On Thursday 20th September, Mr Jorgensen took a group of 6 Level 1 students down to Wellington for the annual Geography Field Trip. The weather was absolutely stunning and the students visited 4 different locations, to gather useful case study information for their Final Examination. We have been looking at 'Extreme Natural Events' - in particular, Earthquakes. All of the students enjoyed the day and were awestruck by the fantastic landscape and scenery.
Tribe teams of over 100 children competed in Tyre turning, rope running, and a whole tribe obstacle course in this afternoon's end of term Tribe competition. Issachar tribe emerged victorious, winning the obstacle course by just a few seconds, and the tyre turning competition as well.
Once again Cornerstone's values of kindness and humility were to the fore, as the smaller tribe members were befriended, cheered for and sometimes even carried by much bigger buddies.
Term 3 Exams begin Tuesday 12th September (week 8), shortly after winter sports tournament week (week 7).
Check out our Examination Timetable page, for what you're allowed to bring into exams, study spaces, Exam rules etc.
Cornerstone Christian School had it's first entries into a regional dance competition this week at the DanceNZMade competition. Two auditioned groups of Year 7 to 13s put in a lot of effort and practice preparing for the competition.
One of the groups managed a podium finish with their contemporary lyrical piece exploring the fragile nature of being human. Lead by Head Girl Lily Tongs (pictured left), the piece was choreographed as part of a senior dance assessment. In the popular 'open' category, the girls placed third, ahead of some much more experienced groups.
Kindly worded cards, acts of service, cupcakes and plenty of chocolate were shared around as Cornerstone celebrated Random Acts of Kindness day today - as the official RAK day is on the weekend. Students seemed quick to join in on a day celebrating one of our core school values - kindness.
As part of 11 Digitech students were instructed to program a reasonably complex game. Among the creative and original ideas was a Jesus Heals game, a Zombie game, some survival games and Pong.
Try get a high score on these examples below.
After (surprisingly) voting to include the Recorder in the Year 10 music course, there were some entertaining, and skillful end of unit performances this week. The theme tune from Titanic was popular, as was "Alice the Camel", and "Pokarekare ana", however it was the boys that memorised "Heart and Soul" the familiar piano piece, who added a little extra to their performance...
This week, Year 10 Food and Technology students were given the weighty task of catering to the Honourable Kelvin Davis - the Associate Minister of Education and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. As part of their knife skills unit, students prepared slices, soup, fruit kebabs and other treats for the visit at Wholegrain Organics before delivering them to the function.
Hon Kelvin Davis and regional MP Adrian Rurawhe were in the region announcing $20m of new education spending locally.
"Everyone was so focused, the food turned out really well - the minister and his team were very impressed!" reported Mrs Naomi Hall - Head of Food Technology.
2 Timothy 1:6
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.