School News


Dance-a-thon

posted by Rob Brown

C.H. Norton students enjoyed a day of dancing to the tunes of Professor Jamz during the C.H. Norton Dance-a-thon. Thanks to the C.H. Norton School Council for coordinating this event by putting the fun in fundraising.

Congratulations Showcase Performers

posted by Rob Brown

Congratulations to the Junior Choir for their wonderful performance at the Halton Showcase Evening held at Hamilton Place last Thursday. Thank you to Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. English for their work with this group.

Congratulations Artists

posted Apr 9, 2018, 12:26 PM by Rob Brown


Congratulations to our C.H. Norton artists for their outstanding achievement at this year's Art Odyssey Show. Thank you to Mrs. Broe-Vayda for supporting these young artists ! Below are the results and attached is a photo of the Best In Show by Lauren C.

Junior: 
Silver place overall - division pennant winner.

Painting: 
Silver: Sophia W
Bronze: Simon C
Drawing -colour:
Gold: Carol L
Silver: Sophia W
Mixed Media
Silver: Carol L
Sculpture
Bronze: Zoey H

Intermediate
Sculpture
Bronze: Emily L
Other
Gold:  Lauren C (for her Digital Hand Drawn Art)
Overall Winner of Intermediate Division 
Lauren C

And..........
BEST IN SHOW (that means the best piece overall, from all categories)
Lauren C

Book Drive

posted Mar 2, 2018, 12:06 PM by Rob Brown

Many thanks to the families in our awesome Norton community who generously donated gently used books in order to help set up a new school in Ghana. The Me to We and Make a Difference Club leaders appreciate everyones' efforts to give the gift of Literacy to the children of Ghana.

Pink Shirt Day

posted Feb 28, 2018, 12:07 PM by Rob Brown   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 12:07 PM ]

C.H. Norton students celebrate Pink Shirt Day by encouraging others to combat cyberbullying by thinking twice before posting something negative, and instead using the internet to spread kindness - because we know that Nice Needs No Filter!

Jr. Boys Volleyball Champs

posted Feb 22, 2018, 10:07 AM by Rob Brown   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 10:07 AM ]

Congratulations to the C.H. Norton Jr. Boys' Volleyball team for their outstanding season including winning the C.H. Norton Tournament last night. Thank You to Mr. Wong for organizing last night's tournament and for his dedication to coaching boys' volleyball at C.H. Norton.

C.H. Norton Me To We Collects Books For Children In Ghana

posted Feb 9, 2018, 10:19 AM by Rob Brown

Another “novel” idea by the Make a Difference and Me to We groups!

 

Ghana is located along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Ghana's official language of instruction is English. Of the 26 million people in Ghana, 38% are 14 years of age and under. Unfortunately most children in Ghana don't have access to books...so here is where we step in to help!

 

Our Make a Difference and Me to WE club leaders want to have a book drive. They wish to collect books to send to a new school in Ghana. We will begin collecting books on Wednesday, February 14th because at Norton we LOVE reading and making a difference! We will accept books until Wednesday, February 28th. Please ask your child to drop off your donations in Madame MacRae’s classroom-room 206. You do not have to sort your books as they will be placed in a large barrel (or hopefully two!) and they will therefore be mixed.


As a generalization, the reading level in most Ghana schools is a few grade levels below ours, though obviously some students are at/near grade level. The schools have students that range from JK to grade 8. Some books would be more relevant to the students than others. For example, a snowy adventure might be hard to relate to although anything will broaden their mind and hopefully improve their reading. Story books, picture books, non-fiction, and fact-filled books with loads of pictures and information are often appealing to many students. All books received will be greatly appreciated and will hopefully help them “turn the page” on low literacy scores and help them acquire an increased love of reading.


Thank you in advance for your support of our latest initiative. Check out the Books Matter website! (www.booksmatter.org)


In the words of Kofi Annan...Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.”



C.H. Norton Enjoys A Week Of Junglesport

posted Feb 9, 2018, 10:16 AM by Rob Brown

C.H. Norton students from JK to grade 8 enjoyed a week of climbing with Junglesport.

Do You Have A Growth Mindset ?

posted Feb 2, 2018, 9:18 AM by Rob Brown   [ updated Feb 2, 2018, 9:19 AM ]

C.H. Norton students celebrating having a Growth Mindset at our monthly assembly on Thursday Feb. 1st. Thanks to all of the staff and students who organized this assembly and reminded us of the importance of having a Growth Mindset.

Have Your Say Survey

posted Feb 2, 2018, 9:12 AM by Rob Brown

Students, parents, staff and community members invited to Have Your Say in survey starting February 5

Opportunity to provide feedback from February 5 to March 9, 2018  

 

From February 5 through March 9, 2018, parents/guardians with children in the Halton District School Board, students, staff and Halton community members are invited to complete the HDSB engagement survey: Have Your Say.

 

The Have Your Say survey will provide the Board with feedback regarding the goals and targets in the Halton District School Board’s Multi-Year Plan (2016-2020). Participation in the survey will help the Board identify opportunities to improve schools, with a focus on student achievement and well-being.

The survey will be available starting Monday, February 5, 2018 at www.HaveYourSayHDSB.ca, or via the Board's website at www.hdsb.ca. The survey is available in six languages: Arabic, English, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi, and Urdu.

 

"With your feedback, we can help guide meaningful change to improve student learning, well-being and success," says Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board. "We are committed to engaging our community and building relationships so we can continually improve the educational experience for all students. Our goal is to ensure each and every one of our students is able to pursue the pathway of their choice.”

 

The Have Your Say survey is completely anonymous. Individual responses will be grouped together for analysis. The Halton District School Board is committed to sharing the results of this engagement survey with the community. A summary of the information collected will be shared with stakeholders by June 2018.

 

Infographics with highlights from the inaugural survey (2016-2017) are available at www.haveyoursayHDSB.ca/SurveyResults. This data continues to support school and system improvement planning.  If you have any questions about the survey, contact Terri Blackwell, Superintendent of Education, at 905-335-3665, ext. 3409 or via email: blackwellt@hdsb.ca. If you have any difficulties accessing the survey or require technical assistance, contact support@engagementhq.com.

 

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