Hawaiian culture is intentionally woven throughout our program in alignment with our school mission and vision.Our name kanu o ka ‘āina literally means “plants of the land” and figuratively refers to “natives of the land from generations back.” This name reflects the commitment of our school, our staff, our students and their families to perpetuate Hawaiʻi’s native language, culture and traditions, as mandated by Article X of Hawaiʻi’s State Constitution. It also demonstrates our efforts to assure that future generations have the choice to remain natives of this land.

 

 

  'Oli and Mele

Haumana (students) and ‘ohana will learn and practice proper protocol for spaces they engage. Below you will find some of our ‘oli and mele.  ‘Oli and mele may vary by island and place, check with your kumu for more relevant ‘oli and mele.  To hear more of our Kanu ‘oli and mele, please visit our Kauhale campus site: Kanu ‘Oli and Mele

E Hō Mai

 E hō mai (i) ka ‘ike mai luna mai ē (Grant us knowledge from above,)
‘O nā mea huna no‘eau o nā mele e, (The hidden things, wisdom concealed in the chants,)
E hō mai, e hō mai, e hō mai ē. (Grant us, grant us, grant us.)

Na E. Kanaka‘ole

 

Hawaiian Culture Focus

 

Hawaiian culture is intentionally woven throughout our program in alignment with our school mission and vision.Our name kanu o ka ‘āina literally means “plants of the land” and figuratively refers to “natives of the land from generations back.” This name reflects the commitment of our school, our staff, our students and their families to perpetuate Hawaiʻi’s native language, culture and traditions, as mandated by Article X of Hawaiʻi’s State Constitution. It also demonstrates our efforts to assure that future generations have the choice to remain natives of this land.

 

 

  'Oli and Mele

Haumana (students) and ‘ohana will learn and practice proper protocol for spaces they engage. Below you will find some of our ‘oli and mele.  ‘Oli and mele may vary by island and place, check with your kumu for more relevant ‘oli and mele.  To hear more of our Kanu ‘oli and mele, please visit our Kauhale campus site: Kanu ‘Oli and Mele

E Hō Mai

 E hō mai (i) ka ‘ike mai luna mai ē (Grant us knowledge from above,)
‘O nā mea huna no‘eau o nā mele e, (The hidden things, wisdom concealed in the chants,)
E hō mai, e hō mai, e hō mai ē. (Grant us, grant us, grant us.)

Na E. Kanaka‘ole