2018 Term 3 Week 8


The Junior School Musical is now over. But you can relive all the excitement on DVD. Click here to order your copy. 

Peninsula Cup Open Girls Soccer
This term we entered a team in the Open Girls Peninsula Cup, which saw us take on teams from Pittwater House, Stella Maris and St Leo’s. We had a very young team who week after week pulled together and found their feet against some very strong, and much older opposition. The girls showed some great skills, and really improved from week to week. Last week in their semi-final they took a 2-0 lead with some great attacking play. That pulled back to 2-2 and despite us playing most of the second half a player down, we held them to 2-2 until the final minutes of the game where we sadly went down. I want to congratulate the girls on a wonderful effort throughout the season. It was a privilege to coach them, and they did me and the school community proud! Well done girls!
Miss Kane 

Primary CIS Athletics Championships
On 13 September, 12 very excited Junior School students travelled to Homebush to compete in the CIS Athletics Championships as part of the NSW CSSA team. They all competed well, tried their best, and cheered each other on. Many PB times were achieved and special congratulations to the following:
  • The Senior relay teams both ran one second faster than at State and just missed the finals.
  • Sienna Dale ran exceptionally well in 100m to run a PB time and win the bronze medal. She has now qualified for the NSW All Schools Athletics Championships next term. Christiaan Maritz and Sienna Dale made the 200m finals and Sienna came 4th making her a reserve for NSW PSSA. 
  • Jackson Twells came 4th in Long Jump and is also a reserve for NSW PSSA. 
  • Zoe Woods came 5th in the 800m with a PB time.
Well done to all our wonderful students and to their supportive parents.

The Tomsan Cup
Congratulations to Kent Mizukoshi who has recently returned from an 8-day Futsal Competition in Japan as part of the T3 Australia. He was one of 12 players selected by T3 Australia, who has over 3000 players participating in their programs. Kent’s team, who were featured in the Bush Telegraph Weekly, defied the odds to qualify for the Grand Final of the cup, where they played exceptionally well but were beaten by a strong local team.

Well done to Cooper Eakin who recently came 1st in the Boys 14 Year 100m and 200m Backstroke at the NSW State Age Championships. He will now head to Canberra in October as part of the NSW team to compete at the 2018 State Teams Championships.

On Thursday 13 September the girls opens futsal team attended the CSSA futsal gala day in Penrith. It was a great day and contested in a great spirit against some incredibly strong Futsal schools. The young girls opens team had an incredibly tough task ahead of them and tried their best all day. Chloe Higgins was a threat all day despite having a significant injury to fight through and was rewarded with some great goals. Carrie Fulton and Ava Wood were the two engines of the team and did not stop running from the opening game to the end of the day. Chiara and Ariana Zedack helped lock up the defence with the ever reliable Julia Ryan, whilst the dependable Ellery Gleeson and Meriz Viljoen were called upon to do a bit of everything. Madeline Smithies was the star of the day, and despite being under significant pressure all day in the goals she made save after save and showed everyone at the day what a gifted goalkeeper she is. Mr Wakeford was incredibly proud of all the girls efforts. Despite ending the day with three losses and a draw, the team came away having represented the school admirably. Well done to all the players and we look forward to this young squad being a year older and having learned a lot for next year


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.

Uniform reminder for Term 4
From Term 4 all students are required to wear full Summer uniform. As the Uniform Shop will not be open during the holidays, please ensure you purchase any items required before the end of term. The Uniform Shop is open Monday 2.15-3.15pm and Wednesday 8.00-9.30am. 

Positions Vacant
2 part-time Mathematics teachers | Click here for more informaiton

English ICAS Competition
Congratulations to the following students for their fine performance in the recent ICAS competition.
Year 5: Peter Burrell, Joanne Soviner
Year 4: Joel Stanwell, Noah Lawton
Year 3: Katelyn Dunn

Operation Christmas Child
Many thanks to those families who have already brought in a filled box for Operation Christmas Child. There are still plenty of boxes! Remember you may choose to fill a box with a friend. Operation Christmas Child sends a message of hope to children in desperate situations around the world through these boxes and Christian literature. This program provides Covenant with an opportunity to be involved in a simple, hands-on mission project that reaches out to suffering children while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ, God´s greatest gift.

