Write a Book in a Day

A cockroach with the voice of an angel, riddles encased in an envelope and a potion to cure amnesia were just some of the ideas students wrote about in the ‘Write a Book in a Day’ event. On Thursday 8 August, Year 5 students worked in teams over a twelve hour period, to craft stories as part of the Nationwide competition. The competition required that teams create a cohesive Narrative of at least 2000 words, as well as integrating certain ...

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Connecting to our rich Tanach heritage

Year 4 students were presented with their personal Tanachim by their families in a special celebration, Kabbalat Tanach on Thursday this week. The Tanach is a compilation of our foundational stories, guiding our personal, familial and communal ethics, values and beliefs. It is the history of the Jewish people and this ceremony is a handing down of heritage and tradition.

Recently the students have been learning Jewish Studies through a lens of understanding character analysis. Who a person is, what motivates ...

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Insights – curiosity, creativity and exploration

Dear Community,

When Nobel prize winning physicist, Isadore Rabi, was asked to explain his stellar career and life-long devotion to the study of science, he attributed it to his upbringing. He stated: “My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: So? Did you learn anything today? But not my mother. “Izzy,” she would say, “did you ask a good question today?” That difference – asking good questions ...

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Exceptional artistic talent

The 24th Annual Jewish Youth Art Competition, organised by B’nai B’rith Victoria was held on Sunday. The event exhibited over 300 artworks by artists whose ages ranged from 11 through to 18 years. Morrie Gold, a long-time member of B’nai B’rith and art benefactor initiated this competition to encourage the interest and confidence of children in the arts. Art competitions are a great way to foster the artistic abilities of young people and The King David School is proud to ...

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Insights – passionate educators

Dear Community,

In discussing the factors that determine positive student outcomes, School Principal Deborah Kenny stated that: “If you had an amazing teacher who was talented and passionate and given the freedom and support to teach well that was just 100 times more important than anything else.”

Indeed, most of us can remember the teacher or teachers who most influenced us to be the people we have become. While this may have been through out-of-the-box ideas, a passion for the subject matter ...

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Round 4 DAV debates – hat trick!

A hat trick! Congratulations once again to our intrepid debaters for their valiant efforts in representing KDS in the annual DAV interschool debating competition. On Wednesday evening this week, our three teams were victorious in the penultimate round of debates.

In the D Grade debate, Alex Cowen, Charley Cowen and Tobi Taranto debated the negative of the proposition ‘That convicted criminals should not be allowed to publish accounts of their crimes’. The B Grade debaters, Daniel Lindros, Josh Mitelman and Max ...

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Statewide Science Talent Search

Years 4 and 5 students were given the opportunity to invent, experiment and create in the Science Talent Search, a Statewide competition. Interested students committed lunchtimes and time after school delving into scientific principles related to an area of interest. They were required to complete a sophisticated project and write a comprehensive written report. Projects are currently exhibited on the ground floor, Junior Campus.

On Thursday 26 July, students attended Judging Day where they conducted an oral presentation to a panel ...

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Stunning results on the slopes

A fantastic performance by the King David Snow Sports team who competed in both the Maccabi Event and the ABL Jewish interschools competition.

We had a strong team of 13 students from Years 3 to 11. King David came 2nd in both the primary and secondary division for the Jewish Interschool and overall 3rd. Below are the final results for our students.

ABL Interschools

Skiercross
Division 5 – Lucy Rozenes 1st (Yr3)
Division 4 – Sienna Vorchheimer 1st (Yr6)
Division 4 – Sam ...

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Insights – celebrating positive relationships and student individuality

Dear Community,

This week, prominent author and educator, John Marsden, provoked controversy with his statements around bullying. Marsden said that: “A lot of the so-called bullying in schools is just kids giving each other feedback…it’s rare for a child who’s got likeable qualities to be treated in some sort of horrific or bullying way. Usually there is a range of behaviours which have caused friction to develop.”

In the aftermath of this statement many personal reflections have been shared which detailed a ...

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Shining a spotlight on women in STEM – PHYSICS FORUM 2019

Recently, a group of Year 9 & 10 girls attended a day run by the Physics department of Melbourne University. This day was designed both as an educational experience, and also as a way to show girls that, contrary to the societal stigma placed around it, choosing to do a higher level STEM subject is something they should feel comfortable with. A major theme of the day was, naturally, the moon landing, as Sunday was the 50th anniversary. From this ...

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