Campaign Stories

Students Revive Sustainability Fair

From 2006 – 2013, Punahou's annual Sustainability Fair was a tradition that students, faculty, staff and the general community anticipated each spring. The fair, put on by the School, with booths, games, hands-on activities and healthy snacks, focused on sustainability at Punahou.

Ongoing Professional Growth Through Reflection
In their sixth year and every five years thereafter, Punahou Academy teachers participate in a Haku year, in which they reflect on their teaching practices as part of ongoing professional development. Teachers investigate a topic of their choice that has both curricular and personal importance.
Seeing Possibility, Building Solutions
Carlton '92 and Cindy Yuen

For Carlton '92 and Cindy Yuen, Punahou is a place where possibility becomes reality. Carlton experienced how the School nurtures potential both in his own life and now, in the lives of his children.

A Gift of Hope and Expectation
Chris '67 and Monica Mamiya '77 McLaren

For Chris '67 and Monica Mamiya '77 McLaren, Punahou has shaped their lives in so many ways that the school is inextricably part of who they are. The two first met as teachers in the Junior School, where Monica taught first, second, fourth and fifth grade for 28 years and Chris taught fourth grade for 12 years. But they had already experienced Punahou as students, both entering in seventh grade.

Faculty Corner: Notes on Budapest
In July 2015, Mike Lippert, Academy Music Department head and choir teacher, and Amanda Lippert, K — 1 music teacher, with their two children, Greg '26 and Nohea '29, embarked on a life-changing journey that took them 7,000 miles away from Hawai'i. Their destination, Budapest, Hungary, would be their new home for six months while Mike and Amanda furthered their learning at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét.
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