Aina Haina School


Aina Haina Elementary is an IB Authorized World School!

Dear Parents, Guardians, Community Members, and Friends,

We received the exciting and historic news on June 23
rd, 2016, that our school, Aina Haina Elementary, is now an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). As a result, we have now joined the IB community of schools which span the entire world. Very few elementary schools—of both public and private schools in the entire State of Hawaii—have achieved this international recognition and distinction. Since embarking on our journey to become an IB authorized school in May of 2010, many helping hands have contributed in building this tremendous educational programme for our students which incorporates inquiry and sustainability. First of all, special appreciation and thanks go to our former IB coordinator, Mr. Jon Taguchi, and also to IB coordinator, Mrs. Deanne Yoshioka, for their leadership and support in getting our school to authorization. Secondly, I would like to thank all of our former and current teachers and staff for their tremendous hard work in building the programme; their great efforts helped to teach our students to exhibit the attributes of the IB Learner Profile (Inquirers, Communicators, Caring, Knowledgeable, Balanced, Principled, Reflective, Courageous, Open-minded, and Thinkers). Last but not least, I would like to thank our current and former parents and guardians, our current and former students, as well as the entire Aina Haina community for everyone’s collaborative spirit, your awesome support, and your spectacular efforts. Without each and every one of our school’s stakeholders, we could not have achieved this historic accomplishment. As we enter the 2016-17 school year, we can now celebrate that we are an IB World School. Congratulations to everyone in our Aina Haina ‘Ohana! Go Jaguars!

Your Partner in Education,
Brendan Burns, Principal

Gear up for next school year!

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Open House 2016 - 2017 SY

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Consumables Fee & Head Lice Protocol

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AHS Flyers

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Principal's Message

May 19, 2016

Dear Parents, Guardians, Community Members, and Friends,
It’s been a great school year and I wanted to thank everyone and to share my sincere appreciation for your support of our school and its vision and mission. Here at Aina Haina Elementary School, our priority is student success and safety within the context of a well-rounded and international education. We are committed to fulfilling our school’s vision which is:
“To explore and excel through academics, arts, and athletics.” We are well along our way to becoming an authorized school for the Primary Years Program (PYP) for the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) by the 2016-17 school year. We are currently awaiting word from IB World Headquarters located in The Hague, Netherlands, as to a decision on authorization for the IB PYP. We anticipate hearing from IB sometime in the summer.

AHS Specialty Programs

In alignment with our school's vision, which is, "To explore and excel through academics, arts, and athletics," Aina Haina Elementary School offers numerous specialty programs in order to support the learning of the whole child.

The Parent Project (Loving Solutions)

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Register Now!

New to the area and need to register your child? Please read our student registration page to see what types of documentation is required. Come to the office in person to pick up a registration packet.

Jaguar T-Shirts

Order an Aina Haina School Jaguar t-shirt by submitting an order form available here. Shirts can be purchased by order form ONLY (please purchase a few weeks before a field trip, as they will not be stocked/for sale on campus other than through order forms). If shirts are in stock, they will be delivered to your child's classroom within 1 week.

Parent Handbook 2015 - 2016 SY

Our 2015 - 2016 Parent Handbook is now available for download. Please read our updated policies.
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