Great Success on the Slopes

Another year of outstanding performances on the slopes of Mt Buller.  The Jewish Schools Championships was another successful event for TKDS as students from Prep – Yr 9 took home 2nd place overall.  A wonderful effort by the snowsports team.

Overall Standings

Moriah College 1st
The King David School 2nd
Mount Scopus 3rd
Bialik 4th

TKDS won the overall boys competition

Individual Results (Top 3)

Snowboard
1st place Hannah Ungar
1st place Jai Kanat

Alpine
Division 5 – Boys
1st place Raph Moss
2nd place Avi ...

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High Fliers on Year 10 Ski Camp

Despite the treacherous, cold, windy weather that pounded down on our Year 10 students at Mt Buller, the overall words resonating from all of our students was ‘I can’t believe I learnt how to ski’.

This year’s Ski Camp surpassed all expectations – the majority of our students were 1st time learners. By the time they left, many were attempting some of the more difficult runs of Mt Buller. Students were moving from difficult run to difficult run, working with our ...

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King David at the AIDS 2014 Conference

The 20th International AIDS Conference was held in Melbourne last month, where one of the organisers, Professor Sharon Lewin, a past parent of King David, kindly provided tickets for 5 Health and Human Development (VCE) students to one of the plenary sessions. We were accompanied by Stephanie Gratch.

We attended an interview with singer, songwriter and political activist, Sir Bob Geldof. Since retiring from the Boomtown Rats, he has been involved in the fight against World poverty. He was amongst approximately ...

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Debating Stars

A stellar performance shone last night from the Year 11 Debating team, consisting of Huw Goldstein, Gabi Abrahams and Sasha Goldenberg. They argued the Affirmative on the topic ‘That Trade should be linked to Human Rights’ against the Year 11 B grade team from McKinnon Secondary College. All acquitted themselves admirably but Sasha was awarded the Best Speaker for the debate and the adjudicator remarked that he had never before heard such a clear and excellent model for the argument, ...

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Havdallah Experience – Senior Kinder PACE

Last Friday, our Senior Kinder children and their parents came together to learn all about Havdallah.

They heard a beautiful story from Dr Bryan Conyer about Adam and Eve’s first Havdallah, before breaking into groups to make their own ‘Havdalah kits’ – a spice bag, kiddush cup and candle. There was a lot of fantastic creativity and everyone created really beautiful and personalized items!

At the end of those activities we all came together to learn a lovely melody for the Havdallah ...

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Our Students' Artwork on Display at ISV Exhibition

The Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) Annual Student Art Exhibition for 2014 was officially opened at Shell House, No 1 Spring Street, Melbourne by the State Education Minister Martin Dixon on Tuesday 29 July with King David students, staff and parents in attendance. We are extremely proud of our students whose work was selected to be exhibited after reviewing a significant volume of artwork from students across Independent Schools in Victoria.

Anne Smith, Arts Program Manager of Independent Schools Victoria asserts that ...

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Follow your Passion

Senior students were treated to a presentation “Follow your Passion” by Monash maths lecturer Norman Do this week. He inspired everyone with his stories on how his love of Maths has taken him all around the world and provided many great opportunities for him.

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KDS Hosts Launch of Kynnections Phase II Project

KDS hosted the launch of the Kynnections Project (Phase II) today at the Kobritz Auditorium, with KDS Year 11 students joined by groups of students from Catholic Regional College and Maribyrnong Secondary College.  The aim of this project is to promote interfaith dialogue and mutual respect among students from different religious backgrounds.

The Hon Kevin Andrews, Minister for Social Services was in attendance and spoke of the importance of nurturing tolerance for people from different religions within our communities in order ...

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Year 3 and 4 Murrindindi Incursion

On Monday 21 July, the Year 3 and 4 students were visited by an Aboriginal elder, Murrindindi.

Murrundindi is the Ngurungaeta of the Wurundjeri people. ‘Ngurungaeta’ is a Wurundjeri word meaning ‘head man’ or ‘tribal leader.’

He shared insightful family and local history relating to Indigenous Australian culture.  Murrindindi brought in some exciting objects of cultural significance.The students were fascinated with the possum skin football, the kangaroo coat which his uncle passed on to him and the assortment of boomerangs.

We were mesmerised ...

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