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GNS Family Resource Centre

This page is designed to help our current parents easily find school resources and information. If you have suggestions for additional pieces of information, please email Please note, that some of these resources may require logging in to our Blackbaud student information system.

Report an Absence

If your child is going to be absent or late, please send the information to the appropriate contact:

School Lunch Program

GNS is pleased to artner with Dana Hospitality to offer a lunch program to students every day of the week at both campuses. A four-week menu is posted online to show what is available for ordering. The pre-order menu and the ability to load funds to your child’s account are done through your My School Account. The cut-off time to order for the following week is Sunday night at 9 p.m.

List of 3 items.

  • Available to the Junior School:

    • 5-day a Week Pre-order Menu - Note for Kindergarten: Please do not place orders for Fridays as your child will be at Nature School. A packed lunch from home is required.
  • Available to the Middle School:

    • Students eat in rotation between grade homeforms and the Dining Hall. The rotation schedule is available on the Blackbaud Calendar.
    • 5-day a Week Pre-order Menu - If eating in your homeform that day you must pre-order food to have it sent to your homeform classroom.
    • Full Dining Hall Options with pre-loaded account - If eating in Dining Hall you have the option to purchase items from the many options available. Along with our main entrée, there will be grab-and-go sections that offer things like wraps, snack boxes, sandwiches and samosas. To be able to buy these items, students will need to have funds pre-loaded into their account which they can access with their swipe cards.
  • Available to the Senior School:

    • 5-day a Week Pre-order Menu - You may choose to pre-order the daily entrée, snack and treat each week so that you know what your student is eating.
    • Full Dining Hall Options with a pre-loaded account - You have the option to purchase items from the many options available. Along with our main entrée, there will be grab-and-go sections that offer things like wraps, snack boxes, sandwiches and samosas. To be able to buy these items, students will need to have funds pre-loaded into their account which they can access with their swipe cards.


Myki Engelland
Lunch Program Coordinator

Parents' Auxiliary Community

All parents, grandparents, and guardians of students attending GNS are automatically members of the Parents’ Auxiliary Community (PAC). Our community is strongest when we support one another. Together we can do so much to support, nurture and provide an amazing learning environment for all GNS students.

PAC Initiatives

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  • Lunch Program

    Parent volunteers have the opportunity to work on both campuses to help with the distribution of lunches. Jill Marriette coordinates the volunteers at the Pemberton Woods Campus and Julita Traylen coordinates the volunteers at the Beach Drive Campus. Interested parents are asked to commit to a time slot on a two-week rotation, and find their own replacement if a conflict arises. Please email or, if you would be willing to assist with serving lunches.
  • Loyalty Programs

    Pepper’s Foods

    The “Best” Grocery Store in BC and in Canada (2015 and 2016) is locally-owned and in our backyard in Cadboro Bay Village! Peppers Foods offers and provides locally and ethically sourced produce to the community. Peppers Foods has been a long-standing proud supporter of GNS by donating 5% of your purchase to the school! It’s very easy to do:
    1. Before you make your purchase, ask for a gift card at the checkout and tell the cashier it is for “GNS”.
    2. You can keep the gift card and reload it as many times as you like.
    3. Let the cashier know that you are with GNS!
    Pepper’s also offers delivery. Click on this Pepper’s link and let them know you are with GNS when you complete your order.

    Cobs Bread Oak Bay

    Fresh, handcrafted bread and treats are what Cobs Bread is known for in the community. Say you are with GNS and 5% of the sale will be donated to the Parents’ Auxiliary.

    Slater's First Class Meats

    Slater’s Meats takes great pride in supporting the local economy, that is why we offer a wide variety of products which are locally produced, from fine cheeses and sauces to cured meats and fresh cuts. We are also proud to support the local GNS community! Come and say “I'm from GNS!” and 5% of your purchase will go towards the GNS Loyalty Program. We are open 5 days a week, Tuesday to Saturday (9-5). Closed Sundays and Mondays. We are located at 2577 Cadboro Bay Road. Call (250) 592-0823 or visit us on Facebook and

    Ottavio Italian Barely & Delicatessen

    Ottavio is a place that was thought up as somewhere charming one would like to stumble across in some city or neighbourhood while visiting. Where locals get their bread, cheese and espresso since 1997. Ottavio has become a community meeting place – a little touch of Europe on this side of the Atlantic!
    Ottavio has agreed to work with the GNS Loyalty Program and is offering gift cards for the GNS community. 5% of all purchases from the gift cards will be donated to PAC!

