At Nuuanu, we are learners for life. Our philosophy is that all children can learn and must be helped to develop their skills, knowledge, and attitudes, and be provided the experiences that will prepare them to live as contributing citizens in a world of rapid technological changes.
Our mission is to develop and nurture the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of all so that we are able to use information wisely, adapt to change, and pursue lifelong learning.
A learner for life...
...has a positive attitude. He/She has an ‘it can be done!’ attitude and is willing to try and believes in themselves and others. He/She doesn’t discourage others. Instead, they show respect. ...is open minded. He/She has a mind open to ideas, opinions, or arguments and speaks up. ...is enthusiastic. He/She displays interest, eagerness, passion, the joy of learning, and makes learning fun. ...is a risk taker. He/She exposes oneself to new ideas in unfamiliar ground, willing to take chances and seize new opportunities, and recognizes the possibility of making sacrifices. ...is a problem solver. He/She applies the knowledge gained to situations encountered requiring decisions or solutions to solve problems. ...is flexible. He/She makes choices after looking at all the alternatives and isn’t afraid to make a choice. ...is an effective communicator. He/She transmits or receives information or feelings so that the message is clearly and satisfactorily understood. ...is responsible. He/She is reliable, trustworthy, able to commit and to fulfill obligations and duties, and accepts consequences of decisions or actions. ...possesses life skills. He/She demonstrates practical application of basic skills, continually reads and learns for knowledge, works on self-improvement, and enjoys and appreciates life.
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