Strengthening pilina with the Waimānalo kaiāulu, Waimānalo Aloha ʻĀina summer programs provide the kahua for haumāna to fulfill their kuleana of addressing the most pressing local and global issues.
Our focus is for our haumana to be ready socially, emotionally, and academically. The Waimanalo Aloha ʻĀina (WAʻA) summer program focuses on building pilina with our haumana in the following ways:
In our Kinder Kamp, entering haumāna learn oli, protocols and school practices. They and their ʻohana will begin to build pilina with the wahi pana they will most closely engage with during the school year.
Our multi-age, multi-week ʻāina program, Haumana will be provided additional support social emotionally and academically through getting exposure and learning with our ʻāina based. The purpose of the program is to provide extended opportunities so students feel supported and more prepared as they step into the next school year.
Our middle school math programs strive to reinforce haumana math skills of our oldest haumāna through direct instruction, practice and aina integrated math projects.
Our middle school start of the year camps engage haumana on both land and sea in activities that connect them with aina and require them to reflect on the significance that aina/kai plays in their developing understanding and practice of their kulena as kanaka.