2018 Term 3 Week 7

ALL STORIES
JUNIOR P-6
SECONDARY 7-12

A group of girls from Year 6 recently attended 'Followers in Training' - a Crusaders run training day. One student shares about her experience below.

When we arrived at Roseville College we were all pumped. We started the day with a game and we got put into groups containing a variety of six schools. I had a lot of fun learning about how God helped Peter when Peter doubted. There were eight activities in a booklet, and you had to complete it to reveal how God helped Peter, and it helped me to understand that we should always trust God in whatever we do, and He will help us always. As we made our way through the challenges, we received lots of lollies! When we finished our last challenge, we got given cards that encourage us to pray, and booklets all about Peter’s adventures. To finish up our exciting day, we had biscuits, poppers, chips and fruit salad.



 

The Community Freezer originated from a desire to show God's love, in a practical way, to our school community. Its aim is to provide meals to families who find themselves in challenging times. If you are able to cook for the freezer, please pack a meal into disposable freezer containers and label the ingredients clearly. Please text Lisa Tong to arrange drop off at Cafe Covie in the morning on 0402 229 708.

One Covenant parent shares her experience of the generosity that comes from the Community Freezer. 

A few years ago when my children were still in Infants and we were relatively new to the Covie community, we went through a particularly stressful, trying time as a family. My husband had a life-altering diagnosis, he was retrenched from his full-time position and spent the next two years looking for work. To add to this my husband then went on to have further unrelated health complications. At this time when we felt as though our world was falling apart and we were struggling to survive, the Covie community totally enfolded us and sustained us through this period. One of the most simple, yet effective ways in which this was done was through the Community freezer. At a time when I didn’t have the strength, energy (or finances) to feed my family, I was totally blown away by the support we received in very practical terms through the Community Freezer. My fridge was overflowing and meals were one less thing for me to think about. What also struck me was not only the fact that we had food on our table but also the strong sense that we were not “doing it alone” - we had the love, support and prayers of the wider Covie family behind us.

Click here for more information about the Community Freezer and click here for the Community Freezer Ingredients list. 


 

 

Students and teachers alike square danced their way into school recently to support our struggling Aussie farmers affected by drought. Having heard about the plight of our country cousins, the starving livestock and their ongoing difficulties, students and staff decided to don an Akubra and a pair of cowboy boots in order to raise funds for charity Rural Aids ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign. Even the school bell was changed so it would ‘moo’ instead of ‘ring’. Students gave generously, raising over $1,000 for Buy a Bale and have committed to pray for rain and for our farmers at this difficult time.

