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  • The King David School

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    The King David School

    Founding year: 1977
    Website: Visit Website
    Number of students: 595
    Genders Accepted: Mixed (Co-education)
    Leadership: Marc Light (Principal)
    Number of staff: 0

    Our School offers adequate education that equips our students with the key attributes, skills, and knowledge to thrive in the world they will graduate. This is done in a warm and haimish (homely) environment in which each student is cherished. We focus on fostering our students' self-confidence and emotional intelligence, striving for excellence, and using their achievements to create a better Australia, and indeed, a better world around them. Our values of Modern Thinking Judaism inform every aspect of our School life.

    As you explore the website, I encourage you to note the extraordinary opportunities to offer both in and out of the classroom. You can read about The King David School's excellent VCE results, our outstanding Visual and Performing Arts provision, our world-class robotics program, and our commitment to sporting success. Through our excellent Jewish Life team, the School provides meaningful, engaging, and positive encounters with Judaism and Israel and enhances our students' Jewish and Zionist identity.

    The School's founders, Isador Magid AO and Rabbi John Levi AO DD, both stand as role models for our students and teachers alike under their dedication to learning and enlightenment. My predecessor, Michele Bernshaw, has fostered a community environment with her incredible dedication over 14 plus years of service, which promotes critical inquiry, positive relationships, and the embracing of difference.

    When examining what is most valued about our School and why it is that people are so proud to be associated with King David, it is clear to me that students, staff, families, and other critical stakeholders in the more comprehensive School community all cherish the strong bond and relationships that exist between staff, students and families and the sense that everyone is considered to be a vital part of the community for the unique characteristics that they bring.

    The King David School is a progressive Jewish school established on inclusion, egalitarianism, and social justice. It is committed to engendering a love of learning within its students, a deep and abiding sense of community, a strong and proud Australian identity, and a close and meaningful relationship with the Land and the State of Israel.

    The King David School exists to provide both excellence and opportunity in education. It will foster each student's development in its care, paying careful attention and respect to his or her unique needs, abilities, and aspirations. It will fulfill its goals with reference and respect to the contemporary Australian society within which it is so fortunate to exist:

    • Through the provision of an educational environment that is at all times challenging, nurturing, and appropriate to the needs of its students
    • Through the provision of an environment that promotes the safety, wellbeing, and inclusion of children with diverse needs and backgrounds and protects them from abuse, harm, neglect, and the threat of harm.
    • Through engaging and innovative co-curricular activities
    • Through close, active, and practical engagement in Jewish communal activities
    • through social justice programs and interfaith initiatives

    The King David School will strive:

    • To be recognized as a provider of educational outcomes which are second to none
    • To deliver the highest possible standards of facilities and resources for the benefit of its students and the broader community
    • To maintain a healthy community profile and to support both the Jewish and the Australian communities within which it operates
    • To develop strategic educational partnerships which will benefit students, staff, and the broader school community
    • To achieve its goals within a secure and responsible fiscal framework
    • To resolutely and consistently focus on the responsibility to nurture, develop, and indeed cherish each unique and exceptional child which the School has been created to serve and which it has the privilege to serve.

    Pre-School Centre 76 Alma Road, St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Tel: 03 95207700 Email: [email protected]

    Kindergarten & Junior School 373 Dandenong Road, Armadale, Victoria 3143 Tel: 03 92917979 Email:[email protected]

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    Address: The King David School, 517 Orrong Road, Armadale, Victoria, 3976, Australia



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