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We welcome new staff to Trident

Miss Joanna Boonen has returned to Trident's English department after time away where she has been studying as a full time student. We are privileged to have her back and know her return will be celebrated by the students who have been lucky enough to have her as their teacher.

"I am glad to be returning back to Trident after studying both Classics and Philosophy at Massey University. I can talk endlessly about Films and Media, Greek and Roman gods, and the Ancient world that shaped our Western philosophy. I am excited about rejoining the Trident English department, and am looking forward to sharing my passion for language and literature with our students."

Mr Stephen Armstrong has joined our English department and we warmly welcome him to our school. Having come from Tauranga he says "Tauranga is hot, but Whakatane is hotter! I have good memories of my time teaching at Opotiki College from 1987-1989. My wife Sharon and I have four adult children (can you have adult children?). We have 3 grandchildren living here, and we're looking forward to hitting the bush and beach. But most of all, the highlight for me will be inspiring the rangitahi of Trident to love reading and writing and to love life with all its challenges. After 20 years at Bethlehem College, I thought it was time to broaden my horizons, so here I am at Trident!"

Mrs Cindy Glass to our English department and we warmly welcome her to Trident High School.

"I moved to New Zealand from South Africa in June 2019. I have been teaching since 1994 and I have a passion for assisting young people in achieving their potential. I love being outdoors and I am an avid scuba diver. I also enjoy mountain biking, swimming in the sea and hiking with my whanau.

I am the mum of two sons. My older son studies at Auckland University and my younger son attends school at Whakatane Intermediate. My whanau and I feel very grateful to live in this beautiful country and it is a privilege to get to know and work alongside the wonderful people of New Zealand."

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