This term we welcome Mrs Kiri Rua who is our Te Whare Tautoko teacher and Mr Beaver Porter who joins our team of Teacher Aides. Please make sure you give them great Trident welcome when you seem around!
"My name is Kiri Rua. I am the Te Whare Tautoko (TWT) teacher here at Trident High School. I have worked in education for approximately 20 years. My experience extends into the primary, intermediate, secondary and tertiary education sectors in different roles. I have also taught in both Maori medium and English medium school settings. I am very passionate about working with Maori students who have additional needs and have committed to supporting all our students to realise their full potential. Na reira, mihi mai, whakatau mai ra."
"Kia ora im Beaver and I love Whakatane! Westend is where I live with my wife and cat. My free time is spent looking after my grandaughters who live next door - kids are cool - even when they turn into teenagers! Hopefully I can pass on some things I've learnt from knowledge passed on to me by the many awesome people I've met in my life and I'm still learning everyday. I hope to build relationships with the many different walks of life that are at Trident High School. We are so fortunate to live in this beautiful, country let's all make it even better, see you round, lets have a yarn! Beaver"