Offering students 40 HSC Electives provides plenty of options to develop personal skills and interests.
The annual Dance, Music, Drama and Major Works evenings are delightful showcases of student creativity, patience and perseverance. Covenant is a settled and supportive environment for students to focus on their studies. The school facilities cater well for students and the diversity of subjects available.
The Higher School Certificate is an important stepping stone in our culture. Having godly role models helping students consider their abilities, interests, thoughts and future directions is part of Covenant’s equipping children to live for God’s glory. Teachers, counsellors and Careers Adviser Wendy Gilbert work with parents in evaluating options. Visiting speakers from Universities give insights through lunchtime sessions. An annual careers day where students select from a variety of speakers – often connected to our local school community – about their work and industry provide opportunities for students to ask questions and better understand the realities of different industries. Careers advice may continue after graduation as students reconsider and explore options.
More electives, often smaller classes, study periods, quiet study areas, Year 12 jerseys and Year 12 Pavilion with its own kitchenette are some of the benefits of these years. Year 11 and 12 are seen as leaders in the school. School Captains lead assemblies. Senior students run the Christian lunch time group for younger years.
Students in Year 11 attend a two day Study Retreat to improve their skills. They also take part in a Community Service of their choosing. In addition some elect to serve the Aboriginal community of Yarrabah. A one day Responsible Driving Day is another important part of education.
Covenant is more than great memories as we seek to lay a foundation for life. With a community drawn from over 130 churches many of these students will naturally cross paths in the years to come. The majority of students will proceed straight to University. Others will defer, travel, work or take alternative study options and gap year opportunities. We thank God for the abilities each student has been given, for the hard work they put into their studies, and for the dedicated teachers who support them along the way.