Aina Haina Elementary is an IB Authorized World School!
We received the exciting and historic news on June 23rd, 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
Dear Parents, Guardians, Community Members, and Friends,
Welcome back to everyone.
We welcome a new staff member for this school year. Carin Doplihar has joined our staff as one of our reading and math intervention teachers. We extend a warm welcome to her in joining our Aina Haina ‘ohana.
As announced previously, Aina Haina is now an International Baccalaureate (IB) Authorized World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP). IB schools exist in 145 countries with more than one million students enrolled in IB programmes worldwide. We are one of only four public elementary schools in Hawaii which offers this terrific programme.
AHS Specialty Programs
- IB Authorized World School offering the Primary Years Programme (Inquiry and Sustainability)
- Library Studies
- Hawaiian Studies
- Physical Education
- Technology/Computer Application
Parent Handbook 2016 - 2017 SY
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.