Fruit Tree Planting – Thursday 9-18
KPPCS has received an award from the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) for 10 citrus trees to be planted near the school garden. The foundation’s staff will be at our school on Thursday, September 18, to deliver the trees and assist us with planting. Please come help if you can! The tree planting event will be from 1:30–2:45 pm and will include the 7th grade students and school staff members.
FTPF is an award-winning international nonprofit dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat climate change, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. Their work takes place in school and community gardens across the United States, and in Kenya, India, Uganda and other international sites.
Please contact Jacqueline Cramer, our gardening teacher, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HĀ: Place-based Learning in the Hawaiian Context
In the 2017–18 school year, Kona Pacific began the process of incorporating a new educational framework developed by the Office of Hawaiian Education, established by the Hawaii DOE in 2015.
The Office of Hawaiian Education started with a question: What would an educational system centered on core Hawaiian values look like?
The result of the discussion and research arising out this question was the development of Nā Hopena Aʻo (HĀ), a learning framework rooted in Hawaiiʻs indigenous context. HĀ (pronounced ʻhah”), meaning “breath” or “to breathe” in Hawaiian, supports a holistic learning process in which outcomes are meant to be demonstrated by everyone within the schools – students, teachers, staff and administrators.
Nā Hopena A‘o or HĀ are six outcomes to be strengthened in every student over the course of their K-12 learning journey, supported by faculty and staff who are models of behaviors that illustrate for students what these outcomes might look like in practice.
8:00 am – 12:30 pm daily
First through Eighth Grade:
8:00 am – 2:45 pm (M,T,TH,F)
8:00 am – 1:30 pm (W)
The pu blows at 7:55, at which time the children line up for morning protocol. Morning supervision in the recess area begins at 7:30 a.m.
P.O. Box 115
Kealakekua, HI 96750