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  • 2nd Graders Get a Visit from K9 Officer Bruno!

    The State of Hawaii, Sheriff Special Operations Section, Canine Unit put on an exciting demonstration for our 2nd Graders! They learned how K9 Bruno can sniff out explosives and drugs, but the main event was Bruno taking down an assailant. It was just a demonstration, but our students loved this awesome experience.
    Big MAHALO to officers:
    Sgt.Ed Stankos
    Deputy Paul Ano 
    Deputy Greg Mayo
    Deputy Rollin Canon
    Deputy Frank Lacaden 
    K9 Bruno
    Thank you so much for taking time to present to our 2nd Graders.  We are all reassured that our communities are safer with your team on the job. Especially Bruno.

  • Elementary Boys Basketball GOLD TEAM vs. Mid-Pacific BLACK TEAM

    Our Elementary Boys Basketball GOLD TEAM took on a tough Mid-Pacific BLACK TEAM. Our young Royals battled until the end and played with a lot of heart, but could not pull off the “W”. 
    Great effort and heart young Royals! We are proud of you all. 
  • K5 Students Intrigued and Inspired

    K5 students were intrigued and inspired by their presenters throughout Career Week! Our young Royals were a great audience and had thoughtful questions for each presenter.

    MAHALO to our parents who came to share about their careers! Justin Langley, Navy SEAL; alumnus, Chris Nakamoto, electrical engineer; Jessica Brunty, civil engineer; Janeen Chincuangco, flight attendant; and Jonathan Vannatta, entrepreneur & electrical engineer.
  • K5 Career Day was a Blast!

    K5 students were dressed to impress on Career Day! They looked awesome and were ready for their future professions.
    Great job Royals! Keep striving towards your dreams, and one day they will be your reality. 

  • Another Successful Junior and Senior Leadership Retreat

    The junior and senior leadership retreat at Camp Waianae was a great bonding experience! Our Student Leadership Team took on the mission of leading the student body through the two-day overnight camp. It looks like the mission was a success as there were fun activities, smiling faces, and many memories made!

    A big MAHALO to our guest speakers Pastor Clint Chinen and alumna, Christen Silva for speaking to our students. Also, mahalo to our Upper School teachers for chaperoning.
  • Book Fair 2023

    Our BOOK FAIR is happening now! Stop by the library until Wednesday, September 20, between 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

    We have collaborated with Logos Bookstore to offer a large variety of books and inspirational items for you to choose from.
    Stop on by and start reading!

  • 1st and 6th Grade buddies get together in Noholoa Park

    1st and 6th Grade buddies gathered in Noholoa Park to get to know each other. They played games and developed their own secret handshakes! It was a fun activity for our students to fellowship with their older and younger classmates.

  • Elementary Boys Basketball GOLD TEAM took on Kamehameha‚Äôs BLUE TEAM

    Our Elementary Boys Basketball Gold Team took on Kamehameha’s Blue Team last Thursday in the Sprung. Both teams displayed great effort and a fine showing of sportsmanship with Kamehameha coming out on top. 
    Come and support our Royal athletes as they represent Hanalani with their athleticism and Christian character!
  • US Applied Engineering Students Design and Build Wallets from Duct Tape

    Upper School Applied Engineering students paired up and designed wallets based upon the instructions from their partner. Their process was to, EMPATHIZE, DESIGN, IDEATE, PROTOTYPE, and TEST. Prototypes were made of duct tape where it could be refined after review. Students then had the option to make the wallets from leather. 
    Mahalo, Mr. David, for this worthy investment.

  • Grade 4 Leaf Exploration and Investigation

    4th  Grade science classes were out and about this past week. They engaged in exploration and the investigation of plant structures and functions.
    Students classified leaves by a chosen characteristic and analyzed their similarities and differences, during the exploration portion.
    Students then predicted and drew conclusions of how temperature affects the movement of water in a plant, during the investigation portion. They also measured and recorded data, and identified controlled, independent, and dependent variables.
    Impressive work 4th Graders!

  • Upper School Home Economics Students imagined their "DREAM ROOMS"!

    Mr. Erla’s Upper School Home Economics class tackled HOME MANAGEMENT this week. Students imagined their “DREAM ROOMS” and then decided on color, function, and design based upon their research. They blueprinted, prototyped, and then presented about their designs.
    It was a partnership of art and science coming together to create these awesome living spaces.

  • Lower School (Grades 4-6) had Fun in the Sun at their LGAD!

    Not to be outdone by their Upper School counterparts, Lower School (Grades 4-6) had fun in the sun at their LET’S GET ACQUAINTED DAY (LGAD)!

    Nurturing friendships and developing new ones was the order of the day and our Lower School students delivered in style.

    Our school year is off to a great start with many more memorable events on the horizon.

  • Upper School LGAD was a Blast!

    Upper School (Grades 7-12) had a blast during their LET’S GET ACQUAINTED DAY (LGAD) activities. This semi-annual event allows students to enjoy fellowship and get to know each other. It was great to see new friendships made and existing ones strengthened.

  • Alumni Parent Michelle Noltie Shares Her Love of Christ and Pottery with our Lower School Ka Imi Loa Students.

    Lower School Ka Imi Loa summer students had a special guest this week, alumni parent, Michelle Noltie.
    Mrs. Noltie demonstrated wheel throwing and blessed our students with a wonderful metaphor regarding Christ and pottery. 
    She shared, “Christ is the greatest potter because he molds us to be what he wants us to be. We are clay and we’re moldable and through his work through us, we become what he wants us to be. That’s his goal as a potter in our lives.” 
    Mahalo, Mrs. Noltie, for generously giving your time and sharing your love of Christ with our students! 
  • Lower School Science Olympiad Summer School Takes Flight!

