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Our School

Junior School

Welcome to the Beach Drive Campus! Located on the oceanfront in a unique mixture of state-of-the-art and heritage buildings, our Junior School is a wonderful example of the best of learning in action.
Being the Junior School Principal at Glenlyon Norfolk School is indeed the opportunity of a lifetime. I first visited the Beach Campus while attending a CAIS Conference in the spring of 2014 where I witnessed firsthand an institution deeply committed to education, progressive thinking, and compassion. From children exploring the beach, to the energy within the school, to the calibre of the IB Primary Years Programme and the faculty, GNS completely aligned with my philosophy for education, and a desire to one day work here was sparked. And today, as you read my welcome message online, that dream has come true.
Your decision to consider Glenlyon Norfolk School and entrust us with your child’s education is an important one. At GNS, we focus on the power of caring relationships to instil a love for learning and on building a strong academic foundation using inquiry so that our students feel that they are valued and contributing members of our community. They learn to be advocates for their learning and are empowered to make a difference. As you explore this website and visit our school, I hope that you note our ability to inspire academic excellence and confidence, and to develop character in our students through rich learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
There is a wonderful feeling at the Beach Campus that is often described as magical. That magic is a result of the true joy that is experienced by adults and children alike as we play, learn, work and grow together. It is the magic felt from a sense of belonging and a desire to always do one’s best through truth and courage.
I look forward to meeting you and working as a team to help your child’s dreams come true, too!
Crystal Shea
Principal, Junior School
    • Crystal Shea, Principal, Junior School

Glenlyon Norfolk School

Junior School (JK to Grade 5)

Middle (Grade 6 to 8) and Senior (Grade 9 to 12) Schools

We wish to acknowledge and respect the Lekwungen-Speaking Peoples on whose traditional territory we stand, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and Wsáneć Peoples whose historical relationships with the land, where we live, work, play and learn, continue to this day.