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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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! 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! 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.
Remember to LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, AND CHALLENGE YOURSELVES!
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.
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!
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 Hanalani.org/LeiDay2023
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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 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! 👏
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.
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!
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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 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.
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!
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.
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!
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! ❤
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.
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.
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.
Intermediate: 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.
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-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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.