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Hanalani Royal takes 109th Manoa Cup

In June one of our 2013 Hanalani Royals won the 109th Manoa Cup. This win was an incredible honor for the 22 year old Royal alumnus who is now studying business finance at the University of Hawaii, mainly due to the fact that Okita began playing golf in kindergarten with his father and recently departed grandfather. He saw this tournament as somewhat of a tribute to his late grandfather. The day called for a strong fight from both competitors with Andy making the majority of birdies. Once the trophy was hoisted high over Okita’s head, he was initiated into an elite group of Manoa winners by being tossed into the Oahu Country Club pool which is a rite of passage reserved only for the Manoa Cup champions. We are proud of each one of our students who fearlessly commit to and tirelessly work for their dreams. Andy put in the effort and was rewarded for his diligence and passion. Keep up the good work!


Campus Store Closed (07.24.17 - 07.28.17)

Our campus store will be closed this coming week, from Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28. But we will re-open bright and early at 8:00am on Monday, July 31!

2017-18 Royal Merit Scholarship Program: Now Accepting Applications

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Royal Merit Scholarship (RMS) program! Forms are available here on our website, or in paper at the Upper School Office. Applications and all supporting documentation must be submitted to the Upper School Office by close of business (4:00pm) on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

For more information on the Royal Merit Scholarship program, please visit our RMS webpage.

The Royal Treatment

Our Lower School Principal and Vice Principal received the Royal Treatment during Principal Appreciation Week. Miss Mongeon's K4 class hosted a Tea Party for Mrs. Lee and a Spa Day for Miss Talmage! 

"Mighty Mo" classroom


As part of 5th Grade History studies on WWII, our Lower School students got to sample "life at sea" with an overnight encampment experience aboard the USS Missouri. From participating in onboard educational activities to sleeping in the crew's berthing area, the "Mighty Mo" became the biggest classroom for our 5th-grade students! 

Ready. Set. Go Royals!

Family Fun Day, Ohana, Royals, 2017

Family Fun Day 2017 was an awesome chance for our whole Ohana to get together and enjoy the day! From carnival rides to bounce houses, train rides and fire truck tours, games and prizes to delicious food-- it was certainly a day for the Hanalani family to celebrate each other!  

Royals have Spirit!

Spirit week was a huge success! From Crazy hat and sock day, Sports day, and Purple and Gold day to Favorite Cartoon character day--

Our students had a blast showing their Hanalani Royals Spirit! 

Green Eggs and Ham

Our teachers and students certainly had fun celebrating Dr. Seuss this month!

The Sound of Music

Hanalani's Drama department put on a fantastic rendition of The Sound of Music. From exceptional singing to humorous lines, dramatic moments to beautiful sets, the students were masterful artists.

Fire Safety

Our third grade classes got the chance to learn fire safety with a visit from the Fire Department to our campus! What an awesome experience for the kids to get hands-on instruction.  

Love is Kind

February is the month for Love and some of our students in K5, 1st, and 5th grades had the opportunity to spread a little extra Aloha last week by sharing their handmade lunches with their buddies. 

Friendship Day

We recently had our Elementary/High School Friendship day! Our high school students are given a buddy (or two!) with the Lower School students in grades 4th through 6th. This annual event allows our Lower School students to experience the life of a high school student in the Upper School.

Student Achievement: Tristan Bayot (Grade 4) Places in 2016 IMG Junior World Golf Championship

Hanalani is proud to have students whose passion and dedication produces excellence in a wide range of co-curricular activities, from arts to sports to science. One such Royal, Tristan Bayot (Grade 4), has been playing golf since he was two-years-old, and has been competing since he was five-years-old. This summer was a very successful one for him, as he competed in over twenty-five tournaments and placed 6th (out of 83 competitors) in the 7- 8 division at the 2016 IMG Junior World Golf Championship. Congratulations, Tristan! This achievement also automatically qualified him for the 2017 Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego. 

In addition to excelling in golf by practicing for four hours a day, Tristan also keeps up and does well with his studies. We applaud his hard work and dedication to both his sport and his schoolwork. Keep up the good work, Tristan—we look forward to all that you will continue to achieve!

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Mr. Sakurai Named 2016 NASSP Digital Principal

On January 11, our very own Upper School principal, Mr. Winston Sakurai, was named a 2016 NASSP Digital Principal by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The NASSP Digital Principal Award program was created in 2012 to recognize excellence in technology leadership for integrating digital media into efforts to improve instruction, student achievement, and personal leadership skills. Along with the two other awardees, Mr. Sakurai will attend the Ignite '16 conference in Orlando, FL to receive his award and present on a panel for technology leadership.

We are proud of and grateful to Mr. Sakurai for his continual efforts towards providing an engaging and relevant learning program for our Upper School students!

For more information on our Upper School program, please click here.

Re-Enrollment for 2016-17 Opens Monday, Jan. 11th

Re-Enrollment Opens this Monday, Jan 11, 2016!
Hanalani campus panorama

Secure your child's seat for the 2016-2017 school year by re-enrolling online(link will be active Monday).
If you prefer not to re-enroll online, forms are available in the Divisional Offices.

Priority Re-enrollment for current Hanalani families extends through Feb. 26th.  
Re-enroll prior to that date and be entered to win a $2,500 scholarship to be awarded at Family Fun Day!

**Re-enrollment will continue after that date, but current families are no longer prioritized over new applicants.**

International Student Event

International Student and Host family Thanksgiving dinner 

Hanalani Schools is priviledged to have an International Program that welcomes students in grades 7-12 from around the world to come study and grow as part of our family. These students are given host families that take them in and care for them. As a way to bring the host families and international students together, Hanalani hosted a Thanksgiving dinner that included all the traditional dishes, Minute-to-win-it games, prizes, and a photo booth. The students had the opportunity to learn some of the classic American traditions and taste all the holiday favorites. It was an evening of fun, food, and fellowship that left each student with a little more understanding of a special American holiday. 

Schools of The Future Conference

Schools of The Future  (SOTF) 

On November 3-4, 2015 our faculty had the privilege of joining teachers from all over the island at the annual Schools of The Future (SOTF) Conference in Honolulu. As a SOTF recognized school, our teachers were given this opportunity of reflection, growth and refreshment as they took the time to think over their current practices, make assessments on what practices are working and what needs to be updated, as well as fellowshipping with and encouraging other educators.

SOTFWith sessions such as “EdTalks” and “Teaching Digital Citizenship to Digital Natives”, our teachers were continually exposed to new and dynamic ways of reaching the students of today who will be leaders of tomorrow. From K3 to Grade 12, the educators were given the opportunity to learn new and exciting principles and techniques to implement into their particular grade level of students.

SOTF From Technology to ESL (English as a second language), each educator was able to find something in their own field to take with them and improve the classroom experience for our students at Hanalani Schools. We are so proud of our team and the opportunity to represent as a Schools of The Future place of learning. 



Fall break is almost here, and whether you’re headed to Montana or Makaha, we’re excited to see where our Royals go on vacation! From October 11―17, take a picture in your “WE ARE HANALANI” shirt, upload it to Facebook or Instagram, and use the hashtag #royalsonvacation for a chance to win a $25 Starbucks or Jamba Juice gift card! Contest details and rules are as follows:


  • The contest opens at 12:00am on Sunday, October 11 and closes at 11:59pm on Saturday, October 17. 
  • Facebook and Instagram photo “likes” will be tallied as of the contest closing time.
  • The photo that receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a $25 Starbucks gift card.
  • The photo that receives the most likes on Instagram will receive a $25 Jamba Juice gift card
  • The winners will be announced via social media and will receive their gift cards on Monday, October 19.


  • The current, purple “WE ARE HANALANI” shirt must be visibly worn by at least one individual within the photo.
  • A current student, parent, or faculty/staff member must be present in the photo in order to be eligible for an award.
  • The award will be granted to the current student, parent, or faculty/staff member associated with the winning photo. 
  • Contest participants may submit one photo per social media channel.
  • Contest participants may submit one photo to each social media channel.



Fall Open House - Oct. 24th


Hawaii Private Christian School Open House

Hanalani Schools' Fall Open House will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 12:00-5:00pm.

Come and experience Hanalani and see what all the buzz is about. Speak to our Administrators, Teachers, Parents, and even students.  Take a tour of our spacious 6 acre campus.  See the newly redesigned library that our own Upper School Applied Engineering class designed to be a 21st century learning space. There will be robotics demonstrations by our Championship Robotics Program as well as musical performance by our Fine Arts Program.  While you're here, be sure to enter to win one of four $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded to four lucky new applicants for the 2016-17 school year.

Stick around and enjoy a complimentary snack or purchase a plate lunch from one of our food vendors.  Polish it off with a shave ice.  Applications will be accepted on campus that day so come prepared to apply early.  

A Few Reminders as we Prepare for School TOMORROW!

Private Elementary School Boys
Lower School 
Today (Monday, August 10) Hanalani Lower School welcomes parents and students for orientation for the 2015-2016 school year.  On Tuesday, August 11, orientation sessions continue for students in Grades K3-K5 and school begins for students in Grades 1-12.

Students in Grades 5 & 6 -Parents and students please turn in the Lower School BYOD Policy document. Parents and students are also highly encouraged to drop in the Elementary Computer Lab, room 102 with your student's laptop and go through the process of getting connected to the Hanalani Network.

Upper School - New Student Orientation will be held today (Monday, August 10) from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Student Activity Center (SAC) gym. Students do not need to be in uniform.  Lunch will be served.

Campus Store - will be open 8 a.m. -  4 p.m. today with most of the required school supplies still available.

Food Services - Our kitchen is no longer under the managment of Sodexo.  We are now managing our own kitchen.  Our goal is to serve a quality, nutrious breakfast and lunch that the children will enjoy.  After not increasing our lunch prices for several years, we had to make the decision to increase this year in order to cover the rising cost of food.  If you are still holding last years lunch coupons, we will still honor them this school year.

New P.E. T-Shirt - The new grey Hanalani P.E. t-shirt has arrived in the campus store.  Only the grey Hanalani P.E. t-shirt (both old and new) will be permitted to wear for P.E. 

Wednesday - Hanalani T-Shirt Day - is design to allow students to wear any serviceable Hanalani t-shirt with uniform bottoms.  If your child has P.E. on Wednesday, they will be permitted to wear any Hanalani t-shirt with P.E. shorts on this day only.

Again, we encourage you to stop by the campus today (Monday, 8/10/2015) to purchase supplies, uniforms, lunch tickets and take care of any other business prior to the opening day of school.  Don't forget to drop off your Student Data Card and Partnering Profile at your division office.  The more you take care of today, the smoother the first day of school will be for you and your child(ren) tomorrow.

If you should have any questions or concerns, we are here to help.  Please let us know how we can assist you.  Early Childhood Office - extension 450, Elementary Office - extension 451 & Upper School Office - extension 452.

We are looking forward to a great start!

"Preparing Your Child for Preschool" by Mark Sugimoto, Head of School

5 Tips on Preparing Your Child for Preschool.

preparing your child for preschoolThe mind of a child is developing at a very rapid rate.  Written by Hanalani's Head of School, Mark Sugimoto, this brochure will give you 5 very practical things that you can do at home to help prepare your child for preschool and beyond.  Reading, Visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic (VATK) activities, free play, walk and talk and even tech stuff like tablets and smart phones all have their place in preparing your child for preschool.  Download Brochure Here!

Mark Sugimoto has been in education all of his life. He was born to Dr. Wallace H. and Lily E. Sugimoto.  Dr. Sugimoto was instrumental in building King’s Schools in Wahiawa, which later became known as Hanalani Schools. Lily Sugimoto taught elementary and retired after 38 years of teaching. Dr. Sugimoto passed away in 1990, after 36 years as head of school; Mark was appointed head of school the following school year.

Mark received his M.S. degree in Educational Administration from Bob Jones University, where he also served as an assistant to the Dean of Men. Upon returning to Hawaii in 1984, he joined the Hanalani staff teaching 6th grade and high school and later became elementary principal. He has been serving as head of school for the past 23 years.

Participating and contributing to the broader education community is a passion and priority. He currently serves as President of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) Board of Directors. Since 1995, Mark has participated on the Hawaii Council of Private Schools (HCPS), the licensing body for private schools in the state, having served as chairperson for 12 years. Since 1994, one of his greatest passions is participating on accreditation teams under the HAIS and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), allowing him the opportunity to visit public and private schools in Hawaii, California, Guam, Saipan, and American Samoa. Mark served as president of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) Board of Principals and board member of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA).  

Summer Program Fun!

Hanalani's Pre-school and Elementary summer program, Ka Imi Loa, is all about exploration and enrichment.  Fun learning.  
It's fun, dynamic and challenging.  Here, Jacobs experience at Hanalani's Summer Program affirms this.  Here he is enjoying his
time on the pottery wheel.

The arts Christian School Hawaii
Jacob's Mom had this to say "[Jacob] was so excited about using the pottery wheel today.  
He was even researching about it on YouTube last night. Both boys (Jacob and Noah)
have really enjoyed summer school at Hanalani. They rave about their teachers, classes,
and friends. We feel very blessed to have the opportunity to spend our summers here in
Hawaii and at Hanalani."

Yearbook Videos - What you need to know!

This year the Yearbook Staff took a leap into the future by offering videos within the yearbook. Yep, that's right...videos INSIDE the yearbook. This is done with the help of your smartphone and an app called "Aurasma".

Here's how it works:
1) Download the free app Aurasma from the App Store or Google Play on to your electronic device (iPhone, iPad or Android device.
2) Open the app (you'll need to allow location services).
3) Swipe through the tutorial and click "SKIP".
4) Click on the "A" at the bottom of the screen.
5) Click on the magnifying glass.
6) Search for "HanalaniYearBook" (no spaces).
7) Click the Channel Tab and click on "HanalaniYearBook Public Auras" and select "Follow".
8) Click on the [] at the bottom of the screen.
9) Hover your device over the whole page or designated picture.
10) Enjoy!

Here's a list of Yearbook Videos

Yearbook Dedication (Page 4-5)
Class Videos (entire Portrait Page) (EX. K3, Pg. 14-15)
Seniors (48-49)
Thanks giving Program (82-83)
Freshmen-Sophomore Luau (88-89)
Elementary Christmas program (106-107)
Intermediate Banquet (114-115)
Europe Trip (122-123)
Fine Arts Trip (124-125)
Lei Day Program (126-127)
Family Fun (128 Only)
Senior Trip (128 only)
Junior-Senior Banquet (128 Only)
Fourth grade Big Island Trip (128 Only)
Evening of the Arts (129 Only)
Sixth Grade Graduation (129 Only)
Kindergarten Graduation (129 Only)
High School Graduation (129 only)
Baseball (132-133)
Elementary Girls Basketball (136 only)
Softball (137 Only)
Track and Field (137 only)

Friends of Emi!

When one of the children in our Hanalani Ohana hurts, then we all hurt. Emi is a Hanalani student in Mrs. Graf’s K4 class. monkey in my chair

On April 24, 2015, Emi was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Emi’s treatment is expected to last for 2 ½ years.

As you can imagine, Emi’s classmates miss her terribly, and have a lot of questions. To help address these concerns, Dr. Carrie Sakaino, Educational Liaison from Kapi’olani Medical Center, visited Emi’s class. She brought objects to illustrate the difference between “healthy blood” and “sick blood” and help Emi’s classmates understand her diagnosis (watch the video here).

Monkey in my chairDr. Sakaino also brought with her a very special guest, “Bananas” from the Monkey in My Chair program. Through the program, a patient is provided with a "monkey kit" which includes a big stuffed monkey that takes her place in school when she is unable to be there. The kit also includes a book to help teachers explain to students the situation their classmate is facing and how it affects their classmate, a teacher companion guide, as well as other items that can be utilized by the child and/or their classmates. This kit is provided at no cost to the families or hospitals. Before sending “Bananas” to school, Emi dressed him in a “We are Hanalani” T-shirt. “Bananas” will sit in Emi’s chair, and her classmates will take “Bananas” to their specialty classes and other class events. monkey in my chair

If you would like to keep up with Emi’s progress, you can “Like” Emi’s Facebook page titled “Friends of Emi”. If you’d like to help Emi’s family, they have established a GoFundMe page to help compensate for the cost of Emi’s treatments. We ask that you join us in praying for Emi and her family as they face this battle with leukemia and a lengthy series of treatments.

Mr. Sakurai named Principal of the Year for Hawaii!

Mr. Sakurai Principal of the Year 2016

Hanalani's own Upper School Principal, Winston Sakurai has been selected by the Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators (HASSA) as the 2016 National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Hawaii Principal of the Year for leading his school to academic and co-curricular excellence. Sakurai will represent Hawaii at the NASSP Institute and Awards Gala this September in our nation’s capital. The event serves as a forum for principals to share best practices and meet with national education leaders and legislators.

The NASSP Principal of the Year program began in 1993 as a means to recognize outstanding secondary school leaders who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students, as well as exemplary contributions to their profession. Winners are selected based on excellence in the areas of professional growth, collaborative leadership, advancements in curriculum, instruction and assessment, and personalization of learning.

“The entire Hanalani community deserves credit for this recognition. Our students, parents, faculty, and staff strive for excellence in all that they do,” said Sakurai who has been the Upper School Principal since 2008. “A special thank you goes to Mark Sugimoto, our Head of School, for mentoring and guiding me as an educational leader over the years. I am truly blessed to represent the Hanalani Ohana and the great educational leaders of the State of Hawaii.”

Sakurai instituted a comprehensive college readiness program where 100% of students are accepted to college; and graduates receive an average of $60,000 in scholarships. He doubled the number of Advanced Placement courses, with 93% of students passing AP Exams. Sakurai focused faculty professional development on the teaching of 21st Century skills through the Schools of the Future initiative, which has paved the way for successful student learning in and out of the classroom.

Sakurai teaches an applied engineering class using Stanford University’s Design Thinking methods and has previously taught classes based upon MIT Sports Analytics which is used by the school’s athletics program. Hanalani’s robotics team was crowned International Botball Champions at the Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) two years in a row and has won the Hawaii Regional Botball Tournament the last five years. The student government was also recognized as a National Gold Council of Excellence the last two years by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC).

For the past 25 years, Winston Sakurai has distinguished himself as an innovative and transformative educational leader at the local, state, and national levels. At the age of 20, he was appointed to the Hawaii State Board of Education where he served multiple terms as Vice Chairperson. Sakurai was the first Chairperson, of the BOE’s Committee on Budget and Fiscal Accountability where he redirected millions of dollars in wasteful spending back to public schools. He also sat as a voting member of the National State Boards of Education Association (NASBE) and National School Boards of Education (NSBE), giving policy guidance for school districts across the nation. Sakurai was named by the Honolulu Star Bulletin in 1996 as one of ten people "Who Would Make a Difference in Hawaii's Future."

Winston credits his wife Rochelle Sakurai, who is Hanalani’s Director of College and Academic Services, for creating a college going culture on campus where students thrive and have become leaders at universities all across the country. Their son Matthew is a Hanalani kindergartener and daughter Madison will be starting preschool this summer at Hanalani.

Hanalani Schools is a private, independent, Christian school located in Mililani, Hawaii (Central Oahu area). Established in 1952, Hanalani currently educates around 700 students from K3-12th grade. As a recognized School of the Future, Hanalani Schools offers a 21st century college preparatory educational program that challenges the heart and mind of each student.

Royals WIN at 58th Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair!

Two of our Hanalani Royals were recognized in last weeks Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair.

Noelle took 3rd place in the category of Earth & Planetary Science for her project "Superior Sandbags".

Shawn won 2 cash prizes for his project "Can Magnets Efficiently Clean Oil Spills?".

Congratulations!  Both projects demonstrate projects with a global mindset of helping others and helping our planet.  Way to go Royals!

SideLine Store - Up to 20% Off!

Load up on Hanalani Royals Athletic Gear at our SideLine Store!  Save 15-20% with these coupons when you make the minimum purchase.  So visit the store, customize your apparel today!

Hanalani Schools' Open House!

Hawaii Private School Open HouseThis Saturday, March 14, from 8:30am - 1:00pm Hanalani Schools will be hosting its Spring Open House.  New families for the 2015-16 school year will have a chance to win 1 of 2 scholarships for $2,500 towards 2015-16  tuition.  Come and tour our spacious 6-acre campus.  Teachers, Administrators and even current parents will be here to answer all of your questions.  Our International Award-Winning robotics team will be on hand to demonstrate why they are so successful.  The Fine Arts Department will have live music playing and our gym will be full of activitiy.  Take a break and purchase a plate lunch, shave ice or enjoy a complimentary snack while the keiki burn off some energy in the bounce house.  It's sure to be a great event so bring the whole family and join in on the fun!

Re-Enrollment Information

Reenrollment for the best private christian school in Hawaii

Priority Re-enrollment is open through Feb 27, 2015.  Follow these simple instructions to re-enroll your student(s).

Step One:

  • Log in with your current username and password. Use the "Forgotten Password" link if you experience problems logging in.
  • Select "START" to begin the process.
  • If you have more than one child, please enroll each child separately. Your non-refundable deposti will be charged to your credit card: $500 for the first child; $250 for the second child; $0 for each additional child.

Step Two:

  • To change your payment plan, download and complete a new SMART Tuition Form and submit to the respective divisional offices by February 27th. No action is needed to keep your SMART Tuition plan the same.  Additional program and service fees will be added to your SMART Tuition Plan, if applicable.

Step Three (optional):

  • Transportaion: To secure bus/van transportation (available for K5 and above; K3-K4 with stipulation), select the appropriate check box(es) when re-enrolling online.  If you are re-enrolling via paper, you may download the Transportation Selection Form on the school website.
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): Any student re-enrolling at Hanalani Schools may apply for TAP. See Hanalani Schools Payment Plans & Financial Assistance Information on the school website for complete details on TAP submission and mailing address.

Important Dates

January 8       Re-enrollment opens

February 27   Re-enrollment due for assurance of seat reservation. Re-enroll by February 27th to be:

  • Entered into a drawing (online re-enrollment only) for a tuition scholarship. 
  • Given priority consideration for transportation, private lessons, etc.
  • Re-enrollment is still open beyond February 27th, but there is no assurance of seat reservation for your student as you will them be competing with regular enrollment.

March 15       TAP application priority deadline.

Mid-April       First round of TAP award letters sent

Important Contacts

Early Childhood Office   (808) 625-0737 x450

Lower School Office       (808) 625-0737 x451  

Upper School Office       (808) 625-0737 x452

Fax     (808) 625-0691


Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Recently, the news and media (i.e. 20/20, 60 Minutes) have been covering Washington’s intention to downsize our military here in Hawaii.  As one of the few states having stationed personnel from all 5 military branches, the downsizing will impact us directly and significantly.  As civilians from afar, it is fair to say that the issues are seemingly very complex, yet very simple.  I can jump in on the simple side.  First, America is truly blessed by God; and we are best when we are strong.  Second, as a world power, the world looks to America, good or bad. 