    Lower School Science Olympiad summer school students had a BLAST learning about Newton’s third law of motion with their bottle rockets. Newton’s third law states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
    Students pumped air into their water filled rockets. When the rockets were released from the launcher, the compressed air forced the water out causing the rockets to take flight! 
    They had great success using math, engineering, and physics to build their bottle rockets!
  • Lower School Ka Imi Loa Students Learned about Ahupua'a.

    Lower School Ka Imi Loa students learned about the Hawaiian land management system, ahupua‘a. An ahupua‘a is a wedge-shaped land section running from the mountain to the sea.
    Students learned how efficient and sustainable this system is. They created their own ahupua‘a to reinforce what they learned.
  • Design Engineering Summer School Students get a Step Up!

    Intermediate design engineering summer school students finished up their step stools this week. Combining creativity, critical thinking, and woodworking savvy, they stepped up their skills and confidence to build anything they can envision.
    Mahalo once again to Mr. Durand for your guidance and expertise!
  • Intermediate Robotics Gears Up for Summer!

    Intermediate robotics summer school students were busy fine-tuning their Vex robots. Building, programming, testing and more testing. They were focused and determined to see their robots succeed.  
    Great job future robotics engineers!
  • Ka Imi Loa 5th and 6th Graders visit Malama Loko Ea.

    Ka Imi Loa 5th and 6th Grade summer school students ventured out to the North Shore this week to visit Mālama Loko Ea, a native Hawaiian fishpond in the town of Haleʻiwa. They learned about the native Hawaiian culture while helping to restore the fishpond to its former glory. Residents of the pond include ulua (giant trevally), ama‘ama (striped mullet), kā.kū (barracuda), and much more.
    Great work students in demonstrating servant leadership while helping our community!


  • Flash Mob in Founder's Hall!

    Mr. Vinzon’s Upper School summer theater class performed a flash mob today. This was an exercise in overcoming their fear of performing in public. It was entertaining, artistic, and enjoyed by the participants as well as their audience.

    Bravo young thespians and Mahalo Mr. Vinzons for inspiring our students!
  • Let's Go Fly a Kite!

    Ka Imi Loa students took off running for the fences with their kites in tow! While having fun they learned about the principles of aerodynamics to get their kites to fly. 
  • 1st Grade Ka Imi Loa Students Learned About the Life Cycle of Butterflies.

    1st Grade Ka Imi Loa students learned about the life cycle of butterflies and observed the metamorphosis process firsthand! They released their brand-new butterfly, “Buttercup” this afternoon. Reluctant at first, Buttercup took flight and bid a fond farewell to her caretakers. 
    Mahalo, Mrs. Stoker, for providing hands-on learning opportunities for our students as you transform their lives and help them spread their wings on their educational journeys.
  • Lower School Ka Imi Loa Students Create Works of Art with Clay.

    Lower School Ka Imi Loa students read a novel titled, “A Single Shard” by Linda Sue Park. This novel teaches the importance and value of hard work, selflessness, respect, and honesty to overcome life’s hardships, echoing Hanalani’s motto of LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF.
    The novel’s main character was learning about pottery, so our students created their own works of art in this medium.

    Great job, Mrs. Pardine, in instilling Hanalani’s motto in a fun and creative way!
  • FRIDAY FUN DAY for K3 - Grade 1 Ka Imi Loa Students!

    FRIDAY FUN DAY! K3 - Grade 1 enjoyed waterplay on this perfect summer day. It was a great way to end the week.
  • Lower School Science Olympiad Students Rolled Along With Their Mouse Trap Cars.

    Lower School Science Olympiad students rolled along this week working on their mouse trap cars, learning about the principle of a lever, friction, mechanical advantage, and potential and kinetic energy. They incorporated the potential energy of the mouse trap’s spring into a lever arm to transfer kinetic energy to their wheel axle and onto the wheels.

    Mahalo Mr. Durand for making science fun!
  • Intermediate Design Engineering Students Project is for the Birds!

    Intermediate Design Engineering students designed and constructed these beautiful birdhouses. In addition to learning how to use various power tools in our Makerspace, they also learned to use the laser cutter to engrave these intricate designs onto their projects.

    Great work students!
  • Camp Palehua Blends Adventure with Exercise and Learning


    KA IMI LOA 5th and 6th Grade students went on an adventurous hike earlier this week @camp_palehua , formerly known as Camp Timberline, nestled above Makakilo on the westside of the island.

    Our intrepid students learned about invasive plants, the camps efforts to reforest the area with native Hawaiian plants, and had a great workout all in one!
  • End of the School Year Slideshow

    It was an AMAZING SCHOOL YEAR! It’s a bittersweet time for students and teachers as they make their way into the summer. Here’s some photos from the last day of school. Mahalo Hanalani ‘Ohana for a great year.
    Have a wonderful summer and always, put God first in everything you do.

  • Summer Basketball Clinic is a Blast!

    Our summer basketball clinic has begun, and our athletes are having a blast! For some, it’s learning a new sport while others are honing their skills. One thing’s for sure, everyone is having fun and challenging themselves!
  • Summer Fun in the Sun!

    Last Friday our KA IMI LOA (Summer Explorations) students enjoyed a day of fun in the sun! A great way for our students to build fellowship and start the first week of summer school. 

