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On September 21, KSH Kula Ha‘aha‘a celebrated the International Day of Peace with the Pinwheels for Peace project.

KSH students imagine world peace with art project

Nov. 6, 2014

Contributed by Shaundor Chillingworth

This story originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of Nā Poki‘i, the KS Hawai‘i Kula Ha‘aha‘a (Elementary School) monthly newsletter. You can also read and see more photos on teacher Tana Rosehill’s class blog.  

Each year, in September, kula ha‘aha‘a students at the KS Hawai‘i campus celebrate the International Day of Peace with the Pinwheels for Peace project.

Over 256 pinwheels were installed on the main campus road and whirled through the week to acknowledge this day. The pinwheels are really “art from the heart,” as keiki included prayers, poems and wishes for a better world.

The project is coordinated by passionate kula ha‘aha‘a art teacher Tana Rosehill. This was the eighth year that kula haʻahaʻa has participated in this world-wide project. Each year is really a kākou effort, with parents and ʻohana spending many hours constructing and installing these delightful symbols.

The pinwheels are a symbol, made by our keiki, that they can make a difference.

Hear the voices of our kula ha‘aha‘a keiki in celebration of the International Day of Peace:


The pinwheels decorate the main campus road as a reminder of the importance of peace.

Mahalo to all of the parents who helped to construct and install 256 pinwheels this year.

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