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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March 21, 2018

KS student survey measures Hawaiian cultural connectedness

Pule, canoe paddling and protecting the ‘āina are among the ways Kamehameha Schools haumāna connect to their culture, according to a recent survey of KS Kapālama, KS Maui and KS Hawai‘i haumāna.

March 09, 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 09, 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 09, 2018

KP parking structure improvements to focus on safety and Native Hawaiian identity

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

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 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 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 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 09, 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 09, 2018

Hele mai to Pearl Harbor Saturday to greet Hōkūle‘a

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

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

KS, NRG break ground on Kawailoa solar power project

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 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 18, 2018

Thousands unite at ‘Onipa‘a Kākou

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

New grad requirements show commitment to Hawaiian identity and consistent educational experience

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

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 25, 2017

Wayfinding earns Moloka‘i high schoolers college credits

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

Advent Week 3 - “Ke Aloha Ana ʻOle: Loved Beyond Measure”

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 hosts Warrior Community Work Day

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

Advent Week 2 - “E Hoʻomākaukau ʻOukou I Alanui No Iēhova – Prepare the Way of the Lord”

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

Wai‘anae Coast welcomes Hōkūle‘a

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

Celebrating Lā Kū‘oko‘a - HI’s Independence Day

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

Hawaiʻi celebrates Queen Lili‘uokalani: steadfast leader, scholar and songwriter

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

Tickets available for HI Food and Wine Festival's ‘Raw and Wild in the Tank’

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

Kaho‘olawe huaka‘i deeply impacts KS M.Ed. candidates

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 takes major step toward finding Hāmākua forestry lessee

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

Reviving Kahoma, reviving a culture

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

Nākiakaulani: New Legal Group name reflects KS leadership support and an allegiance to Pauahi

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

Elevating the conversation on next-generation kanaka leaders

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

Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea celebrates the return of sovereignty to the Hawaiian Kingdom

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

Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i celebrates 50 years of instilling cultural pride in Hawaiian keiki

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

Art brings Wai‘anae coast community together

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

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 14, 2017

KS earns Hawaii Business magazine Developer of the Year Award

KS earned the accolade for using its 1,500-acre commercial real estate portfolio to improve community conditions for Native Hawaiians.

June 09, 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 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.

May 26, 2017

KS earns NAIOP awards for Kakaʻako and Haleʻiwa commercial projects

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

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 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 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 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

Farm Fresh Produce available in Punalu‘u

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 perpetuate the art of hula at Merrie Monarch Festival

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

Watershed on KS ‘āina at forefront of partnership

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

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 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!

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 08, 2017

POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi paints a cultural canvas in Our Kakaʻako

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

Hawaiian culture, art shine through via innovative mural project

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

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.

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.