    It’s going to be an awesome summer!
  • Teachers Messages for Students Over the Summer

    Our awesome teachers are still thinking about their students even after the school year has ended. Here's their well wishes for their students.
  • CONGRATULATIONS Kindergarten!

    CONGRATULATIONS Kindergarten!

    We concluded our graduation season with K5 receiving their diplomas. Great Job, young Royals! We are proud of all your accomplishments this year.

    Mahalo Mrs. Asato and Ms. Foit for your dedication and guidance in preparing our young Royals for 1st Grade!
  • 2023 Athletic Banquet

    The 2023 Athletic Banquet was the final event held in the Student Activity Center (SAC) Gym for School Year 2022-2023. Student athletes, family members, and guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, highlights of the year, and awards ceremony.

    The following athletic awards were presented:
    Newcomers of the Year: Tamlyn C. and Micah L.
    Sportswoman of the Year: Taylor G.
    Intermediate Male Athlete of the Year: Braden B.
    Intermediate Female Athlete of the Year: Hepua S.
    Varsity Male Athlete of the Year: Xander E.
    Varsity Female Athlete of the Year: Ellana K.
    Leadership Award: Lana Y.
    Program of the Year: Varsity Girls Basketball Team

    There were so many great athletic achievements this year and we are looking forward to next year. RISE UP, ROYALS!
  • CONGRATULATIONS 6th GRADERS! Class of 2029

    CONGRATULATIONS 6th GRADERS! You’ve reached an important milestone in your academic careers!

    You have successfully navigated the halls of elementary and are ready to embark on a new adventure as you move on to Upper School. We wish you continued success in your academic journey and are proud of you all!
  • CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS! Aloha class of 2023!

    CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS! This year has raced by and a new chapter in your lives is now beginning. Spread your wings and fly to the lofty heights of your ambitions and abilities. We are proud of all you have accomplished during your years at Hanalani. We look forward to the amazing things that you will achieve in your futures.


    Aloha class of 2023!
    Remember to follow @Hanalanialumni
  • Upper School's "Evening of the Arts" Delighted our Musical Souls.

    Upper School’s “EVENING OF THE ARTS” lived up to its theme of “A NIGHT OF INSPIRATION”. The night was filled with inspiring music and song.The performances from the Strings, Choir, Handbells, and Band delighted our musical souls. 
    Mahalo Mr. S., Dr. Yeo, and Mr. Kato for guiding our students on their musical journeys. 

  • 4 Seniors Celebrated on Athletic Signing Day

    Out of a class of 41 seniors, we have 4 Royals who have rose to compete at the next level! We hosted an Athletic Signing Day to celebrate these athletes who are continuing their athletic careers!

    Congratulations to Isaiah Gonsalves, Rylee Matsuda, Chloe Hirokawa, and Rylee Abeshima. Your hard work, dedication, and overcoming hardships has led to your success on and off the field/court.

    We are so proud of you all! 🫶👍

    Rise Up, Royals! 🔥
  • K3 Classes Enjoyed Lunch with Mom

    Our cheerful K3 classes celebrated Mother’s Day by enjoying lunch with their moms this past Friday. After lunch everyone’s stomachs and hearts were full, and there was still lots of room for hugs and kisses! 
    Our Hanalani `Ohana wishes all the moms out there a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! We hope you have a wonderful and blessed day because you deserve it!
  • NHS Honors Their Own with a Senior Send-off

    Today, our NHS (National Honor Society) students gathered to recognize their senior class members.

    Congratulations, seniors, for your academic prowess throughout your high school career! We wish you all much success as you venture off and spread your wings.

    Remember to always honor God as you find your path in life. Never forget, you’ll always be Royals at heart!
  • 2023 Lower School Lei Day Program "Out of Many, One"

    WOW! Spectacular performances by our Lower School students were a pleasure to watch on Friday, May 5, during the 2023 Lei Day Program “Out of Many, One.” Our Hanalani `Ohana were blessed with hula performances from our after school Papa Hula, singing from our Royals Honor Choir, and many musical performances by Grades 1-6. 

    Amazing job, students! We want to send a special MAHALO to our administrators, teachers, tech team, staff, and parent volunteers for putting together a wonderful program.

    You can watch the recording of the livestream at
  • Elementary Girls Basketball Team Close out the Season with a Win!

    Our Elementary Lady Royals closed out their season with a convincing win over Maryknoll.

    Great job Lady Royals on a well-played season! 🏀👍
  • K5 Celebrates Koinobori!

    To celebrate the Japanese cultural Boys Day, also known as Children’s Day, May 5, Mrs. Sameshima helped the K5 classes create beautiful paper koi! Traditionally, these koi or carp streamers, known as koinobori, represents a parents’ wish for their child to grow up strong and healthy. 
    By the smiles on our K5 students, the koinobori also make children very happy. 
    Mahalo Mrs. Sameshima for bringing joy and culture into our students lives.
  • Dad's Day Kites and Luncheon with our K4 Students

    The skies above Hanalani Schools were filled with a joyous dance of color as our K4 students celebrated Dad’s Day! Dads, grandpas, and uncles came to fly kites and enjoy lunch on our campus store lanai with their K4 student. 
    It was a beautiful day for creating memories! 
  • Ava Kaneshiro Wins FIRST PLACE in the "Sight is Beautiful" Poster Contest!

    Congratulations to Ava Kaneshiro! She won FIRST PLACE in the “Sight is Beautiful” poster contest put on by the Mililani Lions Club. Mrs. Sameshima guided her Grade 2 art classes to creating beautiful posters to submit for the contest. We are proud of Ava for creating such an amazing art piece!