Alarmingly, with the instabilities of our global society, Washington has an agenda to downsize our military and has identified Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter as potential sites.  The reported reduction in force numbers 16,606 soldiers from Schofield and 3,876 from Fort Shafter.  The family impact is projected at 30,000.  A similar reduction occurred back in 1999, when the military closed Barber’s Point and reassigned several squadrons to the West Coast. 

Third, we appreciate the military here in Hawaii--for more reasons than one.  From a market standpoint, economists estimate the annual loss to Hawaii’s economy at approximately $1.35 billion.  A little closer to home, as I recall, a few years ago when our Schofield troops were deployed in large numbers to the Middle East, Central Oahu business really suffered.

The military leadership is conducting a “listening tour” this month on January 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Leilehua High School Cafeteria in Wahiawa.  If you are able, please attend to show support for our troops.  In addition, our legislative representatives are asking for the public’s help by signing a petition card, “Keep Hawaii’s Heroes,” that they will present to the military leadership.

This is a good teaching moment for our students regarding their voices in government, in the same vein as “Kids Voting Hawaii”.  We would like our students and our families to sign the petition card.  Unfortunately, military families are not able to participate in this initiative. 

If you are inclined to support our military’s presence, particularly in Central Oahu, please go to the website at www.KeepHawaiisHeroes.org to sign the petition online or stop by the Development Office on campus to complete a card.  The deadline is Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  Here at school, the principal and teacher will discuss the matter with the students (Grades 1-12) and then allow them to sign a card.  We will compile the cards and our legislative leaders will deliver them to the Department of Defense.

Also, if you are connected to local businesses or other organizations and would like additional petition cards, please contact Mrs. Cindy De Lizo in the Development Office at 625-0737, ext. 122, or at cindyd@hanalani.org.  We will be happy to send more your way. 

Click here to sign the online petition.

This is important for us in Hawaii.  Our timeline is urgent.


Mark Y. Sugimoto
Head of School

Art Meets Technology with 3D Printing

The students of Mr. Eoute's "Art 2 Sculpture" class are getting a glimpse into the future of 3D printing with their very own sculptures.  They began with the traditional art of clay sculpting.  However, this time the finished product was not the clay sculpture itself, these will be scanned by the 3D printer software and printed. The results were amazing and the process enlightening.

3D Printing at a Private School in Hawaii

Eat Breakfast with your child and get coffee on us!

Did you know that you can use your students Lunch Coupon to buy BREAKFAST?  Well you can, and if you do, we'll throw in a
FREE cup of coffee to encourage you to start your day by enjoying breakfast with your Keiki!

Private school in Hawaii serves breakfast

Order in the Court!

American Govt lawyer

Today's American Government class had a special guest speaker.  Hanalani's own Bronson Avila.  Yes, Bronson, is a Hanalani Alumnus from the class of 2003. Bronson was assigned to Hanalani Schools as a part of the Students for Public Outreach & Civic Education (SPOCE) to give students a better understanding of the Hawaii court system.  On Dec. 4 the students will have an opportunity to observe an actual Hawaii Supreme Court case. Mr. Avila is helping this class learn more about the case as well as a "moot" court activity.

Buy Royals Athletic Apparel at our Sideline Store!

Hanalani Royals Tshirts

Wear your School Pride
The Sideline Store offers many different styles, colors and designs.  Customize yours today and show your support for Hanalani Athletics and other Co-Curricular activities!  Browse the online store today!

Kingdom of Castle Book Fair!

Kingdom of Castle Book Fair

Hanalani Castle Library book fair

Help support the Castle Library by purchasing books from the Kingdom of Castle Scholastic Book Fair.

Thousands of books for all ages!  Extra staff on hand to assist.  If you've not visited our library, now is a great time to come and check it our and support it by purchasing some books for your whole family.

Sept 08, 2014 - Sept 19, 2014
7:30am - 4:30pm weekdays

For questions, contact the Library at 625-0737 x163


Campus to Reopen

Aloha Hanalani Ohana,

Hope you and your family were not affected by Tropical Storm Iselle.  We thank the Lord for His protection
and that Hurricane Julio is tracking north of Oahu.

As we emailed last week, our staff will return to school on Monday to prepare for Orientation meetings
(grades 1-12) and Orientation appointments (K3, K4 & K5). 

We will also continue with the following adjustments:

  • Grades 1-12:  Orientation sessions
         scheduled for Grades 1-12 on Monday, August 11, are rescheduled for
         Tuesday, August 12. 
  • Grades 1-12:  The first day of school for
         Grades 1 -12 will be Wednesday, August 13.

  • K3-K5:  Orientation appointments
         scheduled for Monday will be moved to Wednesday.  The Tuesday
         orientation appointments will continue as scheduled.

  • K3-K5:  The first day for K3-K5 will be
         Thursday, August 14.

All volleyball, cross country, and bowling teams will resume their regular practice schedules on Monday, August 11.

The Campus Store will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. beginning Monday, August 11.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this highly unusual weather phenomenon. Our number one priority is to keep our families and staff as safe as possible. We are looking forward to having your child(ren) on campus to start the new school year.


Head of School
Mark Sugimoto

CAMPUS CLOSURE - Hurricane Iselle & Tropical Storm Julio

With two hurricanes heading directly to our Islands and in the interest of safety for the Hanalani ohana, we are closing the campus at noon on Thursday, August 7, through Monday, August 11. 

Please note the following adjustments:

  • Grades 1-12:  Orientation sessions scheduled for Grades 1-12 on Monday, August 11, are rescheduled for Tuesday, August 12. 
  • Grades 1-12:  The first day of school for Grades 1 -12 will be Wednesday, August 13.
  • K3-K5:  Orientation appointments scheduled for Monday will be moved to Wednesday.  The Tuesday orientation appointments will continue as scheduled.
  • K3-K5:  The first day for K3-K5 will be Thursday, August 14.

All school activities including co-curricular events (i.e., athletic, student government, clubs, etc.) are canceled from Thursday, August 7, through Monday, August 11.  We plan to resume on Tuesday,
August 12.

For the most current information on the storms, visit the Hawaii Emergency Management website at www.scd.hawaii.gov

We will send you an email update on Monday; you can also check our school website.  We are praying that the hurricanes will spare our Islands and wish you safety.

Mark Y. Sugimoto
Head of School

School Supply Packets at Campus Store!

Hawaii private school campus store

Tired of the run-around looking for school supplies?  Try our Campus Store!

School Supply Packets are available for K3-6th grade that contain most of the supplies on the list.

Questions? Give the Campus Store a call at 625-0737 x188.  

Store Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday.  
Saturday, August 9th (the last weekend before school starts) the store will be open from 8:00am - 12:00pm for last minute shopping.

2014-2015 Supply List is Posted

The School Supply List for the 2014-15 school year is posted on the website.  Access it here:


Voice of the Strongman June 2014

Voice of the Strongman - Hanalani School's Newsletter

Be sure to check out the latest edition of The Voice of the Strongman, or the "VOTS" as we call it. It is packed full of 2014 accomplishments, latest news and articles written by Hanalani students.

Read it here online or if you would like to be added to the mailing list, please email us and let us know.

Botball Team Wins 5th Consecutive Regional Championship

On May 17, Hanalani hosted the annual Hawaii Regional Botball Tournament. With twelve teams competing in this year's tournament and Hanalani defending their championship title from the previous four years, the Hanalani Botball Team knew they would need to score high right from the beginning if they wanted to claim their 5th consecutive regional title.

In the opening rounds, the Royals knocked it out of the park with some amazing scores. As the rounds continued, the Royals were fighting to stay in the double elimination rounds. Coach Chenfu Chiang commented:

"The tournament board is not identical to our practice board. The students have to adjust accordingly. [During the tournament], the touch sensors on the robot failed from over-use; but the students replaced them quickly. Then the motors failed just before the Double Elimination Round. That was catastrophic! The students did an amazing job of replacing the motors in minutes. They then calibrated them with educated guesses, because there was no time for them to do trial runs to make sure it was right. Amazingly, everything worked out well."

Hanalani's Botball Team, who had one loss in the double elimination rounds, was able to score high enough to claim their 5th consecutive regional title by knocking out a team who was undefeated going into the final rounds.

As winners of the 2010 and 2011 International Championships, our school and Botball Team are eager to compete for this year's title. The Botball Team is currently preparing for the 2014 Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) that will be hosted in Los Angeles, California from July 30-August 3, 2014 at the University of Southern California. 

Councilman Menor Recognizes Hanalani Schools & Students

City Councilman Ron Menor (District 9) presented Hanalani Schools a certificate for receiving the National Gold Council of Excellence Award.  He also presented 2 of our students (Chase & Lindsey) with awards for Exemplary Academic Achievment.  Congratulations and well done!

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Hanalani Receives National Student Council Award!

National Association of Student Councils NASCRESTON, VA - For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Hanalani Schools has been awarded a 2014 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). “Receiving an NASC National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest dedication on the part of the local school to providing a strong, well-rounded student council program,” says Ann Postlewaite, Director of NASSP Student Programs. “NASC applauds the work of the National Gold Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities.”

“Hanalani Schools is extremely honored and blessed to be a recipient of the prestigious National Gold Council of Excellence Award,” says Winston Sakurai, Upper School Principal. “Our Student Council has worked tirelessly to serve their student body, school, community and great God. They have truly made our school better through their striving for excellence. This award is an enormous recognition of the accomplishments of our outstanding student council officers and visionary

To meet the requirements for the NASC National Councils of Excellence Award, a student council must demonstrate that it meets a variety of criteria. Those councils named to the highest Gold level have successfully met a greater number of the criterion. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, and membership in NASC, schools that qualify for the award demonstrate such things as leadership training for council members, teacher/staff appreciation activities, student recognition programs, school and community service projects, spirit activities, goal setting, financial planning, and active participation in their state and national student council associations.

The National Association of Student Councils (NASC) promotes and provides leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower students to serve their schools and communities. NASC is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). The NASSP—the preeminent organization and national voice for middle level and high school leaders—also sponsors the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), which recognizes outstanding middle  level and high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. For more information on NASC, visit www.nasc.us.

Summer Program - Ka Imi Loa

Announcing the official launch of our 2014 Summer Program.  For more information go to:

www.Hanalani.org/Summer or call your Divisional Office at 625-0737

Grades K3-2nd Early Childhood Office ext. 450

Grades 3rd-6th Elementary Office ext. 451

Grades 7th-12th Upper School Office ext. 452

Class sizes are limited, so please sign up early.

Debate Team Member to join Speech Team members at state tournaments!

The Debate Team competed at the All O’ahu District Debate
Tournament on Saturday at St. Andrew’s Priory. Junior Savannah Husmann ranked
in the top five to qualify for the State Tournament at Iolani .

She will be joining the three Speech Team members who have
qualified in representing Hanalani at States April 10-12.

Debate team member Savannah

Speech Team Members Make States!

On Saturday, March 1, the Speech Team competed against dozens of other O’ahu schools at Mid-Pac for their chance to qualify for the State Tournament.

Congratulations go to Junior Kyla George who placed third in Original Oratory and Senior Marissa Hui who ranked fifth in Impromptu Speaking. Both girls will join Junior Alanna Machado in representing our school at the State Tournament in April.

The Debate Team will have their chance to qualify on March 15th, when they compete at St. Andrew’s Priory. 


The Royal Merit Scholarship

 The Royal Merit Scholarship

We are pleased to announce The Royal Merit Scholarship. Hanalani recognizes that excellence is a by-product of hard work, dedication, and talent.  The Royal Merit Scholarship recognizes students that demonstrate the pursuit of excellence and high levels of accomplishment.

Scholarships are awarded to students who are involved in co-curricular activities that provide valuable opportunities to promote 21st century leadership development both at the school and in the community.  Scholarships will be awarded to 7th - 12th grade students and can only be applied to Hanalani Schools tuition.

Eligibility requirements:
1. Submit a 250-word essay
2. Have achieved academic excellence
3. Participate in school and/or community co-curricular activities
4. Commit to further skill development upon receipt of scholarship

For more information or to apply, contact the Admissions Office at (808) 625-0737 x456.

Merit Scholarship Flyer

Kayla Kawamura: Hawaii's Top High School Youth Volunteer

Senior Kayla Kawamura of Mililani was named Hawaii's top youth volunteer of 2014 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Kalya launched a service project with a friend, called The Greatest Gift, to assemble Christmas goody bags for children at a local homeless shelter and raise money to aid people in third-world countries. A devout Christian, Kayla was searching for a way to not only provide material assistance to those who suffer, but also to share with them the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our ultimate purpose is to provide spiritual healing or salvation for families. Learn more about what Kayla did.

As State Honoree, Kayla will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C., where she will join the top two honorees from each of the other states and the District of Columbia for four days of national recognition events. During the trip, 10 students will be named Americas top youth volunteers of 2014. Read more...

Congratulations Kayla!!!

Royal Golf Classic June 20th


Science Bowl Takes 4th Place at States!

Congratulations to Mr. Chiang and the Science Bowl team for their 4th place finish at States. They were able to make it to the final four eventually succumbing to two of the biggest schools in the state: Mililani and Punahou. They won a $200 check. Go Royals!!

Alanna Machado Qualifies for State Tournament

Last weekend the Upper School's Speech and Debate team traveled to the Big Island to compete at Parker School. Congratulations to Senior Marissa Hui and Junior Alanna Machado for placing fourth in their respective categories. Alanna Machado has automatically qualified for the State Tournament in April, and the other team members will compete in March for their chance to qualify.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas break is here and the year is already half way through! We had many of our students participate in our Christmas programs. We had singers, musicians, and actors of all ages. The Elementary students had a blast being in "We Three Spies" and singing at Mililani Town Center, while the Upper School performed center stage at Ala Moana and had their annual Christmas concert. Thank you to all of you who participated and helped out. We could not have done it without you.

Mele Kalikimaka and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!


'Tis the Season!

With Christmas just around the corner, many are starting to get into the holiday spirit. Hanalani offers many ways to share in the festivities as we prepare for the celebration of the birth of our Lord. Below is a list of events you may want to participate in. Our students are involved in each event whether singing, playing, acting, or serving. The support they receive from family and friends does not go unnoticed. Bring your holiday cheer and join us as we celebrate the birthday of our King!


Friday, Dec. 6 - Upper School Christmas Program (7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 7 - Christmas Tree Sale (pre-ordered)

Saturday, Dec. 7 - Mililani Christmas Parade (School Float with Upper School & Elementary)

Thursday, Dec. 12 - Upper School Strings (5:00 p.m.  Ala Moana)

Friday, Dec. 13 - Elementary Christmas Program (7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, Dec. 17 - Royals Choir (5:00-5:30 p.m. Mililani Town Center)

Alumnus PJ Minaya Helps Pacific University Set a New Record

P.J. Minaya, Class of 2010, earned many honors as a quarterback representing Hanalani Schools in ILH football, and he continues to impress as a Senior this year and a quarterback for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.  In 2012, Minaya was selected as an Honorable Mention All-Northwest Conference at quarterback.  More recently, P.J. went 9-for-10 for 101 yards and 3 scores which helped bring Pacific to 5-0 for the first time in school history.  He currently holds his school's record for individual game passing yards (442 yards) and total offense (454 yards; individual season fewest passes intercepted (2), pass completion percentage (64), passing yards per game (250).

One of P.J.'s touchdowns was featured in a "Pacific Play of the Week," which you can check out here, along with other statistics and facts.  http://www.goboxers.com/news/2013/9/24/FB_0924131915.aspx?path=football

National Honor Society

Our Annual National Honor Society Ceremony and Celebration was held on campus last Friday night. 13 of our 15 current NHS members helped welcome 17 new members. All families of new and current members were invited to share and celebrate this event with their child. Under the guidance of Mrs. Rochelle Sakurai and Ms. Laurel Carpenter, 4 of our NHS students organized, planned, and led this event. From the potluck dinner, punch, and candy favors to the decorations and special music, our students did a wonderful job. We are honored to have such distinguished young men and women "Shining Their Light" in our student body.

Students Rededicate Homecoming Memorial

Hanalani History Class Rededicates POW Memorial

A week ago on October 7, some of our students who were in Miss Sutton's 8th period US History Class last school year rededicated the Operation Homecoming Memorial. After being challenged by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii to find a way to give back and make something on the island more known and appreciated, these students decided to rebuild this monument and relocate it from a gas station parking lot to a more peaceful location across the street complete with park benches, a small flower garden, and a walk way. Captain Jerry Coffee, a Prisoner of War for over 7 years and the first POW from Vietnam to set foot on American soil, was the special guest speaker for this rededication. He spoke about his years as a prisoner of war and encouraged everyone to never forget the sacrifices made by the Vietnam veterans.

Pictured above are the Hanalani Students with historian Jessie Higa, Captain Jerry Coffee, Warrant Officer iv Thomas, and the veterans of foreign wars post 907. Special thank you to Miss Stoker for the pictures and Junior Paul Ewing for helping provide information about this special event. 

Recent Alumnus Earns Grand Champion Award

On Saturday, October 5th, Samantha Nyhus, one of our recent alumni, and her horse Diamond competed in a Jumper Show at Gunstock Ranch in the 2'3" division. The judging is based on performance which includes: speed and the difficulty of the jumps. They won a 2nd place and two 1st place ribbons achieving the honor of Grand Champion. Samantha's performance during the Gambler's Choice round, where she was able to choose her own course, was near flawless. They hit the more difficult jumps easily and at a fast pace. She scored about 400 points higher than her closest competition in that one round alone. Congratulations to Samantha and Diamond for a great performance!

School Spirit Week is Here!

Show Your School Spirit!

Monday, Sept 16: Mustache Monday - Rock your coolest mustache with your school uniform!
Community Contribution - Donate a new hair product (shampoo, conditioner, brush,comb, etc.) to be given to Ulu Ke Kukui Transitional Housing.

Tuesday, Sept 17: SPORT Your Spirit Day - Wear your favorite sports attire.
Community Contribution - Donate a toy, sports equipment, or educational item to be given to a children’s charity.

Wednesday, Sept 18: Inside Out Day - Come dressed with your outer garments inside out.
Community Contribution - Donate a new t-shirt to be given to Ulu Ke KukuiTransitional Housing.

Thursday, Sept 19: Purple and Gold Day - Go all out in your purple and gold attire. Be sure to stop by the Spirit Tables!
Community Contribution - Show your support—make a “School Spirit Poster” at home and turn it in to your teacher on Wednesday or Thursday to be hung up around the school. Put your name and class on the back of your poster.

Friday, Sept 20: Neon Day - Get bright, brighter, and brightest with your neon attire.
Community Contribution - Donate a canned good item to be given to Ulu Ke Kukui Transitional Housing.

Click here for more information and Dress Standards.

Book Fair Opens on Parent Night!

Pastor Tate is Coming!

August 28-30 is the Upper School's Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW). We look forward to the arrival of Pastor Tate Throndson, who will be our guest speaker for the week. Pastor Tate and his wife Debbie have 2 sons, Chase and Caden.

Alumni Volleyball

Still Learning

Summer is a great time for students and teachers alike to take a break from the daily schedule that a school day brings, but that does not mean they take a break from learning. Here is a little of what Miss Julie Stoker, History Department Head, was able to be a part of this summer.

"This summer I had the privilege of attending a Gilder Lehrman summer seminar titled "The Age of Lincoln" which was held at Oxford University.  For five days, myself and 26 other teachers from around the United States, were able to sit under the tutelage of one of the world's foremost Lincoln scholars as we delved into the period which created one of America's greatest presidents.  This trip also provided me with the perfect opportunity to visit a few other places in the United Kingdom; the town of Bath and Edinburgh, Scotland.  After two weeks of travel and living in a college dorm, I was ready to return to the states and am very excited to bring my experiences into the classroom this fall!"

Check out her recent post on Hanalani's Blog.

Craft Fair - Coming November 2

Click on the flyer to download the Crafter's Application.


Maranatha Volleyball Clinic

Maranatha's Women's Volleyball Team ran a one week clinic from July 1-5. Coach DeLozier and her team ran skills for about 50 campers.

For more pictures, view our Facebook Album.

5th Grade Boards the "Mighty MO"

On Friday, May 10, our three 5th grade classes headed over to the Pearl Harbor Memorial for an overnight excursion aboard the USS Missouri. While there, they were able to visit the USS Arizona, USS Bowfin, USS Missouri, and two exhibits. They had a scavenger hunt as well as filled in information about World War II.

Some of the students favorites were: touring the USS Bowfin, eating on board the USS Missouri, getting ready for bed (using antique showers and toilets), and sleeping in the bunks in the "enlisted men's quarters."

What a great way to celebrate Military Appreciation Month and remember all those who have served our country.

For more pictures from this excursion, view our Facebook Album.

2013 Hawaii Botball Tournament

On Saturday, May 18, Hanalani Schools will host the Hawaii Regional Botball Robotics Tournament. This event is free and open to the public. Hanalani has won the past 3 years and is trying for a four-peat and the opportunity to represent the state of Hawaii. Come out and support our Robotics team!

Event Schedule:

8:00 AM - Registration/Open Practice
10:00 AM - Seeding Rounds Begin
1:00 PM - Lunch Break
2:00 PM - Double Elimination Rounds Begin
5:30 PM - Awards Presentation Begins

Click here for more information about the 2013 Hawaii Botball Tournament.

Evening of the Arts

Thank You Teachers!

Thank you to all of our faculty for all that you do. You are greatly appreciated!

Check out some pictures from Teacher Appreciation Day!

"Those Who Can Do More, Volunteer."

“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.” Author Unknown

This is Volunteer Appreciation Week nationwide. At Hanalani Schools we would be remiss not to give a shout out  to our many faithful volunteers who do so much in our school behind the scenes.

Among the many ways they impact our school, our volunteers help…

- in car line every morning

- the teachers in the classroom or go on fieldtrips

- during special events such as Family Fun Day and Spirit Week

- our fundraising efforts

- by giving of their time, talents, and money

- daily operations in our campus store

- give campus tours to prospective parents during Open House

In the words of William Shakespeare, “can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.”

(For more pictures of our volunteers in action check out our Facebook page!)


Summer Volleyball Clinic

Hawaii Foodbank

We recently finished up our 2 week collection for the Hawaii Foodbank. We had 28 large bages of rice, about 50 boxes filled with food items, and $943 brought in. One of our Elementary classes had a goal of bringing in 60 canned goods and $60. They met both of their goals with 111 cans and $63. One of the students in that class brought in 60 cans by himself! Mahalo to all those who participated in giving.

Speech & Debate Students Make Hanalani History!

Congratulations to Kyla George and Alanna Machado for making Hanalani history at the Hawaii Speech/Debate League State Tournament! Not only did they make it to the final round, a first for Hanalani students, but Kyla received 6th place and Alanna received 3rd place in the state in the Program Reading category! 

They competed against as many as 25 schools throughout the year to accomplish this milestone. Great job, Kyla and Alanna!

