Welcome to our new staff!

This term we are lucky to have 3 new and 1 returned staff at Trident. We share with you small introductions from each of the staff and invite you to give them the Trident welcome when you see them around the school.


"Kia ora, my name is Liz Calder and I have been working as an Office Manager at MEL 2020 LTD (Mainstream Engineering Ltd) before securing my new position at Trident as an Executive Officer. My family enjoys self-sustainable living off our lifestyle block, and milling timber for our Woodwork CNC & Lazer Projects. I am currently studying Bachelor of Accountancy at Massey University (Distance) and learning to play the bagpipes. I look forward to working here at Trident and getting to know the wider part of the Trident community."




"Kia ora, my name is Andrea Crawford and I have been working as a Maths and Science teacher in several schools in the Bay of Plenty and in Tokyo, Japan before securing my new position at Trident as a Maths and Science teacher. I love spending time outdoors with family and friends. I look forward to being part of the Trident team."




"Hi my name is Becs Mackay and I started my teaching career at Trident over a decade ago and have been on a hiatus where I have been involved in community and youth development and sustainability mahi. I have arrived back at Trident this term and it feels like I have come back to my roots at Trident and in education. I am enjoying being back, working with students again in particular. I look forward to teaching and learning in the supportive departments I am working in."



"Kia Ora, I`m Sára Szabó, pronounced shāra sabo and I`m rolling that `r`...

I`m from Hungary, Europe and my first language is Hungarian. I had been

working as a teacher for 11 years before coming to New Zealand more than a

year ago, before the pandemic broke out. New Zealand is a beautiful country

and Whakatane is the sunniest place, so I feel very lucky to be here.

My main interest is in languages, literature and journalism. In my free time I

like travelling, doing yoga and going to the theatre.

At Trident High School I am going to teach English and Media Studies in some

of Ms McCrossen`s classes. This is my first teaching position in New Zealand,

that will provide an insight into a whole different culture of education. I`m

looking forward to learning lots of new things and some Te Reo, too."



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