Head of Senior School – Guy Evans
The final school stage of the journey of a King David School student occurs at the Magid Institute. The Magid Institute was purpose built to accommodate up to 280 Senior School students from Years 9–12. In Senior School students are encouraged to fulfil their learning and performance potential through a full range of curricula and co-curricular programs. Students are prepared for a successful move into further study, employment and the broader community. This is accomplished by maintaining excellent academic standards, retaining the traditional mutually supportive relationship with Judaism, fostering a caring atmosphere and establishing a sense of personal responsibility and self-esteem. Staff deliver interactive and collaborative teaching practices providing motivation for student learning. Students are treated as individuals and urged to achieve their personal best in an environment where equal opportunity is of paramount importance. There is a strong focus on values and character building throughout the King David School and explicit teaching of positive values, attitudes and behaviours. Teachers maximise incidental opportunities to talk about values and the relevance of these to everyday situations.
Senior School is specifically focused to provide students with a pre-tertiary experience. Year 10 students can opt to include a number of VCE 1&2 Units in their subject selections. This provides students with an insight into the demands of VCE Units 3&4, one year before their full involvement in the statewide external assessment. It also provides the opportunity for suitably qualified students to undertake University level subjects during Year 12. These strategies are designed to allow students to maximise their VCE scores and to gain familiarity with the structure of University and/or TAFE courses. Currently our students can choose from over thirty VCE subjects on-campus. King David achieves strong VCE results and is consistently ranked within the top ten academic schools in Victoria.