“I desire my trustees to provide first and chiefly a good education in the common English branches, and also instruction in morals and in such useful knowledge as may tend to make good and industrious men and women…”
Excerpt from the Will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop
How does Kamehameha Middle School help develop character in our students? To find out you need only ask your child about Ke Ala Pono and the Tribes Agreements. Ke Ala Pono refers to our behavioral expectations program and outlines the basic guidelines for what we expect not only our students, but also our faculty and staff, to follow and practice daily. The Tribes Agreements are a prescribed set of agreements developed by the nationally recognized Tribes program adopted by KMS. These agreements provide our school community with a way to develop a positive environment that promotes human growth and learning. These two programs, along with the Christian and Hawaiian values embraced by Keali’i Pauahi, allow us to fulfill her desire to produce good and industrious Hawaiian men and women from our adolescent student population.
This year we will continue to put a focus on our Ke Ala Pono values.
E ho’ihi aku, e ho’ihi mai
Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you (Exodus 20:12)
Malama (To care for)
I maika’i ke kalo i ka ‘oha (‘Olelo No’eau 1232)
Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6)
‘U’uku ka hana, ‘u’uku ka loa’a (‘Olelo No’eau 2884)
Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously (Corinthians 9:6)