Important announcement - updated 2 July
Sadly, we must advise that there has been a confirmed case of measles in the secondary school.
Following liaison with the Public Health Service on Friday 1st July, we are now able to advise that:
- School will be open on Monday 4th July
- 67 children have been identified as not-immune and will be staying home in isolation until the end of Friday 8th July. All affected families have been contacted by our administration team.
- All other children must attend school on Monday 4th July.
- 6 staff will also be staying at home in isolation and so their classes/roles will be managed in their absence.
- Interviews for Mrs Forrest (A5), Miss Stewart (D3), Mr Black and Dr Boddy have been cancelled.
- Portfolios for the classes of Mrs Forrest and Miss Stewart are unlikely to be available until early next term.
- Pizza lunches will be re-scheduled for early next term (date to be advised).
Thank you to our wonderful administration team who have worked extremely hard to ensure everyone is communicated with accurately and in a timely fashion.
Please remember that 'staying home in isolation' means just that. Do not leave the home to go to school, work, to meet with friends or family, to go to any public places, sports or community events or gatherings. This is to protect those members of our community who are most vulnerable to the disease, including babies, pregnant women, cancer patients and others who are unable to be immunised. Measles can spread quickly to others before you start to feel unwell, and several days before the rash appears.
We are advertising 5 teaching vacancies, all to commence in 2017 (due to roll growth and the roll-out of our secondary levels to Y12). Please click here to learn more.
New and not-so-new parents are warmly invited to meet in the staffroom for morning tea on Thursday 7th July at 9am. This is an opportunity to meet other parents and to learn more about school life. Preschoolers are most welcome (toys are provided).
An open day for Y6-13 has been scheduled for Tuesday 9th August, 3.30-4.30pm and 6.30-7.30pm. Visitors and current students and their families are welcome.
Please click on the logo below to be redirected to a website where you may book your child's primary or secondary subject parent-teacher interviews. You will need to use the school code given in our Week 8 newsletter. Your window of opportunity to book interviews will close at 8am on Monday 4th July.
Construction of our next secondary block has begun. Please click here for further information.
The Education Review Office (ERO) reviews schools and publishes national reports on current education practice. The purpose of a review is to give parents and the wider school community assurance about the quality of education that the school provides. ERO's report on its recent review of Cornerstone Christian School may be downloaded here.
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.
Parents need to purchase a stationery pack for their child before they start at Cornerstone. These are available at Office Max's retail outlet (Cnr Dahlia and Princess St), by phone: 0800 724 440 or via this link:
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.