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  • Athletics’ SUMMER CLINICS are underway at Hanalani!

    Athletics’ SUMMER CLINICS are underway at Hanalani! We LOVE seeing Hanalani and non-Hanalani students staying active, maintaining their fitness, and learning new skills over the summer.

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  • Reskinning of the Sprung!

    Wonder how the Sprung is being reskinned? Check out this short video to find out!

  • First day of summer program and Hanalani is a buzz with activity!

    First day of summer program and Hanalani is a buzz with activity! Early Childhood (EC), Upper and Lower School are all off to a great start. It’s going to be a great summer!

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  • Campus Improvements Starts the Summer

    Campus improvements continue this week with the reskinning of the Sprung, renovation of the Nishikawa restrooms, pipe repair at the Early Childhood (EC) parking lot, and landscaping! Phew! So much going on during the second week of summer. It’s all to make our students, families, faculty, and staff’s experience at Hanalani Schools even better!

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  • End of the School Year Messages and Alohas from the Teachers

    Our Hanalani teachers shared their end of the school year messages and alohas to students. Have a great summer Royals and see you in August!
  • Intercession 2024

    Students continue learning during Intercession thanks to Mrs. Austria. Students learn about time management, Bible verses, and sing songs. Summer wouldn’t be summer without some fun in the sun, so they enjoy that too!
  • End of the School Year Mahalos and Alohas from the Students

    Underclassmen shared their heartfelt MAHALOS and ALOHAS to teachers and friends as the school year ended. Have a great summer everyone!

  • Nishikawa Building Restrooms Get a Long-awaited Makeover!

    The renovations of the restrooms in the Nishikawa building are underway! The restrooms have been cleared out, including the walls! Stay tuned for the exciting updates to this long-awaited project.

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  • The Sprung is Getting New Outerwear!

    The Sprung is getting outfitted with new outerwear this summer! Crews have been removing the electrical components and soon will be reskinning the Sprung. Stay tuned for more.

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  • Grade 5 Battle Day

    Grade 5 students’ Project Based Learning (PBL) was about the Battle of Normandy. They experienced battlefield strategy first-hand at their BATTLE DAY event! An Army Ranger and Navy Seal advised them on strategy, communications, and leadership. Air Force Medics taught them the ins and outs of battlefield first-aid.
  • Senior Walk 2024

    SENIOR WALK is a tradition at Hanalani Schools where Seniors walk the campus to bid aloha to their classmates, parents, faculty, and staff while reflecting on their time here. 
     
    They share their thoughts on that day and give thanks to those that helped them along the way. 

  • Last Day of School 2024

    Captured on the last day of school are the smiles, hugs, and tearful goodbyes from our Hanalani students. It’s a time to celebrate and reflect on a school year filled with great moments that make Hanalani special.
     
    Have an awesome summer, ROYALS! We look forward to seeing you in the fall.

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  • EARLY CHILDHOOD (EC) WATER PLAY DAY!

    EARLY CHILDHOOD (EC) students splished and splashed their way into summer on WATER PLAY DAY! Students enjoyed a water slide and various water toys. Later, they stretched out and relaxed on the playground to catch some rays. 

    It was a great way to end the school year and welcome in summer!

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  • Upper School Athletic Banquet 2024

    Upper School Celebrated the school year’s athletic achievements at the Athletics Banquet held at the Student Activity Center (SAC). Lively conversations permeated throughout the tables as guests enjoyed the delicious dinner. It was a chance for the outgoing seniors and alumni to socialize with their underclassmen one more time. It was an evening of friendship, fellowship, and great memories.

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  • K5 Graduation 2024

    K5 celebrated their graduation this week with family, friends, and classmates on hand to share in their wonderful achievement. They will be making the jump to 1st grade next year, ready and prepared for what awaits them.

    Great job, Mrs. Asato and Ms. Foit for teaching your students to thrive!

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  • Daniel Paek named ILH Varsity Boys Golf FIRST TEAM ALL-STAR!

    CONGRATULATIONS to Daniel Paek for being named ILH Varsity Boys Golf FIRST TEAM ALL-STAR!
    Great job, Daniel!
  • ILH Varsity Boys Volleyball ALL-STAR Team!

    CONGRATULATIONS to the following athletes for being named ILH Varsity Boys Volleyball ALL-STAR Team!

    Brennan Murota - Second Team
    Seth Kimura - Second Team
    Kegan Munden - Honorable Mention

    Great job, ROYALS!
  • ILH Varsity Girls Track & Field SECOND TEAM ALL-STARS for 4X800m Relay Team!

    CONGRATULATIONS to the following athletes for being named ILH Varsity Girls Track & Field SECOND TEAM ALL-STARS for 4X800m Relay Team!

    Eliana Chingcuangco 
    Abby Cunningham 
    Avrie Miller
    Saige Miller

    Great job, LADY ROYALS!
  • Nicole Robles named ILH Varsity Girls Golf SECOND TEAM ALL-STAR! 

