A new playground was already included the school's future plans, but we need it more than ever now so we're fast-tracking it. Help us help kids play!
You and many others over the years have come together to help support some amazing projects on the Nanaimo Christian School campus! Next up: A new playground for elementary students. A playground was already included the school's future plans, but we need it more than ever now so we're fast-tracking it as part of our Building Campaign.
"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
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.
Above is a drawing of the structure, which will be located between Building A & Building C. (Some minor design changes are expected.)
Our goal is to raise as much as we can by December 31... $10,000 would be good, $20,000 would be great, but do you think $50,000 is possible? How amazing would this be! The total cost of the proposed playground equipment is about $100,000, not including installation. We hope to raise the total amount by December 2021.
Pray for the staff at NCS as they equip students to “achieve success in who God has called them to be.” Sign up.
Join the playground committee. Help with fundraising, communications and eventually the installation of the new playground equipment. 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 -- Consider donating to cover the cost of a playground item. Donate the use of your equipment for installation. Make a monthly pledge or one-time donation. Your gift will bring smiles for years to come! Donate here.
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. Donate here.
WHAT DOES A DOLLAR BUY?
Check out the NCS Playground Fundraiser web page for more info and estimated costs of playground equipment pieces.