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Sabine Yamamura.

15 Years of Service: Sabine Yamamura

It’s been a big year for IPA faculty member Sabine Yamamura. This year she celebrates her son Aston’s graduation from IPA and her own 15-year anniversary with the school. Yamamura joined IPA on May 13, 2005 and is one of seven current IPA faculty and staff members who are celebrating their 15th year of service.
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Graduates throwing caps

IPA Seniors Receive Diplomas in Special Ceremony

On Saturday, May 30, the ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Class of 2020 received their diplomas at a special drive-in, family-only ceremony on campus. Although this was not a traditional commencement ceremony, it was a memorable, unique, and heartfelt celebration of the Class of 2020.
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iddle school student standing in front of science fair project

IPA Student Takes First Place at First-Ever Virtual HSSEF

For all of the IPA middle school scientists who advanced to the 2020 HSSEF, participating in this year’s science fair required extra grit and resolve to quickly adapt to a virtual format and transform their original display boards into an online experience.
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Grade 8 students pitch their idea to the sharks

Grade 8 Students Create and Market Energy Products for Innovation Fair

Grade 8 students applied their design thinking skills to solve real-world problems in the IPA's second annual Innovation Fair. They identified energy-related issues, designed and created a prototype to solve the problem, and pitched their ideas to investors in the "Shark Tank."
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Dr. Brandy Sato

IPA Welcomes Dr. Brandy Sato as New Secondary Principal

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is pleased to welcome Dr. Brandy Sato as the new secondary principal. Dr. Sato has twenty years of experience in the education field, including teacher, curriculum coordinator, and assistant superintendent. She is currently the vice principal at Sacred Hearts Academy.
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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.
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