King David Schools

King david Primary Sandton

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King David Primary School Sandton is a Jewish primary school catering for students from Grade R through to Grade 7. The uniqueness of our school is tangible as you step through its doors. The space is charged with expectation – an energy, a warmth. There is a sense of identity intrinsic to our Jewish Ethos, most of all, it’s the feeling of belonging – you’re home. Each child is also part of a broader circle of family, friends, school, community, society, and worlds, that’s why we also highlight the practical skills of social interaction, essential for living in todays and tomorrow’s world. We invite every parent and child to dream with us as we continue to create a happy and nurturing environment where enthusiasm is key, and children are empowered to tackle new challenges and skills. A place where children can work towards unlocking their potential and develop the will and ability to make a worthwhile contribution to the world.

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The beautiful grounds and facilities have their part to play, but its the people who leave their imprints on the annals of time. There are many individuals and personalities that make up the fabric of our school, but its the pupils who are our most precious asset, the future of our country, the leaders of our world.

We seek to nurture and empower them as they emerge from early childhood, developing their personalities, academic prowess, cultural and sporting aspirations as we watch them grow into menschen and global citizens.

The substantial responsibility of such a journey does not escape any at our school. Teaching boys and girls to think and function independently underpins all our learning. It is a constant joy to follow the paths of the King David Primary School Sandton pupils who, as they look upon this phase in their school life with pride, they flourish and fly.

The academic support team at King David Sandton is known as the ARC team. The Academic, Counselling and Remedial team is comprised of a social worker, two remedial therapists, two occupational therapists, one speech therapist and a physiotherapist. The academic support department strives to integrate differential learning along with support processes needed for all our pupils. In the ARC department we see the ‘whole’ child and ensure that a child is viewed with all his/her strengths and passions. This helps the department guide and direct the best outcome for every individual learner.

The Elements Library is a wonderful and dynamic space designed around the four elements (air, water, fire, and earth) reinventing reading in a dynamic and wonderful space for our children to encourage reading and stimulate learning.

The Elements Library is a child centric space for exploration and imagination, allowing diversity of experience and multiple teaching and learning opportunities for children and teachers to enjoy.  Each lesson in The Elements Library is an exciting, explorative, and magical experience.

At King David Sandton, we have a well-equipped Coding and Robotics Lab – an innovative, STEAM education facility that is changing the way teachers teach and pupils learn. Inspiring problem solving, effective communication, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and digital citizenship. This Makerspace is set for equipping our pupils with the skills they need to be able to adapt to our ever-changing world. Some of our amazing “gadgets” include iPads, Beebots, Cubroid sets, Sphero robots, Lego Robots, a 3D printer and so much more!

We know education needs to change. In addition to the amazing tech “gadgets,” our pupils learn the fundamentals of computer science, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and 3D design & printing which benefits all pupils, no matter what opportunities they pursue in the future. Learning to make interactive animations, code-art, games, webpages, apps, 3D modelling and so much more on Code.org, Scratch, Blockly, Minecraft, TinkerCad and various other platforms, encourages creativity and makes learning fun.

Educating pupils in the 21st century has demanded new ways of thinking about the arts, culture and creativity. It is clear that fostering creativity is a priority in many areas of modern society. At King David Sandton we believe that creative thinking and innovation are essential components in a pupil’s social, emotional and academic growth. Aside from our cultural offering, which is timetabled into our academic programme, we also offer an extensive extra-curricular programme which aims to nurture the creative minds of our pupils. This programme includes public speaking, debating, drama, choir, art and dance. Participation in these activities encourages pupils to break out of their comfort zones, grow in assertiveness, think more profoundly and to come out on the other side as a more confident and well-rounded individual.

Jewish life and learning are part and parcel of the King David schooling system. It is our belief that all our children should be imbued with a love for their heritage and a love for the land of Israel.
Our aim at King David Sandton is to make the Jewish life and learning alive and vibrant, something that the children can relate to and understand. We aim to equip our children with a strong Jewish foundation from a young age which will enable them to live their lives as proud Jews.

Here at King David Primary School Sandton we are extremely proud of our well-maintained and updated facilities which play host to a wide variety of sporting disciplines for our players to enjoy. These include but are not limited to:

  • Cricket – 2 astro turf cricket pitches, 6 astro turf cricket nets all situated on 3 large, beautifully maintained fields allowing ample space for all our players.
  • Soccer – Our 3 Large fields can host 4, 8-a-side fields as well 2, Full sized fields which is perfect for matches and practice.
  • Swimming – Our swimmers can’t wait for swimming season so we can make use of our 8-lane, half Olympic size swimming pool with fibre glass competition grade starting blocks. This is the perfect facility to hone their swimming abilities.
  • Tennis – Our 4 (hard) Tennis courts play host to our dedicated team of tennis coaching professionals out on the courts everyday doing team as well as individual sessions.
  • Netball – Our Netball players can’t wait to get out on the courts after a day at school. We offer 3 Full (hard) Netball courts as well as 1 grass warm-up area making our facilities perfect for practice and matches.
  • Chess – Our dedicated professional chess coach goes above and beyond to ensure our players are performing at their best. We are the reigning Johannesburg league champions for the last 3 years for both juniors and seniors, as well as some of our players representing South Africa in tournaments overseas.
  • Athletics – We look forward to a day out in the sun at an athletics meeting competing in the various track events.
  • Cross-country – Thanks to the size of our campus and facilities we can host challenging and fun cross-country events for all of our runners as well as the runners of visiting schools. Our runners look forward to a day of cross-country whether we host or travel to neighbouring schools to compete.

At King David Sandton we believe in offering as much as we can to ensure that our pupils, with all
their various talents and abilities, get to participate in the sports they love, providing them all with equal and fair opportunities catering for competition or participation because in the end “We never
lose, either we win or we learn”.

Message from the Principal

“Our Campus is a unique hub of growth and discovery designed to allow each child to thrive. Central to our thinking is the notion of educating the whole child. This means offering an environment, ethos and curriculum that speaks to their minds and hearts, their bodies and their souls. You can see this philosophy reflected in the depth of our academic curriculum, our emphasis on the arts and sports as well as on Jewish identity and values”.

Lynne Van Dellen – Principal, King David Primary School Sandton

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Message from the Principal

“Our Campus is a unique hub of growth and discovery designed to allow each child to thrive. Central to our thinking is the notion of educating the whole child. This means offering an environment, ethos and curriculum that speaks to their minds and hearts, their bodies and their souls. You can see this philosophy reflected in the depth of our academic curriculum, our emphasis on the arts and sports as well as on Jewish identity and values”.

Lynne Van Dellen – Principal, King David Primary School Sandton