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Dear Community,

Last Sunday our Yr 8 students and accompanying staff returned from an exhilarating and meaningful experience in the Northern Territory on our inaugural indigenous camp. The group spent time in Jabiru, Kakadu and Darwin and were hosted by the Mirarr people who are the traditional Aboriginal (Bininj) owners of much of the north-east of Kakadu National Park and parts of Western Arnhem Land.

When the Federal government initiated the Australian Curriculum there was an acknowledgment that every Australian student has ...

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A Chorus Line – SENSATIONAL!

Three flawless performances of A Chorus Line, our Senior School Musical, were delivered this week and belied the hard work and dedication of literally months of planning and rehearsals. Laura Rickhuss, in her Director’s note said the show is about “dignity and the courage with which each dancer stands ‘on the line’ waiting for a voice to decide their fate”.

This phenomenally successful show was created more than 40 years ago and has dance very much at its core. Our students ...

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Year 8 Indigenous Experience in Jabiru

Year 8 students had an incredibly enriching camp experience, travelling to the Kakadu and Jabiru areas in the Northern Territory. Students participated in four learning streams designed to provide learning in arts, technology, sport and the environment. The program also provided a cultural exchange opportunity with the Mirarr students through engagement across all these learnings, both at the Jabiru Area School and the Djidbidjidbi College. To watch a video from the camp, please click HERE. Below is a student ...

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A Meaningful Lag B’Omer

Lag B’Omer – the thirty-third day of the Omer. This holiday commemorates the day a plague ended in which thousands of Rabbi Akiba’s students died. Rabbi Akiba helped to teach the Jewish people the right way to be friendly, kind and caring. The warmth and light Rabbi Akiba offered to the people is why we celebrate with the warmth and light of the bonfire. The Omer (from Pesach to Shavuot) is traditionally observed as a period of mourning. However, the ...

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Insights

Dear Community,

I am sure that many of you have seen the wonderful cartoon of a chimpanzee, a penguin, an elephant, a fish, a seal and a dog standing in a line in front of a man who says, “For a fair selection everyone has to take the same exam: please, climb that tree.”

Gaining a thorough understanding of student progress presents challenges in an era where learning experiences are increasingly individualised and our appreciation of student advancement is far more sophisticated ...

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Shaving Cream is a Learning Tool!

To celebrate the end of the ‘SCRIPT WRITING’ unit students in Year 2 practised their knowledge of the letters using shaving cream. Students grouped the letters by direction of writing. They also practised writing their names and engaged in other spelling activities involving unfamiliar vocabulary. This activity allowed the students to experience different textures and enhance their fine motor skills.

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Show Some Respect

Earlier this week, Year 9 students enjoyed a performance from the Class Act Theatre company on the topic of respectful relationships. We often find that Year 9 students are beginning to face tough choices to make, questions to ask, and quite sensitive issues to deal with, as part of growing up and becoming an adult.

Two performers took students on a journey through the eyes of fellow young people dealing with typical teenage issues such as setting boundaries, gender stereotypes, bullying ...

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Dancing the Flamenco

Last Thursday, Senior Kindergarten enjoyed an incredible excursion in the warm comfort of the Kobritz Hall!

Asher’s Mum Dana joined us for a dancing activity. She started off the session with a meditation which included the moon and stars, which somehow led into a ninja turtle dance! Afterward, we went on a pretend plane to Spain to experience a different form of dance: the flamenco!

Gan Rimon buckled up their seatbelts, and away we flew away. When we arrived in the city, ...

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Dear Community,

“To the person at King David that reads this, you are not alone, you are loved, everyone is weird, everyone is different. There is a whole world out there.”

This is the inscription written on a copy of the new book Finding Nevo that will be placed in the School library. The author of this book, Nevo Zisin, is a King David alumnus, an activist and a fearless advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Nevo’s story is an incredibly powerful and ...

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Maccabiah Torch Arrives at KDS

Alida Lipton who is travelling to the Maccabiah Games in Israel as a manager for the Junior Boys Basketball Team proudly brought the Maccabiah torch to the School today during the Years 9-12 Mifgash assembly.

The Maccabiah Games (the Jewish Olympics) is the world’s largest Jewish athletic competition and takes place every four years in Israel. This year marks the 20th Maccabiah and in July, the event will host about 10,000 athletes from more than 80 countries.

The Australian athletes have been ...

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