Kilohana `Ewa Hawaiian Culture-Based Literacy

Kilohana `Ewa Hawaiian Culture-Based Literacy

New Pilot for Keiki Entering Grade 3
The Kilohana Hawaiian Culture-Based Literacy Program engages students through meaningful hands-on and place-based learning to build students’ collaboration, communication and literacy skills. Privileging Hawaiʻi’s rich history as once the most literate nation in the world, the program will blend English instruction with ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi to increase students’ connection to Hawaiian culture and literacy foundations. Throughout the program, program kumu and students will work to cultivate a strong sense of Native Hawaiian identity to foster confidence, resiliency and positive attitudes toward learning. The program will incorporate ‘ohana engagement to bridge connections for student learners between the program, home and their community.

Who may apply:

    • Open to all non-KS students entering grade 3 in Fall 2018 however, priority will be given to applicants who reside or who currently attends a school located in the `Ewa region.  ‘Ewa region spans from Kahe Point to Aiea/Moanalua , and includes Honouliuli, Kapolei, Makakilo, Ewa, Waipio, Waipahu, Pearl City, Moanalua & Aiea.
      Location:  Island Pacific Academy

Program Dates and Hours
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – Friday, July 6, 2018 (July 4th is a holiday)
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kilohana Programs

New Pilot and Continuing Programs For Students Entering Grades 6-8
Kilohana is a program designed to connect haumāna to their Hawaiian identity in a modern world.  Current Kilohana programs are designed to support students in discovering and exploring their love of math through a variety of cultural experiences. The program incorporates elements of STEAM to drive inquiry and projects that develop students’ skills in math and Hawaiian culture as well as the 21st century skills needed for college and/or career success.


Kilohana ‘Ewa (NEW)

Keiki entering grades 6 & 7
 Island Pacific Academy
Bus Service from the following areas:  
Pearlridge bus stop near Longs | Waiau District Park | Kunia Village Park & Ride | Waipahu District Park | Ewa Boys and Girls Club | Ewa Mahiko Park | Makakilo LDS Church.

 For those interested in applying: (handouts to students currently in grades 2,5,6 will be given on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.