Senior School (Years 6-12)

Middle Years (Years 6-8)

Located in the historical mansion, Southwick House, students in the Middle Years learn to become independent learners and develop their own identity as they reach adolescence. They are supported by the integrated wellbeing program and rich Jewish Life program.

VCE at King David

Students are supported and challenged by teachers who work as a team to encourage every individual to achieve their best. At King David, our students are encouraged to balance their studies with healthy life balance and challenge themselves with their areas of interest.

Year 9 Nitzan

Designed to give students the tools to become independent and increase their resilience, Nitzan is a whole day program each week focusing on teaching students skills for life. With a focus on educating the whole person, students challenge their mind and body on their journey of self-discovery.

Co-curricular Programs

With a wide range of co-curricular opportunities on offer, students are encouraged to explore their passions. These activities give students the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers in different year levels. Discover a dynamic program of Performing Arts, Sport, Technology and much more ...

Middle Years (YearS 6-8)

The Middle Years are when students are experiencing the greatest physical, emotional, intellectual and social changes of their lives. During these years students progressively seek greater independence and develop their individual identities and value systems.

Intellectually they have a growing capacity for reflective global thinking and begin to make decisions beyond the home and family. They start to build or break relationships according to the life skills they are taught during Kesher (Homeroom), formally and informally.

We aim to develop a deeper student understanding via engagement, reflection, collaboration, mentoring and sharing ideas. At King David we strive to meet the developmental, social and educational needs of our students by providing a varied, challenging curriculum and a supportive school community.

Core Subjects

• English
• Hebrew
• Humanities
• Jewish Studies
• Mathematics
• Music
• Physical Education
• Science
• Sport
• Visual Art
• Wellbeing

• English
• Hebrew
• Humanities
• Jewish Studies
• Mathematics
• Philosophy
• Physical Education
• Science
• Sport
• Wellbeing

• English
• Hebrew
• Humanities
• Jewish Studies
• Mathematics
• Philosophy
• Physical Education
• Science
• Sport
• Wellbeing

Elective Subjects

• Coding
• Creative Design
• Design Technologies
• Food and Society
• French
• Movement and Drama
• Music
• Sound Production
• Sports Science
• Visual Art

• Coding
• Creative Design
• Design Technologies
• Food and Society
• French
• Literature
• Media
• Movement and Drama
• Music
• Sound Production
• Sports Science
• Visual Art

Special Programs

• Enrichment
• Kindle Program
• Launch Week
• Love of Literature (LOL)
• Maths Extension
• Outdoor Education

• Enrichment
• Kabbalat Dorot
• Kabbalat Mitzvah
• Launch Week
• Love Of Literature (LOL)
• Outdoor Education
• Project Based Learning

• Enrichment
• Indigenous Camp
• Launch Week
• Passion for Thinking

Year 9 NITZAN

Students in Year 9 are at a pivotal moment in their development. It is at this age that they begin to ask the questions “Who am I? Who do I want to be? How do others perceive me?” It is a period when young adults are tentatively developing a sense of self, are beginning to explore how they fit into the world around them, and start to question the status quo.

The School has developed a full day program specifically designed to support and challenge our Year 9 cohort on their journey of self-discovery. Called “Nitzan”, the program is dedicated to growing our students in a way that supports healthy living beyond school. Nitzan gives our adolescents ownership over their learning, empowering them to build skills for their future through a variety of vibrant, dynamic and practical learning opportunities.

Each term has a theme which is developed through activities, excursions and peak experiences. The model follows the School’s understanding of educational neuroscience combining Project Based Learning (PBL) and Design Thinking (DT) and is supported by content from our Wellbeing curriculum.

Core Subjects

• English
• History
• Jewish Studies
• Mathematics
• Science
• Sport
• Wellbeing

Elective Subjects

• Art
• Business Studies
• Drama
• Forensics
• French
• Geography
• Hebrew / Pathway to VCE
• Information Technology
• Literature
• Pathways to VET
• Philosophy (Ethics)
• Media
• Music
• Sport Science
• Visual Communication Design

Special Programs

• Nitzan Program

Year 10 CAREER PATHWAYS

The King David School provides a carefully developed program of career advice that spans Years 9 to 12. 

At Year 10 the Career program begins with a diagnostic test, the Morrisby Report. All students and their parents receive a detailed analysis of the students’ aptitudes and interests and recommendations about career options.

The Pathways Adviser is closely involved in the process of subject selection for students entering VCE. With their support, students ensure that pre-requisite subjects for which they qualify and which are necessary for entry to their preferred tertiary courses are chosen. 

Core Subjects

• English
• History
• Jewish Studies
• Mathematics
• Science
• Sport
• Wellbeing

Elective Subjects

• Art
• Business Management (VCE)
• Drama
• French
• Geography
• Health & Human Development (VCE)
• Health & Physical Education (VCE)
• Hebrew (VCE)
• Hebrew (VET)
• Information Technology – Computing (VCE)
• Literature
• Mathematical Methods (VCE)
• Media
• Music
• Philosophy
• Psychology (VCE)
• Religion & Society (VCE)
• Visual Communication Design

Special Programs

• Yesh
• Zionist Camp

VCE at King David

The teaching team at The King David School is comprised of educators whose extensive professional experience and passion enables students to receive meaningful and well-targeted instruction that can be implemented. The teachers work as a team to support and challenge students and to encourage them to make this period the most educationally exciting and rewarding they have yet experienced.

When students are designing their course of study, students are encouraged to choose units that:

• Interest them
• They have an aptitude for
• Are pre-requisites for further training or tertiary courses that they are considering

Throughout VCE the students receive updates regarding Open Days, closing dates for interviews and folio submission as well as gap year options. A Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) information evening is held annually for parents and students in Year 12 to familiarize them fully with the process of the selection of tertiary courses through VTAC. After graduation, the Pathways Adviser is available to assist and counsel students who want to change their original preferences.

VCE Subjects Offered at King David

  • Health & Human Development
  • Physical Education
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • History (Ancient)
  • History (Revolutions)
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Applied Computing
  • Global Politics
  • Religion and Society
  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Literature
  • VET Hebrew – Certificate II & III in Applied Languages
  • General Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods (CAS)
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Art of Studio Art
  • Media
  • Music Performance
  • Theatre Studies
  • Visual Communication Design

Co-Curricular Programs

King David recognises it is our responsibility to educate the whole child. We have a very comprehensive co-curricular program that broadens students’ learning experience.

Our before and after school sports programs, lunch time activities, leadership opportunities, participation in inter-school sporting competitions and extensive performing arts programs offer students an avenue for self-expression.

These rich holistic learning opportunities available at The King David School provide a broad educational model that extends students to ensure that they develop habits that will see them enjoying a well-rounded life.