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Insights – the miracles of our planet

Dear Community,

“Once there was a tree….and she loved a little boy. And every day the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and make them into crowns and play king of the forest. He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches and eat apples. And they would play hide-and-go-seek. And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade. And the boy loved the tree…. very much. And the tree was happy. ...

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Friendly competition in and out of the pool

King David’s biggest ever Senior School Swimming Gala took place at Harold Holt Swim Centre on Thursday and the atmosphere was fantastic. The pool was busy with students participating in individual and team events. The day began with the student team narrowly defeating the staff relay team. At lunch time Galil was leading on the scoreboard with Kinneret close by. The lunch time dance off saw Arava jump to the lead as they were electric on the dance floor but ...

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Rearing to go in Prep!

Our Prep students had their first day of School on Friday 31 January before Term 1 officially started. They were extremely eager to experience their new classrooms and teachers and seemed more than happy to wave goodbye to adoring families for a few hours! Have a great year of learning!

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Insights – dawn of a new school year

Dear Community,

Last Friday, I indulged in one of my most favourite annual traditions. I attended the Prep orientation session and then immediately dashed to the Year 12 orientation. This is one of the great blessings of my job – to be involved in guiding our students, regardless of age and stage, through their school journeys.

The Preps were a delightful picture. Serious faces, swimming in over-sized uniforms, lugging school bags that they could practically live in. There were far ...

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Graduating Class of 2019!

Dear Community,

I write to congratulate our outstanding graduating class of 2019.

At our recent Graduation Dinner I said the following to the students:

“You are an extraordinary group of individuals who have a vast array of individual talents and passions – you are champions in your own right. But you come together as a group who have made a very significant impact on our school community and on one another. I have been inspired by how you have embraced school life and ...

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An Evening of Celebration

The annual Presentation Evening held at Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University provided the School community with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate another successful year. The evening included a special graduation ceremony for the class of 2019 with heartfelt reflections from Aaron Greenwell, Raquel Trapler as well as Roshei Hanhagah (School Captains), Freya Boltman and Ella Freeman. The choir and orchestra entertained the audience with highlights from Mama Mia! and The Greatest Showman. VCE Graduates, Rachel Silber and Freya Boltman ...

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Insights – Presentation Evening

Dear Community,

I would like to share with you an excerpt from my speech from this week’s Presentation Evening.

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Good Evening, Rabbanim, distinguished guests, and our wonderful school community.

As many of our parents walk their kindergarten students into the campus from the carpark on Dandenong Rd they pass a collage in the stairwell which bears the words from the famous Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody song: “From little things big things grow.”

Looking out at our graduates tonight these words ring particularly ...

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Intrepid sailors on Year 11 camp

Last week the Year 11 cohort traveled to the Gippsland lakes to partake in a 3 day sailing camp. Throughout the trip we were guided by instructors from Rivera and staff from King David to learn the basics of sailing and how to live in a confined space with others. We learned the terminology associated with the sport such as “Jibe” and “Tack” as well as when and how to use them. Our camp experience was accompanied by those of ...

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The Big Emotional Divide

The Big Emotional Divide took Prep to Year 2 students on a confronting journey of emotions. The students studied various emotions and then wrote their own lines for this show that aligns with the School’s emotional intelligence program. They sang, they danced, they acted and eventually established the idea that emotions are perfectly normal and something that we all deal with on a daily basis. The teachers were incredible support for the students and the show was creatively written by ...

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Insights – B’hatzlacha and Kadima!

Dear Community,

I’d like to share with you, the message I gave to our Class of 2019 at their Graduation Dinner held last night.
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Dear Graduates,

I think I can speak on behalf of your parents, teachers and the whole KDS community when I say that we are all bursting with pride. It sounds like such a cliché but let me take a moment to delineate why.

You are an extraordinary group of individuals who have a vast array of individual talents ...

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