A Rare Transit of Venus

On Wednesday 6th June our nearest planetary neighbour Venus, passed across the face of the Sun in what is known as a transit. Such an astronomical event is rare, and made for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those senior King David School students that had the chance to observe the 2012 transit of Venus. Using an 8-inch reflecting telescope fitted with a special solar filter, students were able to track ...

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Genetech 2012

On Thursday, 24 May, 10 students from  Years 10 and 11 were invited to attend “Genetech 2012” at the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) in Parkville.

These students participated in a series of workshops and lectures which looked at Breaking the Code. Our students successfully tested and identified a pathogenic strain of bacteria from a hospital patient, used bioinformatics to locate and classify the gene mutation responsible for the genetic ...

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New School Uniform is Launched

Our new School uniform has finally arrived!   The Uniform Shop is taking bookings for fittings over the next week and thereafter normal shop hours resume and parents can obtain the uniform during those hours. Southwick families can make appointments with Jennifer for fittings.

Samples of the new uniform are on display in the Uniform Shop.

For all inquiries regarding appointments please contact the Uniform Shop on 9529 5277.

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Cutting Edge Science Programs

In mid-August last year, students from The King David School in partnership with the Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) represented Australia at the 2011 CanSat France. CanSat is a competition organised jointly by French space agency Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and French space science education organisation Planète Sciences.

This was the first time an Australian team competed in this highly regarded international competition. CanSat is a global challenge created to encourage student interest, involvement and excitement about Space, Science, ...

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From the Brink of Extinction to the Classroom

The King David School has entered into a partnership with Zoos Victoria in a world first conservation project. From over 100 applications we have been invited to join the fight to save the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect (LHISI).

Presumed extinct for the past 80 years, LHISI were once common on Lord Howe Island. Tragically, a supply ship ran aground there in 1918, releasing rats onto the island. Along with five species of birds, the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect had ...

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Book Launch

Recently, educationalists from schools across Melbourne involved in teaching Religion and Society as a VCE subject, gathered at the Rebecca Magid Centre, The King David School, to celebrate the launch of the textbook, Religion and Society, Units 1-4, published by Macmillan.

This textbook was written by our own Jewish Studies staff Shayndel Samuel and Damien Green who both teach VCE Religion and Society at Magid Institute. Michele Bernshaw (Principal) in her address at the launch said “ both Shayndel Samuel and ...

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Concern for Cancer

Year 6 students got Charity events of the year underway with a popular Magid Bake Sale. Year 3 and 4 students were first to be served as the boys raised money by selling cookies, muffins, tarts, fruit juice etc. Eager crowds jostled at lunchtime on the 24th of February to raise money for the McGrath Foundation to train breast care nurses in the community. In the photo we see Gai, Elijah, Ashley, Raphael and Shannon setting up their tables ...

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Cyber Bullying

Susan McLean, Australia’s foremost expert in the area of cyber safety and young people was invited to talk to Year 7, 8 and 9 students last week in the Kobritz Auditorium.
Susan was a member of Victoria Police for 27 years and is widely known as the “cyber cop”. She was the first Victoria Police Officer appointed to a position involving
Cybersafety and young people.

Susan’s vast knowledge and expertise in this area makes her a sought after presenter and advisor.

Susan ...

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Shabbat Shira

On 4 February, the Centre for Living Judaism hosted its inaugural Jewish Music Workshop. Over 30 participants came together to learn a few new melodies and to sing some old favourites. Attendees included rabbis, cantors, lay leaders and congregants representing all four Victorian Progressive Synagogues. The group included some of the most senior members of Melbourne’s Jewish music community, as well as a few younger folks, interested in an introduction to Jewish music and songleading. Also in attendance were members ...

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