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February 24, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi and student well-being

As we celebrate Hawaiian Language Month, we reflect upon the important role of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in student well-being. Hawaiian culture and spirituality are core components of KSʻ whole-child approach to student safety and well-being. Ōlelo Hawaiʻi is foundational to our Hawaiian culture and spirituality. See story »


December 16, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: Celebrating safely during the holidays

The holidays are upon us, and parents are evaluating which traditions and festive activities are safe for their ‘ohana to engage in this year. As our Christmas and New Year’s celebrations often involve sharing food, time and gifts, some adjustments are needed. See story »


October 21, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: Tips for a safe and healthy Halloween

Even as we all continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween is still one of the most magical days of the year. To help ensure that you and your keiki have a safe and healthy Hallows’ Eve, we are sharing the following advice from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See story »


August 25, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: 10 tips for parents navigating the ‘new normal’ of distance learning

The statewide surge in COVID-19 cases has prompted Kamehameha Schools and other educational institutions to close their campuses and implement distance learning programs. With that in mind, our Mālama Ola team would like to offer the following suggestions for your ‘ohana as you adjust to the new reality of learning at home. See story »


August 20, 2020

Do your part to prevent spread of COVID-19

As we have seen in the general community, the virus does not discriminate and has changed the lives of staff members and their households at our K-12 campuses and preschools, as well as Kawaiahaʻo Plaza and other KS office locations. See story »


July 22, 2020

How KS is making our campuses and workplace safe

Kamehameha Schools (KS) is committed to reopening its campuses and preschools for the 2020-21 school year in a way that maximizes safety, learning, and the well-being of students, faculty and staff. See story »


July 6, 2020

Guidelines for wearing a face mask or shield

As we have seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s and counties’ regulations are fluid and can change at any time. This was the case on Thursday, July 2, when the City and County of Honolulu issued an updated COVID-19 Emergency Order. See story »


July 1, 2020

Student teaching can help promote wellness

When students return to school – via virtual learning or in the classroom – it can be valuable to engage them in activities that affirm their competence, sense of self-worth and feelings of safety. See story »


June 25, 2020

Focusing on appreciation and gratitude promotes self-control

Now is a time to provide opportunities for students to complete activities that affirm their competence, sense of self-worth and feelings of safety. See story »


June 24, 2020

Preparing to return to the workplace safely

We hope this finds you well as we all continue to navigate through these times of COVID-19. In preparation for the gradual reopening of our offices and schools, our leaders have been hard at work implementing modifications to the workplace to provide a safe environment for us to continue to fulfill Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s mission. See story »


June 23, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: Talking to keiki about racism

As protests over the violent deaths of black Americans dominate the news and social media, many children are feeling scared, confused or angry. Talking to keiki about the turmoil is tough but necessary. Following are some guidelines and valuable resources parents can use to help keiki better understand racism. See story »


June 18, 2020

Managing stress by modeling a range of emotions

When students return to school – via virtual learning or in the classroom – it can be valuable to engage them in activities that affirm their competence, sense of self-worth and feelings of safety. See story »


June 9, 2020

Practicing mindfulness to promote feelings of self-worth and safety

When students return to school – via virtual learning or in the classroom – it can be valuable to engage them in activities that affirm their competence, sense of self-worth and feelings of safety. See story »


June 4, 2020

Helping keiki communicate their feelings

Promote self-awareness in students by having them review a feelings chart and share how they are feeling. See story »


May 28, 2020

Managing stress by expressing gratitude

Sharing what they appreciate most about their classmates can help students manage stress. See story »


May 21, 2020

Managing stress through non-verbal exercises

Sharing drawings about how their day is going can help students manage stress. See story »


May 20, 2020

Caring for your keiki’s mental health during the pandemic and beyond

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In the spirit of raising awareness, Kamehameha Schools behavioral health specialists offer the following suggestions on how to care for your keiki’s emotional health and mental well-being during this difficult time and beyond. See story »


May 14, 2020

Managing stress through self-soothing exercises

Doing a quick mindfulness or self-soothing exercises prior to completing a lesson can help manage student stress. See story »


May 12, 2020

Shannon Flynn joins Ka Piko Podcast to discuss “littlest learners”

Shannon Flynn, a behavioral health supervisor at Kamehameha Schools, joins See story »


May 8, 2020

ʻAha Kūlia Message: Health is priority as we begin planning for return to work and school

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. We appreciate the adjustments made by our Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana to follow state and county stay-at-home directives and contribute to our community’s success in flattening the COVID-19 curve. Mahalo nui loa kākou. 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 29, 2020

Anu Getgen, behavioral health supervisor, joins Ka Piko Podcast

Anu Getgen KSK’04, a behavioral health supervisor at Kamehameha Schools Maui, joins 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 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 »


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