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.

The greatness of our school

On Monday night we celebrated (yes, celebrated!) The King David School’s monumental achievements in 2020 at a Presentation Evening with a difference on the big screen at Coburg Drive-In cinema. I say celebrated, because even though there have been extraordinary challenges this year, there have been so many positives in

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The incredible, inspiring and zany Class of 2020!

I’d like to share with you some of the words I offered as a toast at this week’s Graduation Dinner. Our dear weird, wacky, wild and absolutely wonderful Class of 2020. What do we say about a group of students that have totally embodied our school culture and have made

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The power of passion

There is a Japanese proverb which reads “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” Perhaps this year – more than ever before – the enormous value of our teachers has been made apparent to us all. Throughout the lockdown period there have

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Insights – we assess what we value and we value what we assess

Over the past few weeks our VCE students have been conducting their final examinations. I have been enormously impressed by the positivity, focus and purpose demonstrated by this year’s students who have been challenged in so many ways throughout 2020. Nonetheless, our students seem to be studying hard, completing many

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Yearning for knowledge and understanding

“The people who build and support Jewish day schools – they are the heroes of the Jewish world, because they are the builders of the Jewish future … The very success of the Jewish people and surviving and thriving through all circumstances, some good, and some not so good, was

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Emerging Jewish identity

Our goal at King David is to provide our students with a meaningful, holistic Jewish education that feels relevant and provides a positive connection with their emerging sense of identity. In the areas of Jewish life and learning this is done through providing a mix of explicit, implicit and experiential

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Celebrating resilience, courage and fortitude

After such a tough year, we have had so much to celebrate this week. We have finally had a return of the whole student body, with Years 8 & 9 joining back in with the buzz and positivity of school life on campus. We have seen a significant decline in

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Hinei ma tov umanayim

Hinei ma tov umanayim, shevet achim gam yachad. It is indeed good and pleasant to be able to sit together as a school community again after so many months of remote learning. It is tremendously exciting to think about how complete our joy will be when our Year 8s and

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The Age of Insecurity

Ordinarily, we would be beginning Term 4 by hosting our students for meals and experiences in our school sukkot. Unfortunately, due to Distance Learning, this year only our ELC students have been able to partake in this annual tradition during the chag. The festival of Sukkot is one that resonates

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Hopeful beginnings of a better tomorrow

As we come to the end of one of the most challenging terms we have experienced, it is a great time to reflect on our hopes for the new year ahead. One of the unexpected corollaries of the disruption created for KDS during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the way

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Our collective sacrifices

Like many of you I spent some of last Sunday watching the Premier’s press conference explaining the roadmap from lockdown. It struck me that yet another extraordinary feature of this already bizarre year has been the way that much of the information presented at government press conferences has had a

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“Life after Lockdown”

This week we hosted our first KDS Connect Alumni webinar. We were privileged to have one of Australia’s best-credentialed journalists and popular ABC radio hosts, Raf Epstein, in conversation with Professor Sharon Lewin who is one of the leading infectious diseases physicians and a former Melburnian of the Year. Raf

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