Gaining Insights

A visit to Guide Dogs Victoria was an important step in helping Kinder students to empathise with people who are blind.

They gained some valuable information on the special jobs the guide dogs perform. The children had a turn at trying to do a puzzle without looking to see how tricky life can be without sight. The most enjoyable part was meeting Annie, the training guide dog and the little puppy.

Meeting Annie ...

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Australian FIRST Robotics Competition

Team Melbourne

For 10 of our Science students, the opportunity to compete in Australia’s inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), in Sydney recently was a huge opportunity. Known as “Team Melbourne” they worked tirelessly over many weeks together with Science teacher Milorad Cerovac as well as with university and BAE Systems (a global leader in advanced defence, security and aerospace systems) mentors to build a sophisticated robot that plays a re-vamped form of ...

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Young Thinkers

The 2012 Victorian Primary School Philosothon was held at the National Gallery of Victoria on Friday 22 June.

50 students participated from 5 schools:  The King David School, Mentone Girls Grammar, Brunswick East Primary School, Lloyd Street Primary School and Dandenong West Primary School.

Our wonderful King David ‘Philosophers’, Ariella, Jordan, Jessica from Year 4,  Maddie, Benji, Reena from Year 5 and Chelsea, Elijah, Tess and Joshua from Year 6 joined the 5 ...

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Year 11/12 School Formal

A breeze of excitement swept through the air as the eager year 11 and 12s strode into school on the Thursday morning. Class went by quickly with mutters of preparations and “whose wearing what” conversations. The students were dismissed at 2:05 precisely and in a disciplined manner exited the school premises in order to prepare for the upcoming occasion.

Students arrived at the Lincoln garbed in elegant clothes, arriving in limousines, stretch ...

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A Rare Transit of Venus

On Wednesday 6th June our nearest planetary neighbour Venus, passed across the face of the Sun in what is known as a transit. Such an astronomical event is rare, and made for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those senior King David School students that had the chance to observe the 2012 transit of Venus. Using an 8-inch reflecting telescope fitted with a special solar filter, students were able to track ...

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Genetech 2012

On Thursday, 24 May, 10 students from  Years 10 and 11 were invited to attend “Genetech 2012” at the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) in Parkville.

These students participated in a series of workshops and lectures which looked at Breaking the Code. Our students successfully tested and identified a pathogenic strain of bacteria from a hospital patient, used bioinformatics to locate and classify the gene mutation responsible for the genetic ...

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New School Uniform is Launched

Our new School uniform has finally arrived!   The Uniform Shop is taking bookings for fittings over the next week and thereafter normal shop hours resume and parents can obtain the uniform during those hours. Southwick families can make appointments with Jennifer for fittings.

Samples of the new uniform are on display in the Uniform Shop.

For all inquiries regarding appointments please contact the Uniform Shop on 9529 5277.

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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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