Oscar Wilde’s wit and whimsy comes to life

Oscar Wilde famously said that ‘life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.’ And so, in the spirit of not taking things too seriously, the Year 10 Literature class attended Artefact Theatre’s production of the classic comedy ‘The Importance of being Earnest’ on Thursday night at Chapel off Chapel. They were treated to a colourful and unrestrained version of the well-loved spoof on Victorian manners and sensibility. The performance brought all of Oscar Wilde’s wit and ...

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Track & field stars

Track and Field stars were out in full force on Friday 22 March at the Years 6-12 Inter-house Athletics Carnival. Senior students competed fiercely for House points in every event.

Amazing performances from Galil, Kinneret & Arava were evident, particularly in the 100m sprint as they tried to beat the reigning champions, Negev who have held onto the perpetual shield for 5 consecutive years.

With one hour of competition to go, Negev had a slender lead. It was down to the relays ...

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Jackson Pollock inspires our MERIT makers

The MERIT program (Making, Engineering, Robotics and Innovative Technologies) is a co-curricular program offered to Years 3 to 12 students that encourages curious and creative learning through a broad range of challenge-based learning activities. In yesterday’s Junior School MERIT program, students learnt about the artist Jackson Pollock and his amazing artwork. Our MERIT makers used Spheros (spherically shaped robots), paint and paper to create their own inspired and collaborative artwork.

Heath McGregor
Senior School Teacher

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Insights – the importance of “struggle time”

Dear Community,

This time a year ago I had the privilege of hearing eminent educational theorist, Sir Ken Robinson, speak at the National Future Schools Conference. As a prompt he presented a perplexing image of a multi-story brick building with many open windows. At each of these windows there were a number of adults balanced precariously on window ledges clinging to the window frames and looking inside the building. Robinson explained that the image was taken in Bihar in India and ...

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Purim Fever

This year’s Purim festivities were bigger and brighter than ever. From our youngest Pre-Schoolers to the Year 12s, students had the opportunity to immerse in the story, culture and vibrancy of the festival. In an age- and stage-appropriate manner, all parts of the School engaged in the key mitzvot (commandments) of Purim – giving and receiving gifts (mishloach manot), providing for those in need (matanot le’evyonim), hearing Megillat Esther and, of course, feasting.

Highlights of the day were many and varied. ...

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Building interfaith bridges

On Tuesday this week, The King David School hosted the first session of the Building Bridges Program for the year. Students were formally welcomed by Principal Marc Light. An outline of the aims of the program was then given by Geoff Garber. Students and teachers from Mt. Hira, Killester and Nazareth College joined our students for an interesting first session where some hearty discussions took place.

At the halfway point, the students enjoyed some tasty pizza and in the spirit of ...

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Nature Club – sustainable living

Our lunchtime Nature club is buzzing with excitement, after the new arrival of our worm farm. Students got to know our new little friends and help set up their home. We have also been busy preparing garden beds ready for new winter vegetable crops.

We are looking forward to fertilising our new veggie crops with the castings (worm juice) from our worm buddies. So much of the waste that we usually throw away is actually organic and compostable and we are ...

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Insights – becoming upstanders

Dear Community,

This week we have all experienced an emotional rollercoaster. We have participated in the unique joy of Purim in the shadow of the extraordinary tragedy of the Christchurch terrorist attack.

Purim is a festival that acknowledges our people’s survival in the face of those who sought to harm us because we were different. We recount with joy the bravery and genius of the heroes, Esther and Mordechai, in advocating for their people and overturning our doomed fate.

Last year I wrote ...

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Year 5 Student Leaders at Junior School

The Year 5 students have now completed their leadership training program and have been inducted as leaders of the Junior School campus. In their training program, they looked at what is the difference between a leader and a boss, the qualities that a good leader possess and leadership by example. They also carried out a design thinking process in their Va’adot (committees) which helped them arrive at their specific goals for the year. The students have already started displaying their ...

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Melbourne’s art culture

Year 9 New Horizons students went on a Melbourne art study tour this week to learn about the cultural aspect and history of Melbourne. Presentations on famous faces, Melbourne history and the art of Melbourne made it a truly eye opening experience for students and offered new insight into themselves as Melbournians.

David De Menna
Years 9-10 Level Coordinator

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