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. Windward Districtʻs Kindergarten Registration: February 1-15, 2017. Kindergarten registration may continue thereafter as well. This designation was set by our HI DOE Complex Area Superintendents. We welcome your keiki to our school!
Need more info? Check out these links:
     HI DOE Kindergarten website:
     HI DOE How to Enroll:
Curious about papa maalaʻo (kindergarten)? View the sy2015-16 video for a glimpse of the Hawaiian language Immersion Program. Contact our school office for more information about HLIP at 305-5900. Register now!

As the Po'okumu/Principal of Pūʻōhala School. I am gathering information in regards to the interest and support of the expansion of our Hawaiian language program to Papa 7 (Gr.7) hopefully this next school year. Our hope is to extend through middle school here at Pūʻōhala and eventually to Castle High School for grades 9-12. Please take our survey to help us determine the need, desire, and interest in all our stakeholders which includes teachers and parents of students in either the English language or Hawaiian language programs and our community members.
Pūʻōhala School UNIFORMS are AVAILABLE for purchase. Colors: Charcoal, Kelly Green, and Sand. Sizes: Youth XS-L; Adult S-L. Price is $6.00 per shirt. A limited

amount of 4T shirts in green or charcoal will be available and will be special ordered if supplies run out. SY 2016-17 Pūʻōhala Elementary School moved to full implementation of school uniforms on September 1st.

  • DO NOT ALTER UNIFORM SHIRTS!!! DO NOT CUT THEM UP, TIE THEM UP, ETC.!! You may only alter if the length is too long, bit it must be hemmed and sewn. Not just cut!! Please pass the word. Otherwise, new shirts will need to be purchased.


    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
    PACT March Newsletter
    QUICK NOTE: WE RECEIVE OUR TITLE I STATUS THROUGH OUR PERCENTAGE OF FREE/REDUCED QUALIFYING STUDENTS. THIS ALLOWS US TO HAVE ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDS TO HELP OUR SCHOOL. This past year, it allowed for another teacher position, reducing class size and funded a PE Part-Time Teacher and Tutors for intervention in reading and math.
    Mahalo for your kōkua!


Click here for the Official DOE 2016-17 School Calendar and the DOE 2017-18 School Calendar
The 2016-2017 updated school supply list for English/HLIP

Curious about PTA? Meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the 1st Thursday of every month on the blacktop **Bring your Keiki**
PTA is now on Facebook and Instagram! Click here for the latest 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. Click here for 2016-2017 membership form. Donations are also welcome! Mahalo for your kōkua!
Keep up-to-date on PTA happenings by joining the Remind App! Text @PUOH to 81010 and you will be added to the PTA group!

Hālāwai Hui Mākua meets the 3rd Wednesdays of the month (except holidays) from 5:30-7 p.m. Visit the Hui Mākua web page for more info.

School Community Council Meetings (SCC) are once a month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the library.. Check the marquee (sign outside by Cafeteria/parking lot), website calendar, and the School Documents Online Portal for more information to meeting times, agendas and minutes.

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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Upcoming Events!

PACT Kāneʻohe Family Center March Newsletter
•Windward District Kindergarten Registration
•Fridays Jan. 20 to March 17: LEGO classes for grades 3-6 from 2:30-4 p.m. (9 sessions)
•Ongoing: Mondays...SC mtg at 2:15 p.m. C10
•Monday, March 13: Math/Literacy NIght forms due; sign up for free book, food and dessert for the family!
•Wednesday, March 15: School Quality Survey due for gr. 4-5 parents
•Wednesday, March 15:Hui Makua mtg 5:30-7 p.m.
•Thursday, March 16: Math and LIteracy Night in Cafe from 5-6:30 p.m. Register by March 13!
•Friday, March 17: 3rd Quarter Ends
•March 20 to 24: No School - Spring Break
•Monday, March 27: No School - Prince Kūhiō Day
•Friday, March 31: POPS Assembly 1:20 p.m. in Cafe

Volunteers Needed!

Please Kōkua and share some of your energy and time to help beautify our campus. Weeding and whacking (hillside) needed! Check in at the office or email Damian McPherson

The Māla/Garden Initiative web page is a work in progress. We have information posted on the Bulletin Board located by the office door.

Boxtops for Education & Board Games!

Please send them with your keiki or drop them off at the office. The board games (like checkers, chess, Pictionary, Life, Monopoly, Scrabble, Boggle, etc) will be used in the morning while keiki wait in the Cafe.



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.