We aim to ensure the well-being of our students both within and outside the school. We have a strong network of staff to provide support and guidance. Form teachers guide overall progress of each student in the form class and this involves monitoring attendance. Deans, available at each year level, focus on the welfare of each student, including their academic progress.


We promote a safe and caring environment free from put-downs or bullying, and drugs. Board of Trustees, parents, staff and students are all supportive of our ‘zero tolerance’ policies.

Trident focuses on student success through reinforcing our core values of:

·         Respect For Others (Manaakitanga),

·         Quality Work (Whāia te iti kahurangi)

·         Courage (Kia Manawa Nui)

We expect responsible behaviour and use strategies that encourage this.



We have a consistent, school-wide, positive approach to discipline and we actively teach students about expected behaviours and responsibilities. PB4L is a respected international programme that we have adapted to meet the needs of our school.



·         Creates effective teaching and learning environments

·         Boosts student engagement in learning

·         Increases student attendance and retention

·         Supports students to make positive behaviour choices that promote academic and social success

·         Creates a safe environment.


RESTORATIVE PRACTICES                                   

Trident staff use proven and effective restorative practices when things do go wrong. This approach is used to resolve conflict and achieve a positive outcome for students. It focuses on restoring the harm done in any conflict, building understanding, putting things right and planning a way forward.

We use PB4L to encourage positive behaviour and Restorative Practices as our approach when behaviour is unacceptable. We encourage and expect parents to be fully involved. When things continue to go wrong we draw on a wider range of support mechanisms to support the student.

2020 DEANS

Year 9: Donna Huntingdon Jimmy McLean

Year 10: Sarsha DeeleySteven Williamson

Year 11: Lynne RobbGary Walters

Year 12: Deanna FosterJason Garner

Year 13: Nicholine WaltersJeff Lee

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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