A New Term Dawns

2021 brings about several changes for our school. Cornerstone held its first start of year pōwhiri welcoming Manuhiri, which are the new staff and students. Our school Kaumātua helped us formally welcome and pray for these Manuhiri. The new entrant class, and other new students maintain our capped roll at 580 students. New teachers Nicola […]

Primary and Secondary Prize Giving 2020

Prize Giving was a day of celebrating learning, service and Christian character . The Primary Prize Giving ceremony held in the afternoon, and featured regular class performances. Principal Mr Mitchell was quick to highlight the successes and triumphs in this year that will be remembered for the adversity. The Secondary Prize Giving evening started with […]

Year 10 Camp to Highland Home

Forty Year 10s, along with a dozen student leaders and staff ventured to Highland Home this week for Year 10 camp. Taking advantage of the natural setting, there were river, fire and bush activities. Students also did a spot of shooting, castle building, threw a few water bombs, and ate like kings.  For many students […]

Year 8 Taupō Trip a Beauty

With sunny forecast, a great bunch of students and fine accommodation, the Year 8 trip was destined for success. The camp was expertly hosted by Ted and the team at MiCamp. For many the highlight was the activities like kayaking, abseiling and mountain biking. The 48 students enjoyed a birthday party, a memorable bus ride, […]

Cornerstone’s Own Careers Expo

With the city-wide Careers expo not held this year, Teacher in Charge of Careers, Carl McIntyre organised his own.  About 30 representatives from areas as diverse as the military, trades, business and emergency responders came. Students were challenged to find jobs they enjoyed. They also aimed to find academic requirements, career pathways and pay rates.  […]

Book Week Invigorates Imagination

Book week was a memorable and fun event for Cornerstone this year. The book fair hosted by Scholastic and Manna, was popular, with plenty of exciting items purchased. There were guests reading to classes occasionally in costume, reading competitions, library decorations and of course the book dress-up parade. Geronimo the mouse made a special appearance […]

CCS under Alert Level 2

On Tuesday evening this week the Prime Minister advised that as of midday Wednesday August 12, the Auckland region (Auckland Council area) will move to Alert Level 3 for 3 days until midnight on Friday 14 August. The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. Obviously, this decision was the last thing […]