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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.
Students assisting credit union member

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.
Students in a line showing their butterfly envelopes

IPA Students Give Back to Their Campus and the Community

IPA Gives Back Day, like our annual Make a Difference Day, provides an opportunity for the entire Secondary student body to contribute to the community in a meaningful way. This year, IPA Gives Back Day took place closer to home, with Student Activities Coordinator Ruby Fernandez planning a full day of on-campus activities for the Grade 6-12 students.
Interact Club members with award presented by Rotary Club President

IPA Interact Club Recognized as Youth Service Club of the Year

Interact Club of ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY was recently recognized for their outstanding community service this past year. Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset President Lani Bergstrom presented Interact Club President Maddie Mizon and Vice President Kristin Chun with the Youth Service Club of the Year award for 2020-2021 at a special ceremony on Monday.
Coach Stan receiving award from Deren Oshiro & Greg Terhune

Stan Vincent Honored with 2021 HIADA Outstanding Coaches Award

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Secondary science teacher Stan Vincent has been named recipient of the 2021 Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association (HIADA) Outstanding Coaches Award in recognition for his successes and service as varsity volleyball Head Coach. Coach Stan has led the lady Navigators to five division championships, with three consecutive titles in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Congratulations, Coach Stan!
Front of secondary building

IPA Welcomes Dr. Leon Richards to the Board of Trustees

IPA’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed Dr. Leon Richards to the board. IPA is very grateful and excited to have Dr. Richards join the board. He will bring his unique educational experiences and perspectives to help IPA fulfill its mission to empower students to become navigators of change in a place where values matter.
Vice Principal talking to students

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.

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