- Monday 10th Dec: Normal day for Year 9s - 10s
- Tuesday 11th Dec: Normal day for Year 9s - 10s
- Wednesday 12th Dec: Wear tribe colours for Tribe Family Field Games
Year 9s - 10s: Normal classes until interval
Year 11s - 13s: Join the games at 11:30 - 3:00pm
- Thursday 13th Dec: Prize Giving day (school uniform)
8:50am: Year 7-13 final assembly (prize giving practice), 9:35am: LifeLab
10:20am: Normal classes for Year 9s and 10s. School is finished for Year 11s-13s.
6:15pm: Students seated in neat school uniform for Prize Giving in the Gym
6:30pm: Prize Giving begins in the Gym
- Friday 14th Dec: Half day for Year 9s -10s (and 2019 student leaders)
8:50am: Final assembly, 9:35am: LifeLab, 10:20am: Interval,
11:00am: LifeLab, 11:30am: Christmas Carols
12:00pm: School finishes
In a popular tradition at Cornerstone, Book Day was a celebration of literacy across the school. Guest readers from outside the school as well as senior students read to classes, along with a variety of other book-related activities.
The costume parade was memorable and extravagant affair across all year groups with Staff also joining in with the fun. Students were tasked with dressing as a character from one of their favourite books.
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.
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.
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.
Months of hard work, hypothesising, log booking, testing, recording results and graphing, came to fruition today in the Year 7 to 9 Science Fair.
There was an entry from a Year 5 group about stain removal, someone explored the five second rule, others wanted to experiment in their chosen sport, and yet others invented electrical and mechanical devices. One student made prototypes for a percussion vest to help people with a lung condition, another explored which bread grew mould first and one student attempted to find a more environmentally friendly bread tag.
Head of Science, Mr Hayden Hewitt was "...impressed with the quality of work students put in, and appreciative of all the support from parents at home".
A quarter of the 70 entries will be entered into the Manawatu Science and Technology Fair.
The senior Food Technology class flew to Auckland this week for The Fine Food New Zealand Show. Analysing ingredients, pricing, and cuisines for their own class projects, students immersed themselves in the restaurant industry. There was also a lot of taste testing.
Mrs Naomi Hall who runs Food Technology at Cornerstone was proud of the intelligent and engaging way students interacted with stall holders. "All the different samples and flavours were fantastic. I'd go just for fun" said Samuel Rusden who, like many of his class, clearly has a passion for the industry. For other students the highlight was meeting international celebrity French-Australian chef Manu Feildel.
The Year 10 Business Studies class sold hotdogs, pies, drinks, burgers.sweets like donuts and fudge as well as savouries like tacos, and hot dogs today in their class project.
Once again the special Cornerstone community came together, with parents helping out behind the scenes, older students guiding younger students around, and a lot of students and staff comparing meals together.
Students learnt about budgeting, team work, organisation, and some aggressive marketing. One group was seen to stand at the school gate earlier in the week, giving out free samples to students and parents in preparation for the day. The Taco group started offering deliveries to teachers who couldn't make it to the court, while another slapped a burger sticker on each of their customers for an extra bit of marketing.
Teacher in Charge Mrs Wucherpfennig was grateful that everything came together so well on the day, and was also pleased about the hygienc food preparation. Meanwhile Mr Doody appreciated all the behind the scenes effort students put in, as well as the "hearty and affordable burger, drink and lollipop combo".
Senior Food Technology students prepared the dishes and slices they've created themselves in a series of assessments on developing healthy and delicious food. Parents and teachers bought tickets for seemingly a five course meal at Wholegrain Organics this week.
As classes were in a professional kitchen-cafe, students were able receive feedback on their products from actual paying customers throughout the process. The parents and teachers in attendance on the night would prove to be a tough but appreciative audience, with one teacher writing on the feedback form: 'Your Lemon-Beet slice has excellent texture, There wasn't enough lemon flavour in your Lemon-Beet slice, but it is very well presented, and I'm so proud of you".
2 Timothy 1:6
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.