‘Iolani ‘Ohana

‘Iolani ‘Ohana

The ‘Iolani ‘Ohana, a parent organization, offers opportunities for ‘Iolani parents to be informed and involved in their student's education by providing programs and activities that foster relationships and promote continued interaction within the ‘Iolani community.

‘Iolani is a Hawaiian word which means "heavenly hawk." ‘Io is a Hawaiian Hawk that is a highly regarded figure in Hawaiian legend and culture. Today, the ‘io live on the slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the island of Hawai‘i. The ‘Iolani ‘Ohana logo depicts two ‘io. The parent‘io is depicted in black with wings spread to embrace and guides its fledgling shadowed in white. The parent-child-teacher relationship is represented by the three-layered wingspan. Working together to nurture this is our ‘Ohana.


New Parents Welcome Reception

  • A welcome reception for parents with students who are new to ‘Iolani prior to the start of each school year.

College Life After ‘Iolani

  • A unique event that provides an opportunity for ‘Iolani seniors and their parents to receive first-hand information about the transition to college life from a panel for recent ‘Iolani graduates and former and/or current parents.



President:  Carla Stroh-Palalay
Immediate Past President:  Ann Kinningham
Treasurer:  Cori Ann Takamiya
Secretary:  Kim Iinuma and Cheryl DeAngelo


Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell, Head of School
Dr. Aster Chin, Dean of Upper School
Mrs. Linda B. Look, Interim Dean of Lower School
Mr. John J.A. Tamanaha, Director of Interactive Media
Mrs. Toby Y. Morioka, ‘Iolani ‘Ohana Liaison


liaison [at] iolani [dot] org
(808) 943-2322


Class of 2027 - Kindergarten
Class of 2026 - 1st Grade
Class of 2025 - 2nd Grade
Class of 2024 - 3rd Grade
Class of 2023 - 4th Grade
Class of 2022 - 5th Grade
Class of 2021 - 6th Grade
Class of 2020 - 7th Grade
Class of 2019 - 8th Grade
Class of 2018 - Freshman
Class of 2017 - Sophomore
Class of 2016 - Junior
Class of 2015 - Senior