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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Exploring the meaning of Shavuot

The Junior School celebrated Shavuot today by exploring the Luchot Habrit ( the two tablets containing the 10 commandments ), Shivat Haminim (7 species) and Zman Matan Torateinu (the giving of the Torah ) at

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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.

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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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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