    CONGRATULATIONS to Nicole Robles for being named ILH Varsity Girls Golf SECOND TEAM ALL-STAR! 
    Great job, Nicole!
  • Saige Miller named ILH Varsity Girls Track & Field FIRST TEAM ALL-STAR for 3000m Run!

    CONGRATULATIONS to Saige Miller for being named ILH Varsity Girls Track & Field FIRST TEAM ALL-STAR for 3000m Run!

    Great job, Saige!
  • Upper School Yearbook Signing 2024

    Yearbooks were distributed to the Upper School last week, and the students wasted no time in getting their friends to sign them. Excitement and bittersweet emotions filled the air in Founder’s Hall as students were flipping through the pages, looking at the snapshots of the year and the memories they evoked.

    The sense of community that the students have nurtured at Hanalani was evident as underclassmen were eager to get seniors to sign their yearbooks.

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  • Grade 6 Graduation 2024

    Grade 6 held their COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES in the Student Activity Center (SAC). Everyone dressed sharply and was excited to make the leap from Lower School to Upper School. It’s one of many milestones they will achieve in their lives. We pray for their continued growth as students and their walk with God.

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  • Devyn Zizzo-Kaleo Athletic Signing Day

    CONGRATULATIONS to Devyn K. who had her ATHLETIC SIGNING DAY this week. She will be matriculating to the University of Redlands, continuing her athletic career in Track and Field. The close-knit community of Hanalani Schools was evident by the number of Devyn’s classmates, recent seniors and now alumni,  who came out today to support her.  
     
    Good luck, Devyn, on your next chapter in life.

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  • Senior Graduation 2024

    Last Friday night was the last hoorah for the Class of 2024! Seniors were flooded with emotions as they took the stage of the Student Activity Center (SAC). As they gazed upon the packed house of proud parents and friends, we gazed upon a class that has grown up before our eyes. Eager to take the next step on their life’s journey.
     
    We congratulate you, CLASS OF 2024! Remember to LOVE GOD. LOVE OTHERS. and CHALLENGE YOURSELF and focus on the potential that you are meant to achieve.

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  • Grade 4’s HAWAIIAN CULTURAL DAY

    Grade 4’s HAWAIIAN CULTURAL DAY event was very well presented, capturing the history and culture of the islands. Each student gave a demonstration, presentation, or a representation of an influential person from the islands. They dressed the part and had an informative speech prepared for the viewers. 
    Students learned how to plan and research their projects, write speeches, and developed their public speaking skills focusing on appropriate volume, diction, and facial expressions.
     
    Awesome job, Grade 4 students! Great example of an excellent Project Based Learning (PBL).

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  • Senior Tree Planting 2024

    Our Seniors planted their SENIOR TREE last week as one of their final projects together as a class. The tree symbolizes their ongoing growth as students and young adults, reaching for the stars while staying grounded in the roots they established here at Hanalani. 
     
    The tree of choice this year was the Puakenikeni, also known as the perfume flower tree, as it is adorned for its fragrant flowers. A fitting choice as the sweet memories of the class of 2024 will remain at Hanalani like the fragrant scent of the Puakenikeni lingers in the wind.

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  • Grade 7 English Students Hosts their EXPLORE MORE SENSORY FAIR for their Grade 5 Classmates

    7th grade English students held their EXPLORE MORE SENSORY FAIR last week. They are studying, “Under the Blood Red Sun,” a historical fiction book about the attack on Pearl Harbor. The students explored some of the subtopics in the book like samurai swords, pigeons as war heroes, Hawaiian culture, Japanese internment camps, and baseball in 1941. 
     
    This PBL (Project Based Learning) was designed with 5th graders in mind. Grade 5 students sampled internment camp food, tried out their baseball swing, and learned to dance hula.

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  • Evening of the Arts 2024

    The EVENING OF THE ARTS was a glorious display of artists in command of their instruments. The Strings, Bands, Choir, Handbells, and Communication Arts preformed beautifully. Student artwork was also on display showcasing our Upper School Art Classes. 
     
    MAHALO to Mr. S, Mr. Kato (The Maestro), Dr. Yeo, Mrs. Komine, Mrs. Sameshima, Mrs. Hopper, Mr. Nagata, and Mr. Pardine for enriching our students lives with the arts.

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  • Intermediate Art Students Create POP ART Sculptures

    Intermediate Art students got into their POP ART project by making larger than life sculptures. POP ART was an art movement from the 1950s that challenged the definition of fine art by introducing imagery from POPular culture. Our young artists had fun creating their art pieces and helped each other with ideas and collaborations.
     
    SHOUTOUT to Mrs. Sameshima for making art POPular again.

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  • Girls Elementary Basketball Over Powers Kamehameha White

    Our Girls Elementary hoopsters faced Kamehameha in the Sprung last week. Our Lady Royals played with excellent execution of their gameplan and outscored and out-rebounded their opponent for the “W”. 
     
    Great job, Lady Royals!