Kanani Auwae Signs with New Mexico Highlands University

Kanani Auwae decided to take up volleyball 3 years ago, but she had no idea it would lead her to this moment. She started off at the JV level of ILH competition under Coach Nathan Ramos. It was during her Sophomore year that she was introduced to Coach and Trainer Ali'i Robins. She had never looked into the world of club volleyball before, but Robins opened her eyes to new possibilities. Though she never played for Robins, he has been her trainer and mentor for the past 2 years. She played club volleyball for the Marinas Volleyball Club under the coaching of Briana Uiti for the past 2 years and has gained much experience through working with her. Kanani was named MVP for the 2012 club season and was a second team all-star for the 2012 ILH DII season.


Earlier today, Kanani signed her letter of intent to New Mexico Highlands University on a full-tuition scholarship.


"I thank God for this opportunity, most of all the offers. I never pictured this being a part of His plan." - Kanani Auwae


From Back Left: Hanalani Schools Athletic Director Keoni Haole, Trainer & Mentor Ali'i Robins, Hanalani Schools Upper School Principal Winston Sakurai,
Mariann Auwae (mom), Kanani Auwae, David Auwae (dad).

String Orchestra Performing at Ala Moana

The US String Orchestra will be performing their pieces from the Disney trip at Ala Moana Mall, Thursday, April 18 at 5:00 PM. If anyone missed their earlier performance and would like to come out and support them, please be at Ala Moana's Centertainment stage (level 3, Nordstrom Wing) just before 5:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

Speech & Debate Team Competing at State Tournament

This Saturday, April 20th, three Hanalani Schools students will compete in the Hawaii State Speech Tournament. Sophomores Kyla George and Alanna Machado will both compete in Program Reading, and Junior Angusina Campbell will compete in Storytelling. The state tournament, hosted by Punahou School,  consists of over twenty schools throughout the islands.


In order to compete in the state tournament, team members must qualify by placing in the top rankings at preceding tournaments. Kyla and Alanna qualified for states at the Kapiolani Community College tournament on February 2nd, and Angusina qualified on March 2nd at the O’ahu District Speech Tournament hosted here at Hanalani Schools. This Saturday is the culmination of hours of hard work and dedication.


There are still spaces available on the Speech and Debate team roster for the 2013-2014 school year. For further information, contact Mrs. Kristen Eoute.

Welcome Prospective Families!

We invite you to come out and visit us on Wednesday, April 17, from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM. You will be able to take a tour, observe classes in action, meet administrators and current parents, and enjoy some refreshments! We would love to have you consider us for your school ohana. Please RSVP at admissions@hanalani.org or (808) 625-0737 *456.

Service Details for Mrs. Gwen Nakamoto

The funeral service for Mrs. Gwen Nakamoto will be on Saturday, May 4 at 6:30 PM at the Mililani Memorial Mauka Chapel. Visitation will start at 5:30. 

Mrs. Gwen Nakamoto Home with her Savior

Mrs. Gwen Nakamoto went home to be with her Savior early this morning. After many years of struggling with cancer, the Lord has called her home. 

The Nakamotos have expressed their thankfulness for the support of Hanalani. So many people have shown love to their family through visits and cards. Service details will be posted once they become available.


Nakamoto Family Fund

Hanalani Ohana,

Many of you are aware that Mrs. Gwen Nakamoto has been struggling with her health for the past several years.  With a very heavy heart, we share that the doctors informed the family that it may only be a few days before she goes home to Heaven.  We love her greatly and ask for your continued prayers for her and her family.

Some of you have kindly inquired about helping with the family's expenses.  Hanalani has established an account to receive contributions to the Nakamoto family. 

If you would like to help, cash or checks can be sent to Hanalani Schools' Development Office and marked Nakamoto Family.   We will let the family know who the gifts are from.  If you would like to remain anonymous, please annotate that on your check or envelope.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact Cindy De Lizo at 625-0737 x122 or cindyd@hanalani.org.

Andersen M. Finishes 2nd at the Hawaii State Competition

This past weekend, March 22-24, Andersen M. (one of our 5th grade students in Miss Myrmel's class) competed in the Gymnastics Hawaii State Competition. She placed 1st with her floor routine as well as her bars routine and finished 2nd overall (missing first by only a tenth of a point). Congratulations, Andersen!

Andersen M. takes 1st on the bars!

Who's Got Spirit?

School Spirit Week starts this Friday, March 15! Show how much school spirit you have by

participating in each of our school spirit days.

Friday, March 15 - Career Day

Monday, March 18 - Neon Day

Tuesday, March 19 - Purple & Gold Day

Wednesday, March 20 - Tourist Day

Thursday, March 21 - Class Theme/Color Day

Friday, March 22 - Family Fun Day (Noon Dismissal)

For more information, view our School Spirit Week Flyer.

Robinson & Minaya Article Published in "Exemplary Science" Book

Hanalani English Department Head Nathan Robinson and former science faculty Carmela Minaya co-wrote a profile of Hanalani’s online Science Fair entitled “MyOnlineFair: STEM 21st-Century Educational Transformation” that was published in “Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development”, a publication of the National Science Teachers Association.  

The book (also available in E-book) can be purchased here.  


"Blast to the Past" by Jordan Deen

Over Christmas break, Miss Jessica Abshire, one of our 6th grade teachers, entered a few of her students into the Subject of Interest Essay Contest hosted by the United States Achievement Academy (USAA).

The students were to write a 300-500 word fictional story centered around a historical topic. One of her students decided to write on Ancient Egypt and the pyramids.

In mid-February, Jordan Deen received the grand prize check of $500 in the mail. Jordan says she is setting that money aside for college funds. Her teacher, Miss Abshire is very proud of her, and so is her school! Well done, Jordan! Read her Essay: Blast to the Past! 

Speech Tournament Results

This past Saturday, Hanalani hosted the O'ahu District Speech Tournament. Over 20 schools were in attendance. Junior, Angusina Campbell qualified for States in Storytelling.

She will be joining Alanna Machado and Kyla George (previously qualified), as they represent Hanalani at the Hawaii Speech League State Tournament held at Punahou on April 20th.

Congratulations to Angusina, Alanna, and Kyla for qualifying for the State Tournament!

A Great Time at the Fun Run

We had a great time at the Fun Run yesterday!

View our Picture Album

Here are the students and faculty that ran the most laps:

K3-K5: Kaeo Apduhan - 23 laps

1st - 3rd grade:Kylie Castro  - 26 laps

4th - 6th grade: Marques Sherrod - 23 laps 

7th - 8th grade: Reichel Vegas - 23 laps 

High School:  Paul Ewing - 24 laps

Faculty: Nathan Fort- 21 laps  

ILH DII All-Stars

ILH DII Player of the Year Sarah Liva

Congratulations to Sarah Liva, a Junior, who was recently named ILH DII Player of the Year! Lyna Kehler and Dylan McCorquodale (both seniors) were named ILH DII Honorable Mention. Great job, ladies! Complete ILH All-Star Teams here

ILH DII Honorable Mention Lyna Kehler and Dylan McCorquodale

String Orchestra Performing at Disney Performing Arts

The Upper School String Orchestra II traveled to the West Coast in February to take part in college rehearsals & workshops, perform on Disneyland's premiere stage, and take part in a workshop with Disney experts on making a soundtrack for a film. Here are 2  videos of them performing at Disney. 


7th Grade English Class "Utopia" Projects

Mrs. Arellano's 7th Grade English class created their own versions of a "perfect place" after reading "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. Great job!

Click here to see more pictures.



Royals Staying Fit at the Great Aloha Keiki Run!

Hanalani had a great representation of students, faculty & staff at the 

Great Aloha Keiki Run in Honolulu on February 16th.

Way to get fit, Royals!


What Students Liked Most About Friendship Day

This past Friday, our Upper Elementary students partnered with an Upper School student for the day. They went to classes together, ate lunch together, and even spent break times together. What do the students enjoy most about Friendship Day? Hear it from them in their own words:

Lexi H. - I enjoyed the fact that I had a little sister for the day. We enjoyed a feast at lunch and got to make Spanish Tiles together.

Jathan M. - My favorite part about Friendship Day was getting to go to Robotics class and make tops.

Samara V. - I liked that my buddy bought me soda and popcorn. We also got to make a lava lamp and do an experiment with milk and food coloring.

Gio V. - I just enjoyed hanging out with 6th graders all day. My buddy and I had a lot in common.

Christopher W. - I got to eat candy!

Notice about Re-Enrollment Technical Issue

We are aware that some of our families are having technical issues with logging in to the re-enrollment system due to an issue with a third-party vendor. We are working with the vendor to resolve the issue.

To accommodate this unforeseen issue, we are extending the re-enrollment deadline to the end of business Wednesday, February 27. The drawing for a chance to win a semester’s tuition will also extend until end of business Wednesday, February 27. We apologize for the inconvenience, and if you have any questions, please contact us at 625-0737 ext. 456. 

Chelsea Robinson Honored by Senate
On Tuesday, senior Chelsea Robinson (Hawaii's 2013 Distinguished Young Woman) was honored and congratulated by the Senate. Ms. Boe and Mr. & Mrs. Sakurai were also able to attend this ceremony and share in this amazing accomplishment.
photo courtesy of: HawaiiSenateMajority
Chelsea has the opportunity to represent Hawaii at various public events and serve as a role model to young people all over. This summer she will be traveling to Alabama to participate in "personal development activities and community service projects before competing for the opportunity to become the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2013." (distinguishedyw.org)
8th Graders Qualify for National History Bee

8th Graders Chad Wakabayashi and Aidan Baird recently competed in the Regional History Bee held at Iolani Schools.

They both qualified for the National Competition which is held in June. Great job, guys!

Speech & Debate Team Wins Awards

The Speech & Debate Team recently competed in their first qualifying tournament of the year at Kapiolani Community College. Kyla George won 4th place in Program Reading, and Alanna Machado won 1st place in Program reading. They both qualified for the State Tournament at Punahou in April. Great job!

Alanna & Kyla 


Learn more about how the Speech & Debate Team is helping our students conquer the fear of public speaking! 


Student's Poem Published on National Park Service Website

Korianne Obara was inspired to write a poem about volcanoes after visiting the Big Island with her Hanalani 4th Grade class, and it has recently been published on the National Park Service Hawai'i Volcanoes website.
Great work, Korianne!


The volcano rumbles
The rocks tumble
Down down the hills they slide
Into the water that was there beside
Up into the air the ocean sprays
Down to the bottom the rocks are to stay
The volcano erupted letting lava out from a crack
Leaving behind a molden hot track
Burning down trees it left in it's wake
Destroyed homes it was to take

Congratulations to Sarah Liva!

Lady Royals Fight for 3rd

Hanalani Vs. Kauai

Playing for 3rd place against the #2 seed Kauai would be no easy task. But to help with the atmosphere, we packed up our 4th-12th graders and sent them along to cheer on our Lady Royals. Our Royals used their speed and fiery passing to take an early lead closing out the 1st quarter 13-9. Battling for every possession, we maintain our lead 25-23 at the half. Although the Royals seemed to control the game for the most part, Kauai takes a slight lead 33-32 by the end of the third. As nerves set in, each team pours their hearts into what would be their last game of the season. With the score going back and forth and the crowds from both sides cheering their team on we arrive at the last 5 minutes of the game. School spirit was high, and our girls were giving it everything they had, but nothing seemed to be going their way at that point, and Kauai took a few quick shots nailing a 3 and shortly after a jumper to put them (Kauai) ahead by 6 points. Once again we resorted to fouling to try and get another possession and another bucket. But in the end, it was not meant to be. Kauai wins 49-42, and Hanalani brings home a 4th place finish. Congratulations to Coach Hiers, his coaching staff, and the team for a great season.

Notable standouts: Sarah Liva with 16 points, Dylan McCorquodale - 12, Catherine Armstrong - 6, Lyna Kehler - 4, Sabrina Stratton - 2, Kara Tanaka - 2.

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Click here for pics of this game.

Royals Advance to State Semi-Finals

Hanalani Vs. Kalaheo

As our Lady Royals advanced to play the Kalaheo Mustangs, they knew they were in for a tough game. Kalaheo, OIA White Champions, was seeded #4 in the state. Early on, the game was close fought, but the Royals could never seem to take charge of the game, and they always seemed to be trailing by a slight margin. At the half, Hanalani was down 24-27. But after the half was another story. Our girls came out strong and took a 6 point lead in the beginning of the 3rd. Kalaheo began to get in foul trouble sending our girls to the line. While it was not our night for free-throws, the 4th quarter proved to be a make-it or break-it deal. With only minutes to go in the 4th, the score was once again tied. The Lady Royals started delivering on those free-throws, while Kalaheo's players began fouling out. Nail-biting and exciting till the end, our Girls Varsity made Hanalani history by advancing to the semi-finals of the state tournament! Final score: Hanalani 55, Kalaheo 46.

Notable standouts: Sarah Liva with 20 points, Lyna Kehler - 13, Dylan McCorquodale - 8, Catherine Armstrong - 7, Sabrina Stratton - 5, Kara Tanaka - 2.

Next up: Hanalani Vs. Kamehameha Hawaii, Feb. 7, at 7 PM (Kalani H.S.) Tune in to Am 1500 for the game.

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Road to States Begins!

The Road to States begins tonight at 5:00 PM at Kaimuki High School for our Girls Varsity Basketball Team. Seeded 3rd in the ILH going into the tournament bought them an automatic state berth. They will be facing off against Molokai, seeded 5th in the state. Come support your Royals as they battle it out aginst the Farmers. "I Believe!"
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9 Ways to Beat the Flu

We're in the middle of a particularly bad flu season, and it's important to take steps to stay well!

 Hanalani offered a flu shot day for K5-8th Grade on October 25th. 

Here's 9 ways to beat the flu this season from Kaiser Permanente.

Thanks to Kaiser for partnering with the community to promote public health!  


Hanalani Schools Senior Named Distinguished Young Woman of Hawaii 2013

Congratulations to Hanalani senior Chelsea Robinson who was just named Hawaii's Distinguished Young Woman of 2013! Along with a 4-year scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University, she won multiple cash scholarships and will represent Hawaii at the national competition in Alabama.

We're proud of you, Chelsea!

Read the official news release here: http://bit.ly/WYwBAY

Chelsea Marie Robinson, Distinguished Young Woman of Hawaii 2013. 
Photo by Michael Young. 

 Left to right: 2013 Distinguished Young Woman Chelsea Robinson, 1st runner-up Gina Hyun,
2nd runner-up Nicole Nakamatsu, 3rd runner-up Candace Choe. Photo by Michael Young.

Win A Semester's Free Tuition!

Re-enrollment is officially open, and we’re excited to announce that 
we’re giving away a semester of tuition to 2 lucky families! 

Those re-enrolled online by February 22nd will be eligible for this drawing. 

Learn more at our Re-Enrollment page. 

Join our Hanalani Alumni Facebook Group!

We've launched a Hanalani Alumni Facebook group, and we'd love to have you join! Keep in touch with fellow graduates and find out about upcoming events.

If you have any questions, contact Alumni Coordinator Kristen Stoker at kstoker@hanalani.org. 

It's Almost Here...

The New Year’s begun, and we’re excited about this upcoming semester! 

Re-enrollment opens on January 11th, and soon we’ll be announcing an exciting giveaway.

Keep listening! 

Alumni Mix and Match Event
Please join us for an Alumni Mix and Match Event from 5-8 pm on Friday, January 4.  Your whole family is invited to our PICNIC where sandwiches and drinks will be provided.  Please bring chips, a side dish, or dessert to share.
·         Mixed (a.k.a. co-ed) VOLLEYBALL and Mixed SOCCER will start at 5 pm.
·         Mixed BASKETBALL will start at 6 pm.
·         Try your hand at a couple of different Mix-Match games.
Several were unable to make it to our annual Alumni vs. Varsity basketball game on Black Friday, so we are hoping to see you at this event!  Please email alumni@hanalani.org if you are planning to attend along with the total number in your group and what you plan to bring.  Let’s Mix it up Friday, January 4!

Kristen Stoker 
Alumni Coordinator 
Renovations Continue

As students continue on break so do campus renovations! Here is an update of our Upper School Atrium bathrooms. All of this is made possible by our Annual Fund. Mahalo for giving!Hanalani Schools, Bathroom renovations

Something is Coming!

It’s almost Christmas, and it’s been a great semester! Before we know it, a new school year will be upon us! Speaking of the new year, re-enrollment time is just around the corner. We’re always working to make this process better for our families. Stay tuned for some exciting news...we might even give something away...

Christmas Blessings

Christmas Blessings: Adopt a Family is an ongoing Christmas tradition for our Ohana. Once again, we partnered with the Ulu Ke Kukui Transitional Housing in Maili. They assist families in becoming self-sufficient and securing permanent housing. This year, we adopted 10 families. Students were encouraged to bring in $3 each and could also donate various new or like-new items. The money was used to buy a gift card to a nearby grocery store so that each family could have a nice Christmas dinner as well as a Christmas Wish List item for each family member.

This morning, some of our faculty, staff, students, and parents came and loaded up 5 vehicles and drove them over to the Transitional Housing. They were able to meet 2 of the families for a short time and share in the joy of giving. This picture could represent our entire Ohana. Thank you for giving and making this Holiday season a little more special for these 10 families. 

Hanalani Schools, Christmas Blessings: Adopt a Family

Speech Team Members Receive Awards

This past Saturday, our Speech Team competed at Punahou School. Kyla George, a sophomore, received a Superior Performance Certificate in Program Reading and Angusina Campbell, a Junior, received one in Storytelling.

Merry Christmas from our Elementary!

Merry Christmas from our Elementary Division! For more pictures, click here.

Hanalani Schools Christmas

Hanalani Alumna Studying in Japan

Hanalani graduate Jody Shimabukuro ('11) is currently studying in Japan with Hawaii Pacific University’s study abroad program. She’s the first Hanalani graduate to be a part of this program and has been studying there since September 2012. She’s taking Japanese language classes, Japanese Culture, Japanese Society, and Modern Japanese History at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. This isn’t Jody’s first time in Japan; she was part of the Hanalani team that won the Japan Wizards Competition in 2010. 


Congratulations to our All-Star Athletes!

A few of our student athletes received individual awards from the ILH for their performance during the Fall sports season.

Please congratulate them!


Sarah Liva - ILH Division II Volleyball First Team All Star

  Kanani Auwae - ILH Division II Volleyball Second Team All Star

  Taylor Mendiola - ILH Division II Volleyball Second Team All Star

  Brianna Fernandez - ILH Division II Volleyball Honorable Mention

  James Rotz - ILH Division II Water Polo Honorable Mention

Boys Basketball Season Openers

Our Intermediate Boys Basketball Team had their season opener Tuesday, November 20 facing off against the competitive Hawaii Baptist Academy. With HBA controlling the game from the beginning, our boys had to work extra hard to keep in the game. Midway through the 3rd, the Royals were down by 9. They used their defense to get some key stops along with some key steals. With just under 35 seconds to go in the game and down by 2, Jesse L. got the steal and sent the assist up to Korrey S. who laid it in. Tied! About 20 seconds left and HBA has the ball. With a tough man defense and an entire team effort, Korrey was able to get the steal and lay in yet another lay-up with 5 seconds to spare! Hanalani Royals win 38-36! Way to go, Coach Stoker and team!

The Int. Boys were not the only ones to play a season opener at home on Tuesday. Our JV Boys Basketball Team also had their season opener against Island Pacific Academy. The Royals took a quick lead, and the entire team was able to get in on the action. Final score 46-14 Royals. Great job, Coach Vanaman and team.
For more pictures for Intermediate or JV, click here.

Happy Thanksgiving from the EC!


Our Early Childhood Division wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!


A Special Thanksgiving Gift

1,778 - That is the number of canned goods our Elementary Division brought in during our EL Canned Food Drive. Our goal was for each class to bring in 60 canned goods. We far exceeded that goal with an average of 104 cans per class! This past Saturday, 14 of our 5th grade students and 4 faculty/staff members delivered half of the food items to Ulu Ke Kukui Transitional Shelter and then joined them for their annual Thanksgiving party.

This picture shows our students in front of the food items they bagged. The bagged food items were later raffled to families in the shelter. A special mahalo to all of our Hanalani Ohana who participated in making this a special Thanksgiving for those at this shelter.

Varsity vs. Alumni Basketball Game Promo Video

Still got game?

Join us November 23rd at 6:00 PM for this annual showdown between 
Varsity and Alumni!  

Email alumni@hanalani.org if you're interested in playing! 

EL Canned Food Drive

We are underway with our Elementary Canned Food Drive. This year, our EL division is collecting canned food items for the Ule Ke Kuhui Transitional Housing in Mail'i as well as Central Oahu Family Guidance Center in Pearl City. Our goal is for each class to bring in at least 60 cans -- that comes out to about 3-4 cans per student. Several have already brought in their canned goods. Don't forget to participate and help your child reach his/her goal!

Still Got Game?

We are looking for any ready and able alumni bodies who would like to take on our Varsity teams! If you are not alumni, we are looking for fans to help jam the gym. Come on out and represent your team!

EC Storybook Parade

On Wednesday, October 31, our Early Childhood division celebrated reading by having a Storybook Parade. The students and teachers were able to dress up as some of their favorite storybook characters and share a little part of their favorite stories with our entire campus.

Governor Neil Abercrombie Visits Hanalani to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Governor Neil Abercrombie visited Hanalani on October 22nd to speak at a special school assembly celebrating our 60th Anniversary and "Hanalani Schools Day."

Click here to see our FB Photo Album from this exciting event
photos from Governor Abercrombie's Photostream or watch video highlights below:

Hanalani Alumnus P.J. Minaya Receives Football Honors

2010 Hanalani graduate P.J. Minaya, a junior at Pacific University in Oregon, is the Northwest Conference Football Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week! Read more here.

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie to Visit Hanalani to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie will be visiting Hanalani Schools on Monday, October 22, 2012 to celebrate our 60th Anniversary with a proclamation and assembly.

The assembly will be held in the Student Activity Center at 11:30 AM.

Parents and friends are welcome to join us for this exciting time!

8th Grade Maui Trip

The 8th Grade had a great time on Maui last week! This excursion to the Valley Isle is a fall break tradition, and included a stay at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa as well as trips to to the Maui Ocean Center, zip-lining at Piiholo Ranch, a catamaran/snorkel trip, and a Twin Falls Hike. Click here for more pictures.

Girls Volleyball Playoff Game Sat. Oct. 13

The Girls Varsity volleyball team will be playing in a playoff game against Christian Academy this Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 am in the SAC. Hanalani needs to win to keep our state tournament hopes alive and advance to play the winner of IPA vs. St. Andrews on Tuesday. 

Come out and cheer them on! 

Exploring College Options Event

Are you wondering about the college admissions process?

