Principal's Welcome

Bruchim Habaim and welcome to The King David School.

Our School offers the finest education, equipping our students with the key attributes, skills and knowledge to thrive in the world that they will graduate into. This is achieved in a warm and caring environment in which each student is cherished and recognised for who they are. We focus on fostering our students’ self-confidence and emotional intelligence, supporting them to strive for excellence and use their achievements to create a better world around them.

Our students are immersed in joyous Jewish Life experiences which are delivered in a non-judgmental manner, fully acknowledging, and indeed celebrating, the diversity which is so fundamental to our School community. When you enrol your child at King David, you don’t just join a school, rather, you become part of a thriving community. I urge you to give your child the greatest gift of all – the blessing of a King David education.

Marc Light

Principal's Blog

Each week our Principal, Marc Light shares his insights into current events and educational pedagogy, highlighting how these inform the educational programs and culture at The King David School.

Emerging from Lockdown 5.0

As we emerge from our fifth lockdown, it is extraordinary to think about how much our world has changed in such a short time. At the start of last year, before the COVID-19 Pandemic, it would have been unfathomable for us to anticipate the limitations that would be placed on

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Finding student voice

Nelson Mandela famously posited that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” At King David, we are acutely aware that while we need to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to succeed, this will mean little if it is not

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A sense of connectedness and wellbeing

At King David we truly understand that in order for students to thrive, both within and beyond the classroom, we must foster a culture that develops their sense of connectedness and wellbeing. Our dedicated wellbeing classes led by trained educators are one avenue to ensure that our students receive developmentally

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Embracing a curious attitude to mistake-making

Have you ever watched a toddler who is learning how to walk for the first time? The tentative and slow wobbly steps, the grasping for something or someone to help balance and the inevitable falls are all part of the process. Thankfully, toddlers do not give up when they fail

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Online Safety Act

The revolution in access to information and capacity to communicate that has flowed from the invention and widespread adoption of the internet, social media and mobile technology has altered the way we live our lives in nearly every area imaginable. We have reaped incredible benefits in health, leisure, education, commerce

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Israel’s political quagmire

In the coming week, Israel is expected to affirm its new governing coalition. This “Change Bloc” has brought together representatives from disparate ideologies and groups within Israeli society with a shared purpose to initiate a change of the status quo of rolling elections without a clear majority and to replace

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Embracing reconciliation

This coming week we are marking National Reconciliation Week at King David. While the lockdown has impacted some of our activities, we will still strive to ensure that meaningful learning is achieved on this important topic. During this time we aim to offer age-appropriate opportunities for our students to deeply

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Love and peace

The deterioration of the tense political situation in Israel into full scale conflict has been deeply upsetting for all in our community. This has been compounded by unprecedented heartbreaking scenes of violence between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel in cities and towns previously celebrated for their coexistence. The constant

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The formula to success in business and innovation

“People tell you to factor in mistrust, our focus is on factoring in trust.” This was one of the pearls of wisdom offered by panellist, Anthony Eisen, at last week’s Business Breakfast. After a COVID hiatus in 2020, we were thrilled to again host a wonderful Business Breakfast, this time

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Meaning and purpose in the mitzvah of Shabbat

“More than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews.” This powerful quote from Ahad Ha’am was meaningfully explored at our Year 7 Kabbalat Mitzvah ceremony this week. The Kabbalat Mitzvah is a significant milestone event for King David students. It acknowledges the important moment that occurs around this

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Focus on the head, heart and hands

A powerful metaphor for describing contemporary education is that it should focus on the head, heart and hands. Here, the head references the cognitive development and knowledge acquisition that is so central to all learning. The heart refers to values and focus on student wellbeing and key interpersonal skills. The

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Differentiation – approach to teaching and learning

“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.” This quote by Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire,

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