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Covenant Christian School (Sydney)

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Established  1978
Grades  Preschool – Year 12
Phone  +61 2 9450 2688
Founded  1978
Principal  Bill Rusin
Enrolment  800
Number of students  857
Type  Independent, Co-educational, Christian, Day
Website  www.covenant.nsw.edu.au
Address  Dell St, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia
Motto  All knowledge through Christ.
Similar  Northern Beaches Christian, Oxford Falls Grammar, Abbotslei School for Girls, Pacific Hills Christian School, Christian Schools Australia
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Covenant Christian School is an independent co-educational, non-denominational, Christian day school located in Belrose on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was established in 1978. The school has 800 students from Preschool (3 & 4 year old) to Year 12 Higher School Certificate. The school is a member of Christian Education National (formerly Christian Parents Controlled Schools). The school is also a member of the Christian Schools Sporting Association (CSSA) and the Combined Independent Schools (CIS).

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History

The founders of Covenant Christian School wanted an education for their children which was clearly and explicitly Christian in perspective. A group of Christians began to discuss starting a Christian School in 1965 and in 1966 bought land at Ingleside for a school.

From 1970 through 1973 various development applications were refused by council. They applied in 1975 to Council to start in a demountable building. In 1977 a decision to start in a church hall while continuing to look for suitable location was reached.

Classes started May 1978 at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Terrey Hills, with one teacher and 19 children from Kindergarten to Year 5. In September 1978 the property at 212 Forest Way was purchased. In 1979 Primary education started in Cottage at Forest Way and Infants in Church hall at Terrey Hills. Beginning in 1980 K-7 school all were operating at Forest Way. 1983 was the year with the first Year 10 School Certificates. 1986 had the first Year 12 HSC.

2007 saw the first transition (preschool).

By 2016 Covenant has reached over 800 students and many new buildings around the school.the school has progressed from a small school in St Pauls to a school with lots of students.

House teams

White (Yellow) Named after Paul White

Alyward (Blue) Named after Gladys Aylward

Tenboom (Green) Named after Corrie Ten Boom

Lewis (Red) Named after C.S. Lewis

References

Covenant Christian School (Sydney) Wikipedia


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