School News

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!

C.H. Norton’s Newest Feature- The Buddy Bench By The Climber

posted Nov 22, 2017, 11:52 AM by Rob Brown

C.H. Norton’s Newest Feature- The Buddy Bench By The Climber

Recess Time Thoughts For Many Students:

→ What will I do outside? Who can I play with?

→ What if my friends aren’t around that day?  What if no one will play with me?  

→ What if I don’t feel like doing what my friends are doing that day?

→ What if no one will “let” me join their game or invite me to play their activity?

Look Around:

→ See if you can find anybody to play with and ask if you can join.

Try the “Buddy Bench”:

→ If your attempt did not work out, take a seat on “The Buddy Bench” by the playground equipment.

→ If somebody comes and invites you to play, say “yes” and join them … perhaps you just made a new friend!

    Be open to a new adventure!

→ Two individual people sitting on the bench can invite one another to play.

Play Again:

→ You have made a friend from the Buddy Bench, ask the person to play again.

→ The bench is hopefully not going to be used by the same people every day. It is a tool to help make and keep friends.

Be Caring:

→ Remember to check the bench regularly to see if somebody needs a buddy that day and be a great, inclusive leader and ask

   them to join in on your fun!

C.H. Norton Students Enjoying Some French Culture

posted Nov 20, 2017, 10:57 AM by Rob Brown

Students from grades 4-8 enjoyed a French Cultural experience by participating in Chef à l'école. The students went through the steps of baking, listening to French music, playing the spoons, and while everything was baking, listening to a French story. The grand finale was tasting their treat and trying the French tea! Thank you to School Council for their support of this activity.

Camp Trillium Update

posted Nov 17, 2017, 8:37 AM by Rob Brown

#madformaddie initiative for Camp Trillium

Many thanks to staff, students and community members who helped us raise awareness about juvenile cancer and with our fundraiser for Camp Trillium. Our Make a Difference and Me to WE leaders worked hard to produce and sell…

- handmade  bracelets (gimp, beaded, thread, etc.)

-Do it yourself friendship bracelet kits

- lollipops with inspirational messages

- Kindness rocks with positive, pump-up, inspirational quotes

-note cards with quotations/inspirational messages


-magnetic messages for lockers/fridges/filing cabinets

We collected $1017.25 for Camp Trillium and had a ton of fun preparing for the event. Some of our leaders even tried to make a difference on weekends by holding a neighbourhood bake sale and by making and selling homemade,  fashionable bags. Kindness really does inspire kindness!

Thank you as well to everyone who generously contributed trinket treasures for young patients at  McMaster Hospital. Students at C. H. Norton certainly know how to make others smile! Thank you!

Optional Attendance

posted Nov 16, 2017, 10:50 AM by Rob Brown


Optional Attendance

 Halton students seeking placement at schools other than their home schools, do so by way of Optional Attendance.

Applications are being accepted at your home school from:

December 1 - January 31, 2018

Not all schools are open to Optional Attendance.  For a list of schools open to Optional Attendance and to obtain a copy of the registration form you can go to our website at and click on the following:

Ø  Schools

Ø  Transfer Schools Within the HDSB

Ø  Schools Open to Optional Attendance 2018

Ø  Elementary Optional Attendance Application Form

Kindness Celebration

posted Oct 27, 2017, 12:52 PM by Rob Brown

 The amazing students and staff at C.H. Norton celebrated our month long focus on Kindness at our assembly today. As part of this assembly a cheque was presented to Mrs. Smith in the amount of $718.00 that will be donated to Camp Trillium. The funds represent the proceeds earned from the Mad For Maddie initiative that was organized by our staff and students in our Make A Difference and Me To We Clubs.

We Scare Hunger Food Drive

posted Oct 20, 2017, 11:51 AM by Rob Brown

Please help the C.H. Norton Community collect non perishable food items for our annual We Scare Hunger Food Drive

C.H. Norton Celebrates Terry Fox

posted Sep 28, 2017, 9:24 AM by Rob Brown

Thank you to the students, staff and the Smith family for supporting C.H. Norton's Run/Walk for Terry.

Thank You Sandy

posted Sep 26, 2017, 11:51 AM by Rob Brown

Thank you to local artist Sandy Amodio who donated these beautiful paintings to C.H. Norton. Sandy is a friend of Mrs. Webb and when she heard about some of our kindness initiatives at C.H. Norton she thought these paintings would be a perfect fit. The paintings hang in each of our stairwells to ensure every student passes one of them each day.

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