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February 1, 2024

How to take part in Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi 2024

During the past 40 years, 'ōlelo Hawaiʻi has seen a major resurgence. Here is how you can grow your skills and immerse yourself in the language this Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi! See story »


January 19, 2024

Public invited to screening of “Hōkūleʻa, Finding the Language of the Navigator”

A free public screening of the film, “Hōkūleʻa, Finding the Language of the Navigator” will happen on Jan. 23, at Kaʻiwakīloumoku on the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus. See story »


January 8, 2024

Kamehameha Schools Maui summer programs offer transformative experiences

KS Maui summer learning program emphasizes community learning. Last summer, some 50 haumāna embarked on a memorable journey by sea to Honolua Bay. See story »


December 4, 2023

Envisioning the role of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in self-determination

Lāhui Rising panel discussion series at Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center explores different aspects of ea – self-determination. See story »


October 4, 2023

KS in the news: October 2023 edition

From the bright lights of a Broadway musical to the gridiron and points between, Kamehameha Schools alums, staffers and ʻohana continue to do great things. Here’s a roundup of recent KS newsmakers. See story »


September 28, 2023

Kamehameha Schools education leader wants to revolutionize student testing

Chelsea Keehne, with Kamehameha Schools’ Kealaiwikuamoʻo Division wants to challenge educators, parents, and the community to rethink how students could be assessed with an emphasis on the types of learning that will stay with haumāna for a lifetime, instead of just long enough to take a test. See story »


July 24, 2023

Tickets available for PAIʻEA performances in Scotland

Edinburgh Festival Fringe tickets are now available to purchase for anyone who wants to watch one of four shows in Scotland in early August. See story »


June 19, 2023

KS in the news: June 2023 edition

From Juneau, Alaska to Hawaiʻi Island and points in between, Kamehameha Schools’ global impact is reflected in this latest “KS in the News” roundup. See story »


June 13, 2023

Moananuiākea four-year voyage connects indigenous communities and the world

This week representatives from Kamehameha Schools will be in Juneau, Alaska, for the global launch of the Polynesian Voyaging Society's Moananuiākea: A Voyage for Earth. The delegation consists of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna and kumu, and a cultural protocol team from Hoʻokahua Cultural Vibrancy Group that will continue the Schoolsʻ nearly 50-year kuleana as culture bearers and heritage keepers for the Hōkūleʻa. See story »


May 16, 2023

New tri-campus scholarship brings post-secondary dreams to reality

Recipients of the Poʻo Kula Scholarship, a new tri-campus award for haumāna pursuing a bachelor’s degree, share their thoughts on personal growth, the impact of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi's legacy, and how their experiences as students of Kamehameha Schools have shaped their paths towards a brighter future. See story »


April 26, 2023

Upcoming ‘Lāhui Rising’ event focuses on kānaka ʻōiwi representation in movies, TV and theater

Kumu, haumāna, ʻohana and all members of our kaiāulu are invited to attend a dynamic panel conversation about the telling of Hawaiian stories and representation of Hawaiians on stage, film, and TV. Kaʻiwakīloumoku Pacific Indigenous Institute is proud to present “Kānaka Onscreen: Who’s Telling Our Stories?” This in-person event will be held at our center on May 2, 2023 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. See story »


April 25, 2023

ʻO Kahaluʻu Kahi o nā Hālau Lololo Kahaluʻu, a place of intelligence

Righting the mistakes of the past, an intimate gathering of lineal descendants from the ahupuaʻa of Kahaluʻu Ma Kai on Hawaiʻi Island greeted the sun for a new day – a new promise. The recent piko ceremony held on Piko Wakea, the spring equinox – a time of transition and focusing on things to put back in balance – helped them to heal, find closure to what once was their home, and to celebrate a new way forward. See story »


April 13, 2023

Stronger communities and deeper cultural connections are the heart of new initiative: KS Kaiāulu

A new logo reflects an exciting initiative: KS Kaiāulu – a new way for us to engage with keiki and ʻohana in the kaiāulu (community). See story »


April 10, 2023

Upcoming in-person event: “Moananuiākea, A Voyage for Earth: Reclaiming the Sea Road to Alaska.”

