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KESSER TORAH COLLEGE


This college provides excellence in education in a Torah culture,
with a love of learning.

Kesser Torah College unifies the two levels of Jewish education —
that of cultivating the mind and nurturing the soul. Through a uniquely
integrated Jewish and General Studies curriculum, students see first hand how
Torah is applied in everyday life. They see how the communication and
organisational skills gained in subjects such as mathematics, languages and
sciences apply to living as a Torah Jew and how Torah knowledge, moral values
and spirituality give meaning and vitality to academic studies as well as
personal and professional life. This allows the children to “rise above” and
“look beyond” academic study to reach the next step of applying learning to the
business of living.

Kesser Torah College provides the full range of educational
experiences in an Orthodox Jewish environment.

At every level the school strives to integrate the range of
educational, religious and cultural experiences to provide a holistic education
for each student. Each aspect of the school incorporates its unique role in the
Jewish and wider community. The school has achieved excellent results in
external exams and in its religious education ensuring a wide range of options
for students after completing high school.

Electives Years 7 to 10: All students study English, Mathematics,
Science, Hebrew, History, Geography, Religion, Music, Design and Technology and
Personal Development/Health/Physical Education. Years 7 and 8 form Stage 4 and
Years 9 and 10 form Stage 5 of the continuum of curriculum. In the high school
the students may choose to study the Stage 5 elective courses of Visual Art and
Commerce.

Electives Years 11 to 12: The programs of study include the Board of
Studies requirements and additional studies of Jewish religion and culture.
With the broad range of HSC subjects available Senior students have the
flexibility to devise their own programs of study. Offered are levels of
English, Mathematics, Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Business Studies,
Legal Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Modern History, Geography, Commerce Design
& Technology, Modern and Classical Hebrew, PDHPE, Biblical Studies, VET
courses such as Hospitality and the college’s custom-designed Board endorsed
course Religion General.

Facilities: There is an ever-expanding state-of-the-art IT program.
A wireless network has been established allowing students access to mobile
laptop units throughout the entire school. There are 100 desktop computers also
stationed throughout the school and each computer lab has a commercial quality
laser printer as well as further support equipment. Students use the computers
in dedicated computing lessons and as an integrated part of their studies in
other subjects. Educational software programs lead the way, particularly for
Special Education with the perceptual English and Mathematical software
packages. Jewish Studies software is used from preschool through high school.
The science laboratory is fully equipped with a separate preparation room. The
art, design & technology room is extensively equipped for art and design
work and includes a wet area.

Open class spaces are available for each school on the campus for
use as multi-purpose rooms including drama and music. A large open space for
indoor sporting activities and larger scale design & technology projects.
The commercial kitchen is fully equipped for Food Technology.

Co-curricular activities: Include Advanced Jewish Studies,
athletics, Bar Mitzvah celebrations, basketball, camps, charity and fundraising
work, community service, dance, debating, drama, guitar, hospital and nursing
home visits, inter-house competitions, inter-school sport, maths and English
competition, musical productions, soccer, swimming, touch football, torathons,
volleyball.

Welfare and personal development: Pastoral care co-ordinators in the
boys’ and girls’ high schools look after the ongoing welfare of the students.
They address issues such as appropriate values and ethics, discipline,
self-esteem, awareness of others, taking responsibility and proper conduct.

Special features: The school emphasise hands-on learning at Kesser
Torah College. Learning is linked to excursions, camps, shows, role plays, art
and many other creative and stimulating activities. Lessons are presented in a
broad range of media allowing every student to learn in their most effective
way. Students with special education needs are provided for.

Religion Jewish
Type
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 1 - Year 12
Enrolment
Phone
02 9301******* 02 9301 1111
Fax
02 9301******* 02 9301 1199
Address Cnr Blake and Napier Streets, Dover Heights 2030
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