Puʻuhonua (Advisory) Program
The Puʻuhonua program is the foundation of our educational program at ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY. Meaning “a place of safe refuge” in the Hawaiian language, Puʻuhonua is a time, place, and small community on campus where students start each school day.
Current educational research suggests a link between student achievement and the presence of meaningful relationships at school. Students meet in their Puʻuhonua every morning for fifty-five minutes, with the exception of Wednesdays (on Wednesdays, students meet for only twenty minutes).
Our Puʻuhonua program is built upon four main pillars, all of which place a strong emphasis on relationship building.
Each week, students will engage in activities grounded in each of the four pillars – mindfulness, ethos, community, and adaptability.
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