Year 6 students spent a fun and educational day with the Israeli Madrichim who were in Perth to run the Zionist seminars. They learned all about different aspects of Israel through games, songs and dances as well as made humus to eat with pita.  ...

Eliana has lived and thrived in quite a few places over the past 12 years. Born in Melbourne, Eliana and her family moved to Israel where she lived for 7 years before moving to Perth. Eliana is proud of her bilingualism, speaking, reading and writing both English and Hebrew with fluency and accuracy. Eliana always sees the good in people and likes to be ‘Dan le Kav Zchut’ – gi ...

I spent last Shabbat with our Year 11 students on Zionist Camp. Once I had made the vege platters and put the schnitzels on the blech, I joined one of the groups for their ‘chavrutah’ session with Gavriel, one of the Madrichim from Israel. The session focussed on his experience as a shaliach in one of the Jewish communities in Germany and through his narrative he posed an impo ...

On Tisha B'Av Morah Posner taught children from Kindly to Year 4 about the First and Second Temples. The lessons were very engaging and the children were fascinated by all the interesting details they heard. Morah Posner had assembled a model of the Second Beit Hamikdash from a craft pack which had been ddonated by Emma Rockman's granny. The model further enhanced the children' ...

I came across an article this week from 2014 in which Jacoba Urist, a journalist from the Atlantic, interviewed Walter Mischel, influential and modern psychologist of the famed ‘marshmallow experiment’. Even once allowing for the factors of trust, environment, socio economic background and preferences for sweets, the marshmallow test was conclusive in its finding that children ...

Students in the Primary School have been putting the finishing touches to their stones which they started painting on Yom Yerushalayim a few weeks ago. They have thought hard about their designs and the end results are fantastic. The stones are going to be varnished in the holidays and built into an olive tree setting at the front of the school as a tribute to Jerusalem. We are ...

The Year 10 students have been having an incredible experience in Israel for Shorashim. They have climbed Masada and taken in the sunrise, swam in the Dead Sea, and again at Tel Aviv and in the Kinneret. They have participated in archaeological digs, wandered through several markets, learnt why Israel is known as the Innovation capital and even had a ‘blackout dinner’ where the ...

In the last week of Term Two, Carmel students have been engrossed in activities run by Yigal Nisell, JNF's Education Shaliach. Students have participated in classes such as Monopoly in Hebrew, interactive Israel map activities, Bamboo Tsedakah box building and lessons on the Jewish perspective of the creation of the world, Genesis and the Big Bang. Students also learned how car ...