Macquarie University Co-op applications
  • For students interested in Actuarial Studies or Accounting, the Co-op program is designed for high-achievers. It’s a future-focused program, co-created with industry partners and guarantees 15 months of placements while being financially supported. 
  • Applications close 5.00pm Friday 28 September 2018 and must be sumitted online and include a resume and a 2-3 minute application video. Students must ensure that their nominated school contact submits an academic reference and Trial HSC results before the application closing deadline.
  • Click here to apply for Macquarie’s Co-op programs. 
UTS Bachelor of Accounting Cooperative Education Scholarship Program
  • The Bachelor of Accounting provides you with a multi-skilled accounting degree with strong emphasis on both accounting and financial management, both essential business tools. All students in the course receive a tax-free scholarship worth up to $51,500. 
  • Applications close on Friday 19 October. 
  • Click here to find out more. 
WSU HSC True Reward – Early Offer Program
  • The premise behind HSC True Reward is that it recognises the strengths of each individual. HSC True Reward program makes an early offer into a University degree based on corresponding HSC subject band outcomes, not the ATAR.This program is open to all 2018 NSW HSC students. 
  • Applications are now open and close 10 December. Start your application to Western now and make sure you tick 'Yes' in the HSC True Reward section.
  • Click here to find out more.  
TAFE NSW Degree Early Entry Program
  • No matter what happens come December, with our Early Entry program you could receive a conditional TAFE NSW Degree offer. No ATAR required. Discover their degrees here
  • Early entry applications close 31 October.
  • Click here to find out more.  
Faculty of Engineering Application Scheme (FEAS)
  • FEAS is an alternate entry pathway for students who want to study UNSW engineering but don’t meet the Guaranteed Entry Rank of 93.00. 
  • Things don’t always go to plan, so if you are expecting an ATAR between 83.00 and 92.95 and want to study at UNSW, apply for the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme (FEAS). FEAS evaluates your ability in mathematics, physics and other sciences, design and problem solving, as well as attitude and motivation towards engineering studies.
  • Just remember, an application for the Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme is not an application to Engineering at UNSW. You will still need to complete a UAC application by the due date. Please check the FEAS website
Year 12 Engineering IT questionnaire
  • If you fall short of the ATAR by 1-3 points, UTS will still consider your application if you complete the Engineering and IT Questionnaire and demonstrate a strong motivation to study engineering or IT. Spend 20 minutes completing the questionnaire, and give yourself the best chance to get into your preferred course at UTS. 
  • The questionnaire is now open and closes on Sunday 16 December 2018 at 12.00am. 
  • A minimum selection rank of 80 must be achieved for your questionnaire to be considered. This selection rank cut-off includes your raw ATAR and adjustment factors. Your questionnaire will not be considered if your preferred course has reached capacity.
  • Click here for the questionaire. 
UTS Science Entry pathway through aptitude assessment
  • UTS Science believes some future students may have an aptitude for scientific study that is not reflected in their HSC results, hence the aptitude assessment. The aptitude assessment is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their potential, and possibly secure an offer to study at UTS Science. 
  • The assessment is designed to assess your analytical and critical thinking skills. It is a general knowledge based assessment and there is no need to study for it.
  • It will take place on Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 10:00am or/and 2:00pm at UTS City Campus.
  • Registration is essential and requires a UAC ID. Registration closes midnight Sunday 13 Jan 2019.
  • Click here for registration. 
Sydney Flying College Open Day
  • Saturday 17 November 2018. 
  • This will be an opportunity for you to view the facilities talk to instructors and current students, and even go for a trial instructional flight in one of our state-of-the-art training aircraft. 
  • Click here for more information. 
School Recommendation Scheme (SRS)
  • Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) is one way institutions make early offers of undergraduate admission to Year 12 students. They do this by using criteria other than (or in addition to) the ATAR. 
  • Click here for more info.
The Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
  • The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) aims to help students, whose education has been negatively affected during Year 11 and/or Year 12, receive an offer to university. You can apply for EAS if you are an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or NZ Citizen, able to demonstrate that you have experienced long-term educational disadvantage as a result of circumstances beyond your control.
  • Institutions use EAS in two ways: They allocate bonus points and they set aside a number of places for EAS applicants.
  • Click here for more details. 
Defence Force Australia – Navy Careers Info Session
  • 26 September | Parramatta
  • Click here to find out more.  
William Angliss Institute Sydney – Open Day
  • 21 September | Alexandria
  • A day filled with ‘Trial a Trade’ opportunities for you to experience and have your questions answered. 
  • Click here to find out more.  
Australian Catholic University – Know Your Options
  • 10 December | Strathfield and North Sydney
  • ‘Know Your Options’ are information sessions that allow you to find out about courses and career paths, learn about alternative entry and admission pathways, explore our campus and meet staff and students. 
  • Click here to find out more. 
Introduction to Actuarial Science
  • The Australian National University (ANU) is running a special version of its popular Introduction to Actuarial Science course for Year 11/12 students in Australia over a flexible time period within Term 4 2018 to Term 1 2019. The course is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and is FREE for all students. Furthermore, the ANU offers five scholarships worth $10,000 each to Australian students who complete Introduction to Actuarial Science and enrol in a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies at ANU.
  • Click here for more information and to register interest
UNSW Women in Engineering Camp
  • Are you a young woman currently in Year 10 or 11 and want a career in engineering? Do you enjoy using lateral thinking, creativity and design? Or do you love problem solving, working in teams or have an aptitude for maths and science? Take a look at the three day 'camp' and find out about the exciting careers available to professional engineers.
  • The next camp will run Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 January 2019. Applications are now open and close 17 October 2018. 
  • Click here to find out more and apply.
JMC Academy High School Holiday Workshops - Sydney
  • The workshops are an opportunity to check out the JMC Academy campus while learning about the Creative Industry. These workshops are for high school students in Years 9 - 12.
  • Film and TV Workshop | Wednesday 10 October 2018
  • Character Design Workshop | Wednesday 10 October 2018
  • From Studio To Stage Workshop | Friday 12 October 2018
  • Discover Visual Communication Workshop | Friday 12 October 2018
  • Click here to find out more.
AFTRS (Australian Film & Television School) Storytelling Scholarship
  • The AFTRS Storytelling Scholarship will be awarded to support a student’s study by covering their tuition fees for the duration of their course. One scholarship may be offered in 2019 to a Bachelor of Arts: Production student (worth $41,760).
  • Find out more and learn how to apply here. Applications close 15 November.

Mrs Marianne Morton, our very happy Junior School Art teacher reports on the new Junior School Art room. 

Squeals of delight, looks of wonder and even a few dance jiggles were made by Kindy as they walked into the new Junior School Art room for the first time.

The kids are thrilled. I am thrilled. What a beautiful creative space we have been blessed with. It’s bigger, lighter, brighter and if you ask the kids, it has the biggest screen you’ve ever seen (which is in fact a new interactive Smart Board)! 

