Waimalu Elementary

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Aloha Waimalu Ohana!

Welcome back to school!  We are so excited to start the year!  I hope all of you had a great summer, and are looking forward to a year full of learning and FUN!  If you are new to the Waimalu Ohana, I look forward to meeting you. If you are returning to us, I look forward to seeing you again soon.


I would like to start by welcoming the following people to our ohana:

  • Norene Ajimine, Kindergarten
  • Amy Fungone, Grade 5
  • Sara Hanoski, SPED Grade 6
  • Cheryl Nishimoto, SPED Grades ⅘
  • Helen Park, Instructional Coach


We are grateful that these fine teachers decided to join us in our journey.


Our state superintendent, Dr. Christina Kishimoto, is committed to giving schools the flexibility to be creative in finding innovative ways to meet their unique needs.  Although we are still accountable to ensure that our students are learning and growing, we have been given greater freedom to determine HOW we achieve this. We will continue to emphasize the whole child and develop students that are successful academically and socially. 

We will again be using “Choose Love” to teach our students social and emotional skills.  We will also be using a program called i-Ready to help meet the individual learning needs of our students in reading and math.  Our teachers will be sending more information on this exciting program as the year progresses.

Thanks to the dedication of our teachers and staff, we will once again be offering after school clubs to develop individual student interests.  Please be on the look-out for information regarding our after school clubs.

We look forward to seeing all of you in the coming year.  If you have any concerns, and would like to see me, please stop by the office.  If I am not in, please ask to see Kacie Kurisu, our school secretary and she can help you set up an appointment.


Glen Iwamoto