Welcome! Bruchim Habaim

We invite you to discover for yourself why more families are choosing King David.

With core values of inclusivity, egalitarianism and social justice, King David students thrive in a warm and caring educational environment with a focus on academic excellence, strong Jewish identity, student wellbeing, and creative thinking skills for the future.

Principal's Welcome

Bruchim Habaim and welcome to The King David School.
Schooling is an integral part of our lives, establishing the foundation for our future success. I am proud that at King David, we prepare our students to thrive in the world they will graduate into, ensuring they are collaborative, critical and creative thinkers. Our values of inclusivity, egalitarianism, and social justice ensure that students develop emotional intelligence. Students are encouraged to use their achievements to create a better Australia.

From celebrating our Chagim (holidays) to debating Jewish ethics to researching Jewish history, our students experience Judaism as a rich and moving tradition that is relevant to their lives. Our Jewish Life team facilitates hands-on learning that strengthens our students' Jewish and Zionist identities.

As you look on the website, I encourage you to discover our educational philosophy and the extraordinary opportunities on offer both in and out of the classroom. From exceptional outdoor education, to musicals, debating, coding contests and more, our students are able to challenge themselves in a range of environments.

Our School's founders, Isador Magid AO and Rabbi Dr John Levi AC, stand as role models for our students and teachers alike by virtue of their dedication to learning and enlightenment. The school environment they created continues to this day, promoting critical inquiry, positive relationships and the embracing of difference.

It is a privilege to lead Australia's only Progressive Jewish school. I invite you to book a tour and learn more about the King David difference.

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A Year 8 student and two King David staff members stand with Ellen from Mazon Australia with boxes of food they are donating to help feed the hungry.

Helping the hungry with Mazon

In the lead up to Shavuot, students and staff at the Magid Campus bought non-perishable foods and toiletries to donate to Mazon Australia. Mazon Australia contributes to alleviating food insecurity in

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Four Prep students are wearing King David school uniform and smiling at each other. They are happy to be at school.

Our generous community

Our community came together to fundraise for school programs and scholarships for our annual Giving Day this Wednesday. We reached our fundraising goal – our Giving Day this week raised

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Principal's Blog

Each week our Principal, Marc Light shares his insights into current events and educational pedagogy, highlighting how these inform the educational programs and culture at The King David School.

Insights: Equipping staff to support our students

Last Friday our staff participated in our annual Student Wellbeing Conference which was made possible thanks to the Debbie Stach Memorial Fund. The conference involves targeted professional development which is focused on supporting our staff to best meet the wellbeing needs of our students. Our school prioritises the wellbeing of

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The power of family stories

One of the precious items I possess is a tape-recording of an interview I conducted with my late grandfather, Kurt Lippmann, in which he detailed his story of escape from Hamburg, Germany in the lead up to the Shoah. In a peculiarity of the old cassette technology, the recording has

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Our uplifting and abiding spirit of community

Last Sunday we hosted the classes of 2004, 2014 and 2019 for their 20, 10 and 5 year reunions. The event was well attended by alumni and current and former staff who were very eager to come together and reminisce. To open the event, David Opat, our Vice Principal Student

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