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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Chilling classic becomes nightmarishly real!

Our VCE Theatre Studies students performed Tom Wright’s adaptation of the Australian classic novel, ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ in three sold-out performances this week. The all-female cast brought to life a tale that has haunted the Australian psyche for over a decade. Through extraordinary acting skill, our audiences were transported back to a fateful Valentine’s Day in 1900 where three schoolgirls and their teacher vanished without a trace. The intensity with which the cast portrayed a large variety of characters ...

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Chanukah the Musical

Prep to Year 2 students performed Chanukah the Musical this week and by all accounts, it did not disappoint! Below is a note from David Opat, Head of Junior School that appeared in the program, about the show:

“Chanukah is a very important story because it is about bravery and sticking to what is right no matter what adversity one faces. It also speaks about the idea that some things can run out. In this case the oil for the Menorah. ...

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Spring Concert bursts with talent

On Monday, the Music Department hosted their annual Spring Concert. The concert involved every ensemble from both the Junior and Senior Schools, as well as our VCE soloists Freya Boltman, Kylie Campbell, Amy Priester, Rachel Silber and Frances Yudko. The concert was expertly emceed by Noa Abrahams (Year 12), who, in addition to playing and singing in senior ensembles composed an original work for orchestra as part of her VCE Music Style and Composition subject. Daniel Freidgeim also composed an ...

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Honk! Jr – wonderful family entertainment

It’s OK to be different! Our Years 6-8 Musical, Honk! Jr, performed this week, explored the idea of a mother’s love for her children despite their differences. Through light-hearted humour, powerful acting and joyous songs, the students retold the famous tale of the Ugly Duckling to captivated audiences. Ugly leaves the farm to look for food and along the way meets many animals who help him on his journey to realise that we are all different and all have our ...

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