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Category: Wai'anae Coast


April 27, 2021

KS celebrates opening of Kalanihookaha Community Learning Center in Nānākuli

Named for the professional legacy of Dr. Agnes Kalanihookaha Cope, known fondly by many as “Auntie Aggie,” the center will serve as a place for gathering and learning for community residents and program partners alike. See story »

February 11, 2021

‘Ōiwi leaders: ‘This is your kuleana’

Honolulu City Council Chair Tommy Watters KSK’83 and Hawai‘i Kai Neighborhood Board member Tehani Maltere KSK’19 share the importance of civic engagement among Native Hawaiians. See story »

October 5, 2020

KS partnership connects West O‘ahu haumāna to high-speed internet

Dubbed “WiFi on Wheels,” the initiative provides high-speed broadband internet access to West O‘ahu students and families, Monday through Friday during school hours via a mobile router affixed to the roof of a van. 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 »

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 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 »

June 5, 2020

Kamuela Yong earns UH teaching excellence award

Dr. Kamuela Yong KSK’03 has received The University of Hawai‘i Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching by the education system’s Board of Regents as a tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. See story »

May 12, 2020

‘To stand up for my culture is my duty…’ Kamehameha Scholars graduates share their manaʻo

More than 110 haumāna statewide will graduate from high school prepared for their post-high endeavors thanks to Kamehameha Schools’ nationally acclaimed Kamehameha Scholars program. See story »

May 7, 2020

Promoting self-awareness

Following is an activity that can promote self-regulation when students are feeling stressed and provide a healthy sense of control over controllable aspects of an overwhelming situation. See story »

April 30, 2020

Encouraging a sense of hope

Many people may be feeling discouraged, hopeless or angry. Adults and students may be feeling a great sense of loss for activities that will not be taking place as usual. Students in particular may be disappointed in missing out on sports, competitions, performances and other important rituals of the spring semester. See story »

April 23, 2020

Help students feel connected while practicing social distancing

Connectedness refers to having relationships with others who can provide understanding and support. As we practice social distancing, and realize that most public places have closed, educators need to get creative to help students feel connected. See story »

April 21, 2020

Kamehameha Scholars helps teens cope with COVID-19 impacts

Seventeen-year-old Ka‘io Nagai has been homeschooled since he was little, but during his freshman year, he and his parents decided it might be a good idea for him to meet other kids his own age. See story »

April 16, 2020

Fostering a sense of safety

A sense of safety is the belief that your needs—and the needs of those you care about—will be met. It is a belief that you will be protected from harm and that those around you will be safe.
See story »

April 9, 2020

Prioritize relationships, well-being before checking on compliance

In shifts to distance learning, educators will need to actively focus on maintaining attitudes of inclusivity. Now more than ever, students should feel valued and welcome regardless of their background or identity. See story »

April 7, 2020

Distance learning and summer school updates

Mahalo to our Kamehameha Schools staff for your continued commitment to serving our students and their ʻohana, as well as one another. Though the COVID-19 pandemic persists, we appreciate everyone’s work to advance our educational mission. See story »

April 3, 2020

Distance learning underway

Whether we are students, families, alumni, teachers or staff, all of us in the KS ‘ohana play an important role in responding to the spread of COVID-19. By staying at home to study, teach and work, we can help protect the health of our community. At this time, it is not clear how long this public health emergency will persist. See story »

April 2, 2020

Establishing a routine and maintaining clear communication are crucial

Maintaining and communicating predictable routines is very important. Doing so helps students to maintain a sense of psychological safety—a sense that they can manage stress or connect with someone who can help them manage stress. See story »

March 30, 2020

Dealing with COVID-19: share your mahalo, mo‘olelo or mana‘o

E kūpa‘a kākou. Stand strong together. See story »

March 27, 2020

KS Distance Learning Programs on schedule to start for KS Preschools, KS Hawaiʻi and KS Maui

With the COVID-19 emergency continuing to evolve, Kamehameha Schools remains focused on protecting the health of our students, families, staff and broader community. KS acknowledges the special role school ‘ohana will play the longer their keiki are learning at home. See story »

March 22, 2020

CEO Message: Staying strong together

An update from KS CEO Jack Wong See story »

March 18, 2020

Special programming to honor 100th Song Contest

While the difficult decision was made to suspend this year’s Song Contest, KS kumu and haumāna continue to stoke their creative fires to come up with an appropriate way to give the 100th Song Contest the honor it deserves. See story »

July 12, 2019

PBS “Insights” discussion focuses on indigenous agriculture as sustainable model

Our kūpuna engaged in indigenous agricultural practices for generations to support their sustainable lifestyle, and we can look to their cultural traditions and ‘ike to find solutions to meet today’s global challenges related to food production and climate change. See story »

May 28, 2019

Haumāna explore pathways at trades career fair

After initially dropping out of high school on Hawaiʻi island, Kekoa Leialoha seemed destined for a future full of everything but success. However, after graduating from the Hawaiʻi Youth Challenge Academy and working with Kinai ʻEha, which provides real-world vocational skills and training for at-risk 17-to-24 year-olds in the Koʻolau region, Leialoha is weeks away from starting a well-paying career operating heavy machinery in the construction field.
See story »

May 6, 2019

MAʻO Organic Farms, KS and Central Pacific Bank form unique partnership on Wai’anae Coast

The landmark collaboration will expand MAʻO Organic Farms’ social enterprise program and acreage. See story »

April 15, 2019

KS celebrates start of construction for Community Learning Center in Nānākuli

Groundbreaking held for center named for honored kupuna Agnes “Aunty Aggie” Kalanihookaha Cope See story »


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567 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
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Kea‘au, HI 96749
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Honolulu, HI 96817
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