On September 15, 2018, I took my daughter and my two nephews to watch the Paniolo Parade in beautiful Kamuela, Hawaii. I usually make it a tradition to take my daughter to go and watch as it
Finding A Home Based On Your Childs Education
When your child starts to enter in the world of learning the first thing we as parents want to do is to provide the best education we can for our children. A lot of homebuyers will research where they would like their child to attend school and purchase a place based off of that. For me personally, when my husband and I decided on a preschool for our daughter we decided on a school in Kona because it fit our schedules for work and we heard great things about the teachers.
Once you get into Kindergarten it seems to be a whole new ball game when deciding on a school for your child to attend. Big Island has a lot of public schools in the district. In Kona there is Kealakehe Elementary, Holualoa Elementary, and Kahakai Elementary that offer public education. Then you have your private schools such as Makualani Christian Academy, West Hawaii Explorations and then you have charter schools such as Kuleana Education or Hawaii Technology Academy. Our first choice was to have my daughter attend school in Waimea in the South Kohala district of the Big Island. But a lot of families had the same idea in trying to get their children in the private institutions that Waimea has to offer which include Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Parker School. There are charter schools such as Kanu O Ka 'Aina which is a learning center that is mostly focused on Hawaiian culture, but again this was all based on lottery.
When my daughter was accepted in Makualani Christian Academy we made the decision to just keep her there until maybe intermediate. As my daughter got accepted our landlords asked us if we were interested in purchasing the home we were renting. We figure that she would probably be attending her current school through elementary and we will see what kind of opportunities she will have for her education going into intermediate and high school. Our goal is to still move to Waimea but all that will be determined on our daughter's education because we want her to have every opportunity to grow and learn and we think it's important to build a foundation around that when it comes to owning a home as well.
Aloha! My name is Shenell Caldeira, I was born and raised on the island of Hawaii in Kailua-Kona. I am lucky to have grown up in paradise all my life and I never take that for granted. I've worked ....