April 9, 2020
In shifts to distance learning, educators will need to actively focus on maintaining attitudes of inclusivity. Now more than ever, students should feel valued and welcome regardless of their background or identity.
April 7, 2020
Mahalo to our Kamehameha Schools staff for your continued commitment to serving our students and their ʻohana, as well as one another. Though the COVID-19 pandemic persists, we appreciate everyone’s work to advance our educational mission.
April 3, 2020
Whether we are students, families, alumni, teachers or staff, all of us in the KS ‘ohana play an important role in responding to the spread of COVID-19. By staying at home to study, teach and work, we can help protect the health of our community. At this time, it is not clear how long this public health emergency will persist.
April 2, 2020
Maintaining and communicating predictable routines is very important. Doing so helps students to maintain a sense of psychological safety—a sense that they can manage stress or connect with someone who can help them manage stress.
March 30, 2020
E kūpa‘a kākou. Stand strong together.
March 27, 2020
With the COVID-19 emergency continuing to evolve, Kamehameha Schools remains focused on protecting the health of our students, families, staff and broader community. KS acknowledges the special role school ‘ohana will play the longer their keiki are learning at home.
March 22, 2020
An update from KS CEO Jack Wong
March 18, 2020
While the difficult decision was made to suspend this year’s Song Contest, KS kumu and haumāna continue to stoke their creative fires to come up with an appropriate way to give the 100th Song Contest the honor it deserves.
September 3, 2019
Kamehameha Schools and Saint Mark Lutheran School (SMLS) have aligned resources to offer high-quality early childhood education to families living in Windward O‘ahu – an effort that addresses the shortage of available preschool seats throughout Hawai‘i.
July 25, 2019
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.
May 28, 2019
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
Sponsorship gives vision-impaired keiki in Waimānalo valuable learning tools.
April 12, 2019
KS Kapālama graduate Bella Finau-Faumuina has been named the recipient of the 2019 Teacher of Promise Award.
April 11, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.