The Legacy of a princess

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 13, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Homecoming

This Saturday, the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its partners will celebrate the completion of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

June 08, 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 07, 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 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 02, 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 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 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 30, 2017

Less red tape and more trust are reflected in revamped KS procedures

Airline upgrades, meal allowances and employee gifts are just some of the work-related issues whose processes were streamlined and simplified as part of the KS policies and procedures revamp.

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 17, 2017

Freshmen class earns awards at the 97th annual song contest

The freshmen class of 2020 became the first 9th grade class since 2006 to win both the combined class competition and the outstanding musical performance at the 97th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

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 13, 2017

Song Contest connects haumāna to culture through mele

For 97 years, the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest has brought the Kapālama campus together in a night to celebrate mele and connect its haumāna to a shared Hawaiian heritage and culture. Watch it live on Friday, March 17!

March 01, 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 28, 2017

Ka ʻIu O Hoku combines two plays for Hōʻike

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi's annual, all-school performance will feature two works of historical fiction written by Clarence Waipa.

February 23, 2017

Board & stone class comes to Punalu‘u Ahupua‘a Farms

Kamehameha Schools, in collaboration with Hawaiian culture-based community education program Keiki O Ka ʻĀina, is hosting Punaluʻu Ahupuaʻa Farms’ first-ever Board & Stone Class.

February 21, 2017

One for the Lāhui

Kamehameha’s Kalani Peʻa dedicates his Grammy award to the students and families that KS serves every day

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 10, 2017

Pili Project takes learning outdoors for KSM freshmen

Kamehameha Schools gives haumāna new and innovative learning opportunities, while connecting them to their culture and to the ʻāina through projects like The Pili Project, helping to cultivate a strong Native Hawaiian identity.

February 09, 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 01, 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 31, 2017

Revamped Code of Conduct reflects KS values, purpose

KS trustees and executive leaders want to empower employees to make pono (proper) decisions, entrusting that they will align themselves with KS values before they act.

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 17, 2017

The truth behind the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom

January 17 marks the 124th anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Learn the truth about the events leading up to the overthrow and read Queen Lili‘uokalani’s words of protest against the injustice.

January 12, 2017

KS Maui students provide ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi labels at Pukalani Superette

KS Maui students from the Ola Nā Iwi club provided labels in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi that are being used at Pukalani Superette.

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 09, 2017

Cultural principles and education framework cultivate strong Hawaiian identity in KS learners

KS has reimagined the approach to education at its three K-12 campuses, 30 preschools, and community education programs statewide.

January 03, 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 19, 2016

Signature KS aloha wear for staffers to debut in the new year

Enlightenment, education, growth, development and hope are woven into the design of signature aloha attire for Kamehameha Schools employees, scheduled to debut in early 2017.

December 19, 2016

Founder’s Day celebrates the foresight and generosity of Princess Pauahi

KS is dedicated to the cultural principle of hoʻōla lāhui – revitalizing the Hawaiian people. Today, the KS ‘ohana celebrates the foresight and generosity of the Schools’ beloved founder Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop, and reaffirms the importance of moving her legacy forward.

December 08, 2016

Pe‘a honors nā pua a Pauahi with Grammy-nominated album, ‘E Walea’

Hawaiian Resource Coordinator and singer-songwriter Kalani Pe‘a dedicates his debut album to the children of Pauahi and the families KS serves every day.

December 08, 2016

KSM a huge success at Nā Mele o Maui

Winning three divisions and the overall award, Kamehameha Schools Maui cleaned up at the 2016 Nā Mele o Maui competition at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater.

November 30, 2016

ʻAha Makahiki tradition welcomes the season of Lono

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi’s annual student-led ʻAha Makahiki continues to celebrate and build a strong Hawaiian cultural foundation.

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 23, 2016

KSM’s Nobriga is Miss Hula O Nā Keiki 2016

To cultivate a strong Native Hawaiian identity to instill confidence and resiliency in our learners, Kamehameha Schools promotes participation in cultural practices, like hula.

October 31, 2016

KSH students to be featured on national radio broadcast

NPR’s nationally syndicated show, From the Top, returns to Keaʻau in November and this time will feature students performing selections from Hāʻupu.

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 26, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday – Dry docked and on display in Virginia

Hōkūleʻa is currently at Virginia's Mariner's Museum as crew conducts vital maintenance work in preparation for the journey home.

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 05, 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.