Insights

The power of passion

There is a Japanese proverb which reads “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” Perhaps this year – more than ever before – the enormous value of our teachers has been made apparent to us all. Throughout the lockdown period there have been countless episodes of parents …

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Insights – we assess what we value and we value what we assess

Over the past few weeks our VCE students have been conducting their final examinations. I have been enormously impressed by the positivity, focus and purpose demonstrated by this year’s students who have been challenged in so many ways throughout 2020. Nonetheless, our students seem to be studying hard, completing many practice exams and striving to …

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Emerging Jewish identity

Our goal at King David is to provide our students with a meaningful, holistic Jewish education that feels relevant and provides a positive connection with their emerging sense of identity. In the areas of Jewish life and learning this is done through providing a mix of explicit, implicit and experiential models of education which allow …

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The Age of Insecurity

Ordinarily, we would be beginning Term 4 by hosting our students for meals and experiences in our school sukkot. Unfortunately, due to Distance Learning, this year only our ELC students have been able to partake in this annual tradition during the chag. The festival of Sukkot is one that resonates deeply with the values of …

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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 genuine and immediate impact on …

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