Trident High School offers a quality education in a partnership environment where excellence and respect are encouraged.
Kia Manawa Nui – Be Courageous.
This embodies the concept of cultures within a partnership that focuses on a student learning and advancing with courage. The koru represents the community, school and parents nurturing the student.
The Motto – Kia Manawa Nui:
Literally, Kia Manawa Nui means be of a big heart (courageous) and it encompasses two essential ideas:
Be courageous in your belief in yourself:
to produce quality work as a learner and have the tenacity to keep trying until you succeed;
to be respectful by caring for others and being compassionate and
We believe by showing personal courage and self-belief, all students at Trident High School will achieve success. Furthermore, when individuals are respected by others and supported in their endeavours they have a greater chance of reaching their goals and gaining success. In turn these individuals are better placed to support those around them, building courage and respect and assuring community success.
Accordingly, Kia Manawa Nui becomes the “Trident Factor”, our very own formula for life-long success.