ABOUT PIKAKE SCHOOL
Pikake School believes that children are powerful, rich and capable. Childhood is the crucial time when children build a foundation for their future and they begin to paint their life on their own canvas. We feel childhood is the culmination of precious moments all combined and we would like to support children by providing a nurturing environment, guiding them, and honoring their curiosity, discovery, and imagination.
We also would like our children to experience nature: smelling flowers, touching dirt, and listening to the birds singing. So they sharpen their senses and embrace the beauty of our planet. Through our program, children build self-confidence and enjoy who they are, love our Earth, and contribute to our global community. We would like to continue growing together with our children, their families, and our community.
Pikake School’s PICNIC Values
Peace – Cultivate a peaceful mind to build a peaceful world
Inspiration – Celebrate inspiration
Creativity – Honor unique ideas and creativity
Nurturing hearts – Nurture hearts and mindfulness
Imagination –Spread the wings of imagination
Community – Open the doors to global community
Our Image of the Child, Families, and Teachers
The child as a powerful being, communicator, and collaborator
The families as partners in the learning process
The teacher as a guide, researcher, and nurturer
Our school name “Pikake School” is inspired by the small, white Pikake jasmine flower from Hawaii. Each Pikake flower is lovely and fragrant on its own, but when dozens of these flowers are brought together into a lei, the result is a beautiful joining of petals and a scent that embodies happiness. A Pikake lei is a cherished Hawaiian lei: a beloved expression of unity and joy.
Our wish at Pikake School is that each child will grow into a kind and thoughtful individual, as well as someone who lives in harmony with the global community.
We have been inspired by Aloha style in both our philosophy and classroom design. Our environment is cozy and home-like to celebrate a nurturing environment where the children feel encouraged to learn and blossom as individuals and as supportive teammates to one another. We embrace and value our community of students, parents, teachers and volunteers as Ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family whose members come together to support each other and work in unison to accomplish more as a group than one person can alone.
We strive each day to demonstrate the Aloha spirit in all our interactions with the children, parents and the Pikake School community.