Mission Statement 

Haha’ione Elementary educates students through a rigorous, inquiry based curriculum. Students are nurtured in a caring, multicultural community that encourages them to be knowledgeable, active, compassionate, and open-minded learners.

Vision Statement 

Haha’ione...where helping hands join on a journey of wonder and discovery.

At Hahaione Elementary, we believe that our children thrive in an education environment that is a balance of academics, character and the arts.

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International Baccalaureate

Hahaione Elementary School was authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in February 2013. We are the first elementary school within the Kaiser Complex Schools authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP).  We were re-authorized as an IB World School in 2022.

The PYP presents a transdisciplinary approach to learning, where individual content areas are drawn together in a curricular units. At the heart of the PYP philosophy is a commitment to inquiry as the ideal vehicle for learning and an emphasis on development in the Learn Profile and Attitudes.

Throughout the Programme of Inquiry, each student will:

For more information about the IB Primary Years Programe, please visit http://www.ibo.org/pyp

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IB Learner Profile 

The aim of all IB Programmes is to develop internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. 

As IB learners we strive to be: 

Inquirers - 

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life 

Knowledgeable - 

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance. 

Thinkers - 

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions. 

Communicators - 

We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups. 

Principled - 

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

Open-minded -

We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience. 

Caring - 

We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us. 

Risk-takers -

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change. 

Balanced - 

We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives–  intellectual, physical, and emotional– to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

Reflective - 

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development. 


IB Approaches to Learning (ATL) Skills 

These ATL skills are grounded in the belief that learning how to learn is fundamental to a student’s life in and out of a school environment. IB programmes support learners in developing: 

The PYP identifies seven key concepts that facilitate planning for a conceptual approach to learning. 


The Programme of Inquiry

The Programme of Inquiry focuses on six transdisciplinary themes that offer students a balanced, conceptual and connected learning experience. Units of inquiry create opportunities for students to wonder and discover, to investigate local and global issues, to make meaningful connections between subject areas, and to develop the attributes of the IB learner profile. 

Who We Are - 

An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships, including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

Where We Are in Place and Time - 

An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

How We Express Ourselves - 

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

How the World Works - 

An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

How We Organize Ourselves - 

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the Planet - 

An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.


Throughout the PYP, students have voice, choice and ownership for their learning. Students collaborate with their teachers and peers to actively engage in the learning process. They inquire, express interests, and take initiative to reach their goals. Students demonstrate agency when they: 


The Exhibition

The PYP Exhibition is the culminating and collaborative experience for 5th graders in the final year of the PYP. Students demonstrate their knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills and learner profile attributes through their exhibition projects. They’re actively engaged in planning, presenting, and assessing their learning. Students collaborate with their peers to deepen their understanding of their inquiry and to take action as a result of their learning. 

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Hahaione Elementary Exhibition featured:  “The Innovation Playlist” 36:40