Developing Deep Character

Martin Luther King, Jr is famously quoted as saying: ‘The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.’

The focus on the development of character, and the foundation that delivers for life is something that is very uniquely ‘Cornerstone’.  It is an essential part of our Mission Statement, and our College Vision speaks of the desire we have to produce graduates that have depth of character and who deeply impact the world around them.  We aim to have students leave with their academic potential having been met, but equally, carrying an attitude and demeanour that reflects care for others, whilst showing integrity, humility and self-discipline.

That is our hope.  That is what, in partnership with parents and grounded in God’s truths, we work hard to deliver.

There is the famous African proverb that says it ‘takes a village to raise a child’.  There is so much truth in this, and we are privileged to be part of this village philosophy.  The staff at the College lovingly accept your children as ‘our children’, and invest heavily in providing an environment in which they can flourish.

We don’t just enrol children – we enrol families.  It is this partnership that we believe has a deep and life-long impact on those who call Cornerstone home, and it is bearing fruit.  I urge you to consider the upcoming parent meetings that are advertised within this newsletter as part of our endeavour to engage with you in your child’s education.  It is during such opportunities that the partnership and teamwork is evidenced and bears fruit. It is the secret as to why graduates from the Cornerstone ‘village’ have gone on to make a difference in our world for good.

Let us not forget what makes Cornerstone unique in the South West.  In the midst of the messiness that life can bring, keep your eyes trained on the blessing of our community, and for the great things that happen every day.  Lives are being impacted upon for good.  With God’s help, and with parents supporting us in this aim, we can look towards the future of our children with great expectation.

Hebrews 10:24

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another……

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