Junior School (Prep - Year 5)

Prep & Beyond

Setting the foundations for a lifetime of learning, great care is taken to ensure our Prep program instills a love of school with a strong emphasis on core numeracy and literacy skills. With a separate entrance and dedicated junior toilet facilities, the Prep students are nurtured by caring teachers who use a variety of interactive learning techniques to maximise student engagement.

Jewish Life

A combination of traditional “Jewish Learning”, is complemented by a focus on “Jewish Living”. Celebration of festivals and Shabbat are integrated into our educational programs. Jewish living is presented in a growth-oriented program including opportunities for dramatic play, creative activities, discussion and music.

Kibbutz David Hamelech

Healthy nutrition and understanding the process of 'seed to table' are two of the objectives of the Kibbutz program. Students have the opportunity to work together to tend for part of the School garden and enjoy harvesting their own crops. This teaches children perseverance and gives a sense of accomplishment to everyone involved in the process.

Co-Curricular Programs

With a wide range of co-curricular opportunities on offer, students are encouraged to explore their passions. The extra activities give students the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers in different year levels. Discover a dynamic program of Performing Arts, Sport, Technology and much more ...

Kibbutz David Hamelech

Under the guidance of a qualified horticulturalist and the classroom teacher, the students plant, tend, reap and eat a range of fresh fruit and vegetables. Each student appreciates the process of plant and vegetable growth, not merely the shop bought product.
 

Students have the opportunity to learn responsibility, commitment, compromise and other teamwork skills. It also immerses the students in Jewish culture and history, Hebrew and Science.

Jewish Life

From the celebration of chaggim (festivals) to the weekly celebration of Shabbat, the School moves to the rhythm of the Jewish calendar. Jewish Studies is taught through engaging programs combining formal classes and experiential education.

Recognising that our families are from diverse backgrounds, the focus is on providing joyful Jewish experiences so that students can explore their own Jewish identity and understand how the traditions and rituals will fit within their own family environment.

There are many opportunities for families to join in celebrations and milestone events and this builds on each student’s sense of community and sense of belonging.

Jewish values such as tikkun olam (repairing the world) are encouraged with social justice being one of the core values of the School alongside inclusivity and an egalitarian approach.

Co-Curricular Programs

King David recognises it is our responsibility to educate the whole child. We have a very comprehensive co-curricular program that broadens students’ learning experience.

Our before and after school sports programs, lunch time activities, leadership opportunities, participation in inter-school sporting competitions and extensive performing arts programs offer students an avenue for self-expression.

These rich holistic learning opportunities available at The King David School provide a broad educational model that extends students to ensure that they develop habits that will see them enjoying a well-rounded life.