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Laulima Program



Lahaina Intermediate offers a number of positive behavioral programs.  Values and knowledge are embedded school wide. Specific skills are taught weekly in the students Laulima periods

What does Laulima mean:

Laulima means to come together as a group or even more so as a community working towards whatever goal or goals that the community wants to accomplish. Lau means- many and Lima means - Hand, the root meaning of laulima is - many hands. Many hands make light work, and many hands teaches through teamwork and fellowship.

Why have a Laulima period:

The purpose of the Laulima period is to allow students and adults to acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, establish and maintain relationships, and learn decision making.  These are critical skill to being a good citizen and worker for life.

Student Benefits:

  • Feel included and appreciated by peers and teachers
  • Are respected for their different abilities, cultures, gender, interests and dreams
  • Are actively involved in their own learning
  • Have positive expectations from others that they will succeed
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships and and social supports
  • Set and achieve positive goals = academic success
  • Make responsible decisions and constructively handle interpersonal situations
  • Boost academic performance (intervention and enrichment)
  • Reduce bullying
  • Develop self regulation (ability to control and manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors)
  • Improve communications skills (personal, professionals and educational)
  • Strengthen students self-management skills
  • Foster well-being

Research and Evidence Based Programs used:

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    • Creating a positive school or classroom environment is the most effective way to improve behavior and learning. The Tribes TLC® process is the way to do it. The clear purpose of the Tribes process is to assure the healthy development of every child so that each one has the knowledge, skills and resiliency to be successful in a rapidly changing world.

Tribes: Agreements for Learning Together

  • Second Steps
    • Research based program for social emotional learning (SEL). Students learn skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and understand emotions and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.

Not Just Better Students, Better People


  • Character Education
    • Framework that emphasises a specific value each month.  Theses values build character and encompass the cognitive, affective behavioral aspects of morality.


    • Self-directed Learner
      • The ability to be responsible for one’s own learning
    • Community Contributor
      • The understanding that is essential for human beings to work together
    • Complex Thinker
      • The ability to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving
    • Quality Producer
      • The ability to recognize and produce quality performance and quality products
    • Effective Communicator
      • The ability to communicate effectively
    • Effective and Ethical User of Technology
      • The ability to use a variety of technologies effectively
    • Belonging
      • Understanding of lineage and place and making connections to it
    • Responsibility
      • Commitment and concern for others: self, family, friends
    • Excellence
      • A love of learning and the pursuit of skills, knowledge and behaviors to reach my full potential
    • Aloha
      • Empathy and appreciation for the symbiotic relationship between all
    • Total Well-Being
      • Making choices that improve the mind, body, heart and spirit
    • Hawai’i
      • Appreciation for Hawaii's rich history, diversity and indigenous language and culture