Choices: Meet Some Members of the GNS Community

Truth. Courage. Caring. Individuality. Community.

These five words form the core of the Glenlyon Norfolk School experience. GNS challenges young minds with a first-class academic experience complemented by extensive exposure to artistic, athletic and service opportunities. Every GNS student is an IB student, even if they choose not to complete the Diploma Programme, and each graduate departs the school equipped with the skills required to find great success in their post-secondary studies, their careers and their lives. The GNS difference is our people. The relationships forged between students and teachers who know them and care about them as individuals set us apart and make our great school truly exceptional.

ISOBEL SWEENEY '18
University of Victoria, Victoria

Bella joined us in Kindergarten and over the years has made a name for herself as a rower and a scientist.

LUCAS DARKE '18
Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Victoria

Lucas attended GNS for 14 years. In Grade 12, he was a prefect and was the co-winner of the Penn Family Shield for Sportsmanship.

MARISSA SMITHSON '18
University of King's College, Halifax

Marissa moved to GNS in Grade 6 and made her mark in our performing arts program as an actor and singer.

SARAH MCLEOD
Junior School Teacher-Librarian

Sarah has worked with GNS for 2 years and been a parent at the school for 6 years.

ROBERT MARTHALLER
Head of Language & Literature

Rob has worked with GNS for 5 years.

REBECCA NIELSON
Head of Individuals & Societies, and Senior School Teacher-Librarian

Rebecca has worked for GNS for 11 years and been a school parent for 2 years.

KRISTOPHER NEILSON '18
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Joining us in JK, Kristopher has been involved in a wide range of activities including soccer, basketball and drama, but it was in the realm of debate that he really found his place.

BELLA SZWENDER '18
Carleton University, Ottawa

Our Fine Arts Prefect came to GNS in Grade 9 and developed strong friendships through her experiences in rowing, choir and theatre and in Grade 12, rugby.

ANGUS SILVER '18
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Angus, our Head Boy, returned to GNS in Grade 5 and has built himself a reputation as a brilliant actor and filmmaker.

GAVIN BOWERS
Junior School Assistant Principal

Gavin has been with GNS for 28 years and loved every minute of it.

LEAH HALL
French and Physical & Health Education teacher

Leah has been with GNS for 9 years.

DUNCAN BRICE
Senior School Co-Director of Athletics, Physical & Health Education teacher and Director of Daily Planning

Duncan has been with GNS for 20 years and been a school parent for 4 years.

ELLA CHAN '18
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Our Ambassador Prefect didn't join GNS until Grade 10, but having attended other IB schools she knew it would be a good fit.

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