Return to on-campus learning

There was much excitement at school on Monday and Tuesday this week as our students and teaching staff reunited for on-campus learning! Each student had their temperature checked and then sanitised their hands before joining their classmates.

Senior School students were in for a surprise when they found little welcome back skittles packets on their desks.

Welcome back!

To view a video of students returning to school, please click HERE

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Womindjeka- ‘Come with purpose’

Womindjeka. This loosely means ‘Welcome’ in the local indigenous Boon Wurrung language, but more strictly, it means, ‘come with purpose’.

KDS is ‘coming with purpose’, especially during National Reconciliation Week.

Gan Seorah offered an Acknowledgement to Country today. Please enjoy the video: HERE

Students in the Senior School marked Reconciliation Week both on campus and through digital learning. Some KDS students conducted interviews with a number of First Nations Peoples, including Jabiru’s Black Rock Band frontman, Richie Guymala, VCE student Zoe Walters from ...

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The Annual Lego Builders Tournament

Junior School students were invited to participate in The King David School’s Second Annual Lego Builders Tournament over the last few weeks. . There were three builds in total, once a week over a three week period with a brief for each build released to students at the start of that week.

It was a fiercely fought competition overall with two equal first place winners: Noah Milgrom (Yr.1) and Levi Sholl (Yr.2) . Ezra Sholl (Yr.4) was awarded Runner Up. Students showed great ...

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Virtual Excursion to the Corroboree Tree

This week the Year 1s experienced a ‘Virtual Excursion’ to the Corroboree Tree or ‘Ngargee’ Tree in St Kilda. The students ‘fastened their seatbelts’ as they got aboard the ‘Google Earth’ bus, which enabled us to travel to one of Melbourne’s oldest living things! This virtual visit to the Corroboree Tree complemented our Unit of Inquiry, exploring significant geographical places, in particular a local Indigenous Australian site of the Boonwurrung People. Our visit to the Corroboree Tree highlighted the importance ...

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Teacher Appreciation Week

This is Teacher Appreciation Week and families have gained a true appreciation of the immense effort and impact teachers have on their children’s lives specially during distance learning! At The King David School our teachers have embraced the challenges of the virtual classroom and excelled.

Some of our Junior School students joined their morning meeting holding up “thank you” signs in appreciation of their wonderful teachers and all their hard work during distance learning.

THANK YOU to all our wonderful teachers. We ...

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Yom HaZikaron & Yom Ha’Atzmaut at KDS

For once, the falling rain and sharp decline in temperature did not dampen school spirit and activities on Yom Ha’Atzmaut, while take-home packs and recipes – combined with materials available on the School’s online platforms – meant that the festivities could extend well beyond the school hours and the school gate. There is a silver lining to everything!

Following moving commemorative virtual ceremonies to mark Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s memorial day for soldiers and victims of terror, the next day brought vitality, ...

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KDS Drive-through Library!

The Junior and Senior Campus Libraries have launched a wonderful drive-though library initiative to families that gives access to the exciting range of books in both libraries.

Yesterday, a number of families took advantage of this service and collected the books they had ordered , without having to leave their car! Families should order by Monday 5.00pm and pick-up is on Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm of the same week.

To access the Library’s catalogue and to reserve books please follow the instructions in the ...

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KDS face shields for health care workers

The King David School’s Makerbot Replicator 5 3D printers have been put to good use recently producing 20-30 face shields per day and supplied to health care workers as extra personal protective equipment for use during the COVID-19 crisis. Using PLA plastic (which depending on production includes corn starch, tapioca roots, or sugarcane) these masks can ultimately be recycled or composted after use. It was the initiative of our ICT Network Administrator, Tom Sargent and our KDSPA President, Carrie Kausman ...

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Serving our community

The COMP (Children of Medical Personnel) Program has been running all this week. Children from 5 different year levels have had very busy days working on their individual Distance Learning programs. They help each other and they have been very ably led by Marlo Newton throughout the week. They have conducted Tefillah each day, recess, lunch and mindfulness. They have formed a really excellent team and have happily accepted the need to come to school while their parents serve the ...

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Connecting to the “Seven Senses”

Senior School students collaborated with Aboriginal artists (including Professor Liz Cameron, Chair of Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin) to create “The Seven Senses” mural, proudly displayed at the Orrong Road Campus.

Liz spent two days last week with her daughter Mikaela and Ben, another emerging artist and connected with students at the Senior School. In addition to classes visiting and chatting with the artists, a number of students were selected to work side by side with the artists on the mural. These ...

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