Kia Ora and Welcome!

Trident High School is your choice for Academic, Sporting and Cultural achievement.  We look forward to you being a part of our story of success.  


Enrolment process


  • Read about the enrolment process here.

  • Complete an ENROLMENT FORM - either online or by downloading.

  • Book an ENROLMENT INTERVIEW online using the code bnxm4


  •  Book an ENROLMENT INTERVIEW by calling the school office (308 8159). 

  • IDENTIFICATION - You must bring a copy of your son's/daughter's birth certificate or passport to the enrolment interview or we can copy the certificate for you.


If you would like a prospectus please contact the school office on 07 3088159 or open it here.​


The Enrolment Scheme and associated Zone directed by the Ministry of Education continues for 2020. 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 zone then he/she is eligible to attend Trident but will still have to go through the interview process before any enrolment is confirmed.


Out-of-Zone Application Information:

If you reside outside the zone and you wish your son/daughter to attend Trident in 2020 you still need to complete the Application to Enrol form. On this form you must indicate which Out-of-Zone category you are in (see below for categories). All Out-of-Zone applications must still have an interview with the Year Level Dean. A number of Out-of-Zone students will be able to attend but need to be balloted based on the requirements of the Enrolment Scheme. Parents will be notified of the ballot result in the second week of Term 4. All Out of Zone enrolment forms are to be at the Trident High School office by 3.00pm on Thursday 25 October 2020, that is Week 2 in Term 4.


Special Programmes

This school operates a unit for students with intellectual disabilities capped at 25 students. 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.


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.

Ballot Priority

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

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.

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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