Always Learning 3.0

Who knew the first time I wrote Always Learning it would become a series. Well either way here is episode 3. Schools of the Future is a collaborative event presented by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, the Hawaii Department of Education and the Hawaii Community Foundation in partnership with the Pillars of Peace Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education to highlight the best practices that are taking place in our learning environments today and being planned for those of tomorrow.Read More »

Sustainability

Sustainability has been a focus of WNA for a while now. Our garden has been at the center of that focus. Every class has their own garden bed and are a part of every step of that garden bed. We also have an aquaponics system that the students get to experiment with, learn about, and maintain. Part of sustainability is eating what you are growing and some of the 3rd and 4th graders got a unique first-hand experience.Read More »

Pi or Pie

This Fall Intersession, Windward Nazarene Academy decided to offer special courses for students. The unique opportunities has been not only a great time but a great time of learning. Last week, the 4th grade and up participated in a ‘STEAM’ course using Rasberry Pi. The younger students participated in a “Look I Can Cook” course. Read More »

5 Questions Teachers Wish Parents Would Ask

Editor’s Note: The first time I went to a parent-teacher conference, I felt like I was being tested. It was great to check in to see how my child was doing, but when my daughter’s kindergarten teacher asked if I had any questions, I wasn’t sure I had the right ones. You don’t have to keep your interactions down to these scheduled meetings. Nathan Yoshida or Windward Nazarene Academy has a few suggestions that can help strengthen your parent, teacher and child relationship.Read More »