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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 2023


Wednesday 1st February to Wednesday 6th April

Monday 24th April to Friday 30th June

Term 3
Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September

Term 4
Monday 9th October to Wednesday 13th December



Holidays During the Year

Waitangi Day - Mon 6th Feb 
Good Friday - 7th April
Easter Monday - 10th April
Easter Tuesday - 11th April

Anzac Day - Tues 25th April

King's Birthday - Monday 5th June

Matariki Day - Friday 14th June
(in school holidays)

Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day - Friday 20th October

Labour Day - Monday 23rd October


150th Celebrations Registration Form Here

What's happening at Norsewood and Districts' School?

Upcoming Events in November

Mon 4

Beach trip - whole school

4 Dec 2023

Thu 7

Community Consultation

7 Dec 2023

Wed 13

School prizegiving 5.30pm

13 Dec 2023

Thu 14

Last day of term—1.00 pm finish

14 Dec 2023

Latest Notices

Christmas Gifts of Joy
20 Nov 2023

Missed from gear list for senior camp was a pillow.  Please send a pillow with your student to camp today.

Issue 8 is Out Now
14 Nov 2023

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