Kamehameha School’s Kula Haʻahaʻa on all three islands are nurturing and dynamic communities where haumāna integrate their learning with pono and naʻauao in service to their ʻohana, kaiāulu, lāhui, and honua. Students are mākaukau to appreciate the importance of their past, understand their role in the present, and think creatively and critically to thrive in an ever changing global environment.
21st Century Learner Vision
The haumāna will exit our kula haʻahaʻa as ethically proficient explorers, consumers and creators of knowledge who naturally integrate the Hoʻonui i ka ʻike Learning Process into all content areas. Students will also use various digital tools throughout the learning process as they develop their research skills and enhance their appreciation for literature and reading. Their entire experience will help them build a foundation for 21st century learning and prepare them to be steward leaders in a global society.
Students in grades 4-6 visit the Hiʻilei Media Center once a cycle for instruction in 21stcentury learner skills and literature appreciation. Students are expected to read daily as a part of their instruction in the HMC and in their classroom. To reinforce this practice, students use an online tool called Biblionasium to maintain their personal reading log throughout the school year. Biblionasium is connected to our Destiny Online Library Catalog and is accessible 24/7 from any device with an internet connection. In addition to logging their reading time, the students use the site to create reading goals, write book reviews and share recommendations with their classmates.
There are over 16,000 titles including print and electronic books in the HMCʻs general collection including a substantial collection of Hawaiian materials. All resources in the HMC supports the students recreational and educational curriculum here at KES. Please visit HMC blog grades 4-6 for more information, click here.
Learn more information about the KES Online Resources by clicking here or click on any of the buttons below on our KES Online Resources Symbaloo.
Borrowing Policy: All students are allowed to borrow one book per visit as long as the student returned the previous book borrowed. Overdue fines will be charged 5¢ per day if book is returned late. Lost or damaged books will be charged $30.00. Please take care of our library materials.
Faculty & Staff Members
Mrs. Ruby Redona – Library Media Specialist, Grades K-3
Ms. Patty Louis – Library Media Specialist, Grades 4-6
Mrs. Erin Samson – Library Assistant
Hours: 7:15 am – 3:15 pm • Phone number: (808) 842-8381