At a combination of a no-pressure career fair, a bring your parent to school day and a meet and greet, students had the unique opportunity to experience a "Human Library."
"Today is one of the best parts of third grade. It is the result of many weeks of preparation and generations before you," said Chaplain Lauren Medeiros to the third-graders, some adorned in lei, or with handcrafted bracelets and headbands.
Over the course of two days, violinist Nick Kendall, double-bassist Ranaan Meyer and violinist Charles Yang — all members of the critically acclaimed trio, Time for Three — intersected with Punahou students, faculty and staff with virtuosic musical performances and critical insight into the creative process and its role in education.
The eager faces of children streaming into the winding woodchip trails of their new home each morning make the Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Neighborhood feel more like a wonderland than school. While bracketed by the normal rites and routines of school – snack-time, lunch and recess – the moments within these contours sparkle with childhood curiosity and joy.