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.

Honouring Eddie Jaku

“There are always miracles in the world, even when all seems hopeless. And when there are no miracles, you can make them happen. With a simple act of kindness, you can save another person from despair, and that might just save their life. And this is the greatest miracle of

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Keeping our community safe

Recently, Melbourne surpassed the unwanted world record for cumulative days in lockdown. This unfortunate milestone has been somewhat lightened by the first steps towards returning our students to their classrooms. This week we were thrilled to welcome our final year VCE students back for their classes and we eagerly anticipate

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Looking inwards

We are well within the Days of Awe between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, where our tradition teaches that it is time to acknowledge past wrongdoings and look forwards with commitment to striving to be our best selves in the year ahead.  We all appreciate what a difficult year this

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Shana Tova

A phenomenon of living in the Diaspora is the dualism involved in simultaneously keeping in mind our secular and Jewish life experiences. This can affect us at many levels but one pragmatic one is holding two conflicting calendars in consideration. There are times when this can prove challenging, for instance

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Our resilient Year 12 students

At the start of this year I addressed our Year 12s with a great sense of optimism about what lay ahead of them. At that stage, we had been largely free of restrictions since November, except for a brief reduction in gathering numbers and a mask mandate on New Years

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Finding optimism

I’m not going to lie – this has been a tough week.  Melbourne comedian, Titus O’Reilly, aptly summed it up on Twitter earlier this week by stating, “I give today zero stars!”  We have all been upset by the news of the violations of COVID-safe protocols from within the community

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Code red for humanity

One day, Honi was walking along the way and he saw a man who was going to plant a carob tree. Honi said to him: how many years until it will bear fruit? The man answered: 70 years. Honi asked: is it clear that you will be alive in 70

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Powerful stories of courage, tenacity and humanity

I am sure that, like me, many of you have been transfixed by the wonderful exploits at the Tokyo Olympics this past fortnight. The Olympics has provided us with an opportunity to see incredible individual and team performances and has also offered unique lessons into the best of sportsmanship and

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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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