OUR VALUES

A Hakipu’u Academy student is deeply connected to Hawai’i through culturally relevant practices, values, and place (piko).

A Hakipu’u student is a life-long learner who continues to be a positive (kūpono) contributor within their community and is a conscientious voice globally. 

Through gained experiences, supported by sound academics, each student is prepared to maintain their unique course with confidence (imua).

1

MĀLAMA KEKAHI I KEKAHI

To Care for and Protect Each Other

 

Willingness to help all students, faculty, and staff without being asked.

Aware of other people’s feelings.

Makes an effort to ensure that the people around them feel comfortable and good about themselves.

Fosters goodwill among peers.

2

ALOHA AKU, ALOHA MAI

To Give and Receive Respect

Respectful to staff, peers, and self on a daily basis.

Respectful outside of school as well as during school.

Shows the ALOHA SPIRIT in all situations toward all involved.

3

KULEANA

Responsibility

Accountable for one's own choices and actions.

Responsible for all commitments.

Complete school requirements in a timely fashion.

Follows through with required tasks.

4

KŪPONO

Stand in Righteousness and Integrity

Chooses to do the right/just action at the appropriate time.

Conducts oneself in a manner that reflects all school values.

Displays all school values with our without an adult present.

Makes a pono choice regardless of what peers are doing.

Helps maintain harmonious balance with his/her peers.

5

KŪLIA I KA NU’U

Strive for the Highest, for Excellence

Meets, maintains, and exceeds requirements for all endeavors.

Strives for the best in all things,

is not satisfied with mediocre work

or with just "getting by".

Sets goals and achieves them with merit.

THE ALOHA SPIRIT LAW

 

The Aloha Spirit LAw has also become a focus within and alongside our school values. The following is a subsection of [§5-7.5] The Aloha Spirit:

 

The Aloha Spirit is the coordination of mind and heart within each person.  It brings each person to the self.  Each person must think and emote good feelings to others.  In the contemplation and presence of the life force, A.L.O.H.A., the following unuhi laulā loa (free translation) may be used.

 

AKAHI

Meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness;

 

LŌKAHI

Meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony;

 

OLU’OLU

Meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness;

 

HA’AHA’A

Meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty;

 

AHONUI

Meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance.

 

These are the traits of character that express the charm, warmth, and sincerity of Hawai’i’s people.  It was the philosophy of Native Hawaiians and was presented as a gift to the People of Hawaii.