Jayne Symons | Communications & Engagement Director

We are continually grateful for the generosity of the Cornerstone community and the partnerships which we share.

As the end of Term 4 is fast approaching we reflect on the year that has been and take a moment to give thanks for those behind the scenes that have supported the College throughout the year.

Although COVID-19 restrictions limited the ability to volunteer on campus we were still very fortunate to receive volunteer support throughout Term 1 and 2.

Thank you to the various volunteers that have assisted in cibo bello canteen, College events including Athletics Carnival and Grandparents and Special Friends’ Day, assisting with the operation of the Second Hand Uniform Shop, College archiving, fundraising with the PT&F and administrative support in the Communications & Engagement Office – we value and appreciate all of you. Cornerstone really does shine brighter with you here and we look forward to welcoming you back to our team in 2022.

To our College Sponsors – your support has enabled us to run internal events and community events that benefit the entire community. The Adelaide Hills Careers Expo provided valuable career pathway advice to anyone seeking direction on beginning a new career, looking to change careers, or returning to the work force. Thank you to College Sponsors Duttons Adelaide Hills, Higgins Coatings and Beyond Bank for making this possible.

The 13th Annual Cornerstone Classic Golf Day raised $900 with the PT&F raffle, all made possible by the generous donations of prizes from local businesses ― Southern Cross Clearning, Stirling Variety Meats, Worklocker, Mount Barker Landscape Centre, Salute and Aston Hills Golf Club – thank you once again for your support. The money raised will go towards the construction of a Labyrinth/ Prayer Garden to be completed in 2022.

College sponsorship not only assists to offset costs but also provides in kind sponsorship where goods or services are donated.

Thank you to Stroud Homes for the 300 trees and shrubs that were generously donated for National Tree Day. Key speakers and organisations also provide content for internal events. This provides an incredible benefit for our students where they can learn valuable insights, life lessons and gain a greater understanding of career pathways.

The Year 11 Careers and Curriculum Day featured 18 organisations across various sectors with interactive sessions and workshops, the Year 10 and Year 11 Driver Awareness Program was run by SAPOL, the Year 11 Road Awareness Program was run by MFS and SES and for the first time in December, MTA will operate a Basic Car Care session.

Sponsors also assist with Year 11 and 12 Closing Celebration Awards to be held on Thursday, 25 November.

To all our sponsors, volunteers, PT&F members and partners – thank you!