Honk! Jr – wonderful family entertainment

It’s OK to be different! Our Years 6-8 Musical, Honk! Jr, performed this week, explored the idea of a mother’s love for her children despite their differences. Through light-hearted humour, powerful acting and joyous songs, the students retold the famous tale of the Ugly Duckling to captivated audiences. Ugly leaves the farm to look for food and along the way meets many animals who help him on his journey to realise that we are all different and all have our ...

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STEAM is on its way as technology is here to stay!

Any King David student who describes themselves as a technology geek, creative design guru and/or marketing maestro … is involved in applying aspects of STEAM in their classes and everyday life.

Australia’s current chief scientist, Alan Finkel coined the phrase “STEM is on its way as technology is here to stay”, however, it is clear that the Arts has an important part to play in capturing the interest of female students who might consider a science or engineering career. “It ...

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Fantastic results at EISM Cross Country

On a beautiful spring day, our athletes took to the hills of Doncaster this week to compete in the EISM Cross Country Carnival at
Ruffey Lake Park.

Some fantastic results were achieved and with over 60 runners in each race, Adam Bentata (Year 8), Jemma Kausman (Year 9) and Camilla Burrows (Year 10) all had podium finishes, taking home the bronze medal for the Southern Division. A number of other students finished in the top 20 of their races which was ...

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The ritual of Tashlich

The 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a time for reflection and introspection. During this time, we are required to engage in the act of “Taschlich,” meaning to “cast off,” a ritual that enables us to cast away our wrongs from the past year. This often involves throwing breadcrumbs into a body of flowing water. Traditionally, Taschlich focuses on introspection on the past year and encourages us to contemplate ways we can better ourselves in the coming ...

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Insights – nurturing leadership skills

Dear Community,

Recently the Senior School corridors came alive with humorous and creative posters as some of our Year 11s launched their campaigns to become elected to our new student leadership body, the Hanhaga.

This body is tasked with the very important responsibility to drive student participation in the life of the School, to contribute to the betterment of the community through actions and ideas, and to represent student voices in relation to key decision making about the School’s direction and ...

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State Semi-finalists in UN Youth Evatt Competition

Congratulations to four Year 11 students who participated on Sunday in the semi-final rounds of this year’s UN Youth Australia Evatt Victoria competition, held at the University of Melbourne. Avishai Conyer and Aaron Greenwell represented China in the morning session of a mock UN Security Council meeting and Ella Freeman and Jasmine Bader represented China in the afternoon session. Students from various Victorian secondary schools represented, in pairs, the other 14 current country members of the Security Council. Resolutions such ...

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I am. You are. We are Australian

In a stunning display of all things iconically Australian, our Years 3 to 5 students performed Made in Australia this week. The students were clearly highly engaged in this production and convincingly portrayed a range of narratives that shape our culture. Year 3 students who have been studying Indigenous culture in the classroom, brought two Dreamtime stories to life in magnificent fashion, replete with wonderfully creative puppets. Inspired by Dorothy McKellar’s poem, My Country, Year 4 students researched modern Australian ...

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Insights – the social brain

Dear Community,

“When he stops chattering, Marc can be a keen, cooperative class member.”

This is the comment regarding Attitude in the subject Art from my 1988 KDS School Report. In my defence, and admittedly some 30 years too late to be useful to me, is the fact that new educational research suggests that social encounters in the classroom are actually when we achieve our best learning.

New research into “the social brain” suggests that our social encounters are actually crucial ...

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Thinking with passion

Our Year 8 students presented their Passion for Thinking projects this week. This initiative allows students to investigate and develop a project based on their own passions. Students explored topics as diverse as a device designed to assist in heart attacks by quickly distributing oxygen into the bloodstream, an original song encouraging us to recognise inner beauty and to cast away shallow judgments on appearance and a unique way of preserving the memories of loved ones through creating unique personalised ...

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Two Championships in two days!

Our Years 8/9 girls netball team returned to school today as champions! This was the second championship won by King David this week as yesterday our Senior boys basketball team won their Grand Final match. In a heart stopping 25-23 win over Alphington Grammar, the netball match was close from the start, with a 4 point margin separating the teams throughout the match. At quarter time KDS were down by 2 points however with some positional changes, we gained a ...

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