School Life

Clubs and Teams

High School Clubs and Organizations

As of October 7, 2022 

A student may join no more than 3 of the clubs marked with an asterisk (*). This allows students to actively devote time and energy to participating in those clubs.  

List of 35 items.

  • Anime Club

    Dive into the Japanese Culture.  Participate in activities that help you learn the language, customs and food.  This year we hope to embark on an exciting adventure into the Japanese culture.  Come and join the club to experience Japanese life. 

    Advisor: Mr. Kamiya 
  • Arts Ministry

    Creating faith-based artwork for the school, specifically for school-wide Masses and Holy Days 

    Advisor: Ms. Corpus 
  • Book Club

    To create a community where students can express their interests in various forms of literature and discuss it with their peers.

    Advisor: Mr. Waylan Chan
  • Campus Ministry

    Making God’s love visible on the LIFE Team, Majuro Team, Philippines Team, Music Ministry, and as altar servers for mass. 

    Advisor: Campus Ministers 
  • Chinese Club

    Promoting the understanding and awareness of Chinese culture through history, music, food, and film.
    Advisor: Mr. Wang 
  • Civil Air Patrol

    Advisor: Mr. Denton Alvarado and Mr. Trevor Lau 
  • Coding Club*

    To learn, inspire, & innovate through collaboration utilizing fun games, challenges, and competitions with a focus on coding. This club seeks to provide opportunities to organize & participate in state/national competitions and learn about real-world applications of coding. 

    Advisor: Dr. Tolentino 
  • Craft Club

    Dedicated to the joy of arts and crafts.
    Advisor: Mrs. Arakaki-Pedro 
  • Drama Club

    Giving students the opportunity to explore the world of theater and drama by creating a community for enthusiasts and those interested to connect and explore their creative talents. 

    Advisor: Mr. Connell 
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club

    Promoting the role-playing game of Dungeons and Dragons in a safe environment while creating connections and building a community with its members. 

    Advisor: Mr. Connell 
  • Filipino Club

    To allow students to experience the Filipino culture and its traditions.

    Advisor: Mr. Lulu Lulu
  • Film Club

    Creating a space for film lovers and those interested in watching great films and discuss as a group.

    Advisor: Mr. Daniel Connell
  • Hui Hawai’i: Hawaiian Club

    Promoting Hawaiian values through language and culture. 

    Advisor: Mrs. Arakaki-Pedro and Mr. Simon 
  • Japanese Club

    Dive into the Japanese Culture.  Participate in activities that help you learn the language, customs, and food.  This year we hope to embark on an exciting adventure into the Japanese culture.  Come and join the club to experience Japanese life. 

    Advisor: Mrs. Mizumura 
  • Karaoke Club

    To sing our hearts out, to have fun, and to decompress!

    Advisor: Mrs. Christine Fuller
  • Key Club

    Providing opportunities for students to perform service, build character, and develop leadership. Core values: caring, leadership, character-building, inclusiveness. 

    Advisors: Mr. Chris Moe 
  • Korean Club

    Promoting the understanding and awareness of Korean culture through history, music, food, and film. 

    Advisor: Mrs. Martin 
  • LIFE Team

    Members of the LIFE (Living in Faith Eternally) Team are servant leaders of the school and are involved with Campus Ministry—helping with mass, leading retreats, etc.

    Advisor: Mr. Lulu Lulu & Ms. Ainona Petelo
  • Maryknoll Math Team

    Compete in monthly competitions and learn new and challenging mathematics. 

    Advisor: Dr. Tamura-Sato & Mr. Uy
  • Maryknoll Robotics Team

    Designing, engineering, building, programming, and driving robots on both small and large scales. 
    The Robotics team participates in VEX and FIRST Robotics Competitions during the school year and over the summer.  
    Advisor: Dr. Tamura-Sato 
  • Maryknoll Speech Team

    Developing speaking skills, the Speech Team enters speech and congressional debate competitions with schools around the state.  Students also earn an invitation to become members of the National Speech and Debate Association --the Honor Society of Speech and Debate.   

    Advisor: Dr. Fran Wong 
  • Model United Nations

    Encouraging students to cultivate their global citizenship and fulfill their potential in leadership as well as diplomatic interaction. 

    Advisor: Mr. Silva
  • Music Ministry Alive

    Prepares music selections for schoolwide mass and praise & worship services; as well as provides an opportunity for students to sing, play, and jam together to spread the good vibes around campus. 

    Advisor: Mr. Laumoli 
  • National Honor Society

    As a member of the National Honor Society, a student pledges to: maintain high scholastic standing, uphold one's character, be a leader and give oneself freely in service to others. NHS members have service projects, like the Maryknoll Blood Drive and peer tutoring throughout the year.

    Advisor: Mrs. Patricia McMaster
  • Ocean Surf Club

    Perpetuating the Hawaiian Culture through environmental awareness with education from ocean professionals and helping the environment with clean-ups. 

    Advisor: Mrs. Nourrie 
  • Origami Club

    Advisor: Mrs. Rie Mizumura
  • Physics Club

    This club lets students learn more about physics outside of the classroom. Physics Club members have the option to participate in fun physics experiments and also compete in an annual Physics Olympics for high schools hosted by the University of Hawaii.

