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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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Insights – The Key to Raising Healthy, Happy and Successful Kids

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I recently heard an anecdote from a teacher in the Junior School who recounted that when he was mid-sentence in a discussion about Jewish life, a student jumped up and dashed over to the Mood Meter that was up in the classroom and moved the little cut out of his head to high up into the yellow zone at the top of the Meter indicating that he was experiencing joy.

The Mood Meter is one of the key ...

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Pre-School Prepares for Pesach

At Pre-School many of the children are experiencing Pesach for the very first or second times in their lives. To build awareness and knowledge of this significant Chag, children have engaged in a wide range of enriching activities over the last few weeks in the lead up to Pesach.

Children in Gan Dubi, (our youngest room) have begun learning about baby Moses. Today they were involved in an activity using paint and marbling to decorate leaves that will hang over the ...

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The Importance of Gender Equality in Physics

On Tuesday, seven female students attended the Girls in Physics Breakfast, made possible by the Bureau of Meteorology and the Victorian Teachers Physics Network. Each student was seated with inspiring women working in different areas of Physics, as well as young enthusiasts from other schools. The guest speaker Dr Sue Barrell, Chief Scientist with the Bureau of Meteorology, discussed her work and the broad range of career pathways an interest in Physics can lead to.

was also discussed, and in light ...

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Insights – The Science of Learning

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I recently watched some footage of a classic game of AFL from the 1990s. I was struck by how dramatically the game has changed in the last few decades. Analysts of the game have attributed much of the difference to the influence of Sports Science on the way that AFL is played. Whilst rogue sports scientists pushing ethical boundaries have tainted many sporting competitions, there is no doubt that the considered and responsible use of methodology refined through research ...

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Expressing Genotypes with Veggie People

Yr 10 students have been investigating genetics in Science this term. Recently they had a chance to demonstrate their understanding through the creation of ‘Veggie People’ who had different characteristics depending on the genes they inherited from Ma Potato and Pa Onion. The population grew and we witnessed different ratios of certain characteristics such as carrot feet and olive eyes. Everyone had fun building their own individuals – or as we say in genetics “expressing their genotypes” and reflected that ...

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Year 5 Leadership Induction Assembly

Year 5 students had their Leadership Induction Assembly recently which made all students the Official Leaders of the Junior Campus 2018!

Each student received a special certificate and a badge with a ribbon which represents one of the eight committees. Parents and students of Years 3 & 4 were invited to join this significant event. Each committee said a few words about what they are planning to do in the year ahead and some groups decided to explain their CSI (Colour-Symbol-Image). ...

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Insights – Outdoor Education – Valuable Life Lessons Learned

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Benjamin Franklin famously articulated the relevance of student-centred learning approaches when he stated: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Franklin’s advocacy for experiential learning opportunities explains the reason behind our School’s focus on provision of meaningful learning opportunities that extend well beyond traditional classroom learning.

Recently I joined some highly excited Year 6 students as they boarded the bus for their Camp which was held in Sorrento. This was the ...

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