    According to Ava’s Dad Jeremy, “Hanalani has really blessed my family. They (Ava and brother Grayson, grade 5) love art and just love learning and growing. It’s been fun to watch them blossom over the last couple of years. I’m very happy to be here.”
  • Boys Varsity Volleyball Moves Closer to State Berth with Win Over IPA

    Our Boys Varsity Volleyball Team kept their post-season hopes for a state berth alive with a win over IPA last week. Our boys found their rhythm midway through game 1 and swept IPA in three games, 25-22, 25-18, 25-8. 
    Keep our boys in prayer and if you can head out to support them as they continue their journey towards a state berth! Their game is tonight vs Le Jardin.
    Monday, May 1 at 6 PM
    Le Jardin Gym
  • Elementary Lady Royals took on Maryknoll White in the SAC Gym

    The Elementary Lady Royals Basketball season is underway! Here are some shots of them playing with heart and great hustle from a recent game against Maryknoll.
    Their next game is on Tuesday, May 2, against Maryknoll Gold in the Hanalani Sprung at 4:00 PM. Come out and cheer them on! Rise Up Royals!
  • 7th Grade Life Science Students Creating Solutions for 21th Century pollution problems with Biomimicry

    7th Grade Life Science students created prototypes of devices by employing biomimicry! Their objective was to create ways to tackle various 21st century pollution problems affecting our planet. Students researched and incorporated their findings to create solutions that mimic nature.

    For example, one group created the “Raker Net,” which is designed to capture trash that is floating in our oceans. Their project mimicked how the basking shark filters food through finger-like structures in their mouth called gill rakers. Their prototype consisted of a cylindrical device filled with gill rakers made from paper plates and a fishing net at the bottom.

    Mrs. Downing’s students presented their projects to our Grade 6 students. Sharing their knowledge of biomimicry as a source for ideating solutions to our 21st century problems.

    Great job Royals and mahalo Mrs. Downing for inspiring our students to care for our planet!
  • Leis Crafted with Aloha!

    6th Grade students did an amazing job by blessing our Founder’s Day guests with leis they designed and constructed. This fun Innovation Lab project allowed students to use their creativity and thoughtfulness to create unique leis from various materials for each of our guests. Awesome job students! 🙌👏
    MAHALO to all of our guests who attend Founder’s Day! It was great to see you all and have you as part of our Hanalani ‘Ohana!
  • Boys JV Volleyball Took on HBA in Their Final Game of the Season

    In their last game of the season, our Boys JV Volleyball team were up against a strong opponent in HBA.  Our Royals put up a good fight, but came up a little short, falling 2 games to 1. Congratulations to HBA on the victory and great job to our boys for a spirited effort. 
  • Hanalani's Model United Nations Team Are Proud Servant Leaders in the Community!

    Hanalani's annual Model United Nations conference was held on Saturday, March 25. Fifty students from five schools applied to participate in three committees. Topics included social media, illegal arms trade, and a spy balloon crisis. Steve Castonguay who serves as the Deputy Director of the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) provided the opening address.
    Our Model UN team members are also proud to be servant leaders in our community!
    “HanaMUN's goal is to start a new MUN program at another school each year, or help other programs take the next step in hosting or helping lead a MUN conference. Last year HanaMUN partnered with Mililani High School. This year Mililani hosted their own independent conference. We love seeing MUN grow across the islands!” Explained Dr. Robert Black, MUN Program Advisor.
    This year HanaMUN 2023, partnered with Waipahu High School and invited their program to host a committee on Hanalani’s campus. We are excited about the possibility of a Waipahu High School MUN conference next school year! 
  • Two 6th Graders Represent Hanalani at the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair!

    CONGRATULATIONS to 6th Graders Myla C. and Ryan C. on advancing to the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair! Their projects were displayed previously in the HAIS District Science Fair in February and both were selected to advance to the state competition.

    We’re proud of them for representing Hanalani today and look forward to hearing the results!
  • Fractured Fairy Tale STEAM Week Project - Wolf House

    COLLABORATION, and COMMUNICATION SKILLS along with a GROWTH MINDSET were developed as 1st graders worked in teams to construct a house that could withstand wind and keep their wolf safely inside!

    Students had to sketch a design, decide what materials to use, and work together to build their houses. It was an exciting process, especially when it came time to test their houses against the wind. Awesome job students!👏
  • K4 Parachute Testing, Revising, and Celebrating

    K4 Students did more PROBLEM-SOLVING, COMMUNICATING, and REVISING during STEAM Week! They worked in small groups and collaborated to choose the pieces and order in which to put together a parachute that could safely land upright!

    After testing a version they would revise to see if they could make adjustments for a better landing. They did a great job and celebrated with hugs and high fives after a successful test! 👏
  • Pep Rally for our Royal Athletes that Qualified for States

    We celebrated our Royal Athletes that qualified for States by honoring them with a pep rally. Our entire 'Ohana was on hand to share in the merriment.

    Please help us in congratulating these Royal Athletes for all that they have accomplished! We are proud of all of our student athletes for being hardworking and dedicated competitors.

