Huaka’i coming up Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What is your kuleana (responsibility) to our lāhui?
Alaka’i Lawelawe (Servant Leadership Project)

Who/What: Papa ‘Elima Huaka’i
Where: Hilo One, Bay front area / Historical Hilo Town / Wailuku River mouth area / Moku’ola
When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 8:15am – 1:15pm
Why: To kilo (observe) the needs and/or problems in our community.

Attire: E ola shirt, uniform bottom, covered shoes
Items to bring: light rain jacket or poncho, small umbrella, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, light snack, water, light backpack to carry items (be prepared for all weather).

Lunch and additional snack will be provided.

Pilina ‘Ohana Luncheon Month is Novemapa!

Aloha e na ‘ohana!  Please report to the Dinning Hall by 11:20am.  Mahalo

November 6th

  1. Elle Ayat
  2. Paliku Nae’ole-Wong
  3. Kaleb Padaken
  4. Kuhaupi’o Pratt
  5. Cage Rosario-Cabral
  6. Bethany Schoen
  7. Averie Varize
  8. Tatiana Warfield

November 13th

  1. Thurston La’a
  2. Damon Nagata
  3. Taliya Nishida
  4. Carmen Otake
  5. Eva-Pearl Sasaki

November 20th

  1. Malachi Elisaga
  2. Zyan Ha-Ahu
  3. Koali Ito
  4. Makalani Kahele
  5. Kolt Kaho’ohanohano
  6. Madisyn Meyers

November 27th

  1. Kamalu Abe
  2. Kaimana Bowman
  3. Diesel DeMello
  4. Ke’alohi Dudoit
  5. Danica-Jason Fujimoto

Huaka’i to Wai’uli (Richardson’s) on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Essential Question: What is my kuleana? What is my function?

Unit Theme: Mindsets, Servant leadership

Lesson focus: ʻIke, Kuleana

Desired Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the connection between ʻike and kuleana
  • To identify an interest/passion and/or ʻike that can serve as the foundation to serve others
  • To identify oneʻs kuleana to ʻohana, community, ʻaina and the larger global context.
  • To develop pride in their Hawaiian identity through active participation in cultural experiences


  • 8:15-8:30 – Bus leaves KS headed for Wai’uli
  • 9:00 – Arrive at Wai’uli, protocol
  • 9:15-11:30 – Honokea Mā – Mo’olelo / Ma ka hana ka ‘ike
  • 11:30-12:00 – Lunch
  • 12:00-12:30 – Reflection
  • 12:30-1:30 – Swim
  • 1:30-2:00 – Shower and change
  • 2:00- Head back to school

Reminders………Please bring the 2  Huaka’i Liability forms (Acceptance of Conditions and The Release of Claims), to school on day of huaka’i, Tuesday, Oct. 23rd.

  • Wear E ola no t-shirt/shorts over swimwear
  • Wear slippers
  • Pack in backpack… water bottle, towel, change of clothing, plastic bag for wet clothes
  • Optional…snack, sunscreen, hat, sun glasses, tabis, snorkel, googles,


At the heart of servant leadership…Mr. and Mrs. Kimo Kahele

What a blessed day of inspiration.  We were honored with the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Kimo Kahele.  The Kahele’s shared a heart warming story of how they were and continue to be involved in the building of tiny homes in the Puna area.  This community service came about in an effort to help support families who were displaced as a result of the recent lava flow.  These alaka’i lawelawe inspired our haumana to continue their quest of realizing their own passions and how they can use those passions to serve the needs of others.

Servant Leadership at it’s FINEST!

Nānā i ke Kumu

Mahalo to Anakala Ikaika Marzo, Philip Ong, Andrew Dunn, and Dane Dupont!  We were blessed with their presence and mana’o today.  These uncles shared their insightful perspectives on the recent history of our lava activity.  Haumana considered both the cultural and scientific points of view that help us come to terms with both the destructive and creative nature of Lava.

These amazing young ‘Ōiwi Edgers exemplify what it truly means to be “Servant Leaders”.  “Lead with Aloha and people will trust and follow you”, says Anakala Ikaika.  “Help others selflessly”.  “When you see people in need, NO ASK, JUS HELP.” 


Huaka’i to Kumuola – Thursday, September 27, 2018

What can we learn from this place?

Desired Learning Outcomes:

  • To define what natural disasters (tsunamis) are and how they impact or change the people and landscape
  • To examine ecological examples of leadership and adaptibility

Nā Haumana Reminders:

  • Wear E Ola Nō tshirt
  • Wear board shorts (appropriate print/words) or uniform shorts
  • Wear slippers
  • Sunscreen, hats, & sunglasses are encouraged
  • Bring a back-pack to carry personal items…ipad, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Water bottle/flask optional
  • Lunch, water & snack provided


Leave 8:30am

Return 1:30pm