Principal’s Message

A warm welcome from our new Principal

Welcome to Leibler Yavneh College!

I am thrilled that you are considering our wonderful school for your child.

Yavneh is unique in its vision and values, as a practising Modern Orthodox and Religious Zionist School. With dedication and love, we work with our students to enable them to be knowledgeable, committed, practising and passionate Jews. We imbue our students with a knowledge and love of Yiddishkeit, a devotion to the State of Israel and a strong sense of civic responsibility to community and country.

The miracle of Jewish survival is not that we have outlasted our enemies, but that we have a religion and culture that have  endured and inspired across generations,  with learning and mitzvot that are enriching and engaging. At Yavneh, we teach our students to do Jewish, to learn Jewish and to love Jewish. And this is all done with passion and joy. The Yavneh ‘ruach’ is palpable from the minute one enters the campus; with song, dance, spirit and soul, Yavneh students exude joy in all they do.

Love of the State of Israel is a central tenet of Leibler Yavneh. The celebration and appreciation of the miracle of 1948 is observed and realised in both formal and informal programs. Our students understand and rejoice in the role Israel plays as the collective centre of world Jewry and their individual Jewish identity.

Achieving personal excellence is encouraged and supported at Leibler Yavneh College. Grounded in explicit instruction and tight classroom discipline, Yavneh students excel in all fields of academic pursuit. Our stellar VCE results are a reflection and culmination of an educational journey steeped in knowledge and intellectual rigour. Here at Yavneh, the understanding and appreciation of science, maths and classical literature is fundamental to our Modern Orthodox ideology. Yavneh graduates are leaders in their chosen vocation and have demonstrated their ability and willingness to make a difference to both the Jewish and Australian communities.

וְהַחוּט֙ הַֽמְשֻׁלָּ֔שׁ לֹ֥א בִמְהֵרָ֖ה יִנָּתֵֽק׃

“A three-fold cord is not easily broken” (Kohelet 4:12)

And here lies the Yavneh difference; the integration of the three pillars of Orthodox Judaism, Religious Zionism and engagement with and excellence in General Studies, will give your child a solid foundation from which they will flourish. This ‘three-fold cord’ is delivered with a deep care for the individual in a nurturing pastoral system that will support each student to be the best they can be.

Yavneh education extends beyond the classroom setting. One example, among many, is our Visual and Performing Arts program which plays a big role here at Yavneh. Our award-winning school musicals provide an outlet and platform for our talented students, impressing and amazing audiences with their professional performances. It is not only those on stage who benefit from our strong emphasis on music; the involvement of those behind the stage, the encouragement and support the children show each other through this process, and the nachas we get as a Yavneh Family, is truly priceless.

I encourage you to book a tour and see the magic that is Yavneh. It is a magic that inspires me every day, and I’m sure it will inspire you too.

I look forward to meeting you and your family,

Morah Shula

Shula Lazar