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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

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 8, 2017

POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi paints a cultural canvas in Our Kakaʻako

Starting Feb. 11, local and international artists from POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi will begin painting multiple murals for the community to enjoy throughout the innovative Our Kakaʻako and SALT at Our Kakaʻako.

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 23, 2017

Hawaiian culture, art shine through via innovative mural project

KS and Urban 808 artist Prime Hina partner with the Queen's Medical Center to strengthen the cultural identity of troubled youth and reroute them toward good and industrious behaviors.

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 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.

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