The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Schools has awarded Halau Ku Mana accreditation through June 30, 2027.
Through the continued efforts of our Po’o Kula, Governing Board, Administrative and teaching staff, external partners, parents and amazing students, HKM has earned certification and accreditation for an extended term!
The process of accreditation is not an easy one, and the school must meet all the requirements and qualifications for the certification to be awarded. The award also ensures parents and students that HKM’s curriculum and educators meet a high standard of excellence and expertise.
Congratulations to all of the HKM ʻohana – this is an event that all can celebrate!
2021/2022 STUDENT APPLICATION:
A separate application must be filled out for each student applying.
School fees MUST BE PAID at the time of registration. Once your child has been accepted, registration fees become due. To avoid delay, fees may be paid via Credit Card at the time of application using the HKM Store link: PAY SCHOOL FEES, or by calling the office at 945-1600.
Currently enrolled students who intend to continue next year, more information coming soon.
The application period has been extended for a limited number of openings due to present circumstances.
Uniforms may be ordered online in the HKM Web Store, (when it is open – check with the office for schedule) or by calling the office. Purchases will be delivered at La Ohana.
For more info, contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 945-1600.
Known as the “Merrie Monarch,” King David Kalākaua has been misunderstood by historians, most writing from the perspective of the opposition. The Hawaiian community, in fact, the world at large at the time acknowledged the Monarch to a far greater degree for his keen intellect and sophisticated diplomacy.
Dr. Tiffany Lani Ing, from Mānoa, O‘ahu has a Ph. D. in English from The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and currently is an English teacher on the faculty at at Hālau Kū Māna.
Her book, Reclaiming Kalākaua: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives on a Hawaiian Sovereign (UH Press), examines ka Mōʻī David La‘amea Kamananakapu Mahinulani Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua in English- and Hawaiian-language newspapers, books, travelogues, and other materials published in the United States, abroad, and in Hawai‘i during his reign. Her interests include nineteenth-century Hawaiian-language newspapers, nineteenth-century Kānaka ʻŌiwi narratives of Native nationalism, and post-colonial, indigenous discourse and theory.
In recent years, vast stores of Hawaiian language newspapers and correspondence have become more accessible. Through the work of dedicated curators, these works have become electronically available and searchable, meaningfully catalogued and dutifully authenticated.
Dr. Tiffany Ing, HKM Kumu has compiled a reframed history of the Merry Monarch that reveals a beloved and benevolent voice for his people, who was respected and admired as opposed to the less complimentary tales penned by those whose agendas differed.
Don’t take our word for it – read it yourself. We think you will find yourself admiring and genuinely liking the man behind the medals.
The text below is from a flyer for Dr. Ing’s talk at the State Archives in October of 2020.
We are so proud to have such a committed and accomplished member of our ‘Ohana! Whenever one of us thrives, it raises all of us higher – and what better way to do it than to reclaim for the la hui the correct(ed) history of a maligned monarch.
So much of what he did was misunderstood by the foreign press at the time, and by reviewing the Hawaiian language media reports and the correspondence of Alii Nui of that time, the portrait that emerges is that of a King more concerned with the welfare and legacy of his people than his own.
Hana Hoū Dr. Ing!
Hema Watson shares his winning recipe.
YouTube Video provided by Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival has selected its list of up-and-coming culinary stars like our very own Hema Watson, who was selected as the 10th Grade Winner of the Localicious recipe and video contest!
Each year, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival asks students Grades 4-12 to submit a healthy, original recipe that includes locally-grown, raised or caught product(s) for the The Hawai‘i Gas Presents Localicious Recipe & Video Contest.
Hema won with his Ia Omaomao/Pesce Verde recipe, which we canʻt wait to try!
The entire Hālau Kū Māna ʻOhana is proud of Hema and his accomplishment. As a school we try to instill in our students a desire to impact their community in their own way.
Hemaʻs winning recipe and vieo are linked below.
Way to go, Hema!