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Waimānalo ʻĀina Aloha

Mālama Honua PCS

Ko‘olaupoko, O‘ahu

All ages

Summer 2023

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The summer program at Mālama Honua is able to accomplish our mission through a balanced approach in supporting our haumāna learning reading and math skills instruction and practice, hands on experiences working with ʻāina, harvesting, and preparing ʻai, sailing on waʻa, hana noʻeau, oli, mele, and reflection. Strengthening pilina with the Waimānalo kaiāulu, Waimānalo Aloha ʻĀina summer programs provided 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 haumāna in the following ways:

  1. In our Kinder Kamp, entering haumāna learn oli, protocols and school practices. They and their ʻohana begin to build pilina with the wahi pana they will most closely engage with during the school year.

  2. Our multi-age, multi-week ʻāina program, Haumana were 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 haumana spent time in the māla preparing for the following school yearʻs harvest.

  3. Our middle school math programs reinforced haumāna math skills of our oldest haumāna through direct instruction, practice and ʻāina integrated math projects.

  4. Our middle school start of the year camps engage haumāna on both land and sea in activities that connect them with ʻāina and require them to reflect on the significance that ʻāina/kai plays in their developing understanding and practice of their kuleana as kanaka.

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