Cultural

Cornerstone boasts a number of performing arts and cultural groups. We encourage our students to get involved in Performing Arts tribe competitions, music, dance and cultural groups, and have a number of age-group worship bands. We regularly participate in local Pacifica, Rockquest, Chamber Music, DanceNZmade, and Rotary Music Festival activities.

Itinerant music lessons are available onsite, during and outside of school hours with piano, guitar, and vocal lessons most popular.

Cultures Day: is a popular annual celebration of the many school cultures that make up our school and the kingdom of God. All members of the school community are encouraged to dress in their own culture, and bring a dish or performance from their home country.

Recent Cultural News Articles

Cultures Day: a Feast of Song, Dance and Culture

Over a dozen countries were represented in cultures day performances this week. There was Maori singing, Irish springing, Bollywood Swinging and Barndance Slinging. The diverse range of performances from Year 1s right through to Year 13 students, gave the school a chance to appreciate and celebrate each other’s culture, just as God does.   Thanks to the many parents who came…

Senior Hollywood Ball

It was a night of glamourous gowns and stylish suits as around 60 students (and former students) gathered at the boat shed to celebrate. The photobooth and dance floor both received a good work out, as refreshments were quickly gobbled.  Teacher in charge, Mrs Casey was quick to applaud the head-students for organising such a quality event, and for the…

Excel School of Performing Arts Visit

With their funny and engaging show “Choices Matter”, Excel School of Performing Arts came and entertained Cornerstone’s secondary school today. For many the highlight was when a Cornerstone student was chosen to go up and dance with the group. For others it was the multi talented musicians. It was the first time Excel had been able to perform in the…

Wearable Arts Comp Out Of This World

With themes like Cosmos, and Nature Recycled, the student run Wearable Arts competition was a memorable Friday experience. Although not the most skillfully made costume, Samson Seumanu’s Cosmos entry, which involved a whole lot attitude, dancing, and fairy lights, was clearly the crowd favourite. Among the more serious entries were some immaculate painting, hand crafted armour, and an infamous bread…