The undergraduate admissions offices of several top colleges will be presenting the Exploring College Options event on October 4th in Honolulu. Learn more and register here:http://bit.ly/SOKGPQ

Intermediate Cleans up the Island!

The Intermediate students recently took on a beach clean-up project at One’Ula beach park (Hau Bush). They partnered with the state of Hawaii and picked up an impressive amount of beach litter, including: 468 paper bags, 188 plastic bags, 1424 caps and lids, 48 glass bottles, 81 food wrappers/containers and 3679 cigarettes/cigarette filters.

Visit the Facebook album for more pictures: http://on.fb.me/QD8lmK

Spirit Week

Spirit Week is next week!

Join us as we celebrate Hanalani and partner with the community!

White-Out Day September 17th

Don’t miss our White-Out Day Monday, September 17th, as Hanalani Spirit Week kicks off! The girls’ varsity volleyball team will be hosting St. Francis at the Hanalani SAC at 6:00 PM, and you won’t want to miss being a part of this awesome evening! Come help us “White Out” the gym and cheer on the Lady Royals!


"Summer Travels" Poll Answer

Hanalani history department head Julie Stoker traveled to Europe this summer to take part in a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar/institute called “Johann Sebastian Bach in the Baroque Era and in Our Time.” This four-week program took place in Eisenach, Leipzig, and Potsdam, Germany.

Leipzig, at approximately 7,400 miles, is the answer to our recent “Summer Travels” poll, where we asked “What was the farthest distance that was traveled from Hawaii by one of our faculty/staff?”

If you look closely in the picture below, you’ll see Ms. Stoker in the window of a famous coffee house in Leipzig. Thanks to everyone for guessing!


Annual Holiday Craft Fair

Joins us for our Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 3rd! See below for more information.
Download our Crafter's Application if you are interested in having a booth.

First Days of School

Welcome back, everyone!

Hanalani's 60th year of ministry has begun and we hope you're as excited about this year as we are! 

2012 International Botball Tournament Results

Coming into this year’s competition as two-time defending International Botball champions, the Hanalani Schools Botball teams made a strong showing in the 2012 International Botball Tournament, which was held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu from July 18-22.

Team 12-0487 won the Judge’s Choice Award for Outstanding Engineering, Second Place Seeding, were finalists in Double Elimination, and finished 3rd place overall. Team 12-0052 won the Judge’s Choice Award for Outstanding Defense Strategy, Fourth Place Seeding, and were finalists in double elimination.

This year’s tournament featured 55 Botball teams from around the world, including teams from Austria, Qatar, Poland, and all across the United States.

The International Botball Tournament is hosted by the Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER). The conference is a place for professionals, educators, students, and robotics enthusiasts from around the world to share and learn new ideas about robotics and STEM education.

Robotics is the application of the educational disciplines of math, science, engineering, technology, and writing in a hands-on project. Students are challenged to apply their knowledge in practical and tangible ways through collaboration with their team members.

Visit this link for detailed tournament results from Botball.org: http://bit.ly/MXrP4U

Jon Melton-POY

Jon Melton was voted as the 2012 ILH Track and Field Performer (Player ) of the Year. This is the highest individual award given from the  league and another first for Hanalani.

State Track and Field update

Jon Melton pulled up a little limp in the finals of the 100m at the 2012 HHSAA Track and Field Championships this past weekend to find that he had strained his hamstring and was still able to muster a 4th place finish . Unable to fully gain maximum speed in his next race in the 200m finals, he came in in 8th place.

Congratulations to Jon and Coach Pester on a wonderful season, here are some of his highlights:

  • Undefeated ILH Season in the 100m and 200m races
  • ILH Champion in 100m and 200m
  • First in school history to qualify for the finals and score points in  State Championship          
Melton Sets more records

Jon Melton sets more school records yesterday by being the first “Royal Strongman” to qualify for the finals of a State Track meet in not only the 100M but also in the 200M. He came in second to Devin Jenkins (the fastest runner  this season in the State) in the 100M and tied the Jenkins in the 200M. It is looking like a great race to the finish today at Keaau High School stadium.

State Track Meet

Jon Melton will be vying the a State Championship medal today and tomorrow in the Big Island for the 2012 HHSAA Track and Field Championships. Preliminaries are scheduled to start at noon today and finals tomorrow afternoon. Jon will be competing in the 100M and 200m races.

HHSAA Golf Tournament

Here are the final results for the 2012 HHSAA Boys State Golf for Hanalani

  • Andy Okita carded a second day 76 with a combined total 7 over for the tournament and 21st  Position
  • Pomi Milton shot a 78 second day total and 14 over for a 36th place finish.
  • Greg Okita ended the tournament with an 84 and 27 over to a 62nd conclusion.
Boys states Golf Opening Day

The 2012 HHSAA State Golf tournament opened today with stiff ocean breezes and narrow fairways. Andy Okita shot a 75 opening day round followed by an 80 by Pomi Milton, and Greg Okita posted an 87. Leader in the clubhouse is at 4 under par.

Pomi will be teeing off at 7:18 AM, Greg at 8:12 AM and Andy at 8:39 AM. Remember you can follow them at


Tee Times

Here are the tee times for our State Golf qualifiers for Tuesday. (You can also follow them on HSJGA with live scoring every 4 holes.)


  • Andy Okita- 7:16 AM
  • Greg Okita- 7:56 AM
  • Pomi Milton 9:00 AM

Total field is 96 Players

Upcoming States

Last Chance qualifying meet for Track and Field will be held this afternoon at Punahou for the upcoming State Meet. Our varsity team will vying for one more push to meet the qualifying standards.

Next week is States for Golf and Track

Golf will be on Kauai: Pomi Milton, Andy Okita, Greg Okita, Michael Milton(Alternate) and Tyler Ichiki (Alternate) will be on Wailua Golf Course

Track and Field will be on the Big Island: Jon Melton has already qualified for the 100M and 200M

Athletics Update

The Elem. Basketball Purple Teams concluded their season yesterday against St. Mark. Unfortunately they both loss but came away with some new skills and experience from the season.

Track and Field will conclude their season with a “last chance” meet this Friday at Punahou

Next up is states for Track and Field and Golf

Abeshima Wins Team Player Award

A couple weeks ago, our very own Ryllen Abeshima (who plays Varsity Baseball for Pac Five) was named the Most Outstanding Team Player and was highlighted on OC16. Ryllen, who was the only freshman to make the Varsity Pac Five team this year, has been a great example of what a team player should be.

PAC Five Football


Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 11 @ MPI from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Open to 9th through 11th graders. Varsity only.

Summer workouts begin on Wednesday, May 30 @ MPI from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Voluntary intermediate strength conditioning @ Christian Academy on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. 

Sports Update

PAC Five Varsity Baseball finished the season with 5-11 record on Sat. at Iolani. Majority of the ball club are underclassmen already looking at the prospect for next season.

LSSL Purple Elem. Basketball teams will conclude their season on Monday at  St Mark.

LSSL Gold Elem. Basketball teams were victorious on Thursday for their final games of the season. Girls needed a 4th quarter come from behind victory to secure their win. Boys were able to control their game from start to end.

LSSL Golf Tournament played at Bay View on Sat. under slightly windy and sunny conditions. Renn Hoshide posted the low score for Hanalani followed by Todd Hirao and Jon de los Reyes.

Next up are State Tournaments for Volleyball, Track and Field, Golf, Baseball and Softball

Double Gold Winner

Jon Melton had to come from behind on the 100M dash to claim his first Gold Medal. Trailing going into the 60 meter mark, Jon was able to kick in another gear to catch the front runner at the 85 meter stage and just edge out for the God Medal. In the 200M dash, he ran a nearly flawless race with a smooth transition in and out of the turn with a slim lead and once again was able to put in another level to pull away with a second Gold Medal.

Firsts for Jon and School:

  • Undefeated season in both the 100M and 200m races
  • First Gold and Double Gold  medals in Track and Field
  • First Individual Varsity ILH Champion
  • First ILH Varsity track place (points) holder

Next is States on the Big Island in a couple of weeks

LSSL Golf Tournament

We have three golfers participating in the  LSSL Golf Tournament at Bay View on Sat. morning. Todd Hirao, John de los Reyes and Renn Hoside will bring our their sets and test their skills on the hilly course in Kaneohe

Jon goes for the "Gold"

ILH Track and Field Championships are this afternoon at Kamehameha. Jon Melton will be going for a perfect season in the 100m and 200m races.

Thursday Line-up

                This afternoon the Elem. Gold basketball teams will conclude their season in the Sprung as they host Trinity Lutheran. Girls first at 3:30 PM.

                Pac Five Varsity Baseball will be facing St Francis at CORP this afternoon starting at 3:30 PM.

                Ryllen Abeshima was named on the OC 16 broadcast last Sat. as Most Outstanding Team player voted on by his coaches and teammates.

                Jon Melton is now entering the ILH Track and Field Championship as the #1 qualifier and still undefeated for the season. Championship is tomorrow at KS.

Roadmap to Academic Success

STEM, SAT, AP, GPA, what do all of these things mean? It's hard enough just to keep up with the acronyms in the ever-changing world of education, let alone how these things actually impact your child's future. While the landscape on the road to college is definitely a dynamic one, Hanalani's Upper School team wants to do everything we can to help parents and students navigate successfully the road to academic success. In order to facilitate this conversation we have designed a custom workshop specifically for 6th through 12th grade parents to help explain some of the nuances of the academic planning process. We will also provide some insight as to what different types of higher educational institutions are really looking for in high school graduates. It may surprise you to know it's not just their GPA!

Come join us Thursday, April 26th at 7pm in the SAC Conference room for a short presentation by our Upper School Principal, Winston Sakurai, on preparing your child for college. This will be followed by an open question and answer time. We think you will benefit from this informative session and you'll be glad you came. Remember, it's never too early to plan for your child's future!

Track and Field

Jon Melton, Malia Bouillon, and Mathew Esporas will be at the ILH Varsity Championships starting Wednesday. Jon is already qualified for State Completion, Malia and Matthew are vying for a state berth. Qualifiers from Wed. go on the finals on Friday.

Gold Teams in action

                 Today in the SAC, Elem. Gold basketball teams in action

                 Hosting St. Mark, girls starting at 3:30 PM

Sporting News

                 Pac Five Varsity Baseball played an exciting game against Punahou on Sat. at Hans L’Orange. Wolfpack Pitcher  held Punahou intact for the first few innings until the bats of the Buf’n’blu came alive in the middle of the game to propel Punahou to the victory.

                 Seeing action in the game for our school was Ryllen Abeshima at catcher and Elijah Moises came in to pinch hit in the last inning

                 “Revving” up for Track and Field will be Jon Melton and Malia Bouillon as they prepared for the ILh Championship this week.

                 Elem. Basketball teams will all be in action this week-Gold Teams finish their season on Thursday.

                 Purple Teams will be hosting PHCA on Monday, girls first at 3:30 PM

Champions for BINT VB

The Boys Intermediate ILH Volleyball Team completed their season as the Undefeated-

2012 ILH Boys Intermediate Division II Volleyball Champions

Congratulations to the Coaching Staff of N. Ramos, J Delizo, K Boe and the entire team for a great season.

Weekend Reminders


BINT Volleyball Championship game vs Pun at 10 AM in the SAC (Going for an undefeated season)

Pac Five Varsity Baseball at Hans L’Orange (Waipahu), 3:00 PM (TV Game)

One more to go

BINT Volleyball team took care of business with a victory Thursday night over University in the BINT Volleyball semi-final match up. Next up will the championship game to be played in the SAC on Sat. at 10 AM. The Boys used a balanced attack from Josh Rotz, Issac Liva, and Chase De Lauier on the net and tough serving behind Josiah Clay to propel them to the two set win.

Andy Okita was able to brave the wind and distance at the Varsity Golf Individual Championships at Turtle Bay on Thursday to a 6th place Bronze Medal, Pomi Milton finished in 13th place and Michael Milton in 19th position.

Elem. Gold boys basketball team posted their first win of the season against Calvary Christian on Thursday afternoon.

Elem. Purple basketball teams will be hosting Trinity on Friday afternoon in the SAC. Girls first at 3:30 PM

Championship Road

The Road to championship is set for the following teams

Boys Varsity Golf Members:                            

Andy Okita, Pomi Milton and Michael Milton are set to tee off on Thursday at Turtle Bay for the second and final round of the ILH Boys Varsity Individual Championships. Scores will carry over from OCC last Monday. Andy is one back of the lead, followed by Pomi who is six back and Michael trails the leader by 9 strokes.

                Boy Int. Volleyball:

                                Hosting a semi-final game on Thursday at 6 PM vs the winner of the #4/#5 game.

                                Winner of this game goes on to play in the Championship

                Elem. Basketball:

                                Gold Teams travelled to Our Savior on Tuesday with the Girls posting a win and boys losing a close one.

                                Thursday: Gold Team Boys will be playing Calvary Christian (Newtown) at 4:00 PM (CC does not have a girls team)

                WESTPAC BINT Baseball concluded their season last night with a win over St Francis

                WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball ended their season with a loss to Iolani

                Also on Thursday:

                                Pac Five Varsity Baseball at MPI, 3:30 PM

LSSL Golf Tournament

2012 Annual
LSSL Golf Tournament
Sat. April 28, 2012
At Bay View Golf Course
Grades: 5th‐8th
Cost: $15 (Walking)
18 Holes
8:00 AM
Please RSVP to your athletic director by Friday, April 20th

On top of leaderboard

Boys Varsity Golf

Andy Okita is sitting atop the leaderboard for the varsity Individual Championship. He carded a 72 and sitting just one shot out of first place going into the second round  on Thursday at Turtle Bay. Pomi Milton and Michael Milton also advanced to the second with scores of 77 and 80 respectively.

Today at Oahu Country Club also determined those that qualified for the State Tournament. We missed sending a full team by just one position.

                               Qualifying for the 2012 Golf State Tournament are: Top 27 seeds go to States

                                 Pomi Milton #12 seed

                                Andy Okita #14 seed

                                Greg Okita #25 seed

                                Michael Milton- 1st alternate (at #28 seed)

Elem. Purple Basketball teams:

                Girls lost to Our Savior

                Boys results forthcoming


                Gold Elem Basketball teams will be at our Savior, girls first at 4 PM

                WESTPAC BINT Baseball vs St Francis, CORP, 4 PM (Last regular season game)

                WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball vs Iolani, CORP, 4:00 PM (Last regular season game )

Still on "Track"

                 Jonathan Melton (even with the Spring Banquet on his mind) ran a near flawless new personal record 100M dash on Friday afternoon at the Honolulu Marathon Invitational Track Meet at Kamehameha. This invitational is a precursor to what the competition will be like at States as the best from all islands were sent invitations. His new PR of 11.13 was not only the fastest of the day, but this time also automatically qualifies him into States. This is second event the he has qualified for states already (the other being the 200M). He is still contemplating the 400M as a possible third event.

                 Still on “track” is also the Boys Int. volleyball team as they completing their undefeated season with a victory over AOP on Sat. afternoon. Next up is the season ending championship which is scheduled for Thursday and Sat. More details coming.

                 The WESTPAC Boys Int. baseball team played probably their best game of the year against MS at CORP on Sat. morning. The WESTPAC Wolverines lost 2-1 despite a no-hitter thrown. Some of the Hanalani young men include: Alex Wong-catcher, Ricky Costa at Shortstop, Aaron Leong (played center and pitched), Cyan Garma-second base, Chad Wakabayashi- sub at first base, Matt Tsutsui-First and outfield, Max Ares-DH

                 WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball had Chole Lantayo at pitcher and Tyra Nihipali at first from Hanalani as they challenged St Francis in town on Sat. WP open the game with an early lead on some timely hits and walks. St Francis came  back to tie the score and take the lead in the bottom of the 3rd and secure the victory.

                 Pac Five varsity baseball loss a close 5-3 game to St. Louis

Track and Field Trials

                Among the hundreds of participants at the JV Track and Field trials at Kamehameha yesterday, stood the constituents of the Hanalani Royals T/F team under the coaching prowess of K Pester. They were vying for a chance to qualify in the championships to be held on Sat. They were entered in the 200M, 400M, Shot Put, 100M races among the different team members. Between their particular personal races, the team members came back into the stands and cheer on their fellow teammates. (By far we were the loudest team at the meet). Championships start at 2:00 PM on Sat. at the same venue

                 WESTPAC Boys Int. baseball loss a close one yesterday at CORP to Pac Five by  a score of 6-3

                 Elem. Gold Basketball teams were in action against HMS yesterday. Girls won their game 16-6, while the boys loss to a very tough Dolphin boys team

 Sat Events:

                 Boys Int. volleyball team will put their undefeated record on the line for their final regular season game on Sat. in the SAC against AOP at 4 PM

                 WESTPAC Boys Int Baseball at 9 AM vs. MS at CORP

                 WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball vs St Francis at Kamamalu, 1:00 PM

                 Pac Five Baseball vs St Louis at CORP, 3:00 PM


Thursday update

WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball fell to SHA yesterday in five innings.

Thursday Games:

Elem. gold Basketball teams aback in action this afternoon as they will be hosting HMS in the SAC. Girls slated to start at 3:30 PM, followed by the boys

JV Track and Field trials are set to begin at 3:30 PM this afternoon at Kamehameha

WESTPAC Boys Int. Baseball vs Pac Five at CORP, 4 PM start today


BINT VB still undefeated

The Boys Int. Volleyball came out from Punahou will a still unblemished record at 9-0 with one final game to go. Next game is Sat. and then the playoffs.

                LSSL Elem. Gold Basketball teams were in action yesterday afternoon. Girls held off a charging PHCA team to claim their victory, while the boys just lost a squeaker to the PHCA boys.

                PAC Five Baseball team posted a victory yesterday afternoon over Damien.


Pomi Milton fires a 71


                Season opener for LSSL Purple Basketball Teams at Hongwanji. Both girls and boys lost, but after a few early jitters, both Hanalani teams were able to settle down a little and get into the flow of the game.

                At Makaha Valley, the boys varsity team ended their regular season with a team total of 295 and second place finish (School record)

                Pomi Milton shot an even par 71 for a tie for 1st place (personal best)

Next week is the ILH Individual Championship

                WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball lost to MPI, 12-0

Tuesday’s Schedule

                 LSSL Gold Teams Basketball in the SAC

                 3:30 PM Girls vs PHCA

                 4:30 PM Boys vs PHCA

                 Boys Int. Volleyball travels to #2 Punahou, game time is 6:00 PM

                 PAC Five Varsity Baseball vs Damien at CORP, 3:30 PM

Still looking good


Jonathan Melton scored three victories this past weekend as he poste firsts in the 100m, 200m, and 400m races. He will now head into the ILH Championships next weekend.


                Boy Int. volleyball also remained undefeated  as they posted a three set win over Punahou on Sat.


                WESTPAC Girls Int. Softball concluded their season with a win over St Francis on Sat. They ended the season in 4th place with a 4-6 record.


                WESTPAC Boys Int. Baseball scored a nice 15-3 victory over Punahou and sit at 3-5 with a couple game left in the season.


                PAC Five Varsity Baseball played one of their base games of the season in their loss to Maryknoll on Sat. by a score of


For Monday


                Boys Varsity Golf will be at Makaha Valley on Monday for their final tournament of the regular season.


                LSSL Elem. Purple Basketball teams will open their season at Hongwanji Mission (Nuuanu) on Monday afternoon with the girls scheduled first at 4PM


                WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball at MPI, 4:00 PM

Sat. Events


Another full Saturday if you looking to support one of the teams


                Pac Five Varsity Baseball vs Maryknoll at Hans L’Orange( Noon)


                WESPAC Girls Varsity Softball vs Maryknoll at CORP (Noon)


                WESTPAC Girls Int. Softball vs St Fracnis at CORP (10 AM)


                Track at Punahou (8:30 AM)


                WESTPAC Boys Int. Baseball at Punahou (Noon)


                At home, Boys Int. Volleyball vs Punahou (11:30 AM)


Elem. opens with victories

                Gold Elem. basketball teams were victorious against Trinity on Tuesday and will be at Our Redeemer on Thursday

                Westpac Girls Int. softball team travelled to Kaimuki on Tuesday and lost a close battle against Sacred Hearts. Last game of the season is this Sat.

                Pac Five Varsity Baseball came up short against Kamehameha with a final score of 7-4

                Westpac Girls Varsity softball played one of their better games of the season in a loss to PAC Five

                Also on Thursday:

                                Boys Varsity Golf at Coral Creek

                                Boys Int. volleyball puts their undefeated record on the line against LBS at 6:00 PM (SAC)

                                Track and Field Int. trials at Punahou, 3:30 PM

Elem. BB season opener

The Elem. Gold basketball teams will open their season on Tuesday at Trinity (Wahiawa) starting with the girls at 4:00 PM.

                Rest of Tuesday Events

                Pac Five Baseball vs Kamehameha, CORP, 3:30 PM

                WESTPAC Girls Int. Softball vs SHA at Palolo (Kaimuki), 4:00 PM

                At Navy Marine on Monday, the boys varsity golf team shot a team low record score of 300 with Pomi Milton leading with a one under, 71.


Spring Break Update

Here is the update over Spring Break


                McKensie Milton places 7th in the ILH Int. Championship at Turtle Bay

                Pomi Milton and Andy Okita continue to place in top ten for golf with three tournaments left

                Next one is Monday at Navy Marine

Boys Int. VB

                Remained undefeated with less than half of the season remaining


                WESTPAC Varsity- rebuilding year for the varsity team

                WESTPAC Int.- details forthcoming


                Pac Five varsity-young team trying to gain more experience from the pitching mound

                WP Boys Int. won their first game on Sat. with a victory over Damien

Track And Field

                Jonathan Melton and Tyler Cruz leading the track and field team-looking good for state qualifications

Elem BB.

                Gold teams are set to start season on Tuesday at Trinity (Wahiawa) 4 PM start for girls, followed by boys

Melton Stays perfect

Jonathan Melton won his fifth race of the season and makes the Star Advertier sport section on Sunday. He also runs the 400m  and 200m, but enjoys the 100m the best.



Other Spring Break update forthcoming

Top Ten

                Andy Okita and Pomi Milton both shot 75 at Mid Pacific on Monday and placed in the top ten for the tournament. Currently they are ranked 10th and 11th respectively for the season. At #21, #22, and #23 in the overall standing are Michael Milton, Greg Okita, and Tyler Ichiki. Tomorrow they will be at Pearl Country Club for their 7th tournament of the season.


                Boys Int. Volleyball will be scrimmaging HBA on Tuesday afternoon.


