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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Two Year 5 students are looking at the camera and smiling. They are wearing King David school uniforms. They are against a yellow and white backgroun with Hebrew words. They are advertising Connect Day on 20 June 2024

Connect Day

Current Year 5 students attending any school are invited to experience a day at King David on Thursday 20 June. Connect Day provides a social

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King David Discovery Tours

We know that choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will make on behalf of your child. Discover for yourself the King David difference on our Discovery Tours.

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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.

Calling out Anti-Zionism

A cursory analysis of the content of our liturgy, poetry and history identifies that the relationship with Zion is at the heart of the Jewish religion. Many of our prayers, our common cultural conventions and significant archeological findings attest to the multilayered, complex and ancient connection between the Jewish people

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Improving emotional health

“Think about your children when they’re in their 20s, what do you hope for?” This question was posed by Dr Marc Brackett to the audience at his talk this week at The King David School entitled ‘Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Raising Happy, Healthy and Successful Kids’. Dr Brackett has

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The importance of bearing witness

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” These words by Nobel Laureate, Eli Wiesel, capture the essence of memorialisation of the Shoah.  This week we commemorated Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day. In moving t’kasim (ceremonies) we honoured the victims and heard powerful testimony from a Holocaust survivor. In the

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