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. We have three age-group kapahaka groups and a number of age-group worship bands. We participate in local Pacifika, 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. Epic Music Academy is popular for fun and affordable instrument lessons.
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 cultural attire and to bring a dish and/or performance from their home country.
Recent Cultural News Articles
Thanks to Mrs (and Mr) Campbell for running the Cornerstone Primary Choir during lockdown. Our choir performance at The Northern Cluster Arts Festival was cancelled, so Mrs Campbell put out the call for the choir to sing together from home. Sung in all three of New Zealand’s national languages, we sing and pray ‘The Blessing’ over our nation.
The scheduled Onesie and PJs mufti day continued today despite being lockdown. Staff were quick to join in, with online classes from Primary to Secondary lead by a Onesie-clad teacher. “It was great to see lots of photos and laughs around the Onesie day today” reported Principal Chris Mitchell from his Dinosaur outfit.
Almost 70 Year 4-6 students danced, spun and jumped at our annual Junior Disco. A portion of each ticket going to the school’s World Vision fund. Glow sticks, coloured lights and coloured drinks inspired the energetic dancing. Secondary Social Committee students ran the event, interspersing songs with games, and dance battles, to keep the children cheering. “They played all my…
Esther was the first secondary school production Cornerstone has ever put on. It is also the first production since 2016. Over 1,000 people made the trip to Wallace theatre on Centennial drive for the bible epic, which has the pivotal line “…for such a time as this”. Head Girl, Mollie Auer played the title role, showing off her proficient vocal…