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. 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

Matariki a Memorable and Delicious Celebration

In the secondary school, the Cultures Committee ran an assembly to explain the meaning of Matariki.  Mata spoke firstly, a student poignantly named after this time of year. She explained how the central star of the cluster, also named Matariki signifies the importance of gathering together, and looking after our well being. Then the meaning of the Pohutukawa star was…

Eden Middle School Social 2022

Over 80 Year 7 – 10 jumped shouted and danced the evening away at our Eden themed Middle School Social. An order of 30 pizzas from Dominos was accompanied by cakes and slices for dessert and dozens of drinks. Benjamin from Year 7 won the marshmallow competition for the boys and a tidy $20 Plaza voucher along with it. Alla from…

Upstanding Attitude Towards Bullying on Pink Shirt Day

In our annual bullying awareness week, students dressed in pink or bright colours to stand together against bullying. There were activities and best costume competitions. Proceeds of the primary school mufti-day went towards the Backpack Outreach He Kete Aroha – for at risk children in the Manawatu.  We also had our Secondary Missions Committee run a lunchtime World Vision fundraiser…

Book Week a Celebration of Costumes and Characters

Marvel heroes, a nativity scene, anime characters, and a number of Where’s Wallies all made an appearance at Cornerstone’s 2022 Book Week parade. Students and staff dressed as one of their favourite book characters to celebrate the end of week. Room C1 was fully decorated in the under the sea theme. The underwater art competition, saw a large number of…

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