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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

Celebrating Cultures Day - Friday 27th November

New and not-so-new parents' morning tea - Thursday 3rd December at 9am in the staffroom

Road patrollers' parade and movie - Thursday 3rd December

BOT meeting - Tuesday 8th December

Year 8 dinner - Thursday 10th December at 5.30pm in the Lifechurch cafe

Tumanako and Whakapono fun days - Friday 11th December 

End of Year celebration - Tuesday 15th December

End of school year - Wednesday 16th December at 12 noon

2015 calendar click here


First day of Term 1 - Monday 1st February

Y5-11 Swimming sports - Friday 19th February

Teacher only day - Monday 22nd February

Y7-11 Athletics - Friday 26th February

Y5-6 camp - 1st - 4th March

Y7-8 camp - 14th-18th March

Teacher only day - Wednesday 30th March

Y5-8 Christian schools sports day - Friday 8th April

Last day of Term 1 - Friday 15th April


First day of Term 2 - Monday 2nd May

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

Last day of Term 2 - Friday 8th July

2016 calendar click here


Alistair McIvor

Principal's Update

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The school has been blessed with significant growth recently and this has meant changes as we seek to accommodate the new children. The current school roll is about 370 and we will be over 400 next year. New Entrant enrolments are regularly coming in and we have been working with the Ministry of Education around our maximum intake and how we can manage this as this side of the city continues to grow and schools fill up.

“A block” holds our Year 1-2 children and it is set for a reorganisation for next year to hold increased numbers. The Year 0/1 rooms will now be A1-A3 (Mrs Burrows, Mrs Aiken and Mrs Bannister) and the cloak bay and resource room between A2 and A3 will be remodelled shortly into an extension of these classes to increase size and capacity. Year 2 children will be in A4 and A5 (with Mrs Forrest and Mrs Seumanu) and Year 3 children will now be in D block.

The A block photocopy room will have extensive stackable shelving put in it over Christmas to house resources.

The staff are ready for a few shifts at the end of this term – exciting times as we build and grow.

Nga mihi,

Peter Ferrar


Earlier updates:

Are Christian Schools isolationist?

Cornerstone values

Professional Development with Peacemakers


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School Announcements

We are advertising for a part-time caretaker to begin in 2016. Please click here to learn more.

Celebrating Cultures day will be held on Friday 27th November. Please click here for more details.

Results of the BOT's community survey, recently used to develop a new strategic plan, may be viewed in summary form here.

ERO's report on Cornerstone's readiness to offer senior secondary (Y11-13) may be downloaded here

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.

Class lists for 2016 will be posted here during the final week of January.

Parents need to purchase stationery packs for their children prior to their starting at Cornerstone and prior to the start of each new school year. Office Max have lists of the stationery required by children at different year levels and stationery 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 and during the week before school starts for the year. 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.



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