    Cross Country
    ​Boys Medalist 10th place - Jeddison Miller
    Air Riflery
    ​Girls’ medalist 7th place - Lydia Li
    Boys team 2nd place finish in the state - Tyler Miyashiro, Daniel Cahinhinan, Brady Jensik, and Dylan Fo
    ​Girls’ medalist 9th - Charis Shimabukuro
    Girls Varsity II Basketball
    2nd place in the state tournament - Tamlyn Celestino, Cristina Harrison, Constance Calarruda, Gwyneth   Aquino, Kaaya Yamashita, Lilia Chinen, Jaenie Sniffin, Ezra Komine-Bolosan, Jayda Okuhara, Piha Akiona, Saige Kurihara, Skylar Yagin, Maria Ralar, Ellana Klemp, Rylee Matsuda, and Chera-lei Hiers
    Girls Varsity II Soccer Pac Five
    ​State Champions - Rylee Lapenia
    Boys Varsity II Soccer Pac Five
    ​2nd place in the state tournament - Matt Kuo, Micah Lee and, Mark Spencer
    ​2X State Champion Wrestler - Xander Erolin


  • 3rd Graders Prepared for their "Country Fair" STEAM Week Project

    3rd Graders had a wonderful STEAM Week! Part of preparing for their “Country Fair” included a fun learning experience while learning and playing new games from around the world! These games also provided students valuable insight on the country they were assigned.

    Do you recognize any of these games?
  • 4th Graders Practice Constructing Chick Brooders During STEAM Week

    Our 4th Grade classes will have chicks hatching in their classrooms after Spring Break! To prepare for their chicks arrival they have been learning what makes a good environment for chicks to live in and building brooder prototypes during STEAM WEEK.🐥

    So great to see our students enjoying a HANDS-ON LEARNING EXPERIENCE!
  • K4 STEAM Week Raft Building

    Partnering with classmates, K4 students constructed rafts for a STEAM Week project. Their goal was to build a raft with provided materials that could hold 4 passengers and stay afloat. 

    It took lots of PROBLEM-SOLVING, COMMUNICATION, and REVISING to create a good raft. 
    Their joy for learning was evident as students did an amazing job completing their project. Way to go K4 students!
  • 1st Grade STEAM Week Lima Bean Experiment

    Lots of FUN LEARNING is taking place during STEAM WEEK! 1st Graders began a Lima Bean Experiment for part of the “science” in their Fairy Tale STEAM project. They’ll be observing, predicting, and documenting the growth of their beans.

    Can you guess which fairy tale this project is tied in with?
  • 4th - 6th Grade Students Enjoyed an Evening of Fun and Learning at the Upper School's STEAM Cosmos Convention

    One of the Upper School’s STEAM WEEK projects was their Cosmos Convention, held last night in the SAC Gym. Themed LANI, AINA, and KAI ( Sky, Land, and Sea), they hosted the 4th through 6th Grade students and shared their knowledge of astronomy, indigenous plants, invasive species, sea life, and much more.

    Our Lower School students participated in hands on demos and got to pot lettuce and cilantro seeds to take home to grow.

    It was a fun learning experience for all our students. MAHALO to our Upper School Students for being SERVANT LEADERS and putting on this amazing event!
  • Foodservice Industry Professionals Provide Insight for 5th and 6th Grade STEAM Project

    A group of 5th and 6th Grade students were blessed to kick off STEAM Week with a presentation from food service industry professionals! This group will be creating their own menu and marketing materials to promote the menu. The menu will be featured at the 604 Clubhouse! Stay tuned for more on this project.

    MAHALO to Matt Asato, VP of Operations at 604 Hospitality Group LLC,  Jordan Vannatta, Executive Director of Operations at Y. Hata & Co., Limited, and Randy Jernigan, Head Chef and Kitchen Manager at 60fore Bar and Grill for presenting! Our students enjoyed learning how the food service industry works, why core values of a company are important, how to create an appealing menu, and more.
  • Upper School Students Enjoy the Fruits of Their Labor on Day 3 of STEAM WEEK.

    YUM! It was a delicious start to day 3 of STEAM WEEK. The Eco Lab uncovered their imu, and it was an ono feast for our students and staff. We also saw the completion of other great projects! Upper School students are preparing for their presentations tomorrow and we’re looking forward to what they will share. 
  • STEAM WEEK Day 2 Was Impressive!

    WOW! We see the progress on day two of STEAM WEEK and things are looking great! Awesome work Upper School. Keep it up!
  • STEAM WEEK Has Begun!

    Today, We KICKED OFF STEAM WEEK at Hanalani!
    Upper School students utilized their critical thinking, design engineering, problem solving, and communication skills to get their projects off to a great start. Here’s some of the awesome projects! We’ll share the progression of their hard work throughout the week, so stay tuned.
  • Hanalani Royal Stage Players presents "Goldilocks on Trial"

    “Goldilocks on Trial” was an undeniable HIT! 🔥

    A nearly sold-out crowd on Friday night was enthralled by the outstanding performances of our Hanalani Royal Stage Players.

    They took us on a high energy, comedic ride that spun us through and flipped the book on familiar fairy tales.

    Congratulations to the cast, crew, and faculty that made this play come alive.

    This is just the start. We can’t wait for next year’s production. Stay tuned!
  • How Many Apples Can You Stack?

    As part of their Dr. Seuss’ day theme for Spirit Week, Mrs. Stoker’s 3rd Grade students went beyond just dressing up in their favorite Seuss inspired outfits, they challenged themselves by seeing how many apples they could stack on each other.
    Based upon Dr. Seuss’ book, “Ten Apples Up On Top”, the students used their design engineering skills to build a tower at least a foot tall and carefully balanced apples up on top. Giving new meaning to a balanced diet of fruits. 
    It was a fun learning experience for our students, and they got their share of fruits for the day. 
    Mahalo Mrs. Stoker for making learning fun!
  • 5th and 6th Grade Students Having Fun in After-school Elementary Advanced Robotics

    The learning and fun don’t stop at the end of school. Our After-school Elementary Advanced Robotics students are having a grand time building their robotic elephants, tanks, and all types of tech creations. This is a great opportunity for hands-on learning, critical thinking, and learning about technology.

