Helen Lanmoy Apo, Popular Teacher, 1909.


Miss Helen Lanmoy Apo died of typhoid fever last Sunday morning, December 12, 1888, in Iao Valley, Wailuku, Maui. She attended the Kamehameha School for girls, and was graduated from there two years ago. She received a teachers’ certificate from the Honolulu Normal School last June, and was appointed teacher in the public school of Lahaina, Maui, in September. Continue reading

Kamehameha Alumni to build building in honor of Ida M. Pope, 1919.


Work to build a building as a home for the girls is being planned, and this building will be a memorial to Miss Ida M. Pope who served as the first principal of the Kamehameha School for girls for twenty years.

At the last work meeting of the Kamehameha Alumni Association which met last Saturday, the association decided to build a memorial to the woman who put effort in and worked for the good of Hawaiian girls, and gave the past 20 years of her life working at the school. Continue reading

Kamehameha Girls’ School Art Week, 1941.

Art Week Celebrated

FINISHING TOUCHES—Amelia Kaopua, president of the Kamehameha School for Girls’ student body, yesterday put finishing touches on her landscape preparatory to its entry in the Art Week show. Art Week began yesterday and will continue through Friday under the direction of Miss Evelyn Erickson, art instructor. (Advertiser Photo). Continue reading

E o, e ka wahine hele la o Kaiona! 1894.

Day of Remembrance for the Chiefess Pauahi.

This past Wednesday was a grand day indeed on the campus of the Kamehameha Schools, as usual. In the early morning the students went together upon large buses, as banners waved and the instruments of their band sounded, along with flowers and greenery, they maneuvered the roads headed to the Royal mausoleum in the uplands of Maunaala. Continue reading

Kamehameha School for Girls, 50th Anniversary, 1944.


By Betty Yim

Featuring the education of the Hawaiian people from early times up to the present day, an historical pageant of authenticly staged scenes with more than 100 characters climaxed the celebration of the founding of the Kamehameha Schools for Girls.

Three performances were given, on Wednesday, December 6, for students; the others on Friday, December 8, for parents and guests and Saturday, December 9, for alumnae and alumni. Continue reading

Kamehameha Schools new year, 1947.

Students at Kamehameha

There are 24 children from Hawaii Island who are students at the Boys School, and their names are below:

Richard Akiona, Donald E. Auld, Edmund Char, Joseph Hao, Andrew Kahili, John Kalua, Charles L. Kama, Abe Kamakawiwoole, Herman Keala, William Keohuloa, Edward L. Kukahiko, Donald Lindsey, James Mersberg, Calvin K. Naipo, John Payne, John Peiper and Printon Pollack, Theodore Richardson, William Rondenhurst, Reider Smith, William Smith, Gustavus M. Supe, Kenneth Tamanaha and Clifford Victorine.

There are about 984 students in the three schools of Kamehameha; 329 at the primary school, and 59 of them have entered that school for the first time.

In the Girls’ School, there are 240, and 54 of them are new students. There is one student at the girls’ school from Niihau, and she is the first of the girls to enter that school from Niihau.

In the Boys’ School, there are 415 and 120 are new students. This is the greatest number of students in the schools of Kamehameha; it is 50 more students than the year past.

These are only children who are each of Hawaiian blood.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 10/1/1947, p. 1)

Na Haumana Ma Kamehameha

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XLI, Number 12, Aoao 1. Okatoba 1, 1947.


Kamehameha Schools Song Contest, yesterday and today, 1944 / 2014.

[Found under: “News From Boys, Girls Kamehameha School”]


People who enjoy Hawaiian music have expressed the desire to know the meanings of the Hawaiian songs. Translations of the two prize songs to be used in the Kamehameha School for Girls’ song contest to be held on February 13, appear below.

Mrs Mary Kawena Pukui, translator at the Bishop Museum and director of Hawaiian activities at the Kamehameha Preparatory School, has translated the songs.

The junior division prize song is Pa’au’au Waltz. Selected for the senior division prize song is Lei Awapuhi.

Translation of Lei Awapuhi

I hear the voice of a loved one say
Let me pluck and wear the flower
To string a lei for my leaf bud to wear
My love was strongly attracted
To the choicest flower that ever bloomed
Let me, darling, string it into a lei,
O let your ginger lei be mine. Continue reading

Royal Hawaiian Band headed to America, 1906.


The picture below is of the Royal Hawaiian Band [Bana Alii Hawaii], famous here in the Hawaiian Archipelago, but there will be a small change, that being, this band will head to America in the month of June, and will stay there during the months of July and August, and will have two lady singers, which will be the entire band as is desired. Continue reading

Fifty years of Kamehameha School for Girls, 1944.

Jubilee Reached

On this past Sabbath, there was held a huge party in Honolulu, to commemorate the Jubilee of the establishment of the Kamehameha School for Girls.

The Girls’ school was built in 1894, and there are three of the girls from the school who graduated in 1897 still living, Continue reading

Kamehameha School for Girls new school year, 1898.


This school will be in session again starting next Monday, and so all students are requested to assemble when school opens. Imua, O Hawaiian girls, strive to be educated so that there will be good parents in the future of this Nation. Here forth this is a Nation of the English Language. Therefore, be patient and don’t give up. There is a lot of time not given to learning, and only a limited time allotted for learning; once this is over, it will be too late.

(Kuokoa, 9/2/1898, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVII, Helu 35, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 2, 1898.