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Welcome to Norsewood & Districts' School

We have a proud history of achievement, sporting success and community involvement.  We have a strong focus on Literacy and Mathematics, as well as providing many opportunities for our children to participate in sporting and cultural activities.

Norsewood and Districts is a rural, co-educational, full primary school with students drawn from the catchment area of Te Uri, Ormondville, Whetukura, Makotuku, Matamau and Norsewood districts. We are situated approximately 20 kilometres North of Dannevirke in a dairy, beef and sheep farming area.

Norsewood School was established in 1873 and became a merged school in 2004. The school has a proud Scandinavian heritage and participates in Norway Constitution Day celebrations each year.

Term Dates 2024


Monday 5th February to Friday 12th April

Monday 29th April to Friday 5th July

Term 3
Monday 22nd July to Friday 27th September

Term 4
Monday 14th October to Thursday 19th December



Holidays During the Year

Waitangi Day - Tuesday 6th February
Good Friday - Friday 29th March
Easter Monday - Monday 1st April
Easter Tuesday - Tuesday 2nd April

Anzac Day - Thursday 25th April

King's Birthday - Monday 3rd June

Matariki Day - Friday 28th June

Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day - Friday 25th October

Labour Day - Monday 23th October



What's happening at Norsewood and Districts' School?

Upcoming Events in May

Fri 31


31 May 2024

Fri 31


31 May 2024

Latest Notices

22 May 2024


Unfortunately, due to lack of car booster seats, the scheduled trip for Rimu to the town library this morning, has had to be cancelled.

It is imperative for the safety of our students that they travel with appropriate car seats or booster seats.

We will participate in the library activity at school via Zoom. 

Thank you to the parents who offered transport and supervision for this event. We appreciate your time and commitment to provide learning opportunities outside of the school. 

We sincerely apologise for the late notice and inconvenience to parents.

Nga mihi

Ripper Rugby
21 May 2024

Postponement of the Hawkes Bay Rugby 

Dannevirke Rippa Tournament

We have been notified of the postponement of the Dannevirke Rippa Rugby Day. Due to prevailing weather conditions this rugby tournament will be held on Monday 27 May 2024.

Thank you for the parents that have provided transport and supervision. Without your assistance, we would be unable to participate in this local sporting event.

This is a brilliant opportunity for our Years three to eight. Our Years 7/8 team will be combining with Weber School. 

Students will require rugby shorts, mouth guard, lunch, snacks, water

We will meet at school to organise transport. 

The games start at 9.30 am at Coronation Park in Dannevirke and finish at approx. 2.00pm

Team Information:

·         These are Mixed teams!

·         Teams are 7 aside, with 3 girls needing to be on the pitch at all times. 

·         All players play in bare feet.

·         We will have our own First Aid kit for our teams. Please ensure your child brings their own named inhaler if required

·         Photo/video may be taken during the competition and used for promotional purposes by Hawkes Bay Rugby.

·         Any injuries sustained on the day are the responsibility of the school or individual.


Please contact Koka Hiraina if you require further information.


Mihi nui,

17 May 2024

Notice for our amazing Scandi Troupe.  Please be at school by 9.30 on Sunday morning not 9am as previously stated.  We will be finished by 11.30.

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