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  • FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK 2024

    This week, our Hanalani ‘Ohana celebrated FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! Our amazing parent volunteers hosted numerous events throughout the week in honor of our faculty and staff. Gifts, snacks, and a very elaborate luncheon was coordinated by our wonderful Parents. 
     
    We are truly blessed to have such an awesome community of parent volunteers here at Hanalani Schools.

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  • Parent Volunteers Go Above and Beyond for Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week

    SHOUT OUT to all the PARENT VOLUNTEERS who hosted our FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! They did an outstanding job putting together such an amazing week for us all. Their hard work made this a special week for everyone. We are truly appreciative of all the wonderful things they do to show their ALOHA to  Hanalani Schools. 
     
    MAHALO and much ALOHA to you, our beloved PARENT VOLUNTEERS!

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  • COLLEGE DECISION DAY for our Seniors

    May 1st was COLLEGE DECISION DAY for high school seniors across the country and our Hanalani seniors celebrated with their college logo wear and banners. Congratulations to all our seniors who will pursue their dreams by continuing their educational journey. We wish you a smooth transition to the next milestone on your life’s journey.
  • Elementary Robotics Demonstrated their CRITICAL THINKING and PROBLEM-SOLVING Skills to Accomplish Their Goals

    Elementary robotics were focused on getting their robots built and programmed correctly for the task at hand. They demonstrated their CRITICAL THINKING and PROBLEM-SOLVING skills to accomplish their goals. This is a co-curricular activity where students are selected to participate based on their interest and aptitude for robotics.

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  • Athletic Signing Day for Eryn Bunton

    We celebrated the ATHLETIC SIGNING DAY for Eryn B.! Friends and ‘Ohana gathered in support as Eryn signed her letter of intent to Union University, one of the nation’s top private Christian Universities.

    CONGRATULATIONS, Eryn! Our Hanalani ‘Ohana is proud that you are continuing your faith-based educational journey and pray for your continued success in college.

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  • Coach Jeremy Honold Awarded COACH OF THE YEAR by the USTFCCCA.

    CONGRATULATIONS to Coach Jeremy Honold for being named COACH OF THE YEAR by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)! A committee of experts from around the nation selected two coaches (boys and girls teams) from each state for their successes during the fall of 2023. 
     
    This is a hana hou! As Coach Honold was named the 2023-24 ILH Girls Cross-Country COACH OF THE YEAR earlier in the year. 
    Awesome job, Coach Honold! Our Hanalani student athletes are very blessed to have a great coach like you. 
     
    GO, ROYALS!
  • Saige Miller Wins the ILH Varsity 3000 Meter Open!

    CONGRATULATIONS to Saige Miller., the ILH Varsity 3000 Meter Open Champion with a time of 11:19.24! Great job, Saige, and all our TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES.
     
    Keep them in prayer as they prepare for the HHSAA Track & Field Championships on May 10, at Mililani High School. 
     
    GO, ROYALS!
  • K4 Dad's Day Celebration

    K4 honored their dads with a DAD’S DAY CELEBRATION! Kite flying and lunch were on tap for the day with an abundance of fun, laughter, and good food. They also presented their dads with a letter of appreciation and a framed photo of themselves.

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  • Volunteer Appreciation Week - Angel Shoppe

    Today, we recognize our wonderful ANGEL SHOPPE VOLUNTEERS who help make our annual Angel Shoppe for Lower School a huge success!
     
    Because of you, our Lower School students can fully experience the joy of giving and sharing by purchasing Christmas gifts for their loved ones.
     
    MAHALO, VOLUNTEERS, and those who donate items to make the Christmas season even brighter!
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week - Athletic Booster Committee

    The ATHLETIC BOOSTER COMMITTEE has been a godsend for our student-athletes with their tireless support. They were here during the summer to spruce up and get the SAC Gym ready for another year. KUDOS to the VOLUNTEERS of the ATHLETIC BOOSTER COMMITTEE! We APPRECIATE all that you do to support our Athletics Department.
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week - Spirit Week

    It’s VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK at Hanalani Schools! We send a big MAHALO to all of YOU our wonderful Hanalani ‘Ohana who volunteer your precious time and resources with us!
     
    SHOUT-OUT to our volunteers who help on Purple and Gold Days during our Spirit Weeks! Your help in promoting School Spirit and putting smiles on our students’ faces was greatly appreciated.
     
    Without you, our mission would not be possible. MAHALO to you all for the blessings that you have bestowed upon us.
  • Hanalani Athletics Continues the Year with a Successful Winter Season

    The Winter Sports season has officially ended; and Hanalani has continued to have success, as we did in the fall! 
  • Cyber Security Team Captures 3rd Place at the Cyber Forensic Five-O Challenge

    CONGRATULATIONS to our Cyber Security Team:
    • Captain Emily Luo
    • Karissa Orosco
    • Risa Mikami
    • Leila Carson
    They placed 3rd in the Cyber Forensic Five-O Challenge back in March and earned a cash award of $600! Great teamwork and outstanding participation Royals!
     
