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KDVP boys on top of their game

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Matric boys at King David High School Victory Park have built innovative games and apps in their spare time that aid memory, pattern recognition, strategy, organisation – even chemical calculation.

The first involves maths and counting, requiring the user to focus on two things at the same time, namely multiples of a number and other numbers containing that number.

The next game is more about memory. Players are given a bunch of blank tiles and expected to match the images on them in pairs of two. However, they can see only two at a time, requiring them to think about what they have seen, and where the images are.

Another is also about memory, but less about pattern recognition and more about speech. Players are given a list of words, which soon disappear. They have to remember as many words as possible, and be able to build strong spontaneous mental connections between seemingly unrelated words.

Yet another game is completely patterns based. Players are given a grid of nine squares, a few squares flash a colour, and then go back to normal. They have to remember the order.

Brent Butkow’s chess game came third in South Africa in the Computer Programming Olympiad this year. It aims to teach people to think ahead and strategise.

Jonathan Utian has created a groundbreaking programme for teaching quantitative chemistry. Called Periodic Practice, the programme helps students to calculate and manipulate the substances present in a chemical reaction, a challenge for many particularly in testing situations.

Dan Rom has created a programme to assist students with time management. Called Make a Plan, the programme helps those who don’t want to waste hours creating a study timetable to remain on top of their work, organised, and well prepared for their exams.

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KDL Primary teaches chesed through kits for the disadvantaged

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Grade 6 students at King David Senior Primary Linksfield last week packed and supplied educational hampers to their outreach school, Houghton Primary, which has yet to return to full-time schooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanks to generous donors to the King David Schools Foundation, students in Houghton Primary’s Junior Phase received a pack containing age-appropriate worksheets, new stationery, a book and a small treat, along with a personal note written by King David Grade 4 and 5 students.

The initiative is part of teaching students the importance of chesed (kindness), a core value at King David. King David students are able to live this value through the school’s outreach programme, and participate in partnerships that support previously disadvantaged communities.

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KDLPP shows appreciation for Hatzolah heroes

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Hatzolah responders Warren Katz and Yehuda Sevitz visited King David Pre-Primary Linksfield students and taught them about kindness and mitzvot in the month of Elul. Then, the Grade R students presented them with a beautiful poster and a quilled chamsa to show their appreciation for community heroes. The children enjoyed seeing the ambulance and meeting these Hatzolah responders.

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Youth leads the way

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Mazaltov to the newly-elected student leaders for 2022 from their schools and the SA Jewish Report!

King David High School Linksfield

Head Student Leaders: Gabi Sassen, Daniel Appleton

Deputy Head Student Leaders: Shiri Kaplan, Judah Marx

Heads of Committees:

Advocacy and Awareness – Kelli Hollander

Arts and Culture – Mia Peretz

Eco – Danielle Novick

Judaica – Yoni Porter

Outreach – Hannah Gnesin

SMACC – Dylan Heller

Sports and Lifestyle – Rachel Sacks

Leaders: Leigh Appleton, Gabriella Berkman, Jonathan Borowitz, Ricki-Lee Friedman, Michael Gingell, Anja Gluch, Ben Goss, Jessie Herring, Raphael Hirschowitz, Ryan Jammy, Joseph Joffe, Lior Kolman, Melissa Krawitz, Amy Lurie, Chiara Miller, Tali Pimstein, Zak Rachelson, Rory Rosenberg, Aiden Sack, Dalya Uria, Isabella Woznica

King David High School Victory Park

Executive Committee

Head Boy – Jarrod Kapeluschnik

Head Girl – Megan Gruzd

Deputy Head Boy – Liron Krawitz

Deputy Head Girl – Leah Meyerowitz

Chief Whip – Ariella Scop

Judaica Committee: Nadav Sundy, Liora Scop

Arts and Culture Committee: Keren Katzew, Joshua Milner

Spirit and Sport Committee: Adam Dakes, Elle Ochayon

Outreach Committee: Shira Woolf

Global Awareness Committee: Environment – Jessica Blem

Civic and Social Awareness – Jamie Treger

Service Committee: Public Relations and Communication – Daniel Rismani

Foundation and Mentoring – Natalie Cohen

Yeshiva College High School girls

Head Girl: Liat Lew

Vice Head Girl, Head of Israel: Ariella Friedland

Head of Unity and Inspiration: Ariella Feinblum, Talya Shlesinger

Head of Chessed: Tali Kozinsky

Head of Media: Carrie Goldstein

Head of Environment and Advocacy: Batsheva Levy

Head of Sports, Arts, and Culture: Hannah Farber, Liora Rosenberg

Yeshiva College High School boys

Head Boy: Gabriel Kahlberg

Vice Head Boy: Josh Sachs

Head of Israel: Benji Chazen

Head of Unity and Inspiration: Asher Levenstein, Gidon Ralph

Head of Chessed: Daniel Sacks

Head of Media: Joseph Levin

Head of Environment and Advocacy: Joshua Hirschowitz

Head of Sports, Arts, and Culture: Jonathan Lewis

Herzlia High School

Head Student: Benjamin Anstey

Deputy Head and Secretary: Sinomhlobo Nomkonwana

Deputy Head and Outreach: Sabrina Brivik

Deputy Head and Zionism: Olivia Diamond

Sport: Aaron Schwartz

Jewish Life and Learning: Adi Ayache

Social Affairs: Mila Smith

Culture: Jamie McNally Student Wellness: Jared Daitsh, Lilla Fleischmann

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