February has been a month full of events that are reinforcing St. Andrew’s position as an institution of innovative and progressive education. Many distinguished guests joined us to discuss the future of education and how we can help our students succeed and thrive.

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February 15: Breakfast Talk: Educating Children Today: Dr. Michael Thompson and Dr. Rob Evans visited St. Andrew’s Schools and gave a talk to the general public about what children need to be able to thrive and build resilience in a rapidly changing world.

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February 15: The Every Student in Hawaiʻi Succeeds Reception: St. Andrew’s Schools hosted an evening reception that centered around the discussion of the future of education with guests Ted Dinstersmith (Executive Producer, Most Likely to Succeed), Larry Rosenstock (President, High Tech High), Maya Rogers (President and CEO, Blue Planet Software and Blue Planet Startups). Dr. Ruth Fletcher and Robert Landau (Executive Director, Hawaiʻi Association of Independent Schools) moderated the discussion.

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February 23:
Students Aliya Abanes (grade 11) and Emily Ahlgren (grade 12) hosted a screening of Most Likely to Succeed tailored for the students of Hawaiʻi. Students from Damien Memorial School, ASSETS, SEEQs, and St. Andrew’s participated in a post-screening discussion and Ted Dintersmith served as keynote speaker.