NEWS & EVENTS

Annie Uesugi, Chiara Smith, Nhi Le, Mina Cintron, Lina Finley

IPA Students Get Top Honors at Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Five ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY students received honors for their work at the 2019 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards. This annual award contest, now in its 56th year, is sponsored by the State Foundation on Culture… more w

White carnations taped to student lockers

White Carnations Help Spread Words of Kindness

January 29 is National Carnation Day, and at ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY it is also Kindness Carnation Day. This year, more than 2000 single white carnations with personal messages of gratitude and appreciation were delivered to… more w

Students volunteering at fish game booth

Happy New Year! Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!

On Sunday, January 13, 2019, the ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Japanese National Honor Society had the opportunity to volunteer at the ʻOhana Festival, hosted by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi (JCCH). Together with the community,… more w

Japanese language students read their fortune strips for the new year

Happy New Year (Ema & Omikuji)

Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! Happy New Year! ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s upper school Japanese classes had a special New Year’s lesson to start off 2019. An important part of the language curriculum includes learning about Japanese cultural… more w

Student in Japanese class learning calligraphy.

Students Learn the Art of Brush Pen Calligraphy

Learning a new language is not an easy task, especially when the language involves characters so different from the English alphabet. Japanese is one such example. ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Japanese teacher, Sayoko Minami, has been… more w