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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 - Thursday mornings at 7.30am in the staffroom

Labour Day holiday - Monday 27th October

Board of Trustees meeting - Tuesday 28th October

School assembly - Monday 3rd November at 9.15am in the staffroom/library - all parents welcome

New and not-so-new parents' morning tea - Thursday 6th November at 9am in the staffroom - all parents and preschoolers welcome (toys are  provided). Please bring a plate of food to share.

Celebrating cultures day - Friday 7th November - whānau welcome

CFG meeting - Tuesday 11th November at 7pm in the staffroom - whānau interested in helping to organise next year's gala are most welcome

Year 1-8 Athletics day - Wednesday19th November - whānau welcome

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

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

Last day of Term 4 - Friday 12th December

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 Wednesday 12th August (Term 3)

2014 calendar click here

2015 calendar click here

 

Operation

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

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.

Secondary roof 2

Secondary concrete

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

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.

 
 

Location

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