World Philosophy Day

The Junior School celebrated their first ever ‘World Philosophy Day’ (WPD) this week.  This special day commenced in the Kobritz Hall with an assembly and the introduction of our special Philosophers, Marc Light, Russell Kaplan and David Opat.  We were thrilled to have hosted Philosopher Emmanuel Skoutas who facilitated a variety of Philosophical ‘Community Of Inquiries’ during the day.  Our young Philosophers enjoyed a wonderful day full of thinking, investigating questioning, learning and most importantly, fun! We all dressed for the occasion ...

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Passion for Thinking – The Power of One

On Wednesday evening Year 8 students showcased their Passion For Thinking presentations. This initiative allows students to investigate and develop a project based on their own passions. There is no question that when you give students the freedom to choose what and how they want to study a topic, you are going to have successful processes and outcomes and foster a love of learning.

Based on previous years, staff had high expectations. We were amazed this year by the diversity and ...

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Centennial Commemoration of the Battle of Beersheba

On Tuesday this week, Year 9DG students visited the Shrine, for the centennial commemoration of the Battle of Beersheba. This was an opportunity to pay our respects to the troops of this significant battle of World War One. It was an eventful ceremony that featured the horses from the light horse division, who were key in the battle, the State Governor of Victoria, members of the Australian Defence Force and the Victorian Mounted Police.

Two of our class members Max Sandler ...

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Kids Teaching Kids Conference

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the sustainability committee visited Melbourne University and Collingwood Childrens Farm for the 2017 Melbourne Water, kids teaching kids conference.

Our main highlights were learning about water, pollution and frogs habitats. We loved learning about frogs and their habitats so much that we are hopefully going to add a frog pond into the School.

We did so many wonderful workshops which taught us loads of facts and ideas about the environment. It was so much fun and ...

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Celebrating Diwali at Pre-School

Our Pre-School children were entertained by Akshita, Ling, Daniel and Cristina as they acted out the story and history behind Diwali.

A good man called Rama was married to a beautiful princess called Sita. They had been banished to live in the forest with his brother, Lakshman, by his stepmother, as she wanted her son to be King. Ravana, The King with ten heads, heard of Sita’s beauty and goodness and planned to kidnap her. By magic, he conjured up a ...

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The ABC’s of Learning

To celebrate our completion of learning the letters and sounds of the alphabet, the students dressed up to represent a letter of the alphabet. The students baked cookies in the shape of their initials and participated throughout the day in Literacy activities.

The Year 4 Buddies also shared in the celebration by reading alphabet books to the Preps. The students in Prep are now all able to read at their level and excitedly listened to stories and read to each ...

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Artists of the Future Inspire at Art KDS Festival

What better way to nurture the talents of our future Visual Artists than create an Art Festival to support them?

On Sunday 10 September, the inaugural ARTKDS Festival and Ten Thousand Hours exhibition will celebrate both established and future artists in an afternoon of art shows, creative activities and valuable fundraising. KDS families, friends and art lovers from across Melbourne are invited to an afternoon of gourmet food, live music, roaming entertainment and art exhibitions from 12pm to 4pm at the ...

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Life Skills Learned on Year 9 Camp

On Friday 11 August the Year 9 cohort began the memorable journey to their extended camp. Coming into mental and physical challenges everyone was excited and pumped to begin the camp. Our first Shabbat as a whole year level began with great energy as we had Netzer Youth movement leaders join us in a few services reflecting the true Jewish culture we hold at KDS.

We then set off for 5 nights hiking and tenting in the coldest conditions recorded in ...

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Enhancing Gross Motor Skills with Fitness

On Wednesday 30 August, Junior Kindergarten took part in the Gecko Sports program! We travelled by bus to Princes Park’s DC Bricker Hall to participate in a fun fitness program designed to develop our childrens’ gross motor skills whilst incorporating fitness, leadership, confidence and teamwork. Ollie and Kim were our fun instructors who guided the children in obstacle courses, poison ball, balloon games and more. The children had the best time and came back absolutely exhausted!

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Senior Kinder are Stars on Shabbat

Senior Kindergarten celebrated Kabbalat Shabbat with grandparents and special friends today. David Opat led the beautiful Shabbat service and Jake, our Jewish Experiential Educator accompanied on the guitar. The children beamed with delight when they recited the brachot and sang the Shabbat songs. The atmosphere was full of smiles and proud grandparents. At the end, the children gave their guests handmade Magen David picture frames which we are sure will kept for ever as a memento of this special event.

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