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Norwell District Secondary School

Welcome Back

 Hello to all! And Welcome back!!

I hope you have had a great summer and are all set to get started with another wonderful year at Norwell.  School start-up will proceed as usual as OSSTF teachers have suspended sanctions pending ratification of their tentative settlement.  ​Please mark down the following dates and get ready for a wonderful year at Norwell D.S.S.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 

9:30am- 11:00am:  New to Norwell : Grade 9 students only 

Students are invited to join us in the E.C Gray Centre for a short assembly in which they will meet with Student Council, receive their timetables, lockers, tour the building and be able to pay their student fees.  

11:00 – 2:00 pm: Returning to Norwell : Grade 10 – 12

Welcome back! The building is open for you to pick up your updated timetable, register your locker info, pay student fees and get a lock if needed.  You will also be able to set guidance appointments regarding any timetable concerns. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015 :Teacher PD day – no classes 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015   :First day of classes for all students! And Welcome back assembly.   

For more information – please call the school.   


Paul Richard, Principal, Norwell D.S.S. 

135 Cumberland St., Palmerston, ON N0G 2P0  

519-343-3107 ext 305 









DELF Scolaire(1)


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

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

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.


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