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New Students Welcomed to IPA by their Peers

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s new students in middle and upper school got a warm welcome from IPA’s Middle School Student Government and National Honor Society this past week at their new student orientations.

All Grade 6 students and new middle school students met on campus in the Gulab & Indru Watumull Multi-Purpose Room on Monday, August 16. They learned about the school’s dress code, received their iPads, took a quick tour of the campus, did a little scavenger hunt, and practiced opening their lockers. For the many Grade 6 students moving up from the Elementary school, it was also a reunion with friends after the long summer break.

During the Secondary New Student and Freshmen Orientation on Friday, August 13, students toured the Secondary building, met some of their teachers, received their school-issued iPads, and got to know their fellow Navigators through some fun activities.

IPA’s chapter of the National Honor Society organizes and hosts the annual Secondary orientation. “This annual orientation is a chance for all of the new high schoolers to get together to meet, ask questions, and hopefully make the transition to high school a smooth one,” shared Aubrey Ramsbottom ‘22, NHS Vice President. “We want to make sure everyone knows that IPA is not just a school but a community that is here to support everyone, especially in this big transition to high school.”

“We embody IPA’s values and believe it’s important to set a positive and welcoming tone for the incoming high schoolers,” added Kristin Chun ‘22, NHS President. “We strive to uphold IPA’s and NHS’s principles and be active members in our community.”

All the students also learned about IPA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of our community. After these informative orientations, all our new students will certainly be ready to go on their first day at school on August 17.


Students welcoming new student
IPA’s NHS members help welcome the new students at check-in for the Secondary New Student and Freshmen Orientation.


Student getting iPad
A Grade 6 student receives his school-issued iPad from Technology at the New Student Orientation for Grade 6 and new middle school students.
Grade 8 student opening locker
A Grade 8 student practices opening her new locker during the New Student Orientation for Grade 6 and new middle school students..