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Honouring Norman Rothman

Dear Community,

I would like to share with you, the eulogy I delivered at the funeral of our Founding Principal, Norman Rothman this week. Please see below:

As the current Principal of The King David School I wish to express my community’s enormous sadness at the passing of our founding Principal, Mr Norman Rothman.

As a past student of the School I want to also express my own personal sorrow at the loss of my own founding Principal. For my peers ...

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Nikki Green – Visual Arts and Jewish Life Collaboration

Nikki Green was welcomed at the Senior School as our Artist in Residence recently. She worked with both the Jewish Life and the Visual Arts departments to bring a fresh perspective to Visual Arts through a Jewish lens.

As an artist, Nikki draws on her Jewish cultural heritage to combine the spirit of the letter with the sense of sublime in the surrounding landscape. She worked with Hebrew letterforms and printmaking techniques to elicit amazing artworks from the Years 7, 8 ...

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Sporting Teams on a Roll!

Just when we thought our sporting winning streak had ended, our Year 8/9 Boys Basketball won their THIRD successive basketball championship in the EISM. The final game was a classic encounter playing against Bialik. Bialik did all they could which included bringing their entire Year 8/9 cohort to Orrong Romanis. The pressure got to our boys early as the scores were locked at 19-19 at the major break. The boys shifted gears in the second half and took home the ...

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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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Reflection and Renewal

Dear Community,

I recently had the pleasure of watching our Year 2 students perform the ancient ritual of blowing the shofar for our Prep students. Although the students were flushed and short of breath they clearly loved participating in this activity.

Throughout the Hebrew month of Elul the shofar is blown every day across the School. At a recent Grandparents and Special Friends’ Shabbat service David Opat, Vice Principal Student Wellbeing, characterised the shofar sounds as the Jewish alarm clock ...

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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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Sweet Victory for Girls Basketball Team

After going through their season undefeated, our Years 8/9 Girls Basketball won their EISM championship match, defeating Alphington 23-18.

The game was a nail biter as KDS found themselves down by three points late in the game. After a timeout, our girls went on a 6-0 run to storm home.

As an added twist, our team was missing its Year 9 students, who are all still away on camp. For the Grand Final, the team were joined by three Year 7s and ...

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Book Week – “Oh The Places You’ll Go”

What do Katniss Everdeen, Miss Trunchball, Percy Jackson, Mog the Forgetful Cat and Harry Potter have in common?

They were all on display at our Book Week Parade on Wednesday morning, one of the highlights of Book Week. David, AKA Miss Trunchball, read “Oh The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. It is an allegory about dreaming big and achieving great things. This was fitting because the theme of this year’s book week was Escape to Everywhere. The book showed what ...

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