Building interfaith bridges

On Tuesday this week, The King David School hosted the first session of the Building Bridges Program for the year. Students were formally welcomed by Principal Marc Light. An outline of the aims of the program was then given by Geoff Garber. Students and teachers from Mt. Hira, Killester and Nazareth College joined our students for an interesting first session where some hearty discussions took place.

At the halfway point, the students enjoyed some tasty pizza and in the spirit of ...

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Nature Club – sustainable living

Our lunchtime Nature club is buzzing with excitement, after the new arrival of our worm farm. Students got to know our new little friends and help set up their home. We have also been busy preparing garden beds ready for new winter vegetable crops.

We are looking forward to fertilising our new veggie crops with the castings (worm juice) from our worm buddies. So much of the waste that we usually throw away is actually organic and compostable and we are ...

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Insights – becoming upstanders

Dear Community,

This week we have all experienced an emotional rollercoaster. We have participated in the unique joy of Purim in the shadow of the extraordinary tragedy of the Christchurch terrorist attack.

Purim is a festival that acknowledges our people’s survival in the face of those who sought to harm us because we were different. We recount with joy the bravery and genius of the heroes, Esther and Mordechai, in advocating for their people and overturning our doomed fate.

Last year I wrote ...

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Year 5 Student Leaders at Junior School

The Year 5 students have now completed their leadership training program and have been inducted as leaders of the Junior School campus. In their training program, they looked at what is the difference between a leader and a boss, the qualities that a good leader possess and leadership by example. They also carried out a design thinking process in their Va’adot (committees) which helped them arrive at their specific goals for the year. The students have already started displaying their ...

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Melbourne’s art culture

Year 9 New Horizons students went on a Melbourne art study tour this week to learn about the cultural aspect and history of Melbourne. Presentations on famous faces, Melbourne history and the art of Melbourne made it a truly eye opening experience for students and offered new insight into themselves as Melbournians.

David De Menna
Years 9-10 Level Coordinator

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Many podium finishes at EISM Swimming competition

33 students from Years 7-12 competed in the EISM swimming carnival at Ringwood Aquanation yesterday. There were some stand-out performances including Livia Lazarow’s victory in the 50m Freestyle and Nina Kanat’s many freestyle events including the 100m Freestyle where she scored 3rd as well as a 50m second place. Our u13 Boys relay team placed 3rd and Skyla Howard and Ethan Cohen placed 2nd qualifying for the champions event. Amelie Vorchheimer placed 3rd in both butterfly and breaststroke, Tobi Taranto ...

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Insights – a partnership between school and home

Dear Community,

At the Parent Information Evenings at the beginning of the school year I stated my belief that the best way to raise a child was in furious agreement between home and school. In saying this I hoped to emphasise the power of establishing genuine partnerships between parents and students.

I am reminded of an anecdote surrounding a discussion I had with one of my children’s football coach after his first game of football many years ago. At the conclusion of ...

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It’s all in the genome – plant cyanide!

Our science enthusiasts enjoyed an engaging and rewarding work experience recently. The program, known as Science Immersion Research Experience (SIRE) program, provided students the opportunity to work within the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) team. This involved using research grade equipment to conduct cutting edge science experiments, pursuing a small research project on plant cyanide.

A fabulous science enrichment opportunity for those with a strong passion and curiosity for both the biological and chemical Sciences.

The final day of the program entailed ...

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A valuable educational experience

Year 7 camp was an opportunity for our students to explore their connection to country and understand the connections they have between themselves. During the week of camp, students had body boarding and surfing lessons. These sessions covered wave and rip formation to assist students to make informed decisions when in the surf. Then with some instructions on how to use the boards, they went out into the gentle surf break. While some students were quickly onto their feet looking ...

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Big band experience

Last Friday, students from Years 9 and 10 Classroom Music attended a performance by the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra together with some students from other years levels with a special interest in this style of music. The Orchestra, led by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis, performed a number of tunes by the composer Thelonius Monk in the form of an illustrated lecture. This was an unparalleled opportunity to hear some of the world’s greatest big bands.

Adam Yee
Head of Music

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