2018 Term 3 Week 6


Our highly talented Junior School staff performed "Edwina the Emu" at the recent Book Week assembly. Grab a cuppa and enjoy a giggle as one feathery Mr Morton looks for a job. 

Darling has had another dream. Find out what it is about. 

Preschool 3 day group have been participating in a new movement class called 'Get up and move!'. Run by Royal Academy of Ballet teacher and Covenant parent Kellie Conolly, 'Get up and move!' uses movement and music to help our preschoolers with flexibility, coordination, creativity, musicality and rhythm. The children have been enjoying this new class since the beginning of Term 3 as part of the wonderful preschool program that Covenant offers. For more information about Preschool at Covenant, please come and join us for morning tea, craft and a tour of our Preschool and Infants facilities. Meet our Infants Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Registrar, and find out more about the Christ-centred education at Covenant. Register to join us on the 19 October at covenant.nsw.edu.au/tasteandsee
Please also note that from the start of Term 4, and to assist working parents, Covenant Preschool will be providing extended hours of care between 3.00-6.00pm for $10 per day. Please note this will only be available for children enrolled at Covenant Preschool on the days they attend. Bookings will be essential. Registration forms will be available from next week. 

Preparing your US or UK Uni Application Session

  • 20 September | 5.30pm | Abbotsleigh School, Wahroonga
  • An information evening where experts from Crimson Education will take you through what US or UK college admission officers are looking. The information is drawn upon from the database of 133 Ivy League and 38 Oxford / Cambridge admits to analyse college admission strategy, essays and more.
  • Register here
University of Sydney – HSC Preparation (Years 10-12)
  • We offer an extensive program of HSC Preparation courses across a range of subjects as well as complementary study skills courses for HSC students to help maximise their HSC results.
  • Click here to find out more.  
Headspace – HSC Chat - NSW
  • 26 September | Leichardt Library
  • To help reduce stress and ensure that you are as organised as you can be, come learn more about planning, looking after yourself and about staying focused in order to be as ready for the exam as you can be.
  • Click here to find out more.  
Defence Force Australia – Army Reserve Info Sessions
Defence Force Australia – Trade Careers Info Session
  • 20 September | Parramatta
  • Want to learn a trade? Or maybe you’re already qualified? Either way, the Australian Defence Force provides great career opportunities for trades.
  • Click here to find out more
The William Angliss Institute – Scholarships
  • The William Angliss Institute Foundation provides educational opportunities and financial assistance to support disadvantaged students in achieving their career ambitions. The Foundation has been established in recognition of the pioneering work in the areas of hospitality and foods by the late Sir William Charles Angliss.
  • Click here to find out more
University of New South Wales – Scholarships
  • High School leaver Scholarships now OPEN.
  • Click here to find out more
Australia Apprenticeships Pathways
  • A first step into an industry or career pathway can start with apprenticeships or traineeships in industries like community services and health, travel and tourism, communication and information technology, financial services, agriculture and horticulture, and government.
  • Click here to find out more
CSCS UNSW – HSC Workshops – NSW
  • 8 September | Economics, Mathematics, Physics
  • 9 September | Engineering, Chemistry
  • Click here to find out more
HSC in the Holidays
  • We are an organisation comprising of the most qualified, experienced and passionate HSC teachers/markers whose mission is to help students achieve the best in their final years of schooling.
  • Click here to find out more 
University Application Process
  • UAC processes applications for courses offered at participating universities and higher education providers in NSW and the ACT (applications to the Australian Maritime College courses, including the Tasmania locations, apply through UAC). 
  • All the information you’ll need to know about courses, universities, applying to a University in NSW & the ACT and more, can be found here
  • Applications for courses starting in 2019 are open at UAC now. Year 12 students should aim to complete their application to UAC by the 28 September 2018 to be eligible for early bird price. The absolute last date you can apply and still be considered for the first main round of offers is by the 19 November 2018 to be included in the first round of offers in December (processing fees of $200 will apply to all applications received after the 28 September).
  • You can choose up to FIVE preferences to list on your application. Preferences are the courses you would like to apply for. Listing five preferences maximises your chances of getting an offer.
  • When choosing your preferences, it’s a good idea to list the ones you really want first, the ones that are more realistic next, and a safe option. That way you’ll ensure that you get at least one offer at the end of each round.
  • ATAR results will be issued / available to Year 12 students in NSW and ACT on the 14 December 2018.
  • Once you’ve received your ATAR, you can still change you preferences after receiving your ATAR. You’ll have to make sure that you change your preferences by midnight on the 16 December 2018, after that you won’t be able to alter your application before the first round of December offers.
  • Once you’ve submitted your final preferences and the cut-off window has passed, offer notifications for the first round will be sent on the 20 December 2018.
Direct Applications