Acting/Musical Theatre Workshops
10-12 October | 9.00am-4.00pm | Click here for more information

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

Uniform - Old Logo stock 50% off
All uniform items with the old logo is now 50% off. 

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


"Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us….through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:19-23 (ESV)

For Prayer and Praise
  • Praise God for what Jesus has done for us, through whom we are given the confidence to enter God’s presence. Pray for unbelievers to not hesitate or delay, but to put their trust in Jesus’ blood for their salvation.
  • Give thanks and pray for teachers and students in Year 11 and 12.
  • Pray for Year 11 Finals today till next Thursday.Pray for Bronze Duke of Ed Qualifying Hike Group 1 tomorrow and Friday.
  • Pray for Year 7/8 Debating Tournament next Monday.
  • Pray for CIS Secondary State Athletics Carnival next Tuesday.
  • Pray for Year 12 excursions these 2 weeks.
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.


Macquarie University Campus Tours
  • On every tour you will see various lecture theatres, our award-winning library, the Sport and Aquatic Centre and the Campus Common.
  • Click here to find out more.  
Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) Information Evening
  • 20 September | 6.00-8.00pm | Level 2, Wentworth Park Grandstand, Wattle St, Ultimo
  • Contact Jessica Bull at jessicabu@aie.edu.au or call (02) 8514 8800.
  • Click here for more information.  
AIE Industry Experience Day
  • 3 October | 10.00am-3.00pm | Level 2, Wentworth Park Grandstand, Wattle St, Ultimo
  • AIE's Industry Experience Days are a great opportunity for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. The sessions are run by industry professionals who have worked on some blockbuster games and films. Everything is provided for you to participate in the hands-on workshops and you will be using the same software that is used in the industry.
  • Contact Jessica Bull at jessicabu@aie.edu.au or call (02) 8514 8800.
  • Click here for more information. 
The Hotel School Info Evening – Sydney
  • 26 September 26 | Phillips St, Sydney
  • If your interest is in hospitality, tourism or business management and you want to explore a global career path, then join us.
  • Click here to find out more.  
Think Education – Diploma of Nursing Info Sessions
  • 4 October | Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Melbourne
  • Learn more about the Diploma of Nursing, from entry requirements to career outcomes or pathways opportunities. This is your chance to connect with your future nurse educators and Program Managers. Talk to our course and career advisors and ask all your questions about the application process and entry requirements.
  • Click here to find out more.  
The Hotel School Info Evening – Sydney
  • 26 September | Phillips St, Sydney
  • If your interest is hospitality, tourism or business management and you want to explore a global career path then join us. 
  • Click here to find out more.  
The University of Sydney Portfolio Day – School of Architecture, Design & Planning
  • 6 October | Darlington
  • The Portfolio Day is a fantastic opportunity to meet academic staff and receive feedback on your portfolio. You can also choose to submit your portfolio for admission on the day if you're feeling confident.
  • Click here to find out more.  
William Angliss Institute – Scholarships
  • Scholarships open this week.
  • Click here to find out more. 
ACU Bachelor of Education Studies
  • The Bachelor of Educational Studies has been designed for students who are passionate about becoming teachers, but do not achieve the entry requirements. Students who successfully complete their first year of study (subject to meeting certain progression and non-academic requirements) will be guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) or the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary).
  • For more information about pathways into ACU early childhood, primary or secondary teaching courses, click here to see our website. 

On Thursday 16th August the Drama room was transformed into the Australian outback for the Year 11 Drama class production of ‘The Labouchere File’ by Tony Nicholls. This very funny farce depicted some absurd situations. Our hero Forrest (Joshua Spencer) was attempting to enlist soldiers into a mysterious army led by the forceful Colonel Janet Wright (Emily Bennett) and her offsider Corporal Como (Jacob Osborne).

A series of flashbacks reveal that the villain, Barry Wentworth (Jeremiah Dolan), who ran off with Forrest’s girlfriend Louise (London Hartard), was not so villainous after all and turned up to make amends and reunite Louise with her long-lost sisters. Sound confusing? It was a bit, but that just added to the nonsense and compounded our audience’s enjoyment.

The Year 11 students designed the posters and programme (Jerry), the set (Jacob), the costumes (London) and the lights and sound (Emily). Josh was in charge of props and stage management. Overall it was a roaring success and the Year 11 Drama students collaborated brilliantly to produce a delightful evening at the theatre. 
Director, Mrs Pitt


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