The Covie App

Download the new Covie App today to get access to up-to-date, personalised content that is relevant to you and your family.

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The Covie App

The new way to connect with Covenant.

All Covenant parents are encouraged to download the Covie App to stay up to date with the latest information that's relevant to you and your child.

Getting Started

1. Download the App - click on the relevant link below or search for ‘Covenant Christian School’ in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

Apple App Store iOS
Google play

2. Login - Open the App and you will be asked to sign in - simply use your Edumate Parent Portal login.

3. Notifications - to get the most out of the App, and so Covenant can send crucial, timely information, it is recommended to ‘Allow’ notifications. You can select notifications under 'Settings' on the App.

4. Security - we recommend enabling ‘Touch ID’ or ‘Face ID’ to add an extra layer of security to the App. View 'Settings' on the app to set this up.

How to get the most out of the Covie App

Absences

The new Covie App allows you to approve absences from your mobile. You no longer need to email or call the school or send in a note. 

At approximately 5.00pm* on the day your child is absent, you will receive a notification (providing you've enabled notifications) asking you to provide an explanation for the absence. Once you've opened the App, click on the Absences button and select the applicable child who has been absent (see third screen below). Click 'Submit absence explanation' and select the date of absence, then select a reason for the absence from the drop down menu. You will also need to provide a simple explanation. Click submit. 

Only ONE parent needs to submit an absence (even though both parents will receive the notification via the App). 

Many parents have been trying to use the App to advise the school that their child will be absent on a particular day. Please note the following:

  • An absence has to be recorded in our system before the App will allow you to explain that absence...i.e. after the roll has been marked.
  • To allow for anomalies (e.g. excursions/incursions) we send a notification of an absence through the App at 5.00pm which will prompt you to explain your child's absence.
  • Best practice - if your child is absent, wait till 5.00pm for a notification through the App and explain the absence then.
  • Junior School parents - if you would like to send an email to your class teacher as a courtesy, you are welcome to do so. 

Applications for extended periods of leave are still required and are available here

*This allows for any anomalies and ensures roll accuracy.

Newsletter

The new Covie App will notify you when a new issue of the Newsletter is available to read (providing push notifications are allowed). You can simply click on the notification which will take you into the App. From there click on 'Newsletter' - it will have a red circle in the top right corner to show an new issue is available.  

The Newsletter button on the App also allows you to access the Newsletter at any time from your mobile phone. You will be able to view past issues there. 

Links

The new Covie App allows you quick access to a number of helpful links from your mobile. 

These include:

  • Canteen & Uniform Orders - use this link to quickly login to MunchMonitor to order from the Canteen or the Uniform Shop. 
  • Letters to Parents - these will no longer be available on our website, but can be quickly accessed here. View the latest letters for the Whole School, Junior and Secondary School.
  • Payments & Bookings - this is a new feature that allows you to pay for tuition fees and other events from your mobile.
  • Wet weather notifications - This is where we will post wet weather notices if an event is cancelled due to wet weather. 
  • Term Dates - View term dates for 2020 to 2022, as well as Junior and Secondary School period times. 
  • Forms - this link allows quick access to regularly used forms. 
  • Assessment & Exam Information - access the Assessment Task calendar for each Secondary year group, plus examination information. 
  • Helpful Information - find answers to some frequently asked questions.
  • PTO (Parent Teacher Online) - use this link to make bookings for Parent Teacher Interviews. 
Calendar

You can use the new Covie App to view the Covenant Calendar from your mobile. 

View all school activities by month, week or day. 

  • In the 'Today' view, see all events happening on the selected day. 
  • In the 'Week' view, all the events for that week are listed sequentially. You can click on each event to learn more.
  • In the 'Month' view, the blue circle with a corresponding number indicates how many events are happening on a particular day. By scrolling down you can view the individual events and then click on each to learn more.

During this peculiar season of COVID-19, there are very few calendar events. We anticipate that the Calendar feature in the Covie App will prove to be extremely useful during our normal, busy term times. 

Newsfeed

The new Covie App can now send important and timely broadcasts to your mobile. 

By clicking on the 'Newsfeed' button, you will be able to view the latest broadcasts. 

Please ensure that you have enabled "Broadcast and Space Post activity" in the settings to ensure you receive these notifications. 

In the event of an emergency, such as a school closure, we will be using this feature to notify parents (alongside email and SMS). We will also be using this feature to remind our community of important upcoming events, such as School Photo day.  

Timetable

You can now use the new Covie App to view your child's timetable (Secondary students only). 

By clicking on the 'Timetable' button, you can select which child's timetable you would like to view. 

Tasks

You can now use the new Covie App to view your child's upcoming tasks (Secondary students only). 

By clicking on the 'Tasks' button, you can then select which child's tasks you would like to view. 

Contacts

You can now use the new Covie App to easily and conveniently access the contact details for the Office, Sick Bay, Extend After School Care and more. 

By clicking on the 'Contacts' button, you can select who you would like to contact.  

Download the Covie App Guide for more information on features and what to expect to find on the app.

Covie App Guide

Support

If you are having trouble installing or logging into the App, please contact Techserve - techserve@covenant.nsw.edu.au.