Kia ora and welcome to Cornerstone Christian School. We are a state-integrated school with a Christian special character, located in Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North. We have a growing roll of over 485 students from Years 0-12. We are extending through the year levels sequentially (Year 13 in 2018).
Our students come from a wide range of ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. Our ethnic breakdown is 65% NZ European, 13% NZ Maori, 11% Pasifika and 11% other ethnicities. Almost all of our students come from homes which follow the Christian faith.
Our mission is to provide, with parents, a balanced Christian education to help children develop to their full potential in God. We recognise that school is one of the most significant influences in a child’s life, outside of their family and home environment, and so strive to provide a programme offering continuity between home, school and community. We aim to provide a learning environment where each student has the opportunity to develop to their full potential in every area of life.
We are a Christian school and our curriculum reflects this. We are inter-denominational, reflecting the view that the Church is made up of all who believe in, and claim, the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.
Our vision is to see our students become confident followers of Jesus Christ, equipped and inspired to creatively impact our world.
Our school motto is "Learn, serve and grow in God".
Our school values are: Respect, Diligence, Integrity and Kindness, with an interweaving value of Humility before God.