    Avenue Barber

    Avenue Barber is located on Oak Bay Avenue next to Cobs Bread in the heart of Oak Bay Village.  We value our community and want to be an active part of it. As such, we are happy to offer our support to the GNS community donating 5% of all haircuts when you say “I’m from GNS!” We’re a friendly and welcoming shop offering a culmination of 40 years experience cutting hair. We provide excellent cuts at reasonable prices. We also feature a selection of Layrite products.

    Book now for an appointment on our website or call 778-440-2174!  Drop-ins are also welcome.

    Bark, Bath and Beyond

    Take your pooch to Bark Bath and Beyond Pet Store and Dog Grooming at 2041 Oak Bay Ave for a clean-up and shop while you are there. Bark Bath and Beyond donates 5% of your purchase to GNS (just say you support GNS)! We have quality pet foods, treats and supplements; eco-friendly pet accessories and gear. And that's not all—pamper your dog with the ultimate relaxing effects provided by the hydro-surge bathing massage system! You’re pet never had it this good of a shopping experience! Visit the Bark, Bath and Beyond link to learn more!

    Mabel’s Labels

    This is a company with all types of labels that are colourful, indestructible, easy-to-use and fun! Iron-ons, Stickies, Bag Tags, Allergy Alert labels and more! Personalize your labels with names, nicknames, and initials—whatever you choose. Cool icons help even little ones identify their own belongings. Dishwasher, microwave, laundry and kid tested!

    Go to, type in "Glenlyon Norfolk School", and 20% of every purchase made will be raised for GNS!


    Move Well & Stay Well with help from experienced physiotherapists Ross & Christine Baines at PhysioPlus. PhysioPlus will donate 5% of fees spent by GNS students and their immediate family to the GNS Loyalty Program.

    You can find us at Savoy Professional Offices
    #103 777 Blanshard St (cnr Fairfield)
    Victoria V8W 2G9
    Tel 250-220-7205

    Finn & Izzy

    A boutique-style store in Oak Bay Village providing a variety of items for infants to age 12 including clothing, shoes, toys, books, baby essentials and more. Finn & Izzy supports GNS by donating $5 of the sale of each regularly priced pair of shoes valued at $50 or more. Finn & Izzy is located at 2259 Oak Bay Avenue.

    The Soap Exchange

    The Soap Exchange provides families like yours earth-friendly alternatives to everyday cleaning and personal care products, including many dye- and scent-free options. Mention GNS at the till and The Soap Exchange will donate 10% of your before-tax total (paper products are calculated at 50% of their before-tax total).

    Visit the Soap Exchange Victoria at 1393 Hillside (at Cedar Hill Road) seven days a week: Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from noon to 4 pm. Browse their collection of 100% Canadian-made biodegradable cleaning products, including laundry and dish detergent, hand and body wash, all-purpose cleaner, stain removers, and skincare.

    “Victoria’s greener cleaner store” is a refillery. Bring your own clean and dry containers to fill with your favorite products, or take them home in refillable bulk packaging. Find out more at, call them at 250-475-0033, or stop in for a chat and a look around.

    Gryphon Door

    When you need uniform pieces, think USED. 100% of every dollar you spend on used uniforms goes back to the GNS Parents’ Auxiliary.
    And DONATE clean and gently worn pieces back to the Gryphon Door. Every time you donate your gently used uniforms, you help our school!
    Keep the circle of giving going!
  • The Gryphon Door Used Uniform Sales

    The Used Uniform Shop is located within the GNS uniform store, The Gryphon Door, to the right once you have entered. Parents, along with significant help from the Gryphon Door, collect and maintain a supply of used uniform items for resale. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of used items goes to the GNS Parents’ Auxiliary! Kindly donate any CLEAN items in good condition that you no longer need, back to the uniform store.

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.