                Pac Five Varsity Baseball will be in action against Damien at Ala Wai, 3:30 PM


Spring Break Schedule

Spring Break Schedule



                                Varsity Golf at Mid Pacific , 8 AM



                                Varsity Golf at Pearl Country, 11:00 AM

                                Boys Int. VB scrimmage at HBA, 3:00 PM

                                Pac Five Varsity Baseball vs Damien at Ala Wai, 3:30 PM



                                WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball at Kamehameha, 4:00 PM

                                WESTPAC Boys Int. Baseball vs Kamehameha at CORP, 4:00 PM



                                Boys Int. volleyball at Le Jardin, 6:00 PM

                                Track and Field at Kamehameha, 3:30 PM



                                Boys Int. Golf Championships at Turtle Bay, 9 AM

                                WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball at Punahou, 10 AM

                                WESTPAC Boys Int. Baseball vs Damien at Ala Wai, 12:00 PM

                                WESTPAC Girls Int. Softball vs Pac Five at Ala Wai, 12:00 PM

                                Track and Field at Kamehameha, 8:30 AM                            

P Milton ties for second

                The boys varsity golf team placed the highest ever in school history with a 3rd place finish at Klipper on Thursday. Pomi Milton tied for second with a 75 on a very blustery day on the Windward coast. Andy Okita came in with a 78. Pomi is currently ranked 9th in the ILH.


                Here is the weekend schedule:




                                Track and Field, Iolani, 3:30 PM

                                Pac Five Varsity Baseball vs Iolani, CORP 3:30 PM



                                Boys Int. Golf at Hawaii Kai, 9:00 AM. McKenzie Milton will be trying to improve on his 7th place ranking.

                                Boys Int. volleyball will take their undefeated record into Klum gym vs UHS at 4:00 PM

                                Pac Five Varsity Baseball vs St Francis at Hans L’Orange (Waipahu) at 9:00 AM

                                WESTPAC Int Baseball at CORP vs Iolani at 3:00 PM

                                Track and Field at Iolani, 8:30 AM




                Boys Varsity Golf team will be Klipper Golf Course today- expected weather conditions… wet and windy

Baseball today

The WESTPAC Boys Int. Baseball is in action this afternoon at CORP for 4 PM game time against MPI.

Explorations Trip

On Friday, March 19th 2012 the 7th and 8th grade students went on their second annual Explorations trip. Since the first Explorations was a community service trip to help clean up Secret Island at Kualoa Ranch, the second one had an exciting flare as we journeyed down to Ala Moana Beach Park for a day of screaming and sand castles. Each student had the opportunity to ride the Honolulu Screamer speed boat off of the shores of Waikiki. The boat raced through the water at top speed, stopping abruptly to make 180 degree turns and soak everyone on board. There was also a time to check out the waters off of our island where our students were able to see dolphins and some baby whales. Back at the beach, other groups were engaged in playing a unique game of water balloon volleyball and competing in a sand sculpture contest.

Weekend Update

                Boys Int Volleyball kept their place with the early league leaders with a victory over AOP in the SAC on Sat. They are tied on top of league with a 3-0 record

                Int Golf- McKenzie Milton fired a 64 at Bay View on Sat. to keep his 7th place ranking on the season. He will have one more chance to improve his standings at Hawaii Kai this Sat. (Last one of the season)

                WESTPAC Girls Int. Softball went 1-1 on the weekend taking one game from Punahou and losing to Iolani.

                WESTPAC Girls Varsity softball has been slowly building their pitching staff and defensive rotation early in the season. They have faced the top half of the teams in the league so far and have come short in those contests.

                WESTPAC Boys Int. Baseball took an early lead on Punahou on Sat. but their pitching was not able to hold up as Punahou came back in the later innings to secure the victory.

                PAC Five Varsity Baseball also has a very young group this year and working on developing their pitching rotation

                Monday Games:

                                Westpac Girls Int. Softball make-up game vs Iolani at CORP, 4:15 PM

                                Westpac Girls Varsity Softball vs Pac Five at Ala Wai, 4:00 PM

Hanalani Students Move on to State Speech Tournament!

Congrats to the entire team for a great day on Saturday at the Oahu District Speech Tournament hosted at our very own Hanalani facility. Kyla George placed 1st in Original Oratory, Angusina Campbell received 4th place in Dramatic Interpretation, Alanna Machado took 1st place in Program Reading and Giovanni Vinzons 3rd place in Impromptu Speaking. Kyla, Alanna and Giovanni will be competing in the State tournament at Punahou on April 14th! Awesome job.

Full Weekend

                At a very windy Hawaii Prince golf Course, Andy Okita was able to post a 77 and Milton brothers both carded an 80 to help the varsity golf team to a 5th place finish with a team total 326.

                WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball loss to KS yesterday afternoon. Chole Lantayo pitched for Westpac

                Here are the weekend events


                               WESTPAC Girls Int. Softball at CORP vs Punahou, 4:15 PM


                                WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball vs Iolani at Ala Wai, 10 AM

                                WESTPAC Girls Int. Softball vs Kamehameha at CORP, 2:00 PM

                                WESTPAC Boys Int. Baseball vs Punahou, CORP, 12 Noon

                                PAC Five Boys Varsity Baseball vs Kamehameha at Ala Wai, 12 Noon

                                Boys Int. Golf at Bay View, 7:30 AM

                                In the SAC, Boys Int. Volleyball at 10 AM vs AOP

On Deck for Thursday

                WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball team will be playing at CORP this afternoon in one of the make-up games from last week. They will be facing Kamehameha. Yesterday afternoon, the girls loss to St. Francis.


                Pomi Milton and Andy Okita are looking to help improve their team standing today as the Boys Varsity golf team will be at Hawaii Prince.


                Boys Int. volleyball game schedule for this afternoon has resulted in a forfeit by LBS.


                Pac Five Varsity Baseball loss to Punahou on Wednesday afternoon

Extra, Extra Innings

                At a very chilly Central Oahu Regional Park softball field on Tuesday afternoon, the Punahou Buf’-n-Blu and WESTPAC Wolverines played to regular 7 inning scoreless game. Danielle Ford pitched another gem until Punahou was able sneak two “seeing eye” singles in the top of the 9th inning to score the game’s only run and after the Wolverines could not come around in the bottom of the inning, Punahou came away with the 1-0 extra inning victory.


                For Wednesday:


                                Pac Five Varsity Baseball vs Punahou at CORP, 3:30 PM

                                WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball vs St Francis at CORP, 4:15 PM


                One game today at CORP, 4:15 PM. WESTPAC Wolverines Girls Int. Softball vs Punahou

Weekend Update

                WESTPAC Girls Int Softball team was victorious on Sat. against MPI by a score of 12-10.


                Jon Melton had another  good weekend taking first in the 100M and tied for first on the 200 M


                Many rescheduled games forthcoming… several rain outs over the last week

If can...

                Depending on the weather ……



                                Track at Punahou , 3:30 PM



                                WESTPAC Boys Int. Baseball vs St. Louis at CORP, 12 Noon

                                Pac Five Varsity Baseball at MPI, 3 PM

                                WESTPAC Girls Int. Softball at MPI, 10 AM

                                WESTPAC Varsity Softball vs  Punahou at CORP, 2 PM

                                Track at Kamehameha, 2 PM

                                LSSL Boys and Girls Basketball All-Star Games, 9:00 Am Girls, 10 AM Boys, at St. Mark


                On Thursday afternoon, Boys Int. volleyball improved to 2-0 on the season with a victory over visiting LJA.


Wrestling first State Points

                Congratulations to Gabe Strait for scoring Hanalani’s first points in State Wrestling history. He defeated his opponent from Pahoa in the first round of the HHSAA State Wrestling Championship last weekend.


                Boys Int. volleyball team will be hosting Le Jardin this afternoon in the SAC at 4:30 PM


                Int. Track team will be at Punahou this afternoon for their meet, 3:30 PM


                Rained out yesterday was Pac Five Varsity Baseball and WESTPAC Int. Baseball Games


                WESTPAC Girls Varsity Game- details forthcoming


                Congratulations to Gabe Strait for scoring Hanalani’s first points in State Wrestling history. He defeated his opponent from Pahoa


Wednesday-Weather permitting

                Same as yesterday, as long as the weather holds out


                Boys Int. Baseball vs St Francis at CORP, 3:30 PM


                Pac Five Boys Varsity vs Maryknoll CORP, 3:30 PM



                Both the Girls Int. Softball and Pac Five Varsity Baseball games have been cancelled for today

Tuesday's Line-up

Weather permitting……


                Girls Int. Softball vs at CORP vs Iolani, 4:15 PM


                Pac Five Varsity Baseball vs Iolani at CORP, 3:30 Pm


Boys LSSL Basketball take Championship

                Congratulations to the LSSL Boys and Girls Basketball teams as they concluded their season with victories at the 2012 LSSL Basketball Championships this past Sat. at St. Mark. The boys claimed their championship win over #2 seed Trinity Lutheran. The girls took 3rd place with their victory over Our Savior in the consolation bracket. Mahalo to Coach A Ramos and Coach A Arellano.


       BINT- season opening victory over UHS on Sat. in the SAC


       Varsity -

            Pomi Milton lead the team with a 77 and Andy Okita fired 78 at Mililani on Friday in help leading the team to 6th place 319 team total.

            Varsity back in action on Monday at New Ewa.

       Int. -

            McKenzie Milton cards at 64 to move into the 10th position in the ILH season standings with a 67.5 average


            Varsity- Jon Melton placed first in his 100m heat on Sat. at Kamehameha


            Gabe Strait- results forthcoming


           WESTPAC Varsity and Girls Int. – rain cancellation (to be reschedule)


           WESTPAC BINT lost to Iolani on Sat.

           Pac Five Varsity-rain out

Elem. BB starts this week

LSSL update

LSSL Girls Basketball came up just short in their semi-final game against  PHCA on Friday afternoon. They will now play in the consolation game on Sat. morning at 8:30 AM. Boys will be in the championship game at 11:30 AM

Tyler Cruz “cruised” into first place with a 55.94 time in the 400m dash on Friday at Kamehameha.

Season Opener for BINT VB

Sat. will mark the season opener for the Boys Int. volleyball team at 10 AM in the SAC against UHS. Coaches this year will include N. Ramos, J Delizo, and K. Boe.

LSSL Championship Road

Thursday: LSSL Boys takes care of business with a 29-21 victory over St Mark, move on to championship game

Rest of Games at St. Mark


     LSSL Girls vs PHCA at Saint Mark, 3:30 PM

     Winner plays on Sat. at 10:30 AM

     Loser plays on Sat. at 8:30 AM


11:30 AM Boys Championship Game

      Hanalani vs TLS

Full Weekend


                                Track and Field and Kamehameha at 3:30 PM

                                State Wrestling Tournament at NBC starting at 9 AM

                                Varsity Golf at Mililani, 10 AM


                               Boys Int. VB vs UHS at 10 AM in SAC

                                WESTPAC Girls Int. Softball vs Punahou, 12 Noon CORP

                                WESTPAC Girls Varsity Softball vs Kamehameha, 10 AM CORP (Season Opener)

                                WESTPAC Boys Int. Baseball at Iolani, 9 AM (Season Opener)

                                Track and Field at Kamehameha at 3:00 PM

                                Int. Golf at Hawaii Kai, 9 AM

LSSL Road to Championship

LSSL Boys Basketball in action this afternoon at St. Mark in the 2012 LSSL Basketball Championships. They will be facing St. Mark at 4:30 PM in the second game of the semi-final match up.

Girls will be in their semi-final game tomorrow at St. Mark (3:30 PM) squaring off against the #2 Seed Pearl Harbor.

Consolation and Championship games at scheduled for Sat morning at St. Mark

Opening Day win for WESTPAC

                Danielle Ford pitched a complete  game for the WESTPAC Girls int. softball team as they opened their season with a solid victory over Iolani (Red) at CORP on Tuesday afternoon. Some timely hits and defensives assists lead to the 6-3 win.

                LSSL Girls basketball took care of business in the SAC on Tuesday with a first round playoff win over Trinity. They will now  move to the semi-final game on Friday afternoon.

Softball Opening day

                LSSL Girls Basketball first round playoff game vs Trinity in the SAC at 3:30 PM, winner moves on to semi-finals.

                Opening game for WESTPAC Girls Int. softball team at CORP against Iolani, 4:15 PM is the first pitch.

Next up-LSSL BB

                It is the LSSL Girls and Boys Basketball teams championship week.

                Girls finished as the #3 seed and will be hosting Trinity tomorrow in the SAC at 3:30 PM. A win and they will move on the semi-finals on Friday at St Mark. The Boys completed their season as the regular season champions and #1 seed. They will receive a first round bye and will play on Thursday at 4:30 PM at St. Mark.

                Championships will be held on Sat. at St. Mark

                Go Junior Royals

State Wrestling Tournament

Gabe Strait is on his way for the second year in a row to the HHSAA State Wrestling Championship scheduled for Friday and Saturday at NBC

                More Details to follow

Boys Capture Consolation Championship

                Boys varsity basketball team put an exclamation to the season with a victory over St Francis in the consolation championship game of the 2012 HHSAA Boys Basketball Division II Championship. They ended the season with a 14-3 record. Congratulations to Coach Haole, coaching staff and the team.

                Boys Int. golf- Zane Pantil shoots a 73 at Bay View on Sat. and currently sits in 17th position

                Greg Okita takes low score of the boys varsity golf team by carding an 82. Team comes in 5th place in the first tournament of the season.

                JV and Varsity Track open their season at Punahou on Sat.

Jonathan Melton finished first in his heat on both the 100m & 200m

Time for 100m 10.84

Time for 200m 22.55

                WESTPAC Girls Int. and Varsity softball teams were in the St. Francis softball pre-season tournament over the weekend.

                Wrestling results forthcoming

                LSSL Basketball completed their season on Sat. afternoon in the SAC with a loss for the girls and a win for the boys. Girls will be hosting an opening round playoff game on Tuesday. Boys  will have a first round bye

                Boys JV/Int. volleyball participated in the Punahou pre-season tournament on Sat.

Weekend Events

Here are the rest of the Weekend Sporting events:

Friday :

  • Girls int. and Varsity Softball Pre-season tournament at CORP
  • GINT at 6:45 PM (CORP 2)
  • GV at 5:00 PM (CORP 1)


  • Varsity Golf first tournament at Pali, 10 AM
  • Boys Int. Golf at Bay View, 7:30 AM
  • Boys Junior Varsity Volleyball at Punahou Pre-season Volleyball Tournament, 11:00 AM to 6 :00 PM
  • LSSL Boys and Girls Basketball (last regular season game) vs PHCA in the SAC, Girls first at 3:30 PM
  • Wrestling- ILH Championship at St. Louis, 10 AM
  • Track and Field at Punahou, 12:30 PM
Tough Night

                Facing an already height difference advantage for Hawaii Prepatory Academy, our Boys Basketball team was up for the challenge in the first night of the 2012 HHSAA Boys Basketball Division II Championships at Kaimuki High School. HPA got off to fast start scoring early and often from inside the paint, but our Royals fought back with some deft shooting of their own. Midway through the second quarter, Kainoa Petersen suffers an ankle sprain and has to sit out for most of the rest of the half.

                Just moments after this, Kainoa Souza-Chaves receives a gash to his forehead that is severe enough that he is taken to the hospital for stiches. Playing without their two Senior captains, Pomi Milton steps up his game and provides the scoring touch from the outside. Kainoa Petersen returned to the floor with an obvious limb, but played toughed.  John Brady and Michael Milton used their quickness to get to the bucket with some lay-ups, but HPA size proved to be a bit too much on the boards and they took control of the game from just before the half and kept the lead and posted the victory at 69-55.

                Boys will be back in action tomorrow again at Kaimuki at 7:00 PM challenging Kappa of Kauai. Winner of this game will play on Sat. at 9 AM at Neal Blaisdell Center.

Boys State run

                Boys Varsity Basketball begins their Road to a State title tomorrow against BIIF #1 seed (#2 seed in State Tournament) Hawaii Prep from Waimea at Kaimuki Gym(near UH), tip off at 7:00 PM.


                LSSL Boys and Girls Basketball teams will be action on Sat. for a make-up game. Boys are still leading their division and girls are at 5-4. Playoffs are scheduled to start next week


                Girls Int. and Varsity softball teams (WESTPAC) are participating in the St Francis pre-season tournament at CORP this week.


                ILH Wrestling Championships are scheduled for this Sat.


                Boys Int. and Varsity Golf are in action this Sat.


                Track and Field on Sat at Punahou, 12:30 PM


LSSL Girls and Boys Basketball teams will be at Trinity (Wahiawa) on Tuesday afternoon.


Boys Basketball

This is the link for the boys varsity basketball state tournament bracket




Boys Make States

                The boys varsity basketball team took care of business tonight in their 64-38 victory over Le Jardin Academy at Damien Gym. They secure the second and final state berth slot for the ILH Division II Boys. State competition will commence next Thursday. Seeding selection will be announced shortly


                Boys Int. golfers played in their initial tournament of the season at a windy Bay View on Sat. morning. McKenzie Milton and Zane Pantil were our two golfer competing at the Kaneohe course. Milton carded a 71 and Pantil in his very first tournament came in with a 76.


                Track and Wrestling details forthcoming.


                Starting next week- BJV Volleyball, BINT Baseball, GINT and GV Softball



                Golf season begins tomorrow with the Intermediate Division at Bay View, 7:30 AM. Leading the team this year is McKenzie Milton, a tournament finalist the last two years. Joining him this year is Zane Pantil. Varsity tees off next Sat.


                Have you noticed the amount of students in the park lately with Coach Pester. Yes, you got it. Those are members of the this year’s Track and Field team. It is at 40 and counting between the Int., JV, and Var. levels. Tomorrow is the opening day for the Int. Division at Punahou, 2:00 PM

Game time

                Finals of the State Berth single elimination tournament game for the boys varsity basketball game is schedule at Damien on Saturday, 4:30 PM tip off.


                Winner moves on to States

One more

                The Boys Varsity basketball team moved one step closer to the final state berth for the ILH Boys Division II Basketball representation. It was a whole team effort with every team member scoring that led them to a 89-56 victory over Christian Academy at Damien on Thursday night. Kainoa Souza-Chaves and Pomi Milton led the team in scoring from beyond the three point arc and Kainoa Petersen took care of the “inside the paint” production. Next up is Le Jardin on Sat. Official time and place  forthcoming. Win and move on to States


                LSSL Boys and Girls basketball team suffered another rain-out situation on Thursday, this is the third one in the last week. Rescheduled games are to be determined. Stay tuned

Thursday Line-up


                                In the Sprung, LSSL Girls and Boys Basketball

                                3:30 PM Girls vs St. Mark

                                4:30 PM Boys vs St. Mark


                At Damien Memorial at 6:30 PM

                                Boys Varsity Basketball vs Christian Academy

Boys Turn

                The Boys Varsity Basketball team run to states begins this Thursday. They ended the season as the second seed (ILH Boys basketball receives only two berths) and will receive a first round bye in the Single Elimination Tournament to determine the final state berth for the ILH Boys Division II. They will play the winner of HBA/CA on Thursday in the semi –final game at Damien Memorial, 6:30 PM start time.


                Win, and the Boys Varsity will play in the finals on Saturday. Time and Site to be determined


LSSL Back in Action

                Weather permitting the LSSL Boys and Girls Basketball teams will be back in action on Tuesday at Our Savior. They were rained out twice last week.

Sarah Liva Named to All-Tournament

                Sarah Liva was named to the Girls Basketball Division II All-State Tournament team this morning by the Honolulu Star Advertiser. In three of the four games this past week, she averaged over 20 points and pulled down over 15 rebounds. Congratulations to Sarah.

Sideline notes

                Now that everyone has either Tweeted or on Facebook found out that the Girls Varsity teams was victorious this morning in capturing the 5th place position in the 2012 HHSAA Girls Varsity II Basketball Championship, here is some news from the sidelines.

(First, on behalf of Girls Varsity Basketball team and athletic dept. we extend our gratitude for all the support that you have shown and displayed throughout the season. The 500 plus fans this morning was an awesome display of school pride.)

Girls Varsity Basketball team:

  • Concluded the tournament with a 3-1 record (best performance of any team).
  • Placed 5th in state tournament (best school team finish)
  • Finished the season at 15-4 (best team record)
  • Posted victories in the state tournament over OIA #1 and #2 Seed and the tournament #1 seed

Further on down the sideline notes:

  • Kalani High School students adopted Hanalani as the team to cheer for
  • State Executive Athletic Director posted a tweet on our game today
  • KITV news was called to capture the Hanalani “mania” at the Blaisdell
  • From the next game opponents, to the staff at Blasidell Arena, to the security guard, T-shirt sellers, Head of Rules officials, head of Basketball
  • Operations for the ILH… all commented to this effect  “pretty cool for Hanalani to come out and support your girls”
  • Yamaguchi Bus drivers sent their congratulations
  • ILH Office (Georges) posted a facebook video for our school

Congratulations again to Coach Hiers, coaching staff and the Girls Varsity Basketball Team on a wonderful season!

Boys Senior Night

                The Boys Varsity Basketball concluded their regular season with a win over Pacific Buddhist Academy on Senior Night for the young men on Thursday. The Seniors were honored after the game during a brief ceremony. They improved their record to 10-2 and now await news about St Francis and the potential upcoming state berth tournament.

                Stay Tuned for the Boys run to States

Consolation Championship Game

                The Girls Varsity basketball team was able to match everything that Hawaii Baptist Academy Eagles came with in the semi-final match-up of the HHSAA Girls Division  II State consolation game. The Lady Royals fired off first with a 6-0 run to start the game, HBA pulled back at the end of the first quarter to a 10-7 lead for Hanalani. The Eagles put on their full court press for the entire game and in the second quarter, the Lady Royals were already in the bonus where they took advantage from the charity line and a halftime 22-15 score.

                HBA started the third quarter at another notch higher, but the Lady Royals sustained  and matched the energy to move the lead to 38-21 going into the 4th quarter. The Eagles having to play catch-up ball placed themselves again in the foul trouble and sent our girls to the line. Sarah Hyde, Sarah Liva, Catherine Armstrong, Lyna Kehler, and Nikki Gonzalez all converted on the free throw line in the 4th quarter to keep a 14 point lead with 1:44 to go. HBA never gave up, Lady Royals kept plugging away to a 47-35 victory. (Sarah Liva had a monster night on the boards and game high scorer with 25 points)

                Next up, Radford at the Blaisdell, 9 AM Friday morning for the 2012 HHSAA Girls Basketball Division II State Tournament Consolation Championship  

Girls Varsity State Run

                The Girls varsity basketball team made the trek back to Kalani last night to square off against the #3 seed in the State tournament ,and undefeated in the regular season play, the Spartans of Maryknoll. Maryknoll came out on fire from the tip off and went on a 11-0 run before the Lady Royals were able to score a bucket. During the rest of the first half, the Spartans used their ¾ court trap to force numerous turnovers and pull to a 31-11 lead.

