• Cornerstone front
  •  Year 3 girls maths
  • Y11DigiDone
  • Year 11 correspondence Olivia
  • PhotoshopForMom3
  • BR devotion
  • Kapahaka at opening
  • Year 2 classroom
  • Year 8 Writing
  • Year 1 Reading
  • JF class

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

BOT meeting - Tuesday 2nd August

Class photos - Thursday 4th August

Cornerstone Science celebration - Thursday 4th and Friday 5th August

Pizza lunches & hot chocolates - Friday 5th August

Y6-13 open day - Tuesday 9th August, 3.30pm-4.30pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm

Regional spelling bee (Wellington) - Thursday 11th August

Mathex - Friday 12th August

Manawatu Science and Technology Fair - Friday 19th - Saturday 20th August

Year 5/6 Super 6 tournament - Tuesday 23rd August

Secondary tournament - Monday 29th August - Friday 2nd September

Tongan language week - Monday 5th - Friday 9th September

School production - Wednesday 21st September

Mufti day - Friday 23rd September

Last day of Term 3 - Friday 23rd September


First day of Term 4 - Monday 10th October

Labour day - Monday 24th October

Book week - Monday 31st October - Friday 4th November

Year 0-6 Athletics - Wednesday 9th November

Celebrating cultures day - Friday 25th November

End of year celebration - Monday 12th December

Last day of Term 4 - Thursday 15th December


2016 calendar click here


First day of Term 1, 2017 - Primary Tuesday 7th February, Secondary to be advised

Cornerstone Gala - Saturday 25th February 2017


2017 calendar click here


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Principal's Update

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One thing that is very important to us at Cornerstone is helping the children to develop Godly character. It starts with our devotions programme, which is at the beginning of each day in primary and after period 1 in secondary. During this, we teach aspects of God’s character, tips for Godly living, teaching around our values, peace-making strategies (biblical conflict resolution), Bible stories and Bible studies, prayer and worship. These thoughts then flow into all of the other teaching during the day. This term these are all encompassed under a term theme of “God is Number One”.

In primary school, the focus is to build solid foundations based on following Jesus Christ and to prepare students educationally for the next step. In secondary, the focus is to see their understanding of God flourish into a strong personal faith which will stand them in good stead through all of adult life’s ups and downs. We also want them to have an excellent education which will help them be prepared for their chosen vocation and life direction. Primary can be seen as building a rock – a sure foundation, whereas secondary is more like a springboard - giving them the skills and direction they need to leap into a bright future with Jesus Christ at the centre.

Our desire is to give the children strategies for life that will help them grow into successful Christian citizens who are “equipped and inspired to creatively impact our world”.

Many blessings,

Peter Ferrar


Earlier updates:

Are Christian Schools isolationist?

Cornerstone values

Professional Development with Peacemakers


GS Writing

School Announcements

Due to roll growth and the roll-out of our secondary school (Y12 in 2017) we are advertising five teaching vacancies. Please click here to learn more.

An open day for Y6-13 has been scheduled for Tuesday 9th August, 3.30-4.30pm and 6.30-7.30pm. Visitors and current students and their families are welcome.

Construction of H block continues (below).

H block

The Education Review Office (ERO) reviews schools and publishes national reports on current education practice. The purpose of a review is to give parents and the wider school community assurance about the quality of education that the school provides. ERO's report on its recent review of Cornerstone Christian School may be downloaded here.

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.

Parents need to purchase a stationery pack for their child before they start at Cornerstone. These are available at Office Max's retail outlet (Cnr Dahlia and Princess St), by phone: 0800 724 440 or via this link:


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