Hawaiian Studies brings to life the vibrant culture, history and storytelling traditions of our Islands.
The program, housed in Kuaihelani Learning Center, assists K – 12 faculty with integrating ‘ōlelo (language), mele (song), oli (chant) and protocol into existing curriculum.
The program’s content-based approach imbues students with an appreciation for Hawaiian cultural values and for the School’s lands, a historic gift from the ruling ali‘i. By reconnecting children to the ‘āina, the program encourages the mindset to embrace Hawaiian cultural values in their lives.
Mele Monday is a project brought to you with aloha from Kuaihelani at Punahou School. We hope these videos bring small moments of inspiration and ʻike Hawaiʻi to our Punahou community.