Your choices are your responsibility

Class Pledge

If I borrow it Iíll bring it back,
If I use it Iíll put it away.

If I open it Iíll close it,
If I turn it on Iíll turn it off.

If I make a mess Iíll tidy it,
If I did it Iíll own up to it.

If I hurt someone Iíll apologise,
If I want friends Iíll be a friend.

If I start it Iíll finish it,
If I make a mistake Iíll learn from it.

If I donít understand Iíll ask for help,
If I want to improve Iíll ask where to next?

And if I want to be treated well Iíll treat others the same way.


If you have answered YES to some of these questions then

Building Character through Cornerstone Values

could help your school achieve your goals


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Character Counts! Week Kindness Poster

The Kindness Cornerstone

Free resource now available for download

Click here to download the Character Counts! Week Kindness PDF poster.

New Zealand National Schools of Character 2014 - Nominations Invited

National Schools of Character are schools and colleges that are able to demonstrate intentional character education initiatives that yield positive results for student behaviour, citizenship, school culture and academic achievement.

National School of Character Award winners receive an engraved plaque and a $1,000 cheque. The awards are for four years.

Complete details are now available on the 2014 Nominations page.

New Zealand National Schools of Character 2013 Awards

Seven New Zealand schools are winners of the prestigious New Zealand National Schools of Character 2013 Awards.

The winning schools and colleges are;

Certificates of Commendation were awarded to;

Complete details are now available on the Character Awards page.

Free Resources

While the following resources are no longer available to purchase from the store, all are available for free in electronic form:

Building Character through Cornerstone Values Character in the Classroom Making Sense of Managing Self

New Zealand Character Counts! Week: 20-26 October 2013

Character Counts! 2013

Show respect, grow respect, know respect

Character Counts! Week is an international celebration of character and character formation. It is celebrated in 88 countries and involves over 10 million students.

Complete details are now available on the Character Counts! 2013 page.

The Kindness Cornerstone

How do your students learn to be kind?

Written with the busy teacher in mind, this photocopyable resource book is packed with ideas that provide the basis of teaching kindness as a core life skill and essential character trait.

These easy to use ideas that guide teachers and save time include:

  • kindness planning templates
  • teaching kindness as an inquiry topic
  • lists of kindness resources
  • kindness thinking skills
  • kindness lessons that can be adapted to any level
  • complete resources for kindness as the Ďvalue of the termí

The Kindness Cornerstone is now available from the store for $NZ39.95.

The Kindness Cornerstone


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