The Legacy of a princess

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

Pauahi Legacy
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October 10, 2019

Workplace Giving campaign encourages KS employees to give

Workplace Giving is now underway. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in any way that they can to honor the generosity and compassion of our founder, Ke Aliʻi Pauahi.

July 08, 2019

Trustee Crystal Rose begins her term with an act of giving

KS colleagues, friends and family recently witnessed the investiture of Rose as KS trustee at a ceremony at KS Kapālama’s Bishop Memorial Chapel.

June 13, 2019

Kawaiaha‘o Plaza office spaces receive inoa Hawai‘i

More than 25 Kawaiahaʻo Plaza conference rooms recently received inoa Hawai‘i (Hawaiian names) as part of KS’ efforts to normalize Hawaiian language in the workplace and culturally transform its physical spaces.

May 29, 2019

Innovation and creativity on display at Ed Tech Conference

“Innovation and Creativity” are key facets of the E Ola! Learner Outcomes at Kamehameha Schools, and kumu at KS Kapālama have collaborated with members of the Education Technology Services team to design and implement projects incorporating learner foundations including Aloha ʻĀina (love for the land and its people), ʻIke Kūpuna (ancestral knowledge), and Kūpono (honorable character).

April 18, 2019

Service Awards dates are set

Visit the Human Resources Service Awards web page to view a list of this year’s honorees.

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 27, 2019

KS phishing click rates down by nearly 30 percent

The results of a recent Information Technology Division (ITD) exercise showed that phishing click rates by employees dropped by nearly 30 percent since KS implemented an external email tagging system last fall.

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 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 06, 2019

KS ‘āina stewardship highlighted at Ka Huina

Blending tradition with innovation will be the focus of discussion from the perspectives of community, culture, tourism and sustainability as part of Ka Huina – an “intersection” or “nexus” – on Thursday at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

March 04, 2019

City honors KSK Middle School for water stewardship efforts

Everybody needs clean water. Kamehameha kumu are teaching students to be wise environmental stewards who protect our waters and island home.

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 15, 2019

KILO news now a click away on Ka Ipu O Lono

Ka Ipu O Lono, Kamehameha Schools’ intranet, now features the top stories from KILO – a weekly digest of trends and emerging issues compiled by Kamehameha Schools’ Strategy and Innovation Group (S&I).

February 12, 2019

Screening committee selects three KS trustee finalists

A screening committee appointed by the state Probate Court has selected three finalists to replace Kamehameha Schools Trustee Corbett Kalama whose term ends on June 30, 2019.

January 21, 2019

Revised HR procedures now posted to Ka Ipu o Lono

The Human Resources Division 400-Series Procedures have been revised and posted to Ka Ipu o Lono.

December 20, 2018

KS intranet available on mobile phones and tablets

As the winter break approaches, the Kamehameha Schools employee intranet – Ka Ipu o Lono – can be viewed outside of the firewall. Previously, offsite access to the internal website was limited to VPN entry through desktop computer or laptop.

December 06, 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.

December 03, 2018

KS joins partnership around UN initiative to create a more sustainable Hawai‘i

Kamehameha Schools and other eco-conscious organizations recently pledged their support of and partnership with the United Nations (UN) Local2030 Initiative to establish a hub for local sustainability solutions in Hawaiʻi.

November 29, 2018

Pauahi’s ‘āina on Maui backdrop for blessing of Maui’s newest solar farm

Pauahi’s ‘āina on Maui provided the backdrop for the blessing this week of one of Maui's first solar farms.

November 26, 2018

KS’ new “gathering place” serves Maui, Moloka‘i & Lāna‘i communities

Kamehameha Schools held a blessing earlier this month to open its new Maui, Moloka‘i & Lāna‘i regional office and community resource center in downtown Wailuku after completing renovations.

November 23, 2018

KS launches study on Native Hawaiian outmigration

Kamehameha Schools is launching a study to better understand the quality of life for families in Hawaiʻi, and the factors ‘ohana consider when thinking about or deciding to leave our state. We invite you to be a part of the first phase of data collection by joining a small-group discussion.

November 21, 2018

Latest edition of “KILO” available online

KILO is a weekly digest compiled by the Strategy and Innovation Group highlighting the latest trends and emerging issues facing society.

November 15, 2018

KS promotes Fujimoto to leasing director

As director of leasing for Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division portfolio of space-leased assets, Haunani Fujimoto will focus on driving the financial performance of the organization’s commercial assets.

November 15, 2018

KS, Smithsonian partner to present film at HIFF

Kamehameha Schools and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center have partnered to present “‘Ae Kai” (Shoreline), a film that highlights the convergence of art, culture and community.

October 31, 2018

Gaze into the future by subscribing to KILO

KILO is a weekly digest of trends and emerging issues compiled by the Strategy and Innovation Group.

October 25, 2018

ITD Tech Tip: How to spot online coupon scams

The Information Security Office team shares the 411 on how online coupon scams work, how to protect yourself, and how to spot red flags, on the KS ITD website.

