When we started planning Celebration Day over 12 months ago, we didn't have a clear picture of what the day would look like. We didn't know there would
be 400 party poppers, or that Colin Buchanan would write Covenant a song. We didn't know our community would bake 1600 cupcakes, or that over 80 Covenant
alumni would come back on-site.
What we did know was this: We wanted to give thanks to God for 40 years of Covenant Christian School!
We are thankful to God for our reformed founders who had a vision for our school to be Christ-centred and parent-controlled.
We are thankful to God for the opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to our school's vision to faithfully serve in God's plan to restore all things under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
We are thankful to God to be part of a school that is committed to assisting parents in the nurture of their children to equip them to live for God's glory.
We are thankful to God that despite many changes during the past 40 years - buildings, staff, curriculum - that the important things stay the same. During assembly, Reverend Ben and his friend Lola demonstrated this point to us with our new logo. Even though our logo has changed, the most important elements remain the same:
Assembly was attended by our entire school - Preschool to Year 12. A 'live-feed' via Facebook was also available to all parents and visitors in the PAS. We gave thanks to God through prayer and song, singing 'How Great Thou Art' which was also sung at the very first assembly in 1978. Our Junior School beautifully sang a song Colin Buchanan wrote for our school called 'God has showered his kindness on us' accompanied by the Senior Strings Ensemble.
After assembly, every student, staff member and visitor was treated to a delicious 40th cupcake. Over 1600 of these were lovingly homemade by members of our incredible Covenant community. We are so thankful to each of the parents who contributed in this way.
We are thankful to God for 40 years of Covenant Christian School and entrust to Him our next 40 years.