2018 Careers News - T4: Week 3-4
New South Wales Police – Recruitment Information Session
- 3 November | Parramatta
- 1 December | Parramatta
- Attend an information session to find out more about being a NSW Police Officer and the recruitment process.
- Click here to find out more.
Taronga Zoo Work Experience
UTS – Discover Nursing
- 14 November | UTS Building 10, Ultimo
- Open to High School Students and parents more than welcome to attend.
- Click here to find out more.
- 15 December | UTS
- UTS Info Day is your last chance to visit the campus before UAC preferences close the following day. Attend an info session or chat with staff and students. Ask those last-minute questions before you lock in your uni choice.
- Click here to find out more.
- 15 December | 9.30am-3.00pm
- Camperdown/Darlington Campus, University of Sydney
- Info Day allows you to get answers to all your questions before finalising your main round preferences. More information to come.
- Click here to find out more.
- Find out everything you need to know about studying to become an Interior Designer! Explore the design studios, meet the educators and get creative building a moodboard. You may even win a 2 day Interior Decoration Workshop!
- Saturday 3 November | 10.00am-12.00pm | Level 2, 40 Oxley St, St Leonards, Sydney.
- Click here to register online
- 22 November 2018 | 6:00-8:00pm.
- If you are considering studying Creative Media, Animation, Audio, Design, Film or Games, click here to register.
- If you are interested in Engineering or IT at UTS but are concerned about reaching the required ATAR, there is a questionnaire that can supplement your UAC application if you fall short of the required selection rank. The questionnaire closes on Sunday 16 December 2018.
- Click here to complete the questionaire.
TSFX Mastering the HSC
- Sunday 18 November | 9am to 5pm | University of Technology, Sydney
- For students in Year 11 or 12 in 2019.
- Valued at over $250, "Mastering the HSC" is free when you make a $10 donation to The Fred Hollows Foundation on the day.
- Click here to download the brochure or click here to find out more.
- My Trade Start offers pre-apprenticeship courses under Smart & Skilled Targeted Priorities Pre Apprenticeship Program to eligible students between the ages of 15-24. By attending and completing a pre-Apprenticeship course, you are gaining an advantage over those that have not and in turn you are making yourself desirable to prospective employers wanting to take on a 1st year apprentice.
- You also get a head start on your apprenticeship with credit transfer gained as a result of Units of Competence you will have completed whilst undertaking the pre-apprenticeship.
- Click here to find out more.
UAC - Heading Into Year 12 And Thinking Of Dropping A Course?
Sport Report Week 3-4
CIS Secondary Athletics
On Tuesday 25 September, 10 of our secondary students competed at Homebush in the Combined Independent Schools Athletics Championship. It was a wonderful day of competition, and once again our students did us proud with both their effort, their attitude and their results.
- Benjamin Gulliford came 1st in the Multi Class Shot Put
- Luke Van Ratingen came 1st in the 17 Boys 200m
- Wilson Kelly came 2nd in the 18 Boys 200m, and 3rd in the 100m
- Henry Burrill came 4th in the 17 Boys Javelin with a personal best throw
2018 2XU NSW All Schools Athletics Championships
Over 1700 students converged on Sydney Olympic Park to compete in the All Schools Athletics Championships. A number of our students competed across the four days in both track and field events, some for the first time. Luke Van Ratingen ran an incredible time to just miss out on the top three in the 17 Years Boys 400m, with the winner of the race being a youth Olympian. Benjamin Gulliford threw a personal best and was crowned state champion in the Under 20s Men’s Para Shot Put. Well done on a wonderful effort!
Rugby 7’s State Championships
What is German for 'pet'?
Language classes are more than just a place to study grammar! For Year 12 students undertaking Beginner French and Beginner German HSC courses, a core
element of the curriculum is learning how to communicate about themselves and their personal world. Our prayer is that students would use these language
skills to bless others as they grow into confident, caring young people who seek to make a positive contribution to society, both in Australia and
overseas, and carry a genuine concern for the welfare of others as they learn about other cultures. The German class of 2018 are particularly fond
of communicating in both German and English about their pets. To celebrate the end of the course, we could not resist bringing in some of our furry
friends, while the students shared Pretzels and other delicious German food.
Preschool teach Mr Morton how to do 'the floss'
3-day Preschool reports on their very special adventure last week:
"Preschool excitedly watched the new C block being built over the past year. Mr Morton told us he was moving to a new office in the new building. We decided to make him a special ‘house-warming’ gift and we delivered it on Thursday. The children were very excited to go into the new building and see Mr Morton’s new office. We were so pleased we could all fit in! Mr Morton loved the gift. We also showed him a special dance we had been practising called 'the floss'. We taught Mr Morton the actions and his skeleton had a go at 'the floss' too!"
