On Monday 30 October, Merav Taub will be cutting her hair to donate to the Zichron Menachem Organisation in Israel as part of her Batmitzva chesed campaign. Zichron Menachem was founded in 1990 by Chaim and Miri Ehrental after their oldest child, Menachem, died of leukaemia at the age of 15. Zichron Menachem has developed into Israel’s leading provider of support services to ch ...

The Year 7 and Year 8 students had a wonderful time celebrating during Chol Hamoed Sukkot with a sukkah party. Exciting games with the Tzevet, dancing and yummy food, insured a great time was had by all. The Year 11s braved the cold weather to celebrate Chol Hamoed Sukkot with a sukkah party at Morah Shohan’s house. Laughter ensued during a lively game of Guess the mystery gue ...

All the Primary School children had the opportunity to enjoy a snack in the sukkah at school this week. Each student got to shake the lulav and etrog and say the bracha. They had fun playing games and doing art activities with our new tzevet in the sukka ...

On Friday 15 September, Reserve General Gal Hirsch visited the Year 10 class at Carmel. At first, to be honest, many of us were underwhelmed. He did not look like a typical general with a sharp buzz cut, huge muscles and dog tags hanging from his neck. Then again, Israel isn’t a typical country. General Hirsch spoke of the challenges in his career. As Commander of all the troop ...

Congratulations to Mia Parry in Year 10 who won the national Mikolot Speech Competition in Sydney recently. Mia spoke on the difficult topic - It is not our character that determines our actions, it’s out actions that determine our character. We are so proud of her achievements, representing Carmel School on the national stage. Carmel has competed in this competition for the p ...

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 ...