2014-2015 School Year Kindergarten “Packet”

Dear Families of Kindergarten Students, In preparation for the upcoming school year, please read the following: 2014-2015 school year Letter from Kindergarten Team 2014-2015 school year Kindergarten Assessment and Orientation Schedule 2014-2015 school year Kindergarten Supply List **ATTENTION FAMILIES**  If this will be your child’s first year at Wai’alae School, PLEASE … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 Wai`alae Weekly Packet

Please click on the link below to download/print the contents of the Wai’alae Weekly packet for May 28, 2014. May 28, 2014 Wai`alae Weekly Packet

Supply Lists for the 2014-2015 School Year

The supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year have been posted on our website. Here’s a direct link: http://www.waialae.edu/2014-2015-school-supply-lists/ If the link does not work, click on the “News & Information” tab on the home page, then look on the right-hand side of the “News & Information” page, under “Upcoming … Continue reading

Annual Notification of Privacy Rights

Annual Notification of Privacy Rights:  Know your privacy rights as they apply to 1) student record information; 2) directory information; 3) surveys and other information collection; and 4) military recruitment information. For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact … Continue reading

Kindergarten Age Has Changed

http://earlylearning.hawaii.gov/kindergarten-age-change/

Our Mission

Wai'alae School is a student-centered school that honors the whole child. It is committed to nurturing a community of learners who strive for excellence and innovation, empowering all members of the community to actively engage in a democratic society.

Our Vision

The vision of Wai'alae School is to prepare children for the 21st century as: *Well-rounded Individuals; Capable of Multiple Dimensions *Creative Problem Solvers *Self-Confident Risk Takers *Collaborative *Socially Responsible to Others and the World

Our History

Wai`alae School first opened its doors in 1928. For many years, the school enjoyed a reputation of excellence. Its students consistently performed wells on standardized tests and by all traditional measures demonstrated high achievement and progress in learning. However, in 1990, the school community realized that to truly prepare students for the 21st century, traditional teaching practices would not suffice.

Our Beliefs

Our school is committed to self-assessment and reflection. We are always striving to refine the content of what we teach and to find better ways to impart that to children. Self-improvement often means change and so the quality educational experiences and outcomes that characterize Wai`alae School are likely to evolve over time.