Prep to Year 5 Sports Day

Our Prep to 5 Sports Day was held on Monday and it was a fantastic event for students, staff and parents . While the weather threatened, there was no stopping the excitement from all students as they gave it their best. With many weeks of training prior to the event, students competed for valuable House points. Negev once again proved their dominance on the athletics field. The final results were:

Negev 2718
Galil 2373
Kinneret 2185
Arava 1987

Drew Solewicz
Sports Manager

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Biomedical Science meets Art Competition winning entry!

We are thrilled that four of our Year 11 Biology students won the Biomedical Sciences Day photo competition held at GTAC. The Biology students had the privilege to use a scanning electron microscope (worth $80,000) to explore the surface of different crystals. Photographs were taken of specimens highlighting various colours and striking patterns. As a group, students selected two of their favourite images and submitted them into a Biomedical Science meets Art Competition. The image is known as “The Abyss”. ...

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Insights – the manner of assessment

Dear Community,

There is a unique buzz of energy across the School as our Year 12 students are now half way through the VCE exam period. This high-stakes testing period is characterised by nerves, adrenaline surges and a recurring emotional rollercoaster.

I was someone who was generally well suited to exams. I was able to express myself in the format that was favoured and was also able to cram material and recall it when the moment required. However, I have frequently come ...

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Supporting the Pittsburgh Jewish community

On Monday morning, I received a text message from a friend in Israel forwarding a very special request. An Israeli girl doing her national service with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh had reached out to Jewish communities around the world asking for support. Her aim was to strengthen the morale of a community who had suffered such a devastating loss whilst praying in their synagogue on Shabbat. I engaged Senior School students in the project as this was an opportunity ...

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Year 7 Kabbalat Torah

The Kabbalat Torah experience is an exciting milestone for our Year 7 students as part of their journey into Jewish adulthood. The Jewish custom of Bnei Mitzvah, recognises that as a child turns twelve or thirteen, they move from being a child, wholly dependent upon their parents, to a young adult, gaining independence with every new experience.

Each student participated in creative group presentations, producing original songs, artworks, technological displays, dance performances, dramatic adaptations, thoughtful written work and more. Students learnt ...

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Insights – in solidarity

Dear Community,

This week the Jewry worldwide was united in sorrow following the horrific anti-Semitic attack in Pittsburgh that saw eleven congregants of the Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha communities murdered and six others, including four responding police officers, wounded. This marks the deadliest attack on the US Jewish community ever.

The victims were attending Shabbat services which included a baby naming ceremony when the peace was shattered by an assailant shouting hate-filled statements.

Amidst the tragedy were remarkable stories of courage, ...

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Future Cities Exhibition

Throughout term 3 of Year 7 Humanities, students worked very hard tackling the difficult problem of how the cities of the future will be designed to sustainably manage the needs of rapidly increasing urban populations.

Today, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas; a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. That equates to an addition of 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050. As a result, cities will face ...

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Junior Kinder Grandparents’ Shabbat

Our Junior Kinder children were bursting with excitement today as grandparents and special friends joined them to celebrate Shabbat. They showcased their impressive knowledge of the rituals and songs they learn each week in preparation for Shabbat. As Marc Light commented, at King David, we “teach Jewish in an experiential way” so that students gain a rich appreciation of our culture and traditions.

Gan Te’ena were fortunate to have Rabbi Shneur Reti-Waks (Osher’s Dad) to lead some of the brachot.

Kol Hakavod ...

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Insights -B’hatzlacha to Class of 2018

Dear Community,

That special ingredient that turns a group of similarly-aged students into a cohort, a collection of individuals into a community and a school into a second home was on display at our recent Yr 12 Celebration Day Assembly.

Our students marked the end of their formal classes as they move into their study period leading into their final exams. The assembly was characterised by their irreverence and displayed their wit, sense of humour and unique dancing skills. However, the ...

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40th Anniversary Gala Dinner

What a spectacular birthday celebration! A capacity crowd enjoyed the stunning views over Albert Park Lake and the city skyline at Carousel to mark the School’s 40th birthday. Rabbi John Levi, one of the School’s founders, provided blessings and guests then enjoyed performances by Year 11 students Freya Boltman and Rachel Silber as well as past students Danielle Carey and John Reed. Highly acclaimed performers Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier were also part of the wonderful entertainment as was MC ...

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