Pahu Vision


Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School Vision


A pahu represents, and is a reflection of, excellence.

As this is with each child,


The hidden part of the pahu is a resonating chamber, defining the quality of the voice.

As is true with each child,


What you start with has imperfections, wounds…things brought from the environment.

So true of each child,


Lashing the pahu helps define the voice.  Once lashed, there is continuous adjustment to transform the voice with subsequent new resonance.

…and so must we with each child.