Oxley is proud of its innovative subject, Cornerstone, introduced in 2015 and taught twice a week to every student in Year 7-10. Cornerstoneâ€™s curriculum is devised and written entirely at Oxley. It is a subject that draws together all of the big, inspirational and ethical ideas from wherever they are found and funnels them into the one subject. It is also a subject that will teach students ³ó´Ç·ÉÌý to think. This subject should be the cornerstone of an enlightened, rigorous education for the twenty first century.
The topics include â€˜Eight Thorny Issues in Philosophyâ€™, â€˜Ethics in the Playgroundâ€™,Â â€˜How To Think Criticallyâ€™, â€˜Big Questions for Big Religionsâ€™, â€˜All About Study for Year 7â€™, â€˜Business Ethicsâ€™ and â€˜The Philosopherâ€™s Zone – Wise Men of Early Greeceâ€™.