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

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November 25, 2019

E ola i ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian language immersion a constitutional right

On August 13, 2019, this opening statement set the foundation for the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court’s (Court) landmark decision which held that the state must take all reasonable efforts to provide access to Ka Papahana Kaiapuni – Hawaiian language immersion – education.

October 3, 2019

Crystal Busey named senior director of Enterprise Safety & Student Well-Being

Crystal Busey has been selected as KS’ senior director of Enterprise Safety & Student Well-Being. She will work with education leaders to manage and maintain the comprehensive KS Student Safety and Well-Being framework.

September 17, 2019

KS consortium welcomes French Polynesia government officials with cultural protocols [VIDEO]

Attendees explored the possibilities for a Hawaiʻi-Tahiti cultural partnership celebrating genealogical connections, cultural and maritime heritage, ocean ecosystem restoration, and the promotion of a sustainable planet.

July 25, 2019

KS kumu returns from “life-changing” summer learning experience

Kumulāʻau Sing Jr., a Hawaiian cultural resource teacher based in the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at KS Kapālama, participated in the three-week-long Council of Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan earlier this month.

June 17, 2019

Bond between Native Hawaiians and Alaskans continues to flourish at Ho‘oilina Conference [VIDEO]

In 1990, as a result of a decline in koa, Sealaska, a corporation owned by the Tlingit, Haida and Tshimshian tribes of Southeast Alaska, gifted two 200-foot Sitka spruce logs to Hawai‘i to help construct Polynesian Voyaging Society’s wa‘a Hawai‘iloa.

May 17, 2019

Busby – Father of Aotearoa’s voyaging community – passes away

Renowned Māori canoe-builder and master navigator Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Busby has passed away. He will forever be celebrated as the father of Aotearoa’s voyaging community and the builder of the double-hulled canoe Te Aurere, which revived traditional navigation for Aotearoa in the same way Hōkūle‘a did for Hawai‘i, the Pacific and the world.

November 20, 2018

KS book donation helps inmates in Arizona reconnect with Native Hawaiian culture

Kamehameha Schools recently provided a collection of books with Hawaiian culture and language themes for Native Hawaiian inmates and others from Hawai‘i currently incarcerated at Saguaro Prison in Arizona. The prison is currently home to more than 1,900 inmates from Hawai‘i.

February 21, 2018

Lāhui Rising heading to KS Maui

"Welo Ana E Ka Hae Hawaiʻi: Songs of Aloha ʻĀina" invites one and all on the Valley Isle to learn more about the history of the Hawaiian flag and learn mele aloha ʻāina.

January 26, 2018

KS consortium steps up to ancestral Pacific kuleana

Inspired by the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, the KS Pacific Citizenship Consortium is an informal association of organizations committed to Hawaiʻi’s cultural, social and environmental engagement in the Pacific. It will operate with a strong sense of spirituality, with decisions guided by kūpuna, past and present.

July 28, 2017

Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea celebrates the return of sovereignty to the Hawaiian Kingdom

Did you know that the Hawaiian Kingdom had its own national holidays that were celebrated with as much zeal and pride as the Fourth of July is by Americans?

June 13, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Homecoming

This Saturday, the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its partners will celebrate the completion of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

June 7, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Preparing for Hōkūle‘a’s return

Nearing Hawaiian waters, Hōkūle‘a is now just days away from returning home to Hawai‘i, with a homecoming celebration planned for June 17.

May 24, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: The Final Leg

Hōkūle‘a departed Tahiti and is heading home to Hawai‘i for the first time in three years as the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage comes to a close.

May 11, 2017

Celebrate the spirit of lei day with a kanikapila sing-along on May 15

Bring your voices and instruments for an enjoyable evening of music-making at Nā Mele Lei: A Kanikapila Sing-Along on May 15 at Ka‘iwakīloumoku. Donʻt forget to wear a lei!

May 10, 2017

Wa‘a Wednesday: Seeing system change close-up

Dr. Shawn Kana‘iaupuni reflects on how the Mālama Honua voyage has helped to transform education in Hawai‘i--e hoʻomau kākou, e mālama honua kākou!

April 26, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Reunited in Tahiti

As Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia both arrive in Tahiti to celebrations, a youth delegation of 15 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna travel to represent Hawaiʻi.

April 12, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Papa Hoʻokele takes KSM haumāna on voyage to Makahiki

Nine KS Maui haumāna participated in the Papa Hoʻokele program, learning wayfinding and voyaging, culminating with a voyage to Molokaʻi for Kā Makahiki Molokaʻi.

April 11, 2017

Exhibitors needed for Mālama Honua Summit

Teachers or students interested in hosting an educational exhibit are invited to participate in a summit hosted as part of the Hōkūleʻa homecoming celebration.

March 29, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday:  Learning the “language” of nature

In her crew blog, KS Executive Strategy Consultant Dr. Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni talks about the educational impact of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

March 15, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Students experience Rapa Nui and Tahiti

Nāhiku, a group of students from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and Samuel M. Kamakau Public Charter School come together to represent Hawaiʻi as Hōkūleʻa arrives in Rapa Nui.

March 1, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Next generation of navigators take the helm

As the Mālama Honua worldwide voyage is coming to a close, the next generation of navigators prepares by taking on one of the most challenging legs to Rapa Nui.

February 22, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Nearing Rapa Nui

Hōkūleʻa left the Galapagos on Feb. 10 heading for Rapa Nui and a navigational return to the Pacific.

February 14, 2017

Lāhui Rising provides a safe learning space for important issues

A new pilot, Lāhui Rising, is offered as part of the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Cultural Event Series and starts Thursday, Feb. 16 with a discussion around Hawaiian governance.

February 9, 2017

Honoring Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani on the day of her birth

February 9 marks the birth date of this staunch, steadfast aliʻi and cousin to Princess Pauahi, who helped inspire the creation of Kamehameha Schools.

February 1, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Hōkūleʻa arrives in the Galapagos

Hawaiʻi teachers, students and conservation partners join the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage crew for a learning journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Site.

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