Notice to Parents / Guardians of Elementary Students

Update as of May 15, 2015: Phase One of ETFO's elementary teachers’ job action is continuing. Schools are open however EQAO testing for grades 3 and 6 has been postponed. Please check our labour relations page for more information.

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Norwell DSS

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us at our 75th Party!!  Many thanks to the countless people who organized and volunteered to make this such a huge success.  A special thanks goes out to our wonderful community for all your support! 


Thank you to our Generous Sponsors:   

Town of Minto      Norwell DSS Student Council      TG Minto      Wellington Construction

Palmerston Home Hardware      Palmerston Foodland      Harriston Packing Company

Minto Cultural Roundtable      Township of Mapleton      Extreme Graphics      Leslie Motors Ltd.

North Wellington Co-operative Services      The Murray Group      Solutions Office Services and Supplies

Wightman Telecom Ltd.


 Shrek the Musical(1)  Thank you for coming to Theatre Norwell's production of 'Shrek the Musical'. This performance is a massive undertaking and has involved the combined efforts of over 120 students and staff at Norwell DSS. Your support of this artistic endeavour is truly appreciated and helps us to both support the young artists of our community and continue developing and building the creative arts programs here at our school.  In addition to our annual production, Theatre Norwell is committed to helping students build skills and confidence through enriching artistic opportunities, outfitting our space with state-of-the-art equipment and providing scholarships to graduating students.  Thank you for being part of such an exciting event!  Also, a huge round of applause to all involved in this year's production.  A job well done, indeed!! 



Norwell District Secondary School

Immunization Clinic

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Public Health will be at Norwell DSS on May 27th between 10am-1:00pm.  If you were born in 1997 and got a letter from Public Health or feel you are outstanding for immunizations, please attend the clinic to update records and get shots.  You can be entered for a draw to win a $25 Cineplex gift card.


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EQAO Grade 9 Academic Math will take place June 8 & 10; and EQAO Grade 9 Applied Math will take place June 11 & 12. These tests are mandatory for students. Please do not schedule appointments, etc. on these dates. We appreciate your cooperation.

DELF Scolaire(1)

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Do you have a son or daughter who is studying French?

The DELF scolaire is a diploma issued by the French Ministry of National Education in recognition of French-language studies. These diplomas are recognized around the world. The CIEP (Centre international d’études pédagogiques) is the public organization appointed by France’s Ministry of National Education to oversee the pedagogical and administrative aspects of the examination. The DELF scolaire examinations assess students at four levels (A1, A2, B1, B2), which correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 


Why should your child take the DELF scolaire examination?

The DELF examinations are an opportunity for high school students to demonstrate their French-language skills and to be rewarded for their hard work at school. The DELF examinations are recognized around the world, and your child will receive a diploma valid for the rest of his or her life! Beyond just personal satisfaction, the DELF represents official proof of your child’s French-language skills in a way that Francophone universities, French grandes écoles, and future employers can appreciate.

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Extended French & French Immersion

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Starting in September 2015 French Immersion students can now choose to complete the requirements for an Extended French Certificate OR a French Immersion Certificate at Norwell!  How?    Click here.

Two New Programs-2015

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Have you heard??

We have 2 new programs being offered starting 2015;
our New Hockey Skills Program and Arts Performing Project.

Busing now available from Listowel and Gowanstown.  

Call us for more information.


Community Service Hours

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Have you finished your mandatory 40 hours of community service in order to earn your high school diploma?

If not, please click on the links below to learn more information, and to find out about volunteer opportunities in the Norwell community.

Community Involvement Program - Upper Grand District School Board

Groups, Clubs and Organizations - Town of Minto

Community Groups and Activities - Township of Mapleton