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2024 Enrolments are now open

We're excited to welcome new Year 9 students for the 2024 academic year. Here's what you need to know about enrolments:


Year 8 Open Day and Whānau Evening: Trident High School extends a warm invitation to Year 8 students and their whānau for our 2023 Open Day and Evening on Monday, 11th September. This event is a opportunity to experience our school environment, meet our staff, and discover what makes Trident High School unique. If you're unable to attend, please feel free to contact our school office at 07 308 8159 to schedule a visit.


Interviews: Every prospective Year 9 student must attend an enrolment interview. These interviews provide an opportunity for us to get to know your child and address any questions you might have. Interview slots will be available from 12th September 2023.


Out-of-Zone Enrolments:

All enrolments and interviews should be completed by 25th October 2023. The ballot for out-of-zone Year 9 students will take place on 26th October.

For 2024 the Board of Trustees has approved 50 places of Out of Zone students who will be able to attend through the ballot process.


For a comprehensive overview of the enrolment process, click here.

Please click on the images below to view our 2024 Prospectus and Year 9 Subject selection booklet

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Year 9 Enrolment Documents 

Year 9 Academic Extension Programmes Applications
To get an overview of the programmes, please see our Year 9 subject selection booklet.
Apex Application
Whakapiki i te Ao Māori Application
High Performance Sports Application


Out of Zone Enrolment Information

Out-of-Zone Application Information

The Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Trident High School for 2024.

Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office.  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 2024. 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 4.00pm Wednesday, 25th October.  Please use the standard enrolment process.

Our BOT will conduct the ballot of out of zone students on Thursday, 26th October 2023. Parents will be notified of Out of Zone ballot acceptance in the third week of Term 4.

Ballot Priority

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:


  • First Priority: will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the unit for intellectually disabled students subject to the Ministry of Education cap on roll.

  • Second Priority: will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students

  • Third Priority: will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students

  • Fourth Priority: will be given to applicants who is a child of a former student of the school

  • Fifth Priority: will be given to applicants who are children of Board employees

  • Sixth Priority: will be given to all other applicants.


If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth and fifth priority groups than there are places available, a selection within the priority group will be by ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary for Education under section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. 


Applicants seeking second and third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.

Special Programmes

This school operates a programme for students with disabilities. Students who live within the school’s home zone and meet the criterion for enrolment in this special programme will be enrolled ahead of out-of-zone students. Acceptance into the programme requires students to be verified as eligible for the Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Scheme. Admission and Enrolment Guidelines. For all SEC enrolments please email


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