HA (Hawaiian Arts)

HĀ offers cultural immersion opportunities for students in kindergarten – grade 12 in a creative and fun environment. Hula classes are also available for adult students (see the course catalog for more information).

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Program Dates for 2017 – 2018  
Fall semester 8/21/17 – 12/20/17
Spring semester 1/16/18 – 4/12/18

The program teaches life skills and Hawaiian values through mele (songs), oli (chants), arts and crafts, and other explorations in the Hawaiian culture.

Hawaiian arts cannot be separated from the culture, language and values of Hawai‘i. An integration of all these areas, including the use of ‘Olelo (Hawaiian language) are incorporated into the curriculum and classroom activities in order to enhance second language skills, cultural perspectives, and a greater sense of self- and social awareness.

Classes are appropriate for students with little or no experience, as well as for those who have studied the language and/or culture.

Registration priority given to current HĀ students whose applications are submitted during the first week of registration. Spring-semester-only registrations cannot be accommodated.

Days, Times and Fees

Classes are held only on days when the Junior School is in session. See the course catalog or registration application for specific times and fees.

Escorting K – Grade 3

Parents enrolling K – grade 3 students should review the information about escorting.

Instructors

The HĀ program offers qualified, professional faculty, many of whom are active, and well-respected educators and leaders in the community.

Hula
Kumu Hula Doreen Doo
Lia Sheehan
Leilehua Utu

Ukulele
Pōmaika'i Keawe Lyman
Wil Tafolo

Contact

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Norma Morichika
Coordinator
cocurricular@punahou.edu
808.945.2488 Tel

Staff

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Leilehua Utu
Director, Hawaiian Arts