Mākeke Makahiki: Join us Nov 25-29

Mākeke Makahiki: Join us Nov 25-29

For over a decade, Hālau Kū Māna has been at the forefront of Hawaiian culture-based education, providing our haumāna with an educational experience unlike any other. In turn, our haumāna have lived into our kula’s mission – hoʻokumu, hoʻokele, hoʻomana – by becoming leaders for our ʻāina and kai, education, and beyond. Even in these challenging times, our haumāna show us the important role our kula plays in further advancing Hawaiian education for the 21st century.

As we begin to prepare for the return of Lonoikamakahiki and the renewal Makahiki brings to Ko Hawaiʻi Pae ʻĀina, we hope you will consider helping us to reinvigorate and re-energize our kula by giving to our inaugural Mākeke Makahiki, our first-ever silent auction fundraiser.

You may support our Mākeke Makahiki in two ways:

  • Donating an item(s) or experience(s) (e.g., lomi session, food fermentation class); or
  • Donating money directly to our non-profit (501(c)(3)) arm, Papa Kū Māna.

Proceeds from our Mākeke Makahiki fundraiser go toward supporting school operations, programs, and services benefiting our kula as well as our ʻōpio. The preview of Mākeke items will launch on Friday, November 20th via ClickBid (https://halaukumana.cbo.io) and bidding will open the following Wednesday, November 25th to coincide with the day our kula usually celebrates Makahiki in beautiful Maunalaha. Monetary donations can be made any time.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at papakumana@gmail.com or Kahunawai at (808) 551-4066 (text or call). On behalf of our Hālau Kū Māna ʻohana, mahalo a nui for supporting Hawaiian education! E mālama pono.

We invite you to donate your tax deductible item(s) by first completing this short form:

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Halau Kū Māna is actively seeking to fill the following positions for School Year 2020-2021:

Full-Time Permanent Sub Math/Science Part-Time Office Assistant
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La ‘Ohana #2

La ‘Ohana #2

Dear Hālau Kū Māna `Ohana,

Lā ‘Ohana are mandatory school days that are designated on the school year calendar. For each Lā ‘Ohana, the student and at least 1 family member are expected to attend. Each Lā ʻOhana takes on a theme and activities are designed around that theme. It is also an opportunity to display student work, witness hōʻike (student performance/ presentations), and engage in relevant and meaningful learning experiences.

The upcoming Lā ‘Ohana is scheduled for this Saturday, September 26, 2020 and will introduce you to your child’s project. We have set up a website which will guide you through our virtual presentations. Please find the details of our Lā ‘Ohana below.

  • LINK: HKM La `Ohana
  • DATE: Saturday, September 26, 2020
  • TIME: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (*Please log in about 10 minutes prior)
8:30 AM All School Opening
8:35 AM Greeting & Announcements from Po`o Kula Mrs. Noa
9:00 AM Break-out into projects
10:05 AM Aha Makua & Po`o Kula Hui
10:30 AM Pau

If you have questions, please call the school office at (808) 945-1600 or email me at knoa@halaukumana.org.

Mālama `oia `i`o,

Mrs. Keolani Noa
Po`o Kula

HKM School Reopening Procedures

HKM School Reopening Procedures

Hālau Kū Māna

Reopening Procedures

School Year 2020-2021

Click on the button below to read our schoolʻs policies and procedures as we return to school during this challenging period.

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Enrollment Package(s) Due 7/15/2020

Enrollment Package(s) Due 7/15/2020




All the forms required to enroll your student(s) are included in the following PDF:

image showing a PDF fileSY 2020-2021 STUDENT ENROLLMENT PACKAGE

Please download and fill out the package for each student  All enrollment packets must be turned in to office in person by a parent/guardian with this yearʻs school fees for your student(s).


School fees MUST BE PAID at the time of registration. If you would prefer to email your enrollment forms and avoid the trip to the office, please ensure your fees are paid prior to sending in your forms. Fees may be paid via Credit Card using the HKM Store link: PAY SCHOOL FEES, or by calling the office at 945-1600.

Packets are due by Wednesday, July 15 2020.



Uniforms may be ordered online in the HKM Web Store, or by calling the office. Purchases will be available by 9/14/2020.

For more info, contact the office at info@halaukumana.org or (808) 945-1600.

“I maika‘i ke kalo i ka ‘ōhā.”

The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces.


Ensure halaukumana.org emails are working.

In orderto receive information and instructions, all students and staff with halaukumana.org gmail addresses should make sure they know how to access their school e-mail, and that their e-mail is working properly.

We are about to embark on a new adventure. Online learning is new. It will provide some challenges and difficulties we have not experienced before. But it will also open the door to new experiences, new ways of learning, and will help all of us to grow as caretakers, kumu, haumana, and staff.

In order to receive instructions and news, students and staff need to ensure they know they HKM email address and how to use it. If you do NOT know your address, or you have an email that is not working, please email it@halaukumana.org, or click the button below. Please check as soon as possible as instruction starts on April 7.

Mahalo for your kokua. Let’s all work together to make this as successful as possible!