Requirements to have complete our Google Form.  We especially need to get responses from those who are:

  • Gluten Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Vegan

  • Have food allergies.


This information is needed urgently to finalise the details of our Free Healthy Lunch Programme.

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  • The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce to the Trident High School community our newly appointed Principal to lead the school into the future. Adrienne Scott-Jones has successfully been appointed to the position. 


  • Adrienne is currently the Deputy Principal, Academic Programmes, of our school. Previous to her current role, Adrienne was the Deputy Principal, Teaching and Learning, and also teaches English in the school.

Important Dates

​28th September - 2nd October - Community Sports Workshops

23rd October - School Ball

Year 13 Graduation Evening – Thursday 12th November

Senior Prize-Giving – Friday 13th November

NCEA Exams commence – Monday 16th November

Year 9 and 10 Activity Programme and Camps – Monday 7th – Wednesday 9th December

NCEA Exams finish – Wednesday 9th December

Junior Prize-Giving – Thursday 10th December

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Tumuaki/ Principal:

Mr Philip Gurney

2020 Head Boy: Owen Hollowood

2020 Head Girl: Nicole Curtis


“My English teacher at Trident High School, Ms Bowe, really opened my eyes up to analysing the world through a psychological lens. These classes really made me realise my passion for psychology and how it can be used to help others”.

Devon Seymour, ex Trident High School student

George Laurence

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Tel: 64-7-308-8159

Arawa Road, Whakatane

We are committed to our core values of 

Quality Work and Respect for Others, that draw on the strength and courage of our motto

– Kia Manawa Nui –

Be Courageous.

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