2018 Term 3 Winter Holiday Edition

ALL STORIES
JUNIOR P-6
SECONDARY 7-12

"And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him…." Hebrews 5:9 (ESV)

For Prayer and Praise
  • Praise God for Jesus, who being perfect sacrificed Himself in our place, so that we through faith may receive the gift of eternal life.
  • Pray staff will benefit from their conference this week, being better equipped for the task God has given them and will seek to honour Him in all they do.
  • Pray for students returning to school next week to have had a restful holiday and to settle quickly back to school.
  • Pray for Year 12 students preparing for Trials starting in Week 2.
  • Pray for our school community, that the power of God’s word will invade the hearts and minds of unbelievers, that they will repent and believe God’s good news offered to them; and invade the hearts and minds of believers, to live each day in obedience to His word, not conforming to this world and it’s teachings. Pray His word will renew their minds and transform them more and more into His likeness.
Please join us in prayer.
9.00-9.30am on Thursdays in T7 (classroom opposite Preschool) starting in Week 1. 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.

Changes to Bus routes
The 230 school bus travelling from Covenant to Allambie will now return to its old route and travel via Frenchs Forest Road West and East. Any student requiring to get off on Warringah Road near Hilmer Street should catch the 276 bus. The changes will come into effect on 30 July.

Year 7-10 Student/Parent/Teacher Interviews  
Monday 6 August and Wednesday 15 August | Click here for letter
 
Covenant Basketball Academy changes
It is now time to register for Term 3 and 4. Year 7-12 will now have combined training on Wednesdays from 7.15-8.30am. This is to help increase numbers for the coaches to play small sided games between players. Coaches will split age groups accordingly based on ability and age group to maintain session quality and maximise skill development. There will no longer be a Thursday training session. Junior School will still be on Tuesdays from 7.15-8.30am.
 
In order to help families we have reduced the cost of the academy from $330 to $264 for Terms 3 and 4.
All sessions will commence in Week 3 and finish at the end of term.
Junior School - Tuesday 14 August
Secondary School - Wednesday 15 August

If you have any questions please click here
 
Year 11 Meningococcal ACWY Vaccinations
Wednesday 15 August | Consent forms were sent home in Term 2 and need to be returned ASAP. 

Cheese and Toastie Customer Satisfaction Survey  
Cheese and Toastie invite parents to complete the following Customer Satisfaction Survey. Please click here to complete the survey.

Mandarin Stars Language Club
For Kindergarten to Year 6 | Monday 3.00-3.50pm | From 30 July - 24 September | Re-enrol for Term 3 or book a free trial lesson at dailin@mandarinstars.com.au or 0425 852 282. 

Drop off in Dell Street
A reminder to use the 'Kiss and Drop zone' rather than entering the school grounds to drop off your children. It has been noticed that cars stopped inside the gates can change the turning circle of the buses which is dangerous for students/pedestrians nearby. Cars driving inside the school grounds are reminded to drive slowly (10km/h).

Preschool parents are still permitted to park briefly in the visitor parking spots in the top carpark whilst dropping their children off.

Enhance Conference - The Cultural Conflict: The Invisible War
Saturday 4 August | 2.00-7.30pm | PAS | Click here to register or call Daniel Ryan on 0412 089 220 for more information.

Working With Children Check
There have been some changes to the laws of the Working With Children Check (WWCC). These changes are important for anyone who works or volunteers with children and their employers.
  • Everyone who holds a WWCC is now legally required to update their contact details, including any name or address changes. Penalties will apply to people who don’t update.
  • Updating your details is simple. Please go to www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/check and follow the directions.
  • You can find your WWCC number here if you don’t have it to hand.
  • Other changes include - all parents attending an overnight camp must now have a WWCC.
  • The first WWCC clearances issued in June 2013 expire soon, and more than 18 thousand people have already applied for their renewal.
  • You can renew your WWCC number three months before its expiry date. You will receive a reminder when it's time to renew (provided your contact details are up to date).
Lost property
The following non-uniform items have been found in Lost Property boxes. Please collect from the Office by the end of Week 1 of Term 3. After this date, all items will be donated.
  • Turquoise blue Hart Sport singlet – Extra large
  • Grey hoodie - Medium
  • Very dark grey hoodie - Small
  • Basics black hoodie with white cord and zip - Large
  • Grey and blue GAP Kids hoodie - Size 10
  • Purple t-shirt – with advertising for Boxing Fitness/Surf Skool and Belrose Eagles 2017 – Size 12
  • Burgundy Canterbury NRL t-shirt – Medium
  • Doyoueven black jacket with hood and zip – Extra large
  • Navy blue sweatshirt – Size 16
  • One pair of green shin guards

The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC)
Congratulations to the students who have already completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Students have up until 14 August to complete the PRC. Upon completion each student should confirm with Mrs Watson that they have either entered all their books online, or handed in a written copy of their reading list. Once the books have been entered online, Mrs Watson will validate them. Those who have officially finished will see their name recorded on a list outside Mrs Watson’s office in the Junior Library.

Mum's in Motion Fitness Class
A fitness and movement class run by Linda Keen | Mondays at 9.15am | T9 | Email danceacademy@covenant.nsw.edu.au for more information.

Help keep Sydney's homeless warm this Winter
Click here to find out more.

Wakehurst Netball Club NetSetGo
Friday 3 August for 8 weeks | Lionel Watts Oval, Frenchs Forest | 5 to 7 year olds
NetSetGo is a fun, safe, social and active netball program for girls and boys.
For enquiries email Nicole Carter at netsetgo@wakehurstnetball.com.au


The children were greeted to a wonder of lights in Preschool this week.

There were lights everywhere!! Trees lit up at the entry, branches decorated with lights, some flashing onto the ceiling, others hanging on the boards and illuminating our art work. There was one shining on a white sheet hanging in the middle of the classroom. On this colours and shapes that looked like buildings were projected. The children soon realised they could change the shapes around to represent other buildings. They were able to experiment with colour as they discovered that when you stack two different colours they create a different colour.

The science department shared some clear prism shapes with us. The plasma light and lava light added more interest and wonder. There was some wonderful experimenting with torches and making shadows. The dark room made the light shine even brighter. We enjoyed books about stars and the moon - God’s Vivid display every night.

We had a truly wonderful Vivid week.