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 student wellbeing, academic excellence 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.

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 student wellbeing, academic excellence 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.

discover king david

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.

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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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Rosh Hashanah festival in the Junior School

Junior School students enjoyed an amazing virtual Rosh Hashanah festival yesterday, exploring themes of Rosh Hashanah through craft, song, stories, discussion, and construction. They were engaged in Jewish experiential learning drawing on their creativity and prompting reflection and debate. The

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Passion for Thinking in Year 8

This week Year 8 celebrated the culmination of their term’s work in a virtual Passion for Thinking evening. After several weeks of planning, research and design of a website portfolio, our Year 8 students presented their Passion for Thinking (P4T)

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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.

Hopeful beginnings of a better tomorrow

As we come to the end of one of the most challenging terms we have experienced, it is a great time to reflect on our hopes for the new year ahead. One of the unexpected corollaries of the disruption created for KDS during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the way

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Our collective sacrifices

Like many of you I spent some of last Sunday watching the Premier’s press conference explaining the roadmap from lockdown. It struck me that yet another extraordinary feature of this already bizarre year has been the way that much of the information presented at government press conferences has had a

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“Life after Lockdown”

This week we hosted our first KDS Connect Alumni webinar. We were privileged to have one of Australia’s best-credentialed journalists and popular ABC radio hosts, Raf Epstein, in conversation with Professor Sharon Lewin who is one of the leading infectious diseases physicians and a former Melburnian of the Year. Raf

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