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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

Cornerstone Gala - Saturday 25th February

Prayer group meets - Monday 27th February, 9am in the library

NCEA parent information evening - Wednesday 1st March

Y7-12 Athletics - Friday 3rd March

Secondary learning conferences - Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April

Optional subject specific interviews (Secondary) - Tuesday 11th April


2017 calendar click here


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Principal's Update

Welcome back to school for 2017. There are a number of new areas for us to enjoy, for example:

  • New secondary block with science suite etc
  • New teachers: 3 in secondary, 2 in Whakapono team (Y7-8)
  • New colours outside A block

As well as a continuation of all the wonderful things we do here.

It is my pleasure to welcome our new teachers:

  • Mrs Natasha Casey: English teacher and Director of Course lab
  • Mr Hayden Hewitt: Head of Science
  • Mr Chad Ellwood: Business Studies teacher
  • Mrs Heslia Swanepoel: Y7 teacher
  • Mrs Christina Havill: Y7 teacher

It is also my pleasure to announce our first set of Level 1 NCEA grades which were outstanding. To summarise:

  • 91% pass rate (vs 84% for state schools with our socioeconomic rating)
  • 23% received overall Excellence endorsement in NCEA (vs 16% for state schools with our socioeconomic rating)
  • A further 37% received overall Merit endorsement in NCEA (vs 34% for state schools with our socioeconomic rating)

Well done to all of our students and teachers for an excellent first year of results. We're looking forward to 2017 being just as successful if not more so. However, I do want us to remember that excellent grades are great, but what is most important to us at Cornerstone is growing character in our students. Excellent results are a natural outflow of this. Our students are excelling in that too.

Many blessings,

Peter Ferrar


Earlier updates:

Are Christian Schools isolationist?

Cornerstone values

Professional Development with Peacemakers


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School Announcements

Saturday 25th February is gala day! Please fill the plate sent home with baking and bring it to the staffroom on Friday 24th February. Remember to attach a list of the ingredients used!

We are advertising a vacancy for a Secondary teacher of Business Studies, Accounting or Economics. Please click here for more information.

The Cornerstone Christian Preschool page on our website has been updated to include information about the preschool and links to enrolment documents. Please click here to learn more.

We have space to enrol new entrants from Christian families. Please click here to learn about our enrolment process and/or here to download our enrolment and pastor's reference forms.

Parents and whanau are warmly invited to join our prayer group. This group meets in the library between 9am and 9.30am on Monday mornings to lift the school and community before the Lord in prayer.

Parents will need to purchase stationery packs for their children for the new school year. Packs containing stationery requirements for each year level will be available from mid-December from Office Max's retail outlet (Cnr Dahlia and Princess St), by phone: 0800 724 440 or via this link:


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.

We are advertising for more relief teachers to join our relief teaching pool. Please click here to learn more.

Please click here to learn what to do if you have a fundraising project or idea you would like the school to consider.

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