Kaʻiwakīloumoku Pacific Indigenous Institute is proud to present “Moananuiākea, A Voyage for Earth: Reclaiming the Sea Road to Alaska.” This in-person event will be held at Kaʻiwakīloumoku on the Kapālama campus on April 18, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. See story »


April 10, 2023

Merrie Monarch, Hilo’s world-renowned hula festival celebrates kanaono makahiki - 60 years

Hilo town on the east side of Hawai‘i, Moku o Keawe, comes alive each year with a spectacular celebration of Hawaiian culture that now has thousands of fans around the world. The Merrie Monarch Festival honors Hawai‘i’s seventh mō‘ī, King Kalākaua, a pivotal supporter of the revival of Hawaiian traditions in the late 1800s after decades of suppression, disapproval, and even illegality. See story »


March 15, 2023

Tribute celebrates Ka Lani Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III

Kamehameha Schools will celebrate the 22nd annual Kauikeaouli Festival – a birthday tribute to Kamehameha III – with a free ʻaha mele (concert) and cultural activities on March 17-18 at the Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. See story »


March 15, 2023

Kūkahekahe: Kūpuna wisdom shines in Nā Momi Hoʻoheno interviews

In honor of Women’s History Month, Nā Momi Hoʻoheno (The Cherished Pearls) oral history video series will release three new episodes, all featuring prominent Hawaiian women who have made meaningful and long-lasting contributions in their respective fields. See story »


March 7, 2023

Behind-the-scenes moʻolelo of the 103rd annual Song Contest paniolo theme

For KSK haumāna, Song Contest is undoubtly one of the most treasured and memorable experiences during their time on campus. This year’s theme, “Nā Mele Paniolo: Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy,” is a nod to the rich cultural heritage of paniolo as well as a recognition of those traditions continuing today. See story »


March 6, 2023

The Kamehameha Schools 103rd Annual Song Contest

The excitement is building as 1,800 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna will gather again for the annual Song Contest tradition. This year’s theme is Nā Mele Paniolo: Songs of The Hawaiian Cowboy. See story »


March 1, 2023

Kamehameha Schools seeks applicants for ʻōiwi-rooted research grants

Kamehameha Schools is putting out a kāhea for applicants to participate in a first-of-its-kind research grant opportunity. But you’ll need to act quickly as there is a deadline fast approaching. See story »


February 13, 2023

Kūkahekahe: Ke Kula ʻo Kamakau haumāna shines brightly in the sport of he‘e nalu

Ke Kula ʻo Kamakau haumāna Ēwelei‘ula Wong earned a gold medal in the Girls U18 (under 18) division at the 2022 International world Surfing Association (ISA) Championships at Surf City, El Salvador. See story »


January 9, 2023

KS alums connect culture and science in the depths of Papahānaumokuākea

Three Kamehameha Schools alumni join the Nautilus crew in mapping never-before-seen features of the seafloor within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. See story »


January 3, 2023

KS Children’s Chorus spreads message of hope with new CD

In its latest project – a CD titled “Nā Pono Hawai‘i” (Beloved Hawaiian Virtues) – the keiki chorus puts its hallmark blend of showmanship and cherubic glee behind 10 songs centered around nā waiwai Hawai‘i. See story »


December 7, 2022

Experience E Ola! – Embracing our kuleana to hoʻōla lāhui through service and leadership

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama ‘88 alum, Keolamaikalani Dean, talks about how his time at Kamehameha Schools inspired him to “hoʻōla lāhui” and contributed to his journey to becoming CEO of the King Lunalilo Trust & Home. See story »


December 6, 2022

KS Children’s Chorus spread message of hope this holiday season

The Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus perpetuates the Hawaiian tradition of mele creating a CD with 10 songs centered around nā waiwai Hawai‘i. See story »


November 14, 2022

From loʻi kalo to the United Nations: New KSK pathway prepares haumāna for roles as ʻōiwi leaders

Middle school Kumu Paul Parish and Kumu Mark Pacarro use their collective manaʻo to nurture a new crop of ʻōiwi leaders through a two-year pathway called “Kaʻāmauloa.” Launched in fall 2022, the new loʻi kalo pathway provides haumāna an opportunity to learn about Hawaiʻi’s traditional sustainable practices and protocol that enabled kanaka ʻōiwi to flourish for centuries without aid from outside resources. See story »



September 22, 2022

ʻĀina-Based Learning Helps Haumāna Grow Deep Roots to the Land

Alexis Kageyama joins Māhele Lalo as the new science kumu and hopes to tie in ʻāina-based learning with her overall science curriculum. Kageyama’s move to this new position is part of a much larger campus-wide focus on ʻāina-based learning. See story »


May 20, 2022

Engaging moʻolelo to critique structures of power and oppression

Freshmen English students create videos in response to the 2001 editorial "1,000 Little Cuts to Genocide." See story »


May 18, 2022

KSH junior's work will represent the 2nd congressional district in D.C. art competition

Class of 2023 haumāna Luluka Brown-Spielman's painting "Man and Ancestor" was selected as the winner for Hawaiʻiʻs 2nd Congressional district in this year's Congressional Art Competition. See story »


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