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Last updated on Friday, September 01, 2017.

Bell Times

8:55 AM - 3:15 PM

French Immersion

French Immersion is available.


EQAO Results

Child Care

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Michelle Rodney Bartalos - 905.575.9808 | Email Michelle Rodney Bartalos


Chantel La Croix (.5)


Paul Denomme - 905.527.5092 x 2304 | E-mail Paul Denomme


Dawn Danko - 289.775.0269 | E-mail Dawn Danko

School Council Chairs

  • TBD

Administrative Office Staff

Mme Julie Finlay, Mme Annie Beattie

Our School

Norwood Park is a unique, highly successful single track Grade 1 – Grade 8 French Immersion School located near Upper James and Mohawk Road. This year we have 488 students and over 33 teaching and support staff. Our school offers a stimulating bilingual programme in a diverse learning environment. There is an emphasis on developing character with a focus on academic achievement and the development of positive social skills through a strong extra curricular programme in the arts, sports and charitable activities.


A future in which all students achieve their full potential in a bilingual, diverse and safe environment.


  • Educate our students to become lifelong learners and to seek creative and challenging opportunities.
  • Encourage acceptance of cultural diversity.
  • Provide a stimulating bilingual environment.
  • Provide an inviting and inclusive learning environment.
  • Provide a positive, respectful learning environment for all school members.

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • Weekly/Monthly review of student progress: Interventions for At Risk students in Math/Reading/Writing in two languages for all divisions.
  • Continuous use of data to identify at risk students: Assessments EQAO, DRA/GB+, Cat 3, Casi, EQAO Interval Data, Classroom Assessments.
  • Students supported in two Languages with bilingual Resource Teachers
  • Cross graded Enrichment Group.
  • Booster Reading Club
  • Transition support/activities for Gr. 8.
  • Believe In Achieving Student Recognition Awards
  • Win it Assemblies

Program Highlights

  • Implementation of Seven Correlates of Effective Schools.
  • Implementation of Balanced Literacy and Reading and Writing Processes
  • Junior and Intermediate Involvement in Concours at School and Bd. Level
  • Emphasis on Character Development with school wide focus on one
  • attribute each month: Celebration of  Student Success, Believe In Achieving Awards
  • Support of diversity and equity in a bilingual environment.
  • Development of Professional Learning Communities to support student achievement


  • ScienceClub
  • ArtClub
  • Mad Science, Flexx Sports
  • Checkers Club
  • Booster Reading Club
  • Year Book Club, Grad Club
  • Recycling, Chip Sales
  • Step Dancers, Office Helpers, Library Helpers, Morning Announcers

Before/After School Program or Activities

  • Music :Concert Band, Primary,Junior /Senior Choirs,
  • Recorder Group
  • Sport Teams: Cross Country ,Track and Field,
  • Three Pitch Softball, Basketball, Volleyball
  • Sports: Intramural Programme  Gr.1 to Gr. 8
  • After School Homework Progarmme
  • YMCA before and after school Programmes
  • Peer Mediators
  • St. Donat Ski Trip Gr. 7 and 8
  • Strings Programme
  • Norwood Leaders: Athletics, Fundraising Activities, Multi Cultural Events
    Book Fairs, Curriculum Night, French Café, Concerts

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

  • Professional Learning Communities – Structures and processes created so teams can meet to set SMART GOALS in Literacy/Math/ French Oral Skills
  • Expansion of Leveled Book room to include Junior/Intermediate
  • Implementation of Balanced Literacy in all grades(Weekly, Shared, Modeled, Guided, Independent)and Reading and Writing Processes
  • Continued use and implementation of Reading and Writing Posters and Write Traits in English and French to support Balanced Literacy
  • Reading Comprehension strategies implemented in all grades
  • Implementation of Text and Writing forms by Grade levels
  • School wide home reading programme in French and English
  • Review of Math Manipulatives (Find new ways of incorporating manipulatives into the programme) Continued implementation of school wide math text.
  • Problem of the Week in Math in all classrooms (Focus on common language to communicate mathematical thinking)
  • Staff in-services assisted by Literacy Coach, Direction Team and Programme Effectiveness Consultants Re: Assessment and Effective Instructional Practices in Balanced Literacy and Communication in Math (Use of EQAO data )
  • Curriculum Night for Parents

Environment Focus

  • Focus on 3 R’s: Respect Responsibility and Results
  • Character Development: School wide focus on monthly attributes :Character Counts
  • School wide Anti Bullying Initiative.
  • Revision of Code of Conduct.
  • Increase parental participation and understanding of school’s programme, initiatives, goals and expectations through “Together We’re Better Sessions”
  • Parental Involvement Group Activities
  • Monthly Assemblies to celebrate Student Success
  • Intermediate Leadership Roles: Lunch Room Monitors, Norwood Leaders
  • Anti Bullying, Peer Mediation, Equity Committees
  • Continue to implement Ron Moorish 10 Skills for all Students
  • Black History Events, Participation in MLK Celebration at Hamilton Place
  • Guest Speakers Presentations Re: Bullying, Literacy
  • Diversity Celebrations, Days Of Significance
  • Charitable Events to promote Global Citizenship

Parent & Community Involvement


  • Partners with YMCA
  • Community volunteers in classrooms
  • Canadian Parents for French
  • Secondary Co op Programmes
  • Charities: Terry Fox Run, Jump Rope for Heart, Free the Children –Adopt a Village , Good Shepherd , Partnered with Stinson School
  • Brock University Teacher Internship
  • Hamilton Wentworth  Fire Department
  • Hamilton Wentworth  Police Services
  • Public Health
  • Hamilton Public Library


  • Active and highly involved School Council. Parental involvement is encouraged and supported, as we know it is one of the most significant factors in a child’s success at school.
  • Parental Involvement  Group Activities
  • Regular communication to our parents through monthly staff and classroom newsletters and monthly School Council Summaries
  • School Council works collaboratively with staff on school initiatives: French Café, Curriculum Night, FI SK information Night, Beautification, Events and Promotion of FI
  • Parents are involved in volunteering in classrooms, trips, school library and school initiatives.
  • Development of strong school and family partnership with a focus on achievement and character development through regular   communication, newsletters, agendas, consistent homework expectations.
  • Together We’re Better Sessions provide progarmme information for parents. High attendance and support from our parents at all events.
  • Parent involvement on Anti Bullying, Fundraising and Equity Committees.
  • Parental Resource Materials available for Parents in School Library
  • Support School Council’s Implementation of Ministry Grant to Enhance Communication