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.

A Clean Economic Recovery

In a discussion about Climate Change at Senate Estimates this week the CEO of the Bureau of Meteorology confirmed that its current forecasts see the world on track for a 3.4°C temperature increase with Australia facing a 4.4°C average increase. The Australian economy has already taken a devastating hit due

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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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Learning as a natural process

“We have to go from what is essentially an industrial model of education, a manufacturing model, which is based on linearity and conformity and batching people. We have to move to a model that is based more on principles of agriculture. We have to recognize that human flourishing is not

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Coping with the vicissitudes of life

“How are You?” “Good, thanks, how are you?” I have recently caught myself out asking this automatic question and giving such an automatic response when asked. The reality is that we are living in an extraordinary time and our feelings are likely to be far more complex than the monosyllabic

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Insights – applauding our true heroes

Not all heroes wear capes, but it seems that in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them wear school uniforms. Throughout this extraordinary and, to employ the popular parlance, ‘unprecedented’ period, our students have risen to every challenge that has been thrown at them. Monday should have been

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Insights – a lifelong love affair with reading

Holding pride of place in my office is an artwork that a kindergarten class produced for me a few years ago after I read the children one of my favourite childhood picture books. It is a collage of Baby Elephant who is the protagonist of the book, “The Elephant with

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Expression of compassion and care

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic there was a popular video that was shared on social media imagining a woman travelling back in time to January to warn herself of what was to come. If we were similarly able to warn ourselves, one could only imagine the disbelief that we would

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