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Maryknoll School - Athletics General News
2013-2014 Spartan Baseball

Friday, August 02, 2013 4:33:00 PM

FALL Sports Tryout Info

Friday, August 02, 2013 10:01:00 AM

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Maryknoll School - Grade School News
Brie Bella of Maryknoll School wins 2014 USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championship

On March 22, Maryknoll’s own Brie Bella won the 2014 Female Intermediate 2 -28 kg. division at the Youth & Scholastic National Championships.

Brie travelled with her team, Hawaii Tenri Judo Club, to Irving, Texas to compete with more than 600 of her peers from all over the United States. Brie has been doing judo with Hawaii Tenri Club since she was five. Her father and brother are also judo champions, so the love for the sport runs in the family. 

Brie has a strong passion for the humble sport, and she works hard to accomplish her goals. Her winning attitude matched with diligence and determination has helped her to become the strong athlete she is. 

Even as a three-time champion, Brie, like most accomplished athletes, still got her fair share of jitters before it was her turn to get on the mat and compete. Her focus was quickly regained as soon as she got her first grip, and she went on to be undefeated throughout the entire competition.

I love judo, and I am so happy for my win!  But I know there's a lot more for me to learn. #judoalwaysonmymind.” (her Instagram tagline) says the young champ. With her new acquired gold medal, Brie was awarded a spot on the USA Judo Junior World Team.  This honor allows Brie to compete internationally, including the upcoming Ilioupolis Cup International in Athens, Greece and the Grand Prix Marcinelle in Marcinelle, France. 


Friday, April 11, 2014 1:39:00 AM

Eighth Grade 2014 D.C. Trip

Maryknoll students embarked on their annual and much anticipated eighth grade trip on Thursday, March 20. Each year, the eighth grade class travels together on an educational and very memorable trip that they wait for all year long. An excited bunch of 40 students and four teachers are taking part in the “2014 D.C. Trip.” Currently, they are experiencing some of America’s greatest treasures.

Pictured are our eighth graders in front the Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home in Virginia. The house is on the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) list, regarded as one of the most prized landmarks in the world.

The trip will continue until March 30, and will include visits to Gettysburg, Philadelphia, and a multitude of memorials. Keep up with the students on Vice President Kris Kern’s blog that will serve you with photo and video updates along with more information outlining the trip at

Friday, March 28, 2014 6:49:00 PM

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Maryknoll School - High School News
Maryknoll Students Honored at the 2014 Hawaii Council on Economic Education

Several exceptional students represented Maryknoll in the Hawaii Council on Economic Education (HCEE) 2014 Economic Challenge, and took home two awards.

The challenge that took place on April 2 was divided into two separate competitions: the Adam Smith division for AP students, and the David Ricardo for non-AP students enrolled in courses with economic concepts. Initial rounds of the competition include written tests, while the final rounds include “first-to-the buzzer” question rounds for the teams to showcase their knowledge and critical thinking skills. Maryknoll students Heather Acidera, Katherine Guevara, Natalie Kamada, Chad Saito were the runner-up team in the David Ricardo Division (pictured below). Alex Lee was Maryknoll’s individual high scorer in this division.

Our runner-up winners from the Adam Smith division included Xamantha Curameng, Chloe Fortuna, Xavier Imperial, and Gwendilyn Liu. Xamantha Curameng was Maryknoll’s individual high scorer in this division.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:17:00 AM

Living Noblesse Oblige - Troy Kamiya - High School Teacher of the Week

Teacher of the Week: Troy Kamiya

Living Noblesse Oblige

            The importance of being there for others is a principle our Maryknoll Sisters have passed down to both our students and teachers here at Maryknoll School since its inception in 1927. That spirit lives on today at Maryknoll High School and is exemplified by the hard work and dedication sociology teacher Troy Kamiya has invested into helping others throughout his journey in life.

