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May 9, 2024

Kumu appreciation week: ʻIke Hawaiʻi inspires next wave of Kapālama scientists and stewards

Bethany Kimokeo pioneers a Hawaiian language marine science course at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, moving the needle of ʻike Hawaiʻi in the classroom.

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April 23, 2024

KS Kapālama Kula Waena school counselors earn prestigious national RAMP designation

KS Kapālama Kula Waena school counselors have earned prestigious national recognition.

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Aug. 11, 2022

Hālau ʻŌiwi: A personalized & experiential approach to kula

Hālau ʻŌiwi, a pilot learning model for KS Maui's sixth-graders, involves content area teachers working as a hui to make their specific subjects come alive through the same experiential, hands-on projects.

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Feb. 28, 2022

KS Song Contest returns to the NBC Arena

After two years, the haumāna of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama kula kiʻekiʻe are returning to the Neal Blaisdell Center Arena for the 102nd annual Song Contest!

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Feb. 24, 2022

Virtual summit to highlight Hawaiian culture-based practices of our kūpuna

March 2 is the deadline to register for the free KS virtual summit – Ka Waiwai No Nā Kūpuna: Hawaiian Culture-Based Practices for All – aimed at perpetuating our most treasured resources, the cultural ‘ike and practices of our kūpuna.

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Sept. 13, 2021

Summer experiences create enduring cultural lessons for keiki

From Hawaiian healing techniques to the farm-to-table movement, haumāna explored cultural activities and ʻāina-based education offered through a new collaboration between Kamehameha Schools and community partners this summer.

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Dec. 16, 2019

 'Aha Aloha  'Āina motivates KS Kapālama students, staff

Students at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama hosted the first-ever ʻAha Aloha ʻĀina fueled by a charge to take responsibility for the future of Hawaiʻi.

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April 20, 2018

Digginʻ the 'āina














Aug. 1, 2013

Teaching Chemistry Through Culture

KS Hawai‘i instructor Joel Truesdell is using Hawaiian cultural activities to make learning relevant to his students.

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