ʻAuhea ʻoukou, he leo hoʻohialaʻai keia e kukala aʻe nei i lono mai ka Mahele Hoʻokaʻaʻike mai e hapai ana i mua o ʻoukou he papahana wikio no na aliʻi nona ka inoa e pili pu ana i kekahi o na inoa kahua kula e ku nei ʻano.
(I’m excited to announce the launch of a new video series produced by the Communications Branch that aims to highlight the Hawaiian ali‘i whose names grace many of our school campuses.)
Ma nei nowelo ʻana no keia mau meʻe aliʻi i ʻikea ai na haʻawina koʻikoʻi e aʻo aku ai i ka kakou mau haumana. Ma loko o kekahi ʻolelo noʻeau,- I ka wa ma mua, ka wa ma hope- e aʻo ai kakou a pau no ke koʻikoʻi o ka ʻike ma mua a me kona pilina i ke ao nei.
(Exploring the influence these historical figures had on education in Hawaii presents a host of learning opportunities for our students. The ‘olelo no‘eau, or proverb, comes to mind — I ka wa mamua, ka wa mahope — with the idea that in looking to the past, we can inform the present and future.)
Ma nei Pepeluali ʻo ka Mahina ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi, e hoʻike ʻia ma ka papahana wikio ʻo Na Aliʻi ke kulaia ʻana o ke Kula Waena ʻo Central, ʻo ia hoʻi ka hale aliʻi o ke aliʻi wahine kiʻekiʻe Luka Keʻelikolani nana i hoʻomahuahua i na papahana hoʻonaʻauao ma Hawaiʻi.
(With February being Hawaiian Language Month, the “Na Ali‘i” video series kicks off this week with a look at historic Central Middle School, which once served as a grand royal palace for Princess Ruth Ke‘elikolani, a high-ranking ali‘i who played a major role in expanding access to education in Hawai‘i.)
E nana i ka wikio e aʻo ai e pili ana i na hana hoʻohanohano a ke kula ʻo Central e malama ai no Keʻelikolani, a e aʻo pu no kona aloha nui i ka ʻike kuʻuna i ʻike ia e ulu aʻe ai na haumana, he mau mea ʻolelo palua, a me na limahana.
(Watch the video to learn about the special ways Central Middle is honoring Princess Ruth’s legacy, and how her deep love for her culture and the Hawaiian language serves as an inspiration to the school’s students, many of whom are English Learners, and its staff.)
Ua laha no ke aloha ʻolelo ma kekahi mau kahua kula ma Hawaiʻi i na la a pau o ka makahiki, aka ʻo Pepeluali no ka Mahina ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi. He wa kupono keia e ku ai ko kakou noʻonoʻo ʻana no ke kulana koʻikoʻi o ka ʻolelo Hawaiʻi i ko kakou nohona nei no kakou pakahi a pau o ka ʻohana ʻOihana Hoʻonaʻauao.
(While many of our students, staff and school communities honor the native language of Hawai‘i throughout the year, February holds the distinction of being Hawaiian Language Month. It’s a fitting time to pause and reflect on what it means to celebrate ‘olelo Hawai‘i in our individual capacities and as an entire HIDOE ‘ohana.)
He lamaku malamalama na Kula Kaiapuni Hawaiʻi e ulu ai ko kakou mau kaiaulu, a he mahalo piha i ka paʻu mau ʻana o na kula no ko lakou hoʻola mau ʻana i ka ʻolelo ma ke ʻano he ʻolelo ola ʻoiaʻiʻo o Hawaiʻi a me ka hoʻolakolako pu ʻana i na wa a me na wahi e naʻauao ai na haumana Hawaiʻi ma ka ʻolelo ʻoiwi o nei ʻaina.
(Our Kaiapuni Hawaiian language immersion schools are a bright spot and source of inspiration in our communities, and we appreciate all the work and dedication that goes into helping revitalize and normalize the Hawaiian language, and providing the opportunity for students to receive education in Hawai‘i’s native language.)