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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norway School No. 1536 / Norway School No. 2 / Maple School No. 2313 / Waldheim School (Waldheim Colony, Municipality of Cartier)

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District-Principals (Norway Schools) | Teachers (Norway School No. 2) | Principals (Maple School / Waldheim School) | Teachers (Maple School / Waldheim School) | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The Norway School District was organized formally in 1910 and a one-room schoolhouse operated in the Municipality of Cartier. In 1935, it established this second school building, known as Norway School #2, located at the Waldheim Hutterite Colony within SE29-10-3 West of the Prime Meridian. By the 1940s, the building used was deemed unfit for service and a new schoolhouse built in 1945

In February 1949, this school separated from Norway School District and formally established the Maple School District No. 2313, re-using the Maple School District name previously discontinued in 1913. Its catchment became part of the White Horse Plain School Division in April 1967 and the school was renamed Waldheim School in 1969. It was consolidated in 2001 into the Prairie Rose School Division, though by that time known as Waldheim Colony School.

District Principals (Norway Schools)


District Principal


see Norway School No. 1

Teachers (Norway School No. 2)

Among the teachers of Norway School No. 2 were Clemence M. L. Aquin (Fall 1935 - pt Spring 1937 & Fall 1941 - pt Spring 1942), Ellen Ann Bate (pt Spring 1937), Bernadette S. Coulombe (Fall 1937 - Spring 1938), William Alexander Dueck (Fall 1938 - Spring 1939), Mary Hildegard Friesen (Fall 1939 - Spring 1941), Mary Isabelle Emond (pt Spring 1942), Mary Ethel Goertzen (Fall 1942 - Spring 1943), Helen G. Krause (Fall 1943 - Spring 1944), Helen Esther Peters (Fall 1944 - Spring 1945), Sally Penner (September-? 1945), Elsie Vogt (?-December 1945 & Spring 1946), Lydia Hamm (Fall 1946 - Spring 1947), Alaster Friesen (Fall 1947 - Spring 1948), and Helen Paetkau (Fall 1948 - January 1949).

Principals (Maple School / Waldheim School)




Evangelor? Cheropoulos


Leonard Neufeld


Bernard Dyck Klippenstein


Austin Stephen Miller


Raymond Kenneth McClelland


Nadia Julia Yakielashek


Earl Stanley Stopera

Teachers (Maple School / Waldheim School)

Among the teachers of Maple School were Helen Paetkau (February-June 1949), Dorothy Freida Edith Hapke (Fall 1949 - Spring 1950), Gertrude Genevieve Driedger (Fall 1950 - Spring 1951), Keith J. Huss (Fall 1951 - Spring 1952), Bessie Elsie Rutherford (Fall 1952 - Spring 1954), Mary Charlotte McLachlan (Fall 1954 - Spring 1955), Jacob “Jake” Wiebe (Fall 1955 - Spring 1957), Harvey Doell (Fall 1957 - Spring 1958), and Helen Unrau (Fall 1958 - Spring 1959), Leonard Neufeld (Fall 1959 - Spring 1962). I. Yarmie (September - pt December 1962), Cyril Keeper (pt December 1962), and Charles J. Marentelle (January-June 1963).




Athena Cheropoulos (grades 1-2, January-June), Evangelor? Cheropoulos (grades 3-8, January-June), Adeline Cochrane (grades 1-9, September-December)


Frances Pearl Lofto (grades 1-3), Leonard Neufeld (grades 4-8)


Bernard Dyck Klippenstein (grades 4-9), Sara Victoria Klippenstein (grades 1-3)


Austin Stephen Miller (grades 4-9), Gillian Primrose Miller (grades 1-3)


Sharon Janet Geswin (grades 1-3, pt October - June), Austin Stephen Miller (grades 4-9), Gillian Primrose Miller (grades 1-3, August - pt October)


Henriette Elizabeth McClelland (grades 1-3), Raymond Kenneth McClelland (grades 4-9)


Henriette Elizabeth McClelland (grades 1-4), Raymond Kenneth McClelland (grades 5-9)


Marie Anne Desrosiers (grades 1-3), Nadia Julia Yakielashek (grades 4-7)


Rosemarie Campbell (grades 1-4), Earl Stanley Stopera (grades 5-8)


Earl Stanley Stopera (grades 4-9), Myra Anne Wistoski (grades 1-3)


Earl Stanley Stopera (grades 4-9), Myra Anne Wistoski (grades 1-3)


Earl Stanley Stopera (grades 1-8)


Earl Stanley Stopera (grades 1-9)


Earl Stanley Stopera (grades 1-9)


Earl Stanley Stopera (grades 1-8)


Earl Stanley Stopera (grades 1-7)


Earl Stanley Stopera (grades 1-8)

Hutterian Colony Schools Principals




Bonnie Ammeter [via the Elie Resource Centre]

Photos & Coordinates

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.85762, W97.82948
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Maple School No. 584 (Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norway School No. 1536 / Norway School No. 1 (Municipality of Cartier)


Board of Education registers (A 0050), GR7643, Archives of Manitoba.

Summative half-yearly returns for school districts (A 0051), GR0571, Archives of Manitoba.

School division and school district formation files (E 0027), Maple School District No. 2313, GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Treasures of Time: The Rural Municipality of Cartier, 1914-1984. Rural Municipality of Cartier, 1985. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.C37.

“White Horse Plain School Division #20,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 January 2002, page D9.

“Prairie Rose School Division,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 August 2002, page G9.

“Prairie Rose School Division,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 October 2008, page G17.

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 31 March 2023

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