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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

Year 3 Mathematics

Upcoming Events

Teacher only day - Friday 3rd June

BOT election date - Friday 3rd June

Queen's birthday - Monday 6th June

BOT election results announced - Thursday 9th June

New BOT takes office - Friday 10th June

40 hour famine weekend - Friday 10th June

Year 7-8 Interschool cross country - Tuesday 14th June

Year 5-6 Interschool cross country - Thursday 16th June

Year 7 immunisations - Thursday 16th June

Year 10 Trade fair (food for sale) - Friday 17th June

Parent advisory group meeting - Thursday 23rd June at 1.30pm in the staffroom

Cornerstone Fundraising Group meeting - Monday 27th June at 7pm 

BOT meeting - Tuesday 28th June

Secondary learning conferences - Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th June

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

Maori language week - Monday 4th - Friday 8th July

Parent-teacher interviews (including secondary subject interviews) - Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th July

Muti day - Friday 8th July

Last day of Term 2 - Friday 8th July


First day of Term 3 - Monday 25th July

Class photos - Thursday 4th August

Secondary open day - Friday 5th August

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

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

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

Last day of Term 3 - Friday 23rd September


2016 calendar click here


Year 7 devotions

Principal's Update

Malo e lelei

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

Ia manuia le vaiaso o le gagana Samoa. 

Have a happy Samoan language week.

Friday 3rd June is a teacher only day. Teachers will undertake professional development and there will be no classes.

Monday 6th June is a public holiday and there will be no classes.

Voting papers for parent representative positions on the BOT must be returned (or posted) by Friday 3rd June. The election results will be announced on Thursday 9th June.

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.

Our next Secondary building will be under construction during Terms 2-4. Please click here for further information.

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