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Hō‘ike: May Day at HNS

HO‘ike 2024: Save the Date

Since 1950, Holy Nativity School has celebrated May Day, as a way for students to learn about Hawaiian culture, music, hula, and history. 

Our Holy Nativity community is welcome to join us for our 2024 Hōʻike at Holy Nativity School on May 17th, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the courtyard followed by a lū`au celebration.

The theme for this year's Ho‘ike is MOANA NUI.

Led by Kumu Blaine and Po‘o Opua, our keiki will dive deep into Moana Nui, which is based on the real heritage and history of Polynesia, and includes the island cultures of Hawai‘i, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Aotearoa and more. Polynesian culture in Moana is an incredible historical account of way-finding and the deep ties between all Pacific nations.

Our students are learning unique songs from across Polynesia about voyaging, way-finding, and the ancient canoes. Join us for Hō‘ike 2024: MOANA NUI!

Here's the Scoop

Here's the scoop for Hō‘ike! Mark your calendars for Friday May 17th, at 8:30am. 

This event is open to everyone in our Holy Nativity community - so bring family, friends and loved ones to our incredible campus.   Seating is limited, and is first come, first served.  All guests should enter through the church gates and find seating in the courtyard under the tent.

Parking will be on Osco Field, and attendants will be on site to assist with parking.  

School is dismissed immediately after Hō‘ike.  No after care is available that day.

Join us for a lū‘au immediately following Hō‘ike.  Enjoy ‘ono lunch from Haili's Hawaiian Foods, and fellowship on our PreK lanai and playground. We'll have Laulau + Kalua combo plates (laulau, kalua pig, rice, rice, sweet potato, and haupia), Chicken Long Rice bowls (chicken long rice, rice, and sweet potato), and Kalua Pig bowls (kalua pig, rice, and sweet potato). 

Bring your own blankets, chairs, etc. to picnic. Families must supervise their children on the playground.

Purchase your lu‘au tickets today!

Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

It takes a village to magically transform our campus for Hō‘ike! Join us in preparing for one of the best days of the year at Holy Nativity School.  We need donations of tropical greenery and flowers, plus help in creating kahili and decorating our campus.

It's a wonderful opportunity for fellowship on campus as we work together to prepare for Hō‘ike!

Learn More!