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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

School assembly - Monday 1st December at 9.15am in the staffroom/library - all parents welcome

Board of Trustees meeting - Tuesday 2nd December

End-of-year celebration - Monday 8th December at Lifechurch - whānau welcome

Year 8 dinner and graduation - Wednesday 10th December - whānau welcome to the graduation event following dinner

Last day of Term 4 - Friday 12th December - school finishes at 12.30pm

First day of Term 1 2015 - Monday 2nd February

Cornerstone Gala - Saturday 28th February

There will be 3 teacher only days in 2015: Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April (beginning of Term 2) and one other date (to be determined)

2014 calendar click here

2015 calendar click here


Cultures Tongan children 2014

Principal's Update

Malo e lelei,

One of the benefits of becoming an Area school (Years 1-13) is having access to secondary subject specialist teachers and resources. This will be apparent next year in Years 7-8 (Whakapono team) where classes will have Science, Art and Music taught by specialist teachers rather than their regular homeroom teachers. This will give an increased level of teaching and learning in those year levels. We are very pleased with this new addition to our Year 7-8 curriculum and know the students will be especially blessed to be learning from these teachers.

Our Year 7-8s are also blessed with the input of our secondary teachers into their curriculum, which is happening regularly. This allows us to ensure that the standard flowing from primary through into the secondary years is to an appropriate level and should give parents a great deal of confidence with the education their children are receiving.  

Aroha nui,

Peter Ferrar


Earlier updates:

Are Christian Schools isolationist?

Cornerstone values


Maysens space model

School Announcements

Thanks to Mr McDonald, our Year 9s and parent volunteers and to all of the young athletes who helped to make our Year 1-8 Athletics Day a success.

High jump 2014

Congratulations to the organisers of the 2014 WOW Awards and to all of the contestants. Once again, this was a fabulous student-led event.

WOW 2014

We recently celebrated the many cultures represented within our school community. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this day so very successful.

Celebrating cultures day 2014 Africa

More photos of these events may be viewed under the gallery tab.

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.

From the beginning of Term 1 2015, if not sooner, we will sell all of our uniform (Years 0-13) from the school office. Please click here for further details.

Construction of the school's first multi-level seconday block is well underway. Please click here to learn more.

Block G

Secondary concrete

Our school value this term is Kindness. Please click here to read some thoughts about Kindness that were shared during staff devotions recently.

Mr McDonald is developing a GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) website to highlight the learning of the Y5-8 students who participate in our GATE programme on a weekly basis. The link to the website is: https://sites.google.com/a/ccs.ac.nz/gate/

Beginning in 2015, school stationery packs will be available for parents to purchase from Office Max either online or at the store on the corner of Princess Street and Dahlia Streets. Further details will be posted on the website and in the newsletter before the end of this term.

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.

From time to time parents enquire how we cater for students' extra-curricular sporting interests. Answers to this question and many more can be found on our sports website. Click here to learn more.



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