The Glenlyon Norfolk School website uses cookies to ensure the best possible user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of these cookies.
Our School
Junior School


Physical Education

The Primary PE curriculum is designed to develop students’ spatial awareness, large and fine motor skills and general ability in a variety of settings and situations related to physical movement. 
Exploring various apparatus and equipment, the program challenges and enriches the students’ ability and fine-tune skills to increase coordination.

In the intermediate grades, the PE curriculum is designed to focus on the development, acquisition and improvement of one’s knowledge of games and skills from different categories of movement. Introductory game play and skills are explored through activities, fostering a strong foundation for future physical activity. A major focus is to promote teamwork and positive communication skills, as well as a program that challenges and enriches the student’s ability. Students acquire a knowledge base in fitness and principles for each activity. The PE program is intended to foster self-initiated participation in physical activities and the formulation of a healthy lifestyle.

Co-curricular Activities

The Junior School offers a very strong program of co-curricular activities that gives each student an opportunity take part in an athletic endeavour. 
There are specialist physical education programs taught within the timetable.

The athletic program of the Junior School, with its emphasis on team sports and individual performance, strives to teach the values of good health and physical conditioning, as well as those of team play, self-sacrifice, and sportsmanship. Each student (Grades 2 to 5) has an opportunity to participate at a level consistent with his/her age, strength and skill. Intra-mural as well as interschool opportunities are available to every student.

Outdoor Education and Field Trips

GNS has an integrated program of outdoor education and field trips which help enhance the inquiries made in the classroom. 
Each year, new skills and awareness are added to the student’s educational experience.

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.