2018 Term 3 Week 4


"For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf…he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself…so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him." Hebrews 9:24, 26b, 28 (ESV)

For Prayer and Praise
  • Praise God for Christ who is sufficient to bring us to God.
  • Give thanks and pray for teachers and students in Year 3 and 4.
  • Pray for Year 12 French HSC Oral Practice today.
  • Pray for Secondary CSSA State Athletics Carnival and NSW Schools Relay Championships on Friday.
  • Pray for Year 12 Fusion Night on Monday.
  • Pray for ongoing preparations for the School Musical.
  • Pray our community will read God’s word so that through endurance and the encouragement of His word they might have hope.
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. 


Duticus and Expedius are centurions in the Roman army, but they've been very distracted lately. Find out why? 

Meet Rocky Costa and Dr Gates (named after the lovely Dr Alison Gates, former teacher at Covenant), the newest members of the Covenant family. Our Year 10 Agriculture students collected the three week old calves from a dairy farm in Leppington to be part of the 'Cows Create Careers' program. Covenant will have the calves for nearly three weeks and the students will be responsible for feeding them twice a day, cleaning their stables, checking their health, and measuring their weight gain. The calves can only be visited with permission of official Cow Whisperer, Mr Green. Class teachers wishing to visit the calves should contact Mr Green by emailing mgreen@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.

Positions Vacant at Covenant
  • PDHPE x 2 full time positions
  • School Nurse
  • K-6 Teacher
  • Teachers' Aide (TAS)
Click here for more information.

ICAS Results
Congratulations to the following students for their strong performance in the recent ICAS competitions.
Year 3: Katie Hollyoak, Isabella McCausland
Year 5: Rachelle Chen, Joanne Soviner

Creative Writing:
Year 3: Katelyn Dunn, Hannah Cheng, Isabella McCausland
Year 6: Indy Hynson

School Photos
Many school photos are still waiting to be collected from the Office.

Operation Christmas Child 2018
It’s that time of year again when we start collecting for Operation Christmas Child. 150 boxes have arrived for us to fill! This project seeks to provide aid in a small but practical way to help many children who are victims of poverty, natural disasters, war and conflict. Since 1993, this Samaritan’s Purse project has shared the Good News of God’s love with hurting children through the simplest of gifts - shoe boxes!
The idea is to fill a shoe box with the “6 Somethings”:
  • Something to love
  • Something to play with
  • Something for school
  • Something of personal hygiene
  • Something to wear
  • Something special
Please do not include items that leak, food items, or used or damaged goods in the boxes. The boxes can be collected from the Junior Library. K-2 children will need a note (or email) from their parents before they are able to collect a box. For further information please go to https://www.samaritanspurse.org.au/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/. Remember to pray for the children who will receive your shoebox gifts.
Helping Learner Drivers become Safer Drivers Workshop
Wednesday 29 August 2018 | 6.30-8.30pm | 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why | Click here to book
This workshop aims to increase the confidence and knowledge of supervisors who oversee learner drivers. The two hour workshop will provide practical advice about:
  • 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
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 danceacademy@covenant.nsw.edu.au.

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. 

The Football Factory October Holiday Camps
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


Last Friday, 22 students (and many family members) made their way to Blacktown for the CSSA Primary State Athletics Carnival. Each event saw 20-24 competitors/teams from Christian Schools all around NSW, and most of our results were well in the top half. Everyone tried their best, had a great attitude, and were very supportive in cheering on their team mates.