            Mr. Kamiya was born in Kaneohe and later moved with his family to the town of Kaimuki. He attended St. Mark’s Lutheran School until he was accepted to Punahou School in the 4th grade. While in high school, Mr. Kamiya enjoyed playing football and being a member of the Punahou track team. His fondest memories of high school are related to his experience as a Junior Leader in Kaimuki each summer when Mr. Kamiya would lead children in helping them to become young adults. During the school year, Mr. Kamiya also worked at various places like TCBY Yogurt and Chucky Cheese. Even at work, Mr. Kamiya found himself surrounded by children either wanting to eat yogurt or play video games. In retrospect, Mr. Kamiya wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. He loved being with kids so much that he even dressed up as Chucky Cheese a few times while working in Aina Haina just so he could see the joy in the eyes of the children there.

            After graduating from Puanhou School, Mr. Kamiya thought he would study the courses needed for him to become a school counselor. For that reason, he began taking many sociology courses. After four years, he attained his BA in Sociology from the University of Hawaii Manoa while working at the same time as Kaimuki’s YMCA Program Director. While in this position, Mr. Kamiya made the decision to eventually become a teacher because he was told by many people that school counselors, much like the position he held as program director, spent most of their time processing paperwork instead of being with kids. For that reason, Mr. Kamiya eventually applied for a teaching position at Maryknoll School and was hired soon after. He has been a teacher here ever since.

            At Maryknoll, Mr. Kamiya began as a substitute teacher, study hall facilitator, and also administered exams to students. In time, a position as social studies teacher opened when Della Au, sister of current principal Darcie Kawamura, left Maryknoll School for a career as a politician. Eventually, former sociology teacher Mr. Eackman retired and Mr. Kamiya took over the job of teaching sociology at Maryknoll School. Over the years, Mr. Kamiya has been actively involved at Maryknoll as an assistant coach of the Maryknoll’s varsity basketball team and Senate Advisor just to name a few.

            Mr. Kamiya loves working at Maryknoll School because he believes that like his former alma mater, Maryknoll School develops strong academic skills in their students. In addition to this, what makes Maryknoll School even more unique is that it also graduates students with a desire to make a difference in their respective communities. Through various projects, activities, and assignments, Mr. Kamiya does his best to teach his students that lesson and he is so proud of the many Maryknoll graduates that have continued in life with a desire to help those in need.

            We thank Mr. Kamiya for committing his life to helping children and young adults reach their full potential. In this way, Mr. Kamiya has lived our school motto of “Noblesse Oblige” and we are ever so grateful for him and his work. Thank you Mr. Kamiya for being a part of our Maryknoll family for so many years.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:11:00 AM

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Maryknoll School - PTG News
PTG Meeting: October 9, 2012

There is a PTG meeting is on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 6:00 PM. It will be held in the Maryknoll Community Center's Ma Multipurpose Room.

Monday, October 08, 2012 8:30:00 AM

PTG Hosts Kindergarten Event

Mahalo to all the Kindergarten families who were able to join us on Saturday, August 18th for the Parent Teacher Guild’s Kindergarten event! In order to help our keiki transition into the school environment and feel comfortable with their new classrooms and teachers, Kindergarten students were able to experience what their first day of school will be like. The students learned the daily student routine, brought in their backpacks and learned to store them in their personal cubbies, met their teachers and peers, participated in a craft activity and played on the playground! Our Kindergarten parents also had the chance to meet other parents and become more familiar with our Parent Teacher Guild. We hope that this event will make it a little easier to drop of your children on their first day of school this week! Welcome to Maryknoll grade school, a nurturing community where your students embark on the exciting adventure of learning.  

Monday, August 20, 2012 1:05:00 PM

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Maryknoll School - Campus Ministry News
Journeying Through Lent

Our Lenten journey began this year with an all school Ash Wednesday Mass.  Lent afforded us the time to be other-centered by focusing on more intense prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Our campus was filled with many opportunities for reflection and action: celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Living Stations of the Cross, AGAPE Retreat, KAIROS Retreat, Senior Service Day, classroom Lenten reflections and activities, Seder Meal, Operation Rice Bowl, faculty/staff book reflection, our upcoming all school Holy Thursday prayer service, and your continued personal witness.  The faith life of Maryknoll continues to foster and define who we are - a faith filled community in service to one another.

As you travel through Holy Week may the blessings of our loving God be
upon your family.

