Miniature children's sukkah with lego

Experiential Learning in the ELC & Junior School

As experiential learners, the Jewish people recreate scenes of hut-like dwelling throughout the chag of Sukkot. We build our shelters and ‘live’ in them for the week-long celebration, practising the mitzvah of hachnasat orchim, welcoming guests.    Our youngest students in the ELC were tasked with decorating our school sukkah this year and enjoyed visiting, …

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Studying philosophy at the King David Junior School in distance learning

P4C in our digital age

Throughout Distance Learning, the Philosophy for Children Program (P4C) has been providing our students at the Junior School with opportunities for social interaction, critical reflection through the exploration of ideas. Our Philosophers have been investigating and discussing a variety of ethical based concepts such as lying, power, freedom, responsibility, stealing, cheating, honesty and prejudice. Students …

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Junior Kinder asks ‘R U OK?’

R U OK? Day is dedicated to inspiring and empowering everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them by asking the simple question “Are you OK?” It’s a day to remind us to offer support in an event that others are struggling, especially during these uncertain times. Gan Gefen and Gan Zayit students participated in activities encouraging kindness, empathy and love. Together we watched Yelena’s puppet …

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Students and Staff learn how we can help Afghanistan

KDS Students and staff joined Gideon Reisner from Stand Up for a lunchtime seminar to learn more information about the current situation in Afghanistan. Gideon placed the rise of the Taliban into historical context, starting with tensions between Great Britain and Russia in the 19th century.  Gideon charted the interventions of Russia, Great Britain and …

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Shakespeare in our homes

A drum, a drum Shakespere doth come… Years 8 and 9 English students played the audience to performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth respectively.  While Lysander cautions Hermia to remember that “the course of true love never did run smooth”, luckily for us the course of virtual live productions ran very smoothly indeed. From the drama and suspense …

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