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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

Kapa haka at opening of G block

Upcoming Events

First day of Term 4 - Monday 12th October

Cornerstone Fundraising Group meeting - Tuesday 13th October at 7pm in the staffroom - new parents most welcome

Year 9-10 Social - Saturday 17th October

Board of Trustees meeting - Tuesday 27th October

Secondary Information Evening: Year 10-11 Options 2016 - Thursday 29th October at 7pm in the staffroom

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


First day of Term 1 - 1st February 2016

Y5-11 Swimming sports - 19th February 2016

Teacher only day - 22nd February 2016

Year 5-6 camp - 1st - 4th March 2016

Y7-11 Athletics - 4th March 2016

Year 7-8 camp - 14th-18th March 2016

Teacher only day - 30th March 2016


2016 calendar click here


Paulas picture

Principal's Update

Malo e lelei,

I am delighted to inform you that a Year 9 student at Cornerstone Christian School was selected as one of 20 finalists (out of 7000 entries) for this year's Doodle 4 Google competition. Paula Tuimana's entry is entitled 'The Huia' and the caption reads: "If I could travel back in time, I would travel to the times when the Huia wasn't extinct. I would examine the Huia in its natural habitat."

Paula Tuimana - Doodle for Google winner

The entries of two other students: Olivia De Groot (Year 10) and Dionne Madhuku (Year 8), were chosen in the top 100 entries.

Nga mihi,

Peter Ferrar


Earlier updates:

Are Christian Schools isolationist?

Cornerstone values

Professional Development with Peacemakers


Celestial C6 2

School Announcements

Term 4 begins on Monday 12th October.

Further Digital Learning policies have been uploaded to the Information technology page; these include information about the specifications for digital devices that are brought to school, agreements for internet use and digital devices and the answers to questions that parents frequently ask.

Congratulations to Olivia De Groot, Caitlyn Brown and Bailey Spargo, Year 10 students, who entered this year's EVENTO Wearable Arts Awards in Feilding. Olivia's costume (pictured below) won the Crown & Glory section of the Awards.

Olivia at Evento

Please help to keep our school children safe by following our traffic management procedures when entering, exiting or parking in either of our car parks. Click here to learn more.

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

We continue 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