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5th Grade

Eileen Keane

Lead Teacher

Mrs. Keane has a BA in Liberal Studies, and graduate studies in both Organizational Management and Secondary English Education. She has been a teacher on Oahu for 9 years, and has experience teaching elementary grades, middle school and high school. Eileen has also worked in community colleges and universities so she has insight which helps her to meet her students where they are and help them plot a path towards successfully reaching their long-term educational goals.

Sakiko Sugihara

Educational Assistant

Sakiko Sugihara has started her career at HNS as a counseling intern in 2016 and also started to teach Japanese for upper grades in 2018. She loves to help students succeed, both academically and interpersonally. 


The fifth grade curriculum is designed to provide challenging work, increase independence, and to promote effective study habits.  The highlight of the year is a three day marine science excursion to Maui.  Students use this time of study in the field to learn practical applications of their language, science, and math skills. This trip involves participation in activities such as swimming, snorkeling, animal dissection, laboratory activities, and hiking. 

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