Welcome!

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, student wellbeing, and creative thinking skills for the future.

Marc Light, Principal

Principal's Welcome

Bruchim Habaim and welcome to The King David School.

Our School offers the finest education, equipping our students with the key attributes, skills and knowledge to thrive in the world that they will graduate into. This is achieved in a warm and caring environment in which each student is cherished and recognised for who they are. We focus on fostering our students’ self-confidence and emotional intelligence, supporting them to strive for excellence and use their achievements to create a better world around them.

Our students are immersed in joyous Jewish Life experiences which are delivered in a non-judgmental manner, fully acknowledging, and indeed celebrating, the diversity which is so fundamental to our School community. When you enrol your child at King David, you don’t just join a school, rather, you become part of a thriving community. I urge you to give your child the greatest gift of all – the blessing of a King David education.

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From 18 months, our Early Learning Centre offers play-based learning experiences with a focus on developing executive function skills and a love of Jewish traditions.

From Prep to Year 5, our students develop a love of learning with strong foundation skills and the opportunity to ask questions and challenge themselves in a safe and nurturing environment.

In Years 6 to 12, students become independent learners with a focus on creativity and collaboration. Students are encouraged to explore their passions with an extensive range of co-curricular opportunities.

With an emphasis on the importance of thinking skills, King David’s approach to education is based on educational neuroscience with the aim of maximising student engagement at all stages of their learning.

King David welcomes families from a diverse range of Jewish backgrounds. A highly engaging and interactive Jewish Life program throughout the School provides students with the tools to help them decide how they would like to live their Jewish lives.

Emotional intelligence, friendship and the importance of mindfulness are a focus for students across the whole school with dedicated wellbeing classes in every year level.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Finalist – Best Student Wellbeing Program

The King David School is a finalist in the Australian Education Awards 2020 for Best Student Wellbeing Program. This award recognises the most outstanding program or initiative developed by a school in Australia to improve student health and wellbeing. The

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Students acting in the drama production Meshuga Primary

The Junior School Presents Meshuga Primary

Our Year 3, 4 and 5 students present Meshuga Primary – it’s not your ordinary school. Shmuley has come to visit Meshuga Primary – and slowly learns that life is different here. At Meshuga Primary we encourage imagination, actively make

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Year 12 students pose for their school photo

Mazal tov VCE students!

Mazal tov to our VCE students who performed extraordinarily well. 7% of our students achieved 99 or above placing them in the top 1% of the State 31% achieved 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the

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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.

A huge thank you

With an enormous flurry of activity, our school year is drawing to a close. Given the array of camps, drama festivals, graduation ceremonies, Kadima days and excursions that we are undertaking, I am sure that our students will be suitably exhausted by the middle of next week. We are very

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Honouring our connections with First Nations peoples

On December 6 1938, Yorta Yorta man, William Cooper, famously led a march from his home to the German Consulate in Melbourne to deliver a protest letter about the Nazi attrocities that occurred in Germany a month earlier on Kristalnacht.   This unprecedented and brave show of morality marks a model

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Stories of resilience

There was a brief moment at a School Council meeting towards the end of 2020 when one of our Council members highlighted that we had not raised the COVID-19 emergency during our discussions that evening. It was a remarkable signal of the positivity and optimism we felt at the time

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