    Mahalo to the following individuals for putting together this competition.
     
    • Sonny Rosales, Co-Founder of Pacific Technology Cooperation Group
    • Jon Narvaes, Co-Founder of Pacific Technology Cooperation Group, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Managing Partner of Kapu Solutions
    • Shirlene Cardenas, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of MC3 Technologies
    • Mike Cardenas, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of MC3 Technologies
     
    A ROYAL MAHALO to Mr. Nagata for inspiring our students to succeed in their pursuit of academic excellence. 
     
    Up next for our Cyber Security Team is a competition in May. 
     
    2024 Cyber ‘Ike Capture the Flag Invitational Competition
    Saturday, May 4, 2024
    10:00AM - 2:30PM
    Entrepreneurs Sandbox
    643 Ilalo St, Honolulu, HI 96813
     
    GO, ROYALS!
  • Hanalani Wins Japan Wizards Statewide Academic Team Competition for Private Schools

    Japan Wizards Statewide Academic Team Competition. 33 teams from 17 high schools on Oahu, Hawaii Island, and Maui competed in this competition which tested their knowledge of various Japan-related topics such as contemporary Japan, culture and traditions, economy, food, geography, history, politics and government, religion, U.S./Hawaii-Japan ties, and of course language. The theme for the 2024 competition was Travel Around Japan. 

     
    Our LEVEL A team won FIRST PLACE for private schools and our LEVEL B team, who was one teammate short,  won SECOND PLACE for private schools. 
     
    This year, students were invited to create a video that illustrates why they think travel to Japan is significant, along with stating where they want to travel to on their next trip to Japan and why. JASH received a total of 21 video entries, and 7 of those were selected as "finalists. Of these final 7, four were given top awards. Our Level A Team won for Most Inspirational Video Award!
     
    OMEDETOO (CONGRATULATIONS) to the following students for your hard work and outstanding performance!
     
    Level  A Team Members:: 
    • Monica Lum
    • Cayla Flood
    • Brissiana Talaipa

    Level  B Team Members:
    • Max Manibog
    • Emma Luo
     
    For their achievements, they are making a prize trip to Japan this summer to continue their learning BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.
  • Athletic Signing Day for Jeddison Miller

    It was standing room only at the ATHLETIC SIGNING DAY for Jeddison Miller. Friends and ‘Ohana gathered in support as Jeddison signed his letter of intent to The Masters University (TMU). Even his older brother Connor, Hanalani alumni c/o ’22, was on hand virtually to watch this memorable event. 

    CONGRATULATIONS Jeddison! Our Hanalani  ‘Ohana are proud of the young man you have become and pray for your continued success in college.

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  • Varsity Boys Volleyball take on Maryknoll

    Our Varsity Boys Volleyball team had a marathon 5 set match against a tough Maryknoll team. Our boys gave it their all and played with heart. 

    Good job, Royals! Keep up the great work.

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  • 6th Graders Visit the Challenger Center Hawaii

    Grade 6 expanded their horizons to infinity and beyond when they visited the Challenger Center Hawaii at Barbers Point Elementary. In addition to their RENDEZVOUS WITH COMET HALLEY MISSION, they were delighted by the surprise visit of two guest speakers. Astronaut Warren Hoburg & Mr. Claude Onizuka, the brother of Hawaii-born Astronaut Ellison Onizuka. Astronaut Hoburg’s presentation enlightened our students on his recent journey to the International Space Station, where his mission lasted 6 months. Our students asked many questions about space travel and thanked Astronaut Hoburg and Mr. Onizuka for sharing their time and knowledge with them. 
     
    The RENDEZVOUS WITH COMET HALLEY MISSION divided our students into two teams, one at the Mission Control Center and the other inthe Space Station. They had to demonstrate COMMUNICATION, CRITICAL THINKING, and COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP SKILLS to complete their mission. Everyone was completely engaged in their assigned tasks and handled the high-pressure situation confidently, trusting in their own abilities and those of their teammates. Good news, they successfully completed their mission! They rendezvoused with Comet Halley. 
     
    Outstanding work space cadets. All your futures look bright as you shoot for the stars! 
     
    Mahalo to Astronaut Warren Hoburg, Mr. Claude Onizuka, and the staff of the Challenger Center Hawaii for an out of this world experience!

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  • 1st Graders Community Helpers Posters are a Hit!

    Grade 1 students visited Wahiawa Police Station to kick off their Project Based Learning (PBL) unit. They talked with some of the police officers, who are also Hanalani Parents, to learn about specific character traits that our local community helpers need to support our surrounding community. 
     
    To show their support and gratitude, our students collaborated to design posters that illustrated community helpers, such as police officers, doctors, and teachers with their characteristics.

