Acts of Service

Acts of service by alumni, students and faculty serving their communities take place every day, all around the world. These stories were contributed to the collection of 175 acts of service, in honor of the School's 175th anniversary.

Acts

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  • Peace Pole

    Angela Church, Grade 5 Faculty; Honolulu
    Posted May 31, 2016

    A new Peace Pole stands as a monument to peace in the Thurston Memorial Chapel Courtyard. The 6-foot tall pole, made from ʻōhiʻa wood, bears the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in different languages.

  • The Spaces Between Your Fingers Project

    Kelly Murashige ’16; Honolulu
    Posted May 25, 2016

    After completing my Senior Capstone class, I continued to work with the Central Union Adult Day Care Center.

  • Serving Meals at a Women and Children's Shelter

    Diana McKibbin, Physical Education Faculty; Honolulu
    Posted May 21, 2016

    I took the boys club volleyball team that I coach to serve a meal at the Women and Children's Shelter. They did a great job!

  • Fun Activities with Kupuna

    K - 1 Students; Honolulu
    Posted May 20, 2016

    Ms. Nakata's and Mrs. Reid-Hayes' K - 1 classes visit Central Union senior day care four times over the course of the year to do activities and sing songs with the Kupuna there.

  • Addressing The Bulk Trash Issue in Makiki

    Team 7Y; Makiki
    Posted May 19, 2016

    Seventh-graders Bradley Hee and Cole Fujimoto identified an issue with the amount of bulk trash polluting the streets and parking lots in Makiki.

  • Cleaning up Kailua

    Team 7Y; Kailua
    Posted May 19, 2016

    Seventh-graders Morgan and Emmalia discovered an issue with the abundance of cigarette litter in Kailua, so they designed buckets with messaging to encourage smokers to dispose of their cigarettes in the buckets -- and not on the ground.

  • Clean Tables for Kahala Mall Patrons

    Team 7Y; Kahala
    Posted May 19, 2016

    Jenna, Ella and Casidy worked with Kahala Mall management to find a time when they could assist with the cleaning of tables in the outdoor seating area.

  • Increasing Program Attendance at Kahala Community Park

    Team 7Y; Kahala
    Posted May 19, 2016

    Alex Ueoka, Brooke Gushiken and Jacie Higa learned that program attendance at Kahala Community Park has been decreasing, so they proposed creating an instagram account to promote programs to students.

  • Decreasing Theft at Waimanalo Beach

    Team 7Y; Waimanalo
    Posted May 19, 2016

    Seventh-grade students address the issue of theft at Waimanalo Beach and create posters in an attempt to educate beach-goers about the issue. Watch the video for the full story.

  • Cookies for Books to support Hawaii Literacy

    Katie Lake, Science faculty; Honolulu
    Posted May 18, 2016

    Katie Lake's Localicious market took place during lunch hour on May 18 in Kuaihelani. Her students created their own recipes and sold out of edible goodies in exchange for Children's books that will be donated to Hawaii Literacy!

  • Junior School "Turtle Guardians"

    Karen Drozd, Grades 2 - 5 Music Faculty; Honolulu
    Posted May 18, 2016

    Students in the second, third and fourth grades take time out of their busy schedules to serve as turtle guardians for our reptile friends on campus.

  • Punahou Robotics Team Transforms REHAB Patient's Life

    Punahou Robotics Team; Honolulu
    Posted May 17, 2016

    The Punahou robotics team refurbished a motorized wheelchair and donated it to a REHAB patient in need.

  • Students Share "Love In A Baggie" With Those In Need

    Ali Sitrick, Grade 2 Faculty; Honolulu
    Posted May 17, 2016

    For close to 20 years, second-grade students have been participating in the "Love In A Baggie" project.

  • Sixth-graders Support Carnival

    Malia Chong ’87, Grade 6 Faculty; Honolulu
    Posted May 17, 2016

    Paper towel cutting is our act of service for the Punahou Carnival. Each year our four sixth-grade classes (Ching, Tam, Link and Chong) cut 96 rolls of paper towels for use during the carnival.

  • Student-crafted Turkeys and Reindeer Accompany Meals on Wheels

    Susan Fushikoshi, Grade 1 Faculty; Honolulu
    Posted May 16, 2016

    The fourth-grade Smart Surfers and first-grade Na Pueo adopted the clients of Hawaii Meals on Wheels this school year.

  • First-Graders Collect Pennies for New Playground Equipment

    Alice Kimura, Grade 1 Faculty; Honolulu
    Posted May 12, 2016

    "The Dazzlers" in Alice Kimura's first-grade class collected pennies for a week to contribute to the new grades 2 - 5 neighborhood playground equipment.

  • Composting at Omidyar K - 1 Neighborhood

    Alice Kimura, Grade 1 Faculty; Honolulu
    Posted May 12, 2016

    First-graders in Alice Kimura's class, "The Dazzlers," compost the leftovers of student lunches every day at Omidyar K - 1 Neighborhood.

  • Eradicating Japanese Beatles from Ka Papa Mala

    Steve Link, Grade 6 Faculty; Honolulu
    Posted May 10, 2016

    Students from Steve Link's sixth-grade class work to eradicate Japanese Beatles from the corn crop that is growing in Ka Papa Mala.

  • Students Conduct Fire Ant Survey for Oahu Invasive Species Council

    Punahou Academy Students; Honolulu
    Posted May 9, 2016

    190 AP Environmental Science students in grades 11 - 12 worked with Oahu Invasive Species Council to conduct fire ant surveys around their homes.

  • Seventh-graders Support Carnival

    Grade 7; Honolulu
    Posted May 9, 2016

    All seventh-grade advisories helped wrap eating utensils for the food booths at the 2016 Punahou Carnival: Rewind the Time.