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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Dear parents and whanau,
As you know, Jacinda Ardern announced that the country is now at Level 4 response to the Covid 19 virus pandemic. This means that from Tuesday 24th March, Trident High School is closed. This is to comply with the government directive that students need to be at home and self-isolating in order to keep our community safe. School will continue and students can access all of their classes online. As well as teachers being available to support learning, the pastoral team will also be available to support student and whanau well-being. We will remain in contact with whanau during this time to support our community. Stay connected, stay safe and look after each other.


Medical Services

No medical services will be available from school while closed. Students and whanau are advised to access:


  • Nurse/Doctor through your own GP service

  • Physio through private practices

  • Sexual Health through the Whakatane Outpatients Department


Counselling Services

Counselling appointments are available to students via a booking system detailed here. Please follow the instructions for how to confidentially book an appointment to see either Mr Barr or Mrs Barr.


Jay Haydon-Howard - Deputy Principal, Pastoral Care


Ginny Bellamy - Assistant Principal, Pastoral Care (Junior School)


Angela Barr - Head of Guidance and Counselling


Paul Barr - Counsellor


Year 9 Deans:

Donna Huntingdon

Jimmy McLean


Year 10 Deans:

Sarsha Deeley

Steve Williamson


Year 11 Deans:

Lynne Robb

Gary Walters


Year 12 Deans:

Deanna Foster

Jason Garner


Year 13 Deans:

Nicholine Walters

Jeff Lee