Our History & Logo

The founders of Covenant Christian School Belrose on Sydney's Northern Beaches wanted an education for their children which was clearly and explicitly Christian in perspective.

We owe these Godly, dedicated, passionate, generous and hard working Christians our gratitude for their vision and wisdom. The initial vision of the founding parents is still strong and vibrant and continues to be the driving mission of the school. Covenant has grown in student numbers and has been blessed with wonderful facilities and resources.

Enjoy listening to some of our founders in these videos. Click on each video to open in a larger screen. It is good to remember and celebrate God's faithfulness. 

  • 1965
    Group of Christians began to discuss starting a Christian School
    “… it was soon evident there was conflict between the home and the school. ... At home they spoke of God the creator, at school it was the Darwinian theory. Sure there were some lovely Scripture lessons, but this very method would lead the children to believe that God and religion was something separate and had little or nothing to do with real life. After all, are we not to acknowledge God in all things? ... Frustrated by the lack of control over the education of their children and the means to effect any change, they started doing something.”
    Source: Keeping the Faith: A Case-study of the Foundational Values of Christian Parent Controlled Schools in Australia.
  • 1966
    Land bought at Ingleside Sydney for the purpose of establishing a school
  • 1970–73
    Various development applications refused by Warringah Council
  • 1975
    Applied to Council to start in a demountable building
  • 1977
    Decision to start in a church hall while continuing to look for suitable location
  • May 1978
    After a long journey of faith and hard work Covenant Christian School opened.
  • May 1978
    classes started at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Terrey Hills, with one teacher and 19 children from Kindergarten to Year 5.

    Jan Goodwin (first teacher) with students
  • Sept 1978
    Purchased 212 Forest Way Belrose
  • 1979
    Primary in Cottage at Forest Way and Infants in Church hall at Terry Hills
  • 1980
    K–7 school all operating at Forest Way
  • 1983
    First Year 10 School Certificates
  • 1986
    First Year 12 HSC
  • 1999
    Purchased adjoining Belrose Nursery land
  • 2002
    Opened School Hall
  • 2006
    Preschool started (originally called Transition)
  • 2010
    CCS Dance Academy started
  • 2010
    Opened New Infants Block — A Block six classrooms and mini-hall
  • 2010
    Refurbished original B Block building with four new primary classrooms
  • 2013
    Opened K Block five classrooms, new junior library and Performance Space
  • 2014
    Opened four classrooms, meeting and additional staff room
  • 2015
    Purchased 214 Forest Way and 2410 Linden Ave
  • 2016
    Opened four TAS classrooms, plus two Science labs

We have much to be thankful for as we seek to faithfully teach, nurture, grow and be stewards of these facilities.

Our School Logo

Our School logo conveys a message.

The Word of God is the basis upon which we develop the curriculum and life of our school. That is why it is central in our logo, represented by the cross of Christ, Jesus being the Word of Life, with the Bible as the horizontal bar, God’s written Word.

The words flowing out of the Bible, “All knowledge through Christ”, remind us that we can only really know God, and thus have real knowledge and wisdom, when we know Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

The circle surrounding the whole logo symbolises God, who has no beginning and no end, who never changes and always keeps His Word. He surrounds all of life, and has sovereign control over every aspect of our lives.

God is a Triune God, Father (the circle), Son (the fish), and Spirit (the dove), who in His awesome majesty deserves all praise in all we do at our school.