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.

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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The rhythm of the Jewish calendar

At King David we move to the rhythm of the Jewish calendar and this has been especially the case this week as we commemorated Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron and celebrated Yom HaAtzmaut. Anne Frank wrote that “We can never become just Netherlanders, or just English, or representatives of any

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Pesach and the Ice Block Challenge

Why is this seder like no other? At many of the sedarim throughout the KDS community this year there will be a new addition to the seder table – an ice block. Our school has joined the Jewish Climate Network (JCN) in promoting and supporting the Pesach Ice Block Challenge.

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Navigating social media and adolescents

This week we conducted a Parent Information Evening on the topic of “Social Media and Mental Health – Time to Get Serious”. We were privileged to hear from Dr Jeremy Blumenthal, adolescent psychiatrist, and David Opat, Vice Principal Student Wellbeing and child psychologist. Jeremy and David explained that they were

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Empowering our future leaders

There is a legendary story told about a visit undertaken by President John F. Kennedy to NASA in Cape Canaveral in 1961. President Kennedy was taken on a tour to gain a firsthand look at the progress that the USA was making in the race to be the first nation

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