I’m an alumna of ZIS and now my daughters are there too. And while the school is very close to our hearts, we’ve also seen the challenges that the older building brought to the Middle School. We knew that the school had grown so much and the students really needed more space. So, when we heard about the Middle School project, we were keen to be involved. It was a very straightforward process, and once we’d seen the plans, we were in!
There are so many good causes out there, but this one is particularly important to us. Education, in general, is something we care about deeply. When I was growing up, my father always told me that education was the key to everything. He was right, of course, and I believe that now more than ever. So why not invest in it?
We also wanted to make the Middle School experience very special. It’s such a big transition and a very formative period in our children’s lives – the time when things get real! We want ZIS students to have a Middle School where they can thrive, learn and explore, and the new building is a key part of that. After all, our children spend a lot of their time at school. We want that time to be well spent.
When you send your children to a school, what you’re actually doing is putting your trust in that school. There’s nothing more precious than your own children: trusting others to educate them is a big deal. If you trust the school, then look into how you can give to the school. Help them to make the experience even better for not just your children but all the students. Look to the future where we’ll need good people and good leaders. For that, we need them to be educated well.
Class of 2005 (2001-05) is parent to Tirja (Grade 5) and Sarah (Pre-School)