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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Kitchen!

Friends of Kona Pacific Public Charter School will host a groundbreaking ceremony to launch the construction of the new West Hawaii Community Kitchen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19th. The project is a joint collaboration between Friends and Kona … Continue reading

Why Routines Matter

Nov 5 2018 Children who have nourishing routines at home show better executive function than those with an unpredictable home life. Routines require impulse control and focus, so the very practice of executing routines strengthens our capacity for learning. While predictable structure … Continue reading

After-School Nature Enrichment Program

The Nature Enrichment Program (which was formerly called the After Care Program) is our signature, nature-based, after-school program at Kona Pacific. The program is focused on connecting children to nature through the use of ancient techniques, such as Coyote Mentoring, the … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Food Truck Meal Service Comes to Kona Pacific!

Among the many changes coming to Kona Pacific this year is the new food service trailer that will roll onto campus this week. This exciting new development follows the removal of the school’s previous food service tent, in preparation for … Continue reading

Farm to School Success in Hawaii

USDA Blog, 11-13-17 – Posted by Anne Marie Buron, Emerson Hunger Fellow, Food and Nutrition Service and Julianna Arnett, Farm to School Regional Lead, Western Regional Office, Food and Nutrition Service It takes the right amount of water and sunlight … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Nutrition Programs Earn Another Award for Kona Pacific

– by Pat Gee, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/24/17 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 … Continue reading

Kona Pacific Receives Kukui Award for Farm to School Programs

At the 2017 Hawaii Agriculture Conference and Farm to School Symposium in Honolulu August 29–30, it was announced that Kona Pacific Public Charter School was selected for recognition as a valued leader in Hawaii’s Farm to School movement. Robyn Pfahl, … Continue reading