Footy Day at the Junior School

The Junior School celebrated Footy Day with lots of colour, footy fun, leadership and education.

They came to school on Wednesday in their AFL club colours. Four Melbourne Football Club players came to the School and inspired our students with interactive sessions. Our Year 5 sport leaders ran a fantastic footy obstacle course for the Prep and Year 1 students which was enjoyed by all. This was followed by a Q & A with the professional players and Years 2 to ...

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Mindfulness in Year 6

Kindle students in Year 6 have been learning that Mindfulness is not just about sitting cross legged and meditating. It is also about practising to be mindful in our every day lives and finding mindful activities that we enjoy and can also have have fun with.

Making collaborative Rock Mandalas requires patience, focus and stillness, especially when trying to balance them. Once they have been created they are then destroyed ready for others to use.

Big life lessons can be learnt from ...

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Outstanding Achievement!

We are extremely proud of Freya Boltman, Year 12, who received a Premier’s Award in acknowledgement of her outstanding result in VCE Theatre Studies which she completed last year.

This week, Freya attended a ceremony with her parents, Marc Light and Laura Rickhuss where more than 1000 guests were present to celebrate the achievements of award recipients who were presented with Premier’s VCE Awards for their exceptional study outcomes in 2018.

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Crystallographers in Year 5

Year 5 students are practising the work of crystallography in a joint Art and Enrichment unit of work. Crystals are commonly viewed as an embodiment of purity and perfection and hold unique physical qualities. People’s fascination with crystals dates back thousands of years. Students are displaying their fascination with crystals through their enthusiasm and engagement during their explorations.

Through the Visual Arts Curriculum students are exploring the work of Israeli artist, Sigalit Landau. Landau’s stunning sculptures are created by submerging objects ...

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Meeting the Rugmaker

This term in English, Year 10 students have been studying a text called The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif. It is the autobiography of Najaf Mazari, who fled his home country of Afghanistan during the Taliban regime and travelled to Australia as an asylum seeker. This week we had the chance to visit Najaf in the rug shop he has established in Prahran since becoming an Australian citizen. Najaf shared a rich collection of stories and ideas with students as they sat ...

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A thrill for our classroom music students

Legendary Australian composer George Dreyfus AM and grandparent of KDS Alumni performed for classroom music students yesterday. George played bassoon together with a trio of flute, clarinet and violin. They performed arrangements of some of his best known works including the ‘Theme from Rush’, ‘Sebastian the Fox’ and ‘Larino, Safe Haven’.

Adam Yee
Head of Music

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Top tier debaters

This week, two KDS teams competed int the Debating Association of Victoria competition.

The Year 9 team (Oscar Black, Alex Cowen and Tobi Taranto) had a win and the Year 11 team (Daniel Lindros, Josh Mitelman and Year 9 student, Kobi Mowszowski) put in a great effort but unfortunately weren’t rewarded with a win. The Year 12 team did not get to debate as there was a forfeit but opposing team, Yavneh.

Tobi was awarded Best Speaker and Oscar should be congratulated ...

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Searching for gold

To begin our exploration of the Gold Rush, Year 5 journeyed to the goldfields of Sovereign Hill. We took on the role of fortune hunters that came to Australia to search for gold – the Irish, the Chinese, sailors and the British. While in character, we were subjected to stringent laws that ended with a jail sentence if broken – our troopers were very harsh! We tried our luck panning for gold and witnessed the creation of a $180 000 ...

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Remembering the fallen

Yom Hazikaron (remembrance day) was commemorated at the Senior School with a very solemn assembly which included meaningful presentations.

This annual commemoration honours fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terror and is always on the day before Yom Ha’atzmaut. It symbolically remembers those who gave up their lives so that Yom Ha’atzmaut can be celebrated peacefully.

Our Hanhaga (student leadership) led the assembly which featured candle lighting, readings and poems, appropriate music and dance interpretations. A very moving presentation was also given ...

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Recipients of the Private Greg Sher shield

On Sunday 28 April, the Victorian Association of ex-Jewish Servicemen and Women (VAJEX) held its 90th anniversary ceremony at the Glen Eira Town Hall. VAJEX was formed after the Great War to care for families who had lost loved one in service to their country. Year 12 students Avishai Conyer and Jasmine Bader were this year’s worthy recipients of the Private Greg Sher shield, honoring the first Jewish soldier to have tragically lost his life since the Second World War. ...

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