2017 Term 4 Week 3

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JUNIOR P-6
SECONDARY 7-12

Timing of uniform changes with new school logo for 2018
Working Bee Saturday 11 November 8am-12pm

School Uniform changes with new logo
We are looking forward to the introduction of our new school logo next year. Some uniform items with the new logo will start to become available soon, but the timeframe will vary for different items and sizes.
However, there is no need for concern about the purchase of items with the current logo, as a gradual transition period has been identified for the change-over. Uniforms with the current logo, will still be acceptable and valid for students to wear for the next 5 years (until the end of 2022).

Working Bee – a date for your diary
Term 4 Working Bee will be held on Saturday 11 November, from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  Working Bees are a great way to meet other members of our community while assisting the school in a practical way.  Morning tea will be provided. Please bring a pair of gloves.  

Tickets sales open Saturday 28 October at 7.00am for this year's CCS Dance Academy End of Year Concert.

CCS Dance Academy presents a night of dance set to your favourite artists, rock stars, pop stars and famous composers.

Date: Thursday 30 November 2017
Time: 6pm
Ticket prices:
Adult: $15
Concession: $10
Family of 4: $40

DVD: $15

1. Select your seats 
2. Select "Continue Shopping: This event" and order a DVD if required.

Tickets sales open: Saturday 28 October 7.00am

​Throughout 2018 there will be a variety of events and activities where we gather, celebrate and give thanks. The new school logo will be phased in, a new C Block will rise, our new sport uniform will be introduced and we will continue to teach, learn and nurture children.
Tuesday 29 May 2018 - Celebration Day
Saturday 2 June 2018 - 40th Birthday Dinner

Throughout 2018 there will be a variety of events and activities where we gather, celebrate and give thanks. The new school logo will be phased in, a new C Block will rise, our new sport uniform will be introduced and we will continue to teach, learn and nurture children.

Tuesday 29 May 2018 - Celebration Day
Alumni and current parents are invited to join us for morning tea, cupcakes and a school tour. Enjoy reconnecting, reminiscing and seeing changes to our school. Current students will take part in a variety of planned activities after a special assembly.

Saturday 2 June 2018 - 40th Birthday Dinner
Former and current family members of our school community are invited to joins us for a sit-down dinner at school. It will be an evening to come together in celebration and thanksgiving to God for our school. Limited seating available. More details to follow.
 
Register your interest for these events at: www.covenant.nsw.edu.au/40register

 

By now you are probably well settled into the routines of Term 4, have acclimatised your body-clock to withstand daylight saving, are mastering the topographical challenges required to navigate from one end of the school to the other and are beginning to plot reservations for your fast approaching holidays…  so, to be welcomed back now may just seem a little odd. 

By now you are probably well settled into the routines of Term 4, have acclimatised your body-clock to withstand daylight saving, are mastering the topographical challenges required to navigate from one end of the school to the other and are beginning to plot reservations for your fast approaching holidays…  so, to be welcomed back now may just seem a little odd. Nevertheless, I would still like to welcome you all, especially the new Junior School students who have hopped on board this term; Sienna & Jesse Stapleton, Tamsin & Amber Callaghan and next week…  Annalei Leyson. We do hope you are all feeling nice and comfy. 

Term 4 is often very busy and as usual, we have a number of exciting activities planned. 

The Preschool and Infants sections have a host of events coming up. The Infants swimming programme is already off and running. The Fun Day that always seems to bring about a change in the weather, has been rescheduled for this Friday, naturally, and will be followed by a Science Incursion next week. The traditional Preschool and Infants Christmas gatherings are scheduled for Week 8, which will also include the Year 2 Graduation ceremony. 

The Primary section has a number of exciting happenings on the horizon too. Sporting events include Eagle Tag, Basketball and Tennis gala days as well as a Biathlon. The Speech Giving Assembly is set for the Friday of Week 5. The themes this semester include; ‘The End of the World’ and ‘I Confess.’ On the last day of the year, a Talent Show has been organised by the SRC. Interested students, with a creative bent, have the opportunity to prepare a short item to perform for all of Primary in the PAS. We do hope that items will be audible, concise and mildly entertaining. 

