Character Education


Hawaiian Values


The teachers at Wilcox, our Na Kupuna, and community want to indulge our children with old Hawaiian values that will teach them about their Hawaiian heritage and culture. Students will also learn how to incorporate these Hawaiian values and create harmony within today's rugged society.


Upon completion of the 'Living with Aloha' unit, students and teachers will develop an awareness of various universal concepts such as Cooperation, Traditions, Relationships, Interdependence, Change, Balance, Survival, Explorations, Conflict, and Discovery. Students and teachers will integrate/add in other universal concepts as needed along the way.




Aloha - Love, hello, goodbye

‘Ohana - Family

'Ike - To see, feel, recognize

Kuleana - Responsibility

Kokua - To help

Laulima - Cooperation

Ho'oponopono - To solve problems within relationships

Malama - Take care of

Lokahi - Harmony