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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Spring Concert bursts with talent

On Monday, the Music Department hosted their annual Spring Concert. The concert involved every ensemble from both the Junior and Senior Schools, as well as our VCE soloists Freya Boltman, Kylie Campbell, Amy Priester, Rachel Silber and Frances Yudko. The concert was expertly emceed by Noa Abrahams (Year 12), who, in addition to playing and singing in senior ensembles composed an original work for orchestra as part of her VCE Music Style and Composition subject. Daniel Freidgeim also composed an ...

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Insights – an educationally agile and caring school community

Dear Community,

I would like to share with you, the address I gave at our 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Sunday. Please see below.

Shabbat Shalom,

Marc Light
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Dear Honoured guests and friends,

In 1981 I began my school education as a wide-eyed and talkative 3 year old in what was then called Brown Kindergarten at The King David School in Kooyong Road, Armadale.

My happiest childhood memories are predominantly focused around the formative time I spent as a Primary school student at ...

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Insights – celebrating the past and supporting our future

Dear Community,

In the lead up to our 40th birthday Gala and Appeal, I hope that you have had the opportunity to view the beautiful videos being shared on the School’s social media accounts which emphasise the theme of celebrating the past and supporting our future.

What struck me in watching these videos, as it does when I speak with students, alumni and school families, is the unanimity in what resonates with so many about our incredible school.

Alumna, Alix Friedman, mentioned ...

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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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