The Hawaiian language faculty at Punahou created a special message for students.
He manawa kūikawā kēia. A puni ka honua, a ma Hawaiʻi nei kekahi, ke noho kauhale nei kānaka. Ma muli o ka maʻi lele Kolona, ke hoʻomalu nei kākou ma kauhale me ka lawelawe pū ʻana i nā kuleana kumu a me nā kuleana haumāna ma ka pūnaewele. ʻOiai kaʻawale kākou, ʻaʻole i emi maila ka pili ʻuhane, ke kākoʻo piha a me ka paipai ohohia ʻana kekahi i kekahi. Ma o ka huliāmahi ma ka ʻenehana kākou e hoʻopapau ai i kēia makahiki kula. He leo aloha kēia wikiō no nā haumāna a no ka nui kaiāulu hoʻi, na nā kumu ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. “I holo ka hana a kākou” i ke kūpaʻa o kākou ma ka pākahi i ke aloha mau a mau.
Translation: These are unprecedented times. Around the world, as well as for us here in Hawaiʻi, we have the opportunity to become familiar again with our homes. Due to the coronavirus, we are unable to physically be together and are learning to do school online. Although we are apart physically, our deep connection and support, one for another, has not diminished. In joining together in cooperation, and with the help of technology, we will finish this school year with strength. This video, by the Hawaiian language teachers, is a message of aloha to our students and community. Through the determination we each exemplify, our work will continue and be fueled by our sincere and enduring aloha.
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