Thank you Morning Tea
Covenant has always been so much more than a school. It is a community: a community of parents, grandparents and staff who have partnered together in this extraordinary task and gift of Christian education. You belong to this community. You are a significant part of this community, and we are thankful for all the ways in which you contributed to this community this year.
Our Thank You Morning Tea is just one small way in which we want to say 'thank you'. Please join us for a delicious morning tea on Tuesday 13 November from 9.00-11.00am in the PAS.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you can join us to assist us with catering.
From the Deputy Principal - Junior School
What follows is secret men’s business. I adjure those of the fairer sex to refrain from reading any further. Thank you.
At the beginning of this term, we held our first AA meeting here at school: Aggroholics Anonymous. In attendance were recovering aggroholics. Mr Eatough, one of ten siblings, a contributing circumstance somewhat beyond his control, admitted to a past instance of aggro towards one of his brothers. Mr Groves, a super-coach without doubt, disclosed times on the sideline when his temper was untempered and his secret frustrations bubbled to a disturbed surface… and Mr Morton, probably the most reprobate of all, “Hi Wayne”, admitted to times, yes times, when he flung his bat in a frantic, frenzied, fever-pitched rage. It still makes him cringe. Yep, we are all aggroholics… recovering.
The first words belong to God and come via his servant James. Listen carefully…
With this in mind, we pondered… what does it mean to be slow to anger? Was it that instead of our anger reaction default being set at 2.4 seconds we push it out to a lazy 4 seconds… then let rip. This, it was agreed, might be helpful, but only marginally. Or maybe it means that when poked, we seek to move much more prudently through the emotion-ometer; happy > mildly irritated > moderately frustrated > angry > hysterical, rather than hurtling from 1-100 in under six seconds. Or, perhaps it means we intentionally select the causes we are going to get angry about, with a deliberate effort being made to balance the import of the activity with the heat of the response. “Today I am only going to get angry, deeply angry, about, hmm… how we treat refugees”. Although I am not sure if anyone has mastered that. Regardless of our deliberations, I think we all agree that our quick-fire fury certainly was not achieving the righteousness of God.
- Tell yourself before the event, “No matter what… I’m going to enjoy being with my mates, not just winning.” Thus to be waiting in the reserve queue can still be enjoyable.
- Know for certain that you are probably not the best player on the paddock. Ego is often the cause of much clashing of antlers.
- And this one is a beauty…. See that anger is the enemy of fun. It really is.
The second set of hot tips for aggroholics were a little more practical.
- Everybody should accept the rules and follow the rules. Yes, this alone would de-escalate the killer-pastilles of pressure that arise during competitive activities.
- Take some self-imposed time out. And closely related to this… allow those taking this time-out to return to the activity once their head has cooled… with graciousness. It’s probably better to not say a word.
- Pray about these things. Certainly the God who desires this standard of behaviour would have a strong interest in granting the request… wouldn’t He?
The Great Debate
Recently, our Year 7 and 8 Debating teams represented Covenant at the Independent Schools Debating Competition Day at Northern Beaches Christian
From the Prayer Group - 2018 T4 Week 3-4
"How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Hebrews 10:29-31 (ESV)
- Praise God for He has offered us redemption through Jesus. Pray for our community to turn to Christ.
- Give thanks and pray for teachers and students in Years 1 - 4.
- Pray for Year 12's as they continue their HSC exams till next Friday 9 November.
- Give thanks for the outgoing student council. Pray for the new Student Council as they serve our school over the next 4 terms.
- Pray for those in our community who are facing trials to turn to God in prayer, that they may lift their eyes from their circumstance and to know with joy the living hope that is certain in Christ for eternity.
"The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him." Psalm 92:12-15 (ESV)
- Praise God for He is righteous and is our strength. Give thanks that if we remain in fellowship with Him, He continues to renew us day by day, even though outwardly we are wasting away.
- Give thanks and pray for teachers and students in Years 5 and 6.
- Pray for Year 12's as they continue their HSC exams till this Friday 9 November.
- Pray our community will live lives that are centred around, shaped and driven by the word of God.
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 email@example.com.
Covenant Community News | T4 | Week 3-4 | 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.
Saturday 10 November | 8.00am-12.00pm | Please email email@example.com if you are able to come.
The Secondary Lost property box has been cleared out. Please go to the Office if you have lost any items.
- Teachers' Aide - Junior School Education Support (closes 6 November)
- Deputy Principal Curriculum 7-12 (closes 8 November)
- School Counsellor (closes 9 November)
- Click here for more information
Rita Sokiri will be Covenant's Service Coordinator from Term 4 and onwards into 2019.
