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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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January 13, 2020

Luana Busby-Neff, Kahoʻokahi Kanuha explain “Kapu Aloha” at Lāhui Rising

While they are separated in age by nearly three decades, Molokaʻi-born Luana Busby-Neff and Kahoʻokahi Kanuha from Moku o Keawe share a love for and commitment to preserving the intergrity of the ʻāina, its natural resources, the lāhui and Native Hawaiian heritage that transcends generations.

January 8, 2020

Nominations being accepted for Order of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Award

Since 1956, the prestigious Order of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Award has been the highest and most distinguished award given to those who exemplify the vision of Kamehameha Schools founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

November 4, 2019

Students reach for the stars at Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

Hundreds of students, parents and educators from across the state celebrated Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery on October 26 at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center.

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.

August 12, 2019

KS, The Kohala Center honor farming on Hawai’i Island with Mahi‘ai a Ola

Mahi‘ai Match-Up business plan contest, scholarships and innovative MahiX component are announced this week.

August 7, 2019

Budding entrepreneurs jump-start ventures at Nalukai Academy

Students and 2019 graduates from KS and across the state recently completed the immersive Nalukai Academy Start-Up Camp.

August 5, 2019

Ua Ao Kaiwi‘ula celebrates language and culture, creates pathway for student filmmakers

Kamehameha Schools and Bishop Museum partnered to present the second annual Ua Ao Kaiwi‘ula – an event celebrating Hawaiian language, culture and wayfinding through cultural and film.

July 31, 2019

Celebrate Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, the day sovereignty was restored, was a holiday celebrated in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi and recognized annually on July 31.

July 23, 2019

Interns, employers team up for environment

In a recent huakaʻi to Maunalua Bay, interns and employers from KS’ Career Pathways Unit including teams from Kāpili ʻOihana and Hālau Kūkalaulama removed more than 1,100 pounds of invasive species including monster ogo and leather mudweed with direction from community collaborator Mālama Maunalua

June 24, 2019

KS partners with community to build Kaua‘i Resilience Project

For Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami, the suicide crisis affecting ‘ohana on the Garden Isle is more than just a glaring statistic, or a news flash – it has made a devastating impact on his family.

April 11, 2019

Community invited to Mālama Hāloa Festival in Punalu‘u

Ka Papa Lo‘i ‘o Kānewai has partnered with Kamehameha Schools to host the family-friendly Mālama Hāloa Festival on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Punalu‘u Ahupua‘a Farms across the street from Punalu‘u Beach Park on KS ‘āina.

March 25, 2019

Flying kites, pounding ‘uala keep East Hawai‘i preschool kumu learning

As many as 60 early learning educators from preschools across East Hawai‘i who attended a day of professional development workshops on the KS Hawai‘i campus as part of the East Hawai‘i Early Learning Consortium’s Second Conference – I Ola No Ke Kino, which translates to “nourishing the mind and soul with knowledge.”

March 21, 2019

First-ever Ko‘olauloa Farmers Market opens Saturday in Punalu‘u

As part of a unique collaboration between three kama‘āina organizations including Kamehameha Schools, the Koʻolauloa Farmers Market will hold its grand opening on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Punalu’u Ahupuaʻa Farms.

March 19, 2019

Kauikeaouli honored at Keauhou Bay birth site

He aupuni palapala ko‘u – Mine is a kingdom of literacy. As the motto suggests, Kauikeaouli – who would become Kamehameha III, Mō‘ī o Ke Aupuni ‘o Hawai‘i (ruler of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i) – believed in literacy and education among his people. In the 1800s, the literacy rate among Native Hawaiians was 98 percent.

March 8, 2019

Hōʻike 2019 - The Battle of Kuamoʻo

The 16th annual Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Hōʻike will feature the Hawaiian opera, The Battle of Kuamoʻo, on March 14 and 15.

February 21, 2019

Experience Ho‘olaule‘a at KS Kapālama and Hawai‘i campuses

Kamehameha Schools employees, alumni, students and their ‘ohana are invited to the KS Kapālama 94th Annual Ho‘olaule‘a and KS Hawai‘i Ho‘olaule‘a on Saturday at the respective campuses.

February 20, 2019

Applications available for summer archaeological field school on KS ‘āina

Kamehameha Schools has partnered with the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences and the International Archaeological Research Institute to continue the Punalu‘u Archaeological Field School, which will take place on KS ‘āina in Punalu‘u from July 8-Aug. 2, 2019.

February 14, 2019

Papa ʻEono will host their very own Comic Convention - KanakaCon2019

Make plans to join KS Hawaiʻi Kula Waena on Sunday, March 10, 2019 as KanakaCon 2019 will showcase student work and a love of moʻolelo through comics with the community.

January 28, 2019

KS and Assets School partner to support exceptional and/or gifted keiki

The innovative scholarship is part of an ongoing collaboration between Kamehameha Schools and Assets School that also incorporates a Hawaiian culture-based education curriculum.

January 25, 2019

National and local early learning funders tour Māʻili Learning Center

The Early Childhood Funders Collaborative – a national group of early learning funders – launched a three-day Hawai‘i study tour by visiting the KS Community Learning Center at Ma’ili (CLCM).

January 24, 2019

KS partners with Kapolei community to bring educational resources to area ‘ohana

Families and their keiki flocked to Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei recently for the first-ever Honouliuli Educational Fair.

January 14, 2019

KS partners to host Early Childhood Education fairs on Maui

More than 100 families turned out on Jan. 10 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku for the first of two Early Childhood Education fairs on Maui.

December 6, 2018

KS, DHHL partner on Nānākuli’s Kalanihoʻokahā Community Learning Center, Kiewit to design and build

Kamehameha Schools (KS) and the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) have fully executed the ground lease for the future site of the Agnes Kalaniho‘okahā Cope Community Learning Center (KCLC) in Nānākuli. Kiewit Building Group was selected to design and construct the learning center, providing a single source of accountability for the success of the project.

November 7, 2018

Hōkūleʻa documentary to debut at film festival

Moananuiākea, a documentary on the worldwide voyage of Hōkūleʻa, will debut at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival later this month.

November 5, 2018

KS Kapālama students become first-time voters

Seniors from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama went on a huaka‘i to Honolulu Hale to become first-time voters.

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