ST. ANN MODEL SCHOOLS


Mission Statement


 The purpose of St. Ann Model Schools (ages 2-Grade 8) is to fulfill part of the Parish's educational ministry.  Through this participation, we teach our children to be a community of Catholics responsibly committed in Word and Action to the proclamation and celebration of the Gospel.


Our Philosophy

St. Ann Model Schools (ages 2-Grade 8) is a Catholic Parish community dedicated tot he charism of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.  As individual members, we strive for the universal goal: To teach as Jesus did.

We exemplify the values and principles of Jesus and instill them in our students.  In partnership with parents, who are the primary educators, we believe that given the right conditions, all children can learn.  The entire school community works together to empower and challenge our students to become:


  • ​faithful witnesses of Jesus Christ;                     
  • seekers of academic and aesthetic excellence;                             
  • independent yet cooperative learners;                                     
  • global citizens in service to the common good.


Our Catholic Identity

St. Ann Model Schools provides a challenging, coherent, and relevant Religion Curriculum that fulfills the schools' philosophy and mission by emphasizing that all children can learn and have the right to Religious Education.  The first five strands of the Religion curriculum are based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which are Creed, Liturgy and Sacrament, Morality, Prayer and Scripture.  The sixth strand is on the SS.CC. Charism, which functions as the heart of the parish/schools' identity.  This is due to the strong historical and relevant presence of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary for over 168 years in the parish community.



Service Learning is an integral part of our Religion


Curriculum.  Service  Learning is a process that is more than mere isolated acts of volunteerism, but rather an on-going process that services local and global communities.  At St. Ann's Model Schools, classes identify a community in need and determine ways in which students can learn, serve, and reflect upon that community's needs.   Service Learning Projects are integrated throughout curricular areas and are linked to one of more themes of Catholic Social Teaching.


Students at St. Ann Model Schools strive to incorporate moral decision-making and critical thinking skills to be a community of individuals responsibly committed in word and action to the principals and values of Jesus Christ.  Students are taught to be aware of others and that God is present in all of our lives.  Through various curricular areas, music, art, writing projects, service learning projects, informal and formal prayers, reflection and meditation, St. Ann's students develop an awareness of Catholic attitudes and behavior that can be applied to their own personal lives.


Student Learning Expectations (Ages 2-Grade 8)


Our Students will be…


Committed and responsible Christians:

  • ​Making Christ-like decision;

  • Demonstrating a basic knowledge of Catholic Church teachings and practices;  

  • Participating in community Liturgical and Para-Liturgical celebrations;

  • Demonstrating a devotion to the Sacred Hearts. 


Caring and respectful of our heritage:

Demonstrating knowledge and appreciation of the heritage of our St. Ann’s Community, our Kupuna (elders) generation, our cultural diversity participating in multi-cultural activities and projects.

 

Seekers of excellence for themselves and others:

  • Displaying confidence and self-motivation in academic and aesthetic achievement;

  • Demonstrating initiative to take on new challenges;

  • Using the “power of praise” to encourage others towards excellence.


Of service to the common good, living not for themselves alone (Aole no wale nou):

  • Participating in school, community, global service projects;  

  • Using talents and teaching others;

  • Practicing campus courtesy.

 

Our students will be skilled in…


 Cooperative partnerships:

  • Participating as team players;

  • Demonstrating respect for self, others, God, Church, authority, property;

  • Share, care, and play fair. 


Independent learning:

  • Engaging in original thought;

  • Creating quality products;

  • Demonstrating mastery and application of basic learning skills.


 Critical problem solving:

  • Analyzing, considering alternatives and making effective decisions;

  • Using logic and judgment in discovering solutions.

 

Effective communication:

Articulating ideas (verbal, non-verbal, and written).
Clearly, creatively and effectively speaking with confidence and poise;

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  • Expressing written ideas using correct grammar and mechanics;

  • Utilizing technology effectively;

  • Listening critically yet compassionately.


Accreditation, License and Certification
 
St. Ann Model Schools (ages 2 - Grade 8) is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).  In 1994, 2000 and again in 2006, St. Ann's Schools was granted a six year accreditation certificate from the Western  Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA).


The ELC was the first preschool in the state of Hawaii to be accredited by both organizations. WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA, CASI) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS).  WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.  For more information please visit www.westwcea.org.


St. Ann Model Schools is licensed by the Roman Catholic Church, Diocese of Honolulu in the State of Hawaii.  Additionally, St. Ann's Early Learning Center and St. Ann's Extended Day Programs are licensed by the Department of Human Services:  Child Care Connection, Good Beginnings Alliance.


Administration


Education Team - The leadership of St. Ann's parish community has united all educational programs for greater collaboration, cooperation and communication. By working together and sharing common goals and problems, it is hoped that there will also be a better understanding of our mission, an appreciation of the individual difficulties and a respect for personal talents. The educational programs of the parish are coordinated by the Education Team.


The Parish Director of Education, the Principals of the School (grades 1-8), the Early Learning Center, and the Religious Education Program plan and promote this parish-wide effort of education. The Principals of the School, Early Learning Center and Religious Education programs are responsible for the Children/Students, Faculty/Staff and Office personnel for their respective areas.


Teachers at St. Anns are called to form a faith community where students can discover the Catholic attitude and values in the lives of those who teach them. The school selects teachers both for their effectiveness in teaching subject matter and for their ability to affect student growth. The members of the St. Ann's faculty are all graduates from accredited colleges or universities holding a minimum Bachelor of Arts degree on up to a Master's degree. Teachers are concerned with the Catholic philosophy of education, professional competency, student behavior and learning
outcomes.


Schools in the Diocese of Honolulu, mindful of their primary mission as effective instruments of the educational ministry of the church, and witnesses to the love of Christ for all, shall not discriminate against any applicant, employee or student because of race, color and ethnic origin. In Coeducational schools, they shall not discriminate against any applicant or student because of sex. CSD #6022.


Courses


Early Learning Center:


Religion: Catholic (living faith and doctrine).  All students are required to participate in Religious classes and other spiritual liturgical activities and services


Language Arts: Oral Language Development, Phonics, Reading, Writing Readiness, Children's Literature, Listening Comprehension Skills.


Math Readiness: Primary concepts of time, measurement, sizes, shapes, numbers, graphing, etc.


Classroom Centers/Outdoor Play: Interaction and Socialization 


Life Skills: Social Living and Science

Library Readiness Skills


Music


Art & Physical Education


Computer


Grades 1-8:


Religion:  All students are required to participate in Religion classes and other spiritual, liturgical acitivies.  St. Ann's Model Schools' Religion program consists of a curriculum that includes preparation and planning for liturgies and prayer services that occur throughout the school year and for the reception of sacraments.


Language Arts:  Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Literature, Spelling, Vocabulary, Phonics, Composition, Speech, Penmanship, Critical and Writing Skills.


Mathematics (Grs. 1-7) Pre Algebra/Algebra (Grs. 7-8)


Social Studies/Hawaiiana


Science/Health


Fine Arts: Music/Art


Technology:  Computer


Physical Education