Cutting Edge Science Programs

In mid-August last year, students from The King David School in partnership with the Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) represented Australia at the 2011 CanSat France. CanSat is a competition organised jointly by French space agency Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and French space science education organisation Planète Sciences.

This was the first time an Australian team competed in this highly regarded international competition. CanSat is a global challenge created to encourage student interest, involvement and excitement about Space, Science, ...

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From the Brink of Extinction to the Classroom

The King David School has entered into a partnership with Zoos Victoria in a world first conservation project. From over 100 applications we have been invited to join the fight to save the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect (LHISI).

Presumed extinct for the past 80 years, LHISI were once common on Lord Howe Island. Tragically, a supply ship ran aground there in 1918, releasing rats onto the island. Along with five species of birds, the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect had ...

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Book Launch

Recently, educationalists from schools across Melbourne involved in teaching Religion and Society as a VCE subject, gathered at the Rebecca Magid Centre, The King David School, to celebrate the launch of the textbook, Religion and Society, Units 1-4, published by Macmillan.

This textbook was written by our own Jewish Studies staff Shayndel Samuel and Damien Green who both teach VCE Religion and Society at Magid Institute. Michele Bernshaw (Principal) in her address at the launch said “ both Shayndel Samuel and ...

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Concern for Cancer

Year 6 students got Charity events of the year underway with a popular Magid Bake Sale. Year 3 and 4 students were first to be served as the boys raised money by selling cookies, muffins, tarts, fruit juice etc. Eager crowds jostled at lunchtime on the 24th of February to raise money for the McGrath Foundation to train breast care nurses in the community. In the photo we see Gai, Elijah, Ashley, Raphael and Shannon setting up their tables ...

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Cyber Bullying

Susan McLean, Australia’s foremost expert in the area of cyber safety and young people was invited to talk to Year 7, 8 and 9 students last week in the Kobritz Auditorium.
Susan was a member of Victoria Police for 27 years and is widely known as the “cyber cop”. She was the first Victoria Police Officer appointed to a position involving
Cybersafety and young people.

Susan’s vast knowledge and expertise in this area makes her a sought after presenter and advisor.

Susan ...

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Shabbat Shira

On 4 February, the Centre for Living Judaism hosted its inaugural Jewish Music Workshop. Over 30 participants came together to learn a few new melodies and to sing some old favourites. Attendees included rabbis, cantors, lay leaders and congregants representing all four Victorian Progressive Synagogues. The group included some of the most senior members of Melbourne’s Jewish music community, as well as a few younger folks, interested in an introduction to Jewish music and songleading. Also in attendance were members ...

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King David School's Robotics Team Golem

On Sunday 20th November a group of 4 boys from Years 8 and 9 participated in the FIRST LEGO League Victorian Championship held at Melbourne Grammar. Our King David School team, known as Team Golem, finished second from a total of 15 competing teams. The team was subsequently invited to participate in the Australian Championship held at Macquarie University in Sydney. Though the national competition was held on a Saturday, the organisers from Macquarie University were able to arrange for ...

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Yesh Israel Trip

By Justin Kanowitz

Yesh was a wonderful experience. The best parts were when we explored the natural surroundings and the environment, such as going to Kibbutz Lotan. There I saw how a tiny community in the middle of the Arava desert is trying to lessen the effects on their environment by reusing rubbish as building material for houses and using organic waste as fertilizer. We saw greenhouses in the middle of the desert which were producing A-grade food, turning sand into ...

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