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.




New Zealand is currently sitting at Level 2 of response to the Covid 19 virus pandemic.  This means that from Monday 18th May, Trident High School is open for all students to return.

Please head to our page TRIDENT ONLINE to read more about what school will look like during Level 2.


This information is for those students who take the bus to Trident.

Buses will be running from Monday 18th May at the normal times. In order to create a safe environment for students Uzabus and Trident High School have made the following changes to the processes for taking the bus to and from school.

Please read the following information carefully –

·         Students who are sick will not be allowed on the bus

·         The seats directly behind the bus driver are not available for students to use

·         There will be no tickets issued or handled by the bus driver

·         Contact the office on 308 6169 get another ticket

·         Flexi tickets will be honoured and accepted by the driver

·         Term One bus passes will be used for the next three weeks

·         Bus passes for Term Two will be available after this period – contact the company for details

·         Students will NOT be able to board or get off the bus at Whakatane High School – this is a health and safety issue and will be enforced

·         Students will have their names recorded by Trident as they get off the bus in the morning and get on the bus in the afternoon. They will need to be patient and helpful through this process

These measures are in place to protect and monitor students in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and will be in place until the government issues further instructions.

Please support the school and Uzabus in making sure your student knows what they need to do and follows these rules carefully for their safety and the safety of friends and whanau.




We will continue to post updates and new information. Please also visit the government covoid 19 site for up to date information outside of our school updates:

For cancellations and postponements for School Sport not listed below please go to


  • Rotorua Careers Expo

  • Waka Ama Sec school nationals 

  • Maadi cup 

  • Nth Island Mountbiking championships

  • Touch NZ- TNZ recommends that all Touch Modules and Touch tournaments should not proceed until further advice.  TNZ will cease running all training camps, tours, competitions and courses until further notice.


  • Volleyball nationals 

Important Dates

  • Academic Interviews with Senior Deans - Wednesday 17th June - Friday 19th June​​

  • Progress Interviews with Junior Deans - Wednesday 24th June – Friday 26th June

  • SENIOR REPORTS OUT – Friday 26th June

  • JUNIOR REPORTS OUT – Thursday 2nd July

  • Senior Google Meetings whanau / form teacher – Friday 3 July

  • Senior Google Meetings whanau / form teacher 13JS, 12EB, 12CA, 11LF, 11CL, 11AB also held Thursday 2nd July period 5

  • 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

Term Dates 2020

  • Term 1: Thursday 30th January to Friday 27th March

  • Term 2: Monday 15th April to Friday 3rd July. 

  • Term 3: Monday 20th July to Friday 25th September.

  • Term 4: Monday 12th October to 16th December (to be confirmed).




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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