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February 24, 2021

Indigenous Taiwan: Birthplace of Polynesian language and pacific navigation

The latest Pacific Conversations virtual talk show is now available on the Kaʻiwakīloumoku website. This month’s episode traces Hawai‘i’s ancient maritime and linguistic heritage to Taiwan. See story »

February 23, 2021

Local storytellers share the mo‘olelo of Kamapuaʻa, the shapeshifting demigod

Local filmmaker and producer Kaliko Maiʻi and artist Solomon Enos are collaborating with Kamehameha Schools Cultural Specialist Lāiana Kanoa-Wong, community advocate Ikaika Hussey and their families to produce a graphic novel about Kamapuaʻa, the shapeshifting demigod. See story »

February 18, 2021

‘Ono loa:  A recipe for chicken lūʻau stew

‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i can live in your home with your ʻohana through delicious Hawaiian food! Here is a quick and easy recipe for chicken lūʻau stew. See story »

February 9, 2021

Keʻelikōlani:  He meʻe ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi – A Hawaiian language hero

In honor of Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language Month), we honor those individuals who have cared for, strengthened and promoted the Hawaiian language for future generations. Among them is Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani. She is indeed a Hawaiian language hero! See story »

February 3, 2021

Kūpuna resource center opens at KS’ Windward Mall

Kamehameha Schools is supporting kūpuna well-being and community resiliency with a convenient new resource in Windward Oʻahu. 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 27, 2021

Alaska native canoe legacy and ʻōiwi leadership

This month’s Pacific Conversations virtual talk show hosted by Snowbird Bento KSK'93 and Lāiana Kanoa-Wong features conversations with KS partners and ʻōiwi leaders. Learn about the gift from Alaska natives that started this amazing relationship! 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 20, 2021

ʻŌiwi leadership and aloha ʻāina: Responses to the overthrow of Lili‘uokalani

The mo‘olelo of Hui Aloha ʻĀina and Hui Kālaiʻāina, two Hawaiian nationalist organizations established by Native Hawaiian political leaders in the aftermath of the overthrow. See story »

January 12, 2021

KS launches Mahi‘ai Scale-up to support local farmers, food distributors

Kamehameha Schools launched Mahi‘ai Scale-up, an agricultural business plan competition that helps established local farms and food system organizations grow their businesses. 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 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 1, 2020

Pacific Piko— Umbilical connections: KS tribal heritage in Aotearoa, Ngāti Ruawāhia

KS cultural staffers share memories of a pilgrimage to Aotearoa for the ceremonial opening of the Sir Hek Busby Kupe Waka Centre in Aotearoa, a sister center to the Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at KS Kapālama. See story »

November 24, 2020

Kūkahekahe:  He pilina wehena ʻole – An inseverable relationship – KS and Ngāti Ruawāhia

KS educators and leaders share fond memories about journeys to Waitangi, Aotearoa (New Zealand) on the 35-year anniversary of Hōkūleʻa’s first landing in the “land of the long white cloud.” 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 »

September 28, 2020

New Ka‘iwakīloumoku website: A portal to ancestral knowledge and indigenous cultures of the Pacific

Join in the launch ceremony of Ka‘iwakīloumoku’s vibrant new website! The revamped site at 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 21, 2020

Final phase underway to transform Kahalu‘u Ma Kai into world-class educational site

Kamehameha Schools is in the final construction phase for the transformation of Kahalu‘u Ma Kai into a 22-acre world-class educational and cultural gathering place. See story »

September 9, 2020

KS names Nguyen senior director and chief technology officer of Financial Assets

Thuyen Nguyen has been named senior director and chief technology officer (CTO) of Kamehameha Schools’ Financial Assets Division. See story »

August 19, 2020

KS finance team builds and donates bikes to Wai‘anae charter school

Kamehameha Schools Finance Group staffers recently invested their time and talent into enhancing the health of haumāna by building and donating bicycles to Kamaile Academy, a Hawaiian-focused charter school in Wai‘anae. See story »

August 17, 2020

KS Maui appoints leaders following comprehensive international search

Kamehameha Schools Maui appointed four professionals to its leadership team who bring a depth and breadth of educational experience rooted in culture, action-driven leadership and a passion for educating keiki to become globally minded servant leaders. See story »

August 14, 2020

CEO Message: Distance learning extended through fall break for all KS campuses and preschools

Every morning, I read about the latest COVID-19 figures in our islands — this week, surging new cases, positive test rates, outbreaks and community transmission. See story »

August 13, 2020

KS Resource Centers announce new appointment system for in-person assistance

KS Resource Centers (KSRC) across the pae ʻāina have implemented an easy online appointment system for families who need support in-person. See story »

August 11, 2020

Mann named director of planning and development

KS has selected Calvin Mann as director of planning and development for the organization’s Commercial Real Estate Division (CRED) portfolios. See story »

August 7, 2020

Weekly devotional: Pivot to the word of Christ

KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 shares how mastering the basketball skill of “the pivot” will give you a distinct advantage over your opponents during life’s challenging times. See story »


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