King David School students and staff are seen from the air in formation of a 75 to celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut and Israel's 75th birthday

Happy 75th birthday Israel!

What a phenomenal day we had celebrating Yom HaAtzmaut this week! From being welcomed into the Shuk by our Hanhagah at the Magid campus as we arrived at school, to watching the flag parade and hearing from ‘Ben Gurion’ at our Dandenong Road campus, we started the day off with huge ruach (spirit). 

After a tekkes (assembly-ceremony) at each campus, students had a huge day of activities, including decorating their own hamsas, making flag biscuits, life-sized Israel monopoly, boarding an El Al flight, recreating the Shuk Machane Yehuda, krav maga, an Israel-themed amazing race, a hummus making competition, a lunch time carnival and, of course, Israeli dancing. Please click here to watch video highlights of the day.

We finished the day together as a whole school, wishing Israel a very happy birthday with staff and students forming a 75 and singing Yom Huledet Sameach (Happy Birthday). See the drone footage of our 75 here. The day was a huge success.

Thank you to the Tzev Lev Jewish Life and Learning team who created thoughtful and fun activities, and to all the staff who ensured this was an amazing day. Atzmaut Sameach!