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Project Based Learning – Year 7

Throughout the ins and outs of life you rarely get to look at a question and think. Luckily, this year the Year 7 students were able to get an opportunity to explore a deep question for ourselves.

First we had a week of seminars, mini-projects and talks from entrepreneurs, including Morgan Hipworth of Bistro Morgan (we even got to try his famous donuts). We then had a week of answering a big driving question. This year the driving question was ‘How ...

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Junior School Kibbutz Program

This week, Year 1 students took part in an enhanced Kibbutz program, which incorporates the cycle from seed to table and teaches our students about food sustainability and nutrition.

Under the guidance of a qualified horticulturalist and the classroom teacher, the students plant, tend, reap and eat a range of fresh fruit and vegetables. Each student appreciates the process of plant and vegetable growth. Through this program the students have the opportunity to learn responsibility, commitment, compromise and other teamwork skills. ...

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A Message to our VCE Graduates

Dear Community,

I would like to share with you a summary of the message I offered at the Presentation Evening this week.

Around 20 years ago in 1996 just 4% of Australian households had access to the internet. 10 years ago the world as we knew it was altered with the release of the first iPhone. Since then smartphone and internet use have become so ubiquitous that recent studies show that next year there will be more devices worldwide than people.

Now that ...

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Maia Loeffler – Top Artist!

Congratulations to Maia Loeffler, (Year 12) who has been shortlisted for Top Arts 2018. Top Arts presents exceptional work from students who have completed Art or Studio Arts as part of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). The exhibition celebrates the outstanding achievements of Victoria’s most gifted young artists, whose work crosses a diverse range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture and multimedia.

Maia explored the theme of Mother Nature as a symbol of nurturing, motherhood and femininity this year in ...

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The Hidden Curriculum

Dear Community,

Albert Einstein famously stated that “time is an illusion”. Yet it is this illusory concept that forms the most hotly contested and the most important consideration that exists in a School. How we carve up our time over the 40 school weeks is the most vital determinant in shaping the students’ outcomes and experience.

Communal expectation of the learning areas that schools should cover has grown significantly. In addition to the traditional curriculum, there is now an expectations ...

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Great Sportsmanship

The Junior School Inter-House Athletics Gala held last Friday was an action packed day with great sportsmanship on display .

Well done to all students who supported their teams and cheered each other on as they tried hard to achieve their personal bests. Thank you to all the staff and parents and the KDSPA for hosting a delicious cafe. Final House scores: Negev 3198,
Kinneret 2488, Galil 2465 and Arava 2300

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Generous Community Spirit

Dear Community,

This Sunday was Mitzvah Day. This is a worldwide phenomenon that sees members of the Jewish Community in each of 21 different countries come together on one day to focus on a worthy social justice initiative.

This Mitzvah Day I was privileged to witness and participate in the generous spirit of our community and was inspired to be ever more grateful for the privileges we are able to offer our students at this School.

This year King David partnered with Kogo ...

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Kabbalat Torah – Expressing Jewish Identity

Tuesday evening was a wonderfully creative celebration of our Year 7 students and their challenge to become part of a community.

Over the last 14 weeks, each Year 7 students worked as part of a group to create a project that expressed the collective Jewish identity of their cohort. Students elected to work in one modality of personal interest: drama, dance, photography, public speaking, cooking, sport, music, technology, art, tzeddakah and more. Meeting every two weeks, with the guidance of a ...

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Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Nominations

Our Years 9 -12 production of A Chorus Line has been acknowledged with nominations from the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Junior Sector 2017!

We would like to congratulate both students and staff who have been nominated in five categories – Best Direction, Best Musical Direction, Junior Male in a Leading Role (Danny Trakman, Year 12), Junior Female in a Leading Role (Hannah Cohen, Year 12) and Junior Female in a Supporting Role (Maddie Meltzer (Year 10).

The King David School is ...

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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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