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Insights – a passion for learning

Dear Community,

If I asked you to close your eyes and think of a classroom and then to draw the main features, no matter how old you are or where you went to school, the likelihood is that similar elements would be represented. While the world has changed dramatically over the last century, our approach to education has changed at a far slower pace.

This is highly problematic as it is clear that we must alter our educational approach to best equip ...

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Representation at the United Nations!

Several pairs of Years 11 and 12 students have embarked on a journey of political discovery over August and September, participating in the annual UN Youth Victoria Evatt Model United Nations competition. Representing one of the fifteen UN member countries of the Security Council, they have debated, amended and voted on resolutions concerning global issues such as xenophobia, Nigerian elections and deforestation.

At various half day sessions over several weeks, each pair was allocated a country to represent in the round ...

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Silly Science enthralls

In three hilarious plays, Years 3 to 5 students enthralled a captive audience with a particularly quirky performance.

The Year 3s took us to Mars and back, bravely outsmarting the wicked Professor Meanfellow (and discovering that Martians love to share). The Year 4s had a very interesting take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – although I doubt that the original monster barked so sweetly and longed so desperately to make friends. The performance culminated in Year 5 hipsters saving the universe while ...

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Insights – reflection and enhancement

Dear Community,

I have always been enamoured with time travel movies. Some of my all-time favourites explore the concept in different ways.

The Hollywood classic Back to the Future hinges on the ripple effects for the future created by trying to change the past. The cult classic Donnie Darko uses the framework of Donnie’s psychological introspection to create a tangent universe that resolves the problems in the world. Run Lola Run allows for the protagonist to relive the same experience ...

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Insights – a strong sense of identity

Dear Community,

The founders of The King David School carefully devised a school emblem of King David’s harp sitting in a bed of wattle. This was designed to attest to the importance of our striving to nurture a strong Jewish identity and connection with Israel and an abiding allegiance to Australia.

While developing pride in being Australian seems second nature to our students, our school has a responsibility to reinforce this by highlighting Australia’s significant events and achievements. For this reason we ...

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A joyous Kinder Kabbalat Shabbat

Our Senior Kinder children delighted their grandparents and special friends today in a Kabbalat Shabbat that was full of joyous song and genuine engagement with the brachot and rituals of Shabbat. Each Kinder class then presented a video where the question “what do you love most about Shabbat” and “why do we have Shabbat” which was answered very thoughtfully by each child. Special handmade Shabbat-themed gifts were given to the grandparents and special friends before big hugs and kisses were ...

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Educating for a sustainable future

In line with the School’s commitment to educating for a sustainable future, students will take personal responsibility for electricity consumption with the completion of the first of a three stage installation of solar panels on the roofs of our campuses. By the end of September, 80% of the School’s power will be generated by the sun. We are proud to be amongst the first schools to undertake this initiative.

This system is linked to an innovative app and students will be ...

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Emerging Innovative Minds Conference

Year 12 students Joshua Brill, Ari Feldman, Aaron Greenwell and Jacob Moulton attended two program sessions of “The Emerging Innovation Summit 2019”. It was an insightful event that offered the students a rare opportunity to learn what some of the world’s best innovators and thinkers have to say about our rapidly changing world.

There were speakers who discussed the latest innovations driven by imagination, creativity, design thinking, system design, technology and business innovation. KDS made a special presentation about green innovation ...

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Insights – a culture of continuous teacher improvement

Dear Community,

Research into school improvement suggests that one of the primary factors that can inhibit the raising of student learning outcomes is the siloed nature of the teaching profession.

While during the instructional stage of a teaching degree there are many opportunities for teachers to observe others in action, in many schools this does not continue once a teacher is entrusted with their own class. Instead the adage of ‘my classroom, my kingdom’ seems to apply.

In this model, a ...

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Changemakers at KDS

It was my absolute pleasure to be a participant in this year’s Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) programme. The Youth in Philanthropy program is offered by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. The aim of the program is to get senior school students involved in philanthropy, and to inspire them to continue contributing to society later into life. The program kicked off with a meeting at the State Library where the different schools were introduced to the areas of focus and students ...

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