Graduating Class of 2019!

Dear Community,

I write to congratulate our outstanding graduating class of 2019.

At our recent Graduation Dinner I said the following to the students:

“You are an extraordinary group of individuals who have a vast array of individual talents and passions – you are champions in your own right. But you come together as a group who have made a very significant impact on our school community and on one another. I have been inspired by how you have embraced school life and ...

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An Evening of Celebration

The annual Presentation Evening held at Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University provided the School community with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate another successful year. The evening included a special graduation ceremony for the class of 2019 with heartfelt reflections from Aaron Greenwell, Raquel Trapler as well as Roshei Hanhagah (School Captains), Freya Boltman and Ella Freeman. The choir and orchestra entertained the audience with highlights from Mama Mia! and The Greatest Showman. VCE Graduates, Rachel Silber and Freya Boltman ...

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Insights – Presentation Evening

Dear Community,

I would like to share with you an excerpt from my speech from this week’s Presentation Evening.

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Good Evening, Rabbanim, distinguished guests, and our wonderful school community.

As many of our parents walk their kindergarten students into the campus from the carpark on Dandenong Rd they pass a collage in the stairwell which bears the words from the famous Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody song: “From little things big things grow.”

Looking out at our graduates tonight these words ring particularly ...

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Intrepid sailors on Year 11 camp

Last week the Year 11 cohort traveled to the Gippsland lakes to partake in a 3 day sailing camp. Throughout the trip we were guided by instructors from Rivera and staff from King David to learn the basics of sailing and how to live in a confined space with others. We learned the terminology associated with the sport such as “Jibe” and “Tack” as well as when and how to use them. Our camp experience was accompanied by those of ...

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The Big Emotional Divide

The Big Emotional Divide took Prep to Year 2 students on a confronting journey of emotions. The students studied various emotions and then wrote their own lines for this show that aligns with the School’s emotional intelligence program. They sang, they danced, they acted and eventually established the idea that emotions are perfectly normal and something that we all deal with on a daily basis. The teachers were incredible support for the students and the show was creatively written by ...

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Insights – B’hatzlacha and Kadima!

Dear Community,

I’d like to share with you, the message I gave to our Class of 2019 at their Graduation Dinner held last night.
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Dear Graduates,

I think I can speak on behalf of your parents, teachers and the whole KDS community when I say that we are all bursting with pride. It sounds like such a cliché but let me take a moment to delineate why.

You are an extraordinary group of individuals who have a vast array of individual talents ...

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The Year 5 camp last week included climbing high and low ropes, building rafts and creating dreamcatchers. Students also visited the penguin parade on Phillip Island, had a bonfire and competed in a trivia night. All of this while making new friends, working as a team, supporting each other through homesickness and surviving 37 degrees!

Taryn Stark and Gideon Sharp

Below are reflections from students on their experience:
• I loved that my group won trivia – Sam L
• I loved ...

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Friends of King David – Lyon Housemuseum

Friends of the King David School organised a very special event on Sunday at the Lyon Housemuseum. Bookings were at capacity and guests were generously hosted by Corbet Lyon who presented on many of the works which comprise a selection of his 360 art works from highly regarded contemporary Australian artists. He also gave a short impromptu performance on a specially commissioned organ.

It was a wonderful event and a special opportunity to enjoy the unique architecture of the Lyon Housemuseum, ...

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Building the city of the future with LEGO

Last Sunday, a keen group of Junior School students attended the FIRST Lego League Junior Expo held at Swinburne University. The event was packed with over 20 Lego displays from schools across Victoria and hundreds of interested visitors. The theme for the day was “building the city of the future”. Given that we were situated in the Advanced Technologies Centre that hosts various cutting edge robots, the atmosphere was very futuristic

The King David students had created three displays: our first ...

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Year 6 Team Wins a Zoos Victoria STEM Challenge!

Congratulations to Year 6 students, Eden Blumberg and Charlotte Lipton for winning a prize in a Zoos Victoria STEM Design Challenge.

Zoos Victoria set a challenge for interested students to help improve the wellbeing of the Lemur and Meerkat populations at Melbourne Zoo. Their objective was to build a prototype 3D sustainable model that would increase an aspect of the animal’s natural behaviour. Three Year 6 KDS teams entered the competition. They are all to be commended for their passion, deep ...

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