IN ORDER TO PROCEED WITH THE APPLICATION PROCESS, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:

Nuʻukia:

E Ola Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi. The Hawaiian language shall live.

Ke Ala Nuʻukia:

E hoʻoulu i ke kaiāʻōlelo Hawaiʻi no ko Hawaiʻi nei i mau aku ʻo Hawaiʻi he ʻāina Aloha. Drive and inspire change to ensure a living Hawaiian language in Hawaiʻi and beyond.

Nā Manaʻo Hoʻokele:

He mea nui ke Aloha: Ola kēia aloha i loko o ke aloha akua, aloha ʻōlelo, aloha lāhui, aloha ʻāina a me ke aloha naʻauao. Aloha lives in our spirituality, love of our language, love of our people, love of our land, and love of knowledge.

He mea nui ka ʻOhana: Kōkua a kākoʻo i ka ʻohana holoʻokoʻa e ola ai ka Nuʻukia. We support and nurture the entire ʻohana so that our vision lives.

He mea nui ke Kuleana: ʻO ka ʻauamo kuleana ka mea e pono ai no ka hana a kō, ka hana maiau a me ka noke i ka hana. Assuming responsibilities is required by the Pūnana Leo family to fulfill expectations of completeness, thoroughness, meticulousness and perseverance in our work.

He mea nui ka Naʻauao: Hoʻonohonoho ʻia nā ala hoʻonaʻauao mauli ola Hawaiʻi no ka ʻohana Pūnana Leo holoʻokoʻa. We provide multiple opportunities for learning through a Mauli Ola perspective for our Pūnana Leo ʻohana.

 

There are specific requirements that must be fulfilled:

  • ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (speak Hawaiian) and support the mauli (cultural identity) development of your ʻohana.
  • Fully participate in the following:

Hui Kīpaepae is where we learn different aspects of the Pūnana Leo focusing on the history of the Hawaiian language movement, Hawaiian language and hands on learning. Itʻs purpose is to assist ʻohana gain knowledge and support for one another to create and reinforce a continuum between the home(s) and the Pūnana Leo.

Hālāwai ʻOhana is our opportunity to gather and discuss program activities and ways to strengthen our mauli ola Hawaiʻi at the Pūnana Leo.  It is an opportunity to learn about the Pūnana Leo curriculum, upcoming events and activities, as well as discuss the progress of our Kōmike Makua.

Hoʻihoʻi Honua is a way in which we connect to the Pūnana Leo honua.  By caring for our Pūnana Leo home we ensure a safe, clean, and healthy environment we all can be proud of. 

Lā ʻOhana is our opportunity to gather both staff and families to strengthen our mauli ola Hawaiʻi.  It is a time to work and socialize together as a Pūnana Leo ʻohana.

The Pūnana Leo program is for families who are interested in joining this movement and who choose Hawaiian as their primary language and the medium of education through high school.

Priority is given to families whose primary language spoken at home is Hawaiian.

There is no deadline for applicants applying for the infant toddler program. Those over nine (9) months and under three (3) years are considered eligible for the Hiʻipēpē program. 

March 1 is the priority deadline for new Pūnana Leo preschool applications. Children most likely to meet the goals of the Pūnana Leo are considered for enrollment. Those over two (2) years and under six (6) years and toilet trained are considered eligible. 

I have read and fully understand the Pūnana Leo mission and Pūnana Leo family education program.  My ʻohana and I accept the terms and agree to fulfill these responsibilities should my child be accepted.

I accept the above terms.  Continue to the application.

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