    Advisor: Mr. Douglas Ellman
  • Prom Committee

    Planning, organizing, and facilitating the Junior-Senior Prom. Students will help select the theme, photography effects, music, menu, and activities for the prom. Students will also create decorations and favors, help sell prom bids, and decorate and break down on the prom day.  All juniors and seniors are invited to help make this year’s prom a special and memorable event. 

    **Pending school approval and current mandates due to COVID-19.

    Advisor: Mrs. Nourrie 
  • Red Cross Club

    To learn about and aid in emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness. This club will help bring together others with the common goal of helping others facing prepare for disaster, learn life-saving skills, and provide leadership opportunities.

    Advisor: Dr. Chanelle Tolentino
  • Samoan Club

    To perpetuate the Samoan language, culture and heritage through the performing arts and cultural activities and events, the Samoan Club seeks to share the “Faa’Samoa” or “The Samoan Way” with interested students. 

    Advisor: Mr. Lulu Lulu and Mr. Cory Simon 
  • Spartan Jazz Club*

    To allow musical students to participate in jam sessions with other musical students. To create an opportunity for students interested in music to get to know each other. We would also instill an appreciation of jazz music to Maryknoll students. And improve the skill of improvisation. 

    Advisor: Mr. Lay 
  • Spartan Spirit Club

    Dedicated to recognizing Seniors at their athletic senior nights.

    Advisor: Mrs. McGivern 
  • The Toad Literary Magazine

    Providing Maryknoll students with an artistic voice through its long-standing and award-winning national arts and literary magazine publication. (***editors and interns are pre-selected; Tadpole members are “in training” to take on leadership roles in the future)
    Advisor: Ms. Corpus 
  • Trivia Club

    The purpose of the Trivia Club is to bring together people to play fun, exciting trivia events. 

    Advisor: Mr. Silva 
  • Yearbook Club

    Help create the Maryknoll High School yearbook, The Tribute! 

    Advisors: Mr. Connell and Mrs. Nourrie 

Middle School Clubs and Organizations

As of September 12, 2021 

List of 9 items.

  • Green Team

    The purpose of the Maryknoll School Green Team is to reinforce the importance of each person’s impact on the earth.  Through activities in school and in the community, the Green Team will (but is not limited to) share and inform about topics of reducing, reusing, recycling, and conservation. Our Maryknoll School Green Goals include but are not limited to:

    1.  Holding a GT meeting once per course cycle
    2.  Participating in one large community clean up event each semester
    3.  Designing and implementing ‘Green’ activities on the school campus once per quarter
  • Hula Ministry

    The mission of the Maryknoll Hula Ministry’s is to promote a heart of worship. We are a part of the campus ministry to help our community enter into the presence of God for our mass and prayer services.
  • Math Team

    If you love math or think you want to become better at math, join the math team. Students who already love math can compete on a team against a rival school and students who are willing to try math can engage in fun, collaborative activities. The problems we practice and the skills you learn build critical thinking and problem solving that can help you be successful in your future math classes! Who knew a little math could equal a ton of fun.
  • Na Pua O Malia

    Na Pua O Malia is an after-school choir that is open to all students in grades 3-8.  This ensemble sings at school functions, including the annual Maryknoll Pa‘ina, Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Award and Scholarship Dinner, and Open House.  They are also regular participants in the E Mele Kakou Festival.
  • NJHS

    Membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a student in Middle School. Our chapter of the NJHS had worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teacher, peers, and the community. The National Junior Honor Society strives to recognize the total student- one who excels in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership Service, Citizenship, and Character.
  • Robotics

    (2 divisions in VEX:  VEX IQ and VEX EDR)

    The VEX IQ Challenge provides elementary and middle school students with exciting, open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centered learning. (Taken and modified from:

    In the VEX EDR Robotics Competition, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. (Taken and modified from:

    *We have VEX IQ teams in 3rd-6th grade and VEX EDR teams from 7th -12th grade.
  • Senate

    The Senate creates an opportunity for students to develop leadership and promote school spirit as they organize and carry out school activities and community service projects. The Senate is made up students who were elected by their peers to serve as the voice of the student body. Members include the president, vice-president, secretary of communications, spiritual advisor, and homeroom representatives.
  • Spartan Singers

    The Spartan Singers are an auditioned choral ensemble for students in grades 5 to 8, who are members of Na Pua O Malia or the middle school choir classes. The Spartan Singers have a passion for choral singing and represent Maryknoll with pride. They perform regularly in the Maryknoll community, singing at school Mass and prayer services, the Maryknoll Pa‘ina, the Hawaii Catholic Schools Choral Festival, and the annual Maryknoll Choir Winter and Spring Concerts.
  • Speech Team

    If you’re into theater, drama, humor, working with a team, reading with expression, or speaking on the fly, or you would like to learn these skills, there’s a category for you in Speech. Students choose one of 5 categories in which to hone their craft: storytelling, programmed reading, duo interpretation, impromptu speaking, and original oratory. We participate in four tournaments throughout the school year, have practice weekly and learn to become confident speakers in front of a live audience. Best of all, it’s fun to stand up and perform.
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