Before each lesson began we closed our eyes and thanked God for such a gift and prayed that He would bless our new art room with joy and creativity. We also thanked God for the maintenance team who kindly moved countless boxes from our temporary art room in Secondary School to our new space.

Aren’t we blessed. I think I might do a jiggle myself.

 


 

"Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you." Psalm 89:14 (ESV)

For Prayer and Praise
  • Praise God for He rules with righteousness, justice, love and faithfulness. Give thanks that in His character we have assurance that ultimately everything works together for good and in accordance with His plan.
  • Give thanks and pray for teachers and students in Year 9 and 10.
  • Pray for Junior School Musical today till Friday.
  • Pray for HSC Music 1 Marking on Thursday.
  • Pray for Primary CIS Athletics and Secondary Futsal Gala Day on Thursday.
  • Pray for HSC Music 2 and Extension Marking next Tuesday.

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. 

 

On Monday 27 August, parents, alumni and students gathered to support Covenant's Year 12 students as they showcased their HSC major works. The works were a tribute to much hard work and dedication over the past 12 months and included: Textiles and Design, Design and Technology, Industrial Technology, English Extension 2, History Extension, Drama (project work) and Visual Arts. 

Whilst admiring the displays, those attending enjoyed musical performances by Year 12 music students and delicious treats created by the Year 11 Hospitality students.  There was also an opportunity to hear a presentation from Year 12 History Extension students and view an engaging video created by Year 12 student Sam Harvey. 

We give thanks to God for the creativity, dedication and God-given gifts of our Year 12 students and thank all those involved in putting on a wonderful evening. 

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.

Extend After School Coordinator at Covenant - Position Vacant
Position commences Term 4 2018 or Term 1 2019. Click here for more information. 

Dance Academy - Active Kids Voucher
Covenant Christian School Dance Academy is now an Active Kids Provider. Click here to apply for your $100 Active Kids voucher through Service NSW which can be claimed against your Term 4 dance fees. Email danceacademy@covenant.nsw.edu.au if you have any questions. 

Educational Access Scheme - Year 12
Mrs Gilbert and Mrs Redwood recently met with students who are seeking to apply for University courses and may be eligible for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS). This scheme allows students who have experienced long-term difficult circumstances and which have impacted their educational performance throughout Years 11 and/or 12 to apply for special consideration for University courses. Disadvantages considered are: severe family disruption (divorce/separation of parents; death/illness of family member or close friend, physical/verbal abuse); extreme financial difficulties; personal illness (physical and psychological); learning difficulties; excessive home/work responsibilities; studying via distance education; English language difficulty; school environment (changed school three or more times or moved interstate throughout Years 11/12); and studying a subject via distance education or Open High School. Students who were not able to be at the meeting are encouraged to see Mrs Redwood who can go through the application process and provide a hard copy of the EAS booklet. EAS applications are submitted online once a student has completed their UAC application. Parents are encouraged to go through the EAS booklet with their child and to please contact Mrs Redwood if you have any questions. Closing date for EAS applications for December Round 2 eligibility letters is Friday 23 November 2018. If students apply by this date they will know whether their application will be considered prior to UAC offers being released (Round 2).
 
Mosman Youth Awards
Congratulations to Eden Russell (Year 9) and Christian (Year 6) who were recently awarded prizes for their entries in the Mosman Youth Awards in Literature. Eden was awarded second place for Junior Prose (Year 7-9) , and Christian who was awarded a Commendation for Primary Prose. Well done to Eden and Christian - what a wonderful achievement. 


Grateful for our Dads
At our recent Working Bee we took the opportunity to honour and celebrate the incredible Dads in our community with a special morning tea. Thanks to all the amazing fathers who came! 


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.
 
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

 

Two years after Covenant Christian School started in 1978, we opened the doors of C Block, Covenant’s second building. It was an exciting stage with space for our school to grow. In what feels like a very fitting way to end our 40th celebrations, we are ready to open our brand new C Block building, which will allow our school to grow even further.

The new C Block houses three purpose-built Junior School classrooms, an art room and a music room, as well as the school Executive and administration facilities.

We are thankful to God for 40 years of Covenant and His ongoing provision for our school. We also want to acknowledge the vision and generosity of those who have gone before us; we build on the foundation they have laid. As we think about the opening of C Block, we are particularly thankful for the provision of this building and the way it will better enable our school to fulfil our vision and mission.

We would love for you to join us for the opening of C Block to celebrate this new milestone together: 

Tuesday 18 September 2018


Alumni morning tea 9.00am

Official opening 10.45am.

Parents will be welcome to walk through the new building afterwards. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

RSVP here.