Craig Fielke | Principal

You may have read the news that Eric Carle had died on 23 May this year at the age of 91. Whilst it could be difficult to instantly recognise this name, perhaps the following words may jog your memory:

“In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.”

I am confident that nearly all of us have read those words to our children at some stage, which are attributed to Eric.
Eric was the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the third of many children’s books he wrote, which was first published in 1969, and has since won numerous awards, been translated into 40 languages and sold over 50 million copies.

It is a story my children seemed never to get tired listening to, as they were mesmerised by the wonderful combination of words and pictures featuring a very hungry caterpillar, who eats through a wide variety of foods before pupating and emerging as a butterfly. At its heart is the theme of growth and transformation. Storytellers like Eric Carle have an innate ability to share enduring wisdom in a simple yet meaningful way.

The following words hopefully jog another memory ― “We are a caring Christian community nurturing within students a growing relationship with Christ which promotes individual excellence, learning and responsibility for life.”

The way our community understand and lives out this mission of our College is the essence of our ongoing story. The day to day teaching and learning opportunities both in and beyond the classroom and the interactions between staff, students and our families is the vehicle for sharing our enduring wisdom.

And like Eric Carle’s classic story, growth and transformation are also very much at the heart of the mission and ongoing vision and plans of Cornerstone College.

“We are a caring Christian community nurturing within students a growing relationship with Christ which promotes individual excellence, learning and responsibility for life.”