Kapalama High School

Values Statement

Nui ke aloha o Pauahi I ke Akua, kona po‘e Hawai‘i, ka ‘imi na‘auao ‘ana a me ka mālama ‘ana I nā mea pono o kona lāhui.

Ua ‘ike pono ‘o Pauahi i ka nui o kona waiwai ma ka honua a me ke kuleana i kau ‘ia ma luna ona. ‘O kēia ka mana‘o pono no ka ‘ohana Kamehameha e ho‘omau i ko Pauahi kuleana me ka ha‘aha‘a a me ka hana pono.

‘Ihi‘ihi ke aloha o Pauahi i ke Akua a me Kona mea e piha ai.

Great was Pauahi’s love for God and the Hawaiian people, whom she served. Because she valued the pursuit of knowledge, she believed that education would be the key to their well-being. Pauahi was blessed with much worldly wealth and understood that this blessing was accompanied by profound responsibility. Therefore, it is fitting for the Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana, called upon to carry her legacy forward, to humbly do so through good thoughts and deeds that reflect the values of stewardship in her Will.

Kamehameha Schools is grounded in the Christian and Hawaiian values embraced by Ke Ali‘i Pauahi. Aloha, love and respect for the Lord, our natural world, and one another, is our foundation. ‘Imi na‘auao, the quest for knowledge and enlightenment, is essential for an educational institution such as Kamehameha. Mālama, caring for one another and all aspects of Pauahi’s legacy, will enable our institution to flourish. ‘Ike pono urges us to integrate our intellect and our intuition. Kuleana denotes the responsibilities, which accompany our blessings. Let us ho‘omau, persevere, with ha‘aha‘a, humility, in all that we do.