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The Legacy of a princess

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

Category: Ho‘okahua

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 12, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Kumu find new ways to connect their classrooms with the voyage

Waʻa to Papa connections have been around since the voyage launch, but a new strategy is hoping to connect learners on a deeper level.

October 5, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: KS Maui alum talks about Leg 24

KS Maui graduate Kaipo Kīʻaha blogs about the start to the newest leg of the Worldwide Voyage and the experience seeing Hōkūleʻa for the first time after two years apart.

September 28, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Hōkūleʻa crew visits birthplace of Charles Reed Bishop

While making her way back to the East Coast of the United States, Hōkūleʻa crewmembers stop to visit Glens Falls, NY.

August 9, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday – Nova Scotia and the Bay of Fundy

Hōkūleʻa made her way to the great white north, Canada, to visit First Nations’ communities in Nova Scotia and the Bay of Fundy.

July 27, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: From Maine on to Nova Scotia

On the last stop of leg 21 of the worldwide voyage, Hōkūleʻa continues to make connections with the first peoples of the lands they travel, stopping in Mt. Desert, Maine.

July 20, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Making connections in Salem

The legendary voyaging canoe continues its East Coast voyage in a new state en route to Maine.

July 13, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Hōkūleʻa reaches Boston

The legendary voyaging canoe continues its New England leg with a four-day stop in Boston.

July 6, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: From Mystic Seaport to Martha’s Vineyard

The Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage continues up the East Coast of the United States making connections with the first peoples in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

June 29, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: The Promise of Mālama Honua in New York City

KS executive strategy consultant Dr. Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni reflects on her experiences in New York City and the larger Promise to Children behind the voyage.

June 8, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: The third waʻa in the worldwide voyage

We know about Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia, but do you know the third waʻa in the worldwide voyage?

June 1, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: New App lets keiki connect to the educational messages of Mālama Honua

A non-profit collaboration creates worldwide voyage app for children ages 5-8

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