WNA Chickens

The WNA Garden is full of life, including our resident chickens. Affectionately known as, “The Girls,” they love oats, fish food, and cuddles. All of them lay eggs, mostly daily, the students can tell who laid by the shape or color of the eggs. Students clean the coop, feed the chickens, collect eggs, and let them out to run around the garden. “The Girls,” have been a great addition to the WNA Garden.

The High Cost of Child Care

Even though we are a school and we focus on education, we do fall into the category of child care. WNA preschool is one of the most competitively priced preschools in our area and our island but we still understand that it is a lot. I recently read an article which brought those statistics into the light for me. Continue reading

Field Trips

Recently, someone asked me what my earliest memory was? I really couldn’t think of anything when I was a baby except for what I had seen in videos…vhs videos. So I thought about preschool I still remember my preschool teachers name and the thing I remembered the most was taking naps. I had one of those denim sleeping bags that my grandma had decorated with puff paint and let me choose iron on characters to put on it. I remember the playground, the rolling gate that locked us in when our parents dropped us off kicking and screaming, and I remember field trips. Continue reading

Blue Zone Certified

What if generations of people could live longer, healthier, happier lives? What if it wasn’t so hard to do because their surroundings made it easy? Leveraging secrets discovered in Blue Zones around the world—rare longevity hotspots—Blue Zones Project® is helping transform communities across the U.S. into areas where the healthy choice is easy and people live longer with a higher quality of life.

Windward Nazarene Academy had a ceremony officially naming the school a certified blue zone. It took work from our Principal, Kitchen Staff, Fab4 (local wellness program), and students and staff to achieve such a high honor. The programs the school was already doing in our Sustain WNA initiative, combined with creative new meals added to our menu, and innovative physical education all played an integral role in this certification. We served healthy snacks, including a kale spinach dip which featured kale and seasoning from our own garden. The opportunities for you to start living longer, healthier, and happier lives is in your hands, and we are always here to help.

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Always Learning 3.0

Who knew the first time I wrote Always Learning it would become a series. Well either way here is episode 3. Schools of the Future is a collaborative event presented by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, the Hawaii Department of Education and the Hawaii Community Foundation in partnership with the Pillars of Peace Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education to highlight the best practices that are taking place in our learning environments today and being planned for those of tomorrow. Continue reading