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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.




TERM 4    Monday 18th October - 14th December 

20th October - Senior Independent Learning Day

Open Day

20th October - Year 8 Open Day & Evening

All Y8 contributing school students visit Trident during the day. Parents are welcome to attend with their student.

Open Evening classroom tours

5.30pm – 6.30pm followed by presentations in the Auditorium: 6.35pm.

21 - 27th October - Benchmark Exams and Course Completion 

25th October - Labour Day Holiday

4th November - Subject Information Evening (yr 10-12)

9th November - Whanau meetings (yr 9-13)

13th November - School Ball

18th November - Senior Prize Giving

19th November - Teacher Only Day 

22nd November and finish 14th December - NCEA  & Scholarship Exams

26th November - 1st December - Junior Exams

2nd December - TOD Accord Day

6th December - 10th December - Junior Camp Week

14th December - Junior Prize-Giving  

14th December  - Last day of Term 4


"It’s an absolute honour to be named amongst the team heading to Tokyo for the Olympics. It has been a dream of mine since I was at Trident. The amount of sacrifice throughout high school, missing trips with friends and end of year prize givings as a yr 13, but it was all a part of the journey towards my Olympic dreams. Throughout the years I attended Trident, friends and the staff at Trident had some of the biggest most positive impacts in my life as an athlete and a person, I thank you for this Trident."


CONGRATULATIONS are in order! Our Kapa Haka Roopu - Te Wharetoa o te Tahi o te Rangi - took second place at the Mataatua Regional Kapa Haka competition!  The Roopu will be off to the Nationals in Auckland in 2022.   

Kia ora e te whanau,


You will have heard today from the Prime Minister this afternoon that schools are now returning to onsite learning for all school students at Alert Level 2 from Thursday 9th September.


We are delighted to welcome our students back to Trident again and look forward to seeing them reconnect with their friends, teachers and their face to face learning programmes.


Please note that the school has completed a health and safety plan - which is available on the school website - to ensure that we can open safely and confidently to begin normal school life again.


This has been a trying time for students and whanau, and we are aware that for some students there will be some anxiety around moving back to school. It is absolutely in their best interests to re-engage quickly and get back to the routines and structures which support both their learning and their personal development as social beings. 


  • We will be using whanau / ako time to reconnect students with Trident and our pastoral teams and guidance teams are planning their return to ensure a smooth transition. 

  • We will start straight back into our normal class times and timetable. 

  • Remember students that Thursday is DAY 9 this week. 

  • Junior students will remain in their current rotation classes

  • Please remember to bring your Chromebook, PE gear and any projects (Art folders, Woodwork pieces etc) that you took home for lockdown.

  • Breakfast club and free school meals will be up and running


Under Alert level 2 please note -


  • Keep your child at home if they are sick or have any symptoms such as a cough, cold, fever

  • Encourage good hygiene practices around eating and using the toilet; washing hands regularly and carefully with soap

  • Use hand sanitiser throughout the school day as you move from class to class

  • Wearing masks at school is optional and will be supported by staff


If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at - we want to help bring back all our akonga smoothly and safely.


Nga mihi,

Adrienne Scott-Jones

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Tumuaki/ Principal:

Mrs Adrienne Scott-Jones

2021 Head Boy: Ben White

2021 Head Girl: Hinemaringi Scott


“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

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