The various primary grades have something exciting of which to look forward. Year 3 will have their first exposure to the Band Programme later this term. Year 4, having just experienced a Mad Music celebration also have Narnia Day planned. Year 5 have a Bike Safety Excursion just around the corner as well as their end of year Billy Cart Race.  Year 6 have their annual Community Market Day, the Surf Awareness Programme, their Picture Book Launch as well as their Graduation Celebration all coming up. But more importantly… they have a Bush Dance scheduled for this Saturday. Fun! 

In the midst of all of this, teachers will be assessing students and preparing school reports, and of course, our first love… teaching. 

May God grant us his grace and mercy as we journey through the final weeks of 2017.   

Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers free workshop Wed 6 Dec, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Northern Beaches Council is offering a free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers on Wed 6 Dec, 6:30 – 8:30pm. This workshop aims to increase the confidence and knowledge of supervisors who oversee learner drivers. The two hour workshop will provide practical advice about: 
  • Changes to the Learner Driver Licensing Scheme starting 20 November 2017. 
  • Log book apps approved by the Roads and Maritime. 
  • Completing the Learner driver log book. 
  • Supervising learner drivers. 
  • Understanding the benefits and safety aspects of supervised on-road driving experience. 
  • Understanding of the licence conditions for learners and provisional licence holders. 
The course also reinforces the important role of families in providing on-going support for young drivers in the early years of driving. Bookings for the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers course are essential and can be made by emailing roadsafety@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or calling 9942 2447.

Thank you to the families who have sent in Operation Christmas Child boxes. We collected 182 boxes which was an amazing effort. 

Thank you to the families who have sent in Operation Christmas Child boxes. We collected 182 boxes which was an amazing effort. The boxes were collected last week. If you still have filled or empty boxes at home could you please return them to the Junior Library as soon as possible. The empty boxes can be used by others. Thank you so much for supporting this wonderful cause.

Mrs Robyn Watson, Miss Cath Rose and Mrs Jane Bickell
Operation Christmas Child Coordinators

  • HIA Trades Careers Event
  • UTS Nursing Discovery Session
  • JMC Academy Scholarship Info Session
  • Sydney Design School Info Sessions & Open Day
  • Law Insight Evening – University of Newcastle
  • Fit in a TAFE Short Course after you finish the HSC
  • Honeywell Engineering Summer School 
  • Sydney Science Experience
  • Beyond school study guide
  • Whitehouse Graduate Exhibition & Runway
  • UTS Fashion Showcase
  • Sydney Design School Open Day
  • UN Youth NSW’s Crisis Point

HIA Trades Careers Event
The HIA Trades Career Event is for people who are interested in careers in the building industry and is supported by the NSW Department of Industry and Department of Education. Industry professionals will be talking to students about Vocational Education and Training, career pathways and trade and skilled careers.

UTS Nursing Discovery Session
Wednesday 15 November
Watch the video - https://youtu.be/d1DpIQqrCZA
 
JMC Academy Scholarship Info Session
Wednesday 15 November at 6pm, Ultimo, Sydney

Sydney Design School Info Sessions & Open Day
Open Day – Saturday 4 November, 10am
Wednesday 15 November 2017, 6pm
Friday 24 November 2017, 1pm

Law Insight Evening – University of Newcastle
Tuesday 21 November 5.30pm
This is an opportunity to interact with key staff from the Newcastle Law School, speak with undergraduate law students and tour the New Law Space.
Register by Wednesday 15 November.

Fit in a TAFE Short Course after you finish the HSC
Consider boosting your employability with a TAFE short course after you finish your exams. TAFE NSW offer a huge range of short courses, and many of them are available online, and you can study everything from leadership skills to social media marketing or even hairdressing. For example, the Statement of Attainment in Intro to Digital Marketing Communications is a 5-day intensive offered at the start of December, that will give you skills to stand out from the crowd of jobseekers entering the market post-HSC.

