The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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January 29, 2018

Scholar finds fashion design success while honoring ancestors, Nāwahī classmates

Nāwahī student designs a print that Sig Zane Designs releases on an aloha shirt and T-shirt and she dedicates the print to her school and classmates.

January 26, 2018

KS consortium steps up to ancestral Pacific kuleana

Inspired by the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, the KS Pacific Citizenship Consortium is an informal association of organizations committed to Hawaiʻi’s cultural, social and environmental engagement in the Pacific. It will operate with a strong sense of spirituality, with decisions guided by kūpuna, past and present.

January 25, 2018

Education innovation highlighted on The Conversation

KS Senior Education Consultant Dr. Evan Beachy took part in a Hawaiʻi Public Radio panel discussion on education in Hawaiʻi.

January 25, 2018

KS, NRG break ground on Kawailoa solar power project

Part of the three-site project, which is the largest block of grid-scale solar power ever installed in Hawai‘i and will include upwards of 800,000 solar panels, will be built on KS ‘āina in Kawailoa, located above Hale‘iwa in the Waialua Region.

January 24, 2018

‘Ikuwā  is named KS Kapālama director of Hawaiian Culture-Based Education

‘Ikuwā will help ensure that the campus’ haumāna are grounded in Hawaiian values by working closely with campus leaders, kumu and support divisions.

January 23, 2018

Building a resilient lāhui from within through a Community of Practice

KS Innovations team gathers passionate leaders from across the pae ʻāina to improve their skills and expertise through launa ʻōlelo – dialogue, and interaction.

January 18, 2018

Thousands unite at ‘Onipa‘a Kākou

With unity as a common bond, thousands of people from keiki to kupuna marched to and reflected at ‘Iolani Palace on Wednesday, Jan. 17 – the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and Queen Lili‘uokalani.

January 17, 2018

‘Sand like an expert’: Hāna program empowers at-risk youth through hands-on learning

Through KS community investment partner, Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke, Nakua Konohia-Lind learned skills that took him many places including sailing on Hōkūle‘a as part of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

January 17, 2018

KS professionals share valuable insight with KS Kapālama’s future entrepreneurs

Kamehameha School staffers based at Kawaiahaʻo Plaza recently guest spoke with the haumāna in KS Kapālama High School’s entrepreneurship class to share important topics about starting a business in Hawaiʻi.

January 15, 2018

HR student internships build real-world skills

Applications will soon be accepted for KS summer internships in our Human Resources, Information Technology and Facilities Development and Support divisions. Meet some of our recent interns and see what they gained from this amazing hands-on learning opportunity.

January 12, 2018

KSM 8th Grade Mixed Media Class participates in the Memory Project

This year, Mrs. Barsamian’s 8th Grade Mixed Media Class participated in an international service-learning project known as the Memory Project. The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to raise money and create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty. The portraits help the children feel valued and important.

January 12, 2018

Mana Up initiative gives Native Hawaiian businesses a boost

Ten local businesses will soon take the next step towards expansion as part of Mana Up, a local initiative which helps companies with island roots entice a global audience.

January 10, 2018

New grad requirements show commitment to Hawaiian identity and consistent educational experience

Starting with the class of 2022, students across Kamehameha Schools campuses will have the same graduation requirements, founded on the achievement of the E Ola! Learner Outcomes.

January 10, 2018

AUW along with KS and other sponsors unveil sobering community statistics

Nearly one out of two Hawai‘i households is unable to pay for life’s basic necessities, many are Native Hawaiian. The newly released United Way “ALICE” report is a call to action to inform statewide policy, philanthropy and allocation of resources to support this sector of our community.

January 9, 2018

Shop fresh, shop local at the weekly Our Kakaʻako Farmer’s Market

Starting Jan. 10, Our Kakaʻako will be hosting a farmer’s market every Wednesday from 4-7pm in the courtyard at the Flats at Puʻunui, located on KS land.

January 4, 2018

Newly crowned Miss Central O‘ahu is a champion for Native Hawaiian education

Kamehameha Schools Investment Analyst and KS alum Kanoe Shizuru will represent Central O‘ahu in the 2018 Miss Hawai‘i Scholarship Pageant, with Native Hawaiian education as her platform.

January 2, 2018

Videos showcase KS community impact

The public will get a glimpse at the impact Kamehameha Schools is having on people across our pae ‘āina in a series of six short videos being released on Kamehameha Schools social media channels.

December 28, 2017

Roadtrip Nation “Setting Course” premieres Jan. 3

The series visited Hawaiʻi for the first-time last year, and two of the three members of the team making the trip are KS alumni.

December 27, 2017

Changing a community, one individual at a time

KS has awarded $24 million in grants to more than 100 community collaborators focused on Hawaiian cultural-based education, early education, ‘āina-based learning, college internships, and vocational training.

December 25, 2017

Wayfinding earns Moloka‘i high schoolers college credits

Through key partnerships between the University of Hawaiʻi, Department of Education, and Kamehameha Schools, the Hawaiʻi Pacific Voyaging Program was launched this past fall at Molokaʻi and Farrington high schools.

December 21, 2017

Advent Week 4 - “Ka Waihona ʻOliʻoli: The Reservoir of Joy”

Many have been enchanted by the onstage antics of KS Maui Cultural Protocol Facilitator ‘Ekela Kanī'aupi‘o Crozier and Cultural Specialist Hau‘oli Akaka. In this Christmas Eve Advent devotional, they share how their ʻoliʻoli (delight) has a common foundation - dedicating their lives to serving Ke Akua through sharing Christian and Hawaiian values.

December 19, 2017

Advent Week 3 - “Ke Aloha Ana ʻOle:  Loved Beyond Measure”

Among God's greatest gifts to us is His unconditional love. KS Kealapono Literacy Coach Chloe Keane shares her personal journey of discovery and how she learned how to put love above all in this week's Hawaiian-focused devotional.

December 15, 2017

Founder’s Day inspires us to emulate the foresight and generosity of Princess Pauahi

Founder's Day Falls on Tuesday, December 19. This year, let us be inspired by Pauahi's selfless leadership – deeply rooted in her Hawaiian and Christian values – and try to instill those values in ourselves, our families and our communities.

December 13, 2017

KS Kapālama ES ornaments adorn D.C. Xmas tree

Na haumāna of KSK Elementary School were selected by the National Park Service to create ornaments to adorn a Hawai‘i Christmas tree in D.C.!

December 11, 2017

Kuhiawaho hosts Warrior Community Work Day

Kuhiawaho is a kīpuka located on KS ‘āina near Pu ‘uloa (also known as Pearl Harbor) in lower Waipahu in the Waiawa ahupua‘a in the ‘Ewa region and is fed by an underground spring.

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