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October 6, 2021

Applying to Kamehameha Schools just got easier

The new ʻOhana Portal provides families up-to-date information on the status of their applications for K-12 campus programs, preschools and a summer learning opportunities. See story »

October 5, 2021

‘Lei ʻIlima’ – A KS Musical Tradition

In this Kūkahekahe, Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK ’80 reflects on a beautiful mele with connections to Kamehameha Schools. See story »

October 4, 2021

KS website celebrates and cultivates Hawaiian leadership

Journey with ʻōiwi leaders as they share their stories and mana‘o on what drives them to create a better Hawai‘i and a better world. See story »

October 1, 2021

Weekly devotional: Helping the hurt

Echoing the words of II Corinthians 1:3-4, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 reminds us that the best way to help those who are hurting is through pule. See story »

September 29, 2021

KS students honored as National Group Youth Advocates of the Year

KSK seniors Joshua Ching and Logan Lau, KSM junior Aubrey Ahana and KSH freshman Julie Nacionales serve on the Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Youth Council which received national recognition for its work with local leaders to protect kids and vulnerable communities from the harmful effects of tobacco. See story »

September 28, 2021

‘Aha Moananuiākea partnership with Micronesia featured on Kaʻiwakīloumoku website

The new section educates our Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana and the broader Hawaiian community about the people, history, and culture of Micronesia. See story »

September 24, 2021

Weekly devotional: Praying together

Leaning on the words of Matthew 18:19-20, KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 reminds us that when it comes to pule, there is strength in numbers. See story »

September 21, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Kaʻiwakīloumoku’s Anniversary – Lā Piha Makahiki He 9!

Get a glimpse of the opening ceremony of the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center, which “hooks” together communities and networks throughout Hawaiʻi, the greater Pacific and beyond. See story »

September 17, 2021

Weekly devotional: Drawn to the light

Just as sunflowers are drawn to the day’s light for needed energy and strength, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 says we must also follow the Son, for He will ensure we never lose sight of God and our focus on the things that are worthwhile. See story »

September 14, 2021

E heʻenalu kākou – Let’s go surf!

In this Kūkahekahe, cultural consultant Manu Boyd KSK’80 shares a bit of surfing history through mele. Once considered the exclusive privilege and pastime of aliʻi, expert athletes today compete in surfing on the world stage. See story »

September 9, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Helping a child at risk for suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. None of us wants to believe that our keiki are at risk for suicide. But during this tumultuous time, staying alert to warning signs and talking openly with kids about their feelings are more important than ever. Here are a few tips on suicide prevention to follow and to share with those around you. See story »

September 7, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Ulana ʻie – The art of weaving

Cultural Specialist Kumulāʻau Sing KSK’89 shares information about ulana ʻie – the art of weaving – as well as the cultural significance of feathered war gods. See story »

September 7, 2021

Keiki thrive as KS returns to in-person learning

Kamehameha Schools campuses are pulsing with energy and enthusiasm now that students have returned to the classroom after more than a year of distance learning. See story »

September 1, 2021

Virtual Hawaiian History Month Celebrates Queen Lili‘uokalani

KS and the Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Coalition are proud to present Hawaiian History Month, celebrating Queen Liliʻuokalani's 183rd birthday with virtual events throughout September. See story »

August 31, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Queen Liliʻuokalani

This week’s Kūkahekahe column celebrates the life and legacy of Liliʻuokalani, sister of King Kalākaua and the hānai sister of KS founder Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop. See story »

August 27, 2021

CEO Message: Staying Together

In the past few weeks, we have enthusiastically welcomed back our haumāna. Their joy in being here in person with their kumu, friends, and entire school ‘ohana is incomparable. However, their return also comes at a time of new uncertainties. See story »

August 24, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Duke Kahanamoku – Olympian and ‘Ambassador of Aloha’

This week’s Kūkahekahe column celebrates the birth and life of renown Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku! See story »

August 20, 2021

Weekly devotional: Choose joy!

Inspired by the words of Zephaniah, KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 urges us to choose joy! “Like infants who wake up and make a joyful noise to their māmā for comfort, care, and nourishment, we too, need to run directly into the outstretched arms of our Savior!” See story »

August 17, 2021

Kūkahekahe:  An easy recipe for ‘ono vaifala

If you are looking for an easy and delicious drink for summer, look no further. In this Kūkahekahe we share a recipe for an ʻono drink made by our ʻohana in Samoa: vaifala! See story »

August 13, 2021

Weekly devotional: Shaped for sharing

Echoing the words of Isaiah 64:8 KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 reminds us that ke Akua is the potter and we are the clay. When we are open to ke Akua’s will, we see that He has shaped and molded us into a vessel of honor ready to share His word with all who will accept the gospel. See story »

August 10, 2021

Lāhui Rising: ʻAumiki’ inspires a new generation of Hawaiian language content creators

The KS educational series “Lāhui Rising” returns in digital form to celebrate the collective hana of people who love and uplift the Hawaiian community. Our See story »

August 10, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Helping your keiki transition back to school

Anxiety and stress are high during this pandemic, parents and guardians play an influential role in helping keiki cope, encouraging a positive back-to-school transition and reducing anxiety and worries. See story »

August 6, 2021

Weekly devotional: Iron sharpens iron

Echoing the words of Proverbs 27:17, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 shares that we all need that one person, or group of people, who help us be our best, push us to be stronger in our faith, and will call us out when we are headed down the wrong path. See story »

August 3, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Sail to the Kūpuna Islands, Papahānaumokuākea

In this Kūkahekahe article, Lucy Kanoelehua Lee KSK’19 reflects on “the perfect sail” – the Polynesian Voyaging Society training journey to sacred Papahānaumokuākea in June 2021. See story »

July 30, 2021

Weekly devotional: Rest, reflect and reboot

Rather than frantically trying to work through the technical difficulties life throws at you, KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 reminds us it is better to sit, be quiet and let ke Akua’s wisdom and peace take over. See story »


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