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Learn, serve and grow in God

Our vision is to be confident followers of Jesus Christ, equipped and inspired to creatively impact our world

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Upcoming Events

Aroha team (Y1-2) dress-up day - Friday 31st March

NZACS Y4-8 sports day - Friday 31st March

Prayer group meets - Monday 3rd April, 9am in the library

Rippa rugby tournament - Wednesday 5th April

Secondary learning conferences - Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th April

Optional subject specific interviews (Secondary) - Tuesday 11th April

Last day of Term 1 - Thursday 13th April


First day of Term 2 - Monday 1st May

Y1-12 cross country - Friday 5th May

Pies fundraiser order forms due in - 3pm on Monday 8th May

Pies fundraiser delivery date - Thursday 18th May

BOT meeting - Tuesday 23rd May


2017 calendar click here


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Principal's Update

Welcome back to school for 2017. There are a number of new areas for us to enjoy, for example:

  • New secondary block with science suite etc
  • New teachers: 2 in secondary, 2 in Whakapono team (Y7-8)
  • New colours outside A block

As well as a continuation of all the wonderful things we do here.

It is my pleasure to welcome our new teachers:

  • Mrs Natasha Casey: English teacher and Director of Course lab
  • Mr Hayden Hewitt: Head of Science
  • Mrs Heslia Swanepoel: Y7 teacher
  • Mrs Christina Havill: Y7 teacher

It is also my pleasure to announce our first set of Level 1 NCEA grades which were outstanding. To summarise:

  • 91% pass rate (vs 84% for state schools with our socioeconomic rating)
  • 23% received overall Excellence endorsement in NCEA (vs 16% for state schools with our socioeconomic rating)
  • A further 37% received overall Merit endorsement in NCEA (vs 34% for state schools with our socioeconomic rating)

Well done to all of our students and teachers for an excellent first year of results. We're looking forward to 2017 being just as successful if not more so. However, I do want us to remember that excellent grades are great, but what is most important to us at Cornerstone is growing character in our students. Excellent results are a natural outflow of this. Our students are excelling in that too.

Many blessings,

Peter Ferrar


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School Announcements

Aroha team (Y1-2) are having a dress-up day on Friday 31st March as part of their 'people who help us in our community' theme. Please click here for more details.

Y4-8 students will join with students from other Lower North Island Christian Schools on Friday 31st March for a joint sports day. Please click here for more information.

We are offering Great Kiwi Science, English and Mathematics competitions for students in Y5-10. Please click here for more information. The permission slip needs to be handed in to the office, and payment made, by the end of Term 1.

From Week 9, Y7-12 students may sell Rosebowl Bakery's delicious pies and lamingtons to help raise funds for their ski trip and/or sports tournaments. Please click here for more information.

Parents may now use the PTO online booking system to book Y9-12 learning conferences.. Please click on the logo below to book or click here for more information.

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Cornerstone Christian Preschool operates on the same site as the school. Please click here to learn more about the Preschool.

We have space to enrol new entrants from Christian families. Please click here to learn about our enrolment process and/or here to download our enrolment and pastor's reference forms.

Parents and whanau are warmly invited to join our prayer group. This group meets in the library between 9am and 9.30am on Monday mornings to lift the school and community before the Lord in prayer.

Parents need to purchase stationery packs for their children ahead of their first day at school. Packs containing stationery requirements for each year level will be available from mid-December from Office Max's retail outlet (Cnr Dahlia and Princess St), by phone: 0800 724 440 or via this link:


The school uniform shop, located at the student counter in the administration building, is open between 8.30am and 12.30pm during the school term. All items of our uniform (except shoes and Y1-Y6 socks) are available at the shop. For further information, including price lists, please click here.

Please click here to learn what to do if you have a fundraising project or idea you would like the school to consider.

We have designed a brochure to help you to raise, at the appropriate level, any concerns you may have regarding classroom programmes, behaviour management, etc. Please download the brochure here.

Palmerston North is subject to power outages from time to time. When this occurs our computer and phone systems don't operate. If you need to contact the office to report an absence or any other information regarding your child during a power outage, please do so by phoning or texting our office cell phone: 027 315 7764.



Contact Us

Phone: +64 6 356 7326
Fax: +64 6 356 8391
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Cornerstone Christian School
119 Mihaere Drive
Palmerston North 4414
New Zealand