World Philosophy Day

Yesterday the Junior School celebrated ‘World Philosophy Day’. Students donned robot, computer character, and futuristic costumes in accordance with our ‘Technologic in the Digital Age’ theme.

Our budding Philosophers were immersed in all activities as they showcased their critical and collaborative thinking skills to conquer technology-themed ‘Escape Quests’. Additionally, it was wonderful to see our thinkers display creative and verbal reasoning skills during our Communities of Inquiry.

We were thrilled to host Philosopher Michelle Sowey who facilitated a variety of these engaging ...

Continue Reading →
0

Insights – building harmony and connections

Dear Community,

I wish to describe a few scenes for you. The first involves our Year 11 students weaving friendship bracelets, playing soccer, making ice cream and reading with young members of the Australian Sudanese and South Sudanese communities. This occurred at the annual King David and Stand Up joint Mitzvah Day event at our Dandenong Road Campus. For the eighth year in a row, the Jewish and African communities came together for a joint celebration on this special day.

A highlight ...

Continue Reading →
0

Outdoor Education

Last week, Year 4 students set off for their three-day adventure to Wombat Corner, Emerald. Even though it was pouring with rain (and at times hailing!) the students’ enthusiasm didn’t fade. Canoeing, archery, and a low ropes course filled our students’ days with challenging fun. Students participated in an Indigenous education session on site. The ride on Puffing Billy on the way back to school was a thrill and excited calls for next year’s camp were heard from many. Below ...

Continue Reading →
0

An evening of creative arts

The inaugural Creative Arts Evening at the start of Term 4 showcased the work of our senior students in the fields of Art, Design, Drama and Media. The School’s Jewish performance group,
Nana, opened the evening with songs on arrival. After a welcoming address, families were escorted to different areas of the Rebecca Magid Centre by the recently elected Hanhagah
(student leaders) to view the art in the Joseph Brown gallery, watch films, listen to audio recordings and enjoy dramatic ...

Continue Reading →
0

Innovative Schools Award!

The King David School was recently awarded the 2019 Innovative Schools Award by the Educator online magazine. This is awarded to schools at the cutting edge of change and innovation in Australia. King David has been noted as one of the schools making the most profound and exciting impact in education today.

King David has been recognised as a pioneer in utilising the major advancements in the field of Educational Neuroscience. The King David School has used this knowledge and understanding ...

Continue Reading →
0

Insights – a commitment to reconcilliation

Dear Community,

Last week a group of students, teachers, parents and grandparents gathered for a meeting after school to launch our process of developing King David’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Under the umbrella of Reconciliation Australia, RAPs are developed as an organisation’s formal statement of commitment to reconciliation with Australia’s first nations. You can learn more about RAPs here: https://www.narragunnawali.org.au/

At King David we have been on a journey of enhancing our students’ knowledge and understanding of Australia’s indigenous heritage. This has ...

Continue Reading →
0

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 ...

Continue Reading →
0

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 ...

Continue Reading →
0

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 ...

Continue Reading →
0

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 ...

Continue Reading →
0
Page 2 of 100 12345...»