School News

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 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! (

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, or via the Board's website at 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 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: If you have any difficulties accessing the survey or require technical assistance, contact


Grades 1-5 Learn How To Curl

posted Jan 24, 2018, 8:23 AM by Rob Brown

Students in grades 1 - 5 had a great time learning the basics of curling through the Rocks and Rings school program. Thank you to Mrs. Richardson for coordinating this experience for our students and thank you to the C.H. Norton School Council for their support of this program.

Clothing Drive A Great Success

posted Jan 19, 2018, 12:02 PM by Rob Brown

Congratulations and Thank You to the C.H. Norton Community for making the SOCKS Canada clothing drive a great success. 

C.H. Norton Clothing Drive In Support Of Orphanages In Kenya

posted Dec 20, 2017, 7:06 AM by Rob Brown   [ updated Dec 20, 2017, 7:32 AM ]

Thank you to the C.H. Norton Diversity Team for a wonderful assembly on Dec. 19th celebrating Diversity at C.H. Norton. As part of this assembly Mrs. Knapp shared her experience with her recently registered charity SOCKS Canada. A number of years ago Mrs. Knapp and her husband traveled to Kenya. Mrs. Knapp, a retired teacher and grandparent of C.H. Norton students, was overwhelmed with the needs she witnessed while visiting some of the orphanages in Kenya. Upon her return, she started SOCKS, with the aim of supporting these children with clothing and other items to meet their basic needs. In March Mrs. Knapp will be traveling back to Kenya for the seventh time and will be taking 800 pounds of clothing. Please click on the images in this post to see some of our student leaders from Make A Difference leading the way and for information about how you can help with the clothing drive.

Holiday Tree for Joseph Brant

posted Nov 30, 2017, 10:55 AM by Rob Brown

Congratulations and Thank You to Mrs. Broe-Vayda and the C. H. Norton Art Club members for decorating a holiday tree that has been chosen to be put on display at Joseph Brant Hospital over the Holiday Season.

Boys' Volleyball Team Wins All Halton Championship

posted Nov 23, 2017, 6:10 AM by Rob Brown

Last night, the CH Norton senior boys participated in the All Halton volleyball championship, Division A final.  The top four teams from all over Halton played in a very difficult tournament. Last night the CH Norton boys made history by winning the tournament!! CH Norton boys are this year’s All Halton champions!

After almost four hours straight of volleyball, the Norton boys showed fantastic skill, teamwork, and collaboration when they defeated a very strong Ethel Gardner squad.  The boys had the perfect season - absolutely no losses!  Fantastic effort job everyone! - your coach couldn’t be prouder of  such an amazing team!

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