Eagle Tag Gala Day
On Thursday 8 November, around 55 Primary students gathered at North Narrabeen Reserve to take part in the Eagle Tag Gala Day. All three zones competed
at the same event this year so the competition was harder than ususal. But we had a great day of fun competition and teamwork and learning.
Here are some reflections from students:
'I had a fantastic day at the Eagle Tag gala day. Our team showed great teamwork and we were respectful to other teams. The games were a great challenge
and we got to improve our skills and understanding after each match. We also had snow cones which were awesome!' Oscar Miller
'Eagle Tag was a wonderful experience for all of our Senior Girls A team. I enjoyed playing together and learning how to play as a team and working
together. We lost 2 and won 1 but had loads of fun. There were some incredible tags and Lizzy ended up on the ground a few times from tagging.
I think all of us played really well.' Laura Gelding
'Our Girls B team played really well; we got better as the games went on. We all had lots of fun as it was the first gala day for a lot of us.
We sadly lost all our games. 5-nil was our first score, our second was 3-1, then 6-1, but our last was our best, the score was 3-2. Overall we
had a great time, and we would love to do it again.' Aiyana Misqitta
'We had a quick team change on the morning of the day which confused most of us but we still played well. We lost our first and second game, won
our third game and for our last game we tied. That day was the definition of fun and I’m sure everyone loved playing Eagle Tag.' Christiaan Maritz
'The Eagle Tag gala day was a great day with our Covie teams doing well. Miss Kane’s Senior Boys team won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. There was some
great teamwork and great tries. Our first game we won 4-2, the second game we won 5-2. We tied 5 all and lost 6-2.' Kai Jackson
Thank you to the coaches – Mr Russell, Miss Hammond, Mrs Tasha Smithies, Mr Eatough and Miss Kane - as well as all the parent helpers who drove
and cheered on our teams.
North Met Touch Football Gala Day
On Tuesday 13 November, a number of students made a much shorter than usual trip to compete in the Touch Football
Gala Day. Our students played against teams from Oxford Falls, Northern Beaches, Pacific Hills and Wahroonga Adventist College. Throughout the day
they showed great improvement in their skills and team work, and it was great to see the teams supporting each other when not playing. Our Senior Girls
made it through to the semi’s which finished in a tie for third. The Senior Boys continued the rivalry against Northern Beaches, and despite some fantastic
play, went down in the Grand Final and finished as runners up. Thanks to Mr Cochrane, Mr Apin, Mrs Carnell and Miss Kane for coaching!
Basketball Gala Day
Monday 19 November was the annual Basketball gala day. The event is held at Penrith Valley Basketball Stadium and it
is always a blessing that parents will support us by transporting the kids and being such good fans. Teams come from as close as our two nearest
neighbours and as far away as Wagga Wagga. Every year it is impressive to see the depth of ability and talent in the young athletes who compete,
but particularly to see the level of team work that sports like Basketball demand. It is also great to see teams compete hard, work for a win but
graciously accept the result whichever way it falls. Covenant entered a girls and boys team to the tournament and it was nice to see the teams
support each other in every game. We were lucky to have Jacob Ashby from Year 10 who is a qualified basketball referee and a very good coach take
care of the boys throughout the day. They had a few very tough games against strong opponents and improved through the day. Their final game against
Oxford Falls was very exciting match. It was impressive to watch the boys consistently turn up in defence to stop often taller opponents from scoring.
The girls had a pool of five teams so had to play four games before they could hope for a semi-final spot. The first two games were excellent warm
up games against smaller schools. The girls developed a good team play and their passing and shooting were honed. Their third game against Richard
Johnson was a game of equals and went to the wire with Covenant earning a narrow win. The final game of the pool was against Northern Beaches who
had been dominant all day. Despite our best efforts we were not able to match their speed, strength and shooting accuracy. That result meant that
we were second in our pool and shared an equal spot for a semi-final berth. On a countback the girls were invited through to play in a top 4 spot
against Maitland. While we were not victorious, the girls did play competitive, fast basketball with every member of the team contributing. When
asked, one of the girls said that she had a great time. She felt the team played really well together and had achieved a wonderful result.