Gan Keshet Ventures into the Great Outdoors

On Wednesday, the children of Gan Keshet jumped on the bus and went for a drive.

This was an extension from the children’s interest shown in the bus when travelling to the library. The destination was not the focal point of the excursion but an added bonus. The educators outlined a scenic route that allowed the children to view city landscape as well as the beach.

The objective was to allow the children to experience something different than our usual learning environment ...

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History Out of the Box

This term, all Year 4 and 5 students are learning about different periods in Australia’s history.

The Year 4 students are inquiring into the First Fleet and the focus for Year 5 is the daily life during Colonial Times.

To enhance our understandings, the Year 4 and 5 students were involved in an incursion with History Box that explored various aspects of Australian history.

Students had the opportunity to dress in period costume as well as participate in hands-on activities that allowed them ...

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Years 6-12 Inter-House Athletics Gala

On 30 April 2013, a beautiful autumn day, students from Years 6-12 at The King David School, participated in the annual athletics carnival.

Held at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, the students fought it out for several hours, with Kinneret leaving as the victorious House.

In a display of House spirit, team members cheered on their athletes.

The high jump attracted record spectator interest, particularly the Year 12 boys’ event. Field events were held throughout the day, with participation by as many students as possible, ...

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Year 1 Students visit the Heide Museum of Modern Art

As part of the Visual Arts program this term, the students in Year 1 are learning about elements of Art, such as line and texture, that are found in nature.

As an introductory session, the students visited the Heide Museum of Modern Art, in Bulleen. As well as working in groups to create mandalas using natural materials such as leaves and stones in response to Heide’s environment, the students also had the opportunity to appreciate and discuss some of the art ...

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Year 12 Theatre Studies Students Perform Hedda Gabler

After months of effort and hard work, the students of the VCE Theatre Studies class were finally able to perform their play for 2013 to an audience – Henrik Ibsen’s classic, Hedda Gabler.

The Year 12 performance is the result of the year’s biggest group effort, as opposed to the monologues later in the year which the students must work on individually.

For this year’s production of Hedda Gabler, the students all worked closely together to make sure the story would be ...

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Tribute to our ANZAC's

Students from the Middle School gathered in the multipurpose Hall on Wednesday to pay tribute to the many servicemen and women who lost their lives defending Australia.

The Campus Captains and House Captains read poems and prose to commemorate ANZAC Day and students watched a video which gave meaning to this important national occassion.

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Hebrew Master Class

This week VCE Hebrew students had the opportunity to advance their creative writing skills while participating in a Master Class run by Lee Kofman.

An Israeli-Australian author of three books (in Hebrew), Kofman worked with our students on techniques in creative Hebrew writing.

Her publications (fiction, non-fiction and poetry in English) have appeared in Australia, UK and USA (Griffith REVIEW, Westerly and more). She is the recipient of the Australian Council Grant, several writing residencies and ASA mentorship, and is currently finishing ...

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Hava Nashira – Jewish Music Conference

Take a group of around 80 rabbis, cantors, singers, musicians and service leaders. Put them together for a weekend and what do you get? Beautiful music, of course! And that’s just what happened last weekend at the inaugural Hava Nashira Jewish Music Conference, held in Melbourne at The King David School and Temple Beth Israel (TBI), under the auspices of the Union for Progressive Judaism and Progressive Judaism Victoria (PJV).

The participants, who represented Progressive Jewish communities all over Australia and ...

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Caulfield Racecourse Fun Run

Congratulations to the students, families and staff who supported yesterday’s Fun Run at Caulfield Racecourse.

The King David School was the second highest fundraiser on the day and as a result, received a $1000 cheque from Bendigo Bank for our efforts. A total of $4500 was raised and will go towards the School’s Scholarship Fund.

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Years 7 and 8 Shabbaton

Last weekend we had our annual Years 7 and 8 ARZA Shabbaton, which presented the students with an amazing opportunity to learn about the diversity in Israel and to celebrate Shabbat as a community.

The students experienced different Jewish rituals and participated in a variety of activities which even included their own “J-date” activity and an activity using Israeli television commercials.

One of the highlights of the Shabbaton was the multicultural night (Erev Edot) during which the students learned about the different ...

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