Norwell District SS

Norwell District Secondary School

Norwell District High School, formerly known as Palmerston High School, 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, 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.



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


Athletic teams, known as the Redmen, include badminton, basketball, cross country running, field hockey, ice hockey, rugby, soccer, track and field, and volleyball. The school hosts tournaments in ice hockey and volleyball, sports in which the school is competitive.

While the school's mascot was once a Native American, with a logo identical to that used by the Chicago Blackhawks, the school opted to change their mascot (see Native American mascot controversy), but to keep the "Redmen" name.

Extracurricular activities and clubs

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.


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