Thank you to the families who have sent in Operation Christmas Child boxes. They will bring a lot of joy to the children who receive them. We collected 166 boxes! A tremendous effort! There are still 17 boxes that have not been brought back. If you have filled or empty boxes at home could you please return them to the Junior Library as soon as possible. The empty boxes can be used by others. Thank you so much for supporting this wonderful cause.
Scoliosis Self-detection Screening Program
Information for all parents
- Student residential address (not student names)
- Student level of education
- Student boarding school status
- Names and residential addresses of the student's parent(s) and/or guardian(s)
- are continuing at the same school
- are residing at the same address
- have not been sent an expiry notification from Transport NSW
- Physical comedy workshops for primary aged children with Fiona Gosling!
- Monday 10 - Friday 14 December
- 9.00am-3.00pm at Covenant
- Click here for more information.
Lifeline Northern Beaches Giant Book Fair
- Friday 23 November | 4.00-9.00pm
- Saturday 24 November | 9.00am-5.00pm
- Sunday 25 November | 9.00am-2.00pm
- St Augustine's College, cnr Federal Parade West and Alfred Street, Brookvale
- Entry by gold coin donation
Election work is a thoroughly rewarding experience and a great opportunity to contribute to the local area. To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen and over the age of 18 years. All temporary election roles are paid and full training is provided. For more information or to register your interest, visit www.aec.gov.au/working-at-elections.
What is happening in D Block?
This project is due for completion in time for the start of Term 1 next year. It may impact some access during the last half of Term 4 but we will aim to minimise any disruption as best as we can. Once ICT move from their current temporary home in D Block (north end), those areas will be freed up to become dedicated study areas for both Year 11 and 12 students. This will be a great addition, allowing a space for senior students to study at any time throughout the day and after school. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Andrew Lowry via the front office.
- Saturday 3 November | 6.30pm | Forestville Memorial Hall, Starkey St, Forestville
- This is a fundraising dinner to gather together local churches in the Forest and supporters of FACE (Forest Association for Christian Education) and an opportunity to hear about what's happening within scripture in our local high schools.
- $35 per person or a $260 for a table of 8
- Click here to RSVP or contact Sarah Mulray for more information on 0413 224 753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 21-23 January | 9.30am-12.30pm | Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre
- For ages 5-12 years
- Click here to book
- Monday afternoons 3.00-3.50pm
- For students in K-6
- Book a free trial lesson by emailing email@example.com
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Qualifying walk
At the end of Term 3, a group of Covenant students embarked on the Bronze Qualifying walk along the South Coastal Track. Due to the small group size the
group travelled quickly and arrived in record time at the Campsite.
The students learnt a great deal on their practice hike and were able to pack accordingly, although for some, the amount of water carried may need to increase!
Year 6 visit Canberra!
Students from our school have undertaken an education tour of the national capital. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.
Enjoy reading student Isaac Wormald 's report below.
The Year 6 Canberra trip was a great opportunity for students. Year 6 got this once in a lifetime opportunity to go to Canberra with their schoolmates,
to learn together about Australia’s History, Government, Constitution and Federation.
Rise and shine! Thursday morning began with breakfast - toast and cereal – and then getting dressed and hopping onto the bus once again. Some students who woke up at 5:30am went with Mr Groves to the basketball courts to play in the freezing cold – thanks Mr Groves! Year 6 went to the National Library of Australia and the Royal Australian Mint. 6E went to the Royal Australian Mint, where they learnt about Australia’s first coins, weird coins and special coins. They got to see how the coins are made and processed. They also got to see TITAN (the robot in the factory) do his duck dance every few minutes. 6R was looking at the library’s oldest books, the history of the library and how much storage they had (it was quite easy to get lost). They also met a robot called Isaac. Isaac pushes trolleys full of books into a lift, which will carry them to where they are needed. Again the groups then swapped over and visited the other attraction.
Students were very excited to hear that they were going to New Parliament House. They got to see the House of Representatives and the Senate. Students got a glimpse of Scott Morrison, Bill Shorten, and many other members. In the Senate, they were discussing the devastation of needles in fruit. Students also saw Pauline Hanson who was talking to another Senator at the time. Afterwards, students had some sandwiches and juice before splitting into two groups again. 6E saw all the embassies in Canberra, like Egypt, Japan and Papua New Guinea. 6R went to the Australian Electoral Centre (AEC), learning about Australia’s History for voting, and free rights for every Australian. And of course, we swapped over to visit the other attraction. At the AEC we received worksheets, and went around a room, answering questions that were related to the Australian voting systems. We finished the day with a trip back home to our accommodation, watching Mr Bean. Dinner was served and the options were Roast Beef or Creamy Pasta. Devotions with Miss Hammond and the Incredibles movie finished up the night and everyone enjoyed their sleep.