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

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July 28, 2017

Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea celebrates the return of sovereignty to the Hawaiian Kingdom

Did you know that the Hawaiian Kingdom had its own national holidays that were celebrated with as much zeal and pride as the Fourth of July is by Americans?

June 13, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Homecoming

This Saturday, the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its partners will celebrate the completion of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

June 7, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Preparing for Hōkūle‘a’s return

Nearing Hawaiian waters, Hōkūle‘a is now just days away from returning home to Hawai‘i, with a homecoming celebration planned for June 17.

May 24, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: The Final Leg

Hōkūle‘a departed Tahiti and is heading home to Hawai‘i for the first time in three years as the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage comes to a close.

May 11, 2017

Celebrate the spirit of lei day with a kanikapila sing-along on May 15

Bring your voices and instruments for an enjoyable evening of music-making at Nā Mele Lei: A Kanikapila Sing-Along on May 15 at Ka‘iwakīloumoku. Donʻt forget to wear a lei!

May 10, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Seeing system change close-up

Dr. Shawn Kana‘iaupuni reflects on how the Mālama Honua voyage has helped to transform education in Hawai‘i--e hoʻomau kākou, e mālama honua kākou!

April 26, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Reunited in Tahiti

As Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia both arrive in Tahiti to celebrations, a youth delegation of 15 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna travel to represent Hawaiʻi.

April 12, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Papa Hoʻokele takes KSM haumāna on voyage to Makahiki

Nine KS Maui haumāna participated in the Papa Hoʻokele program, learning wayfinding and voyaging, culminating with a voyage to Molokaʻi for Kā Makahiki Molokaʻi.

April 11, 2017

Exhibitors needed for Mālama Honua Summit

Teachers or students interested in hosting an educational exhibit are invited to participate in a summit hosted as part of the Hōkūleʻa homecoming celebration.

March 29, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday:  Learning the “language” of nature

In her crew blog, KS Executive Strategy Consultant Dr. Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni talks about the educational impact of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

March 15, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Students experience Rapa Nui and Tahiti

Nāhiku, a group of students from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and Samuel M. Kamakau Public Charter School come together to represent Hawaiʻi as Hōkūleʻa arrives in Rapa Nui.

March 1, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Next generation of navigators take the helm

As the Mālama Honua worldwide voyage is coming to a close, the next generation of navigators prepares by taking on one of the most challenging legs to Rapa Nui.

February 22, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Nearing Rapa Nui

Hōkūleʻa left the Galapagos on Feb. 10 heading for Rapa Nui and a navigational return to the Pacific.

February 14, 2017

Lāhui Rising provides a safe learning space for important issues

A new pilot, Lāhui Rising, is offered as part of the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Cultural Event Series and starts Thursday, Feb. 16 with a discussion around Hawaiian governance.

February 9, 2017

Honoring Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani on the day of her birth

February 9 marks the birth date of this staunch, steadfast aliʻi and cousin to Princess Pauahi, who helped inspire the creation of Kamehameha Schools.

February 1, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Hōkūleʻa arrives in the Galapagos

Hawaiʻi teachers, students and conservation partners join the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage crew for a learning journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Site.

January 18, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday – Back in the Pacific

After completing the historic two-day transit across the Panama Canal, Hōkūleʻa is back in Pacific waters for the first time in two years. While in Panama, crewmembers continue outreach efforts with indigenous communities.

January 3, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Preparing for a historic canal crossing

Hōkūleʻa reached Panama this week, preparing for a historic crossing which will bring the waʻa into the Pacific Ocean for the first time in two years.

December 20, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Heading home in June

Save the date for a series of Hōkūleʻa homecoming activities this summer. Waʻa leaves Miami towards the Panama Canal.

December 7, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday – Journey along the U.S. East Coast complete

While Hōkūleʻa reaches Miami and heads for warmer waters on her journey back to Hawaiʻi, she still builds important relationships abroad and at home.

November 28, 2016

Before Thanksgiving, there was Hawaiian Independence Day

November 28 celebrates Lā Kūʻokoʻa or Hawaiian Independence Day, after the kingdom was formally recognized by Britain and France.

November 16, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Back on the water

Hōkūleʻa completes its final dry dock before continuing leg 25 of its Mālama Honua journey.

November 3, 2016

Kamehameha Schools celebrates its 129th anniversary

Princess Pauahi created KS to instill in her people the tools needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world. After 129 years, her vision for a thriving lāhui continues to guide and inspire KS as it strives to ensure success for Native Hawaiian learners.

October 31, 2016

Princess Pauahi’s will shows foresight and strength of character

On October 31, 1883, Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop signed her last will and testament establishing within the thirteenth codicil the charitable trust, Kamehameha Schools.

October 26, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday – Dry docked and on display in Virginia

Hōkūleʻa is currently at Virginia's Mariner's Museum as crew conducts vital maintenance work in preparation for the journey home.

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