Covenant is more than facilities and passionate teachers. It is a community and environment where academics and student engagement in their learning is taken seriously. Seeing children equipped to live for God’s glory takes commitment. We seek to educate the whole person.
Learning extends beyond the classroom with an extensive multi-age elective camping program catering for students with different strengths, abilities, interests and gifts.
Opportunities including sport, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Enrichment Camps of Art, Mathematics, Cartooning, Writing and Drama plus the annual trips serving the Yarrabah aboriginal community encourage students to extend their learning and life experiences.
Designing a Christ-centred and biblically grounded education requires deliberate effort and focus. The required NSW state curriculum is taught from a biblical perspective considering a Christian worldview in each subject. Students are encouraged to think critically, ask questions and consider the outworking of the Christian faith in all areas of life. It is our hope to impact the course and decisions of student’s life, further studies, employment and relationships.
Covenant is known as a nurturing place providing stability and security as students move confidently towards independence. Pastoral care is the responsibility of all staff. Daily Pastoral Care devotions mix students from Years 7-12 in vertical rolls based on house groups. These groups of 15 to 20 students develop a stronger sense of community helping new and younger students settle in and be supported by the older ones.
A team of six Pastoral Care co-ordinators take responsibility for different year groups. On-site counsellor, chaplain and careers advisor are available to students working in conjunction with parents.
Students of differing abilities and interests mix in classes. From Year 7 onwards English and Maths classes are based on student ability. Practical classes are smaller allowing for more student teacher interaction. Technology is seen as a valuable tool for learning. Students are trained to use technology wisely.