New experiences on Year 7 camp

Being ‘out the back’ in among the waves as they were breaking, I experienced great pride when some of the students who hesitantly took to the surfboard a day earlier were proudly owning their newly acquired skills. Some of the students who are not typically sporty were standing up on each wave. Their determination to keep taking boards twice the size of them, be buffeted backward by each powerful wave, and keep dragging themselves and their boards out to the ...

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Intrepid sailors on Year 11 camp

Last week the Year 11 cohort traveled to the Gippsland lakes to partake in a 3 day sailing camp. Throughout the trip we were guided by instructors from Rivera and staff from King David to learn the basics of sailing and how to live in a confined space with others. We learned the terminology associated with the sport such as “Jibe” and “Tack” as well as when and how to use them. Our camp experience was accompanied by those of ...

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The Year 5 camp last week included climbing high and low ropes, building rafts and creating dreamcatchers. Students also visited the penguin parade on Phillip Island, had a bonfire and competed in a trivia night. All of this while making new friends, working as a team, supporting each other through homesickness and surviving 37 degrees!

Taryn Stark and Gideon Sharp

Below are reflections from students on their experience:
• I loved that my group won trivia – Sam L
• I loved ...

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Outdoor Education

Last week, Year 4 students set off for their three-day adventure to Wombat Corner, Emerald. Even though it was pouring with rain (and at times hailing!) the students’ enthusiasm didn’t fade. Canoeing, archery, and a low ropes course filled our students’ days with challenging fun. Students participated in an Indigenous education session on site. The ride on Puffing Billy on the way back to school was a thrill and excited calls for next year’s camp were heard from many. Below ...

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Cultural exchange on Indigenous Camp

The Year 8 students and staff recently returned from an amazing Indigenous camp to Kakadu. The camp has a strong focus on developing cross cultural connections and looking at Indigenous Australia through the eyes of other children. For this we partner up with Jabiru Area School to have activities taught to students from both schools.

We invited members of the local community to our Shabbat service during which various students from King David led and explained the significance to those present. ...

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Reflections from Year 6 camp

My Best Camp Moment – by: Abi Krause (Year 6)

Every footstep led us closer and closer towards our next activity. Ahead a delicate, golden brown tree trunk with leaves dancing in the wind, stood right before our eyes. Beneath the beautiful tree, some classic yard games lay. Some of those games included, slack line, totem tennis and badminton. My favourite was the slack line because I felt like I was flying, with the support of my friends.

Once we’d received the ...

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A valuable educational experience

Year 7 camp was an opportunity for our students to explore their connection to country and understand the connections they have between themselves. During the week of camp, students had body boarding and surfing lessons. These sessions covered wave and rip formation to assist students to make informed decisions when in the surf. Then with some instructions on how to use the boards, they went out into the gentle surf break. While some students were quickly onto their feet looking ...

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Exciting challenges on Year 11 camp

Recently, the Year 11 students headed towards the Gippsland lakes to experience a three day camp, where many of us were able to take on a new set of challenges.

Upon arrival in Metung, we ate lunch, divided into groups and boarded our sailing boats. There we learned basic skills including understanding the location of the bow, stern, port and starboard, how to control the jib to throw a tack, navigation, and how to read weather and channel markers.

Under the guidance ...

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Cultural exchange on Year 8 camp

To describe camp in three words it would be, enlightening, confronting and beneficial. The camp experience was enlightening due to the insight is gave us on Aboriginal heritage and culture, but also to the fact that despite being at the opposite ends of the country and sharing a vastly different lineage, the kids up there were in many ways just like us.

The atmosphere on the shuttle bus to the airport could be described as two distinct groups, the moody awake ...

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Preparations for Indigenous Camp

Last week, Year 8 students participated in the first of four sessions facilitated by Stand Up Australia, to help prepare them for the upcoming Indigenous Camp at Jabiru. Below is a reflection from Maya Friedman-Mand on the learning they experienced.
On Thursday 3 May, Year 8 participated in a Stand Up Session in preparation for our Jabiru camp at the end of Term 2. We discussed our excitement about being able to travel to a distant part of Australia ...

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