Register now for K-6 Hawaiian Language Immersion summer school

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Students at last year's Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela summer school.

Students at last year’s Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela summer school.


Kualapu’u School will be the site for Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela, a four-week Hawaiian language medium summer school.

The program, offered by the Hawaii Department of Education and The Kamehameha Schools, will be open for students in grades K-6. There is a tuition cost of $190 per student. All students, even those not in a Hawaiian Immersion program, are invited to attend.

Students learn to play the ipu at the Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela summer school.

Students learn to play the ipu at the Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela summer school.


Program Coordinator Manuwai Peters said he is encouraging students to join the school who are interested in learning Hawaiian but who are not necessarily enrolled in a Hawaiian immersion program.

The school will run from June 4 to July 2 from 7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. every weekday. Students who enroll should be motivated to learn and use Hawaiian for the duration of the program. Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela offers students with remedial assistance as well as academic enrichment with an emphasis on the Hawaiian performing arts of hula and mele. This year’s theme is “Lā’au Hawai’i” (Hawaiian Plants).

Tuition assistance is available for qualifying students through a limited number of vouchers provided by Alu Like, Inc. Registration enrollment forms and Alu Like, Inc. voucher applications are available at the offices of Kualapu’u School and Molokai High School.

Contact Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela Coordinator Manuwai Peters at manuwai_peters@notes.k12.hi.us for more information or for registration forms.

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