Nutrition Programs Earn Another Award for Kona Pacific
Kona Pacific Public Charter School, a pioneer in serving free breakfast in certain Hawaii public schools, was recognized on Friday for cooking and delivering free lunches to hungry kids in West Hawaii during the summer recess since 2015.
School and project director Chris Hecht received the Good Apple Award from the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice at the 6th Annual Artists for Appleseed Dinner, Art Exhibition and Sale at a private club.
HĀ: Place-based Learning in the Hawaiian Context
In this 2017–18 school year, Kona Pacific has begun the process 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