Welcome to Hui Malama!
Hui Malama na Mea a Kane is a project-based learning program for 7th & 8th graders. Hui Malama is one of the many 'Ohana programs at Hawai'i Academy of Arts & Sciences Public Charter School in Puna, on Hawai'i Island. Our classrooms are located on the Upper Campus of HAAS in the big Quonset Hut. We are a self-contained program, distinct from the Main Campus program.
What We Do
Our program focuses on strengthening our students through environmental stewardship, cultural awareness, and community-building. Real-world projects are designed, planned and created by our students. We actively incorporate cultural opportunities, community service, and interaction with people from a wide variety of backgrounds into our school days to broaden our horizons.
Kid quote: "...you can really express yourself and feel free."
What Project-Based Learning Looks Like
Project-Based Learning can take many forms. The video clips here show just a few of the ways Hui Malama works. CAUTION: It may look like not much work is actually being done. Don't be fooled! These kids are working skillfully in groups, self-directed, creating their own projects, and following through on long-term commitments. For the results of their work, see the following pages :)
How the Students see it
Our program name means “the group who cares for the things of Kane (fresh water)”. From fresh water comes life and when the water becomes tainted and unmanaged, the effects are devastating. For this reason our program does its best to keep the water clean and fresh for future life to flourish.