    Currently enrolled families can sign up for after-school programs like this using the online ENR-13 Additional Services form for School Year 2023-24.

    Mahalo Mr. Fajardo for guiding our young Royals on their path of technology!
  • The Royal Hawaiian Band Live in the SAC Gym

    The Royal Hawaiian Band blessed our campus and entertained our students and staff this past January. Also featured was a hula dancer who danced beautifully and local entertainer, Karen Keawehawaii, who graced us with her singing.

    Our Upper School Concert Band, Papa Hula, and Ukulele students received an amazing hands-on learning opportunity by being able to perform along with the band. According to Bandmaster Clarke Bright, we are the only school who is blessed with this amazing opportunity.

    Mahalo Royal Hawaiian Band for this wonderful experience!

    This is Experiential Learning, the Hanalani Way.
  • Water Filtration System in Mr. Urla's Class

    Last week, Mr. Urla’s Upper School Earth and Space Science class learned about water filtration. They created their own filtration system using gravel, charcoal, sand, and cotton as their filters.
    Observing the process and understanding how long it takes for water to be filtered down into our aquifers, our students learned about the importance of having clean water for our ʻĀina.
  • 6th Grade Moon Phases

    6th grade students enjoyed a fun learning experience using Oreos to demonstrate their understanding of the moon phases. While shaping the Oreo filling to represent the different phases they discussed why the same side of the moon always faces Earth, what causes solar and lunar eclipses, and the difference between each lunar phase. 
  • K4 Hosted Their 4th Grade Buddies at Their Healthy Food Fair

    Today, our K4 students made healthy snacks for their 4th grade buddies. It was part of a Project Based Learning (PBL) opportunity where they learned hands-on how to make snacks and present them to their 4th grade buddies.

    For each snack eaten, they received a “happy face” or a “sad face" paper cutout as feedback from their 4th grade buddies.

    Everyone was happy in the end with smiling faces and full tummies!
  • Ailsie Nakamura '23 Runner-Up in State Poetry Out Loud Competition

    Congratulations to Ailsie Nakamura for finishing as runner-up in the State of Hawaii's 2023 Poetry Out Loud Competition, which took place at Tenney Theatre on Sunday, February 26, 2023! We are all proud of Ailsie's hard work as she put in many hours of practice to prepare for the competition. 

    “Ailsie represented our school well amongst the state’s very best.  Not only did she put on a great performance, but she let her faith shine bright.  She was supportive of the other contestants and really demonstrated genuine love for our school and her teachers.” – Katherine Baquero, Upper School English Teacher.

    Poetry Out Loud encourages the study of poetry by offering free educational materials and a recitation competition for high school students. Through the program students master public speaking skills and build self-confidence, while also learning more about both classic and contemporary poetry. More than 4.1 million students and 68,000 teachers from 17,000 schools across the country have participated in Poetry Out Loud. 
  • Intermediate Banquet was a Blast!

    What a night to remember! Our Intermediate students were dressed to the nines and had a fabulous time at their elegant banquet in the Student Activity Center.

    Mahalo to the Upper School students who served as the banquet staff and demonstrated servant leadership. We love seeing our older students giving back and supporting their younger brothers and sisters. We are truly grateful for our Hanalani ‘Ohana!

    Great food, great friends, and a great time.
  • K3 Grandparents Celebration

    On February 24, our K3 students celebrated their grandparents and other family members. Our students proudly performed for their ‘ohana, spent time with them making bracelets, and enjoyed lunch with them.

    There was lots of ❤, hugs, and kisses on this memorable day.

    Mahalo, grandparents, for all that you do! You are truly appreciated! ❤🫶
  • Live theater is BACK at Hanalani!

    Live theater is BACK at Hanalani!

    The Student Activity Center (SAC) Stage will come alive once again, as our Hanalani Royal Stage Players delight you with their performance of “Goldilocks on Trial”.

    March 10 at 7 PM 
    March 11 at 1 PM and 7 PM. 
    Get your tickets NOW!

  • Spirit Week Day 1 - Mom/Dad Day 2023

    Today, we kicked-off Spirit Week! Our Hanalani ’Ohana got in the spirit of the day and dressed as a Mom or Dad.

    It was a great start to Spirit Week.

    Let’s see what our spirited students and staff come up with the rest of the week.
  • Spirit Week Day 2 - Purple/Gold Day 2023

    Day 2 of Spirit Week was purple and gold day! Our Royals added more purple and gold at the spirit tables by spraying their hair purple, putting jewels and glitter on their faces, and wearing purple and gold sashes.

    Way to show your school spirit Royals!

    Keep that spirit going by coming out to support our Boys Varsity Volleyball team tonight at 6 PM in the SAC gym.


    MAHALO to our parent volunteers who helped prep the items for the spirit tables and those who assisted our students.
  • Spirit Week Day 3 - Squad Day 2023

    Day 3 of Spirit Week was Squad Day. Students and faculty formed groups and dressed in a similar fashion. Fashion being the operative word.
  • Spirit Week Day 4 - Lower School Dr. Seuss Day 2023

    Day 4 of Spirit Week was Dr. Seuss Day and Read Across America Day for Lower School! Students and faculty dressed in their favorite Dr. Seuss attire. From the Cat in the Hat to the Grinch, we had it all!

