Students Compete in Engineering Challenge

Last Friday a team of Systems Engineering students from The King David School participated in the University of Melbourne Engineering Challenge known as The Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest. Coordinated by the Melbourne School of Engineering, this contest is a celebration of the 4Cs: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

At a time when Australia’s educators are urged to prepare students for jobs that do not yet exist, it is these four specific skills that are critical to achieving this objective. The ...

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Senior Students Make a Difference

On Tuesday, the Year 11 Youth in Philanthropy team set out for their Presentation Evening at the Melbourne Town Hall. Each of the 40+ schools delivered a report outlining the charities that they visited and explained how they allocated $10,000 among their assigned charities. Catherine Brown, a member of the Lord Mayor’s Committee, said in her address to the students, “This program deals with real people, real charities and real money”.

Daniel and Amanda superbly delivered the report on behalf of ...

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Shalom to our new Madrichim!

Our Israeli Madrichim have arrived. Maian, Roni, Tal and Aviv herald from different parts of Israel, with family heritages stretching from Iraq, Russia, Poland and Argentina.

Each day this week has seen the Jewish Life office transformed into a hub of games, activity, nana tey (mint tea), sheshbesh (backgammon), music, taki (like Uno) and more. This forms the centre of the Senior School’s Festival Yisrael.

Over the weekend, the madrichim joined the Year 9s at camp, working with Netzer madrichim to provide ...

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Fertummelt Fairy Tales – Magical!

Fertummelt Fairy Tales (fertummelt is Yiddish for “mixed up”), performed by our Years 3 to 5 students this week, provided our students with a unique learning and performance opportunity. The theme of Fertummelt Fairy Tales was based on the notion that Fairy Tales are immediately accessible to everyone at any age. We have all shared in the joy and magic of being swept away to far off kingdoms. However, not all fairy tales were created equal. In her Director’s note, ...

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Child Restraint Safety Program

Children at Pre-School are being introduced to an educational program on Child Restraint Safety. Last week the Pre-Kinder children were introduced to the story ‘Click Clack Bucked In Your Booster Seat.’ This engaging storybook aims to encourage children to learn and have conversations about being a safe passenger. Over the next month, all of the children will be encouraged to sit in their booster seat and buckle up.

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A Wide Range of Opportunities

Dear Community,

I often meet parents and grandparents at school events and tours who make comments such as, “I wish I was going through school today”. There is no doubt that the opportunities that are available to our students provide for new and different types of learning that were not available to previous generations.

Our attitude to education is one that acknowledges our responsibility to extend beyond the core curriculum and to provide a wide range of life experiences that foster the ...

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Year 5s Visit World Class Research Centre

After three years of participating in the Step-a-thon initiative, The King David School has raised almost $15,000. As a reward, a group of our Year 5 students were invited to the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute to see how the money they helped raise is being put to good use.

On Wednesday, our students arrived at the MCRI absolutely buzzing with excitement. The students noticed that everything at the MCRI appeared meticulously planned, inspired by science and full of fun! The walls ...

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Our Students Excel on Snow Camp and Snowsports Competitions

Our inaugural inter-year-level Ski Camp was a great experience for the students who participated. The snow has been rated the best at Buller in two decades. It was a treat to go on runs which were rarely open. Year 6 student Jason recalled that “it was the best day of my life”.

Damien Green, Senior School teacher who attended the camp with the students, noted “the students progressed rapidly through their levels, many starting with little or no experience. Watching students ...

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Artistic Talent and Integrity Rewarded

The B’nai B’rith 22nd Annual Jewish Youth Art Competition 2017 award ceremony was held last Sunday, August 6 at the Glen Eira Arts Complex Art Gallery. This event is a great forum for showcasing the creative talents of Jewish students in the 11 – 18 age group. The exhibition this year had a very large selection of artworks from all of the Jewish schools in Victoria.

The exhibition was opened by Sonia Payes, a prize winning artist, sculptor and photographer and ...

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A Cultural Experience in Kinder

This week we celebrated India Day in Kinder in support of the annual fundraiser the Senior School has hosted for the ‘Sewing the Seeds’, a women’s empowerment initiative in India. The children participated in many different activities, starting with making roti bread. The children took turns mixing the flour and water to make a dough. Then they each flattened out their roti to cook in the pan. It was delicious!

Each class also participated in making sand art mandalas. These small ...

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