Transitioning from elementary to middle school can be tough. To help ease that transition, KS Kapālama Middle School introduced Ka Ulu Aloha, a residential orientation program for incoming seventh graders.
The campus’ mandatory three-day, two-night program took place in four sessions from July 19 to August 1, helping 320 haumāna acclimate to their new academic surroundings.
Ka Ulu Aloha – to inspire with love – enabled new students, existing students and boarders to learn and launa. Students all stayed overnight in the dorms and spent their days learning immersed in Hawaiian culture and Ka Ulu Aloha values, which cultivate a learning community based on the love of teaching and learning.
KS Photographer Michael Young captured the highlights of the new program.
August 07, 2015
KS Kapālama Middle School starts a three-day residential orientation program for seventh graders called Ka Ulu Aloha – to inspire with love.