Please browse through this website to obtain information that would be helpful to you. Should you have any questions or if you would like to visit the campus and classrooms, please contact the office at 305-5900.The 2016-2017 school supply list for English/HLIP has been UPDATED. Please double check for any changes. Mahalo!

FRIDAY, JULY 15th UNIFORMS AVAILABLE for purchase. They come in three colors Charcoal, Kelly Green, and Sand. Available sizes will be Youth XS-L; Adult S-L. Price is $6.00 per shirt.
SY 2016-17 Pūʻōhala Elementary School will be moving to full implementation of school uniforms.

Meal Services: Starting JUNE 13, 2016 parents will be able to complete the Free and Reduce- priced meal applications for school year 2016 - 2017 online EZMEALAPP.COM 

Click here for the Official DOE 2016-17 School Calendar (revised: No school on Monday, August 1 for Castle/Kahuku Complex Schools)

Save these Dates!
Open House on Monday, August 1 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and School Starts on Tuesday, August 2. Next PTA meeting on Thursday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. under blacktop.

Curious about PTA? Here is a FAQ sheet and list of dedicated Board members. Also view the 7/7/16 minutes. Stay tuned for a PTA web page. If unable to make meetings... please consider joining by paying for yearly membership. Only $10. This pays for the insurance needed for after-school events.

Hui Mākua meets the 3rd Wednesdays of the month (except holidays) after SCC Coffee Hour at 5:30 p.m. Visit the new Hui Mākua web page.

Principal Pa‘akaula

Our po‘okumu attended Pū‘ōhala as a child. Makala Paʻakaula is the product of Castle Complex schools with a son at Castle High and another at Kahuku High and Intermediate. She worked for the DOE prior to our school. Po‘okumu Makala views her principalship as a chance to give back to the community, provide leadership that makes a difference and make student-centered decisions.
“I believe in the ripple effect and now I have greater impact on how far the ripples travel. It’s my kuleana.”

Our principal/po‘okumu plans to
•Bring cohesion among school programs including special education, HLIP and general education to intensify the focus on preparing students for productive, well-rounded and upstanding citizenship
•Engage students in higher levels of problem solving so they are equipped to resolve issues in the future.

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Aloha! Interested in Hawaiian Language Immersion education for your keiki? Ke Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Pūʻōhala is currently accepting Mālaaʻo (kindergarten) applications for the 2016-17 school year.  All it takes is a little interest, a strong commitment and active involvement. You do not  need to have previous ‘ōlelo (language) knowledge or experience because Kaiapuni is for ALL keiki throughout Hawaiʻi!
  It’s a Kākou thing!
Whether or not you live within the school district, you have the opportunity and right to give your keiki a Kaiapuni education. Take advantage of the current open enrollment period  throughout the state at ALL Kaiapuni schools.

If you desire to  have your keiki educated ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawai’i (in the  language and knowledge of Hawaiʻi), PLEASE contact our registrar at (808) 305-5900 or stop by our school for additional information and application  materials. E holomua KĀKOU! Check out for more information.

Mahalo for your help!

Thank you to all ʻohana, community, staff and students for contributing, toiling, witnessing the transformation of our campus. We had an auspicious day on January 29th with schoolwide gardening, assembly and special ceremony. Click here to view contest winners and the program. The Māla/Garden Initiative web page is a work in progress. Stay tuned for facebook photos, program, and acknowledgements.
We have information posted on the Bulletin Board located by the office door. Please read the latest news, kuleana, and volunteer opportunities!

Check Facebook for Photos

Photos, such as McTeachers Night, are available for viewing on our school facebook page. Click on photo albums.

Boxtops for Education

Please send them with your keiki or drop them off at the office. We are raising money for the Technology Initiative; every child has daily access to a wireless device (e.g. chrome books, mini iPads...) Mahalo!



What We Believe
  • Huli ka lima i lalo -Add your hands to the growth of the māla

    'Ōlelo No'eau

  • Pūpūkahi i holomua -Unite to move forward - work together to make great progress

    'Ōlelo No'eau

  • Students are ready to learn. School and classroom success is built on the 5 R's : respect, responsibility, relationships, resilience and resourcefulness.