Papa ‘Ōlelo a Moʻomeheu Hawai‘i

Papa ʻŌlelo a Moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi, Ka Papa ‘Ekolu (Grade 3) a me Ka Papa ‘Ehā (Grade 4)

Hawaiian Culture and Language VISION

The excellent Hawaiian Language and Culture student that advances from KES will develop language skills in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i and acquire ‘ike to practice nohona Hawai‘i thus strengthening his/her identity as a Kanaka Maoli.

Ka Papahana Koʻikoʻi( General Course Overview):

The primary goal of the Grade 3-4 Hawaiian language and culture program is to develop the students listening and speaking skills while also building their awareness for their Hawaiian culture.   Students will practice interpersonal communication skills by participating in face-to-face interactions with classmates, teachers and visitors.  They will engage in interpretive communication by following directions and commands, and by demonstrating their understanding of simple questions, everyday words and statements relating to their immediate environment, themselves or in other daily activities. Traditional and contemporary mele, pule, oli and mo‘olelo are infused throughout the curriculum to reinforce vocabulary, phrases and concepts.   Hawaiian customs and traditions are practiced with an emphasis on building cultural understanding and developing cultural protocols and awareness in a practical, functional setting.

Ke Aloha nō,

Lilinoe Kaʻahanui, Papa ʻŌlelo a Moʻomeheu Hawai’i Specialist,  grades 3-4