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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

 MG 9859

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

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

2014 calendar click here

2015 calendar click here



Principal's Update

Malo e lelei,

Welcome back to the new term. I hope you enjoyed some family time during the holidays and feel ready for term 4, some of the highlights of which will be: Celebrating Cultures day, Athletics day, our end-of-year celebration/prizegiving and the rapid completion of the new building in readiness to house our secondary classes (including the Art and Music departments). End of year assessments, report writing and planning for 2015 will all happen during the next 6-8 weeks and alongside this we'll be working to ensure that students continue to progress in their learning. Our Curriculum focus this term is "God is redeemer", the associated value is Kindness and we will explore this as we head toward Christmas, which coincides with the 200th anniversary of the gospel being shared in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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.

Secondary roof 2

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.



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