Insights

Finding student voice

Nelson Mandela famously posited that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” At King David, we are acutely aware that while we need to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to succeed, this will mean little if it is not accompanied by deep-set values that …

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Online Safety Act

The revolution in access to information and capacity to communicate that has flowed from the invention and widespread adoption of the internet, social media and mobile technology has altered the way we live our lives in nearly every area imaginable. We have reaped incredible benefits in health, leisure, education, commerce and in our standard of …

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Israel’s political quagmire

In the coming week, Israel is expected to affirm its new governing coalition. This “Change Bloc” has brought together representatives from disparate ideologies and groups within Israeli society with a shared purpose to initiate a change of the status quo of rolling elections without a clear majority and to replace Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister, Bibi …

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Embracing reconciliation

This coming week we are marking National Reconciliation Week at King David. While the lockdown has impacted some of our activities, we will still strive to ensure that meaningful learning is achieved on this important topic. During this time we aim to offer age-appropriate opportunities for our students to deeply engage with ideas around Australia’s …

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Love and peace

The deterioration of the tense political situation in Israel into full scale conflict has been deeply upsetting for all in our community. This has been compounded by unprecedented heartbreaking scenes of violence between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel in cities and towns previously celebrated for their coexistence. The constant barrage of rockets and mortars …

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