The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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Dec
19

Founder’s Day
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

Kamehameha Schools honors its founder, Bernice Pauahi Bishop, on her birthday, through celebrations on all three KS K-12 campuses, all KS preschools and a service at Kawaiahaʻo Church.


Dec
20

Kaua’i Founder’s Day
Kaua’i Founder’s Day
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Kaua'i War Memorial Convention Hall

Please join our Kamehameha Schools Kaua'i/Ni'ihau Region in honoring our beloved founder Ke Ali'i Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

At 6:15, the formal program will include opening pule by Kahu Sherman Thompson, mana’o by Mahina Anguay (Waimea High School Principal), performances by KS Hawaiian Ensemble, Preschools, and Pūnana Leo. Chad Takatsugi and Les Ceballos will also be attending and leading all of the audience musical selections and foyer music.


Dec
20

KSK Winter Break
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:00 am


Dec
24

HOLIDAY: Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24, 2018 at 12:00 am


Dec
25

HOLIDAY: Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 12:00 am


Dec
31

HOLIDAY: New Year’s Eve (1/2 Day)
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 8:00 am


Dec
31

Queen Kapiʻolani Birthday (born in December 31, 1834)
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 12:00 am


Jan
1

HOLIDAY: New Year’s Day
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 12:00 am


Jan
2

Queen Emma Birthday (born January 2, 1836 )
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 12:00 am


Jan
17

Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

On January 17, in the year 1893, the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was illegally overthrown.

The following remembrance recorded by Johanna Wilcox speaks of the overwhelming sadness felt by the population after the overthrow and annexation of Hawaiʻi to the United States of America.

“I was born a citizen of the Republic of Hawaiʻi in this City of Honolulu on Feb. 18, 1898.  Six months later, on Aug. 12, 1898, Hawaiʻi became a Territory of the United States by annexation, at a formal noontime ceremony held in front of ʻIolani Palace.  My mother and father and most Hawaiians stayed away from that heart-breaking ceremony. 

“An interesting incident took place shortly before the changeover.  Several members of the Royal Hawaiian Band were so disturbed and unhappy that they hurriedly left the scene crying unashamedly when it was time to lower the flag of Hawaii.  The sympathetic German bandmaster, Captain Henri Berger, understood their feelings and so did not attempt to stop them.  So, only a part of the membership of the Royal Hawaiian Band remained to play the national anthem “Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī” when Hawaiʻi’s flag was hauled down.  The “Stars and Stripes” were then raised over ʻIolani Palace; a 21-gun salute was fired, while the band from an American warship played “The Star Spangled Banner.”  An event of this magnitude would ordinarily call for gala celebrations that night.  However, there were no celebrations as there was too much sadness, too much bitterness and resentment prevalent in the atmosphere and the authorities were afraid of riots by the unhappy frustrated Hawaiians...”

Read about the events leading up to the overthrow here.


Jan
21

HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 12:00 am


Jan
25

Charles Reed Bishop Founderʻs Day
Charles Reed Bishop Founderʻs Day
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 12:00 am
Various observances throughout Hawaiʻi

Each year, KS Elementary and Middle Schools at each of our three campuses gather to recognize Charles Reed Bishop and the important role he played in the creation of the Kamehameha Schools. He was born on January 25, 1822 in Glens Falls, New York.

Husband of Kamehameha Schools founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Bishop was considered one of Hawai‘i's greatest benefactors, and has been credited with assisting in the creation and support of Kamehameha Schools, Punahou School, Mid-Pacific Institute and The St. Andrew’s Schools. His trust also benefits the Bishop Museum, Lunalilo Home, Central Union Church, Kawaiahaʻo Church and Kaumakapili Church.

To learn more about the man and his contributions, visit http://www.charlesreedbishop.org/.


Jan
31

King Lunalilo Birthday (born in January 31, 1835)
Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 12:00 am


Feb
9

Kamehameha IV Birthday (born February 9, 1834)
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 12:00 am


Feb
9

Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani Birthday (February 9, 1826)
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 12:00 am


Feb
11

2018 Pauahi Golf Tournament at Nanea
2018 Pauahi Golf Tournament at Nanea
Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:00 am


Feb
18

President’s Day - Holiday
Monday, February 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

Enjoy a day off to celebrate the President's Day holiday. 


Feb
18

Holiday - Presidents Day
Monday, February 18, 2019 at 12:00 am


Feb
23

KS Kapālama - Ho‘olaule‘a
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 8:30 am
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama - High School


Mar
15

KS Kapālama - 99th Annual Song Contest
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm


Mar
26

Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Birthday (born March 26, 1871)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 12:00 am


Mar
26

HOLIDAY: Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Day
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 12:00 am


Apr
13

KS Maui - Ho‘olaule‘a
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9:00 am
Kamehameha Schools Maui - High School


Apr
19

HOLIDAY: Good Friday
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 12:00 am


May
1

May Day
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:00 am


May
22

KS Hawai‘i - Last Day of School (Middle School)
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:00 am


May
23

KS Hawai‘i - Last Day of School (Grades 9-11)
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:00 am


May
24

KS Kapālama - Last day of school
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:00 am


May
24

KSK Last Day of School
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:00 am


May
26

KS Hawaiʻi Graduation - Class of 2019
KS Hawaiʻi Graduation - Class of 2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm
KS Hawaiʻi, Koaiʻa Gymnasium


May
26

KS Kapālama Graduation - Class of 2019
KS Kapālama Graduation - Class of 2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Neal S. Blaisdell Center


May
27

HOLIDAY: Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, 2019 at 12:00 am


Jun
3

KS Kapālama Alumni Week 2019
KS Kapālama Alumni Week 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019 at 12:00 am
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama - High School


Jun
11

HOLIDAY: King Kamehameha I Day
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 12:00 am