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Kamehameha Schools Hawai'i Kula Ha'aha'a presented their 2019 May Day program "E Mau Ana Ka Ha'aheo" on Friday, May 3, 2019.Watch as our elementary school keiki perform and showcase what they've learned in preparing for this moment, and the pride they have as kanaka 'Ōiwi.

Nā Lei O Kaiona Registration is Now Open

Aug. 14, 2019

Contributed by Shaundor Chillingworth

The mission of Nā Lei O Kaiona is to engage and help students in understanding the cultural practices, teaching, and protocols of the hula.

If your keiki would be interested in participating in Nā Lei O Kaiona, here is a little more information on what you should do. 


Before you register, please review the expectations below with your keiki. This year we are doing registration online. Here is what you need to do:

1. Go to:

2. and complete the form OR go to Kumu Silva’s blog to find a link to the form.

3. Be sure to submit the form at the end.

4. Submit your membership fee to Kumu Silva by the deadline in an envelope labeled with your child’s name and class.

5. If you are having difficulty registering online, please request a hardcopy from Kumu Silva by email ( or by phone 808-982-0252.


1. Complete and turn in KS permission form for after school activities (attached to this flyer). Please turn it in to Kumu Silva.

2. Attend all practices.

Grades 1-2Tuesdays
2:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kumu Silva's Classroom (Kīnaʻu - next to Art)By 4:10 p.m. at the pod. (Parents need to come in to pick up their keiki.) Pueo lane parking should be accessible.
Grades 3-5Mondays
2:50 - 4:00 p.m
Kumu Silva's ClassroomBy 4:10 p.m. at the bus ramp
  • Be sure to provide contact information on the registration form, so that we can in inform you of any important reminders or changes.
  • Parents will arrange for transportation. Any keiki on campus after their pick-up time listed above will be taken to our A+ program and the parent will be responsible for the pick-up fee.
  • Parents need to contact Kumu Silva prior to practice, if keiki is not attending practice. This can be done by note, email, or phone.
  • Missing practices may result in removal from the group.

3. Remain in satisfactory or better academic and conduct standing.

  • Progress reports may be requested from teachers.

4. Dress appropriately for practice and performances.


  • Practice: Shorts, shirt, and hula pā‘ū (skirt) Please see Kumu Silva’s blog for suggestions on pā‘ū.
  • Performance: Kumu will advise keiki as to how to dress for each performance.


  • Practice: Shorts, shirt
    Performance: Kumu will advise keiki as to how to dress for each performance.

5. Memorize mele and hula, which means practicing throughout the week at home. When available, practice videos will be posted to Showbie: Nā Lei O Kaiona.

6. Participate in assigned performances and activities.

  • Selection for performances will be done by the Kumu.
  • While students can choose to be in both choir and hula, there may be times when they may not be able to perform with both groups.

7. Practice Hawaiian and Christian values.

Membership Fees

A membership fee of $10.00 will be collected from each member. The money will be used for costumes, lei, hoÿokupu, etc. Please submit cash, cashier’s check, or money order payable to Kamehameha Schools.

The kumu will request an afterschool pass that the keiki will need to have at all times.

Start date for hula classes:

Grades 1-2: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Grades 3-5: Monday, August 19, 2019

Last day to register: Monday, August 19, 2019

Last day to pay fee: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Contact Information:

Please do not hesitate to contact Kumu Silva if you have any questions.

Pumehana Silva
Phone: (808) 982-0252
Location: Kīnaʻu Room 632

Register by Monday, August 19 for Nā Lei O Kaiona!

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