Sombre Commemorations

This year the Senior School gathered to mark Yom HaShoah with a Tekes on the theme “Just like me”. The assembly, which was run by our Year 12 Jewish Life Captains, focused on personal stories of young people during the time of the Shoah. Zac Graeve, Rylee Sack, Georgia Burstin and Amelie Vorcheimer read extracts from Anne Frank’s diary, Ariella Opat and Camilla Burrows sang a song by Chana Szenes and we heard from Bep Gomperts, a survivor, about her ...

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Insights – Emerging Jewish Identities

Dear Community,

In my office I keep a copy of a large and unique book. The outside of the book is entirely covered in a tallit, which we traditionally use to bury our dead in. Inside in miniscule print is the word “Jew” repeated 6 million times. Each page of this book has the word written 4800 times and there are 1250 pages in it. The book is suitably called And Every Single One Was Someone.

When I look at the book ...

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Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva wins Bronze!

Our own Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva (Year 11) took out bronze with her Australian teammates in the team Rythmic Gymnastics finals. Stay tuned as she competes in both the ball and ribbon finals tomorrow: https://7commgames.com.au/live/4

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Years 3-5 Engage in a Meaningful Model Seder

On Tuesday this week, Years 3-5 students had an incredible model Seder. A special atmosphere permeated the Slome Hall at TBI as the students actively participated, asked insightful questions and sung in unison together.

All the students were engaged and eager to share what they had learned in class. The students all sat at tables with students from different year levels, which offered new learning experiences and contributed to the special feeling of unity that we all felt on the day.

Students ...

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Gan Seorah’s Art History Project

This term, Gan Seorah was introduced to an innovative Art History program. The program aims to develop the children’s creativity and passion for art, as well as teaching explicit painting techniques and developing fine motor skills. This is done through an educator working with a small group of children at any one time. An artist is introduced to the children and the children are encouraged to analyse one or two of the artist’s pieces. Focusing on Vincent Van Gogh and ...

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Favourite Moments on Year 7 Camp

Year 7 Camp Memories – Cayden Vainer

On the 3rd day of camp, everyone in the year level went boogie boarding. This time we went to the surfing beach with massive waves so we would have more fun. It was amazing! I caught some of the best waves ever. It was one of the best bonding experience I’ve ever to had with my friends. I came out of this camp feeling like I made friends with basically everyone in our year ...

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King David Competes in Chess Victoria Tournament

100 students from 18 different schools competed today at the Chess Victoria Zonal Tournament. The King David team, represented today by Year 9 students Joel Irons, Julian Glowinski, Julian Adey, Zac Licenblat and David Pecherskiy competed gallantly against formidable opponents.

Our students started off strongly with comfortable wins in the first few rounds. As the day progressed the competition became tougher and wins were harder to come by.

Our students thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the opportunity to play against some excellent ...

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Insights – Engaging Students in Collaborative Learning

Dear Community,

I recently had the great privilege of attending the National Future Schools Conference. The Keynote address was given by the wonderful Sir Ken Robinson, rightly regarded as one of the greatest educational thinkers of our time. Sir Ken’s 2006 TED talk, Do Schools Kill creativity? has garnered over 50 million views.

Sir Ken’s address was entitled “Creative Schools: the grass roots revolution that’s transforming education.” In what was a provocative presentation, he detailed a litany of concerns with current educational ...

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Learning Chess from a Master

The Philosophy room was full and buzzing with the sound of playing and learning at lunchtime this week!

Many students from every year level came to learn and play with chess master Reuven Neumann and with their peers. The students were excited to learn a new game and practiced with enthusiasm. Those who had already learned the basics were encouraged to think strategically.

From the start of Term 2, Reuven will be conducting chess lessons as an after school activity which will ...

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Healing Hands and Hearts

The message students received this week from visiting Professor Anthony Luder, Director of Paediatrics at Ziv Hospital in Tzfat, Israel is “being Jews, we should be doing our best to heal the world”.

Our Years 9 and 10 students were very fortunate to hear from Prof Luder whose visit to our school was facilitated by a great KDS friend and supporter, Phyllis Dorey.

Prof Luder, who was born in London and made Aliya in 1981, remarked to students how being born in ...

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