                Our young ladies never gave up and Sarah Liva and Nikki Gonzalez speared on a late first half surge to bring the score to a 39-26 deficit heading into halftime. In the 3rd quarter, both teams were able trade buckets and Spartans were hanging to an 11 point lead heading into the last quarter. With Lyna Kehler on the point, Sarah Liva in the post and Nikki Gonzalez  and Sarah Hyde on the wings, it was time for the upset comeback in the 4th. First Sarah Hyde hits baseline jumper to cut the lead to 9 points, MS scores, Lyna Kehler sinks one free throw, misses second, Sarah Hyde rebound and is fouled. Hyde makes one, done to 5 points.

                Back and forth action, Maryknoll is able to convert on several possessions, Nikki comes off a screen and is fouled on the shot, bucket is good, free throw is also good, within 6 points. Nikki is fouled again on the next transition, makes 1 free throw, Lady Royals within 5 points with 1:41 left on the clock. Forced now to foul as MS controls the clock and ball, Spartans are able to convert on their free throws, Sarah Hyde fouls out, then Lyna Kehler, Lady Royals fought hard to end as Maryknoll held on to a 70-60 victory.

                Next up is HBA at 7:00 PM , back again to Kalani. If we win, we will play for 5th place at 9:00 AM tomorrow morning at Blaisdell Arena

Senior Night

                It is Senior Night 2012 for-four of the following young men. We will honoring three from the Basketball team and one Soccer player.

                Pomi Milton, Kainoa Souza-Chaves, Kainoa Petersen, and Matt Uyematsu will be part of a brief ceremony immediately following the boys varsity game against PBA tonight in the SAC at 6:00 PM.

                Here is the following scenario for the boys varsity basketball team. A win tonight and a loss by St Francis tonight (vs KS) will result in a tie for the league title. In the event of a tie, St Francis has the head to head tie-breaker and will be given the host site option. If St Francis wins, our boys will be the 2nd seed in the single elimination state berth tournament scheduled to start next week.

Royals topple Tigers

                Opening night for the 2012 HHSAA Girls State Basketball Championship proved to be victorious for the Girls Varsity Basketball team as they came from behind to post the victory over McKinley High School. The Lady Royals got off to fast start and led in the 1st quarter only to see the Lady Tigers roared back with a hot shooting second quarter and a 13 point half time lead.

                Led by some tenacious play by Senior Nikki Gonzalez and two critical lay-ups in the final quarter, the Lady Royals came all the way back to a 3 point win. It took several defensive stops, defensive rebounding from Sarah Liva from the third quarter and into the fourth quarter to chip away at the lead until finally in the last minute of the game did our Lady Royals take a four point lead with 40 seconds to go. The Tigers had one last desperation shot that was just long as the buzzer sounded. Next up is the #1 seed from ILH and #3 seed Maryknoll in the tournament at Kalani Wednesday night at 7:00 PM.

                Boys Varsity basketball pulled out a 10 point victory over Lanakila Baptist on Tuesday night. They improved their record to 9-2 heading into Senior night on Thursday at 6:00 PM versus PBA. Pending on what front runner St Francis does this week, there is still an outside chance for a first place tie of the ILH title.

                LSSL Girls and Boys basketball games were cancelled due to the weather conditions

State Title Run

                The Girls Varsity basketball team begins their journey to a  State title on Tuesday afternoon. It will take four consecutive wins. 1st game is schedule at Kalani High School (Near Kahala Mall) at 5:00 PM vs McKinley (OIA #2 seed). Spectator bus will be leaving at 3:45 PM if you would like a ride. (Meet outside the EC building)

                Boys Varsity basketball will continue their trek through the regular season with their final two games. Tuesday they will host Lanakila at 5:00 PM.

                LSSL Girls and Boys Basketball teams will be at Our Redeemer on Tuesday afternoon

Week at a glance

Week at a glance


                               LSSL Basketball teams at Pearl Harbor (Waipio Campus, Girls first at 4:00 Pm)


                                LSSL Basketball teams at Our Redeemer (Girls first at 4:00 Pm)

                                Boys Varsity Basketball hosting Lanakila at 5:00 PM

                                Girls Varsity Basketball first round State tournament at Kalani vs Mc Kinley , 5:00 PM


                                Girls Varsity Basketball States- site and team to be determined


                                Boys Varsity Basketball Senior Night vs PBA, 6:00 PM

                                Girls Varsity Basketball States-site and team to be determined


                                Girls Varsity Basketball States-site and team to be determined

                                Pac Five Wrestling

State Bound

                Being down by early by 7 points in the first quarter, and after finding out that two of Coach Hiers starters were not feeling well, the Girls Varsity team just kept plugging away. The Lady Royals were able to hold St Francis to just one point in the second quarter to take a 21-15 halftime lead. The Saints pulled within a few buckets in the third with 2-3 pointers, but our girls held tough and both Sarah Liva and Sarah Hyde combined to control the rebound edge and 10 made free throws in the 4th quarter  help seal the victory and another trip to the State Tournament.

                We will find out the brackets late Sunday after the state tournament selection committee meets. Tournament is scheduled to start on Tuesday.

It took overtime

                The LSSL Girls lost their game to HMS Thursday afternoon in the Sprung. While the Boys LSSL needed overtime to prevail and keep their undefeated record. Renn Romero and Ma’a Tanuvasa spark the Junior Royals in overtime to claim the victory over HMS. The Junior Royals lead the LSSL with a 7-0 record heading into the second half of the season.

                Tomorrow’s line-up:

                          In the SAC at 6:00 PM  Girls Varsity Basketball Single Elimination Final (winner goes on to state to represent the ILH)

                          Hanalani vs St Francis

                At St. Louis, Pac Five Boys Varsity Soccer last regular season game, 4:15 PM

                For Saturday: Pac Five Wrestling at Iolani, 1:00 PM

Science Bowl Team places 5th

 Congratulations to the Hanalani Science Bowl Team for placing 5th (out of 20 teams) in the Hawaii Regional Science Bowl this past Saturday, January 28. The team has been diligently working, under the guidance of Coach Chenfu Chiang, since November in preparation for this competition. Their hard work has paid off. Last year, our team did not even make it past the 1st round. For finishing in 5th place, the team was awarded $100 from President Steve Golden and his Executive Planning Committee from Hawaiian Telcom. For further information on the Hawaii Regional Science Bowl, click here.

Team:                                                       JV Team:
David Nakamoto, Captain                   Kalani Danas-Rivera
Kirstie Campbell                                    David Hiraga
Mathew Esporas                                    Angusina Campbell
James Thayne                                        Kelly Vea
Bryan Fewell                                           Mari Martinez

One more

                The Girls Varsity basketball team after a rough start to the game was able to climb back to a one point deficit at half against La Pietra last night in the semi-final game of the state berth elimination tournament. In the second half, Sarah Liva was able to free herself from the constant double team pressure to score from the inside and Lyna Kehler hits two crucial three-pointers to set up the win and move on to tomorrow’s final against St Francis.

                Game time is 6:00 PM right here in the SAC. Let’s pack the bleachers………

                Today in the Sprung:

                LSSL Girls and Boys will be hosting HMS. Girls first at 3:30 PM, followed by the boys

                FYI- we will be a host site for a BV game tonight

Athletics Update

                Facing one of the top teams in the ILH Soccer Division, Pac Five Boys, led by our very own midfielder Roy Yang, went down 2-0 in the first half and after a few adjustments held the Warriors of Kamehameha scoreless in the second half in the defeat. Kyle Harrison also saw action at halfback. Their last game is this Friday.

                In an interesting, then exciting game of the LSSL Girls Basketball team yesterday afternoon in the SAC. This game produced scoreless quarters and a one point victory by the visiting team PHCA. After being down 9-2 in the first half, our Junior Lady Royals fought and clawed their way back in the second half and come up just shy in the 16-15 final score.

                The LSSL Boys basketball team continued their unbeaten record with a solid 26-17 victory over PHCA.

                Pomi Milton buried 4-three pointers last night and Kainoa Souza-Chavez poured in 22 points in a 57-46 victory over St . Louis. This keeps the team in a  least a tie for second place going into the last two games of the season.

                Tonight, the Lady Royals Basketball team will be facing La Pietra at Le Jardin, 6:30 PM

Girls Varsity State Run

                Here is the scenario for the Girls Varsity Basketball team. Since they finished the season as the 4th seed with a 10-3 record. They must now playoff for the 4th and final state berth from the ILH.  Win two games and they are in the State Tournament. The Lady Royals have received a first round bye and will play tomorrow at Le Jardin at 6:30 PM from the winner of the Quarterfinal game today between LJA and LHS. If are Lady Royals win tomorrow, good possibility that we will host the finals  on Friday. (State tournament is slated for next week)

                Pac Five Boys Varsity Soccer team is in their last two games of the season and with two wins and or a combination of a MPI loss, they can make it to the State Tournament.

                James Rotz took two of three matches in his wrestling tournament over the weekend. Gabriel Strait loss his matches.

                Boys Varsity Basketball have three games left in their season and are sitting in second position behind St. Francis. ILH Boys division receives just two slots for the State Tournament.  Senior night is scheduled for next week Thursday.


Just a reminder that WESTPAC Baseball and Softball tryouts are this week.


Please check with athletic office if you need an informational flyer

LSSL Boys on a roll

                The LSSL Boys basketball came away with a narrow victory against HMS on Monday night and the LSSL Girls Basketball team suffered a loss.


                Tuesday’s line-up:


                                LSSL Girls Basketball vs PHCA at 3:30 Pm (SAC)

                                LSSL Boys Basketball vs PHCA at 4:30 PM (SAC)


                                Boys Varsity Basketball vs St. Louis at 6:00 PM (SAC)


                                Pac Five Boys Varsity Soccer at Kamehameha, 4:15 PM (Down to their last two regular season games)


                Girls Varsity Basketball, Wrestling updates forthcoming

Athletics Update


                Both Varsity basketball teams posted victories this weekend. The girls concluded their season with a win over at La Pietra on Friday. They ended their regular season with a 10-3 record and will now start their road to state qualification. Boys varsity basketball team defeated HBA on Saturday and improved to 7-2 with three games left in their season.


                LSSL Girls and Boys basketball teams will be at Hongwanji on Monday.

LSSL BB leading the way

                LSSL Girls and Boys Basketball teams were victorious over Our Redeemer yesterday afternoon in the SAC. The girls are currently at 3-1 and the boys are unblemished at 4-0.


                Here is a look at the weekend



                                Girls Varsity basketball at La Pietra (5:00 PM –last regular season game)

                                Pac Five Boys Varsity Soccer vs Iolani at Kapiolani Park

                                Pac Five Wrestling at Maryknoll, 5:30 PM



                                Boys varsity basketball hosting HBA at 5:00 PM

                                Pac Five Wrestling at Maryknoll, 10 AM

Swimming Results

                Swimming Concluded for our team this year, Thank you to Coach Conner for the great season


                Here are the results:

                Junior Varsity


                Girls 50 Yard Freestyle in 19th place, Ami Barro at 32.96

                Girls 100 Yard Freestyle

                                                19th Place, Ami Barro at 1:12.57

                                                20th place, Kelly Vea at 1:12.63




                Girls 100 Yard IM in 12th position, Alexus Iaea at 1:16.59

                Girls 50 yard Freestyle in 26th place, Joy Kam 36.50

                Girls 100 Yard Freestyle in 26th place, Joy Kam, 1:31.02

                Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke in 8th place, Alexus Iaea, 1:24.46


Senior Night Victory

                The Girls Varsity Basketball team closed out Senior night with a victory over LJA. In front of the Royal Rowdies faithful, the Lady Royals played a solid four quarters to claim a 42-32 victory. They improved their record to 9-3 with their last game this Friday at La Pietra. Following the game, seven Seniors were honored during an short ceremony. (Imani Roberson, Briana Robar, Tyler Okada, Emily Araki, Malia Boullion, Nikki Gonzalez, and Sarah Hyde)


                Special Mahalo to Mr White and the student body council members for the pre-game festivities, decorations (include a balloon decorated archway), and halftime activities. To Miss Wasmundt and the Royal Pep Band members and their special rendition of the Jeopardy “final answer” tune.


                On AM 1500 Tuesday night, the Boys Varsity team were at Moana Recreation gym to face off against the undefeated St Francis Saints. The Saints were able to take a 11 point lead into halftime. Following the break, our Royals cut into the deficit and by the mid-4th quarter pulled  all the way back and actually took a one point lead late into the game. In the final two minutes, crucial buckets were traded by both sides, St Francis was able to convert on their offensive side to take a 3 point lead with just seconds left in the game. Our boys varsity had a three point try go slightly awry and the Saints were able to hold on to the narrow 52-49 win. Next up is HBA this Sat.

Tuesday's Line-up

In the SAC, 5:00 PM Girls Varsity Basketball Senior Night vs Le Jardin (Brief ceremony to follow after conclusion of game)

At Manoa Recreation, Boys Varsity Basketball vs St Francis, 6:30 PM (Battle for first place)

At Iolani, Swimming at 5:00 PM

At Punahou, Pac Five Girls Varsity Soccer, 4:15 PM                                      

At Kapiolani, Pac Five Boys Varsity Soccer vs MPI, 4:15


Tuesday Night:

It’s Girls Varsity Basketball Senior Night, we will be honoring the following seven Seniors in a brief ceremony after the conclusion of the game:

     Imani Roberson, Briana Robar, Tyler Okada, Emily Araki, Malia Boullion, Nicole Gonzalez, and Sarah Hyde

Boys Varsity Basketball will be on the Radio and Web tomorrow night for their game against St Francis

       Starcomm Sports Radio plans to broadcast your Boys basketball game on Jan 24 vs St. Francis on ESPN 1500, and on our website, www.starcommsportsradio.com .   

Swimming Championships at Iolani- ILH Junior Varsity at 5:00 PM             

Pac Five Varsity Soccer:

     Girls at Punahou, 4:15 PM

     Boys vs MPI at Kapiolani, 4:15

Good Win

The Boys Varsity basketball team was able to hold off a very tenacious Iolani Raider team last Sat night in the SAC. Duane Teem stepped in to fill in for an ailing Kainoa Petersen with eight second half points. The team improved their record to 6-1. Next up is a match-up with St Francis on Tuesday.

LSSL Girls and Boys basketball team will hosting Trinity Lutheran on Monday starting at 3:30 PM

Weekend Events

Boys Varsity Basketball held off the Buf’n Blue of Punahou last night 62-58, behind the 14 points each of Kainoa Petersen and Kainoa Souza-Chaves.

LSSL Boys and Girls basketball also prevailed in their respective games against Our Redeemer yesterday afternoon.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

                Friday: Pac Five Boys Varsity Soccer at Punahou , 4:15 PM start time

                                Swimming at Punahou, 5:00 PM

                               Pac Five Wrestling at Kamehamhea, 5:30 PM


                                Pac Five Girls Varsity Soccer at Iolani, 2:00 PM

                                Boys Varsity Basketball hosting Iolani at 5:00 PM

Triple Header

Triple header in the SAC on Thursday

LSSL Girls and Boy Basketball teams home openers vs Our Savior

  • 3:30 PM Girls
  • 4:30 PM Boys

6:30 Pm Boys Varsity Basketball vs Punahou

Swimming at Punahou, 5:00 PM

Keeping pace

                In yet another overtime contest, our Lady Royals Girls Varsity Basketball team were able to outlast and overcome the Warriors of Kamehameha last night 47-42 and to keep pace in the ILH race. Girls Varsity improved their record to 8-3 with two games left. Next up is Senior night next Tuesday.

                LSSL Girls Basketball  lost their season opening game to St Mark yesterday afternoon while the Boys LSSL Basketball team claimed the victory over their St Mark counterparts. LSSL Teams will have their home openers tomorrow in the SAC

                Pac Five Boys varsity soccer lost their match to St Louis yesterday.

ILH Champs

                The Boys Intermediate Basketball Team completed their perfect season on Sat. with a “nail biting” win over St. Louis at HBA. After trailing mid-way through the 3rd quarter, the Junior Royals were able to put together a comeback led by McKenzie Milton and Joseph Almeida. McKenzie stepped up on defense with some crucial steals and lay-ins, Joseph lit up the nets with 4-three pointers and two vital free throws in the final quarter to help seal the victory. According to most recent history, they are our first team to not only go undefeated in the regular season, but also including pre-season. They ended with a 14-0 record and can now claim the title of undefeated ILH Champions. Congratulations to Coach Fuentes and all his players on a great season.

                Girls Varsity Basketball team maintained their hunt for the ILH title with a win over St. Francis on Sat. afternoon in Moana. Sara Liva continued her strong play on the inside and Lyna Kheler provided leadership in the back court to pull out the road victory. They improved their record to 7-3 with three game left in the regular season. Coming up shortly is Senior Night (Jan. 24)

                Swimming, Soccer, and wrestling details forthcoming

                Tuesday’s line-up:

                LSSL Girls and Boys Basketball at St Mark, 4:00 PM Girls first

                Girls Varsity Basketball at Kamehameha, 5:30 PM

                Pac Five Boys Soccer vs St Louis at Kapiolani Park 4:15 PM

One more

                The Boys Int. Basketball team will go for an undefeated season tomorrow afternoon as they were able to overcome a feisty HBA team yesterday afternoon at Punahou. After a sluggish 2nd quarter by our Junior Royals,  HBA went on a nice run to tie the game at half time. After a few adjustments to the offense and using big man Isaac Liva more effectively, the BINT team were able to set up the press and score on some easier buckets to pull away in the 4th quarter and the victory. Tomorrow’s game will be played at Hawaii Baptist Academy at 1:00 PM vs St. Louis (#2 seed).


                LSSL Girls and Boys Basketball teams open their season with their annual 20-20 Tournament. This year it will be held at St. Mark (Kaneohe) starting with the girls at 8:30 AM. Boys begin around 11:00 AM


                Today’s line-up

                                Swimming at Iolani, 5:00 PM

                                Pac Five Boys Varsity Soccer vs Kamehameha at Kapiolani, 4:15 PM

                                Pac Five Wrestling at St. Louis, 5:00 PM


                Tomorrow’s schedule


                                LSSL Girls and Boys Basketball at St. Mark , 20-20 Tournament Girls first at 8:30 AM

                                Pac Five Wrestling at St. Louis, 9:30 AM

                                Boys Int. Basketball vs St. Louis at HBA, 1:00 PM

                                Swimming at Iolani, 2:00 PM

                                Girls Varsity Basketball vs St Francis at Manoa Rec. ,5:00 PM

                                Pac Five Girls Varsity Soccer vs MPI at Waipio Soccer Complex, 2:00 PM

Two to go

                Boys Int. Basketball team is down to their final two games of the season. Thursday’s game will be against HBA at Punahou, 5 PM start time. They control their own pathway, win two and they will end the season with an undefeated record and claim the ILH Championship.

On the Road

                Boys Int. Basketball continued on their trek to a championship with a win over Iolani this afternoon. Full court press and some long range threes propelled the Junior Royals to the victory. So one down and two to go…Next up is HBA at Punahou, 5 PM


                Boys Junior Varsity basketball team went up against #3 Seed Hawaiian Mission Academy in their BJV II Semi-final game (Single Elimination) this evening. Playing just about even for the first half, HMA was able to pull slightly ahead in the end of the 3rd and beginning of the 4th quarter to claim the victory.


                Overtime was the name of the game last night in the SAC for both the Girls and Boys Varsity games. Regulation time was not enough time as both varsity teams gave the crowd more than their money worth.  Both games proved to somewhat of defensive battles. For the girls in their match-up with HBA,  HBA was able to finally take control in the extra period and claim a 46-42 win. In the boys game it took  not only one OT but double OT to determine the victor. Kamehameha was able to outlast and take the one point 57-56 victory.


Tuesday's Line-up

Here is the line-up for Tuesday


In the SAC:

                5:00 PM Girls Varsity vs HBA

                6:30 PM Boys Varsity vs KS


On the Road:

                Boys Int vs Iolani at HBA, 5:00 pm

                Boys Junior Varsity at HMA, 6:30 PM (Single Elimination) Semi Final Game



                Pac Five Boys varsity Soccer at Iolani, 4:15 PM


JV and Int. Boys Baseball

WESTPAC Baseball starts this Thursday, January 12 at Waipahu District Park

4:30 PM with Coach Moises

Flyers available at athletic office

Road to Championship

Both the Boys JV and Boy Int. Basketball teams will be competing in their respective championship tournaments this week. BJV ended their regular season tied as the second seed and will play HMA at HMA on Tuesday at 6:30 PM Winner proceeds to championship on Thursday.


The BINT team will be playing in a second round robin tournament with the best record taking the championship. They also will start their path on Tuesday at 5:00 PM (HBA host site)


Both varsity basketball teams were victorious this past weekend. Girls Varsity won  both of their games this past weekend and improved to 6-2 on the season. Boys Varsity improved to 4-0 on the season with a victory over IPA this past Sat.  Both will be back in action on Tuesday at home.


Pac Five Boys Varsity Soccer at Iolani on Tuesday afternoon, 4:15 PM

Sat. Reminders

If you are still looking for something to do tonight….


4:30 PM Boys Varsity Basketball is at Palama Settlement vs IPA


7:00 PM at home Girls varsity is hosting CA

BINT. BB Undefeated

Congratulations to the Boys Intermediate Basketball team as they completed an undefeated regular season last night with a 56-45 win over UHS. Next up is the season ending tournament.


Boys Varsity Basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 53-36 victory over Hawaiian Mission. Kainoa Petersen led all scorers with  25 points.


Tonight in the SAC, Girls Basketball hosting Lutheran at 6:00 PM


Boys Varsity Pac Five Soccer at Mid Pacific, 4:15 PM


Boys Int. Soccer Pac Five vs Punahou at Kapiolani, 4:15 PM (Last game)



Pac Five Wrestling at Waipahu , 10 AM

Moving along

Both Boys Junior Varsity and Girls Varsity basketball teams were victorious last night in the SAC. BJV finished off their regular season with “workmen” like win over HMA. They will head into the season ending tournament as the 2nd or 3rd seed. Details forthcoming.


Girls varsity used their inside game to Sara Liva as their catalyst to 53-26 victory over Lanakila Baptist. Girls will be back in action on Friday and Sat.


Pac Five Boys Varsity soccer suffered a 7-0 loss to Punahou yesterday. (Player to watch from Hanalani is Roy Yang)


On deck for Thursday:


Boys Int. Basketball (vying for an undefeated season) vs UHS at 5 PM (SAC)

Boys Varsity Basketball vs HMA at 7:00 PM (SAC)


Coming up:


Wrestling, Swimming, LSSL Boys and Girls Basketball

Back in Action


Back in action in the SAC-Tuesday Jan. 3rd


5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Basketball (last regular season game) vs HMA

7:00 PM Girls Varsity Basketball vs LBS


Pac Five Boys Varsity Soccer vs Punahou at Kapiolani , 4:15 PM

Pac Five Boys Int. Soccer vs Kamehameha at Kapiolani, 4:15 PM



GINT BB Last Game

Tonight at 5 PM will be the last game for the Girls Int. Basketball team vs Sacred Hearts in the SAC.


