Hālau Kū Māna 

Cultivating agents of change for the 'Aina, 'Ohana, and Communities.



Ho’okumu (Build grounding and foundation)

To foster a sense of esteem, stewardship, and kuleana to the ‘āina, our communities and ourselves, through grounding in ancestral knowledge and practices of Hawai’i and the academic skills necessary to excel in the 21st century.


Ho’okele (Forge direction and connections)

To explore and inquire in ways that build upon our ancestral wisdom and bridge to other communities and cultures in a harmonious manner.



Ho’omāna (Provide sustenance and empowerment)

To provide sustenance and empowerment for ourselves and our communities by striving for high academic, cultural, social, environmental, and economic standards, thus nourishing all piko cognitive, emotional, spiritual and physical.


“Hawaiian education is not necessarily for Native Hawaiians exclusively. At its core, it is based on a particular set of values and beliefs from a specific culture, but the method, content and takeaways are actually globally relevant.”
— Kumu Kuʻuleianuhea Awo-Chun (qtd in Rosenblatt, S. (2015 December 15). The Struggle for Hawaiian Education. Retrieved from http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33845-the-struggle-for-hawaiian-education)

Secondary English and Language Arts and Papa Waʻa teacher, Kumu Kuʻuleianuhea Awo-Chun, "Kumu Anu," eloquently articulates the struggles and more importantly the successes of Hawaiian education in a recent Truth-Out..org article by Sarah Rosenblatt.  Check out the full article here.