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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America’s most influential rabbi visits King David

Rabbi David Saperstein, President of the World Union of Reform Judaism, visited The King David School this week, addressing the Year 12 cohort and meeting with members of the Hanhagah. Designated by Newsweek Magazine as the most influential rabbi in America, for decades he directed the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, representing the Reform Jewish movement, the largest segment of American Jewry, to the U.S. Congress. Rabbi Saperstein spoke to the students about being inspired by Jewish concepts to ...

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Round 1 DAV interschool debates

On Wednesday evening this week, three KDS teams and supporters embarked on this year’s journey of verbal jousting. A big congratulations to the first time Schools Competition debaters, Charli Cantoni-Bud, Jackson Carew and Jacob Kronberg (Year 9) who successfully argued the negative of the D Grade topic ‘That we should limit the number of cars that each household can own’. Mazeltov to Jacob who was awarded Best Speaker.

The more experienced C Grade team of Alex and Charley Cowen and Tobi ...

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Rearing to go in Prep!

Our Prep students had their first day of School on Friday 31 January before Term 1 officially started. They were extremely eager to experience their new classrooms and teachers and seemed more than happy to wave goodbye to adoring families for a few hours! Have a great year of learning!

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Graduating Class of 2019!

Dear Community,

I write to congratulate our outstanding graduating class of 2019.

At our recent Graduation Dinner I said the following to the students:

“You are an extraordinary group of individuals who have a vast array of individual talents and passions – you are champions in your own right. But you come together as a group who have made a very significant impact on our school community and on one another. I have been inspired by how you have embraced school life and ...

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An Evening of Celebration

The annual Presentation Evening held at Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University provided the School community with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate another successful year. The evening included a special graduation ceremony for the class of 2019 with heartfelt reflections from Aaron Greenwell, Raquel Trapler as well as Roshei Hanhagah (School Captains), Freya Boltman and Ella Freeman. The choir and orchestra entertained the audience with highlights from Mama Mia! and The Greatest Showman. VCE Graduates, Rachel Silber and Freya Boltman ...

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Friends of King David – Lyon Housemuseum

Friends of the King David School organised a very special event on Sunday at the Lyon Housemuseum. Bookings were at capacity and guests were generously hosted by Corbet Lyon who presented on many of the works which comprise a selection of his 360 art works from highly regarded contemporary Australian artists. He also gave a short impromptu performance on a specially commissioned organ.

It was a wonderful event and a special opportunity to enjoy the unique architecture of the Lyon Housemuseum, ...

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World Philosophy Day

Yesterday the Junior School celebrated ‘World Philosophy Day’. Students donned robot, computer character, and futuristic costumes in accordance with our ‘Technologic in the Digital Age’ theme.

Our budding Philosophers were immersed in all activities as they showcased their critical and collaborative thinking skills to conquer technology-themed ‘Escape Quests’. Additionally, it was wonderful to see our thinkers display creative and verbal reasoning skills during our Communities of Inquiry.

We were thrilled to host Philosopher Michelle Sowey who facilitated a variety of these engaging ...

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Innovative Schools Award!

The King David School was recently awarded the 2019 Innovative Schools Award by the Educator online magazine. This is awarded to schools at the cutting edge of change and innovation in Australia. King David has been noted as one of the schools making the most profound and exciting impact in education today.

King David has been recognised as a pioneer in utilising the major advancements in the field of Educational Neuroscience. The King David School has used this knowledge and understanding ...

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Gan Seorah went to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo!

Last Wednesday Gan Seorah enjoyed an excursion to the Melbourne Zoo. Endangered animals was our topic of choice and we were treated to a beautiful play-based session by our Zoo keeper guide Francesca. Over the last week or so we have focused our learning on three Australian endangered animals, the Helmeted Honeyeater, the Corroboree Frog and the Eastern Barred Bandicoot. Francesca reinforced the learning back at Kinder and the children had the chance to engage with a range of materials ...

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