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​​‘Ohana.​ ​Here​ ​in​ ​Hawaii,​ ​we​ ​hear​ ​that​ ​term​ ​so​ ​often that​ ​we​ ​sometimes​ ​don’t​ ​pause​ ​to​ ​think​ ​about​ ​what​ ​the​ ​word​ ​means.​ ​Most​ ​of​ ​us know​ ​that​ ​‘ohana​ ​refers​ ​to​ ​a​ ​group​ ​that​ ​extends​ ​beyond​ ​one’s​ ​core​ ​family​ ​or​ ​blood relations.​ ​But​ ​the​ ​term​ ​is​ ​much​ ​more​ ​profound​ ​than​ ​simply​ ​identifying​ ​members​ ​of a​ ​group.​ ​‘Oha​ ​refers​ ​to​ ​the​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​taro​ ​plant​ ​that​ ​we​ ​commonly​ ​call​ ​the​ ​“shoot” -​ ​it​ ​is​ ​that​ ​part​ ​that​ ​is​ ​planted​ ​to​ ​become​ ​the​ ​next​ ​generation.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​sense,​ ​‘ohana​ ​is a​ ​group​ ​of​ ​people​ ​who​ ​belong​ ​to​ ​each​ ​other​ ​and​ ​who​ ​share​ ​the​ ​obligation​ ​of behaving​ ​responsibly​ ​and​ ​acting​ ​with​ ​integrity​ ​toward​ ​one​ ​another,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​hope​ ​that all​ ​members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​group​ ​are​ ​nourished​ ​and​ ​that​ ​the​ ​spirit​ ​and​ ​values​ ​of​ ​the​ ​‘ohana are​ ​carried​ ​on​ ​for​ ​generations.

KCS ​is​ ​indeed​ ​an​ ​‘ohana​ ​in​ ​the​ ​most​ ​meaningful​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​the word.​ ​Under​ ​the​ ​guidance​ ​of​ ​dedicated​ ​teachers​ ​and administrative​ ​staff,​ ​partnering​ ​with​ ​parents​ ​and​ ​families,​ ​KCS​ ​students​ ​are​ ​given personal​ ​attention​ ​and​ ​actively​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​make​ ​the​ ​most​ ​of​ ​their​ ​educational, social,​ ​and​ ​spiritual​ ​opportunities.​ We ​feel​ ​extremely​ ​blessed​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​each​ ​student’s​ ​life​ ​as​ ​we​ ​see them​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​our​ ​‘ohana.​ ​As​ ​each​ ​of​ ​our​ ​staff​ ​have​ ​a​ ​personal​ ​relationship​ ​with Jesus​ ​Christ​ ​and​ ​a​ ​heart​ ​for​ ​ministering​ ​to​ ​each​ ​student​ ​and​ ​his​ ​or​ ​her​ ​family,​ ​our sense​ ​of​ ​community​ ​is​ ​deeply​ ​rooted​ ​in​ ​our​ ​Christian​ ​faith.​ ​And​ ​it​ ​is​ ​our​ ​faith​ ​and​ ​our​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​ministry​ ​that motivate​ ​us​ ​to​ ​not​ ​only​ ​teach​ ​and​ ​mentor​ ​with​ ​excellence,​ ​but​ ​to​ ​seek​ ​to​ ​establish​ ​a firm,​ ​Christian​ ​foundation​ ​for​ ​each​ ​child​ ​that​ ​they​ ​may​ ​have​ ​a​ ​deep,​ ​personal relationship​ ​with​ ​Jesus​ ​Christ.

 

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