Help Build Our School Yard!
The plan is to build an outdoor stage, a buddy bench, some natural climbing elements, and a sun canopy for the kinder yard.
Latest Updates (January 2022)
During our December 2021 school council meeting detailed costs for the schoolyard development project from the OCDSB supplier were presented.
The projected cost of all desired play yard elements is: $141,900
In order to have construction started during 2022 school council approved splitting the project into two phases.
Phase 1 cost: $112,200
Phase 2 cost: $29,700
School council has committed $118,458,44 to the project
Council funds: $85,958.44
OCDSB grant: $25,000
City of Ottawa grant: $7500
Construction is planned to begin in 2022. Thank you to the entire school community for helping us reach our goal towards providing exciting new elements to our school yard.
How you can help
Any amount will help bring us closer to our goal!
By cheque: payable to "Kanata Highlands Public School Council". Please indicate in the memo section: "KHPS Playground". Cheques should be delivered to the school office for the attention of the School Council.
By credit card: Visit the KHPS online donation page. This service is officially supported by the OCDSB and is a safe and secure way to donate via credit card.
Please fill out the donation form in order to receive a tax receipt.
Why is this so expensive?
Due to modern safety and accessibility standards, playgrounds are very costly. Everything we want must be board certified and installed by approved vendors and labour.
Does the school board provide funds?
Not really. All new schools get a play structure ONLY for the kindergarten yard. Everything else is up to the parents and community to pay for expenses. There are some grants available from the city of Ottawa (which we are pursuing) but it will only cover 10% of the project cost.
Can I ask for a donation from my employer?
Absolutely! If you work for a local employer in the Kanata North area, please feel free to put us in contact with them if they are interested in supporting the project. There are opportunities for companies to be recognized for their support. Please email email@example.com if you or your employer would like more details on making a donation.