Have a blessed Easter.

Campus Ministry


Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:00:00 PM

CRS Rice Bowl: A Lenten Donation Drive

During the Lenten season, our faith requires us to pray, fast and give alms.  Catholic Relief Services is providing an opportunity to do just that with their "RICE BOWL" donation drive. 

Did you know that....

$10 = two weeks of food for a family in need?

$25 = drought-resistant seeds for a farmer?

$50 = clean water for more than 500 families?

$100 = school desks for 13 children?

For more facts, personal testimonies, other Lenten reflections and online donations, please visit . Or pass by the HS Campus Ministry office in Rm 303 to pick up a donation box and form. 


Thursday, April 03, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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Maryknoll School - Alumni News
Della Au Belatti '92- Hawaii Women Lawyers- Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year


Congratulations to Alumna, Della Au Belatti '92, for being awarded the Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year by the Hawaii Women Lawyers 

The Hawaii Women Lawyers (HWL) organization was founded in 1976 and has been the forefront of significant legal issues affecting women attorneys, women, children and families. HWL's mission is to improve the lives and careers of women in all aspects of the legal profession, to influence the future of the legal profession, and to enhance the status of women and promote equal opportunities for all people.

Della is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives since January 2007 representing District 24. She served consecutively from January 2007 until 2013 in the District 25 seat. The district includes Makiki and Tantalus, along with portions of McCully and Papakolea on the island of Oahu.

Della is one of five siblings that have graduated from Maryknoll School. Darcie '90, Dean '93, Larry '96, and Lenny '97. Her sister, Darcie Au Kawamura '90, is our current Maryknoll High School Principal. She is married to Michael Belatti and has two children, Emma and Elyana.


Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Maryknoll Alumna, Michele Saito, named president of DTRIC Insurance Group

“Michele possesses invaluable knowledge and nearly 30 years of industry experience,” Executive Chairman and CEO Ron Toyofuku said in a statement. “She is well-respected in the local insurance community, and brings with her a fresh leadership style, innovative, forward thinking and a passion for the business. We’re very excited to have her come on board and utilize her unique set of skills and talents to lead DTRIC into the future.” Read more from Pacific Business News.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:32:00 AM

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Office of Institutional Advancement Happenings
Reminder for End of Tax Year Gifts

 During the holiday season, many people plan their end-of-year gift giving.  If you are considering an end-of-year donation to Maryknoll School for tax purposes, we ask that you keep these very important deadlines in mind:

Online gifts. Your online gift must be made by Dec. 31, 2012. To make your gift online, go to Maryknoll Give. IRS guidelines require that online credit card transactions be completed no later than 11:59 p.m. in the time zone in which the gift is made.

Mailed check or credit card gifts. Checks mailed to us must be dated no later than Dec. 31, 2012, AND must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 2012. Credit card donations mailed to us must be received by us by Dec. 26.  IRS guidelines require us to process credit card donations for 2012 before the end of the year. Our office will not be open Dec. 29-31.

Phoned-in credit card gifts. Phoned-in credit card gifts must be received by noon Dec. 27, 2012.

Securities. If you wish to make a gift of securities, please contact us no later than Dec. 26. You may call us at 952-7310.

Gifts to our annual fund (AIM) may be designated for the operating fund or for scholarship.

If you have any questions, please call us at (808) 952-7310 or email Please remember that our office will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:42:00 PM

Your gift, large or small, makes all the difference

From kindergarten through 12th grade, Maryknoll's students are challenged each and every school day to develop mind, body, and soul.  Science and robotics programs, economics, theater and band, art, extracurricular activities, athletic programs and retreats all develop the whole child.

Your support of our annual fund, which goes directly to school programs, is an investment in quality education and ensures continuation of all that makes Maryknoll special.

We're in the home stretch for the 2011-12 Annual Investment in Maryknoll campaign.  We have until the end of June to meet our 2011-12 goal of $425,000.  The education of our Maryknoll children is a partnership - your participation in this mission through your gifts makes all the difference and we see it every day in the faces of our children.

Noblesse Oblige

Thursday, May 03, 2012 9:18:00 AM

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