October 24, 2018

Kamehameha Schools forms partnership with Microsoft

The goal of KS’ partnership with Microsoft is to prepare students for the highly competitive work environment by introducing personalized and relevant learning experiences.

October 19, 2018

Haryson Lum gives with Pauahi

‘Iolani School graduate Haryson Lum gives with Pauahi in gratitude for the cultural, educational and professional support he received from Kamehameha Schools programs like Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i, K-Scholars, and Kāpili ʻŌihana.

October 18, 2018

KS warriors go ‘Pink for Pauahi’ to raise breast cancer awareness

Kamehameha Schools keiki, staffers, and campus structures were awash with pink this week in commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The disease claimed the life of KS founder Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop at the age of 52.

October 12, 2018

Visionary leaders sought for KS Kapālama po‘o kumu positions

Kamehameha Schools continues its global search for visionary leaders to fill the crucial elementary, middle and high school po‘o kumu (principal) roles at its Kapālama, O‘ahu campus.

October 10, 2018

Three reasons not to ignore our Annual Benefits Enrollment period

KS’ 2019 Annual Benefits Enrollment period is from October 22 through November 2. If you sleep through this annual opportunity, you may be paying for it until the same time next year.

September 17, 2018

New mobile outreach center brings KS services to rural Kaua‘i communities

Kamehameha Schools has rolled out a new Mobile Outreach Center on Kaua‘i, to help more ‘ohana apply for educational programs, financial aid opportunities, and Native Hawaiian ancestry verification.

September 06, 2018

Employee professional development series strengthens understanding of HCBE

The Kealapono team, which is housed within Kamehameha Schools’ Kūamahi Community Education Department, recently launched its “Hale PD” model that serves as a year-long professional development series for KS employees.

September 04, 2018

KS Communications Group honored by PRSA-Hawai‘i and ‘Pacific Edge’ magazine

KS PR campaigns earn top honors in creative tactics, issues management and social media categories at Public Relations Society of America and “Pacific Edge” awards.

August 10, 2018

Service Awards photo albums give a glimpse at celebrations across the state

Although Service Awards season has come and gone, the memories linger. Get a glimpse at Service Awards ceremonies and celebrations across our organization and download your favorites in this special photo collection.

August 09, 2018

Kumu, alaka‘i engage in immersive ‘āina-based learning course

KS Nā Kula ʻo Kamehameha teachers journeyed to Kahoʻolawe this summer to immerse themselves in experiential ‘āina-based learning, and examine the role of Kahoʻolawe in Aloha ʻĀina. Their newly acquired ʻike will inspire haumāna in the classroom and beyond.

August 08, 2018

KS and the Polynesian Voyaging Society partner on Hōkūle‘a-inspired community mural

This Saturday, Aug. 11, KS and the Polynesian Voyaging Society will engage the community in a mural painting project in Our Kaka‘ako. The family-friendly event will feature entertainment, seafaring stories and more.

August 07, 2018

KS Hawai‘i island operations to remain open as Hurricane Hector passes the pae ‘āina

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i island campuses, preschools, community programs and business offices will remain open, as long as Hurricane Hector remains true to its path.

July 30, 2018

E koho pāloka kākou! Let us vote!

Today is the first day of early voting in Hawai‘i’s Primary Election. Find your county early voting locations and hours at the Office of Elections website and cast your ballot!

July 26, 2018

KS staffers to celebrate service anniversaries

Service Awards season is here! This year, the Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana will celebrate the service anniversaries of more than 400 staffers serving Pauahi’s legacy from Kaumakani to Kea‘au and nearly everywhere in between!

July 13, 2018

KS shares sexual misconduct prevention training with parents

After initially providing nearly 30 sessions on preventing sexual misconduct for more than 2,600 staff and faculty members across the state, KS continued its pledge to increase awareness by sharing the crucial information with parents.

July 09, 2018

Survey shows KS staffers embracing Workday system

How’s your Workday? According to a recent Workday satisfaction survey, the KS state-of-the-art cloud-based business system is being embraced by employees.

June 22, 2018

How to catch a phish: Tips to identify phishing emails

Visit the KS Information Technology website to see screenshots of actual phishing emails that went around KS recently with red flags you should look for. Emails that appear to be official business emails are some of the hardest to identify.

May 18, 2018

Pauahi Foundation fund provides dollars for faculty development and guest speakers

If you’d like to attend a professional development conference or invite a renowned speaker to Hawai‘i to inspire and educate KS kumu, but it’s beyond your budget, the Pauahi Foundation has funds that might be able to help.

May 14, 2018

Kamehameha Schools to build Community Learning Center in Nānākuli

Kamehameha Schools will continue its commitment to the Wai‘anae Coast community by building the Agnes Kalaniho‘okaha Cope Community Learning Center (Cope Center) in Nānākuli.

May 04, 2018

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama adds three busses to fleet

Three new school busses were introduced to the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama fleet on Friday at the Kapālama Bus Terminal.

May 02, 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.

April 24, 2018

Getting to know KS Trustee Elliot Mills

Mills recently sat down with “Ka Ipu o Lono” (Ka Ipu) for a quick question-and-answer session so staff members could learn a little bit more about him on both a professional and personal level.

