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Aloha and Welcome! My name is Mrs. Bualuay and I am a fourth grade teacher. I began teaching here at Waiau in 1998 after graduating from The University of Hawaii at Manoa with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with emphasis in Early Childhood Education. I later received my Master's degree in Elementary Education - Curriculum and Instruction.

Throughout my teaching career, I have taught second, third and fourth grade as well as taken on the positions as Math Curriculum Coordinator and ELL Coordinator. Having been a third and fourth grade teacher for 20 years, I truly believe that children at this age are full of inquiry, excitement, and willing to take risks and I hope to foster those qualities throughout your child's year with me. I am passionate about teaching and strongly believe in nurturing the whole child and I feel very fortunate to have been a part of Waiau Elementary's 'ohana for the past 20 years.

On a personal level, I live in Waimanalo, on the other side of the Ko'olau mountain range. Growing up on the windward side, I have been blessed with the beautiful breeze of the ocean, white sandy beaches, and green mountainsides. When I'm not in school, I enjoy camping, going to the beach and traveling with my family.


Recent Posts

Punalu'u Lo'i Fieldtrip

Our first field trip of the school year was a blast! We worked hard, had a lot of fun and got a little dirty at the lo'i kalo. Can't wait for our next fieldtrip!

Ka Papa o Punalu'u Lo'i

Our first fieldtrip of the school year to the Punalu'u Lo'i. We had fun and got very dirty.

'O Waiau

'O Waiau ke ahupua'a
'O 'Ewa ka moku
'O ke awa o Pu'uloa
'O ke kai 'o Pole'a
Ke kia'i nei 'o Ka'ala me Maunakapu ia'u
He lani ko luna, he honua ko lalo
Maopopo le'a he Hawai'i no au
'O O'ahu ka mokupuni
'O Hawai'i ke kulaiwi
'O ka moana ka Pakipika
'O ka makani ke A'e
Ke pa maila ka la i ku'u one hanau
He lani ko luna, he honua ko lalo
Maopopo le'a he Hawai'i no au
Click on the title above to listen to a recording of the song 'O Waiau.