Parents' Auxiliary

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The GNS Parents' Auxiliary provides a social support for GNS families with special emphasis on integrating new families as well as providing support for faculty and staff. The Auxiliary is committed to the education, and the recreational and cultural enrichment of our children.

The Auxiliary promotes the involvement of as many parents as possible in our school community and the Auxiliary supports our school by raising funds for discretionary items, in consultation with administration and staff.

As President of the GNS Parents’ Auxiliary, I encourage you to connect with me via We invite you to make the most of your GNS experience by attending our Auxiliary meetings, which will be held once a term this year. We also strongly encourage you to volunteer at school functions and to join us for social events (see the list below).

Kind regards,
Sarah Emslie, President

Volunteer Opportunities

The following opportunities are available to GNS parents and/or guardians and are organized by the GNS Parents’ Auxiliary. Before each event, look for broadcasts asking for volunteers; or, proactively, go to our Google.doc Sign-up Sheet and volunteer now!

Welcome Back Picnic – Wednesday, September 13

Volunteers Required: Approximately 35
Time Required: Variable

Volunteers are required to run event committee and to solicit volunteers. A further group of volunteers is required as follows:

  • Food – 12
  • Set up – 8
  • Clean up – 8
  • Ticket sales at event – 4

The Committee shall liaise on a regular basis with the President and Executive.

GNS PAux Meeting Refreshment Coordinators

Volunteers Required: 2-3
Frequency: One meeting per term plus AGM in June

PAux meetings will be held each term this school year. Volunteers are required to liaise with the school to ensure coffee making facilities are set up. Volunteers also pre-order fruit and light snacks for the meeting as well as plating and serving them at meetings. Volunteers are reimbursed from PAux funds upon presentation of receipts.

Holiday Party

Volunteers Required: Committee Chair plus 3-4 committee members

Volunteers are required to design invitation, co-ordinate with owner of venue, apply for liquor licence, engage caterer, organize equipment rentals, manage RSVP’s etc. The Party Committee shall liaise on a regular basis with the President and Executive.

Annual House Party

GNS House Party 2018

Volunteers needed to assist with the online auction: please contact Lisa Saklas at if you can offer help.

Get your tickets now! Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Union Club. Tickets go on sale on February 5 via Eventbrite

For info contact: Lisa Saklas, Geoff Carrow, Linnea Turnquist or Sarah Emslie

Staff Appreciation Luncheons

Volunteers Required: Numerous!

Volunteers are requested to liaise with designated school liaison to help with set up, flowers, food donations, beverage donations, serving, set up and clean up.


All parents and guardians of students attending GNS are automatically members of the Auxiliary and they are encouraged to get involved in the school community.

The mission of the Glenlyon Norfolk School Parents' Auxiliary is to create an inviting environment, which promotes friendship and volunteerism while raising funds for discretionary items, in consultation with administration and staff.

General meetings are held once a term. Dates and times are listed in the School Calendar and announced at the beginning of the year.

Meeting Minutes

Below are copies of the minutes from recent Parents' Auxiliary meetings.