The 2012 school Association AGM was held on Wednesday 16 May. It was a great time of fellowship over a meal (photos below) with many of our school community elders in attendance with some AGM first-timers. That is an encouragement! Of particular mention in attendance were Tony and Robyn Deenick. Tony was the previous Principal of Covenant and served here for over 20 years. He has been on the school Association since 1968, 10 years before the school existed! This was the Deenicks' final year as Association members at Covenant. They now reside in the Wollongong area and have grandchildren attending Illawarra Christian School where they have now become Association members. As an aside, Tony is also the current Chair of Nepean Christian School. Bill Rusin thanked Tony and Robyn for their commitment and faithfulness to the Christian School movement in Australia. Tony thanked the Association for the friendships formed over the years and for their partnership in seeing Covenant stay faithful to the original vision and mission of the forefathers.
Three current Board members stepped down from the Board after serving their term. We thanked Mairwen Mortlock-Chapman and Matthew Chee for serving the school in this capacity. We particularly thanked Rod Post who has been on the Board for many years including the past three years as Board Chair. The Board Chair will be elected at the next Board meeting and Simon Higgins was nominated and appointed to the Board at this year's AGM. Welcome, Simon, and thank you!
The school Board has spent the past three years working on a plain language Summary Statement of Belief that attempts to unify the creeds that underpin our school Constitution. The Board sought approval from members for the Summary Statement of Belief to be used as a regular school Board document, to which new staff and new Association members could affirm their belief. The Association fully endorsed the Summary Statement of Belief and the Board was thanked for their many hours of effort to produce such a quality document.
If you would like to find out more about the school Association and how to become a member please refer to http://www.covenant.nsw.edu.au/community/association.html or contact Karen Auckett, Executive Assistant to the Principal.
Related blog post: Annual Report Available for 2011