Prep to Year 2 Students Welcome in Shabbat with Family

The words of Lecha Dodi sang out across the Junior School as Prep to Year 2 students shared their weekly Shabbat celebrations with adoring grandparents and special friends. Prep students have learned a great deal about Shabbat this year so far and included a reflection on ” why I love Shabbat” today. Year 1 students demonstrated their knowledge of Mitzvot with a focus on how to give Tzedakah and what Shabbat should feel like. Year 2 shared their exceptional ...

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A Meaningful Lag B’Omer

Lag B’Omer – the thirty-third day of the Omer. This holiday commemorates the day a plague ended in which thousands of Rabbi Akiba’s students died. Rabbi Akiba helped to teach the Jewish people the right way to be friendly, kind and caring. The warmth and light Rabbi Akiba offered to the people is why we celebrate with the warmth and light of the bonfire. The Omer (from Pesach to Shavuot) is traditionally observed as a period of mourning. However, the ...

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Weaving a Basket for Moses

This week in Kindergarten, we have been preparing the children for Pesach, learning all about Moshe and his story. We know that Moshe’s mother weaved him a special basket out of the reeds by the river Nile to keep him safe on his journey down the river. On Thursday, we worked with Adrienne, a special basket weaver, to make our own Moshe basket. Adrienne has spent 12 years in the Northen Territory mastering her craft as well as working with ...

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Rosh Chodesh Nisan

This past week, students celebrated Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the beginning of the Hebrew month of Nisan in which Pesach falls. To mark the day, Junior School students participated in a range of fun Pesach- themed activities, including an arts and crafts activity where they made their own “Moshe BaTeva” (baby Moshe in his basket) and sang Seder songs. Throughout this month we will be conducting a range of Pre- Pesach informal Jewish activities at lunchtime and during Jewish Studies classes. ...

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Chag Purim Sameach!

Today marks another special occasion on the Jewish calendar, Chag Purim (the festival of Purim). Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia and is, therefore, a time to rejoice and be merry. The day is typically celebrated by reading the story of Purim from Megillat Esther (the scroll/book of Esther), dressing up in costume, playing fun games and eating delicious foods including oznei haman.

In the Junior School, we began with our traditional Purim parade where the ...

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Junior Kinder Read the Megillah

In Junior Kindergarten, we have become very excited about Purim and it is getting closer and closer to our Kinder Purim party. As part of our preparation we have been baking oznei Haman (hamantashen), decorating the Kinder rooms with lots of balloons and streamers and listening to the story of Purim. This week, we had a super special experience as all three classes welcomed Rabbi Shneur, Mihal and Shannyn to sing, dance and listen to the Megillah. We have learnt ...

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A Joyful Rosh Chodesh Adar at the Junior School!

During the month of Adar we are required to increase our joy. On Rosh Chodesh Adar, the Parents’ Association hosted a Crazy Hair day and the students engaged in lunchtime celebrations. The money raised was donated to the Lighthouse Foundation, a charity that works to break the cycle of homelessness. The students enjoyed face painting, bubble blowing, chalk drawing, a Purim-themed photo booth and arts and crafts.

Looking forward to Purim next week!

Mihal and Rebecca
Jewish Life Team

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2017 Back to School Service

Our Back to School Service formally marks the commencement of the 2017 Senior School year.

Each year, we gather in Temple Beth Israel, the birthplace of The King David School to celebrate who we are, how far we have come and to reinforce what we value most. This is not just an ordinary Shacharit service, but one punctuated with personal stories, school aspirations and King David spirit.

First and foremost, our Jewish Life captains coordinate and lead almost the entire experience, this ...

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Breaking the Barrier with Moran Samuel

What is the connection between someone who is wheelchair bound and being the world champion rower? It is sheer determination to keep pushing forward.

During Mifgash this week, Moran Samuel shared a very personal and extraordinary story with all Year 9-12 students.

She grew up with a passion for basketball, breaking the barrier for participation in competitive sports for women in Israel. After achieving a place on some of Israel’s most outstanding teams, she woke up one morning with a sudden spinal ...

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Chag Sameach!!

Simchat Torah celebrates the endless cycle of our Torah – our most cherished and ancient of Jewish memories and stories. It links to the circle that is symbol used during Yom Kippur, specifically via an apple, representing the endless circle of time.

Our Prep to Year 3 students celebrated this significant festival today and would like to wish you all – Chag Sameach!

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