The Legacy of a princess

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

Pauahi Legacy
Category: Culture

March 16, 2018

Seniors sweep singing awards at the 98th annual song contest

The senior class swept through the singing awards at the 98th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

March 15, 2018

Manaola shares mana‘o with KS ‘ohana

In an interactive session with KS staff at Kawaiaha‘o Plaza appropriately dubbed “Na‘au or Never,” Native Hawaiian fashion designer Manaola Yap implored attendees to look for the answers within.

March 14, 2018

New Hawaiian Airlines in-flight videos highlight Hawaiian culture-based education

Recently added to the Hawaiian Airlines in-flight entertainment lineup are three video narratives produced by Kanaeokana, a network of over 50 Hawai‘i schools and organizations including Kamehameha Schools campuses and preschools statewide.

March 12, 2018

KS Song Contest is slated for March 16

The KS Song Contest – which connects our KS Kapālama High School haumāna to their culture through mele – will be broadcast on KGMB and our Song Contest website starting with a pre-show at 6:30 p.m.

March 9, 2018

Hale Kua:  Manaola partners with KS to promote indigenous entrepreneurship

Native Hawaiian fashion designer Manaola Yap has partnered with Kamehameha Schools to launch Hale Kua, a philanthropic project to honor his commitment to Native Hawaiian artistry and promote indigenous entrepreneurship.

March 9, 2018

KS staffers share devotionals for week four and five of Lent

KSM Christian Education Instructor Kanani Franco shares her mana'o on how Jesus and frees us from our spiritual debts, and KSK Worship Leader Rodney Arias encourages us to look at our naʻau during times of worship.

March 6, 2018

KS expands its Kilohana Summer Program

The place-based Kilohana Summer Program for middle schoolers focuses on cultivating math skills in haumāna, while helping them embrace their Hawaiian identity in a modern world. New program sites include Hāna, ‘Ewa and Waialua.

February 27, 2018

First Nations’ Futures Program fosters ‘ōiwi leadership

KS collaborates with Neil Hannahs' Ho‘okele Strategies to perpetuate the program aimed at cultivating kānaka leaders with a strong sense of kuleana for the natural and cultural resources in Hawai‘i and around the globe.

February 23, 2018

KS staffers share devotionals for week two and three of Lent

KS Hawai‘i Christian Education Instructor Shontell Calina shares how God tries to block us from danger, and KS Kapālama Christian Education Instructor Vince Acohido tells a story of Queen Kapi‘olani to illustrate the Hawaiian concept of mōliaola – selfless sacrifice for others.

February 22, 2018

KS Hawaiʻi Hōʻike shares story of 1874 election through rock opera

The annual Hōʻike, presented on March 15 and 16, highlights a pivotal moment in Hawaiʻi’s history when the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was left without a successor to the throne.

February 21, 2018

Lāhui Rising heading to KS Maui

"Welo Ana E Ka Hae Hawaiʻi: Songs of Aloha ʻĀina" invites one and all on the Valley Isle to learn more about the history of the Hawaiian flag and learn mele aloha ʻāina.

February 21, 2018

KS Hawaiʻi senior wins scholarship to UH Hilo

KSH senior Kahiau Kiyuna’s science fair project earned him the UH Hilo Chancellor’s Award, which includes a one-year tuition scholarship to UH Hilo

February 16, 2018

State proclamation declares ’Ke Au Hawai‘i – The Year of the Hawaiian’

Leaders of KS and other Native Hawaiian-serving organizations gathered at Washington Place to celebrate the proclamation which honors Hawaiian culture, traditions, and the perpetuation of ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.

February 16, 2018

Hawai‘i annexation revisited in living history re-enactments

“Mai Poina: The Annexation Debate,” a vivid re-enactment of the discussions and actions that led to Hawai‘i becoming a territory of the United States, will be staged from Feb. 22 through March 4 at Ali'iōlani Hale.

February 15, 2018

KS and Kāhala Resort partner to provide educational opportunities and cultural connections

The collaboration will include a summer internship program for students and alumni, providing cultural guidance, and a sustainable food initiative involving KS farmers.

February 15, 2018

Musical tells story of Christianity’s introduction to Hawai‘i

“Glory in His Soul,” a musical drama about the life of Henry Opukaha‘ia, depicts how Christianity was introduced to Hawai‘i through missionaries via the eyes of a young Hawaiian boy with a desire to dream big.

February 14, 2018

KS staffers share first two Hawaiian-focused Lent devotionals

KS Kapālama Interim Kahu Sherman Thompson shares how Lent can not only be a time for abstinence, but redemption as well. And KS Hawai‘i Christian Education Instructor Kensy Apaka gives his mana‘o on how to avoid falling into the “If only” trap.

February 13, 2018

Students honored for National Merit academic achievements

Nine KS students earned commended student or semifinalist designations by the National Merit Scholarship Program this year.

February 12, 2018

New grade levels, new courses this summer at KS Maui

Hālau ‘O Kapikohānaiāmālama has expanded options for summer including dual-credit and wayfinding courses for high schoolers. Register by Feb. 15.

February 9, 2018

KSK keiki celebrate the birth of Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Elementary School haumāna rose bright and early this morning to celebrate Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani, born today in 1826.

February 2, 2018

Alumni engage with KS Ko‘olau Region team

In an effort to provide a forum connecting Kamehameha Schools alumni, leaders and community partners, the popular Warrior Networking series made its first stop in Ko‘olaupoko this week.

February 1, 2018

Register for Hālau Kupukupu summer courses by Feb. 15

Unleash your ʻōiwi genius into the world with KS Hawaiʻiʻs summer innovations academy. Seats available for students in grades K-12.

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.

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