Students working in a taro patch

Make a Difference Day Gets Students Out into the Community

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s students give back to their community in many ways throughout the year, but IPA’s annual Make a Difference Day (MADD) provides an opportunity for the entire Secondary student body to contribute to the community in a meaningful way.

Student dropping off cards

Aloha for Patients

It’s always good to spread aloha! That’s why IPA Elementary students showed their support for their community by creating cards and messages for the patients at some of our local hospitals who can’t receive patients because of COVID-19.

Screen shot of the Quarantine Art Club website.

IPA Seniors Create “Quarantine Art Club – Color with Teens in Quarantine”

Three ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY seniors saw a need in the community and rose to the challenge in a creative and meaningful way. With the entire state of Hawai’i staying at home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were inspired to help others spend their time creatively, so they created the Quarantine Art Club – a website with free, original coloring pages they create for anyone to download and enjoy.

Students helping prepare food for luau

Lā Hoʻonui ʻIke and Hands-On Learning for Grade 4 Students

Grade 4 students had a day of enhancing knowledge, lā hoʻonui ʻike, as part of their unit of inquiry on Hawaiian history and culture. The special event was an opportunity for students to connect theory to practice, and also provided the opportunity for Grade 4 families to join in the learning experience with their children. The result was a wonderful family evening of sharing, learning, community, and connection.

Student and senior reading letter together

A Mix of Tradition and Technology Between Seniors and Students

Grade 2 students and the residents of ‘Ilima at Leihano are developing wonderful intergenerational friendships with their many visits to the residences throughout the year.