Honeywell Engineering Summer School 
Sunday 10 - Friday 15 December. Run by the Institution of Engineers Australia. Honeywell Engineering Summer School aims to give high school students a better understanding of what engineering is and how it works in everyday life. Over the week, students will attend lectures and demonstrations at five NSW universities. They will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with professional engineers employed by government, private companies, researchers and academics in a wide range of engineering disciplines. Visits with industry provide a valuable opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the role of professional engineers in a wide range of activities including the management of major projects. Applicants must be entering year 12 in a government or non-government high school in 2018. They must be studying two or more units of mathematics and a form of science, and will need to make their own travel arrangements to and from Sydney. Registration Closes 3 December at 9am.

Sydney Science Experience
10-12 January 2018
You will employ real science – through hands-on laboratory sessions and interactive lectures. For students about to start Year 10 or 11.  

Beyond school study guide
This guide, produced by the Department of Education and Training, provides students with information about their options after school, including the financial assistance that is available for all types of study. Get the guide here –http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/beyond%20year%2012/pages/beyond%20school%20study%20guide

Whitehouse Graduate Exhibition & Runway
Sydney – 28 November @ 2 Short St, Surry Hills
 
UTS Fashion Showcase
24 October at 7.45pm
The UTS Fashion & Textiles program presents an event showcasing selected work from 2017 graduates.

Sydney Design School Open Day
4th Nov, 10am - 12pm at Sydney Design School Level 2, 40 Oxley Street, St Leonards
Bella Taylor : 02 9437 1902
Want to be an Interior Designer for a day? Roll your sleeves up and get hands on at the Sydney Design School Open Day! Create a stunning interior mood-board, guided by our passionate Educators who are all practising Interior Designers. Explore our studios, soak up the creative atmosphere and find out more about turning your passion into an exciting career. The Director, Amanda Grace, will be giving a 30 minute presentation at 11am covering everything you need to know about our career courses and flexible learning options. Sydney Design School Open Day, 10am - 12pm, Level 2, 40 Oxley Street, St Leonards. Register online now atsydneydesignschool.com.au

UN Youth NSW’s Crisis Point 
Crisis Point is a one-day summit for students in Years 9-12. Equipped with a role to play, either as countries, media organisations, politicians or NGOs, students will be thrown into the middle of a simulated world crisis. Their challenge is to collectively solve the crisis, while advocating for their goals and agendas. We've opened registrations for this one day event, running in the University of Sydney's Abercrombie Business School. NSW Crisis Point will be held on the 28th October at the University of Sydney. 

The registration cost is $25 and will cover all activities, food and venue costs.
10am-4pm, Saturday 28th October, University of Sydney's Abercrombie Business School

You can read more about the program and sign up at https://unyouth.org.au/event/crisis-point-nsw/

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Psalm 67:1-2 (ESV) 

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.

Psalm 67:1-2 (ESV) 

For Prayer and Praise
  • Praise God for His mercies and blessings on us, through the provision of salvation by faith in His son. Pray this salvation will continue to be made known and many more will be saved from sin, before Christ comes again. 
  • Pray for HSC students as they continue their exams till Tuesday 7th November. 
  • Pray for Infants Fun Day (postponed from last week) on Friday. 
  • Pray for Preschool & Kindy Info Evening next Tuesday.
  • Pray for those grieving or struggling in our community, that they will turn to God, the Father of compassion and source of all comfort, and receive strength and peace. 

Please join us in prayer from 9.00 - 9.30am on Thursdays in T9 (classroom between Preschool & K Block) during term time.
 
If you are unable to come but would like to pray from home, please email us to receive a copy of the prayer notes. 
 
If you would like the Prayer Group to pray for you, please also email us at: prayergroup@covenant.nsw.edu.au.

