Officially open in the summer of 2011, the Navigatorsʻ Center was founded on the ideas, events, and programs that caring and committed staff, families and community partners had been supporting long before declaring an official center of support. With an overarching goal of promoting health, wellness, and academic success, the Navigatorsʻ Center works closely with community partners to provide a wide-range of supports and opportunities to benefit the student population.
As part of our Outreach/Olakino Maika`i Program, the Navigatorsʻ Center organizes dental screenings and services, vision screenings and follow-up, holiday gift drives, school supply drives, and other events to collect or solicit donations of items necessary for basic living (food, toiletries, blankets, clothing, etc.). Both the Health Center and Outreach Coordinator work collaboratively to address studentsʻ basic needs to ensure minimal interruption to the school day, and studentsʻ learning. Another on-campus support is the Kamaile Store, which empowers students in “purchasing” items they need/want through gaining “Kamaile cards” as part of a positive behavior support system.
To engage students, parents and families in meaningful ways, we partner with the teachers, coaches, support staff, and community partners to support the whole child through coordination of parent engagement events, and after school enrichment opportunities. Our ʻOhana Programs supports large events open to the whole-school including our Winter Fest, Exhibitions (to highlight project-based learning), Sunset at Kamaile (a large project-based-learning event with 9th grade advisors and students), and our May Day Hoʻike. Working with our after school partners, like PALS, Mahope/Malama `Āina Foundation, Mana Mele, and Purple Mai`a the Nav Center supports academic enrichment for our grade 6-12 students in subjects such as computer science, physical science, Hawaiian culture, and music.
Knowing that our beloved student population has very specific needs, the staff of the Nav Center strives to always put studentsʻ needs first and approach their collaborative work with aloha. Give us a call, stop by the Navigators' Center, or check out the latest events and announcements on our Kamaile Academy social media pages: Instagram (@kapcs1) or Kamaile Academy PCS on Facebook.