Breaking ground

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    New Head of School Kate Conway is social distancing and face mask compliant as she greets guests, Thursday in front of the new Island School plans that include the new classroom.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    As one of her first duties, new Head of School Kate Conway acknowledges the people who preceded Island School’s occupancy of the land, Thursday during groundbreaking ceremonies for a new classroom.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kumu Sabra Kauka officiates over the social distancing compliant groundbreaking, Thursday for a new Island School classroom. Participating dignitaries included Arryl Kaneshiro, Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, Kumu Sabra, Kathy Richardson, new Head of School Kate Conway, Laura Cushne, and Ralph Cushne.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Archie Achuara Jr. and Thatcher Magoun sound the start of groundbreaking for a new Island School classroom, Thursday at the ceremony officiated by Kumu Sabra Kauka.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kumu Sabra Kauka gets help from Kathy Richardson in blessing the ground ahead of Kate Conway, the new Island School Head of School, Thursday during the groundbreaking for a new classroom at the Puhi campus.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kate Conway, the new Head of School for Island School, right, adds salt to the water, Thursday during the groundbreaking blessing for the new classroom that will start construction starting July 1. Officiating is Kumu Sabra Kauka, Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami holds the wai, and Kathy Richardson holds the calabash.

PUHI — Kate Conway does not start her new job as Head of School until next Wednesday, but was pressed into service with her first task — the groundbreaking for a new classroom, Thursday at the Island School campus.

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