• Cornerstone front
  •  Year 3 girls maths
  • Y11DigiDone
  • Year 11 correspondence Olivia
  • PhotoshopForMom3
  • BR devotion
  • Kapahaka at opening
  • Year 2 classroom
  • Year 8 Writing
  • Year 1 Reading
  • JF class

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

Prayer group meets - Monday 29th August, 9am-9.30am in the library

Secondary tournament - Monday 29th August - Friday 2nd September

Y5-8 fun event - Saturday 3rd September, 3pm-5pm in the staffroom

Y9-11 dance - Saturday 3rd September, 7pm-10pm in G1/G2

Tongan language week - Monday 5th - Friday 9th September

AIMS games - Monday 5th - Friday 9th September

Y5-6 football festival - Friday 9th September

CFG meeting - Monday 12th September

Y11 examinations - Monday 12th - Monday 19th September

Y7-8 Super 10 soccer tournament - Tuesday 13th September

BOT meeting - Tuesday 13th September

Y5-8 Health curriculum parent consultation - Wednesday 14th September at 6.30pm in the staffroom

Y10 Business challenge - Wed 14th - Fri 16th September

BOT student trustee election - Friday 16th September

Y5-6 Futsal festival - Friday 16th September

School production - Wednesday 21st September

Mufti day - Friday 23rd September

Last day of Term 3 - Friday 23rd September


First day of Term 4 - Monday 10th October

Secondary subject information evening - Thursday 13th October

Labour day - Monday 24th October

Book week - Monday 31st October - Friday 4th November

Y11 study leave begins - Monday 7th November

NCEA examinations begin - Wednesday 9th November

Y0-6 Athletics - Wednesday 9th November

Celebrating cultures day - Friday 25th November

Y10 Activities week - Monday 5th - Friday 9th December

End of year celebration - Monday 12th December

Last day of Term 4 - Thursday 15th December


2016 calendar click here


First day of Term 1, 2017 - Primary Tuesday 7th February, Secondary to be advised

Cornerstone Gala - Saturday 25th February 2017


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


GS Writing

School Announcements

Calendar art order forms were sent home in Week 5. Proceeds will help to provide digital devices (e.g. iPads) for Aroha team. Please click here to learn more.

A fun event for Y5-8 students will be held in the staffroom from 3pm until 5pm on Saturday 3rd September. There is no cost for attending. RSVP required by 1st September. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP.

The Y9-11 dance will be held in G1/G2 from 7pm until 10pm on Saturday 3rd September. Tickets are available for $3 from the student counter in the office (during lunchtimes). Food and drink will be for sale at the event.

A parent consultation meeting will be held in the staffroom at 6.30pm on Wednesday 14th September. It will focus on the Health (Puberty) unit to be taught at Y5-8 level during Term 4.

We are advertising a vacancy for a part-time, ORS funded teacher. Please click here for more details.

We are advertising two Secondary teaching vacancies: HOD Science and Business Studies teacher. Both positions commence in 2017. Please click here to learn more.

We are advertising four part-time teacher aide vacancies. Please click here to learn more.

Congratulations to our 1st XI hockey team, 2016 champions of Div 2. All the best for your week at Secondary tournament!

2016 Div 2 champions

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.

Construction of H block continues (below).

H block

The Education Review Office (ERO) reviews schools and publishes national reports on current education practice. The purpose of a review is to give parents and the wider school community assurance about the quality of education that the school provides. ERO's report on its recent review of Cornerstone Christian School may be downloaded here.

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.

Parents need to purchase a stationery pack for their child before they start school at Cornerstone. If your child is starting school before the end of 2016, please ask at reception for a stationery list. Stationery requirements for the New Year will once again be available at Office Max's retail outlet (Cnr Dahlia and Princess St), by phone: 0800 724 440 or via this link:


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