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Our School
Middle School


Physical and Health Education

GNS upholds the priority of physical education (PE) in our students’ schooling, not only as a way to encourage kids to be active today, but to encourage them to stay active long after their required Physical and Health Education classes come to an end.
We believe the best way to set our students on a lifelong journey of health is to teach them why fitness is important. In addition to getting our students outside, playing various sports and participating in a wide-range of fitness activities, they learn about diet and nutrition, and what it means to have a healthy lifestyle.

The focus on wellness contributes to a positive learning space with an emphasis on participation and sportsmanship, not competition. Accordingly, both the confidence and skill level of our students grow as they help each other achieve athletic and fitness goals in a fun, supportive environment.

Co-curricular Athletics

Expanding on the opportunities available at the Junior School, our Middle School co-curricular athletics program offers soccer, basketball, volleyball, rugby, cross-country running, badminton and track teams.
The teams participate in citywide competitions and some in out-of-town tournaments, like the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) soccer tournament.

Following policies outlined by the Lower Island Middle School Sports Association (LIMSSA), all students who show an interest in playing are included on teams; however, on occasion, two teams, one competitive and one recreational, will be created to challenge more experienced players and allow beginners to grow their skills in a competitive setting.

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 Straits Salish Peoples on whose traditional territory we gather. Specifically, we recognize the Lekwungen Peoples known today as the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land where we live, work, play and learn continue to this day.