ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY News
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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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.
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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.
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!
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.
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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.