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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

Weekly prayer - each Thursday at 7:30am in the staffroom - all welcome

New and not-so-new parents' morning tea - Thursday 4th September at 9.15am in the staffroom - all welcome

Hot tips for parents cybersafety presentation with John Cowan - Thursday 4th September at 7pm in the staffroom/library - all parents welcome

Cornerstone sports awards - Wed 17th September at 6.30pm in the staffroom/library - whanau welcome

Board of Trustees meeting - Tuesday 23rd September

Parent-teacher interviews - Tuesday 23rd September and Wednesday 24th September

Last day of Term 3 - Friday 26th September

First day of Term 4 - Monday 13th October

School assembly - Monday 13th October at 9.15am in the staffroom/library - all parents welcome

2014 calendar click here

2015 calendar click here


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Principal's Update

This year we have adopted the core values of Respect, Diligence, Integrity and Kindness. One to be taught each term alongside the devotional themes of God is Sovereign (term 1), God is Creator (term 2), God is Holy (term 3) and God is Redeemer (term 4).  

We have also adopted an underpinning value of Humility before God. In classes, and as a staff, we are currently unpacking these values and seeking to understand what they mean in a real life context.

In the above diagram a tree is represented. This tree is the one spoken of in Psalm 1 which represents a person "whose leaf does not wither" and which "brings forth fruit in its season" and whatever they "do they prosper" because their "delight is in the law of the Lord".

Peter Ferrar

Earlier updates: Are Christian Schools isolationist?

Maysens space model

School Announcements

Congratulations to everyone who came dressed up for our book week parade.

Congratulations to our students who competed very successfully in the Manawatu Science and Technology Fair and the Evento Wearable Arts competitions. 11 of our students received prizes for their science and technology projects and Year 9 student Bailey Spargo received a prize in the Dr Seuss section of the Evento competition.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! The Minister of Education, the Hon. Hekia Parata, has agreed to our maximum roll being increased sequentially over the next 5-6 years.

Due to generous sponsorship we are offering Hot Tips for Parenting's "Technology Today" seminar with John Cowan, at no cost, in the school administration block at 7pm on Thursday 4th September. The seminar will give parents the skills and confidence they need to be proactive in tackling a range of technology-related issues facing families.

Construction of the school's first multi-purpose, two-storey secondary block is well underway. Please click here to learn more.

We are regularly updating the secondary curriculum section of the website. Please click here to read more.

Parents often ask us what they can do to support their child's learning. Please click here for some tips.

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.

Keep updated on Cornerstone's sports news (upcoming events, draws, results, players-of-the-day etc.) by viewing Cornerstone's sports website.


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