Hahaione Elementary School (Honolulu, HI). Teachers coordinate physical education opportunities with community organizations. Through the Hawai’i Bicycling League and the City and County of Honolulu, our fourth graders participate in BikeEd Hawai’i. This program enables students to develop the skills and safety knowledge necessary to travel our neighborhoods as bicyclists. As schedules allow, teachers have also partnered with the U.S. Tennis Association Hawai’i Pacific Section to create opportunities to learn basic tennis skills.
The PTSA also coordinates with the Oahu Club to provide the Swim for Life program for our Grades 2 and 3 students. In the six-week Swim for Life program, students attend one class per week to develop their swimming skills and learn about water safety. Students who have limited swimming experience prior to this program are able to swim by its conclusion. Our PTSA further supports physical fitness with an annual Fun Run that promotes running endurance while also raising school spirit.