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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

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Upcoming Events

2017 class lists will be posted on the school website and classroom doors - Tuesday 31st January

Office hours (prior to start of Term 1) - Mon 30th Jan, Wed 1st Feb, Thu 2nd Feb, Fri 3rd Feb - 8.30am-3.30pm 

Uniform shop hours (prior to start of Term 1) - Mon 30th Jan, Wed 1st Feb, Thu 2nd Feb, Fri 3rd Feb - 8.30am-3pm 

Y11-12 course confirmation - Wednesday 1st February, 1pm - 3pm in Room G2. Students are not required to attend for the full 2 hours, but rather for as long as it takes to confirm their subject selection, likely approx. 20 minutes, anytime between 1pm and 3pm.

Y11-12 senior secondary morning - Thursday 2nd February, 9am-12.30pm (please wear school uniform)

Y9-10 orientation morning - Friday 3rd February, 9am-12.30pm (please wear school uniform)

First full day of Term 1 - Tuesday 7th February

CFG meeting - Tuesday 7th February, 7pm in the staffroom

Swimming sports - Friday 17th February

Student council leadership camp - Wednesday 15th - Thursday 16th February

Cornerstone Gala - Saturday 25th February

Y7-12 Athletics - Friday 3rd March


2017 calendar click here


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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


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School Announcements

The first full day of school for 2017 is Tuesday 7th February. Students in Y9-12 should check the list of upcoming events for the latest information regarding half-days of school prior to the 7th February.

We have space to enrol new entrants from Christian families. Please click here to learn about our enrolment process and/or here to download our enrolment and pastor's reference forms.

Y1-8 class lists for 2017 will be posted here and on classroom doors on Tuesday 31st January 2017 (a week before school begins).

Parents will need to purchase stationery packs for their children for the new school year. Packs containing stationery requirements for each year level will be available from mid-December from Office Max's retail outlet (Cnr Dahlia and Princess St), by phone: 0800 724 440 or via this link:


Please click here to discover what is in each of the stationery packs.

The school uniform shop will be open 8.30am-3pm on Monday 30th January, Wednesday 1st February, Thursday 2nd February and Friday 3rd February. To avoid lengthy delays, just for this busy time of year, we have introduced an appointment system. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email Mrs Melanie May to set up an appointment.

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.

The CFG is gearing up to hold a fabulous gala on 25th February 2017. Please click here to learn more.

Parents and whanau are warmly invited to join our prayer group. This group meets in the library between 9am and 9.30am on Monday mornings to lift the school and community before the Lord in prayer.We are advertising for more relief teachers to join our relief teaching pool. Please click here to learn more.

Please click here to learn what to do if you have a fundraising project or idea you would like the school to consider.

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