Norwell District Secondary School

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Norwell District Secondary School
135 Cumberland St.

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Coordinates43°50′2″N 80°50′36″W / 43.83389°N 80.84333°W / 43.83389; -80.84333Coordinates: 43°50′2″N 80°50′36″W / 43.83389°N 80.84333°W / 43.83389; -80.84333
School typePublic, High school
MottoQui se vincit fortiter stat
(He who conquers himself stands strong)
School boardUpper Grand District School Board
SuperintendentErin Kelly
Area trusteeBruce Shieck
School number931284
PrincipalPaul Richard
Colour(s)red, black, white
Team nameVarsity Reds

Norwell District Secondary School, formerly known as Palmerston High School,[1] and often simply called Norwell or NDSS, is a mid-sized composite high school located in Palmerston, Ontario. The school serves an area of approximately 500 km²,[1] including the communities of Palmerston, Harriston, Drayton, Clifford, Moorefield, Rothsay, and for French Immersion, students from more distant towns such as Mount Forest. Most students (over 90%) are bused in.[1]



  • Art
  • Business
  • English
  • Family Studies
  • Geography
  • Guidance/Career Studies
  • History
  • Languages
  • Library
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science (and CELP)
  • Special Education/Alternative Education
  • Technology

Extracurricular activities and clubs[edit]

Cut the Mic, formerly known as Infrasonic, is an annual event at Norwell, usually held in April. Bands and musicians within the school perform for the community.

Norwell has held the Relay For Life since 2004 to fundraise for the Canadian Cancer Society. In the first five years of Relay For Life, the school has raised over $200,000 toward this cause.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c School Profile – Norwell DSS from the Upper Grand District School Board website.
  2. ^ Relay For Life news release
  3. ^ "Norwell’s 5th Annual Relay for Life". Norwell website. June 16, 2008. Quote: "…and we raised over $53,000.00". Accessed July 10, 2008.

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