Kia Ora and Welcome!

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



Year 9 Enrolment process

Enrolment Information


Open Day and Evening 
Trident High School invites Year 8 students and whānau to our 2022 Open Evening on:

Wednesday the 14th of September.


Open Day
School groups will visit Trident at 9.10am, 10.30am or 12.40pm.  Whakatāne Intermediate whānau wishing to accompany your son/ daughter please check at which time they will be attending; it is suggested you meet with them at our Auditorium.

For whānau from other contributing schools, it is suggested you collect your student from school and accompany them on the visit.  We also suggest that you attend the 12.40pm time as Whakatāne Intermediate will have a large number of students attending the 9.10am and 10.30am time slots.  

Information Evening

Whānau and students are welcome.  An overview of the school will be presented and there will be an opportunity to meet staff and ask questions.  

5.30 - 6.30pm - The school will be open to visit displays and talk to teachers in the Auditorium and classrooms.

6.35pm - Presentation by Principal Mrs Scott-Jones and staff

We look forward to meeting all Year 8 students and their whānau to show them what makes Trident High School special.

If you are unable to attend the Open Day or Evening you are welcome to contact the school office on 07 3088 159 to arrange a visit. 

Enrolment Interviews

  • Interviews will take place from 15th September 3.15pm - 5.30pm Monday - Thursday; 9am - 3pm Friday.

  • Book your interview today to begin your journey at Trident High School.   Please use the following booking code: srrs9 to book your interview.  

Year 10-13 Enrolments

For enrolment applications for Year 10-13 students, please contact the office on 07 3088159 or email office@trident.school.nz


Out-of-Zone Application Information

The Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Trident High School for 2023.

Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office and here. 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 2023. 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 6.00pm Thursday 27th October 2022.  Please use the standard enrolment process.

Our BOT will conduct the ballot of out of zone students on Friday 28th October 2022.  Parents will be notified of Out of Zone ballot acceptance in the second week of Term 4.


Special Programmes

This school operates a programme for students with 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. Admission and Enrolment Guidelines.

For all SEC enrolments please email office@trident.school.nz

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.


Ngā Tapuwae can be translated as 'Our Journey', and that is what our 2023 prospectus is, a visual and written journey through Trident High School.  

Click the cover of Ngā Tapuwae below to read our 2023 prospectus.

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