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Gan Seorah went to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo!

Last Wednesday Gan Seorah enjoyed an excursion to the Melbourne Zoo. Endangered animals was our topic of choice and we were treated to a beautiful play-based session by our Zoo keeper guide Francesca. Over the last week or so we have focused our learning on three Australian endangered animals, the Helmeted Honeyeater, the Corroboree Frog and the Eastern Barred Bandicoot. Francesca reinforced the learning back at Kinder and the children had the chance to engage with a range of materials ...

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Prep to Year 5 Inter-House Athletics

The sun was shining at the start of this week’s Prep to Year 5 Inter-House Athletics Carnival. Students competed in a number of sporting events and the clouds that threatened did not inhibit our students from jumping, running and throwing themselves into every event. The agility of the hurdles, the power of the shot put, the speed of the sprints were among the highlights of the day. The rain was eventually too strong to continue and so the event was ...

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Insights – social media storms

Dear Community,

Over the last week I have followed with some interest the gathering social media storm that was prompted by a cartoon by Michael Leunig. The cartoon depicted a young mother so engrossed in her phone’s screen that she had not noticed that her baby had fallen out of the pram. The image was accompanied by a short poem which ended with the line that the baby was “wishing that he was loved like a phone.”

The negative response that the ...

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Climate change and cities of the future

Throughout the Humanities classes in Term 3 , Year 7 students worked very hard tackling the difficult problem of climate change and how the cities of the future will be designed to sustainably manage the needs of a growing population while reducing our carbon footprint.

In small groups, students researched, designed and built sustainable cities of the future. Each city had to deliver zero emissions strategies across four key sectors: Energy, Transportation, Housing/Infrastructure and Agriculture. At their Exhibition on Friday, the ...

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Year 7 – Kabbalat Mitzvah

In the first of what will become a regular fixture in the School’s Jewish Life calendar, Kabbalat Mitzvah was held for Year 7 students and their families. Centering around the mitzvah of Shabbat and the concept that, to quote the Zionist thinker Ahad Haam, ‘More than the Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews’, the evening began with hearing from members of three generations about their thoughts and associations with Shabbat. Participants then chose from fifteen Shabbat-themed sessions ...

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Name a Star!

Gan Rimon Kindergarten this year has been studying the Apollo 11 Anniversary and all about the Solar System. This led into the “name a star and its orbiting planet” competition which we entered, as part of the International Astronomical Union its 100 birthday. We are one of the 6 finalists!

We would love everyone to vote so that our Kindergarten and The King David School will have the prestige honour of naming a new Solar System . The finalist with the most votes ...

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Insights – nurturing future leaders

Dear Community,

When you see the typical teenager represented in advertising or sitcoms they are usually depicted as monosyllabic, absorbed on their device or rolling their eyes at something their parent has said. The media and wider popular culture are responsible for perpetuating an image of youth as apathetic, self-consumed and shallow.

While in any population there are individuals who will conform to a dominant stereotype, my experiences with young people present a character type that is vastly different from ...

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F1 in Schools STEM Challenge – outstanding students!

The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is a worldwide student competition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The challenge is multi-faceted and multi-disciplined requiring students to follow an engineering and manufacturing process to design, analyse, test, make and race a miniature F1 car capable of reaching speeds up to 80km/hour along a 20-meter track.

King David School Year 11 students Jordan Engel, Daniel Eikelis, Joel Langer, Daniel Lindros and Ashley Morris worked tirelessly on the challenge over many months and recently ...

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Junior Kinder Kabbalat Shabbat

Junior Kinder children showcased their Jewish learning to delighted grandparents and special friends today in a joyous Kabbalat Shabbat filled with meaning and song . Special handmade candlesticks were then given to their grandparents and special friends before big hugs and kisses were exchanged!

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Insights – “kids these days”

Dear Community,

“[Young people] are high-minded because they have not yet been humbled by life, nor have they experienced the force of circumstances…They think they know everything, and are always quite sure about it.”

This fourth century quote from Aristotle fits into a consistent pattern of criticising youth that dates back to at least 624 BCE according to a recently published study by John Protzko and Jonathan W. Schooler in Science Advances magazine. The study aimed to explore the propensity of older ...

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