TRIDENT ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE
The academic achievement of Trident students over the past five years ranks among the best of the state schools across the wider Bay of Plenty.
“High levels of student progress and achievement continue to be a feature of the school. Analysis of National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) data indicates that the proportion of students, including Māori, gaining Level 1, 2 and 3 certificates exceeds national averages,” the Education Review Office (ERO).
NEW ZEALAND SCHOLARSHIP
New Zealand Scholarship will extend our best secondary students and enable top scholars to be identified and acknowledged. Students will be able to enter one or more scholarship standard assessments while completing their Level 3 Assessments in the scholarship subject areas.
The aim is to assess a student’s ability to synthesise and integrate concepts – to apply higher level thinking based on in-school and independent learning.
The content assessed for Scholarship is the same as that covered for Level 3 Achievement Standards. All Scholarship candidates must complete a full year of Level 3 studies at a secondary school.
Assessment is standards based (but not using achievement or unit standards) and all assessments will be external, the scholarship is a one off examination, except in Art Painting, Art Photography, Art Design and Design and Visual Communication. Standards have been developed for each Scholarship subject.
NZQA's intention is that 3% of the total number of Year 13 students in the country sitting Level 3 in each of the available subjects will be awarded a Scholarship, provided Scholarship standards are met. Of this 3% nationwide who gain a Scholarship pass, a small number, equating to approximately 0.5% nationwide will be accorded an Outstanding Scholarship.
For each standard, two levels of achievement can be gained:
The scholarship is an award and not a qualification. There are ‘top’ student awards and monetary awards which currently are:
Single Subject Award: for students who gain Scholarship in up to two subjects, a one-off award of $500 per subject.
Top Student in Subject: $2,000 each year for three years provided the student maintains a B grade average in tertiary study.
Scholarship Award: a student gains Scholarship in three subjects will be awarded $2,000 each year for three years provided the student maintains a B grade average in tertiary study.
Outstanding Scholar Award: for the top 40 – 60 students who gain outstanding performances in at least two or three Scholarship subjects passed. The award is $5,000 each year for three years provided the student maintains a B grade average in tertiary study.
Premier Award: for the top 5 – 10 students who get three Scholarships with outstanding performances will be awarded $10,000 each year for three years provided the student maintains a B grade average in tertiary study.
Trident will continue the Scholarship Standards as part of the Year 13 and Year 12 Programmes.
SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2022
Music - Hugh Oyanagi
Hugh completed his music courses from Year 9 right through to NCEA Level 3 at Trident High School. In 2022 Hugh performed a music programme for Scholarship Music on Performance. He has also played piano and alto saxophone for the Trident Jazz Band for the past five years, resulting in multiple gold medals. Hugh was one of the school's prefects, and Dux for 2022.
SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2021
Trident High School acknowledges its scholarship winners and the staff who helped them achieve success. Three outstanding students achieved Scholarships in 2021:
English - Ben White
Music - Ben White
Mathematics with Statistics - Aliyah Ballantyne