Aloha mai kakou!
Welcome to the Boarding Program at Kamehameha High School Kapalama!
During the school year, nearly 385 high school students board on campus. Most of them come from the Neighbor Islands, some from O’ahu and a few from the mainland. Along with the resident staff, they form Kamehameha’s boarding community.
The Boarding Program is a quality residential learning community for Kamehameha Schools students who live on the Kapalama campus. The program is a safe and nurturing environment:
* grounded in Christian and Hawaiian value
* designed to foster student efforts to be respectful, responsible, and resourceful
* rich with opportunities for students and staff to be of service to others.
This is in keeping with the Trustees’ Mission:
Kamehameha’s Schools’ mission is to fulfill Pauahi’s desire to create educational opportunities in perpetuity to improve the capability and well-being of people of Hawaiian ancestry.
We had a great presentation by Summer School regarding summer school options for our Boarders. Please encourage your boarder student to take advantage of these awesome options! If you have more questions please make sure to inquire with the dormitory advisors.
This past Friday we took 2 buses of our boarder students to support our varsity football players against St.Louis.
Unfortunately, our Warriors lost 44-0 but our students had tons of fun cheering their football team on.
We have been enjoying beautiful weather here in Honolulu. These photos show a few of the things our boarders experience in the evenings on the way to dinner at ʻAkahi.
The view walking from the boys dorms up to ʻAkahi, and dinner as an entire high school Boarding ʻohana in the evenings.
On August 7th we were blessed with the new addition to our Boarding ʻohana. Here is the introduction shared with us by our Headmaster, Dr.Taran Chun:
” It is with great pleasure that I present to the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama (KSK) community Mr. Kingsley Ah You as our new Director of Boarding, K-12. Mr. Ah You comes to the Kamehameha ʻohana from the island district of Koʻolauloa here on ʻOahu. A native of Hawaiian and Samoan ancestry, Mr. Ah You has spent his entire career in K-12 educational settings. Having served as a youth counselor in a residential setting, and currently serving as a behavior health specialist and counselor in the high school setting, Mr. Ah You brings with him a wealth of experience in counseling youth and working with youth and their families. Because of his experience and leadership, Mr. Ah You has also served as an acting administrator in the high school setting. These experiences, coupled with the deep sense of aloha that embodies who he is as a person, will make Mr. Ah You a great role model for our haumāna, and a great alakaʻi for our boarding community.
Mr. Ah You will be moving his family onto campus soon. He is married to the former Julia Purcell, and they are the parents of five children: Daughter Mapuana (24); Son Quayd (21); Son Keaunui (18); Daughter Taʻele (14); and son Manulele (11). Mr. Ah You looks forward to first meeting the boarding community that resides on campus, including haumāna and staff, and then traveling to the neighbor islands to meet with the families of our boarding haumāna. I am excited for you to meet him. Please join me in welcoming to the Kamehameha Kapālama ʻohana Mr. Kingsley Ah You.”
Last Sunday we were blessed to have our Convocation chapel service in the Auditorium (Bishop Memorial Chapel is under renovations until January 2018).
We were blessed to hear from our Headmaster, Dr. Taran Chun, and our new Director of Boarding, Kingsley Ah You. Our students were encouraged to dream big and go after their dreams, and to honor the royal within us all. I mua!