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  • Mark Spencer and Micah Lee, ILH D2 Boys Varsity Soccer SECOND TEAM

    Mark Spencer and Micah Lee for being named to the 2023-24 ILH Division 2 Boys Varsity Soccer SECOND TEAM!
    Awesome job, Mark and Micah!
  • Matt Kuo, ILH D2 Boys Varsity Soccer FIRST TEAM

    Matt K. for being named to the 2023-24 ILH Division 2 Boys Varsity Soccer FIRST TEAM!
    Awesome job, Matt!
  • 5th Graders Spend the Night Aboard the USS Battleship MIssouri

    Ahoy there Mateys! Our Grade 5 shipmates spent the night aboard the USS Battleship Missouri Memorial, aka the Mighty Mo.
    This field trip falls in line with their learning of world wars in their study of American History. 
     
    Our young sailors participated in guided tours and team activities that utilized their COLLABORATION and CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS.
     
    This follows their BATTLE DAY event which taught them about World War II and now they have a firsthand experience aboard the deck of the Mighty Mo, where World War II officially came to an end.

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  • CHARLES HIERS, ILH D2 Girls Varsity Volleyball COACH OF THE YEAR!

    Capping off an awesome season is Mr. Charles Hiers, being named the ILH Division 2 Girls Varsity Basketball COACH OF THE YEAR!
     
    A truly wonderful way to end the season. Our ALL-STARS played with teamwork, athleticism, and always with good Christian Character on the court.  You are truly a blessing to our Hanalani ‘Ohana! 
     
    RISE UP, ROYALS!
  • Mycah Lucas, ILH D2 Boys Varsity Basketball HONORABLE MENTION!

    CONGRATULATIONS to Mycah Lucas for being named to the 2023-24 ILH Division 2 Boys Varsity Basketball HONORABLE MENTION!
    Awesome job, Mycah!
  • Noah Takahata, ILH Division 2 Boys Varsity Basketball FIRST TEAM

    CONGRATULATIONS to Noah Takahata for being named to the 2023-24 ILH Division 2 Boys Varsity Basketball FIRST TEAM!
    Awesome job, Noah!
  • XANDER EROLIN, ILH Boys Varsity Wrestling CO-WRESTLER OF THE YEAR!

    CONGRATULATIONS to Xander Erolin for being named the 2023-24 ILH Boys Varsity Wrestling CO-WRESTLER OF THE YEAR!
    Awesome job, Xander!
  • Piha'eu Akiona, ILH D2 Girls Varsity Basketball FIRST TEAM

    CONGRATULATIONS to Piha'eu Akiona for being named to the 2023-24 ILH Division 2 Girls Varsity Basketball FIRST TEAM!
    Awesome job, Piha'eu!
  • Ellana Klemp, ILH D2 Varsity Girls Basketball PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    CONGRATULATIONS to Ellana Klemp for being named the 2023-24 ILH Division 2 Girls Varsity Basketball PLAYER OF THE YEAR!
    Awesome job, Ellana!
  • Jayda and Jaenie, ILH D2 Girls Varsity Basketball HONORABLE MENTION

    CONGRATULATIONS to Jayda Okuhara and Jaenie Sniffen, for being named to the 2023-24 ILH Division 2 Girls Varsity Basketball HONORABLE MENTION!
    Awesome job, Jayda and Jaenie!
  • Tamlyn Celestino, LH D2 Girls Varsity Basketball SECOND TEAM

    CONGRATULATIONS to Tamlyn Celestino for being named to the 2023-24 ILH Division 2 Girls Varsity Basketball SECOND TEAM!
    Awesome job, Tamlyn!
  • 4th Grade Egg Brooders

    Grade 4 student are EGGstatic about their STEAM week (PBL) Project Based Learning and Design Thinking project!
     
    Their driving question was “How can we as Oahu students learn and share about sustainable food sources through caring for chicks to demonstrate kuleana (responsibility)  and malama (take care) and share with our school and family communities? “
     
    Their purpose for the project was to learn about caring for chicks as both pets but also understanding sustainable food sources here on the islands. They zoomed with a family on Molokai who raise both egg-laying and meat chickens as well as gardening. They talked about how they care for both the land and animals that God has given them to provide the food needed since the islands rely on food shipments 1-2 times a week. 
     
    Our chicks will be going home on Friday with the students who are adopting them. 
     
    CHICK :)  out our live stream to get a peek at our little peepers and one shy egg who’s yet to come out of its shell. 
     
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Jordyn I. for being named the 2024 POETRY OUT LOUD CHAMPION for the state of Hawaii! 

    CONGRATULATIONS to Jordyn I. for being named the 2024 POETRY OUT LOUD CHAMPION for the state of Hawaii! 
    Jordyn competed at Tenney Theatre where she represented Hanalani well amongst the state’s very best. She used this platform as an opportunity to share her testimony and stood firm in her faith. To God be the Glory!
     
    Jordyn will represent Hawaii at the national finals, which are planned to take place in Washington, D.C., on April 30 - May 2, 2024. 
    She will start the competition in the Region 3 semifinal on Monday, May 1, which begins at 11:00 a.m. Hawaii Time. You can watch the competition on PoetryOutLoud.org.
     
