The King David School Foundation Sub-Committee (L-R): Gary Brill, School Council President Lahra Carey, retiring Chair Michael Lawrence OAM, Foundation Manager Naomi Pizzo, Sam Sharman, Principal Marc Light, Immediate Past President Mark Harrison, Chief Operating Officer Rod Kenning, Simon Langer.

_WP_1307Michael Lawrence 2014

Message from our President

As I recently stepped into the role of School Council President, I reflected on the wonderful turning point The King David School has now reached. Celebrating the School’s 40th Anniversary is an opportune moment to appreciate just how far we have come. With our recent building project almost complete, and exciting new educational programs in full swing, The King David School is continuing to grow, develop and prosper. But our School is more than just buildings – it’s a community. It’s our teachers, students and parents. It’s the wider Jewish community that supports and cherishes King David. All are integral to help shape the future of our School, to celebrate its triumphs, to watch King David evolve and to contribute to its ongoing success. The continued support of our generous donors to fund our building projects, our scholarship fund and special educational programs is key to the ongoing success of our School. To those who are considering joining us in this quest and to those families renewing your financial commitments to these programs, I join our Foundation Committee members in thanking you and look forward to meeting with you personally in the near future. We know this will be a momentous time in the School’s history and look forward to you being a part of our journey.

Lahra Carey is President of the School Council and mother to three current students of The King David School.

Message from retiring Foundation Chair

“A Good School Never Stands Still” was Founding Principal, Norman Rothman’s famous mantra. And, I’m proud to say, The King David School has abided by that important ethos over the past 40 years. From humble beginnings at Alma Road, when a group of parents came together to create a new vision of Jewish education in Melbourne, to a vibrant school community of over 720 students, the growth of King David is a source of pride for both myself and our ever growing school community. The past 40 years have seen enormous changes at King David. We now have state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge education programs, and, due to our donors’ generosity, the ability to make a progressive Jewish education available to more and more Jewish families. But it can’t stop there. For our School to continue to thrive, for it to explore new ways to better educate our children, for it to expand our ability to make a world-class Jewish education available to all our community, we need your help. This is our 40th year, and this anniversary is a great opportunity for you to be a part of King David’s history and help shape its future. I invite you to join me as we celebrate the past and support our future.

Michael Lawrence OAM is retiring as Chair of Foundation, was Past President of the School Council and father to three alumni of The King David School.