IN ORDER TO PROCEED WITH THE APPLICATION PROCESS, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:
THE PŪNANA LEO MISSION
The Pūnana Leo movement grew out of a dream that there be reestablished throughout Hawaiʻi the mana of a living Hawaiian language from the depths of our origins. The Pūnana Leo family initiates, provides for, and nurtures various Hawaiian language environments. Our families are the living essence of these environments, and we find our strength in our spirituality, love of our language, love of our people, love of our land, and love of knowledge.
PŪNANA LEO FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM
Family involvement and participation is essential in the Pūnana Leo. One of the programʻs main objectives is to educate the entire ʻohana in the things Hawaiian.
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. The Hui Kīpaepae is where we learn different aspects of the Pūnana Leo. It is held weekly for the ʻohana. Itʻs purpose is to assist ʻohana gain knowledge and support for one another to create and reinforce a continuum between the home and the Pūnana Leo.
Hālāwai ʻOhana. Hālāwai ʻOhana is our opportunity to gather, discuss program activities and ways to strengthen our mauli ola Hawaiʻi at the Pūnana Leo. It is an opportunity to learn about the curriculum, upcoming events and activities, as well as discuss the progress of our Hui Makua (Parent Support Group).
Hoʻihoʻi Honua. Hoʻihoʻi Honua is a way in which we connect to the Pūnana Leo honua (site). By caring for our Pūnana Leo home we ensure a safe, clean, and healthy environment we all can be proud of.
Lā ʻOhana. Lā ʻOhana is our opportunity to gather both staff and families to strengthen mauli ola Hawaiʻi. It is a time to work and socialize together as a Pūnana Leo ʻohana.
What does our ʻohana learn from the Papahana Hoʻonaʻauao ʻOhana (Family Education Program)?
- Love of the Hawaiian Language.
- Love of Family.
- Love of Knowledge.
- Fulfillment of Responsibilities.
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.
I do not accept the above terms. Return to home page.