April 23, 2018

KS employees commit to student safety via training series

As part of its commitment to student safety, KS is providing a series of sessions on preventing sexual misconduct, which have been attended by more than 2,600 employees across the state thus far, to increase awareness by staff and faculty.

April 16, 2018

Oceanit and KS Altino Coding team awarded Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year

Kamehameha Schools and Oceanit – a major advocate for introducing computer coding to Hawai‘i schools – were recently awarded the Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hawai‘i Venture Capital Association.

April 02, 2018

‘Ka Ipu o Lono’ to replace ‘KSOnline’ as KS Intranet

The redesigned KS intranet launching this month, will sport a whole new look and feel, with new and engaging features that enhance the user experience.

March 20, 2018

Business leaders provide manaʻo to Kāpili ʻOihana Internship Program

Their input will help strengthen the program by giving valuable insight into industry trends that will impact education and employment for the next generation of Native Hawaiian leaders.

February 21, 2018

KS and Lili‘uokalani Trust help build leadership capacity at Native Hawaiian organizations

Lili‘uokalani Trust and Kamehameha Schools recently teamed up to bring facilitative skills training to a diverse group of leaders who serve the Native Hawaiian community.

January 17, 2018

KS professionals share valuable insight with KS Kapālama’s future entrepreneurs

Kamehameha School staffers based at Kawaiahaʻo Plaza recently guest spoke with the haumāna in KS Kapālama High School’s entrepreneurship class to share important topics about starting a business in Hawaiʻi.

January 15, 2018

HR student internships build real-world skills

Applications will soon be accepted for KS summer internships in our Human Resources, Information Technology and Facilities Development and Support divisions. Meet some of our recent interns and see what they gained from this amazing hands-on learning opportunity.

December 07, 2017

KP snack machine proceeds benefit Pauahi Foundation

In addition to offering 'ono snacks options, Alaka‘i Vending will donate a portion of its sales to the Pauahi Foundation without raising previous snack prices!

October 27, 2017

‘Pink for Pauahi’ raises awareness of breast cancer prevention

In honor of our founder and her courageous battle with cancer, Kamehameha Schools is culminating national Breast Cancer Awareness month with “Pink for Pauahi,” dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer and its prevention.

October 18, 2017

Nahme to share winning negotiating techniques at HI Business Wahine Forum

KS Strategy and Innovation VP Lauren Nahme will be part of a panel of prominent woman leaders sharing their mana‘o at the Oct. 26 Wahine Forum, the state's largest leadership and career development conference for women.

October 02, 2017

Kamehameha Schools opens Community Hale in Līhu‘e

The community event and blessing also included Kamehameha Publishing donating more than 600 books to Kekaha Elementary School to fill its library and classrooms.

August 21, 2017

Trustee Message: New Trustee named by court

Elliot Mills has been selected by the state Probate Court as the newest member of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. He replaces former Trustee Janeen-Ann Olds and will begin his term on Oct. 1, 2017.

August 11, 2017

Service awardees share their cherished memories

When 55-year service awardee Mickie Ceberano joined KS in 1962, she remembers hand-cranking mimeograph machines and hearing the clickety-clack of manual typewriters echoing in the school halls.

July 25, 2017

Kaluhiwa named senior director of Statewide Operations

The former first deputy of the DLNR replaces Sydney Keliʻipuleʻole, who retires this week after 30 years of service to KS.

July 24, 2017

Wong to share mana‘o with next-gen leaders at HI Business Leadership Conference

KS CEO Jack Wong will be among a panel of prominent executives discussing the skills and traits needed to become an effective leader at the July 27 conference.

July 19, 2017

KS staffers to celebrate service anniversaries

Service Awards season is here! This year, the KS ‘ohana will celebrate the service anniversaries of 364 staffers serving Pauahi’s legacy for five to 55 years! Get the details on the upcoming Service Awards ceremonies and

June 28, 2017

What’s your real age?

Download the Sharecare app to discover your RealAge® and unlock personalized programs, resources and guidance to help you live a longer, healthier life!

June 09, 2017

Our Kakaʻako to celebrate SALT dedication with Hōkūleʻa homecoming and Night + Market

The mega block party slated for Saturday, June 17 from 5-10 PM will include ‘ono food, entertainment, Mālama Honua video highlights, and a special screening of Disney’s “Moana.”

April 04, 2017

New online system will streamline processes for KS program applicants

The system will serve as an online portal enabling KS program applicants to track their admissions and financial aid applications, fulfill their enrollment requirements, and view and make payments to their accounts.

March 30, 2017

Less red tape and more trust are reflected in revamped KS procedures

Airline upgrades, meal allowances and employee gifts are just some of the work-related issues whose processes were streamlined and simplified as part of the KS policies and procedures revamp.

January 31, 2017

Revamped Code of Conduct reflects KS values, purpose

KS trustees and executive leaders want to empower employees to make pono (proper) decisions, entrusting that they will align themselves with KS values before they act.