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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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June 26, 2017

‘Hānau ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names’ wins Book of the Year

Kamehameha Publishing’s “Hānau ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names” was honored with the Samuel M. Kamakau Award for Hawaiʻi Book of the Year, presented by the Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association.

June 23, 2017

Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest to return with food, entertainment and shopping

Honolulu’s largest bon dance is happening on Saturday, July 1, from 5-10 p.m. at the former Varsity Theatre parking lot. The free family event will showcase the cultural diversity, history, and businesses of Mōʻiliʻili.

June 9, 2017

Our Kakaʻako to celebrate SALT dedication with Hōkūleʻa homecoming and Night + Market

The mega block party slated for Saturday, June 17 from 5-10 PM will include ‘ono food, entertainment, Mālama Honua video highlights, and a special screening of Disney’s “Moana.”

June 8, 2017

Kamehameha Day honors KS’ namesake, an anchor of hope for his people

Over the past 145 years, Hawai‘i has honored Kamehameha the Great with community celebrations, statues, parades and even a pig chase! Learn about the history of this special day and get the details on this year’s festivities.

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 25, 2017

KS ‘lifers’ reunite for epic graduation photo

Thirteen years ago, five KS Kapālama kindergartners were featured in “Aloha is Love,” a book illustrating KS’ Hawaiian values. The five recently reunited and shared how they incorporate those values and their native culture into their lives.

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 18, 2017

New era of storytelling blends technology, culture

Kanaeokana – the kula Hawai‘i network of ʻōlelo Hawai‘i, Hawaiian culture and ʻāina-based schools from the preschool to university level aimed at strengthening Hawaiian education – is offering the culture-based video game production workshops entitled “He Au Hou,” – the new era.

May 17, 2017

Pa‘akai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako to feature MAMo Artists

Get your shop on while supporting Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs at Pa‘akai Marketplace, slated for May 19 and 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Kamehameha Schools retail complex SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.

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!

May 2, 2017

Alumni trio’s debut album ‘Keauhou’ tops Hōkū nominations list

Keauhou – a trio comprised of KS Kapālama graduates Zachary Lum, Jonah Solatorio, and Nicholas Lum – leads the field with 12 Na Hōkū Hanohano Award nominations in nine categories.

April 30, 2017

Lei Day is inspired by a song for Hiʻiakaikapoliopele

May Day is Lei Day in Hawai‘i nei! Learn about the history of this special day and get the latest on Nā Mele Lei – A Kanikapila Sing-Along slated for May 15.

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 25, 2017

KS connections abound at Merrie Monarch Festival

From kumu hula and haumāna, to TV personalities and pā‘ū riders, KS was well-represented at last week's Merrie Monarch Festival! See the key roles KS ‘ohana played in the annual Hilo event.

April 21, 2017

Hawaiian Opera coming to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

A one-time-only performance of KS Hawaiʻi’s “Hāʻupu” will take place in Castle Theater on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

April 18, 2017

A new viewing experience for KS Hawaiʻi’s Merrie Monarch video

The annual student-driven production decides to tackle the challenge of creating a 360-degree video for the hula festival’s website.

April 17, 2017

Ka ‘Iu O Hoku brings the stories of Leleiōhoku and Ka‘iulani to the stage

KS Hawaiʻi’s annual Hōʻike features two plays by Clarence Waipa, sharing stories of two nineteenth century aliʻi bound by a common fate.

April 13, 2017

Aloha lives in me

Former KS Kapālama Christian Education kumu Kordell Kekoa shares how God inspired him to accept his current post as campus chaplain and how Christ lives in and through him every day.

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.

April 6, 2017

Truesdell earns national award for Hawaiian culture-based approach

KS Hawaiʻi chemistry teacher Joel Truesdell was recognized with the National Science Teacher Association Shell Science Teaching award.

March 29, 2017

New FAD name – Keaholoa – reflects the division’s long-term perspective

The KS Financial Assets Division (FAD) recently teamed up with the Hoʻokahua Cultural Vibrancy Group to select “Keaholoa” – the long fishing line – as its new division name.

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.

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