Marking Time – indigenous art through the ages

On Wednesday 20 May students in Years 1 and 2 enjoyed a virtual excursion to the NGV. Our guides Amy and Lily lead us through ‘Marking Time’, an exhibition of indigenous art from ancient times through to the present day. We learned about the different materials, symbols and colours used in the artworks and considered the difference between indigenous and non-indigenous attitudes to our land and its resources. This very engaging experience was a great way to start our art ...

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Virtual Junior String ensemble

The KDS Junior String ensemble would love to share a video compilation made to showcase their musical prowess! Students (and their parents) videoed their performance which can be viewed HERE. The piece is called Broadway or Bust by Kathy and David Blackwell.

Students have been enjoying remote individual lessons each week across wind, string, brass, percussion and voice and we all look forward to rehearsing all together soon.

Lyndon Chester
Instrumental Music Instructor

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Celebrating Yom Ha’Atzmaut with Emmy Monash

In these times of social isolation, finding ways to connect with our broader community is more important than ever. For Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Year 3 students combined art with an act of kindness and connection: creating celebratory artworks for the enjoyment of elderly residents of Emmy Monash Aged Care.

After learning about how the history of Yom Ha’Atzmaut and the way it is observed in Israel and throughout the world, students drew on their knowledge of Israel’s special places, landmarks and culture ...

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Visual Arts thrives during Distance Learning

In Visual Arts, all levels of learning and teaching have exceeded our expectations. Students from Prep to Year 12 have engaged in a wide variety of art production and analysis. Online technologies and apps have provided students with diverse learning experiences.

Opportunities have included visits to online galleries, watching videos on a range of production techniques, arts movements and skill acquisition. Art students are continuing their studies into portraiture and genre studies. Visual Communication and Creative Design students have progressed their ...

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The Big Emotional Divide

The Big Emotional Divide took Prep to Year 2 students on a confronting journey of emotions. The students studied various emotions and then wrote their own lines for this show that aligns with the School’s emotional intelligence program. They sang, they danced, they acted and eventually established the idea that emotions are perfectly normal and something that we all deal with on a daily basis. The teachers were incredible support for the students and the show was creatively written by ...

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An evening of creative arts

The inaugural Creative Arts Evening at the start of Term 4 showcased the work of our senior students in the fields of Art, Design, Drama and Media. The School’s Jewish performance group,
Nana, opened the evening with songs on arrival. After a welcoming address, families were escorted to different areas of the Rebecca Magid Centre by the recently elected Hanhagah
(student leaders) to view the art in the Joseph Brown gallery, watch films, listen to audio recordings and enjoy dramatic ...

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2019 Spring Concert

Last night, Years 3 to 12 music students performed a dazzling variety of popular, classical, Israeli and educational repertoire at the annual Spring Concert. Our VCE Music students shone with their solo performances as did the younger students, many of whom were participating in their first formal concert. Every KDS ensemble (except the exhausted Aladdin cast!) was featured in this event which has become a highlight of the school calendar.

With thanks to Adam Yee and the instrumental teachers for a ...

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Silly Science enthralls

In three hilarious plays, Years 3 to 5 students enthralled a captive audience with a particularly quirky performance.

The Year 3s took us to Mars and back, bravely outsmarting the wicked Professor Meanfellow (and discovering that Martians love to share). The Year 4s had a very interesting take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – although I doubt that the original monster barked so sweetly and longed so desperately to make friends. The performance culminated in Year 5 hipsters saving the universe while ...

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Exceptional artistic talent

The 24th Annual Jewish Youth Art Competition, organised by B’nai B’rith Victoria was held on Sunday. The event exhibited over 300 artworks by artists whose ages ranged from 11 through to 18 years. Morrie Gold, a long-time member of B’nai B’rith and art benefactor initiated this competition to encourage the interest and confidence of children in the arts. Art competitions are a great way to foster the artistic abilities of young people and The King David School is proud to ...

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The magic of Broadway – 42nd Street

The magic of Broadway came to our School this week in the form of its biggest dance show, 42nd Street. One had to continually remind oneself that it was a school production because it felt so much more. The catchy tunes and large dance numbers made it such an entertaining production, but it was the cast that took this musical to new heights. Director Laura Rickhuss expertly cast each member into the perfect role and they shone. Many of the ...

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