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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

Year 3 Mathematics

Upcoming Events

First day of Term 2 - Monday 2nd May

Mufti day - Friday 6th May

Parent information evening - guidelines around Science and Technology fair - Thursday 12th May at 7pm in the staffroom

Cornerstone Fundraising Group meeting - Monday 16th May at 7pm in the staffroom

BOT meeting - Tuesday 24th May

Cross country - Thursday 26th May

Samoan language week - Monday 30th May - Thursday 2nd June

BOT parent and staff election date - Friday 3rd June

Teacher only day - Friday 3rd June

Queen's birthday - Monday 6th June

Training for new BOT - Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July

Maori language week - Monday 4th - Friday 8th July

Parent-teacher interviews - Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th July

Muti day - Friday 8th July

Last day of Term 2 - Friday 8th July


First day of Term 3 - Monday 25th July

Class photos - Thursday 4th August

Tongan language week - Monday 5th - Friday 9th September

Last day of Term 3 - Friday 23rd September


2016 calendar click here


Year 7 devotions

Principal's Update

Malo e lelei

One thing that is very important to us at Cornerstone is helping the children to develop Godly character. It starts with our devotions programme, which is at the beginning of each day in primary and after period 1 in secondary. During this, we teach aspects of God’s character, tips for Godly living, teaching around our values, peace-making strategies (biblical conflict resolution), Bible stories and Bible studies, prayer and worship. These thoughts then flow into all of the other teaching during the day. This term these are all encompassed under a term theme of “God is Number One”.

In primary school, the focus is to build solid foundations based on following Jesus Christ and to prepare students educationally for the next step. In secondary, the focus is to see their understanding of God flourish into a strong personal faith which will stand them in good stead through all of adult life’s ups and downs. We also want them to have an excellent education which will help them be prepared for their chosen vocation and life direction. Primary can be seen as building a rock – a sure foundation, whereas secondary is more like a springboard - giving them the skills and direction they need to leap into a bright future with Jesus Christ at the centre.

Our desire is to give the children strategies for life that will help them grow into successful Christian citizens who are “equipped and inspired to creatively impact our world”.

Many blessings,

Peter Ferrar


Earlier updates:

Are Christian Schools isolationist?

Cornerstone values

Professional Development with Peacemakers


GS Writing

School Announcements

Students may wear mufti to school on Friday 6th May in return for a gold coin donation. Funds collected will go to the Westpac rescue helecopter service.

On Thursday 12th May, at 7pm, there will be a parent information evening in the staffroom focusing on guidelines for students' Science and Technology fair projects.

We are currently advertising for a guidance counsellor to join our team and facilitate wellbeing in the school. For further details, or to apply, please click here.

The NZ School Trustees' Association has produced an informative booklet about the role and make-up of Boards of Trustees. If you are interested in standing for election to the Board and would like to learn more, please download the brochure here or pick up a copy at reception.

Our next Secondary building will be under construction during Terms 2-4. Please click here for further information.

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.



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