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.
Ali’i Sunday went well this morning. We had 27 boys, about 30 girls, and all 6 Dorm Advisors attend.
We really got lucky with the weather this year since it was cool and overcast. The service was longer than we’re used to but a good service and good mana’o. Both dorms were able to go into the Lunalilo Tomb to leave our ho`okupu.
The only different thing this year was staying for the fellowship after. It was nice to not be rushing back and several of the kids got to talk with other churchgoers and alumni. It wasn’t a lot of food but it was a good amount and with breakfast leftovers they should be okay until dinner.
Congratulations to Kekauluohi Dorm for dominating the competition and coming out in full force! Kapuaiwa Dorm came out strong and with such fun spirits! It made for a fun and entertaining dinner!
Last night our middle school boarders got to celebrate our boarder October babies! All of our students born in October got a balloon, goody pack and got to play a fun game! Mahalo to Ms.Maluo for all her hard work in helping make their birthdays special.
All of our students were treated to an ice cream sundae bar…yum!!!
It was a beautiful sunrise this morning over Kina’u Hale Dormitory. It is a wonderful reminder of how many blessings we have here at Kamehameha! It was a beautiful start to the day!
Also, another reminder of nature was seeing all these piglets with their mama yesterday on Waonahele Road below the chapel!
It was pretty neat to see!
Please check out our new KS Kapalama video by clicking on the link below:
Living the Warrior Way: RESPONSIBLE, RESOURCEFUL, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, RESILIENT
After we received the “all clear” that Hurricane Lane was no longer a threat, our boarders were treated to some gym time to work off their time stuck safe in the dorms.
Our dorm advisor, Mr. Rabut, graciously opened the gym for our students to work out and get their wiggles out.
Our students also participated in fun evening activities and games for their weekend activities. Mahalo to Mr.Lum and Ms. Punua for engaging our students in fun activities. Also, mahalo to all the dorm advisors for making lemonade out of lemons and doing fun activities with their captive audiences in the dorms so help pass the time and bond with their dorm mates.