Trident welcomes new and returning staff

We welcome our new and returning staff to Trident this year with our growing roll. Trident is a great place to work and learn, so it is of no surprise that we have 4 returning staff this year and two new. One of the new teachers - Corin Verstegen - is Trident alumni as is one of the returning staff - Morgan Seymour. We are excited to have them join our team and hope you will all make them feel welcome.

Fran Carter, Morgan Seymour, Amy Wildash, Kim Moore, Corin Verstegen and Mary Vosper at the front.


Our new staff have all penned a little note to introduce themselves.


Kia Orana katou katoatoa,

My name is Amy Wildash and I have recently returned to Trident from 3 years as careers adviser at Tereora College in Rarotonga. My family and I are enjoying being back in Whakatane although we are finding it a bit chilly!

My role at Trident is to help students develop their pathway beyond school and to help them be well prepared for their next steps. I am whanau ako teacher for 9AW, I teach the level 2 License to Work program and manage the students involved in the Futures Academy. I can be found along with the rest of the careers team in the careers hub next to the library.



Hi my name is Corin Verstegen,

I'm teaching PE, English and Maths this year. I am from Whakatane and am an ex student of Trident. I have 18 month old son and love spending time in the outdoors.



Kia Ora, My name is Mr Seymour and I look forward to working with many of you this year. I am an ex Trident student and know that this is a great school, so let's work together and make this a great year!


Hi, my name is Fran Carter and I have returned to Trident as a teacher of English and a Year 11 Dean. It is lovely to be back in such a warm, friendly and collaborative school! I am living in Papamoa and love to walk my dogs on the beach in my spare time. It's going to be a busy year, as I have my son's wedding in April, as well as my first moko due in June.

Hi all, My name is Mary Vosper and I look forward to meeting you all and making 2021 a great year!

I am returning to Trident High School after teaching for three years at Whakatane High School. This year students will refer to me as Ms Kim and I am focused on developing a strong, focused learning environment. I teach in the English Department and will be using the practical skills acquired last year after completing a certificate in Best Teaching Practices for Gifted and Talented. I have two teenage children of my own and we enjoy kayaking and paddleboarding. I am looking forward to a fantastic year at Trident High School.

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