Psychology Students Investigate Piaget's Theory

The Unit 1 Psychology class is currently studying cognitive development, specifically Jean Piaget’s theory of the ‘Four Stages of Cognitive Development’.

In order to better understand Piaget’s theory and understand the concept of cognitive development, we were set the task of investigating this theory, with the help of some of the Year 4 Kindergarten and Year 2 students at Southwick. We were shown specific testing examples used to identify cognitive developmental stages, as well as how to interpret the results.

The process ...

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Inaugural KDS Chess Competition

The inaugural KDS chess competition has captivated the attention of students over the last few weeks. Run over five successive Friday lunchtimes, the competition, now in its second week, has seen eager students vie for victory in an intellectual melee. Open to all students at Magid Institute, and generously supported by the KDS Maths Department, the competition gives students the opportunity to test themselves against their peers in a battle of wits, all over a chess board.

Rafael Ungar (Year 11)

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Senior Visual Arts Students visit MONA

On Wednesday 6 May, King David Visual Arts students from Years 10- 12 took the exciting opportunity to visit MONA, Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania.

We started our morning at a time that could still be considered to be night time, as we all met in the dark at 6.15 am outside the Magid Institute where we boarded the school bus and headed to Tullamarine to take our short flight to Hobart We had no idea what ...

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Insights

Dear Community,

The King David School has a proud reputation for excellence in learning. Indeed, our capacity to work closely with our students to enable them to exceed their expectations is something that gives us tremendous pride.

But our mission at the School extends far beyond our students’ academic achievement. In the design of our programs, experiences and opportunities we are constantly asking ourselves the question – who are our students becoming as a result of their time with us?

We are confident ...

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Lag B'Omer

Lag B’Omer celebrations at the Magid Campus took place yesterday. Students were engaged in educational sessions on the festival during their T’fillah sessions with Rabbi Allison Conyer and Shannyn Gelbart. This involved a symbolic “bonfire” which students sat around during their sessions.

Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of the students as they danced with Hineini Madrichim. Dancing and music are traditionally restricted activities during the Omer. This restriction is lifted on Lag B’Omer. As Tikkun Olam (repairing the ...

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Embryonic Development in the Science Lab

This week the Year 9 students were given the opportunity to participate in a unique project called BioEYES. The project saw some little aquatic friends join us in the Science lab. With the guidance of a Monash University educator, a group of Year 9s have been learning about embryonic development and genetic inheritance through a breeding program that involves zebrafish.
On the first day of the project, students selected a wildtype (with stripes) fish and nacre (without stripes) fish to ...

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Chick Time!

Over the last two weeks, the Year 2 students have been observing an incubator of 10 eggs hatch and grow into baby chicks. The students have been studying lifecycles as part of Units of Inquiry. Both classes created a video log of the chicks’ development over the fortnight.

Rachel Benn
Junior School Teacher

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Insights from the Principal

Dear Community,

I read this week that a 2009 article by former US President, Jimmy Carter, has become the most read article ever published in The Age newspaper. The article entitled ‘Losing my religion for equality’ has struck a chord within Victoria and has become a recent viral hit. In it, President Carter describes his painful decision to leave his place of worship of over six decades due to his perception that “women and girls have been discriminated against for too ...

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Year 1 Students – Exploring Animal Habitats

On Tuesday this week, Year 1 students went on an excursion to Melbourne Zoo as part of their Unit of Inquiry, Habitat Heroes.

They explored the Zoo in small groups visiting all the animals in their habitats. They also took part in a classroom session, getting to touch different reptiles and learning about their natural habitats.

They had a fantastic day at the zoo!

Natalie and Melanie

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Victorious Debaters

Two of the three KDS teams which debated in the Debaters Association of Victoria (DAV) Interschool Debates this Tuesday evening, 28 April, were victorious.

The D Grade team, consisting of Daniel Freidgeim, Noa Abrahams and Gabrielle Arnheim won the debate on ‘That we should stop celebrating Australia Day’ and the C Grade team, of Ben Brill, Tyrone Kane and Aaron Segal, won their discussion on the topic ‘That all educational institutions should reserve places for Indigenous students’. The A Grade team ...

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