Chanukah the Musical

Prep to Year 2 students performed Chanukah the Musical this week and by all accounts, it did not disappoint! Below is a note from David Opat, Head of Junior School that appeared in the program, about the show:

“Chanukah is a very important story because it is about bravery and sticking to what is right no matter what adversity one faces. It also speaks about the idea that some things can run out. In this case the oil for the Menorah. ...

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The very hungry caterpillar

It all started in the Gan Dubi room with a parent’s enthusiasm and initiative by sourcing silkworm eggs and bringing them to our room as a learning experience for the the children. We learnt that the silk worm is named tola’at meshi in Hebrew and then our journey began.

Little worms appeared from these eggs. The tola’at meshi ate and ate and became larger silkworms, just like in the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carl. They ate mulberry leaves and became ...

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Exciting challenges on Year 11 camp

Recently, the Year 11 students headed towards the Gippsland lakes to experience a three day camp, where many of us were able to take on a new set of challenges.

Upon arrival in Metung, we ate lunch, divided into groups and boarded our sailing boats. There we learned basic skills including understanding the location of the bow, stern, port and starboard, how to control the jib to throw a tack, navigation, and how to read weather and channel markers.

Under the guidance ...

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Hebrew proficiency at the Junior School

We had such an exciting and busy year of Hebrew study in the Junior School. For the last term, students from Prep to Year 5 prepared Hebrew assemblies.

• Prep and Year 1 students showed us the different letters of the Alef- Bet and how they learnt to read using Hebrew vowels. Year 1 students used known vocabulary to describe their immediate family members.
• Years 2 and 3 students presented the way we write the Alef-Bet in Hebrew script and ...

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Insights – happiness equals connectedness plus purpose

Dear Community,

Below is an excerpt of the speech that I delivered to our Year 12s at this week’s Graduation Dinner:

Class of 2018,

There is some interesting analysis coming out of the United States where social commentator, David Brooks, has looked into the key messages delivered at graduation ceremonies – often called commencement addresses. Brooks identifies the key messages being delivered at these events as:

“Follow your passion, chart your own course, march to the beat of your own drummer, follow your dreams ...

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The privilege of education

Year 7 students were privileged to have three students from Cambodia come and speak to us this week. Pheak, Synich and Ramey spoke about their journey of four years, from a life of illiterate poverty to being able to speak almost fluent English and studying masters in business and international relations. This was all because of their participation in a NGO, the Cambodia Rural Students Trust (CRST), dedicated to allowing all Cambodian children to have an education and to eventually ...

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Early literacy with a musical flair in Senior Kinder

Over the past few weeks, the children in Senior Kinder have been learning the song “Down by the Bay” with Liz during their music classes. It’s a fun song that uses a call and response making it easy for the students to remember and learn the melodic patterns of the music. The children have really enjoyed the song, particularly the creation of very silly rhymes. Liz set the class some “homework” to do back in Kinder, where each child needed ...

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Double Ace!

Both our Yr 8/9 tennis teams won the EISM championship this week. The boys’ team won convincingly with 8-1 while the girls’ team won a thrilling 5-4.

Great way to end the year!

Drew Solewicz
Sports Manager

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Insights – the power of language education

Dear Community,

In Douglas Adam’s classic novel Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy there exists a unique and unusual species of alien called the Babel fish which when placed in a host’s ear can offer the capacity to instantly translate every known language in the universe. Last year Google released its new product, Pixel Buds. These are headphones that when attached to a Google Smartphone are designed to offer instantaneous translation to supported foreign languages.

I haven’t experimented with Google Buds but ...

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Meaningful Jewish experiences in Kinder

During our Hebrew lessons in the Junior Kindergarten, we have been learning about our Jewish identity and what it means to be Jewish. This has been done by creating meaningful and relevant experiential Jewish experiences.

Each child proudly presented on their family (mishpacha) using a family photo. They learned the Hebrew word of each family member: ‘Abba’, ‘Ima’, ‘Ach’, Achot’, ‘Safta’ and ‘Saba’. They then drew their own family in a house, ‘Bayit’ which was then made into a display on ...

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