Last week at Extend After School Care we had lots of fun working as a team. The children enjoyed learning how to play a new card game. We also soaked up the sun by having a picnic outdoors for afternoon tea time. The children also enjoyed drawing pictures and colouring them in

Last week at Extend After School Care we had lots of fun working as a team. The children enjoyed learning how to play a new card game. We also soaked up the sun by having a picnic outdoors for afternoon tea time. The children also enjoyed drawing pictures and colouring them in, they're very creative!

Aimee Wall, Acting Team Leader

What’s on next week?
  • Monday 30 October - Painting our favourite Summer place
  • Tuesday 31 October - Origami cubes and Octahedron
  • Wednesday 1 November - Making Mini Pizzas
  • Thursday 2 November - Bracelet Making
  • Friday 3 November  - Climbing Frame
PARENT PORTAL: extend.com.au

Last term the Musica Viva group, Tigramuna, performed music from South America. It was very entertaining. The children learnt about the different instruments used in contemporary and original Latin music. We danced and sang and some of the children played instruments. It was one of the best performances we have seen. Thank you Mrs Kohlhoff for organising this event.

Last term the Musica Viva group, Tigramuna, performed music from South America. It was very entertaining. The children learnt about the different instruments used in contemporary and original Latin music. We danced and sang and some of the children played instruments. It was one of the best performances we have seen. Thank you Mrs Kohlhoff for organising this event.

This week the Fire Brigade came to talk to us. Officer Dave talked all about fires. We learnt what we should do if we were near a fire: 'get down low and go, go, go'.

This week the Fire Brigade came to talk to us. Officer Dave talked all about fires. We learnt what we should do if we were near a fire: 'get down low and go, go, go'.   

Officer Dave showed us the different types of uniforms they wear depending on the type of fire. A building fire uniform is very heavy, the children were given the opportunity of lifting the uniform pants to see how heavy they were. The bushfire uniform, however, is lightweight. Officer Dave put on all the protective gear the firefighters need to wear and it completely covered him up.  He said if we are in a fire, or see a fire, we need to find a phone and call 000.  

We saw the huge fire truck and climbed into the cabin. We were then given a turn to help Officer James hold the hose and water the garden.  

Students were asked to imagine they were an architecture company designing a playground or skate park for their local council. Their group project was to create a presentation, and scale model, to the council to persuade them to build the park.

Students were asked to imagine they were an architecture company designing a playground or skate park for their local council. Their group project was to create a presentation, and scale model, to the council to persuade them to build the park. Students were required to research their local area, survey children, and consider the requirements of shade, safety and environment in their designs. 

Tickets for this year's musical are now on sale. Book online. Four shows Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. www.trybooking.com/QYJS

Secondary School are performing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The cast have been rehearsing for months, the props have been prepared and costumes are being created. There will be four performances:

  • Wednesday 22 November 7.00pm
  • Thursday 23 November 4.00pm (stay around after pickup before dinner)
  • Friday 24 November 7.00pm
  • Saturday 25 November 6.00pm (bring your own picnic for an early dinner before the show)
Book online at www.trybooking.com/QYJS

Students, parents and teachers in Junior School will be encouraged to be involved in a school Readathon over Term 4. The aim of the Readathon is to encourage the students to get into the habit of reading daily and to promote a love for reading.

Students, parents and teachers in Junior School will be encouraged to be involved in a school Readathon over Term 4. The aim of the Readathon is to encourage the students to get into the habit of reading daily and to promote a love for reading. The Readathon will run from Monday 30 October (Week 4) until Monday 4 December (Week 9). Notes to explain the readathon will be going home this week in the Library lessons. If your child hasn’t received this note by Thursday please come to the Junior Library to collect one. Happy reading!  

Mrs Watson
Junior School Teacher Librarian

Serving in Canteen is a great way to meet other parents and fulfill your PIP hours. Contact Gail Ecob gecob@covenant.nsw.edu.au if you are available - Monday, Wednesday or Friday in November. 

Serving in Canteen is a great way to meet other parents and fulfill your PIP hours. Contact Gail Ecob gecob@covenant.nsw.edu.au if you are available - Monday, Wednesday or Friday in November.