Posted on 26 March 2013
The story of Easter is central to the Christian message, and accordingly, what Cornerstone Christian College is all about.
As such, the weeks leading into Easter are filled with more than just the expected academic endeavours.
Re-visiting the historical events of Jesus’ death and resurrection are firmly on the agenda for many classes, and the Kindy and Pre-Primary children have been amongst the first. Delightful children, dressed in costumes that reflect the clothing worn in Jesus’ time, have been acting out the events of Palm Sunday. Mrs Bindi’s class also had morning tea that was based on the last supper, with a student portraying Jesus, and taking on servant-like qualities and sharing food with his friends.
Students playing the part of Jesus will also seen washing the feet of the other students. In Biblical times, this was an act of service. Jesus washed the feet of others, (whose sandaled feet were dusty from the roads they travelled) as an act of servitude and hospitality. The students will be encouraged to translate this act of love for others into life in modern day Australia.
In coming days, they will also be making Hot Cross Buns.
There won’t be visits from the Easter Bunny, or stories of fictional characters – but instead, the greatest act of love ever shown is being remembered.
Throughout the College, tributes to Easter are being made. Amongst them, will be a whole of school assembly, which will give students and families alike the opportunity to celebrate the occasion. It is a wonderful time of year for Christians across the world – and staff at Cornerstone aim to make it that way for every child in our care here.
Posted on 09 March 2010
Cornerstone Church of Christ holds strong links with the College, and a tradition borne from this connection is the provision of a child’s Bible to each child in the Kindergarten.
Provided by another ministry of the church, Messages Bookshop, the gift is given in recognition of the foundation upon which the College is built.
Pastor Lee Sykes was on hand during the week to make the presentation to each of the students, in hope that the message contained within the pages of each book will offer instruction and guidance in the years ahead.
Each Kindy child was thrilled to receive the gift and Pastor Sykes was equally delighted with the opportunity to make the presentation.
Cornerstone Christian College was begun in 1986 by the Church of Christ, and originally operated out of the manse building in Rosemary Drive. Whilst the College is now independently operated, the links remain in more than just name alone.
Posted on 14 December 2009
The meaning behind Christmas was well and truly exhibited in the recent Kindy & Pre-primary Concert night. A stage full of angels, wise men, camels and biblical characters came to life in a singing and dancing tribute to the birth of Jesus.
Mary and Joseph entered to the voices of angels, and made their way to the stable. The wise men followed the star and discovered where the baby Jesus lay. The costumes were beautiful, the voices angelic and the students performed well.
Thanks must go to our incredibly talented and extremely patient teaching team in the Early Learning Centre. A wonderful performance that parents and grandparents are likely to remember for years to come.
Posted on 06 November 2009
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Posted on 29 October 2009
Mrs Saw’s Kindy Class has had a semester of learning about all manner of machines – and the lessons have all been very hands-on and interactive.
This week, the ambulance came to class, and not only did the students get to see the inside of this important vehicle, but they also got to try out some of the equipment. On yet another day, a police pursuit vehicle with its flashing lights was on display for the class.
Whilst Mrs Saw is a very clever teacher, not even she was able to provide a real train at the College. Therefore students were involved in the process of making their very own which they can play in all term long. The students had a terrific time painting their very own ”Thomas” and smaller versions were made for wall displays that will come home at the end of the year.
Parents are hoping that any aircraft Mrs Saw can obtain will also include a flight for them to an exotic location (but no word on the date of departure as yet!)
What a great term these young students have had.
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Posted on 03 June 2009
A great find!
Most people think that you need a number of tertiary qualifications to dig up dinosaur bones, but at Cornerstone Christian College the students get a head start.
This term, the Kindy children have been learning about dinosaurs. They have studied the many different types of ancient giants, learnt that dinosaurs came out of eggs, and that their bones can be found in many places around the world. And what do you know – there were even some in the playground at Kindy! The four-year-old palaeontolgists had a wonderful time making these amazing discoveries.
Inside the classroom, the walls are decorated with painted dinosaurs that share a remarkable resemblance to the student’s sizes and personalities.
Kindy teacher, Mrs Cathy Saw is incredibly creative with how she communicates with the children. They just can’t wait to get back to class to see what is in store each day.
A great discovery
The dig site
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