Sunday, August 17, 2008

'AINA IS at Waikiki School

Waikiki School has been selected as one of eight Oahu schools for Kokua Hawaii Foundation's 'AINA IS program. 'AINA IS: Actively Integrating Nutrition and Agriculture In Schools is a farm-to-school program dedicated to connecting children to their land, waters and food in order to grow a healthier future for Hawai'i.

The program at our school will include garden-based learning and nutritional education for all levels of students. We need your help to volunteer for these exciting events.

Upcoming events:

August 23: Learn to be a Nutrition Docent. 8am at Wai'alae Elementary School.
September 6: Our first garden party at Waikiki School- come help create our 'AINA IS gardens.
September 25: Learn to be a Nutrition Docent make-up class. 5:00 pm at Wai'alae Elementary School.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer please contact Kelly ( or email us (

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Kindergarten Anuenue Garden is thriving!

Stop by and check out the beautiful edible garden created by the Kindergarten classes. The rainbow garden was created to encourage children to learn about growing their own food and eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. The garden contains tomatoes, radishes, beets, nasturtiums, green beans, kabotcha and sweet potatoes among others!


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Fruit Tree are Here!

Waikiki School has a Fruit Tree Orchard, well three orchards to be exact.

On Saturday, April 19th, 100 Waikiki school family, faculty and community members worked together to plant sixty fruit trees on the school campus. The trees were donated by The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and now it's our turn to nurture the trees and gather their fruit!

We planted many variety of trees including:
Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Lime, Kumquat, Jaboticaba, Avocada, Banana, Lychee, Canistel, Carambola (Starfruit), Miracle Berry, Peanut Butter Fruit and White Fig.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and energy to be a part of this project!

Mahalo nui loa

Monday, April 7, 2008

Fruit Trees are Coming

To....Waikiki School

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and Waikiki School will be planting fruit trees on April 19th, between 9am and 2pm.

Come help!
No experience needed.
Bring shovels or pick axes if you have them.
Kids welcome!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Safeway provides healthy refreshments for Tech fun run

The Waikiki School Tech Fun Run Fundraiser to generate needed computers and electronic equipment took place on Friday, February 15th. Project Green Waikiki coordinated with Safeway Kapahulu to provide an organic, nutritious and waste-free snack for the runners. The children definately appreciated the refreshing juice, oranges and bananas after completing their fifteen minute run.

We are grateful to Safeway for not only providing the donated produce but for recognizing the importance of serving organic fruits and vegetables to our children.

Project Green was able to create a waste-free event. The compostable, biodegradable cups are currently composting outside the A Building along with the fruit peels. The juice bottles were recycled and the eight paper cartons are being reused in a 4th-grade art project.

Thanks to all the volunteers who generously shared their time serving refreshments to the kids.

Project Green Launches Recycling Campagn with "It Starts With a Can"

On February 8th, the Opala Players entertained and delighted the students of Waikiki School with an educational skit about the 3R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The "Trash Sensei" engaged the audience with his catchy tune, "It's piling up... so watcha gonna do?" about the excessive waste in our society.

So what are we going to do? Well, the phrase is now the subject of an art contest for all Waikiki students. The deadline for entries of two-dimensional artwork is March 7th. Winners will be announced the week of March 10-14 with a winner from each grade level to receive a prize. The Trash Sensei will be the judge.