2018 Careers News - T3: Week 3
Open Days are a great way to get a feel for university life. All the Open Days are coming up over the next few weeks. There will be opportunities to investigate courses, have a look at the campus, talk to lecturers, find out about OS opportunities, scholarships etc. See below for information about specific universities or go to https://www.uac.edu.au/assets/documents/schools/uni-open-days-2018.pdf or https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/open-days.
University of Notre Dame Sydney
Apprenticeship and Traineeship Expo
Billy Blue College of Design – Day in The Life Creative Workshop
Top 10 US Colleges not in the Ivy League
- STEM Boot Camp is for a Year 9 or 10 school student who is passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)?
- 8 October | Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University
- Registration closes 28 September.
- Click here to find out more.
- 10 October | Broadway Campus
- Ideal for Year 11 and 12 students, Write Up introduces students to the characteristics of great creative writing. The sessions focus on: shaping a narrative, the use of figurative language and motifs, setting and context, dialogue, point of view and attitude in narration.
- Click here to find out more.
Buy a Bale!
I was working in our garden last weekend and really noticed how very dry everything is - grass is crunching underfoot, plants are wilting and dying and the veggie patch needs frequent watering. That is just in our suburban garden where there is water available. How much more terrible for farmers who are struggling to feed their stock or keep crops alive or just manage the day-to-day necessities.
Every time we turn on the news, we see images of drought and hardship alongside stories of kindness and resilience - the school providing showers for families, the ex-soldier with PTSD delivering bales of hay. Drought affects not just farmers but a range of businesses in rural areas. It affects adults and children. It affects cities too, as prices for farm produce rise when goods become scarce.
Covenant has registered our school with the charity Rural Aid/Buy a Bale so that we can officially help our farmers in this severe drought. By registering, we are permitted to put a link on the school website and Facebook page to encourage donations and make it easy for anyone to donate.
Buy a Bale has a very direct way of assisting. They say, “All donations to our drought assistance campaign have a four fold effect. Some hay is donated, some we buy, so we’re feeding a hay farmer and their family. Some of our truckies are donating their time and diesels, some loads we’re paying for, so we’re feeding truckies and their families. Donations towards our Farmers card inject immediate cash into the rural towns, city cash going bush. Finally what hay we deliver saves farmers cash that they can continue to spend on other items.”
Students will be able to participate too. Details will be available soon.
If you wish to donate, just go to https://www.buyabale.com.au/
There is of course a more important thing we can all do. Pray. We can pray for the farmers in this difficult time, we can thank God for those who are providing
aid and comfort and we can pray for rain.
Mrs Chris O'Sullivan, Deputy Principal - Pastoral Care (7-12)
Sport Report Week 3
CIS 7's Rugby League
On the 6 August a group of Under 16’s headed to Jamison Park in Penrith to contest the CIS 7’s Rugby League trophy. In windy conditions our boys played brilliantly and represented our school in an exemplary manner. The day started well with Covenant taking a convincing 34-6 victory over William Clarke College. The boys then followed this up with consecutive wins against the International Tennis and Football School 30-12, Toongabbie Christian School 30-6 and the Craig Davis School 22-12. The boys reached the semi-finals and defeated Shire Christian School 34-16 before meeting the Lakes Christian College in the final, where we overcame them 34-6 to win the trophy.
Perhaps the most pleasing aspect of the day was the spirit shown by the boys and the opportunity to serve one of our competitors. The Craig Davis School,
a small school from Illawarra, who due to a few withdrawals turned up to play with only 6 players which made it a tough task for them.
However, throughout the day various Covenant students filled in for them in order for them to be able to compete. Some great friendships were formed
and it made for a fantastic day especially when Covenant faced Craig Davis. The boys did the school community very proud and played some fantastic
football in all six matches.
The day started off icy cold at the Narrabeen athletics track. Teachers arrived early with many layers on to set up the area for competition. Soon competitors arrived, warm and excited. It grew warmer and brighter as the day went on and kids started pouring in. As teachers were nearly ready to start their first event, kids began to stretch and jogged a lap of the track.
“Welcome to the Zone Athletics carnival, please sit down in your allocated area as I pray for safety and that the day would go well”. The 2018 Zone Athletics carnival was about to begin and everyone was sitting in the stands full of excitement and nerves. There were many different schools there ready to compete and try their hardest.
Soon the first event was marshalled for the day. “We now have our first marshalling for the Junior girls, 800 metre race.” A crowd of girls walked to the track. Beep! The first race began as the buzzer went off and all the kids were cheering and cheering. We were off to a speedy start; it was going to be a great day.
Throughout the day Covenant was doing well and as students finished their events they all came back with a huge grin on their faces, happy with their effort and talent that they have been gifted by God. Everything was going great (thanks to Miss Hammond and Miss Kane). We even had some spare time to eat as the relay teams quickly practiced their baton changes. As the day went on Covenant was doing very well with a few records broken and a lot of firsts, seconds and thirds. The end of the day was near and everyone was hot, tired and sweaty but we still had a few events to go.