    It was a fun filled day and a great way to celebrate the work of Dr. Seuss, while promoting literacy! Many teachers hand special activities throughout the day.
  • Spirit Week Day 4 - Upper School Senior Citizen Day 2023

    Day 4 of Spirit Week was Senior Citizen Day for Upper School! Students and faculty dressed up as Kūpuna to honor their elders.
  • Hanalani's POETRY OUT LOUD Wraps Up.

    Hanalani’s POETRY OUT LOUD recitation program has officially wrapped up for the year.

    Our upper School students joined more than 4.1 million students, 68,000 teachers, and 17,000 schools across the Nation as they participated in the study, analysis, memorization, and recitation of poetry.

    Through this program, our students were encouraged to master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history. Great job, students!

    A special congratulations to the following students.

    1st place: Kiara K.
    2nd place: Anya S.
    3rd place: Chase L.

    High school:
    1st place: Ailsie N.
    2nd place: Jordyn I.
    3rd place: Shiloh F.

    Let’s cheer on Ailsie N. ’23 who will be representing Hanalani at the state competition this Sunday, February 26, at the Tenney Theatre.
  • Seniors Received their Caps and Gowns for Graduation.

    Yesterday, our Class of 2023 picked up their caps and gowns! This signaled that graduation, an important milestone in their lives is just around the corner. 
    Seniors, enjoy the rest of your school year and savor the memories you’re making!
  • Xander Erolin Defends his ILH Title and looks to repeat at the HHSAA State Wrestling Championships.

    Did you see the awesome article on Xander Erolin in the @staradvertiser? CLICK HERE to see the article.

    CONGRATULATIONS, Xander on defending your ILH title! We are praying for a state title repeat this weekend at the HHSAA State Wrestling Championships.🔥
  • "What I Love About Hanalani"

    Inspired by Valentine's Day, our 'Ohana wrote what they love about Hanalani on paper hearts and taped them onto the Fremont Building windows. We also had a photo booth with props set up for the week.
    This video is a recap of this wonderful event.

  • K3 and 3rd Grade Students Create Beautiful Valentine's Day Memories

    Today our 3rd Grade students got together with their K3 buddies and made each other Valentine's Day cards. They shared their love and joy for one another in this creative and fun activity.
    The 3rd Grade students also read books to their K3 buddies and in return, received bracelets made by them.
    It was a fun and memorable day for all of our buddies. Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • K4 Celebrates Grandparents Day

    On Friday our K4 students celebrated their Grandparents and other family members with a lively performance, leis, and a luncheon. 

    It was an opportunity for our K4 students to show their love and gratitude for their Grandparents. 

    With all the hugs, kisses, and smiles being shared, it was truly a memorable occasion. 

    Mahalo Grandparents for all that you do! You are truly appreciated!
  • 4th Grade and K4 Buddies Joint Field Trip to the Hawaiian Railway Ewa Station

    4th Graders were the “chaperones” for their K4 Buddies on their joint field trip to the Hawaiian Railway Ewa Station.
    Students learned about the history of the railroad system, who started the railroad, and how it helped the military and the sugar industry.
    There was a special greeting from Kase H.’s grandparents and aunt in Kapolei with signs, balloons, hand waves, and smiles as the train passed their house. 
  • Dr. Theresa Wee Emphasizes 5-2-1-0

    K3-K4 and K5-6 students were blessed with a presentation by Theresa Wee, M.D., of Wee Wellness Center! She is an alumni parent and current grandparent of Hanalani students.

    Her presentation included tips on how to be a healthy eater and live an active lifestyle by incorporating the 5-2-1-0 initiative (5 - Fruits & Vegetables, 2 - Hours of Screen Time, 1 - Hours of Physical Activity, and 0 - Sugary Drinks per day).

    MAHALO to Dr. Wee! Our students enjoyed the presentation.
  • Royal Hawaiian Band Performance

    A few weeks ago, our school was blessed by a live performance from the Royal Hawaiian Band! Making the event extra special was the opportunity our After-School Elementary Hula, Ukulele, and Upper School Band students had to perform along with the Royal Hawaiian Band. This is an extremely rare experiential learning opportunity our students received.
    MAHALO Royal Hawaiian Band for such a great performance and the amazing opportunity!
  • Spiritual Emphasis Week: Day 2 - Jan 2023

  • Senior Ailsie Nakamura shares her insights on Spiritual Emphasis Week Jan 2023

    Spiritual Emphasis Week is a time for our students to get closer to God. Ailsie Nakamura '23 shares her insights on this week and how it impacts her life. 

    Also in this video are Upper School Dean of Students, Mr. Charles Hiers and Upper School Principal, Mr. Michael David, who give a brief explanation of Spiritual Emphasis Week and how it benefits our students.

  • Spiritual Emphasis Week: Day 1 - Jan 2023

    At this year's Spiritual Emphasis Week, our special guest speaker is Pastor Willie Partin, the Director of Camp Relations at The Wilds Christian Camp all the way from North Carolina. It was a week of fun, fellowship and above all else, Christ.

