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Pūnana Leo o Waimea

Hours of operation: 7:45am–3:45pm

imageSince 1995, Pūnana Leo o Waimea has educated over 300 children from its location at Pu‘ukapu, Waimea, Hawai‘i. Pūnana Leo o Waimea operates in a building adjacent to Kūhiō Hale at the Department of Hawaiian Home Land South Kohala Complex.

Our families enjoy:



  • Visiting Makali‘i, a double-hulled sailing canoe and participating in annual celebration

  • Helping families in need via the annual Lōkahi Tree Project

  • Aloha Festivals Waimea Paniolo Parade

  • Waimea Healthy Keiki Fest

  • Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade, intermittently

  • Annual Spring Ho‘ōla (May Day, Silent Auction, Entertainment, Smoked Meat Contest, etc.)

  • Lā Kūpūna Event, celebrating our kūpuna

  • Annual Lā Puka Celebration for graduating students

  • ‘Ohana Christmas lū‘au for families and staff

  • Kā Moku o Keawe Makahiki - keiki and makua participate in Makahiki games held yearly in Waimea for the entire island

  • Annual Pig Hunting or Fishing Tournament - held to support the perpetuation of the culture and the manaʻo of mālama ʻāina and mālama kai

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    Located at: 64-756 Māmalahoa Hwy.
    Kamuela, HI 96743

    Phone: (808) 885-7166
    Fax: (808) 885-2704