As the 1500 metre race grew closer, competitors rugged up to keep nice and warm, since a cold breeze started to blow. Many people had left but we still had a big crowd to cheer them on. The 1500m was called and all the Covie students that were chosen to represent their school, made their way to the marshalling area. Bang! The gun went off and the crowds went wild - cheering for their school and friends. Although it was a long race Covie kept on cheering. It was a fast start, and the suspense built as the race continued. The last 100 metres became a sprint to the finish line and the results were great with a Covenant representative finishing second.
The last events were the relays, and the competitors went to the marshalling area whilst everyone else made their way to the stands, ready to cheer on their team. First up was the Junior girls who were off to a fast start and having great baton changes they ended up in 3rd which was an amazing result. They were going to State! The Junior Boys then ran for their lives and also came 3rd, they were going to State too! Next, the Senior Girls relay team also had a great run, again coming 3rd. The last relay was about to begin, with the Senior Boys having an amazing first batten change, the race was intense as Covie was fighting for first place, the last batten change was then quickly done and the last 100 metres was the most intense moment of everyone’s lives. Covie was sprinting super hard trying to get past Oxford Falls and then when we thought the day couldn’t get any better, Covie overtook and came first! All relay teams got through to State, and Covenant was overwhelmed with happiness.
We ended the day in prayer, praising God for the amazing carnival. Covenant ended up coming 3rd out of all the schools which was an amazing result. All of the competitors tried their best and achieved amazing things. Even though there were a couple of injuries throughout the day, they got up and kept running. The teachers did an incredible job making the carnival happen and it was a joy for everyone to attend. Everyone went home or back to school and told their families and friends about their great day. Good luck to everyone that is going to State and well done Covenant!
Special mention to Orla Wong (8 Year Girls Age Champion), Christiaan Maritz (11 Year Boys Age Champion) and Jackson Twells (new record in Jnr Long Jump).
Covenant Community News | T3 | W3 | 2018
Covenant Prayer Group
Thursday | 9.00-9.30am | T7 | Prayer points can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org | Click here for things to pray and praise God for.
- Administration - Office Assistant (Student Reception)
- PDHPE x 2 full time positions
- School Nurse
Click here for more information.Aussie Hoops Basketball for ages 5-12
- The theme for Book Week this year is Find Your Treasure.
- On Thursday, K-6 students are encouraged to come dressed as a Book character.
- The Book Week Assembly will be on Thursday 9.00-9.45am.
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is on next week! Head down to the 'Rumpus Room' in the Infants building to grab some great books and support the school libraries in the process!
Stall dates and times are:
Wednesday 22 August - before school, lunch and after school
Thursday 23 August - before school, lunch and after school
Friday 24 August - before school only
PIP help is still needed to assist with sales on a few of the time slots (particularly Wednesday and Thurday lunch and Thursday after school). If you would like to help out at any of these times, please contact Robyn O'Donoghue at email@example.com.
- being sick or having an infectious disease
- having an unavoidable medical appointment
- being required to attend a recognised religious holiday
- exceptional or urgent family circumstances e.g. attending a funeral
- extended leave for travel purposes (application form for 5 days or more to be completed)
Operation Christmas Child 2018
- Something to love
- Something to play with
- Something for school
- Something of personal hygiene
- Something to wear
- Something special
Mandarin Stars Language Club
- Changes to the Learner Driver Licensing Scheme
- Log book apps approved by the Roads and Maritime
- Completing the Learner driver log book
- Understanding the benefits and safety aspects of supervised on-road driving experience
- Understanding of the licence conditions for learners and provisional licence holders
Special Road Rules for Cyclists on Footpaths
Mums in Motion
Would you like to get back into shape at a convenient location? Then come and join the fun with ‘Mums in Motion’. Miss Linda is offering a 40 minute workout which includes: low impact aerobics, tone, stretch and therapeutic movement. Not convinced yet? Come for a free trial: Mondays | 9:15-9: 55am | T9. If you would like further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Japanese Students Visit Covenant
At the beginning of term, Covenant had the privilege of hosting 15, Year 10 students, from Kaimei High School in Japan. Kaimei High School is located in
Osaka City in Japan and it too has just celebrated a significant birthday (although, it wasn’t 40 years as Covenant has celebrated, it was 100 years!)
The Japanese students have spent a total of 9 days in Australia and have stayed with host families, many of whom are from our Covenant community. For three days students have been learning English in the mornings with the very talented Mrs Yvette Molyneux. The students have loved learning from Mrs Molyneux and have really enjoyed their time at our school.
From the Prayer Group - 2018 T3 Week 3
"Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord, your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones! For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord? Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord, a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around him?" Psalm 89:5-7 (ESV)
- Praise God for He alone is worthy of praise. Give thanks that we who have faith in Him can call Him “Father”.
- Give thanks and pray for teachers and students in Year 1 & 2.
- Continue to pray for Year 12 students sitting HSC Trials till next Monday.
- Pray for Year 9-10 GATEway Academic Challenge today and Year 7-8 on Friday.
- Pray for Senior Band CEN Music Festival in Orange on Thursday to Saturday.
- Pray for those who are grieving the loss of loved ones, that God will be their comfort and strength.
- Pray for those going through a difficult time, that God will give them the grace and faith to see them through.