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4th Annual Appeal — Building our Bridge to the Future together

I write amidst the most challenging time in Island Pacific School’s 25 year history. IPS has thrived for 25 years because of the hard work, dedication and donations of our families and our exceptional staff.

Prior to spring break, we were readying for the creation of Distance Learning (DL) Plan 1.0. Faculty and staff worked tirelessly together with parents to completely redesign our teaching model in a matter of days, ensuring we continue to provide the exceptional learning opportunities we are known for.

Barely skipping a beat, we had DL 1.0 launched within two days of returning from spring break, did a comprehensive review two weeks later based on parent surveys and feedback, then launched DL 2.0 on April 27th. As our health and education experts issued rapidly evolving protocols and procedures, we interpreted and implemented them. On June 1st we opened our doors to the new reality of bi-modal learning, now continuing with our DL program in conjunction with in-school programming. We welcomed 90% of our students back to school, compared to an average of most other schools seeing a return of approximately 30% of students. A testament to the confidence our families have in us!

Visit our Distance Learning page here to see what we’re up to!

Compared to most schools, we are nimble and agile — our small size allowing us to be superheroes in this world of turmoil and constant change.

These are unprecedented times and everyone has been disrupted by this pandemic. We know many of our families have struggled and suffered personal loss and it is for this reason that we must continue fundraising.

2020 marks the 4th year of our Bridge to the Future Development Program and now, more than ever, we need to support our students and families requiring Student Financial Aid and, at the same time, continue enhancing our educational platforms and campus for the ongoing success of our school.

The generosity of our alumni and graduating families over the years has provided Student Financial Aid and much needed bursary funds. Our IPS values have always been, and shall continue to be, deeply embedded in our successful Student Financial Aid program, requiring fundraising on an ongoing basis.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

 

 

Julia McCaig

Director of Development & Alumni Engagement
Island Pacific School
julia@go.islandpacific.org
Cell: (778) 989-0771

Payment Methods

E-transfer to: development@go.islandpacific.org

Cheque made payable to:
Island Pacific School, Box 128 Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0

Online payment through Canada Helps, on the Donate Now button below

 

 

 

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Community Partners Program

 

Reasons and Ways to Give

Our annual IPS Forever fund is the heartbeat of IPS, each year supporting the areas of greatest need on campus.

SEE OUR FUNDS AND BURSARIES

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Community Partners

Our Community Supporters are supporting our work

READ ABOUT THEIR WORK

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Annual Appeal

Every gift counts. Support our Bridge to the Future.

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Leave a Major Gift

Major gifts of $5,000+ support new curriculum initiatives and capital upgrades. Meet with us and discuss how your gift could make a difference. MEET WITH US

Bursaries & Scholarships

Ongoing gifts like the Marg Witty Fund, and the Teal Ander Bursary Fund are gifts from the heart that make an annual difference in students’ lives. MEET TO DISCUSS

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Campus Plans

Our 2018-2019 Annual Appeal focuses on campus improvements – contact Scott or Julia for more information.

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In Kind Donations

In kind gifts that support our operations and programs are most welcome. We also do an appeal for silent auction items for our annual Fall Bash Party for Financial Aid: Fall Bash.

Volunteer

Our development and fundraising goals come to life thanks to parents and community who support us with time and ideas. Join us.

Rick's Place: The design workshop, 2015

Belluk-Orlikow Performing Arts Award, 2016

The Think Tank, powered by Digitally Hip, 2017

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