Kula hosts Stevenson Middle School for Start of New School Year – What is this Place? Who are the People?

On the morning of Wednesday, July 31, Stevenson’s opening of school, through the vision of Katherine Balatico, Principal, the morning was spent at Papakolea Community Center  at 2150 Tantalus Drive. As teachers and staff prepare to begin the school year, we focused on the cultures, views, values, beliefs,  family, language, strategies and supports needed to promote connectedness to school for each of our individual students.   Over the course of the morning, faculty and staff learned about the culture, views, values, beliefs,  language, families, communities, and successful strategies of supports from the guest speakers:

Adrienne Dillard and Puni Kekauoha (Kula no na Po`e Hawaii) –

Dr. Neal Palafox and m(John A. Burns School of Medicine) –

Mavis Nitta ( John A. Burns School of Medicine) –

Josie Howard (We Are Oceania) –

Tamera Heine (Marshallese Consulate) –

Mary Therese Perez Hattori (Chaminade University)

Jana Chang (Data Governance and Analysis Branch – Strategy, Innovation and Performance)



SUMMER 2019 – Papakolea Fire Academy Registration NOW CLOSED

MAHALO to those who have applied for the Papakolea Fire Academy.

If your dream is to become a Firefighter, if you have taken the HFD Written exam and did not meet the requirements to move onto the next phase, this is for you!

The Papakolea Fire Academy is a program led by Retired Fire Captains Richard Soo, Earle Kealoha, Guy Katayama, Gilbert Pelletier and Curtis Aiwohi that have developed an educational course to aid in every step of the Honolulu Fire Department Recruitment process.

The class focuses on:

Life of a firefighter, written communication, math, test-taking strategies, understanding service terminology, and preparation for the HFD Written Exam. Additional assistance with the physical agility test and interview process are offered to applicants who are accepted.

This Course will run 8-consecutive Saturdays from July 20 at Papakolea Community Center, Lower Hall
Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Only 30 seats are available!

Preference will be given to registrants of Native Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

*If you have taken the written exam and did not get a high score for the next portion of the HFD recruitment process, this is the time for you to register for the class and work on building your skills up to achieve your dream of entering the Fire Department.

For registration click —————-> HERE <———————-



2018 Annual Papakolea Breakfast with Santa

2018 Annual Breakfast with Santa for keiki of Papakolea, Kewalo, and Kalawahine Hawaiian Homestead: December 8, 2018 9:00am-12:00pm

Mele Kalikimaka! We hope you are able to join us for the annual Breakfast with Santa event this Saturday December 8, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Fore more information please contact Santa’s elves to reserve presents for keiki… (808) 398-0263.

Hope to see you there!



PAPAKOLEA FIRE ACADEMY STUDY SESSION – AUGUST 25, 2018

PAPAKOLEA FIRE ACADEMY – STUDY SESSION

PREP FOR SEPT. 15TH EXAM

SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2018 FROM 9:00A – NOON

RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY SEPT. 1 FROM 9:00A – NOON

DATE CHANGE:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2018 FROM 9:00 A – NOON

PRIORITY TO PREVIOUS PFA ATTENDEES

REGISTER AT: https://goo.gl/forms/2hdtY0bTK1WZR2Cx2



PAPAKOLEA SCHOLARSHIPS 2018-2019

The first Somerset Kalama Makaneole Health Scholarship was given to Kawaiokapualeilehua Kāneakua-Rauschenburgout at the Papakolea Pa’ina, August 2019.  $5,250 was disbursed to the 2018-2019 Papakolea Community Scholarship Recipients. Other recipients were Kaimiloa Ah Mook Sang, Noah Au, Shastyn-Thor Kekahuna, and Ulalia Solatorio by Kula no na Po’e Hawaii, Papakolea Community Development Corporation and other private donors.



PAPAKOLEA SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF AUNTY ETHEL MAU

From her heart through her hands she served.

Aunty Ethel Mau, Kumu of Na Lomilomi O Papakolea, passed on July 29, 2018.  It is with great sadness that we bid our farewells to this amazing practitioner that has led the group of cultural practitioners for over a decade.  Aunty Ethel was a licensed massage therapist who practiced lomiloimi, la’au lapa’au, energy among other healing practices.  The teacher who as always the student spent most of her time in training in the healing practices to take care of others.  She will be missed.  Lomi will continue at the Papakolea Community Center on the 2nd – last Thursday of the month.



PAPAKOLEA FIRE ACADEMY STUDY SESSION – AUGUST 11, 2018

PAPAKOLEA FIRE ACADEMY – STUDY SESSION

PREP FOR SEPT. 15TH EXAM

SATURDAY AUGUST 11, 2018 FROM 9:00A – NOON

PRIORTY TO PREVIOUS PFA ATTENDEES

REGISTER AT:  https://goo.gl/forms/aFb793lbRgwmGSJm1



3RD ANNUAL PAPAKOLEA PA’INA – TICKETS NOW ON SALE



SUMMER 2018 PAPAKOLEA FIRE ACADEMY – REGISTRATION CLOSED

If your dream is to become a Firefighter this is for you!

The Papakolea Fire Academy lead by Retired Fire Captains Richard Soo, Earle Kealoha, Guy Katayama, Gilbert Pelletier and Curtis Aiwohi is a development to aid in every step of the Honolulu Fire Department Recruitment.

This class will focus on:

Life of a Fire Fighter

Written communication

Math

Test strategies

Understanding Service Terminology

Preparation for the HFD Written Exam

Assistance through physical exam and Interview process

This Course will run 8-consecutive Saturdays from June 2 – July 21
Time: 9-12pm

Only 50 seats are available!

Preference will be given to registrants of Native Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

For registration click —————-> HERE <———————-



Workshop for Summer School Assistance

Time for those summer school assistance applications!

This workshop provides assistance to families applying for the Alu Like Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program. This workshop is hosted in partnership with Roosevelt High School under the Kukalahale Learning Project.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Roosevelt High School Library
5:30 – 7:00 PM

Required Documents:

  • Student’s official birth certificate stating Hawaiian ancestry
  • 2nd or 3rd quarter report card – GRADES 6-12 ONLY
  • Income verification (one of the following):
    • Verification of Public Assistance (TANF or Food Stamps)
    • Most recent federal tax return (if married & filing seperate, please provide both)
    • Verification of foster care
    • Verification of Section 8 housing
      **USDA Free & Reduced-lunch verification letter no longer accepted**

Any questions, please contact Kaapuni Kama at 808-861-1919