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Norwell District Secondary School

Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol (VTRA)

The Upper Grand District School Board is committed to providing safe learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors, and community members. When a student behaves inappropriately, principals use progressive discipline to help a student take responsibility for their actions, change their behaviour, and learn from their mistakes. When safety is threatened by the potentially violent or dangerous behaviour of a student, which places either the student or others at risk, school staff follow specific protocols for the protection of all. It is important that you and your children are aware of these protocols. For more information, visit the board's website.

December Late Bus

Our Late Bus Program will be running in December!

December 3-  Stay after the Pep Rally and Cheer on the Redmen!

 and December 9th join in some of the after school programs that are running.


Parents Council Meeting

Please be advised that the Parent's Council Meeting for Tues. November 24th has been cancelled.

Tree Planting 2015

Norwell students planted over 250 trees Oct. 22 on the Palmerston rail trail and on Norwell school grounds. The rail trail is an important natural area for local biodiversity and a well used recreational area in Minto. Thanks to the Green Legacy Tree program for their ongoing support for our Ecoschool projects

tree planting

Take Your Kids To Work Day

 Take Our Kids to Work Day

  Take Our Kids to Work Day is on Wednesday, November 4th.  It is an opportunity for grade 9 students to spend the day on the job with a parent or family friend.  Students who wish to participate, must return a signed consent form to the Guidance Centre.  Parent/Guardian Consent Forms are available in the Guidance Centre or online under "Resources" at:  If you have any questions, speak to Mrs. Bloch or call The Career Education Council at (519) 836-7280 ext. 623 or email at Thank you for your support and participation in Take Our Kids to Work Day!​ 

Late Bus Program


NDSS is proud to offer our students a late bus program.  Norwell students are encouraged to “get involved” and stay at school until 4:30 on the dates below to enjoy, engage and pursue your interests.

Buses will leave Norwell DSS at 4:30 and drop off at the following locations:

Maryborough P.S. at: 4:40pm

Drayton Heights P.S at: 4:50pm

Harriston Old Town Hall (back of building) 4:40pm

Clifford United Church: 4:50pm

 November dates Nov. 4th, 11th,18th and 25th.

 November extracurricular activities:

Java Junction Open with Entertainment

Tech Department – Extra help

Library Homework help (Math, Science, English)

Running club – meet in main hall

Improvisation Club – stage

Fitness Centre Program – full supervision

Positive Change (an interdenominational Faith club) room: 113

 Dance Class: Hip Hop**in partnership with Minto Dance Academy

Computer Programming class

Terry Fox Run!

Norwell Students are proud to have participated in the annual Terry Fox Run/ Walk on September 30, 2015.  Thank you to all staff and students who helped raise money for Cancer Research. 

Terry Fox      Terry Fox1   Terry Fox 2 Terry Fox 6    Terry Fox 9

 Terry Fox 5 Terry Fox 7

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