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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The ritual of Tashlich

The 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a time for reflection and introspection. During this time, we are required to engage in the act of “Taschlich,” meaning to “cast off,” a ritual that enables us to cast away our wrongs from the past year. This often involves throwing breadcrumbs into a body of flowing water. Traditionally, Taschlich focuses on introspection on the past year and encourages us to contemplate ways we can better ourselves in the coming ...

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Insights – nurturing leadership skills

Dear Community,

Recently the Senior School corridors came alive with humorous and creative posters as some of our Year 11s launched their campaigns to become elected to our new student leadership body, the Hanhaga.

This body is tasked with the very important responsibility to drive student participation in the life of the School, to contribute to the betterment of the community through actions and ideas, and to represent student voices in relation to key decision making about the School’s direction and ...

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State Semi-finalists in UN Youth Evatt Competition

Congratulations to four Year 11 students who participated on Sunday in the semi-final rounds of this year’s UN Youth Australia Evatt Victoria competition, held at the University of Melbourne. Avishai Conyer and Aaron Greenwell represented China in the morning session of a mock UN Security Council meeting and Ella Freeman and Jasmine Bader represented China in the afternoon session. Students from various Victorian secondary schools represented, in pairs, the other 14 current country members of the Security Council. Resolutions such ...

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I am. You are. We are Australian

In a stunning display of all things iconically Australian, our Years 3 to 5 students performed Made in Australia this week. The students were clearly highly engaged in this production and convincingly portrayed a range of narratives that shape our culture. Year 3 students who have been studying Indigenous culture in the classroom, brought two Dreamtime stories to life in magnificent fashion, replete with wonderfully creative puppets. Inspired by Dorothy McKellar’s poem, My Country, Year 4 students researched modern Australian ...

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