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Annual Appeal

Donations to the Annual Appeal from families and staff, both current and former, as well as alumni, have created a vibrant culture of philanthropy at GNS and supported our school in many different ways.
The Annual Appeal is a vital part of the WONDER Campaign. WONDER will power the most extensive facilities renewal GNS has undertaken in our century-old history. We will transform the learning experience of all current and future students with new spaces and the tools needed to enhance our exceptional teaching and learning.

You can choose to support our campus transformation at Beach Drive or Pemberton Woods, or make a donation to General Campus Transformation for the whole school. Or your gift can go directly to programs (such as Band, Choir, Outdoor Education, individual sports), Financial Aid, or the area of greatest need.

To be part of the 2021/2022 Annual Appeal you can:

  1. Make your Donation Online, or
  2. Contact the Advancement Office (250.370.6801 or to discuss your options.

What can YOU support?

Gryphon Leaderboard

Check out the breakdown of participation to date in this year's annual fund by current parents! For families with children in more than one grade, both grades are credited with participation. Who will win the Gryphon Leaderboard challenge? Will your grade reach 100%? Check back weekly for updates!
Grade Class of # of Families # Donated % Donated
First Steps 2036 15 7 47%
JK 2035 29 14 48%
Kindergarten 2034 38 16 42%
Grade 1 2033 31 17 55%
Grade 2 2032 36 17 47%
Grade 3 2031 37 14 38%
Grade 4 2030 41 17 44%
Grade 5 2029 41 18 44%
Grade 6 2028 49 22 45%
Grade 7 2027 51 21 41%
Grade 8 2026 56 18 32%
Grade 9 2025 77 40 52%
Grade 10 2024 80 26 33%
Grade 11 2023 70 24 34%
Grade 12 2022 48 20 42%

Double Zero Campaign

Thanks to a generous donor, gifts made from today until the end of the year will be matched up to $10,000! The more families that donate to the GNS Annual Fund, the more money we raise for our kids. Yours and mine. And YOU decide what to support…
Participation Rate Donation
54% in 2020 54 + 00 = 5400
100% in 2022 100 + 00 = 10000

Fast Facts: Did you know?

  • The Annual Appeal is the school’s yearly outreach to the entire GNS community (current and former parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends) for donations that support teaching and learning enhancements.
  • Donations are a vital component of our funding at GNS. Tuition and government funds only pay for salaries and general operations. All of our facilities, facility refurbishments, major equipment, bursaries, scholarships and other enhancements come from our donors. Without donors, there is no GNS!
  • Every gift is important, every gift is welcome and every gift makes a difference. Large or small, we need you!
  • This year, the focus of the Annual Appeal is the transformation of the Grade 6, 7 and 8 learning spaces and classrooms in the Brooks and Main buildings. But, did you know that you can give to any aspect of the school that you are passionate about? Facilities, equipment, bursaries, scholarships and many programs are supported by our families. Have a question about something you would like to support? Get in touch with Mary Anne Marchildon ( or Ross Marsh (
  • All donations are tax receiptable. If you would benefit from a tax receipt for IRS/US income purposes, please get in touch with us as that can be arranged.

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.