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Hawaiian Studies

The Hawaiian Studies program is an integral part of our school.  We utilize the services of kupuna and/or makua independently, in collaboration with grade level teachers, before school, after school and with our parents.  They teach Hawaiian cultures, history, language, song/dance as well as integrate the Hawaiian experience with the other cultures that exist at our school.  As an International Baccalaureate school, our mission is to create global citizens rooted in their own cultures.  Our Hawaiian Studies Teachers help us to fulfill this mission.  Our Hawaiian Studies Teachers are invaluable in promoting cultural awareness, tolerance, empathy and understanding in our school.  In addition, they contain a wealth of knowledge and information regarding Hawaiian culture, tradition and values that are shared with our entire school community.  In a time where cultural diversity and tolerance are critical factors in being a productive citizen, our Hawaiian Studies Program is an invaluable resource.