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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

New parents' morning tea - Thursday 2nd July at 9am in the staffroom - parents and preschoolers welcome

Mufti day - Friday 3rd July

Last day of Term 2 - Friday 3rd July

First day of Term 3 - Monday 20th July

Board of Trustees meeting - Tuesday 28th July

Pasifika aiga consultation - Thursday 30th July at 5.30pm in the staffroom

CCS Science celebration - Thursday 6th August

Whakapono team ski trip - Thursday 27th and Friday 28th August

Secondary tournament week - Week beginning 31 August

Māori whānau consultation - Tuesday 1st September at 6pm in the staffroom

AIMS games - Week beginning 7th September

Parent-teacher interviews - Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd September

Mufti day - Friday 25th September

Last day of Term 3 - Friday 25th September


First day of Term 4 - Monday 12th October

Year 1-6 Athletics - Wednesday 11th November

End of Year celebration - Tuesday 15th December

Last day of Term 4 - Wednesday 16th December

2015 calendar click here


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Principal's Update

Malo e lelei,

The area of Information Technology (computers etc) is one we have consulted on significantly in the school, both this year and last year. There have been a range of viewpoints expressed and these have all been considered thoughtfully and rationally by school management. As a result of the increasing capacity of both IT device capability and the school's IT network, we have made some key decisions around the place of IT in learning.

Within a few weeks, the Information Technology webpage (under the 'school' tab above) will contain links to our policies surrounding IT. In the meantime, these will be summarised in the weekly newsletters.

To begin with, as of the beginning of Term 3 2015:

  • The school will partition its computer network three separate ways to cater for staff, students and guests. Students will have ready access to the internet through the student partition, which will be closely filtered and monitored.
  • Students from Y6-13 will be able to bring their own devices to school to facilitate their learning. These will need to be brought to Mr Mitchell to be registered before they are allowed to be used. This will be completely optional; the school will continue to provide significant numbers of modern devices.
  • We will publish a list of suggested devices shortly. To summarise, the following are fine provided they are up to date and have at least 64MB RAM: Microsoft surfaces, laptops or notebooks, iPads, HP streams.
  • Any device brought will be the sole responsibility of the student and the school will not be responsible for ensuring either that it works or its safety.
  • No 3G or 4G capable devices will be allowed visible on site; this means no smart phones. The reason for this, is so that no student internet browsing activity can occur onsite which cannot be monitored. Phones may be brought to school and kept in bags for emergencies, but if they are seen being used in non-emergency situations, this will be a disciplinary situation and the phone may be removed and given to the parents.

This policy will continue to be reviewed and evaluated regularly since the IT world is moving very rapidly.

Peter Ferrar

Earlier updates:

Are Christian Schools isolationist?

Cornerstone values

Professional Development with Peacemakers


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School Announcements

New and not-so-new parents are invited to morning tea in the staffroom at 9am on Thursday 2nd July. Preschoolers welcome (toys will be provided).

An information technology page has been added under the school tab above. It outlines our latest IT developments.

We have uploaded a selection of our Y7-10 students' Term 1 art work. You can view this under the gallery tab above.

We are now able to offer NCEA to senior students. Please click here to download our Pupil and Parent NCEA handbook.

We recently began to document how the vision, key competencies, learning areas, values and principles of The NZ Curriculum are outworked at Cornerstone. Please click here to learn more.

Prior to starting at Cornerstone, parents need to purchase stationery packs for their children. Office Max have lists of the stationery required by children at different year levels and can supply these at very competitive prices. Packs may be purchased from their retail outlet, by phone: 0800 724 440 or via this link:


We sell all of our uniform (except shoes and Y1-Y6 socks) from the school uniform shop. The shop is located at the student counter in the administration building and it is open 8.30am-12:30pm, Monday-Friday, during term time. For further information, including price lists, please click here.

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.

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



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