    We are so proud of your outstanding performance, Jordyn!
  • Epic Grade 5 Battle Day!

    The Grade 5 BATTLE DAY was nothing short of EPIC! 💥 From intense strategizing to heart-pounding action, our students showed off their skills in running, jumping, throwing, and dodging. Their hard work and dedication were on full display as they executed their battle plans.
    This wasn’t just any event; it was a Project Based Learning (PBL) unit in Heritage Studies, where students learn, grow, and conquer challenges together!
    Stay tuned for the Battle Day highlight video!

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  • 3rd Graders Host Their WORLD INFLUENCERS COUNTRY FAIR!

    Grade 3 students celebrated cultures around the world by hosting their WORLD INFLUENCERS COUNTRY FAIR! The interactive displays they built for their Project Based Learning (PBL) unit for STEAM WEEK culminated in this fun activity for their Lower School classmates and families. 
    They answered their World Influencer PBL Driving Question, “How can we as 3rd graders use what we know about world influencers to educate others and have a positive impact on our school culture and beyond?”
    Each booth was designed to educate the audience and included a cultural game or activity to raise money for missionaries in Africa. The games were 25 cents to play, and they raised a total of $518! Great job 3rd Graders!
     
    The proceeds were donated to the Beamans in Zambia and the Wexlers in Kenya, as they build relationships to share the gospel. The students were excited to be part of a mission and to encourage other students and families to join them in this endeavor. 

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  • Grade 2 Students Create Signs for "Strongman Square"

    Our K5 – Grade 2 students’ “STRONGMAN SQUARE” STEAM Week project included street and building signs. Grade 2 students created their signs in the Innovation Lab! They designed and laid out their signs in Google Slides. After printing their signs, they had to create ways for them to stand and/or mount to the buildings and streets using various materials.
    This was a great blend of Technology, Engineering, and Art!

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  • School Nurse Britne Present to 6th Graders for STEAM Week

    Our very own School Nurse, Britne Terrell, presented to our Grade 6 students who are in the STEAM WEEK Passion Project: Investigating Ways to Be Healthy! She shared what types of food are best to eat before and after workouts and more. Students also enjoyed a special “healthy” snack at the end of the presentation.
    MAHALO, Nurse Britne, for not only taking care of our students but also sharing your knowledge!

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  • 4th Graders EGGcellent EGG BROODER Project

    Grade 4 students had an EGGcellent time building and testing their EGG BROODERS for their STEAM WEEK project! They studied the biology of an egg and learned the different stages of development and how long it takes for an egg to hatch. They also learned how to tell if an egg is fertile or not. Heat lamps were used to test how long it takes to reach optimal temperature for chicks, which is about 100.5 degrees. To get the shy little chicks to come out of their shell, our 4th Graders scrambled to decorate their brooders to give their little chicks an EGGtraordinary home.

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  • Grade 5 BATTLE DAY Preparations

    Grade 5 prepared for BATTLE DAY by building their armor and shields, which were top secret before the battle. Their critical thinking skills aided them in their Design Thinking Process to produce very creative and effective armor and shields. They also stamped their team shirts with a 3D-printed Strongman that was made in the Elementary School’s Innovation Lab. 
     
    On the field, they practiced their battle plans and formations. They even set up tents for their medics to treat the wounded. 
     
    Everything came together for an outstanding BATTLE DAY! More to come on this amazing Project Based Learning (PBL) unit.

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  • K4 Leaf Rubbing Artwork

    K4 Students used leaves they found to create beautiful leaf rubbing artwork! This is one of the art aspects of their STEAM Week journey as they learn about plants. 

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  • K4 Students Mixed Art and Science for Part of Their STEAM Week Project

    K4 students mixed art and science for part of their STEAM Week project! They mixed dirt and water to paint a part of the collage they will be completing during the week as part of their Project Based Learning (PBL) unit “How Do Plants Grow?” We are excited to see how this collage grows! Check back to see more.

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  • Upper School STEAM WEEK Engineering and Technology

    The Technology and Engineering elements of Upper School STEAM WEEK consisted of video making and building construction. Groups of students shot their videos around campus and returned to the classroom to edit their 30-second videos. The video subjects ranged from “Adjusting to a new school,” to “How to lead someone to Christ.”
     
    The Engineering group constructed buildings using colored straws and connectors. They finished off their buildings by wrapping them with paper walls and signs.

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  • RED TEAM Brushed up on Their Painting Skills

    The RED (Royal Engineering and Design) TEAM’s Areas of Delight are taking shape! The two structures are up, and they began installing hurricane ties and painting. They are also clear coating the counter tops that they are building, with polyurethane.
    Constructing these "Areas of Delight" is a lot of hard work, but the RED TEAM is staying focused, determined to get the job done.

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  • 3rd Graders Build Their Interactive Displays for STEAM WEEK's WORLD INFLUENCERS COUNTRY FAIR

    STEAM WEEK continues for Grade 3 with their WORLD INFLUENCERS COUNTRY FAIR Project Based Learning (PBL) Unit. They are creating interactive booths that represent different countries around the world while learning about the many cultures. Culminating in a Country Fair that they hosted for their Elementary classmates and families to enjoy on Friday, March 22.

