June 19, 2018
KS educators Alan Tamayose and Shantell De Silva collaborate to create a lesson for TED-Ed on Polynesian wayfinding and traditional navigation.
June 08, 2018
Kamehameha Day festivities on O‘ahu will include a lei draping on June 8 and a parade on June 9. During this year’s parade, KS will be joined by eight Hawaiian-serving organizations in a strong showing of our lāhui’s solidarity.
June 06, 2018
Through mele, storytelling, and art, keiki of Pa‘auilo along the Hāmākua Coast share the moʻolelo of Ali‘i ‘Ai moku ʻUmi-a-Līloa, a moʻolelo about this place that teaches the values of loving and caring for this ʻāina.
June 01, 2018
Families gathered in Waimānalo to participate in a Kōnane Workshop held by craftsman Wilfred “Bam” Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko on May 26.
May 30, 2018
Nearly 70 ‘ohana engagement staff and educators from across the state representing seven Department of Education (HIDOE) complex areas took part in Kealapono’s ‘Ohana Engagement Conference held recently at the Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center on the campus of KS Kapālama.
May 23, 2018
Native speakers are needed to help staff KS-Bishop Museum's “Ua Ao Kaiwiʻula: Celebrating ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Wayfinding and Culture” on the museum’s Great Lawn on Saturday, June 23. The event will culminate with a public screening of the ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi version of the motion picture “Moana.”
May 22, 2018
KS Kapālama performing arts students participate in the memorial for beloved alumnus, the late Senator Daniel Akaka.
May 18, 2018
KS Maui fourth graders have been on a vigorous campaign to spread awareness about Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death. Their latest effort includes an original song.
May 17, 2018
The celebration of “Ke Au Hawaiʻi – The Year of the Hawaiian” sails across the nation as KS CEO Jack Wong travels to Washington, D.C. this week.
May 17, 2018
Features editor and KSM senior Aaron Veincent files a story from the 2018 Spring Concert from performing arts.
May 14, 2018
Kamehameha Schools will continue its commitment to the Wai‘anae Coast community by building the Agnes Kalaniho‘okaha Cope Community Learning Center (Cope Center) in Nānākuli.
May 08, 2018
Members of KS leadership and staffers from throughout the organization kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week by presenting makana (gifts) to Kamehameha Schools kumu across the state.
May 04, 2018
Three new school busses were introduced to the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama fleet on Friday at the Kapālama Bus Terminal.
April 27, 2018
April is Tsunami Awareness Month and the city has put out life-saving preparedness messages in more than a dozen languages. This year – thanks to the ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i experts in Kamehameha’s Ho‘okahua Cultural Vibrancy Group – the message is now available in Hawaiian.
April 20, 2018
Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo haumāna learn and apply professional archaeological practices in order to deepen their understanding of and relationship to the ʻāina.
April 13, 2018
Nearly 1,000 community members, collaborators and volunteers were at today's Wai‘anae Coast Keiki Spring Fest, which connected Waiʻanae Coast keiki and their parents with educational, developmental, and health service providers.
April 13, 2018
Culture-based learning was at the heart of a lesson on Hawaiian fish pond care at Waiāhole loko iʻa near Keaukaha on Hawai‘i island.
April 13, 2018
Members of the Kamehameha ‘ohana share nā hali‘a aloha – cherished memories – of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka: one as a music kumu, another as a family member, and the other as a colleague and friend.
April 11, 2018
The Kamehameha Schools-sponsored event connects Waiʻanae Coast keiki and their parents with educational, developmental, and health service providers in their community.
April 09, 2018
Members of I Nui Ke Aho, a North Shore-based non-profit, recently exchanged cultural knowledge with navigators from Rapa Nui at Kahōkūwelowelo, a heiau on Kamehameha Schools ‘āina in Kawailoa.
April 04, 2018
Kamehameha Schools alumni will share their passion for hula, Hawaiian language and culture at the festival’s hula competition held from Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7.
April 04, 2018
KS Hawaiʻi’s Merrie Monarch 2018 video “Ka Hoʻoilina o Kaʻahumanu” shares significant moments in the aliʻiʻs life, including her marriage to Kamehameha and the ending of the ʻaikapu.
March 28, 2018
Directed and produced by KS Kapālama alumni Ciara Lacy and Beau Bassett, the film chronicles the experience of Hawaiian inmates at the Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona which was built specifically to house men convicted of crimes in Hawai‘i.
March 23, 2018
Nearly 100 attendees from organizations encompassing the mental health, medical, education, social service and faith-based fields engaged in a KS-sponsored workshop aimed at instilling an understanding of the issues facing multiple communities.
March 21, 2018
Pule, canoe paddling and protecting the ‘āina are among the ways Kamehameha Schools students connect to their culture, according to a recent survey of KS Kapālama, KS Maui and KS Hawai‘i haumāna.
March 16, 2018
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
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
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
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 09, 2018
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 09, 2018
Employees and visitors parking at KS’ Kawaiaha‘o Plaza headquarters will soon enjoy some cultural enlightenment as they make their way through the complex’s parking structure.
February 27, 2018
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 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
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
"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 16, 2018
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
“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 14, 2018
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 12, 2018
Hālau ‘O Kapikohānaiāmālama has expanded options for summer including dual-credit and wayfinding courses for high schoolers. Register by Feb. 15.
February 09, 2018
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Elementary School haumāna rose bright and early this morning to celebrate Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani, born today in 1826.
