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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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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Two Year 9 students perform their slam poetry at Artivism - art for social change.

Year 9 Present: Artivism

As part of their Nitzan program, this week our Year 9 students presented Artivism – art for social change. Raising funds for Magen David Adom, families heard slam poetry, bought

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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.

Engaging and enriching our Middle School

The middle years of schooling are often characterised as a challenging time for learning. Students at this stage tend to be developing a stronger sense of their identity and typically experience an imperative to prioritise their social world above their studies. Over these years, they often transition to seeing their

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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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