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  • Intermediate Banquet was a Blast!

    The Intermediate Banquet was a night to remember! Our students enjoyed the inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn, prizes, and delicious tacos from @aloha.mamacita. 
    Kudos to the Intermediate Student Leadership Team who planned and hosted this event. Their critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills created a great time for everyone! 
     
    Mahalo to @aloha.mamacita for catering this awesome event!

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  • Upper School Eco Science Students Lend a Hand to Their Elementary Buddies

    Upper School Eco Science students partnered with their younger Royals to help them build structures for their “STRONGMAN SQUARE” STEAM WEEK Project. Creativity and Hands-on Learning worked hand in hand to make this project a success!

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  • UPPER SCHOOL STEAM WEEK Engineering and Science

    This year, Upper School students are experiencing all aspects of STEAM WEEK by participating in a different subject each day of the week. For ENGINEERING the students are constructing soccer goals using PVC pipes. The SCIENCE aspect has students competing in Hanalani Survivor, in which students have to complete 4 tasks: 
    • Build a fire.
    • Learn how to stitch a wound (don’t worry, they are using bananas).
    • Properly carry an injured person to safety.
    • Filter water for drinking.
     
    It’s a great start to STEAM WEEK and there’s a lot more to come.

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  • RED TEAM Lumbers Up for Their AREAS OF DELIGHT Build

    The RED (Royal, Engineering, and Design) TEAM used a lot of elbow grease to get their STEAM WEEK projects underway! They are helping to construct their “Areas of Delight” around campus. “Areas of Delight” are spaces designed for students, faculty, and staff to have a respite during a busy day, to catch their breath, and to enjoy their surroundings.
     
    Utilizing the design thinking process, months of planning, and design are finally coming to fruition. The first step was to get the lumber in position for the construction to begin. Stay tuned, it’s going to be an exciting project to follow!

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  • Upper School’s STEAM WEEK Art of Paper Quilling

    Upper School’s ART portion of STEAM WEEK delved into the delicate and beautiful world of PAPER QUILLING. 
     
    Paper quilling involves taking strips of colored paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create designs. The origins of paper quilling, or paper rolling, are unknown, but it’s believed to have begun with the invention of paper making. Paper quilling was used as decoration for greeting cards, boxes, or jewelry, as well as an art form. 
     
    Our students really got into it and created beautiful and very creative art pieces.

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  • 3rd Graders Hop Into STEAM WEEK by Snacking on Crickets

    Grade 3 students jump-started STEAM WEEK and their WORLD FAIR Project Based Learning (PBL) unit with a presentation from Lower School Vice-Principle, Melissa Lemon. She offered CRICKETS as snacks, which she remembers from her childhood and are part of her Hispanic heritage. This opportunity introduced our intrepid 3rd Graders to other cultures around the world. 
     
    Hats off to the students who tried the delectable treats. They hopped on board and jump-started their STEAM WEEK on the right foot! 
    FYI, they enjoyed eating the crickets.

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  • K5 Strongman Challenge

    K5 wrapped up their STRONGMAN CHALLENGE and learned valuable lessons along the way!
     
    During their three-week Project Based Learning (PBL) experience, the K5 students learned the significance of the Strongman and in response, asked themselves, “how can we, as K5 Strongmen, use our strengths to help community members in need?”
     
    They created a pledge drive to raise money for the restoration of Lahaina through Harbor Church. Through different drills in their P.E. classes, K5 Strongmen earned strips which were later exchanged for coins. Medals were also awarded to students with outstanding performances. State Representative Lauren Matsumoto meet with our K5 Strongmen and shared about the importance of working hard to become good servant leaders in our community. 
     
    Their coins raised a grand total of $565.13! Awesome job, K5 Strongmen! Learning to be SERVANT LEADERS at such a young age is AWESOME!

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  • 5th Graders get Triage Training from Air Force Reserves Medics

    In preparation for BATTLE DAY, our 5th Graders received triage training from the Air Force Reserve Medics from the 154 Medical Group, Detachment 1. Battle Day is a Project Based Learning (PBL) project our Grade 5 students embark on each year to learn about the Battle of Normandy and as you see here much more!
     
    Triage is a preliminary assessment of patients or casualties, to determine the nature of and urgency of treatment needed. 
     
    Our 5th Graders are now prepared for battle injuries  thanks to the Air Force Reserve Medics!
     
    Mahalo to the following Medics for your service to our country and for sharing your expertise with our students!
     
    A1C Austin Morgan
    A1C CJ TenBroeke
    MAJ Erci Guisadio-Arsis
    MAJ Jason Habu
    MSGT Kyra Santos
    A1C Christine Chen

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  • Seniors Pick up Their Caps and Gowns

    🎓 Caps and gowns have been picked up! Seniors are gearing up for the final stretch as another graduation looms on the horizon. It was a bittersweet moment as the Seniors tried on their gowns feeling a mix of excitement and nostalgia.
     
