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Trident High School

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Trident High School is a state, co-educational secondary school set in the beautiful Bay of Plenty close to the river. It was founded in 1972 and has a roll of approx 1200 students. Trident is well known for its quality education and superb facilities. The 2012 Global Peace Index has found New Zealand to be the second safest place to live in the world (after Iceland). New Zealanders are very welcoming and friendly to people from other countries.

International students make up a maximum of 2% of the school’s roll. There are often students from Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, USA, Canada, Australia, Thailand, Korea, China and Japan in the school.

Contact Trident High School
Physical address

Arawa Road
3120 Whakatane
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Phone numbers

07 3088159

  • Number of students: 1200
  • Number of international students: 5
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus
The Bay of Plenty region is home to spectacular beaches, juicy kiwifruit and picturesque views.

When James Cook arrived in 1769, he anchored off a great bay ‘full of plantations and villages’ that was, he noted ‘a bay of plenty’. The Bay of Plenty, today, is no less a place of plenty. Around Tauranga are hectares of orchards and gardens producing everything from kiwifruit and citrus fruit to avocados. Add to this bounty the local wines and the plentiful fresh seafood and you just know that this is a place where you will dine well.

Mount Maunganui, a short distance from Tauranga, has spectacular beaches which are a magnet for surfers all year round. For the adventurous, there’s skydiving and for those more keen on terra firma, blokarting (small land yachts) will blow the cobwebs away.

Visit White Island – a quick helicopter ride from Whakatane – and you can walk, yes, on an active volcano as it hisses, belches and rumbles. It’s that same geothermal activity that provides the hot pools and spas that you will find in many places where you can relax and let the world slide by. There is plentiful accommodation in the area; everything from bed and breakfasts through to hotels and boutique lodges.
Main centres: 

Tauranga, Whakatane


Katikati, Kawerau, Mount Maunganui, Opotiki, Te Puke, White Island (Whakaari)

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Education Tauranga is the local student body
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