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March 18, 2021

Stronger Together: Celebrating a year of resilience

In March, we joined the world with heartfelt empathy for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Let us come together to reflect on our accomplishments this past year guided by our Christian and Hawaiian values. Let’s also celebrate the extraordinary resilience of our communities and our enduring spirit of laulima! See story »

March 12, 2021

Lent week 4: Never knew a love like this before

Kamehameha Schools Maui P.E. Kumu Chad Kalehuawehe compares the divine joy he felt at the birth of his son with the eternal joy can we feel when we have faith in Jesus Christ, while his son Noah Kalehuawehe KSM’24 reminds us that by having that faith and confessing our sins, we may live with the Lord in heaven for eternity. See story »

February 12, 2021

Weekly devotional: The harvest is coming

In honor of the KS connection to the Netflix movie “Finding ‘Ohana,” KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 likens a mahiʻai (farmer) and their crops to kumu and their haumāna in that they shouldn’t be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest they have planted is coming. See story »

February 9, 2021

‘I Mua’ magazine available online

The latest issue of “I Mua” magazine is now available to view online! This issue’s cover story features Kamehameha Schools Cultural Specialist Kumulā‘au Sing Jr. KSK’89 who is dedicated to perpetuating Hawaiian cultural practices and traditions. See story »

February 5, 2021

Weekly devotional: Try wait!

We have become an instant society making the action of waiting somewhat difficult. KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 says that as ke Akua never acts until the time is right, we must wait expectantly, looking with great anticipation for the revealing of the Lord’s will for He never disappoints. See story »

February 1, 2021

Perpetuating the Hawaiian language:  KS staffer speaks ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on ‘Family Feud’

We usher in Hawaiian Language Month by saying hulō (hurray) to KS Enrichment Program Manager Ashley Makahilahila who proudly introduced her ‘ohana to the world in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on the game show “Family Feud.” See story »

January 26, 2021

KS Buy One, Feed One Campaign donates $40,000 to Hawaiʻi Foodbank

Hawaiʻi Foodbank received a $40,000 donation from KS’ Buy One, Feed One campaign, a movement encouraging individuals to purchase a second meal for someone impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

January 22, 2021

Weekly devotional: The mark of a humble leader

A humble leader has a deep foundation in ke Akua shares KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74. From King Soloman to Hawaiʻi’s aliʻi wāhine and other great leaders alike, let us follow their example and seek to lead in a loving and just fashion by grounding ourselves in ke Akua. See story »

December 22, 2020

Paraoa parai – Māori fried bread

A friend of Ho‘okahua – Auntie Gina Harding of Aurere, Aotearoa – shares her recipe for paraoa parai – Māori fried bread – a family favorite. Palaoa palai (Māori fried bread in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi) could be a great addition to your dinner table! See story »

December 22, 2020

Advent Christmas Eve – Light of the World

KS Kapālama Music Assistant Rodney Arias and senior Noe Hussey remind us that Jesus is the “Light of the World,” and that during this holy season he shines even brighter to uplift our families, our communities and our lāhui. See story »

December 16, 2020

Preschool kumu Pūnua reflects on visits to Mauna ʻAla for Founder’s Day

KS He‘eia Preschool Kumu Anuenue Pūnua reflects on visiting the Royal Mausoleum at Mauna ‘Ala to honor Ke Ali‘i Pauahi as a Kamehameha student and in recent years with preschool keiki and their parents. See story »

December 11, 2020

Advent Week 3:  The Proclamation – A Child is Born

KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 and son Ioane Boshard KSH’21 share how Christ’s legacy of love can inspire good leaders to be bright lights in times of darkness, and how we can be fountains of hope for those in need of encouragement. See story »

December 8, 2020

Founder’s Day 2020: The story behind the mele ‘Pauahi ʻo Kalani’

The mele “Pauahi ʻo Kalani” is among the traditional songs we sing every Founder’s Day. Learn the story behind the mele written by Pauahi’s hānai sister Liliʻuokalani, plus two additional verses that have new meaning today. See story »

December 4, 2020

Advent Week 2:  The Promise

KS Kapālama Kahu Sherman Thompson and Logan Lau KSK’22 encourage us to be ‘onipa‘a (steadfast) in expressing and practicing graciousness to others helping them to prepare for Jesus’ coming and presence this Christmas. See story »

November 22, 2020

Weekly devotional: Real faith is real care

Actions speak louder than words. KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard encourages us to reach out to the homeless, the heartbroken and those who are hurting during this difficult time. In doing so, we are being Christ-like by providing real care as people of real faith. See story »

November 17, 2020

‘Ono for ‘ike Hawai‘i? Be on the lookout for Kūkahekahe – Cultural Conversations

Coming soon to Ka Ipu o Lono is an engaging new column – Kūkahekahe – featuring personal experiences and insights from faculty and staff about compelling cultural happenings. See story »

November 15, 2020

Weekly devotional: Ho da stress!

As you experience anxiety, either from the stresses of COVID-19, the season, or just life, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong encourages you to cast your anxieties on ke Akua, see Him as your puʻuhonua (refuge), and rest easy in Him. See story »

November 8, 2020

Weekly devotional: Start the day mana-filled

If you have a tough time rising in the morning, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong suggests starting with a prayer of gratitude to ke Akua for a beautiful day, and another opportunity to use his grace to make someone’s life better. See story »

November 2, 2020

KS’ COVID-19 Response Team: The front line in our fight to keep staff and students healthy

Since early March, 40 KS staffers stepped up to the challenge and assumed additional duties to help safeguard the health and well-being of our haumāna and staff as part of our very own COVID-19 Response Team. See story »

October 4, 2020

Weekly devotional: Hang in there

KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong reminds us to, “hang in there,” as we are met with physical and emotional distress due to navigating life during this global pandemic. For doing so, gives us hope and a clearer vision of the good that is to come. See story »

September 27, 2020

Weekly devotional: Be a border buster

In sharing the story of Jabez, Kahu Kalani Wong reminds us of the power of prayer when looking to bust through borders or to go beyond where we are currently in life. When grounded in pule, ke Akua will shield us from harm allowing us to enter new horizons and eventually provide the same support to others in need. See story »

September 25, 2020

CEO Message: Update on campus learning models after Fall Break

Mahalo nui to all of our kumu, staff, leaders, haumāna and ‘ohana. We are now more than a month into our new school year; our kumu are teaching, our haumāna are learning, our ‘ohana are engaging, and despite so many challenges, we remain hopeful that we can make this our best year ever. See story »

September 20, 2020

Weekly devotional: Created for a purpose

If you are ever unsure of your purpose in life, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong reminds you to kuʻupau i ke aloha (love with all your might), e kuʻupau i ka lawelawe (serve with all your might) and e kuʻupau i ka pule (pray with all your might). For ke Akua will ensure a clearer vision. See story »

September 14, 2020

Oka’s lāhui-minded mission raises $10k to support food security

KS Investment Analyst Nikki Oka KSK’13 turned to the social media platform Instagram to aid in her lāhui-minded mission of supporting Hawaiʻi’s food security needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

September 13, 2020

Weekly devotional: Trust in ke Akua provides strength to others in need

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Hope Kahu Barrett Awai KSK’88 reminds us that although things may look bleak, we must have faith so that we might give strength to others – the same faith that Moses had when he led the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. See story »


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