Ka Papahana kaiapuni will celebrating our thirtieth aniversary in 2017-18.
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Background of the Hawaiian
Language immersion program
In 1986, the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program was established in the Department of Education in Hawaiʻi. It began with two sites one at Waiau Elementary on Oʻahu and the other in Keaukaha on Hawaiʻi island. In nearly thirty years, the program has grown to over twenty schools throughout Hawaiʻi. Students learn content through Hawaiian culture and language to develop a native perspective.
The ʻAha Kauleo
In 1990 the ʻAha Kauleo was established to support and advise the Board of Education. Representatives from the schools and the community meet quarterly. ʻAha Kauleo is a statewide council of parents, teachers, administrators of Kula Kaiapuni ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Language Immersion schools) and community representatives. This council advises the Superintendent regarding issues relating to immersion school and Hawaiian language immersion charter schools. One goal of the ʻAha is to advocate for quality Hawaiian and kaiapuni education.
This website is under construction for the ʻAha Kauleo. It was last edited on August 15, 2016. Thank you for your patience.