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: Leadership

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 5, 2018

Pauahi Golf Tournament raises nearly $60,000 for Native Hawaiian scholarships

More than 50 golfers hit the links to raise funds for scholarships awarded to Hawai‘i island students. The Pauahi Foundation tournament was hosted by the exclusive Nanea Golf Club in Kailua-Kona.

March 1, 2018

GEAR UP partnership grant bolsters college and career readiness along Wai‘anae Coast

Thanks to a $2.7 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) partnership grant, Wai‘anae Coast students have more opportunities to succeed both in high school and as they pursue college degrees.

February 28, 2018

KS staffers share insight with construction industry pros

Walter Thoemmes – managing director of KS Commercial Real Estate, and Kamuela Cobb-Adams – KS senior director of Community Engagement & Resources for Oʻahu shared their expertise on community-building at a recent Pacific Resource Partnership event.

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 26, 2018

Camp is among the Girls Scouts of Hawaiʻi Women of Distinction

KS Director of Planning and Development Cathy Camp and fellow honorees Ali Moy and Denise Hayashi Yamaguchi are featured as this week's “MidWeek” magazine cover story!

February 8, 2018

Soccer legend Ching returns to kick it with KS Kapālama athletes

Retired soccer legend Brian Ching recently returned to his alma mater to share some words of inspiration with the campus’ high school soccer players.

February 6, 2018

KS tops the state in national board-certified teachers

Nine KS educators recently achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, bringing the number of certified teachers at KS to 73 – more than any other private school system or public school region in the state!

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 24, 2018

‘Ikuwā  is named KS Kapālama director of Hawaiian Culture-Based Education

‘Ikuwā will help ensure that the campus’ haumāna are grounded in Hawaiian values by working closely with campus leaders, kumu and support divisions.

January 17, 2018

‘Sand like an expert’: Hāna program empowers at-risk youth through hands-on learning

Through KS community investment partner, Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke, Nakua Konohia-Lind learned skills that took him many places including sailing on Hōkūle‘a as part of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

January 15, 2018

HR student internships build real-world skills

Applications will soon be accepted for KS summer internships in our Human Resources, Information Technology and Facilities Development and Support divisions. Meet some of our recent interns and see what they gained from this amazing hands-on learning opportunity.

January 12, 2018

KSM 8th Grade Mixed Media Class participates in the Memory Project

This year, Mrs. Barsamian’s 8th Grade Mixed Media Class participated in an international service-learning project known as the Memory Project. The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to raise money and create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty. The portraits help the children feel valued and important.

January 4, 2018

Newly crowned Miss Central O‘ahu is a champion for Native Hawaiian education

Kamehameha Schools Investment Analyst and KS alum Kanoe Shizuru will represent Central O‘ahu in the 2018 Miss Hawai‘i Scholarship Pageant, with Native Hawaiian education as her platform.

December 28, 2017

Roadtrip Nation “Setting Course” premieres Jan. 3

The series visited Hawaiʻi for the first-time last year, and two of the three members of the team making the trip are KS alumni.

December 15, 2017

Founder’s Day inspires us to emulate the foresight and generosity of Princess Pauahi

Founder's Day Falls on Tuesday, December 19. This year, let us be inspired by Pauahi's selfless leadership – deeply rooted in her Hawaiian and Christian values – and try to instill those values in ourselves, our families and our communities.

December 6, 2017

KS Kapālama girls’ volleyball team honored by Mayor Caldwell, Honolulu City Council

The KSK Warrior wāhine were honored on Dec. 6 after claiming the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division I title earlier in the fall.

November 13, 2017

Nobriga reappointed Kamehameha Schools trustee

Probate Court Judge R. Mark Browning recently reappointed American Savings Bank Chief Financial Officer Robert Nobriga to serve a second term on the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees.

November 8, 2017

Tune in to Education Week on PBS Hawai‘i

On November 9 at 8 p.m., KS Executive Vice President of Education Dr. Holoua Stender will join other local education leaders in a high-level table discussion on education transformation, on "Insights on PBS Hawai‘i."

October 13, 2017

Kelling named Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year

Ke Kula ʻo Samuel M. Kamakau Laboratory Public Charter School Director Dr. Meahilahila Kelling received the KS Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year award for two decades of advancing Native Hawaiian education.

September 27, 2017

KS Hawaiʻi Elementary School mele inspires Harvey survivors

Fifth grade students at KS Hawaiʻi send a message of hope, aloha and perseverance through mele (song) to Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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