CSSA Oztag Gala Day
Last Wednesday, Covenant took four teams to Werrington for the CSSA Oztag Gala Day which saw 46 teams competing from 14 schools across NSW. It was a cold start to the day, but as the weather warmed up, so did our teams. For many of our students it was their first time playing together, but they did very well to compete against a number of schools for whom this would be their main sport! Our Junior Girls just missed out on the semis and had a blistering second game where they won 14-0. Our Senior Boys are a well-oiled machine and had a narrow loss in their semi-final, a game which really could have been a grand final match up. All students tried their best and put in some great performances throughout what was a very tiring day, with teams playing up to six games! Thanks to Mrs Carnell, Mr Cochrane, Miss Kane and Mr Monin for coaching and accompanying our teams.

Rugby Union
Congratulations to Liam Adams, Max Gander and Ben Watkins who were a part of the Forest Rugby Union U16B team that took out the Grand Final at Rat Park on the weekend. They were behind at half time, but staged a great come back to win 29-22. Well done boys!

Coming up:
Week 6
Wed 5 Sept – Sausage Cup Netball @ lunch
Wed 5 Sept - Pen Cup Open Girls Covenant team v Pittwater, Kick-off 4pm @ Covenant
Week 7
Wed 12 Sept – Sausage Cup Basketball @ lunch
Wed 12 Sept – Pen Cup Open Girls Semi Final TBC
Thurs 13 Sept – Primary CIS Athletics Championships
Thurs 13 Sept – CSSA Secondary Futsal Gala Day


"But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet." Hebrews 10:12-13 (ESV)

For Prayer and Praise
  • Praise God for Jesus who came to earth that we might have life. Give thanks He is in heaven interceding on our behalf, and will one day return to reign supreme over all.
  • Give thanks and pray for teachers and students in Year 7 and 8.
  • Pray for Year 10 Visual Arts Excursion on Thursday.
  • Continue to pray for Junior School as they prepare for the School Musical.
  • Pray for those who are struggling that they will look to God and will find in Him peace, unfailing love and tender mercy.
Please join us in prayer.
9.00-9.30am on Thursdays in T7 (classroom opposite Preschool). 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. 


Covenant Prayer Group
Thursday | 9.00-9.30am | T7 | Prayer points can be sent to prayergroup@covenant.nsw.edu.au | Click here for things to pray and praise God for.

Moving into C Block
Please be aware that the Office, Administration, Finance, Executive, Sick Bay, Marketing and Events have now moved into the new C Block. 

Uniform - Old Logo stock 50% off
All uniform items with the old logo will be 50% off from 3 September.

Canteen - Friday 28 September
Please note that Cheese and Toastie will be closed on Friday 28 September due to Year 12 Graduation.

Positions Vacant at Covenant
Teachers' Aide (TAS) - Click here for more information.
Volunteer Host Families Needed
SMS 'HOST' to 0428 246 633 or go to wep.org.au for more information.
2019 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC) - applications now open
Open to children and young people aged 12-24 residing in NSW. The 12 member YAC provides a direct avenue of communication between young people and the NSW Government. Click here to apply.
Macquarie University Junior Science Academy School Holiday Programs
For children in Kindergarten to Year 6
Click here for more information
The Football Factory October Holiday Camps
2-12 October | Click here for more information
Think Club School Holiday Workshops
Experiential workshops for the inquisitive, problem-solving, creative and capable primary school child.
8-9 October | 9.00am-3.30pm | Sydney Boys High School
Click here for more information
The Beauty and the Beast - Glen Street Theatre
21-29 September | 9975 1455 | Raising money for the Children's Hospital at Westmead. 

North Narrabeen Academy of Gymnastics Spring Holiday Workshops
2-15 October | 99137421