Upper School Update - September 26
- Model UN students attending the Vancouver Model UN conference in January as part of a larger Hawaiʻi delegation consisting of students from private and public high schools.
- Japan: Exploring the Concept of Peace, Past and Present: Students will be traveling to Japan during spring 2020 to explore the concept of peace in Japan.
- We are currently developing a trip to Fiji for summer 2020 to explore how this small island nation is working to fight the effects of climate change and to participate in marine field research. Students will also learn about the status of women in Fiji and contribute to women and family-centered community projects.
- During the summer of 2020, we plan to send three students to the Student Global Leadership Institute at Oakridge School in Hyderabad, India for the third consecutive year. Students chosen will learn about a designated theme with peers from India and the United States and will develop a project that will be implemented the following school year.
- October 4: The cast of Finding Nemo will share their acting and singing skills at the Schools of the Future Conference at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center.
- October 9: Help support our Theater Program by dining at CPK Ala Moana. See flyer for more details.
- Thank you for helping to keep students safe. Please be sure that your daughter is aware that we are a closed campus. Once she comes to campus for the day, she is not permitted to leave and then return to campus.
- After School Care: Middle school students should be enrolled in Lion’s Den and should be signed in by 3:15 p.m. each day. Students should not be hanging out on campus unsupervised. Athletes who have practice and are signed up for Lion’s Den should check into Lion’s Den first and then report to practice. Middle school students who are not registered for Lion’s Den but remain on campus after 3:15 p.m. will be assigned to Lion’s Den on a drop-in basis. Please see After School Care for information about registration.
Upper School Update - September 12
Upper School Update - August 29
Welcome back Priory families!
It has been lovely to see your daughters back on campus this past week! We began the school year in good form. As I welcomed students back to school, I shared our school’s theme this year which is kindness and explained how it is deeply linked to our founder, Queen Emma Kaleleonālani, and to our mission and vision. It’s really who we are. I asked them to continue to embody this value and to actively perpetuate a culture of kindness on campus as they are all extensions of Queen Emma’s legacy as Priory girls.
To this end, students worked with their class advisors and fellow classmates to develop a class charter which is a continuation of our school wide RULER program as a culmination of two questions:
- How do you want to feel at school?
- How do you and others need to act in order to help make this happen?
Responses seemed to be similar across grades— whether it be 6th or 12th grade— students want to feel safe, respected, challenged, engaged and inspired. Students were tasked with sharing their charter in a creative way with the rest of the Upper School. Student charters will remain in their grade level advisors' classrooms and will be revisited throughout the school year.
We ended Friday with our Welcome Back Assembly. Student councils from lower school, middle school and high school and each high school grade level presented banners that presented their themes for the school year. The students did a fabulous job creatively presenting through music, dance and theatrical skits, showing how their themes represented them. Read more about the opening days of school on our campus news website. To view photos of the Welcome Back Assembly, browse our photo website, SmugMug.
I am honored to work with your daughters and look forward to supporting each of them as they strive to reach their personal best here at The Priory.
Me ke aloha pumehana,
Principal, The Priory Upper School