Formed in 1986 through the amalgamation of Glenlyon School and Norfolk House, Glenlyon Norfolk School is one of western Canada’s premier university preparatory day schools.
Located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, the institution has history dating back to the early 1900s and celebrated 100 years of education in 2013.
Today the school is made up of the Beach Drive Campus and the Pemberton Woods Campus. The Beach Drive Campus serves students from Junior Kindergarten ages to Grade Five and was originally reserved only for boys until 2003 when the campus welcomed female students for the first time.
The Pemberton Woods Campus, on the other hand, services students from Grade 6 through to Grade 12. While each campus has its own principal, the entire school is administered by the Head of School, Dr. Glenn Zederayko.
In addition to being ranked by the Fraser Institute as #7 of 294 British Columbia Secondary Schools in 2016, Glenlyon Norfolk is bolstered by academic teams and clubs as well as their solid athletics programming. Home of the Gryphons, the school features three girls teams and three boys teams in field hockey, basketball, soccer and rugby.
As part of some recent upgrades to the gymnasium at the Pemberton Campus, our team was called upon to provide some upgraded equipment to keep pace with the growing student body and athletics programming.
Working closely with our Western Canadian partners at RecTec Industries, we were able to have a team of trusted partners on the ground in Victoria to ensure the project went according to plan.
As part of the upgrades, the school was looking for a solution for separating their gymnasium but were interested in something slightly different than what is typically found. When it comes to gym divider curtains, these massive dividers are usually designed using a mix of vinyl and mesh and can be customized with custom colours and logos.
Instead of the vinyl portion of the divider, the school asked us to design an all-mesh solution for dividing their gymnasium and the finished product really gives the gymnasium a unique look and feel.
While dividing play areas, the curtain still provides an inclusive environment for both organizers and participants.
In addition to the curtain, our team also installed a number of wall-mounted basketball systems inside the gymnasium.