Welcome all new, existing and potential students
Cornerstone Greetings, Beverley Dankers Deputy Dean – Student Development and Support
What a privilege it is to be able to greet you with the warmest Cornerstone greetings! You will find that at Cornerstone our greatest joy is engaging with you. Not only academically, but holistically. To us, education is more than thinking, it’s even more than understanding – it is the ability to share connections between the self and other, simultaneously, collectively, and concomitantly. This interchange between you, me, us and them is such an exciting process, which we work to make enriching and rewarding for you.
During this process of engagement, our wish for you is to grow in many areas of life so that you will be able to see yourself as a person of value, having greatness on offer for the benefit of the world. We feel extremely honoured to be part of our students’ growth into leaders in society, and into value-driven individuals with a heart for people, the community and South Africa. Our alumni is known to be active change-agents wherever they find themselves in the world, and this is the richest of privilege we can experience as educators.
Martin Luther King, Jnr, wrote, “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.” We surely wish for you that your time at Cornerstone would conclude with an outcome of true education. Thank you for trusting us to partner with you in teaching you to change your world!