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Year 1s design, create and affix their own Mezuzah

According to Jewish tradition it is a Mitzvah to affix a Mezuzah on the doorpost of each room. A Mezuzah is a parchment scroll containing the Hebrew words of the ‘Shema’ prayer. The parchment, also known as Klaf, is written by a scribe who is known as Sofer STaM. The

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Self expression through poetry

The Independent Schools Arts Festival provided a platform for students across Victoria to express themselves through poetry. A number of our Years 4 & 5 students seized the opportunity to write poems for entry in the inaugural poetry competition. Students crafted poems that showed their depth of thinking when viewing

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Year 4s research African animals

Term 3 marked the beginning of the Year 4s’ exploration of Africa and the unique animals that call the continent home. The students spent three weeks busily researching an animal native to any part of Africa and then were tasked to write an information report to communicate their findings. This

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Tu B’Av – celebrating love and kindness

A highlight of the Tu B’Av celebrations this week was the recording by our Senior School Jewish Performance Group, Nana of Geula, an Israeli love song by Hemi Rodner. The students Jessica Cebon (Year 11), Charley Cowen (Year 10), Jesse Ermer (Year 10), Yoni Ringelblum (Year 10) and Amira Susskind

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Remaining active during Distance Learning

During PE classes in the Junior School, students have been participating in a range of movement activities including dance videos, yoga, scavenger hunts, minute to win activities, juggling challenges and obstacle courses. A great way to remain active while learning from home. Shelley BederPE Teacher RETURN TO SCHOOL NEWS

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Rainbows and faces

Prep to Year 2 students raided fridges, toy boxes and pencil cases for this week’s art lesson! Prep students experimented with making different expressions and looking in the mirror to see how their facial features changed. They then made fabulous found object faces that showed different emotions, such as happiness,

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Fitness, martial arts and netball/basketball training online

Years 3-9 students have been keeping their bodies moving each week with live sport lessons hosted by the sports department. These sessions combine fitness, martial arts and an optional netball or basketball component. In the comfort of their own home, minimal equipment is required. Students use their own body weight

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Bringing the Old City into the classroom

Throughout Term 2 , Year 6 students explored the question ‘How can we bring the Old City of Jerusalem to life in the classroom?’ To answer this question, students were instructed to create, develop and facilitate an authentic tour of the Jerusalem Old City. Students worked in groups to create

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Honing Executive Function skills in the ELC

In the ELC, children are explicitly taught executive functions as part of our play based SOWATT program. Experiences vary for each year level, with each educator intentionally embedding skill acquisition into everyday routines, practices and experiences. Bike riding is currently an ideal way to exercise and practise social distancing. This

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Sport training resumes!

Students have been extremely keen to engage in physical competition post lock-down. In the Senior School students took to the field for some soccer training or enjoyed either netball or basketball workouts. The table tennis tables provided great competition for other students . The gym was also well utilised as

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Warm hearts in the ELC

Celebrating the 33rd day of the Omer, Lag B’Omer, children in the ELC focused on the tradition of lighting a bonfire (a pretend campfire in this case), the importance of being safe with fire, what to do if there is a fire (call 000), and enjoying playing outdoors. Shiri (Hebrew

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The Annual Lego Builders Tournament

Junior School students were invited to participate in The King David School’s Second Annual Lego Builders Tournament over Term 2. There were three builds in total over a three week period, with a brief for each build released to students at the start of that week. It was a fiercely

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Hebrew script writing with a twist

In Year 2, students have just completed learning how to write the third group of the Hebrew letters. They enjoyed using different textures to form these letters. Vered SharpHebrew Learning Area Leader K-5 RETURN TO SCHOOL NEWS

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Finalist – Best Student Wellbeing Program

The King David School is a finalist in the Australian Education Awards 2020 for Best Student Wellbeing Program. This award recognises the most outstanding program or initiative developed by a school in Australia to improve student health and wellbeing. The program or initiative can apply to the entire school or

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Growing our own vegetables in our Kibbutz garden

Towards the end of Term 2, our annual Jerusalem Artichoke harvest in the Kibbutz took place. These were planted many months ago and they grow underground, making them very difficult to find. The only clue the students have was to find a tall brown stem which looks dead. The Junior School students absolutely loved the artichoke hunt and they found an enormous number of ready to eat artichokes.

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Retro Arcade Game Machine

One of the extended project activities for Nitzan over Terms 1 and 2 has been the creation of a Retro Arcade Game Machine. The project has involved many hours of team-work, problem-solving and fun. The students have been involved in a range of activities including; creating cardboard and wooden prototypes,

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Bringing the Old City into the classroom

Throughout Term 2 , Year 6 students explored the question ‘How can we bring the Old City of Jerusalem to life in the classroom?’ To answer this question, students were instructed to create, develop and facilitate an authentic tour of the Jerusalem Old City. Students worked in groups to create

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