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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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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.

May 15, 2019

KS Maui’s Hikina Rising Podcast extends kōkua to young alumni

Centered on the theme of “Embracing the Past While Envisioning our Future,” Kamehameha Schools Maui recently launched Hikina Rising – a podcast to help young alumni make the transition to their post-secondary endeavors.

May 13, 2019

KS Kapālama haumāna build ideal communities using Minecraft

Using the Minecraft program, haumāna created communities that, if built today, would help to address socioeconomic issues identified during the students’ research.

May 10, 2019

Mahalo piha e nā kumu:  A video tribute to our teachers

This week we celebrate our kumu – the heart and soul of our campus, preschool and community education programs. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, please enjoy this video of our keiki praising their kumu, and take a moment to reflect on the teachers who made you the person you are today.

May 8, 2019

The lessons of the ‘Law of the Splintered Paddle’ ring true 200 years after Kamehameha’s passing

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the passing of our schools’ beloved namesake King Kamehameha the Great. In honor of our king, we share “Ke Kānāwai Māmalahoe” – the Law of the Splintered Paddle – among Kamehameha’s greatest accomplishments as a servant leader.

May 7, 2019

Haumāna amplify ‘Ike Hawai‘i through KS Maui’s ‘Aha Mele

Kamehameha Schools Maui High School students came together on Friday for the campus’ 17th Annual ‘Aha Mele – a competition that offers students the opportunity to connect with their Hawaiian culture through mele, ‘oli and hula.

May 6, 2019

MAʻO Organic Farms, KS and Central Pacific Bank form unique partnership on Wai’anae Coast

The landmark collaboration will expand MAʻO Organic Farms’ social enterprise program and acreage.

May 2, 2019

KS Maui ‘Aha Mele to be livestreamed on May 3

Kamehameha Schools Maui High School haumāna will come together after months of preparation to share mele and hula at the campus’ 17th Annual ‘Aha Mele this Friday, May 3, at Ka‘ulaheanuiokamoku Gymnasium.

April 30, 2019

KS Maui equips haumāna with critical life-saving skills

Twenty-three students from Kamehameha Schools Maui were recently certified to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through the high school campus’ Science and Natural Resources Academy – one of four academies offered by KS Maui that caters to a student’s career goals and interests.

April 29, 2019

KS Kapālama alumni carry “lei” of May Day concert

For three Kamehameha Schools Kapālama alumni, the annual May Day concert tradition brings with it an added layer of pride and responsibility as award-winning musical trio Keauhou is handed the torch – or in this case, the lei.

April 26, 2019

Mālama Ola Minute: The importance of vaccinating your keiki

This Mālama Ola Minute focuses on the importance of vaccinating your keiki. Learn some positive parenting practices, including how to decide on vaccines based on scientific evidence, in this column brought to you by the KS Health Services Department - Mālama Ola (To Care for Life).

April 24, 2019

KS alumni to showcase hula on a worldwide stage at 2019 Merrie Monarch Festival

Nā pua a Pauahi are among the participating kumu hula and Miss Aloha Hula contestants at this year’s renown hula competition.

April 22, 2019

Haumāna at KS Kapālama launch first student-led farmers market on campus

For the first time in school history, Kamehameha Schools Kapālama will host a student-run farmers market on campus, and the public is invited to attend this collaborative event that grew from brainstorm to reality in a matter of months.

April 16, 2019

International Summit to share latest on trauma prevention, intervention and treatment

Over 120 local and international experts in the fields of violence, abuse and trauma will share their unique findings at the upcoming Hawaiʻi International Summit. The summit is supported by Ho‘omaluhia, the Hawai‘i branch of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.

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.

April 3, 2019

Indigenous research conference applies native intelligence to world issues

More than 500 indigenous educators, scholars and cultural practitioners from around the world recently converged at University of Hawai‘i Maui College for the He Au Honua: Indigenous Research Conference. Attendees explored how native intelligence can address modern world issues and crafted solutions that will affect generations to come.

April 1, 2019

Pauahi tops the list of “10 Exceptional Women Who Influenced America Through Their Giving”

The Philanthropy Roundtable – a national network of charitable donors – recognized Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop and her selfless generosity by naming her to their list of “10 Exceptional Women Who Influenced America Through Their Giving.”

March 28, 2019

Maui educator, counselor Kulamanu Ishihara joins Ka Piko Podcast

Kulamanu Ishihara, president of the Native Hawaiian Education Association and counselor at the University of Hawai'i Maui College, joins Ka Piko Podcast this week from the He Au Honua indigenous education conference on Maui to share new approaches to integrating culture through education.

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 22, 2019

Keauhou featured on Ka Piko Podcast

Award-winning Native Hawaiian musical group Keauhou is featured on this week’s episode of Ka Piko Podcast.

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 15, 2019

Results from the 99th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest

The sophomore, junior and senior classes each won two awards at the 99th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

March 14, 2019

Watch Hōʻike on-demand on Lehua TV

If you missed the show in person or online, you can still enjoy Hōʻike 2019 - The Battle of Kuamoʻo, on Lehua TV.

March 14, 2019

KS launches Ka Piko Podcast

Kamehameha Schools has launched a new podcast that highlights innovative approaches to education and community-building through a Native Hawaiian lens: Ka Piko Podcast.

March 12, 2019

KSH Hawaiian language opera ‘The Battle of Kuamo‘o’ slated for March 14-15

Proceeds from the performances will help haumāna represent Hawaiian language, culture and moʻolelo on a global stage when they perform the opera at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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