He lā‘au kū ho‘okahi, he lehua no Ka‘ala.
A lone tree, a lehua of Ka‘ala.
An expression of admiration for an outstanding person, unequaled in beauty, wisdom or skill.

The lehua symbolizes resilience. The lehua has the ability to plant itself in opposing conditions and is one of the first trees to grow on new lava flows. The Hawaiian value associated with the lehua is ho‘omau or perseverance. We envision a community of resilient learners who persevere in all situations.

Our Vision
Pu’ulu Lehua envisions our team as an ‘ohana, here to nurture each other as good and industrious contributing members of society. Together we will create an environment, where mutual respect, kuleana, and pono behavior flourish.

Who We Are
Pū‘ulu Lehua is made up of 108 talented, special and unique students from all over the Hawaiian islands. 53 students have moved up from Kamehameha Elementary School, while 55 are new invitees, 9 of whom are from the neighbor islands.

Team Expectations
Students are to:

  • come to school with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and work hard
  • have basic supplies with them every day: team binder, SAB, paper, pen, pencil, laptop, earbuds
  • complete written work for English, social studies, & science in blue or black ink only and math work should be done in pencil
  • have the proper heading (first name, last name, date, hui) in the upper right corner of all work to be turned in
  • complete work in a timely manner when absent from school
  • enter learning spaces only if a teacher is present
  • be in your seat at the start of class
  • wait to be dismissed by the teacher at end of class.

Field Trip Expectations
As a member of Pū‘ulu Lehua, the following behaviors are expected while out on field trips. When wearing the school uniform in public, you are reminded that you represent Kamehameha Schools and your kupuna.

Students are to:

  • practice Tribes Agreements: attentive listening (no conservations while someone else is speaking, paying attention to the speaker); show appropriate appreciation (common courtesies such as “please”, “thank you”, etc.); no put-downs (no derogatory remarks, gestures or statements), mutual respect, active participation (no wall-flowers, ask appropriate questions)
  • display hō‘ihi (respect), malama (care), and pono (moral and proper behavior)
  • avoid horse play, be safe
  • follow directions given by teachers and chaperones/adults
  • stay with assigned groups and bus assignments
  • practice ‘imi na‘auao (seek knowledge, enlightenment)