  • Spritual Emphasis Week - Day 3 - Jan 2023

  • Spritual Emphasis Week - Day 4 - Jan 2023

  • Upper School Parent Night 2023

    Upper School students and teachers had a blast during the Upper School Parent Night on Monday, January 30! There were live musical performances, poetry readings, lab demonstrations, presentations, and more! Students and teachers embraced the opportunity to present about the subjects taught throughout the school year and ways our students learn.
    MAHALO to all of those who were able to attend and be a live audience for our students! We hope you enjoyed the demonstrations of learning and were able to see the amazing things our students are and will be learning in the future.
  • 5th and 6th Grade Science Fair

    Our 5th and 6th graders impressed with their Science Fair presentations. They demonstrated their critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills to create a multitude of projects from Solar S'mores to PH of the Sea.

    Congratulations to all our 5th and 6th grade scientists for projects well done.

    Shout-out to Grayson K. and Ryan C., our 5th and 6th grade 1st place winners!
  • Fourth Graders Honor the Memory of the Holocaust Victims on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    For their PBL (Project Based Learning), our two fourth grade classes invited a special guest speaker, Ilan Amir, to talk about his family's personal experience with the Holocaust.

    He presented a history lesson about the countries involved during the Holocaust and the impact it had on the people during that time period.

    In honor of Mr. Emir's visit, our fourth graders created murals to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Each class worked as a team and created individual square patches which was then assembled to create the murals. The murals will be gifted to Mr. Emir's Synagogue.

    On January 27, 2023, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, our students made a video presentation of their murals and what they learned about the Holocaust to share with Mr. Emir and Hanalani parents.  See video below.
  • Lower School Parent Night 2023

    Our Lower School students and teachers truly enjoyed the Lower School Parent Night on Monday, January 23! They embraced the opportunity to share what they have been learning throughout the school year.
    MAHALO to all of those who were able to attend and be a live audience for our students! We hope you enjoyed the demonstrations of learning and were able to see the amazing things your child is learning.
  • Our Upper School Robotics team is getting ready for their upcoming VEX Robotics competition in Nanakuli.

    Our Upper School Robotics team are making final tweaks to their robots for their upcoming competition on February 3rd and 4th. It's the West Oahu Invitational held at Nanakuli High School. The actual competition takes place on February 4th, from 9:15am - 4:30pm. It's a chance for our Royals to qualify for the state championship. 

    Currently, out of 378 schools world-wide, Hanalani is ranked number 1 for Virtual Skills. A prime example of hardwork and dedication to their sport, especially the efforts of Brandon V., Hanalani freshman who handled the programming aspect for the competition. 

    Robotics is a hands-on way for students to learn about science, technology, engineering and math. Our students develop their cognitive skills, applying it to design thinking, communication, teamwork and strategic thinking. 

    Come on out on February 4th to cheer on our Royal Robotics Team! 

    Go Royals!
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Played with Heart on Senior Night

    Our Varsity Boys Basketball team played a spirited game against Punahou on Senior  Night. They kept it close, driving fearlessly to the rim, but couldn't catch a taller Punahou team. Great job Royals! You played with heart, good sportsmanship and great teamwork. To our seniors, Christian, Tanner and Simon, congratulations on a great athletic career at Hanalani. We are proud of all your accomplishments and wish you well in your future endeavors.
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Battles HBA on Senior Night

    Our varsity girls took on HBA on Senior Night in a highly charged game. A packed house were on the edge of their seats as the game wasn't decided until the final minute. In the end, HBA outlasted our Lady Royals. Congratulations to HBA for playing a good game and pushing our team to the limit. We will only get better as we head into the post-season. 

    Congratulations to our seniors, Rylee, Maria, Skylar and Chera-lei for a great season. We are grateful to not only have great athletes representing Hanalani, but outstanding students and future leaders. Good luck in the post-season tournament and may your futures be bright and blessed.
  • 3rd Graders Clean up our Neighborhoods on the way to the Library

    On Tuesday our 3rd graders had a walking field trip to the Mililani Public Library. Along the way, they beautified our community by picking up trash.

    Great job 3rd graders at cleaning up our neighborhoods!
  • Friday night our Lady Royals took it to Punahou with an impressive win over the Buff 'n Blue

    Our Lady Royals were methodical with their patient offense passing the ball effectively to find and opportunity to score.

    Defensively they applied pressure when needed to get the steals and force turnovers. Great teamwork and patience to get into their rhythm and play their game.

    Great job Ladies!
  • Second graders took a trip to Hawaii's past

    Our second graders took a trip to Hawaii's past and visited the Hawaiian Mission Houses to learn about the first missionaries that came here and to explore the oldest house in Hawaii!

    Our students ventured through the rooms of the house and got a glimpse of what life was like a 100 years ago. No internet or cable back then, so they occupied themselves by making candles, playing with centuries old toys, and using a printing press.

    It was a fun and educational trip to the past.
  • Varsity Boys basketball put up a good battle against Damien

    Our varsity boys basketball team played well against a good Damien squad. Our boys kept it close in the first half, then Damien pulled away. Good job Royals for keeping it competitive and playing together as a team.
  • Hanalani Schools Helps Families in Need this Christmas

    Hanalani Schools donated 131 gifts to 48 children in need this Christmas to Surfing the Nations.

    Mahalo to all of our ohana who donated, took the time to help wrap the gifts and to our faculty, staff and students who helped deliver the Christmas presents to Surfing the Nations.

    See video below.

    Click here for more 70 Acts of Kindness.
  • Our Upper School Students had a Blast at LGRAD!

    Today our upper school students enjoyed LGRAD, Let's Get Reacquainted Day. It takes place on the first Friday back from Christmas break.
    It's a chance for our students to socialize with other grade levels and get to known each other. Something they normally wouldn't have a chance to do.
    It's a fun way for our students to make new friends.
  • Hanalani Happenings Week of January 1, 2023