Today’s exhibition games will be:


9 AM Boys Varsity Basketball vs Balfour (Canada)

10:30AM Girls Varsity Basketball vs St Clair (Canada)

3:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity vs PEM


Tuesday's Line-up

In the SAC:

                12 Noon Girls Varsity Basketball vs Gov. Simcoe (Canada)

                5:00 PM Girls Int.Baskebtall vs UHS



                Pac Five Boys Junior Varsity Soccer vs Punahou at Kapiolani, 4:15 PM

                Boys Junior Varsity Basketball at Maryknoll, 5:00 PM

                Boys Int. Basketball at Le Jardin, 6:00 PM

Games Update

                For those of your still around…..



                6:00 PM in the SAC  GINT BB vs Iolani

                4:15 PM P5 BINT Soccer vs Iolani at Kapiolani

                4:15 PM P5 BJV Soccer at Punahou



                Double header in the SAC

                First Game-ILH Host Site

                7:00 PM GVBB vs Iolani


                WESTPAC GINT Soccer vs Iolani at Waipio, 4:15 PM

                BJV BB at Damien vs ASSETS, 3:30 PM

                BVBB at Salt Lake vs CA, 6:00 PM

Athletics Update

                Both varsity basketball teams were in action last night in the SAC. GV BB were victorious over HMA 51-25 with Sara Liva leading the way with 15 points. Boys varsity in their season opener was able to overcome a spirited Le Jardin Bulldog team, 56-42. Kainoa Souza-Chaves led the Royals with 20 points.



                GINT BB was also victorious in their game against HBA last night at Saint Andrews.


                What is happening during the break:


                                WESTPAC GINT Soccer, P5 BINT Soccer, P5 BJV Soccer (weather permitting will be completing their seasons)

                                P5 BV Soccer will be starting their season

                                GINT BB completing their season on Dec. 29th


                                BV, GV, BJV, BINT Basketball teams will all be in action

                                P5 Wrestling (pre-season and regular season starting)

                                Swimming starts right after the new year

GINT Soccer rescheduled

WESTPAC GINT Soccer game for this afternoon has been postponed and moved to Dec. 28 at Punahou, 4:15 PM

Varsity Basketball Tonight

                In the SAC tonight:

                                5:00 PM GV BB vs HMA

                                6:30 PM BV BB vs LJA (Season  and home opener)

                At Kapiolani WESTPAC GINT Soccer vs Punahou , 4;15 PM

                At Saint Andrews GINT BB vs HBA at 5:00 PM

Hanalani 5-0

                All five BB teams were victorious this past Sat……..

                                GJV BB wrapped up their season with a win over HBA and finished with a 5-5 record.

                                BINT BB remained on roll with 73-41 road win over Punahou. 6-0 on the season, with two regular season games remaining

                                GINT BB improved their record to 4-4 on the season with a victory over St Andrews on Sat.

                                BJV BB toppled HBA on Sat. Record is 3-2

                                GV BB overcame St. Francis of Canada on Sat. at Palama (Exhibition)

                Pac Five Wrestling team came in 6th place in last weekend tournament


                Pac Five Girls JV soccer game (Last regular season game) at Waipio vs Punahou at 4:15 PM

Students Visit the One Kalakaua Senior Living Home

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" The 3rd grade classes had the opportunity this week to visit the One Kalakaua Senior Living Home and sing Christmas songs and recite Christmas verses from Luke 2 about the Lord's birth. A couple of students performed special music on the piano and cello. They were also able to visit the Honolulu Hale where they looked at all the Christmas decorations as well as had a scavenger hunt looking for Christmas objects like doves, nutcrackers, and stars. The 3rd graders enjoyed their excursion as they shared with their community the joy of Christmas.

Let's Get Ready for the Weekend


                Wrestling Tournament at Leilehua- all day

                (Pac Five Wrestling Team invited)

                4:00 PM GVBB vs John Oliver (Canada) at Palama


Sat. Events

                Wrestling Tournament at Leilehua

                10:00 AM P5 BINT Soccer at St. Louis

                10:00 AM GJV BB vs HBA (At HBA) Last game of the season

                12 Noon GINT BB vs Saint Andrews at Palama

                2:30 PM BJV BB at HBA

                2:30 PM BINT BB at Punahou

                7:00 PM GV BB vs St Francis (Canada) at Palama


GV BB lost by one point in OT to ArchBishop last night at Palama

GJV BB fell to UHS last night in the SAC

Int. Swimmers off to a good start


Swimming results:


                                Alexus Iaea- 5th place in 50 yard Free, and 5th in 100 Yard Breaststroke

                                Joy Kam- 31st in 50 Yard Free, and 30th in 100 Yard Free



      Today’s schedule:


                                WESTPAC GINT Soccer at Punahou, 4:15 PM

                                Pac Five GJV Soccer vs KS at Wapio, 4:15 PM

                                GV BB vs Archbishop (Canada) at Palama, 4:00 PM

                                GJV BB vs UHS in the SAC at 6:30 PM




                GINT BB team was victorious over St Francis last night in the SAC, 36-12. Isabella Aki led the team with 13 points.


                BV BB won their match-up last night against NHSJV and will face another Canada team (St Francis) this afternoon at 4:00 PM at Palama


                BINT BB pulled out another squeaker last night against Iolani by two points to remain unbeaten on the season.


                BJV BB travelled to Hawaiian Mission Academy last night and came away with a 5 point overtime loss.


                GJV BB #4 seed lost their game to #1 Seed SHA at Saint Andrews last night. Next up is #2 seed UHS tomorrow in the SAC at 6:30 PM


                Swimming results from Iolani

                                Lauren Shackles

                                                Girls 100 Breaststroke- 1:23.95 (10th place)

                                                Girls 50 Freestyle- 29.26 (20th place)


                                Kelly Vea

                                                Girls 100 Freestyle- 1:14.76 (28th place)

                                                Girls 50 Freestyle-32.84 (34th place)


Also this Afternoon…


Pac Five BJV Soccer vs KS at Waipio, 4:15 PM

Swimming at Iolani

Athletic update


                Trailing for most of the game, the GJV BB mounted a 4th quarter charge on the visiting HBA Eagles last night that ended one basket short of tying the game and sending it to overtime. Lexi Hee and Jessica Howell led the team with 10 points each and Shanel Tapara contributed  with three crucial buckets in the last period to pull the game within reach. They ended the first round as the 4th seed and will now play SHA at Saint Andrews tonight at 5:00 PM.


                BV BB also had an exciting game last night at Palama Gym as they challenged ACMT (from Canada). This game had to be decided in overtime as ACMT was able to pull out a 6 point victory. Tonight the BV BB will be back at Palama facing MHSJV at 5:30 PM


                Swimming will be at Iolani today, 5 PM


                BJVBB at HMA, 5:00 PM


                BINT BB at Iolani, 5:00 PM


                P5 BINT Soccer vs KS at Kapiolani, 4:15 PM


                GINT BB at home tonight hosting St F at 6:00 PM

Spreading Christmas Cheer

Last Saturday, Dec. 10, our Elementary Royals Choir and Upper School Strings Ensemble spread a little Christmas cheer by performing to the community at the Waipio Shopping Center. There was a great turn out as many people gathered outside of Foodland to listen. Miss Peterson, the director of the Royals Choir, said that the students did a wonderful job singing at an outside venue. She said they have improved their stage presence and confidence while still being able to remember all the correct singing techniques. This venue gave the students a real life opportunity to use what they have been learning in the classroom. The students in the Royals Choir and Strings Ensemble look forward to the next time they can be involved in the community.

BINT BB in a Thriller

BINT BB remained undefeated on the season after a road win thriller at HBA on Sat Afternoon, they snuck out of the gym with a 58-56 victory.

WESTPAC GINT Soccer played to 1-1 tie with Sacred Hearts on Sat at Waipio Complex. The tying goal for WESTPAC came from a classic run-out right side cross by Mikayla Soto to Charysse Ueunten deftly placed shot.

GINT BB loss to Sacred Hearts 26-13.

BJV BB fell to Maryknoll at home sat afternoon.

BV BB notched another nice pre-season win over Aiea on Sat afternoon in the SAC

GV BB came up short against UHS at Klum gym on Sat. Sarah Liva led the team in scoring and block shots

Swimming- results forthcoming

Monday Events:

  • GJV Soccer (second round playoffs)  vs Punahou at Punahou (4:15 PM)
  • GJV BB finishs up regular season play on Monday night against HBA in the SAC at 5:00 PM
  • BV BB will be at Palama Gym with a 4:00 PM game against ACMT (Canada)
Another Full Weekend

BJV and BV Basketball teams came away with pre-season exhibition victories over Nanakuli last night.


Pac Five BINT Soccer lost to Punahou yesterday. (Current record is 2-3)


One event today:


Pac Five BJV Soccer at St. Louis, 4:15 PM (Current Record 2-1-2)




                Swimming at Punahou 2 PM


                WEST PAC GINT Soccer at Waipio challenging SHA at 10:00 AM (Current record 0-6,)


                PAC Five Boys Varsity Soccer at Radford, 11:00 AM (Pre-season)


                GV BB facing off against UHS at Klum, 12 Noon (Current Record 1-1) Big early season match-up


                GINT BB traveling to SHA for a 2:00 PM game (Current record 2-3)


                BINT BB will be at HBA, 3:30 PM (Current record 3-0)


In the SAC


                BJV BB will be hosting Maryknoll at 2:00 PM (Current record 2-1)


                BV BB will be hosting Aiea at 4:00 PM (Pre-season game)


BB teams win

All three basketball teams that were in action yesterday came away with victories.

GJV BB held IPA to a scoreless 3rd  quarter in their  41-27 win. After a half time score of 16-16, our Lady Royals outscored the Navigators 26-10 in the second half. Shannel Taparra led the team with 12 points

BINT BB used their depth and speed to neutralize the Patriots of Christian Academy to post a 48-36 win last night in the SAC. Zane Pantil and Joshua Rotz were the team leading scorers

BJV BB travel to HMA yesterday afternoon and came away with win over ASSETS.

WESTPAC GINT Soccer lost 1-0 to Kamehameha yesterday afternoon.

Tuesday's Line-up

Here is a list of events for Tuesday:

                WESTPAC GINT Soccer at Kamehameha, 4:15 PM

                BJV BB vs ASSETS at Hawaiian Mission Academy, 5:00 PM

                In the SAC:

                GJV BB challenging IPA t 5:00 PM

                BINT BB hosting CA at 6:30 PM

What a weekend

WESTPAC GINT Soccer played Iolani to scoreless tie in the first half of their game with a couple of good “looks” on the goal for our Wolverines. In the second half, the Raiders were able to control the field and win the ball a little more often and came away with a 3-0 victory.

CSL Girls Volleyball ended their regular season with a victory over St Elizabeth on Friday afternoon

Pac Five GJV Soccer played Iolani to 1-1 tie in their match over the weekend

Pac Five Boys Varsity Soccer- in the midst of a very busy pre-season, playing their counterparts in the OIA.

GINT BB: Fell to UHS by 8 points, 43-35.

BINT BB: Won over St Louis, 69-55. Joseph Almeida lights up the SAC with 5-3’s on to a career high 31 points

GJV BB: OT win over St Francis 50-45 Shannel Taparra ties game with last minute free throw, Dylan Mc Corquodale sank 5 of 6 free throws in the OT period to propel the Lady Royals to the victory

BJV BB: Exhibition Loss to Pearl City

GV BB: Loss to MS  53-39. Nikki  Gonzalez scores 21 point in the defeat. (Sarah Hyde left game in third quarter with a gash to her eye)

BV BB: Pre-season loss to Pearl City

Swimming pre-season event: just “getting wet behind the ears” sort of speaking. Young team this year


Pac Five BJV Soccer vs Punahou at Kapiolani, 4:15 PM

BJV and BV BB at Waipahu. BJV first at 6:00 PM

Please Add Swimming

In addition to tomorrow’s line-up, please add swimming to this Winter’s schedule. They will open their pre-season at Punahou tomorrow.

Returning this year to help lead the team in Kelly Vea

Check out this weekend

Check out this scheduled for the weekend….


  • CSL Girls Volleyball (last regular season game) at St Elizabeth, 4:00 PM
  • GINT Soccer vs Iolani at Ala wai, 4:15 PM

Sat. (ALL BB teams in action)

  • At Pearl City
    - BJV and BV BB teams will be facing the Chargers, BJV first at 10:00 AM
  • At Klum
    - GINT BB will be challenging UHS at 3:00 PM
  • At Waipio
    - GJV Soccer vs Iolani at 10 AM
    - BINT Soccer vs Punahou at Noon
  • At Kapiolani
    - BV Soccer  vs Roosevelt, 3 PM
  • Sac
    - 11:30 AM GJV BB hosting St Francis at 11:30 AM
    - 1:00 PM BINT BB hosting St Louis at 1:00 PM
    - 3:00 PM GV BB hosting Maryknoll at 3:00 PM


Boys JV and Varsity BB teams came away with wins over the Seariders of Waianae last night. BJV needed overtime to claim their victory.

BJV Soccer also posted a win over Iolani yesterday

BV BB Pre-season Opener

BV basketball team will open their pre-season tonight at Waianae. Players to watch this season will be Kainoa Petersen and Kainoa Souza-Chaves. BJV game will be first at 5:00 PM.

BJV Soccer will at Kapiolani Park this afternoon at 4:15 PM for a match against MPI

GV BB post big win

GV Basketball team landed a historic win last night as our Lady Royals went into the Hemmeter Center on the Campus of the Punahou Buff and Blue, and came away with a narrow 4 point victory. (First time for the GV to defeat Punahou). Sarah Liva led all scorers with 23 points to help thwart off a late second half run by Punahou.

The BJV basketball team open their season with a victory over HBA last night in the SAC with a final score of  53-40. Asked to sum up the game in one word ,Coach Vanaman replied,  “Perseverance” . Colby Schoniwitz poured in 20 points in the win.

GJV BB fell to Sacred Hearts last night-In their game, Coach White gave  his one word summation of the game as “Composed”.

WESTPAC GINT Soccer loss to MPI yesterday afternoon by a score of 7-0.

CSL Girls volleyball posted a victory over at MPI on Monday afternoon. They will finish off their regular season this Friday.

LSSL Boys Purple Elem team came from behind in their third game to take their match over St. Mark (Last game of the season)

LSSL Girls Gold and Purple teams loss their final games of the season.

Athletic update

BINT BB opened their season hosting IPA on Monday night and posted  a 56-44 victory

GINT BB traveled to Iolani to take on the Raiders. Iolani’s used the depth of their bench to post a 34-21 victory.

CSL Girls Volleyball lost all three games to HBA, last game was 27-25

LSSL Elem Purple teams both lost to Our Savior


  • CSL Girls Elem. volleyball at MPI, 4 PM
  • WESTPAC GINT Soccer vs MPI at Kapiolani, 4:15 PM
  • LSSL Elem. Purple Teams at home vs St. Mark in the Sprung, Girls first at 3:30 PM
  • LSSL Girls Elem Gold VB team at HMS, 4 PM
  • BJV BB will be hosting HBA at 5:00 PM in their season opener
  • GJV BB at Sacred Hearts, 5 PM Start time
  • GV BB will be traveling to Punahou for their league opener on Tuesday night at 7:00 PM
Varsity Teams overtake Alumni

The 2011 Girls and Boys varsity basketball teams will take the bragging rights for this year as they respectively dismantled their Alumni counterparts on Friday evening. Before a crowd just sigh of 200, the varsity teams were able to handle all that the alumni teams could muster. Both alumni teams had an eclectic array of past graduates, from our first graduating class to our most recent. The night was also filled with some trivia contest questions, three point shooting gala, and a special half court challenge.

Thanksgiving Weekend Events



BINT Soccer at Waipio vs KS at 4:15 PM (player to watch from Hanalani- Daniel Woo)

BV Soccer at Leillehua, 10 AM (player to watch from Hanalani- Roy Yang)

Alumni Games in the SAC vs Varsity teams, Girls first at 6:00 PM, followed by the boys



BV soccer at Kaiser(Hawaii Kai), 10 AM

GINT BB at home hosting HBA at 10 AM

GJV BB at La Pietra(Diamond Head), 11:30 AM

GJV Soccer at KS, 11:30 AM

BJV Soccer at KS, 1:00 PM

High School Students Represent Hanalani in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

This year, seven of our high school students have the opportunity to be part of Na Koa Ali’i (The King’s Warriors) Hawaii All State Marching Band which was invited to play in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Ku’ulei Yamamoto (flute), Kayla Kawamura (flute), Evan Kawamura (trumpet), Cody Murakami (trumpet), Elijah Moises (alto sax), Kara Tanaka (clarinet), and Collin Guieb (tenor sax) left last Friday night, and headed to New York City to meet up with the rest of the band members. The 395 band members are students from private and public schools from the islands of O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i, and the island of Hawaii. 

The band will be aired on Thursday on KGMB at 7am and on KHNL at 9am. The parade will start at 9am EST and the Hawaii band is scheduled to be one of the first bands featured. 

Tune in to see our school and state represented in the 83rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Tuesday's Athletic Line-up

Tuesday’s Line-up

In the SAC:

  • Elem volleyball for the Purple teams vs Trinity, girls first at 3:30 PM


  • Elem. Gold girls team at Our Savior, 4 PM
  • GINT Soccer at Kaipolani vs Pac Five Brown at 4:15 PM
  • GINT BB at Saint Andrews, 5 PM
  • GJV BB at Saint Andrews, 6:30 PM
Elementary Donates 1,348 Food Items

Thanksgiving. What a great time of the year to show our thanks for everything that God has provided. During the past two weeks, our Elementary Division headed a Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive to give back to those in need. Mrs. Moore, the head of our Elementary Student Leadership Team (SLT), organized a Campaign Committee,  consisting of Elementary students from the SLT. This Committee specifically helped out with this canned food drive by collecting all the food items from various bins, counting, boxing them up, and labeling the boxes. The SLT proposed a goal of  1,000 food items – about 3 items per Elementary student – and a reward of a “No Written Homework” night.  Mrs. Nakamoto, the Principal, approved the goal and reward so the students took on the challenge and worked hard to achieve it. Two students, Leila & Stacy, felt inspired to help others even more and went door-to-door in their neighborhood asking and collecting canned foods for the food drive.  They were able to collect 75 cans of food in two afternoons.  Through student efforts such as these, not only did the students  reach their goal, but they surpassed it and brought in 1,348 food items!  Twenty-three boxes of food items were presented to representatives of the Central Oahu Family Guidance Center in Pearl City in this morning’s 4th-6th grade chapel.  The rest of the food items will be donated to the Ulu Ke Kukui transitional housing center in Mail’i. Way to give Elementary! Thank you for your giving spirit and  enjoy your night of no written homework!


Athletic update


  • CSL Girls VB at Holy Family (near airport) 4 PM
  • GJV Soccer vs Iolani at 4:15 PM, Ala Wai
  • BV Soccer at Aiea, 7 PM (Pre-season game)

Coming up on Friday- Alumni Games vs Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams (check out website)

Weekend highlights:

  • WESTPAC GINT Soccer lost a close 2-1 match to PAC Five orange on Sat. at Waipio (Mikayla Soto scored the lone goal for WESTPAC)
  • GV Basketball went 2 for 3 this past weekend at the Aiea Pre-season tournament.
  • BINT and BJV Soccer won their season openers over their respective counterparts at Iolani
  • GJV Soccer lost their match over the weekend
  • BINT BB won a hard fought battle over Punahou on Sat. (Players to watch this season Zane Pantil and McKenzie Milton)
CSL Girls Volleyball

CSL Girls Elem volleyball team played Kamehameha’s top team on Thursday afternoon at their Kapalama Campus and almost came away with an upset victory. Behind the serving and leadership of Kristen McDaniel and Sara Hui, the Junior Lady Royals gave the Warriors all they could handle in all three games with scores of 25-23, 25-19 and 25-23. They will be back in action on Friday afternoon at Waiolani Judd at 4:00 PM

Here is the rest of the weekend:


  • Season opener for BJV Soccer (P5) vs Iolani at Kapiolani, 4:15 PM
  • Season opener for BINT Soccer (P5) vs Iolani at Kapiolani, 4:15 PM
  • GV BB at Aiea High School pre-season tournament, they will be facing Kalani at 7:00 PM


  • BINT BB hosting pre-season game against Punahou at 9:00 AM
  • GINT Soccer vs Pac Five at Waipio, 10 AM
  • GVBB vs Aiea at Aiea, 11:30 AM
  • Season Opener for GINT BB vs St Francis at Palama Settlement (right off of Vineyard Blvd)
Athletic update

The GJV basketball team hosted ULS last night in their league opener. After a very close first half, ULS came out on a 20-6,  3rd quarter run and came away with a 55-34 victory. Players to watch for the Lady Junior Royals is point guard Dylan McCorquodale and freshman swing guard Lexi Hee.

In the Sprung yesterday afternoon, the girls Gold Elem team defeated the girls Purple team. The Gold team will be in action on Thursday afternoon at Trinity Lutheran (Wahiawa) 4:00 PM start time. CSL Girls will be at Kamehameha tomorrow at 4:00 PM.

Thursday afternoon:

GJV Soccer will be challenging MPI at Kapiolani, 4:15 PM kick off time

GV BB will be at the Aiea Pre-season tournament. They will be squaring off against Kamehameha at 7 PM. (Admission will be charged)

Learning to Speak in Public

In order to better equip our students with the proper life skills, Hanalani Schools has added a new class this year that is required of all students before they graduate: Public Speaking. Public Speaking is a project based class taught by Mrs. Eoute. The goal of this class is to get students comfortable and competent in speaking effectively in front of an audience. How to use their voices to project, their tone to their advantage, and their body language to effectively communicate a message, are some of the things the students are learning through practice. The students during their one semester class deliver a Personal Experience, Informative, Demonstration, Persuasive, and Devotional speech and an Interview. This speech class shows in a very tangible way how communication - one of the five critical 21st Century Skills Hanalani Schools strives to cultivate in our students - is being developed in our students.

GJV BB season opener

GJV Basketball will open their ILH season at home Tuesday night as they will be hosting UHS at 6:00 PM.

In the Sprung, it will be Gold vs Purple for the girls Elem. teams on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 PM

BJV basketball will travel to MPI for 6:30 PM pre-season game

GJV Soccer

Meaghan Uson is our lone representative GJV Soccer player that will be playing with the Pac Five program this year. They are scheduled to open their season this afternoon against Punahou at Kapiolani at 4:15 PM

WESTPAC Opening Game

                The WESTPAC inaugural game was played this past Sat.as the GINT Soccer team traveled to play Kamehameha. With a very nervous first half for the WESTPAC Wolverines, KS was able score early and built a 4-0 halftime lead. The second half proved to be a much different half as Alexa Nava took over duties in the goal and helped  keep the Warriors to a 1-0 score. Players to watch for Hanalani will include Mikayla Soto (midfielder) and Charysse Ueunten (forward).

