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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: Department News

January 10, 2017

Lights! Camera! Action!

KS Kapālama haumāna recently enjoyed an outdoor learning experience at a once-in-a-lifetime huakaʻi to Waimea Valley where they witnessed the filming of the motion picture, “Jumanji.”

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 28, 2016

KS seeks new lessee for Hāmākua forestry operations

In early 2017, KS will seek a new tenant to oversee operations and harvesting of more than 10,000 acres of forest on the Hāmākua Coast of Hawai‘i island.

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 30, 2016

Like online data-ing? Survey results will help KS make data more accessible

A KS survey on the Hawaiian data reference book “Ka Huaka‘i” shows how users prefer and use the data.

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 21, 2016

Barcarse named West Hawaiʻi regional director

Former interim KS Culture-Based Education director Kaimana Barcarse will support KS' West HI region from the Kohala end of Laupāhoehoe to the East Kaʻū.

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 9, 2016

KS earns beautification award for cultural design on commercial property

KS received the Kalihi Beautification Award for creating a culturally inspired mural for the Wismettac Asian Foods building on Nimitz Highway.

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 21, 2016

First Nations’ Futures Program latest cohort heads to Stanford

These emerging leaders will learn to bridge modern and traditional knowledge to help build community capacity for generations to come.

October 19, 2016

PA‘I Foundation to showcase MaMo artists and crafters at Paʻakai Marketplace

Native Hawaiian artists, crafters and cultural practitioners will shine at Paʻakai Marketplace slated for Friday, Oct. 21, from 5-9 p.m. at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.

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.

October 4, 2016

Legend of naupaka comes to life in Kaka‘ako murals

Local street artist Kamea Hadar portrayed the Hawaiian legend of the naupaka flower on the parking structure of the KS retail complex, SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.

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.

September 15, 2016

Applications available for Kaka‘ako rental units

Tenant applications are being accepted for The Flats at Pu‘unui, a condominium on KS land in Kaka‘ako. The units are reserved for middle-income earners.

September 1, 2016

Love (or hate) data? Let KS know how data can work for you

Take part in a survey to make Native Hawaiian population data more accessible, more current, and better tailored to meet your needs.

August 29, 2016

Miller named regional director, North Shore/Windward Oʻahu

Miller works with collaborators in Waialua, Koʻolauloa and Koʻolaupoko to develop region-focused educational programming.

August 22, 2016

Farden named regional director for Kona Oʻahu

Former KS Kapālama Vice Principal Hailama Farden continues his service to Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s legacy as regional director for Kona Oʻahu (Honolulu).

August 19, 2016

Agreement sets stage for the reopening of Kona Village Resort

Real estate investment firm Kennedy Wilson will restore and enhance the resort and make it operational by summer, 2019.

August 17, 2016

KS will have a voice at World Conservation Congress

KS will host presentations on building a thriving lāhui through natural and cultural resource stewardship, at the Sept. 1-10 event at the HI Convention Center.

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.

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