Thanks to you we reached our $100,000 playground goal!
You are making a tremendous difference in kids' lives
You and many others over the years have come together to help support some amazing projects on the Nanaimo Christian School campus! In 2020-21 it was a new playground. Fundraising began in November 2020, and what we figured would be a two-year endeavour actually became reality in only nine months. See photos of the installation.
Thank you for making it possible! Yes, the 2020 spring auction and Virtual Comedy Night along with the donations that followed that weekend brought us to our $100,000 goal. Watch video.
WHY NOW? Student enrolment has doubled since we added our last playground. Students are spending as much time as possible learning and playing outside during the pandemic. And, far beyond the pandemic, a playground will help support their learning and well being.
LATEST PLANS: Below are drawings of the structure, which will be located between Building A & Building C. (Some minor design changes are expected.)
THE GOAL: The total cost of the playground equipment is about $100,000, not including installation. We hoped to raise the total amount by Dec. 2021.
PROGRESS STATUS: $100,000 raised as of May 3, 2021! Thank you! See video.
WEST SIDE (facing Bldg. A)
EAST SIDE (facing Bldg. C)
Pray for the staff at NCS as they equip students to “achieve success in who God has called them to be.” Sign up.
Help install the new playground the week of August 16, 2021. Donate or serve/clean up commercially prepared food for the volunteers. Sign up.
Send us your story of God at work at NCS so we can share it and encourage NCS families, staff and potential donors. Submit a story.
Give the gift of play.
Share your blessings. Donate the use of your equipment for the playground installation. Donate commercially prepared food for our installation volunteers.
Support COVID tuition relief.
Tuition assistance also continues to be a significant need for many NCS families. Is God leading you to bless another family in this way? Donate to help make Christian education possible for a student who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend NCS.
“Unstructured play has been shown to promote cognitive skills development (attention, concentration, ability to stay on task, and memory) and improve behaviour in class.”
-- Canadian Public Health Association’s 2019 Children’s Unstructured Play Report
“Kids RUN out the doors come recess time and the sounds of laughter can most certainly be heard. One thing we hear often is that we don't have ‘enough’ equipment and see tears about waiting for a turn on the swings or slide the ‘whole’ recess.”
Cheryl Van Zyl, Elementary School Director of Learning & Grade 3-5 Teacher