                GV basketball hosted a pre-season invitational this past weekend with Sacred Hearts, Leilehua and Nanakuli participating. The Lady Royals will be putting some speed and height this year in the ILH Division II. Speed will come with Seniors Niki Gonzales and Sarah Hyde, and underneath the boards will be Sarah Liva.

                Elem Volleyball teams have been in action with games in the LSSL and CSL leagues. The teams  have been focusing on their service and serve receive portion of the game.

Happy Veteran's Day!

We would like to thank and honor all those who have served or are serving in the military. Happy Veteran's Day!

GV Pre-season BB

The GV BB team will be hosting a pre-season invitational starting this evening. (Includes some Int. games also)

Thursday night:

5;30 PM  Nanakuli vs Hanalani

7:00 PM Leilehua vs Sacred Hearts


12:30 PM (GINT) Hanalani vs HMA

2:00 PM (BINT) Hanalani vs HMA

5:30 PM Hanalani vs Leilehua

7:00 PM Sacred Hearts vs Nanakuli


9:00 AM Nanakuli vs Leilehua

10:30 AM Sacred Hearts vs Hanalani

3:00 PM (BINT) Hanalani vs AOP

Also on Thursday:

CSL Girls VB at St Elizabeth (Aiea) weather permitting at 4:00 PM

Elem. Purple Girls and Boys and Gold Girls volleyball teams will be doing a triple header at Calvary Christian (Newtown)

Gold Girls first at 4:00 PM followed by Purple girls, then Purple Boys

Saturday WESTPAC Wolverines inaugural game for GINT Soccer at Kamehameha, 10 AM

Colossus Showcased at APEC

Last Friday, a couple of our seniors (and the leaders of our Botball team) had the opportunity to go with their coach, Mr. Chenfu Chiang, to the APEC to place their robot, Colossus, in its display case. This robot is a replica of the robot that helped our Botball team win the International Tournament this past summer. Colossus will be displayed at the Hawaii Convention Center until November 13. Then, the robot will be transferred over to Hawaii Community College until December 2012. Colossus' permanent display location is yet to be determined.

Busy Week for Athletics

Starting Tuesday afternoon, the SAC and Sprung will be filled with many games throughout the week


In the Sprung, LSSL Girls and Boys Elem. Volleyball starting at 3:30 PM with the girls vs Hongwanji. Boys to follow

In the SAC, LSSL Girls Gold volleyball team will be hosting PHCA at 3:30 PM

Wed. afternoon in the SAC

CSL Girls volleyball team will open their season against Holy Family, game time scheduled for 3:30 PM

Thursday- Sat: GV basketball  hosting a pre-season tournament

Fri-Sat: GINT BB and BINT BB hosting some pre-season games

Sat. Season opener for WESTPAC GINT Soccer

(Thursday away games for Elem. Volleyball)


Water Polo closed their season last week at Punahou against KS. If you have never seen a Water Polo match it is a mixture of a basketball game(cutting, passing, positioning, NBA style shot clock), soccer (shooting into a goal, but using your hands to throw) and of course swimming (well heavy water treading) all combined in one.

James Rotz was our school's lone member on the Pac Five squad

Boys Water Polo

Boys Water Polo final match on Thursday afternoon at Punahou at 5 PM. They will challenging KS for 3rd place.

GINT and GJV BB teams will in action this Sat. night with some pre-season games against Punahou. GJV will be first at 5 PM and GINT will follow

Elem. VB back at Home

Elem. Gold volleyball team(Girls) vs Our Redeemer in the Sprung this afternoon at 3:30 PM

Elem Purple girls and boys volleyball vs PHCA in the gym, girls first at 3:30 PM

Elem. VB

On the schedule today:

Elem. Gold Volleyball at St. Mark (Kaneohe) at 4:00 PM

Elem Purple teams at Our Redeemer, girls first at 4:00 PM

BJV Tennis finishes strong

The BJV tennis members finished their season with victories for both Chase Des Laurier (singles match, 6-2, 6-0) and Ryan Hirokane and Clay Asato (doubles match 6-0,6-0) over IPA yesterday at Keehi Lagoon. Coach for the team noted that all three boys have really improved over the season.

Gold Girls Elem team lost in three yesterday to Our Savior. Girls Elem. Purple team lost in two to Trinity, while the boys team won their match in two. Coach Ramos stated that the teams were very nervous since for many of them this was their first time in a game.

Elem. VB Season Opener

Season opener for 3 of the 4 Elem. Volleyball teams this afternoon.

Elem. Girls  Gold team will be hosting Our Savior in the SAC at 3:30 PM this afternoon.

Elem. Girls and Boys Purple Teams will be at Wahiawa Gym facing Trinity Lutheran. Girls first at 4:00 PM

BJV Tennis will try once again this afternoon to complete their second round against IPA at Keehi Lagoon at 4:00 PM

Saving the best for last:

Kenn Chong and Ben Dixon rolled their best series of the season last night in the doubles tournament at Hickam. Their team total was 773 for the six game series. Nicholas Deen and Jared Shimabukuro came in with a 750 total. Nicholas Deen rolled a season game high 190.

On the girls side, Malia Boullion and Briana Robar posted team total  795, which placed them at 24 position. In her singles competition, Malia rolled a 190 single game high and total of 475 to finished at 22nd place.

Making a Difference

On Saturday, October 22, about 20 students from our Elementary and Upper School volunteered to help out at the Mililani "Make a Difference Day" at Mililani Rec 7. Mrs. Lee worked with the Elementary students, while Mrs. Robinson helped the Upper School students. From unloading items from cars to boxing up canned goods, these students gave back to their community with smiles on their faces. Councilman Ernie Martin (wearing the orange vest) requested to take a picture with our students. He thanked our students for their help and hard work. Lori, the coordinator of this event and a member of the MTA was very pleased with our group. She said they did a great job bringing positive energy. Thank you students for your service and good example to our community.

Mark 10:44-45 "And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."

Athletic update

JonMelton finished 38th in the ILH Cross County Championship on Sat. (just missed State berth by 3 positions)

Pac Five Varsity football ended their season with a victory over Damien on Friday night

BJV was rained out on Friday- rescheduled match for tomorrow at 4:00 PM (Keehi Lagoon)

GJV and GINT BB Starts (touching ball) today

Elem. VB first games tomorrow

Doubles Bowling Tournament this afternoon at Hickam (Last of the season)

Spanish Class Awarded $100

Mrs. Jennifer Haole, our Spanish teacher, received an email regarding the Adopt-A-Classroom program. She decided to go ahead and fill out the application. For the past 3 years, Mrs. Haole has been nominating students for the People to People Ambassador Program. This past summer, one of her students, James Thayne, was able to attend one of the Leadership Conferences on the mainland. It was the People to People Ambassador Program that adopted Mrs. Haole's classroom and donated $100 for supplemental materials. Mrs. Haole plans to purchase some classroom posters, books with reproducible worksheets that will reinforce grammar and vocabulary terms, Spanish vocabulary flashcards, and a few other items. Way to go Mrs. Haole!

Heads Up!

Hanalani is getting a new roof on the Weinberg Building and is in the process of finalizing arrangements to install a Photovoltaic (PV) system on several of our buildings.

The Business Office and the Student Activities Center (SAC/Gym) will both require new roof systems before the PV project can be completed. However, due to the current condition of the Weinberg and the very real possibility of the PV project coming to fruition, Hanalani Administration has decided that now is the time to act on the Weinberg.

Akamai Roofing has done work for Hanalani (including the Fremont and Atrium Buildings completed this past summer) and will be the contractor responsible for completing the work on the Weinberg Building this week. Weather permitting the plan is to begin on the Early Childhood playground side on Monday, October 24th closing the playground completely until finishing that side of the building Tuesday afternoon. The plan calls for finishing the parking lot side by Thursday evening with some final clean-up on Friday.

The Hanalani Team and Akamai Roofing team are coordinating efforts to ensure maximum safety and minimal impact on overall school operations. Safety barriers and cones will be used to specify work areas and an Akamai representative will be stationed on the ground at all times to monitor pedestrian traffic and communicate to customers any potential dangers.

We appreciate your patience while we work to improve your facilities. Mahalo!

Botball Robot to be Displayed at APEC


Congratulations to Mr. Chenfu Chiang and the botball team!  Earlier this summer they competed in the International Robotics Competition and for the second time in a row, took home first place. Now they are being recognized by the Robotics Organizing Committee and have been asked to showcase their robot, Colossus, at APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) for world leaders to see, as well as media. This year, the APEC will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center.  The robot will be held there on display from Nov. 8-13, 8am-5pm. Then it will transfer over to HCC (Hawaii Community College) and stay there from Nov. 14, 2011- Dec. 2012. Afterwards, the robot will be placed on permanent display; location of display is TBD.

When asked about the importance of having the robot showcased at APEC in relation to Hanalani, Mr. Chiang said, “It’s good exposure for our school because our school is not as well known, so it’ll be good to get our school’s name out there." When asked, Mr. Chiang stated that he and his team are highly unlikely to visit the conference and see the display. “It’s not necessary because we’ve already seen the robot. It’d be good to just look around though,” he replied. Nevertheless, Mr. Chiang feels excited about the opportunity to showcase the robot “even though we have to reveal a lot of our secret techniques."  Mr. Chiang also encourages everyone to come out and support this year’s botball team in the regional competition. The competition will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center on May 12, 2012. Also, this year’s International Botball Competition will be held in Hawaii on July 2012.

- Article written by a Hanalani Student

Pac West Gets a Makeover!


We are proud to announce that Pac-West is changing its name to WestPac Sports! Our new mascot will be the Wolverine and new colors Black & Silver. The WestPac Executive Council has named Winston Sakurai as President. He is the current Upper School Principal of Hanalani Schools and former Vice Chairperson of the Hawaii State Board of Education.

Westpac is a conglomeration of five schools: Christian Academy, Hanalani Schools, Ho`ala School, Island Pacific Academy and Lanakila Baptist Schools. Sports teams have competed in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) since 2007. It is the purpose of WestPac to provide leadership for the administration of interscholastic sporting activities that enhance student educational experiences in intermediate and high school. Current sports are: Int. Girls Soccer, Int. Baseball, JV Baseball, Int. Softball, Vars. Softball

The name WestPac emphasizes the geographic location of the member schools and draws a comparison, yet distinctiveness, to our friends in the Pac-5. According to Sakurai, “WestPac is committed to increasing student participation in athletics in West and Central Oahu. By providing leadership and direction we hope to provide greater opportunity for students to learn the values of teamwork and sportsmanship“.

- Article from WestPac Sports Facebook Fan Page

Sports News


Single and Doubles tournament on Friday and Monday (Winner the singles tournament gains an automatic state berth)

Malia Bouillon  and Briana Robar have been our most consistent bowlers for the Girls

Jared Shimabukuro has been leading the boys team


JV Tennis- (rescheduled match) Friday at Iolani at 4 PM


Pac Five Varsity Football final regular season game

Friday vs Damien at Aloha Stadium, 5 PM


Cross Country Championships at Punahou this Sat at 2:00 PM

Jonathan Melton still has an outside chance to make it to states


Water Polo- post season tournament coming up beginning of Nov.

Basketball Pre-season Parent Informational Meeting

Basketball Parent Informational Meeting

(For Boys and Girls 7th-12th Grades)

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

5:30 PM in the SAC

Girls- Coach Hiers

Boys-Coach Haole


Girls Intermediate Soccer (via WESTPAC) starts on Monday, October 24 at 4:00 PM.

Please meet at CORP B. There will be a Parent Meeting to follow at 5:45 PM.


Pac Five Soccer- please see athletic office for information flyer

Concluding Fall Athletics

Congratulations to Korrey Siracusa for bringing home a Bronze medal (6th place) in the Int. Cross Country Championship this past Friday! Varsity Championship is scheduled  for this coming Saturday.

The Girls Varsity Volleyball concluded their season in the second round of the single elimination tournament against #1 seed HBA. Considering this team had no seniors this year, they played well and fought to the end.

Pac Five Varsity Football play their last game this coming Friday at Aloha Stadium. They will be playing Damien.

Water Polo and Bowling conclude their regular season this week.

Pac West Soccer

Girls Int. Soccer for Pac West is set to start next week. Official announcement will be made in US chapel.

Moving On

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Volleyball Team for winning their opening round match against CA Tuesday night. They won in three straight: 25-16, 25-16, and 25-9. Next game is Thursday at 6:00 PM in the SAC. Come out and support our girls as they take on #1 seed HBA.

GV Volleyball playoffs

GV volleyball road to states starts Tuesday night in the SAC at 6 PM vs #9 seed Chrisitan Academy. If they win, they will face #1 Seed HBA in the second round on Thursday. The girls will need to win four straight games to earn a state berth. Come out and cheer them on

Weekend Schedule

Here is the weekend schedule:

Tonight: Senior Night Fall 2011 immediately following the GV Volleyball game at 6 PM (A brief ceremony following the conclusion of the match to honor our Fall Senior Athletes)

Girls Bowling at Hickam, 3:30 PM


  • Cross Country at Punahou, 9 AM        
  • Pac Five Int Football vs Damien at MPI, 10 AM Last game of the season         
  • Pac Five Varsity Football vs Punahou (at Roosevelt) 3 PM
Fall Senior Night 2011

Fall Senior Night 2011 is scheduled for this Friday night in the SAC. Following the GV game at 6 PM, we will be honoring our 8 Seniors in a brief ceremony.

Cross Country

  • David Nakamoto
  • Matthew Esporas           
  • Bruce Taca        
  • Jonathan Melton

Girls Bowling

  • Devani Gaoing-Agbayani    
  • Emily Araki          
  • Briana Robar         
  • Malia Bouillon
Athletics Update

Here is the latest as we head in to the last portion of fall sports.

GINT volleyball concluded their season this past Sat. with a win over CA and a loss to HBA. They finished their season at 5-6 record.

GJV volleyball will be ending their season this Thursday vs Saint Andrews (at HBA) 4:30 PM.

GV volleyball will be away on Tuesday (Hawaiian Mission, 6 PM) and back at home for Senior Night on Friday night in the SAC.

Pac Five Int. football  loss to St. Louis on Sat, however, Jacob Saito did score on a late 4th quarter drive.

All three young men from Hanalani played on the win for Pac Five varsity football game on Sat. against Damien.

Water Polo-Lost to #1 ranked Iolani last Friday. Pac Five outplayed Iolani in the 3rd period, but the Raiders came back with a strong 4th period

Elem. VB tryouts- started on Monday

Elementary is Awarded $200

Mrs. Estrella, one of our 1st grade teachers, noticed an advertisement at the bottom of an Education Works e-mail. She encouraged her colleagues to get their classes involved in an on-line safety game. If the entire Elementary division reached 75% participation, they would receive an award. Not only did our Elementary reach 75%, but they exceeded it and hit 96% participation! John Tapper from Farmers Insurance Hawaii presented a $200 check to Mr. Sugimoto on behalf of the Elementary division this morning in chapel. Way to go Elementary!

LSSL Elem. Volleyball -Parent Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for parents following the first day of the Elem. volleyball tryouts on Monday, Oct. 3rd at 4:30 PM in the SAC (Bleachers)

Weekend Calendar


                Pac Five BJV Tennis at Iolani, 4:00 PM

                PAc Five Boys Water Polo at Iolani, 6 :00 PM

                GV volleyball at Le Jardin, 6 :00 PM


                GINT volleyball will end their regular season on Sat. with a double header in the SAC. 10 AM  vs CA, and 1 PM against HBA

                GJV Volleyball will be hosting IPA at 2:30 PM

                LSSL All-Star games at St Mark, first game at 9:30 AM

                Cross Country at CORP, 2:00 PM

                Pac Five Int Football vs St. Louis at Aloha Stadium, 11:45 PM

                Pac Five Varsity Football vs Damien at Aloha Stadium, 4:45 PM

LSSL Volleyball All-Stars Named

The following students have been named to the 2011 LSSL All-Star Game to be played this Sat.

Charysse Ueuten and Kanoe Sato

Isaac  Liva, Joseph Almeida, Christian Harvey, Jonathan Lee

This afternoon:
GJV volleyball will be at La Jardin (near Kailua) 6 PM Game
GV Volleyball will be scrimmaging against Sullivan Heights from Canada at approx. 5 PM

Soccer sign up-Upperschool

Soccer players from 7th-12th grades, please sign up with the athletic office


Cross Country and Bowling Updates

Results from this past Sat. at Kaiser

Intermediate Girls

Ruby Massey -  Finishing time for 2 miles 16:13 (She placed 72 out of 193 runners)

Intermediate Boys

Ryan McCarthy – Finishing time for 2 miles 17:17

Varsity Boys

Jonathan Melton – Finishing time for 3 miles 20:20 (He placed 99 out of 221)

Evan Howe – Finishing time for 3 miles 21:41

Bruce Taca – Finishing time for 3 miles 22:01

Mathew Esporas – Finishing time for 3 miles 23:26

Daniel Yu-Cua – Finishing time for 3 miles 27:43


Boys bowling:

Season Averages:

Jared Shimabukuro- 147

Kenn Chong-94

Devon Ahuna- 87

Grant Kagimoto-90

Nicholas Deen- 100

Collin Guieb- 111

Ben Dixon- 89

Noah Chun-91


Girls Bowling

Season Averages

Malia Boullion-136

Briana Robar- 120

Emily Araki- 114

Sarah Secrist- 112

Devani Gaoing-Agbayani-108

Jessica Howell-104

Catherine Armstrong- 103

Kacie Shimabukuro-100

Marielle Esporas-72

Anna DeLoach- 65

Esther Chon- 52

LSSL Boys Take Tournament Championship

Congratulations to Coach Louie and the LSSL Boys Volleyball team as they captured the 2011 LSSL Boys Volleyball Tournament Championship on Sat by defeating HMS in three games. (HMS was their only loss in the regular season). Coming up this week is the LSSL Boys and Girls All-star game on Sat.


Friday night at the SAC was the culmination of  Spirit Week with the GV volleyball game. The Royal Rowdies were back in the stands and making more noise than ever as they helped propel the Lady Royals to a two set victory over Christian Academy.


GJV volleyball  has been playing their last several games with a limited squad due to some injuries. Taylor S. is out with a concussion and Miki S. is down for a few weeks with a bone chip in her leg.


GINT volleyball split their doubleheader on Sat. and will move now into their final games of the regular season.


Pac Five Varsity football loss their  bid against Kamehameha on Friday night.


Jacob Saito played the last two series of the game at quarterback this past Sat. in their loss to KS.


Another busy week coming up…


Monday- Boys bowling back at Hickam

Weekend Line-up


LSSL Boys go for the Gold this weekend with their Semi- match vs Our Savior at Hongwanji (4:30 PM)

GV volleyball hosting CA at 6 PM (Student Body Senate producing afternoon festivities)

Pac Five Varsity football at the Stadium at 5 PM vs Kamehameha



LSSL Volleyball Championship, if boys win on Friday, they will play at 11:30 AM, if they lose, consolation is at 9:30 AM

Cross Country at Kaiser, 9 AM

GJV Volleyball vs Maryknoll at home, 11:30 AM

GINT doubleheader at Sacred Hearts (Kaimuki) at 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM

Pac Five Int. football at  MPI challenging Kamehameha, 3 PM


Elem. VB tryouts

Tryouts for Elem. volleyball (boys and girls 4th-6th grades)

Monday, Oct. 3rd, 4th, and 6th (SAC) 3-4:30 PM

Parent Meeting, Monday, Oct. 3rd at 4:30 PM (SAC)

Flyers will be posted on the Elem. doors

LSSL Boys Volleyball Team-Regular Season Champs

Congratulations to the LSSL Boys Volleyball team as they captured the 2011 LSSL Boys Volleyball Regular Season Championship with a 11-1 record. They will be playing on Friday at 4:30 PM at Hongwanji against the #4 seed Our Savior.

Quick weekend update

Pac Five Varsity Football- lost to defending State Champions Iolani at Aloha Stadium on Friday night 13-3 (Had several chances but five turnovers proved to too much to overcome)


Pac Five Int Football- lost to Iolani


GV Volleyball- lost in two to La Pietra on Friday night


GJV Volleyball- won in two of La Pietra (Both games was a come from behind victory)


Cross Country- top runners for boys is Jon Melton 20:15 for three miles, Korrey Siracusa 14:18 for two miles and for girls is Ruby Massey 16:09 for two miles


GINT VB- loss to La Pietra, beat St Andrews


Girls Bowling- team leader is Malia Boullion with 136 average


Boys Bowling- team leader is Jared S.


Water Polo- Lost to KS on Friday


LSSL Girls Volleyball lost to HMS, boys won (boys tied for first going into last game of the season on Monday-seeding and playoffs forthcoming)

LSSL on the road

The LSSL Boys and Girls volleyball teams will be traveling this afternoon and will be facing Hongwanji Mission. Girls first at 4:00 PM, followed by the boys at 5:00 PM


Royal Rowdies Back in full force

                The Royal Rowdies were in full force last night in the SAC to cheer on the Girls varsity volleyball home opener against Sacred Hearts Academy. Well over 70 student body fans (Royal Rowdies) along with several faculty, staff members, parents and supporters came out to fill the bleachers and send up the decibel levels to cheer on the Lady Royals. Despite losing in two games, the energy and excitement was a great start to the season. Chad Wakabayashi was voted as “best spirited dresser”.  Thanks to Mr. White, Mr. Haole and student leadership team for putting on the festivities for during and after the game. Special Mahalo also to Brittany Williams as she open the night with the National Anthem.


                Players to watch this season will include Kanani Auwae, Taylor Mendiola and Sarah Liva (No seniors on the squad this year). Next match is this Friday


                Earlier in the afternoon, the LSSL girls and boys volleyball were victorious in their match-ups against Our Redeemer. This is the second victory for the girls and the boys are still undefeated going in the last week of the regular season.

Quick weekend update

                LSSL Girls volleyball- Earned first win of season over TLS on Friday

                LSSL Boys volleyball- continued unbeaten record with their win last Friday


                BJV Tennis- Ryan Hirokane secured another victory with a 6-0,6-1 win


                Water Polo- loss by a score of 12-4 at Punahou


                GJV volleyball- solid win over HBA on Sat


                GV volleyball- lost to St Andrews Friday night


                BINT Football (Pac Five)- exciting win over Punahou (Last minute touchdown run with 2 seconds remaining)


                BV Football (Pac Five) lost to St Louis , 38-9


                GINT Volleyball- lost to Maryknoll, victorious over MPI


                Bowling and Cross Country- forthcoming

Right down the alley

                Jared S. continued his quest as top bowler for the school with a 140, 162, 152 series yesterday afternoon at Hickam. Most improved was Kenn Chong as he bowled 60 pins over his average.


                GJV volleyball will be on the road today for an early afternoon match-up at Maryknoll, 4:30 PM start time


                Full myriad of the weekend line-up coming up later





Athletic update