    Seniors, cherish these last months you have together. Every day is a memory to be made, so let’s make them unforgettable!

  • Upper School Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts Field Trip

    Upper school students recently visited the Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts in Waikiki. This BEYOND THE CLASSROOM experience shed light on Hawaii’s hotel and visitor industry. They enjoyed a behind the scenes tour and had the pleasure of sampling the delicious offerings from the hotel’s restaurant. Students learned there are many career opportunities in the hotel industry including business, HR, accounting, international relations, marketing, culinary, and more. 
     
    Mahalo Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts for your generosity in taking the time to educate our students about the hotel and visitor industry and possible future career goals.

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  • SPIRIT WEEK Day 5 - Lower School "Dr. Seuss" Day

    We wrapped up SPIRIT WEEK with a DR. SEUSS themed day for Lower School. 
     
    They put on their shirts. They put on their pants. Put on their socks and shoes to dance. 
    I saw a Lorax walk by. I saw cat in a hat, and not in a tree. I saw thing one, thing two, and even thing three! 
    The children laughed in delight. They smiled so broad. 
    Their costumes impressed. To the students that dressed, I say, “Well done!” and to all of you, I applaud.  
     
    Mahalo Hanalani ‘Ohana for showing your school spirit this week! We shared smiles, laughter, and amazement. We deepened our fellowship with one another, and created many memories.

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  • SPIRIT WEEK Day 5 - Upper School "Tourist" Day

    Upper School wrapped up SPIRIT WEEK with TOURIST day. Very appropriate on Aloha Friday to see a wave of aloha shirts brightening up our campus. 
     
    To those that dressed up, ALOOOOO…Ha! And Mahalo for bringing the ALOHA SPIRIT to SPIRIT WEEK!

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  • SPIRIT WEEK - Day 4 "Squad" Day

    Day 4 of SPIRIT WEEK was SQUAD DAY. 
     
    A squad is defined by our students, faculty, and staff wearing similar outfits, colors, or just sharing a bond of friendship and a love for one another and with CHRIST. 

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  • K3 Grandparents Day 2024

    K3 celebrated Grandparents’ Day by putting on a heartwarming performance for their grandparents. They also enjoyed lunch with them after the performance. Hugs and smiles were on the menu as both students and their grandparents filled their hearts with love. 
     
    Thank you to all the grandparents who joined us last Friday, your love and support mean the world to us! 🤙❤️

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  • SPIRIT WEEK - Day 3 "Wacky Wednesday"

    Day three of SPIRIT WEEK was Wacky Wednesday and our Hanalani ‘Ohana didn’t disappoint. From cute and humorous and everything in between, we had it covered.  

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  • SPIRIT WEEK - Day 2 "Purple and Gold" Day

    Day two of SPIRIT WEEK was PURPLE AND GOLD DAY! Our wonderful Parent Volunteers staffed the Spirit Tables on the Campus Store Lanai where students got their Spirit On! 
     
    Tomorrow is Wacky Wednesday and it’s sure to be fun!

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  • K5 Celebrates 100th Day of School with a Fashion Show!

    K5 celebrated our “100th DAY OF SCHOOL” with a fashion show. Our little Royals were adorned in their fabulous homemade t-shirts as they sashayed down the runway ( Campus Store Lanai). Our K4 students enjoyed the show and cheered them on.

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  • Varsity Boys Basketball vs. IPA

    Our Varsity Boys Basketball Team's impressive performance against IPA Monday night has allowed them to advance in the ILH tournament! 
     
    Tournament play continues:
    Wednesday, February 14
    At Le Jardin, 6 PM
     
    Come out and support our boys! 
    LET’S GO, ROYALS!

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  • Lower School Parent Night: Demonstrations of Learning 2024

    Last Monday, January 22, Lower School hosted their PARENT NIGHT event. This opportunity allowed parents to learn what their child(ren) is working on and what they can look forward to in the upcoming grade level. Parents were also an authentic audience for our students who presented what they have been learning. 
     
    It was a great event that was informative and fun for parents and an experiential learning opportunity for students!
  • Hanalani Athletics Wraps Up the 2023 Fall Season with an HHSAA Title and Three ILH Titles!

    Hanalani had a significant fall high school sports season with 1 Hawaii High School Athletics Association (HHSAA) State Title, 3 Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) titles, and 34 athletes making an appearance at state championship tournaments! All of our athletes worked extremely hard this season, from our intermediate athletes to our varsity. We are happy to see the start of a high participation school year with already having 109 athletes who participated in five fall sports.
  • 7th and 8th Graders Stepped Up Their Game on Their Pop Art Shoe Project

    Intermediate art class put their best foot forward on their pop art project. In the traditions of pop art, they painted a shoe with the imagery of popular and mass culture. They stepped up their artistic ambitions to produce colorful and beautiful shoes!

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