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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Category: Ko'olau

May 28, 2019

Haumāna explore pathways at trades career fair

After initially dropping out of high school on Hawaiʻi island, Kekoa Leialoha seemed destined for a future full of everything but success. However, after graduating from the Hawaiʻi Youth Challenge Academy and working with Kinai ʻEha, which provides real-world vocational skills and training for at-risk 17-to-24 year-olds in the Koʻolau region, Leialoha is weeks away from starting a well-paying career operating heavy machinery in the construction field.

May 9, 2019

KS partnership gives clear vision and a brighter future to keiki

Sponsorship gives vision-impaired keiki in Waimānalo valuable learning tools.

April 12, 2019

KS alumna receives one of the state’s most prestigious educator awards

KS Kapālama graduate Bella Finau-Faumuina has been named the recipient of the 2019 Teacher of Promise Award.

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 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.

February 27, 2019

Indigenous agriculture has strong potential to contribute to food needs under climate change

The State of Hawaiʻi, like many municipalities across the globe, aims to increase its food self-sufficiency, with a target of 30 percent of its food produced locally by 2020. Increasing temperatures and changes in precipitation are already occurring locally and globally, and plans to meet food self-sufficiency goals must consider how climate change will affect agricultural viability.

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.

December 18, 2018

Kinai ‘Eha Program helps at-risk students build foundation and structure for post-secondary success

Kamehameha Schools has partnered with the Kinai ʻEha Program to provide students from the Ko‘olau region with vocational training, life and workforce readiness skills, and a deeper connection to the Hawaiian culture.

December 5, 2018

Ko‘olau community orgs and funders collaborate to cultivate ‘āina-based education

Koʻolau ʻĀina Aloha – a hui of 24 Windward O‘ahu non-profits – has secured the support of funders including Kamehameha Schools to cultivate ‘āina-based education programs for area haumāna and the community.

November 9, 2018

De La Mesa Farms wins Mahiʻai Scale-Up agricultural plan contest

De La Mesa Farms is the winner of the 2018 Mahiʻai Scale-Up, an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to increasing local food production to create a sustainable Hawai‘i.

August 26, 2018

KS campuses, community sites and offices to open on Monday, Aug. 27 except for KS Hilo Preschool

Kamehameha Schools values the safety of its students, families and employees. Based on the current track of Tropical Storm Lane, and after assessing the conditions of each KS site, we will reopen all campuses, preschools, community program sites and offices with the exception the KS Hilo Preschool on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

June 1, 2018

Connecting ʻohana through Kōnane

Families gathered in Waimānalo to participate in a Kōnane Workshop held by craftsman Wilfred “Bam” Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko on May 26.

May 2, 2018

Students complete college coursework via dual-credit program at Windward Community College

While some college-bound seniors and underclassmen are still honing in on prospective career paths, students at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama are already well on their way to cultivating potential job opportunities.

February 22, 2018

Archaeological field school to showcase features in Punalu‘u

KS and UH have partnered to create the Punalu‘u Archaeological Field School which will create an “outdoor classroom” for students to identify, document and investigate archaeological features, artifacts and other culturally significant materials in the region.

February 12, 2018

KS opens community gathering place in Punalu‘u

Hale ‘O Māmalu - named after the nearby bay and means to shade or protect and bring together - will serve as a gathering place as KS works with partners in the community to address key issues affecting the lāhui in the ahupua‘a of Punalu‘u.

February 2, 2018

Alumni engage with KS Ko‘olau Region team

In an effort to provide a forum connecting Kamehameha Schools alumni, leaders and community partners, the popular Warrior Networking series made its first stop in Ko‘olaupoko this week.

February 1, 2018

New kupuna community breaks ground on KS land in Kāne‘ohe

The Plaza at Kāneʻohe will be built on KS land across from Windward Mall and is slated for completion by summer, 2019. The facility will feature 117 apartments that can accommodate up to 145 residents.