February 09, 2018
Kamehameha Schools’ ‘Ewa Region team will help welcome Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a to Pu‘uloa – the first time in the wa‘a’s 42-year history that it will sail into the waters of Pearl Harbor.
January 26, 2018
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
Part of the three-site project, which is the largest block of grid-scale solar power ever installed in Hawai‘i and will include upwards of 800,000 solar panels, will be built on KS ‘āina in Kawailoa, located above Hale‘iwa in the Waialua Region.
January 24, 2018
‘Ikuwā will help ensure that the campus’ haumāna are grounded in Hawaiian values by working closely with campus leaders, kumu and support divisions.
January 18, 2018
With unity as a common bond, thousands of people from keiki to kupuna marched to and reflected at ‘Iolani Palace on Wednesday, Jan. 17 – the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and Queen Lili‘uokalani.
January 10, 2018
Starting with the class of 2022, students across Kamehameha Schools campuses will have the same graduation requirements, founded on the achievement of the E Ola! Learner Outcomes.
January 04, 2018
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 25, 2017
Through key partnerships between the University of Hawaiʻi, Department of Education, and Kamehameha Schools, the Hawaiʻi Pacific Voyaging Program was launched this past fall at Molokaʻi and Farrington high schools.
December 19, 2017
Among God's greatest gifts to us is His unconditional love. KS Kealapono Literacy Coach Chloe Keane shares her personal journey of discovery and how she learned how to put love above all in this week's Hawaiian-focused devotional.
December 11, 2017
Kuhiawaho is a kīpuka located on KS ‘āina near Pu ‘uloa (also known as Pearl Harbor) in lower Waipahu in the Waiawa ahupua‘a in the ‘Ewa region and is fed by an underground spring.
December 08, 2017
The season of Advent marks the coming of Jesus, Ke Aliʻi o Nā Aliʻi. The birth of the Christ-child, Emmanuel, means God is with us. Yet do we live as if God is with us? What road blocks do we put up to keep Ke Akua from being in our midst?
December 08, 2017
The Waiʻanae Coast community will welcome Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a to Pōkaʻī Bay during an arrival ceremony slated for noon on Saturday, Dec. 9.
November 27, 2017
Lā Kū‘oko‘a celebrated on November 28, was one of the first holidays to be observed annually in Hawai‘i. On this day in 1843, Hawai‘i was formally recognized as an independent nation by Britain and France.
November 09, 2017
This Saturday, November 11 – 100 years after her passing – we reflect on the life and legacy of Lydia Lili‘u Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamaka‘eha, beloved queen and last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
October 16, 2017
Our Kakaʻako is turning up the heat as the host of the Hawaiʻi Food and Wine Festival's “Raw and Wild in the Tank” on Nov. 1. Culinary adventure-seekers are invited to KS' Salt at Our Kakaʻako to taste innovative dishes by teams of local farmers and top chefs.
September 20, 2017
The journey focused on aloha ʻāina as a foundation for relationships, education, leadership, well-being and research as part of UH's Aloha ʻĀina Master of Education in Curriculum Studies program.
August 29, 2017
KS is closer to selecting a lessee to oversee operations and harvesting of over 10,000 acres of forest on Hawai‘i island's Hāmākua Coast.
August 28, 2017
With community kōkua, KS helped to return water to Maui's Kahoma Stream. Kalo was recently planted in the stream for the first time in more than 100 years thanks to a team of community volunteers.
August 23, 2017
Hawaiian names can provide direction and a sense of identity for KS groups and divisions and be a daily reminder of the kuleana and commitment that they carry.
August 09, 2017
Using the hashtag #kanakaleader, KS teamed up with Hawaii Business magazine, OHA, ‘Ōiwi TV, and Kanaeokana to spur a social media conversation by posting the Facebook question: “Who are our next-generation kanaka leaders?”
July 28, 2017
Did you know that the Hawaiian Kingdom had its own national holidays that were celebrated with as much zeal and pride as the Fourth of July is by Americans?
July 21, 2017
The week-long summer boarding program evolved from a simple sightseeing activity to an iconic Hawaiian culture-based education program touching the lives of more than 50,000 keiki.
July 12, 2017
The July 15 Waiʻanae ‘Ohana Summer Fest will celebrate the vibrant murals at KS’ Community Learning Center at Māʻili, which tell the story of the Waiʻanae coast and provided learning and leadership opportunities for area haumāna.
June 23, 2017
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 14, 2017
KS earned the accolade for using its 1,500-acre commercial real estate portfolio to improve community conditions for Native Hawaiians.
June 09, 2017
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 08, 2017
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.
May 26, 2017
KS received two awards from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Commercial Real Estate Development Association for its commercial projects located in Our Kakaʻako and Haleʻiwa.
May 25, 2017
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 17, 2017
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 02, 2017
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 25, 2017
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
KS partners with local farmers to launch “Farm Fresh Produce,” a community-supported agriculture program at Punalu‘u Ahupua‘a Farms. The CSA launches on April 22.
April 19, 2017
KS alumni kumu hula and their hālau will share their passion for Hawaiian language, tradition and culture through ancient and modern hula at this week’s Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition.
April 17, 2017
A public-private partnership will replenish and protect O‘ahu’s Waiawa watershed including 1,000 acres of KS ‘Ewa Region lands, helping to supply the majority of the island’s drinking water.
March 29, 2017
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 13, 2017
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!
February 23, 2017
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 08, 2017
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.
January 23, 2017
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 09, 2017
KS has reimagined the approach to education at its three K-12 campuses, 30 preschools, and community education programs statewide.
December 08, 2016
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.