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New Principal Makala Pa‘akaula

Our new po‘o kumu attended Pū‘ōhala as a child. She is the product of Castle Complex schools with a son at Castle High and another at Kahuku High and Intermediate. Po‘o kumu 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.”

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Sensational, Inspiring Workshop

Mahalo to gardening expert, Andrew Dedrick! He is the owner of Geobunga in Waimanalo and Salt Lake. Families learned about how to start a garden using recycled containers (even milk cartons!), composting, and getting back to growing our own food. Sharing produce is a great way to create community or give to those who are hungry. (too many bananas? Give to a nearby shelter). Mahalo, Andrew, for your aloha and generous spirit! (and the mounds of mulch, the purple lilikoi, tomato, and green onion plants) Hana Hou!

Mahalo to the Rotary Club of Kāneʻohe for their Gift of Books!

What a wonderful present! Our school library received 23 hardcover books from the generous members of the Rotary Club of Kāneʻohe. Our keiki will enjoy the various picture books, fiction, non-ficion, and books written in Hawaiian! Independent reading is the key to success in school as well as a great way to spend the day. Books explore ideas and develop our imagination; they entertain, inform and inspire us. Mahalo for encouraging our students to be lifelong learners and lover of literature!


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

    'Ōlelo No'eau

  • Pū‘ōhala Elementary School will be a place where all students experience success in a positive, safe, and challenging learning environment. We strive to develop each student academically, socially, physically, and emotionally to reach their fullest potential as contributing members of society.–School Vision and Mission

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