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IPA’s Athletics Program Adds Varsity Esports Team

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY has added a new varsity esports program to the Athletics department. For its inaugural season, IPA is participating in the spring season of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, with the possibility of expanding to other games as the program grows.
Student feeding lion during lion dance

New Traditions – IPA’s Culture Week Celebrates World Cultures

Traditions are an important part of ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s school culture and history. This February 7-11, IPA’s Secondary students participated in what hopefully will become a new tradition on campus – Culture Week.
Instagram Top 9 for 2021

Look Back at 2021 – Our Top Posts of the Year

As we say aloha to 2021, it’s a perfect time to reflect on all the great events, big and small, that happened over this past year and to celebrate being able to bring back some of the traditions placed on hold during the previous year. Let’s take a look back at some of our year’s highlights through our top nine, most-liked posts from IPA’s Instagram.

Navigator Alumni Reunite at Home for the Holidays

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY's Navigator alumni, spanning the first graduating Class of 2010 to the Class of 2021, gathered together at Kalapawai Cafe & Deli to celebrate the holidays at IPA's Home for the Holidays on December 19, 2021.
Chad Schmidt '22

IPA Senior Honored as PAC-5 Most Valuable All-Purpose Player

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY senior Chad Schmidt ‘22 was recognized as the 2021-2022 PAC-5 Wolfpack Football Most Valuable All-Purpose Player at a special awards banquet held earlier this month. The honor was bestowed for his outstanding performance in multiple positions during this past varsity season.
HPH CEO Ray Vara

IPA Student Leaders Meet with CEO of the Year, Ray Vara

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY students had an invaluable opportunity to spend an hour with Hawaiʻi Business Magazine's 2021 CEO of the Year, Ray Vara, at the Hawaiʻi Pacific Health offices on December 9, 2021.
Student presenting science project

IPA Science Fair In-Person Once Again

IPA's annual Middle School Science Fair was back to near normal this year, with the young scientists presenting their research projects in person in the Gulab and Indru Watumull Multi-Purpose Room. View a photo gallery of the students and their projects.
Students on violin

IPA Families Welcomed Back on Campus for Hoʻike Night

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY was thrilled to invite families back to campus for Hoʻike Night: A Celebration of Secondary Arts after last year's hiatus. The annual event is organized by the Secondary Art department to celebrate the creativity of IPA's secondary students and highlight the importance of the arts program in the Secondary curriculum.
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IPA’s Navigator Credit Union Reopens with Much Excitement

The Navigator Credit Union is open again! After being forced to close for the past year and a half due to the pandemic, the credit union celebrated its re-opening on December 2, 2021 with balloons, banners, and much excitement.
Chef Donato with Andy Banquil

Fall Family Cooking Night – IPAPA’s In the Bag with Chef Donato

How amazing would it be to have an acclaimed chef, a master of Italian cuisine in Hawaiʻi no less, select your ingredients for an authentic Italian dinner and then join you virtually in your own kitchen to teach you how to cook it? Just ask any of the 26 Island Pacific Academy families who took part in IPAPA’s In the Bag with Chef Donato.

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