Some fun facts from the day:

  • Sienna Dale was 11 Year Girls Age Champion
  • The following six students finished in the top three and made it through to CIS for individual events: Zoe Woods, Isy McCausland, Dan Smithies, Jackson Twells, Sienna Dale and Christiaan Maritz.
  • Our Senior Girls Relay (Amber Smithies, Macy Smith, Lizzy Pienaar and Sienna Dale) came 2nd, and our Senior Boys Relay (Jonah Chitty, Ethan Higgins, Nathaniel Ryan and Christiaan Maritz) came 1st, sending both teams through to CIS.
  • Our students came in the top five for a further eight events and set numerous personal bests.
  • Our Zone (North Met) came 1st overall. 
  • Covenant, as a school, came 3rd in the State!
It was a wonderful effort by all our of our athletes, and they did us proud! Praise God for a great day! More pictures to come shortly. 


University of Notre Dame Sydney Open Day

  • 25 August | Chippendale
  • Find out more here.  
University of Sydney Open Day
  • Explore campus life, meet our academics and students, get advice about your study options, attend mini lectures and get a taste of all the fun things the University of Sydney has to offer. 
  • Find out more here
UTS Open Day
  • 25 August | 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Click here for more details so that you can plan your day.
List of Open Days
Passion for Law (P4L) Early Entry – ACU
  • If you’re currently in Year 12 and passionate about studying law, ACU’s Passion for Law (P4L) program offers you an early competitive edge. We know there’s more to you than your exam results and your passion and commitment counts. P4L is an early entry program designed to nurture your learning potential and give you a step up in your future law career.
  • Applications are open now - apply on their website, then apply through UAC with an ACU Law Course as your highest eligible preference. You must gain a minimum ATAR of 78/OP 11.
  • Click here to find out more. 
UOW Early Admission
  • Closes Friday 24 August
  • Click here for more details
School Recommendation Scheme (SRS)
  • School Recommendation Schemes (SRS) are 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 eligibility list and further details.
A Comprehensive List of University Early Offer Opportunities
Click here for more information or speak to Mrs Gilbert.
Projects Abroad High School Projects - Summer 2018/19
  • The Two Week High School Volunteer Projects are a great way for students in Years 10 and 11 to take part in trips during their summer holidays. With volunteers typically aged 15-18, the trips combine cultural immersion with community focused volunteer work or work experience. 
  • Click here for more info.  https://www.projects-abroad.com.au/projects/high-school-projects/
The International Science School 2019
  • 7 July – 20 July 2019
  • The International Science School is an amazing, all expenses paid two weeks of science at the University of Sydney. Top young scientists in Years 11 and 12 come from around Australia and across the world come to hear inspiring talks by world-leading researchers, tour scientific labs, enjoy hands-on experiments and activities and a packed social program. ISS scholarships cover all travel and program expenses so there is no cost to the ISS scholars and their families. 
  •  Applications open early 2019 – you can register to be alerted when registrations open. 
  • Click here to find out more.
Sydney Design School Info Session
  • 31 August | 1.00pm
  • The information sessions take approximately 40 minutes.
  • Click here to find out more.  
Billy Blue College of Design Info Night
  • 4 September | 6.00-8.00pm | Ultimo
  • Click here to find out more.
University of Newcastle – Aerospace Engineering Degree Launch
  • 27 August | Callaghan Campus
  • Celebrate the launch of UON’s brand new Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) Degree which we will be offered from 2019.
  • Click here to find out more.  
Studying at TAFE – Myths Debunked
  • Is TAFE really that bad? Is university really that good? Studying is studying isn’t it? Here are five of the most common myths about TAFE debunked by those in the know.
  • Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by a VET provider, so take the information with a pinch of salt, but there are definitely some good points. Click here to read the post.  
CSU Bachelor of Communication (Radio) links to regional broadcasters
  • Charles Sturt University (CSU) and ACE Radio Broadcasters Pty Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to build the future talent base for regional commercial radio. The Regional Radio Endorsement Program is for students in the Bachelor of Communication (Radio) in the CSU School of Communication and Creative Industries in Bathurst. Students will return to their local station for workplace learning, and they’ll gain experience across producing, presenting, and radio sales and operations.
  • Students will be able to complete the course either fully online or fully on campus, or a mix of both. 
  • Click here to find out more.