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Tahupotiki Wrathall

Head Boy 2022

I have the privilege of being Trident High School’s Head Boy for 2022. This is a huge opportunity for me as I’m a small town boy originally from Taranaki and I have always done everything and anything to make my whanau proud. I have been at Trident for all of my high school years and it has truly been an experience I am proud of.  As part of the opportunities I have been afforded at Trident, I was on the Tuia 250 Voyage, trained on the Spirit of New Zealand and I use everything that I learnt on the Spirit of New Zealand in my everyday life.  This opportunity really was transformative for me and I am so grateful for having been on the Voyage.

As Head Boy I will be interacting with everyone at school, setting a good example and encouraging other students to achieve their personal goals. While at Trident High School I’ve learnt  the core values of our school; Quality Work, Respect for Others and Kia Manawa Nui and added them to my everyday life and values. These values are what I stand by and have led me to the position I am in today.  

Being in the Whakapiki Unit I've learnt the Tikanga of Whakapiki and I aspire to be the Kaitiaki of the Whakapiki Unit as well as of our whole school.  As Head Boy I can work alongside and teach other students what I know regarding this Tikanga and encourage them to  grow into the successful people I know they can become. 

While at Trident I've taken every opportunity that has come my way, such as Kapa Haka, Basketball, Interact Club and many more opportunities. This to me, is the absolute culture of Trident, it's not just what you do as a singular person it's what you do as Trident whanau. Working as a collective like this, we know that whatever we do as a Trident student, our Trident Whanau back us all the way and it is this support that helps us to flourish.


Izzy Steane

Head Girl 2022

Kia Ora, my name is Izzy Steane and I am honoured to be awarded the role of Head Girl for 2022. I have had the pleasure of having had 5 years at Trident, surrounded by my supportive peers and teachers. I came to Trident as a year 9, feeling intimidated overwhelmed by the new environment.  However, I have since learnt the importance of stepping out of my comfort zone and have the understanding that growth comes from venturing into the unknown and being bold enough to make mistakes on the way. I have had the privilege of being involved in numerous camps and adventures that Trident has to offer including the Coromandel camp, Productions, Manawahe training camps and a 5 week trip to Great Barrier Island. These experiences have all taught me crucial life skills and created priceless memories shared with friends. Without Trident I wouldn’t have had incredible experiences and the skills I gained from them along the way, leading me to where I am today, proudly standing at Trident’s Head Girl. 


Trident has taught me that often what we perceive as failure is actually just a stepping stone to success. If you never take the opportunity because of the fear of failure, you will never know where the opportunity may lead you, or you may miss realising your hidden talents. Alongside the amazing team of prefects our aim is to help and inspire others at Trident to make the most out of all the opportunities available at our fantastic school and help students move past the fear of failure. I also want to help build on the school culture where students can feel as if they are in a safe space to be themselves and express who they are.


This year I will be striving to promote inclusiveness and for every student at Trident to feel heard and valued. 

Kia Manawa Nui.


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2022 Prefects

Head Boy - Tahupotiki Wrathall

Head Girl - Izzy Steane

Deputy Head Boys:

Charles Blackburn

Hugh Oyanagi


Deputy Head Girls:

Charlice Bryce

Juliska Coetzee 

Kahui Whetu Leaders :

Amilia Stevens 

Nate Williams

SEC Prefects

Zara TeMarama Postlewaight

Keara TeMarama Robinson

Miria Bluett

Kepariki Bryce

Kieran Butler

Lily Chase 

Casey Cousins

Niamh Fahey 

Rikki Fitzgerald

Ethan Forbes

Bailey Fredericksen  

Rena-Jean Hall

Peter Heretama-Wikaire

Keita Hillman 

Harry Jones

Malachi Kurei

Alyssa McDowell

Te Riina Peita

Jacob Rakuraku

Amanda Redmond 

Bradley Rothwell  

Ayla Rowe 

Kyla Tamatea

Maya Rose Wills

Jack Wilson 

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