LADIES’ COLLEGE PRINCIPAL’S REPORT – 3RD TERM 2018
|Number on Roll||1859|
|Special Needs Unit||14|
Number by Religion
Number by Race
Number by Medium
|Sinhala Medium||Tamil Medium||Bilingual||English (Local & London A/L)|
Number of Boarders
05 Ladies’ College students
04 Teachers of Ladies’ College
|Staff||Full Time||Part Time|
|Trainers – Extra curricular||52|
The following staff members were recruited during the term.
1. Dilan Darshana
3. Tharini Kotagama
4. Manil Fernando
5. Sabrina Clark
6. Hasinee CKurukulasuriya
7. Thasneem Faizer
8. Nicole Perera
9. Ruwani Wickramaratna
10. Anoja Herat
11. Ashanti Ehelepola
Chitrani De Mel
Oct 12th & 13th
The Vice Principal attended the “Growing Global Education Now” international
Conference held for educators in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The main themes at this
conference were :–
– What education systems worldwide need to do to prepare today’s learners for
– How education needs to be a dynamic experience and policy-makers, senior
school leaders, teachers, students, parents and entrepreneurs can overcome
obstacles to this.
– How to build firm foundations for progression and how schools can equip students with more than just a qualification.
In addition to the organized sessions, this was an opportunity to network with other educators from around the world.
The Principal and the Vice Principal attended the International Conference for Heads of Schools on ‘Global Citizens in the Making” at the Jetwing Blue Hotel, Negombo hosted by the Association of the Premier International Schools of Sri Lanka. Reputed global educationists delivered key note speeches and informative presentations as a part of the agenda.
NURSERY & KG (Grades 1 – 3)
Sep 20 KG Book Day – ‘Animal Heroes’.
Oct 12 KG Swimming Meet.
Oct 19 Grade 1 class trip to Dehiwela Zoo.
Oct 23 Grade 2 class trip to Ape Gama, Battaramulla.
Grade 3 class trip to the Puppet Museum, Dehiwela and the Ratmalana Airport.
Nov 16 Nursery Concert – “Earth Day”.
Nov 27 Nursery and KG Nativity Service.
Nov 29 Nursery and KG Christmas Party.
PRIMARY (GRADE 4 – 6) & Middle School (GRADE 7 – 9)
Oct 10 Students of Grade 7 presented “Animal Heroes” at assembly.
Nov 29 Primary Nativity Service
Oct 8 Students of Grade 13 Commerce visited the Money Museum, Central Bank.
Oct 11 Ladies’ College ‘A’ team was placed 2nd at the General Knowledge Quiz organized by S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia.
Nov 10 Sahani De Silva won the 1st Episode of Brain Busters with SLIIT Quiz programme on TV1. The contestants were Ladies’ College, Vidyaratha College, Kandy and Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda and these contestants were selected from over 1000 school students from preliminary rounds held island-wide.
Nov 17 Yenuli Fernando won a Bronze medal at the Sri Lanka Junior Science Olympiad Competition organized by the Institute of Physics
Nov ChirasthiAmarasinghe won a Gold medal and LakmiPeiriswas awarded a merit award at the National Statistics Olympiad Competition organized by the Institute of Applied Statistics.
SPECIAL EDUCATION UNIT
Oct 10 A skit was performed by the students of the unit at assembly.
Social Outreach Programmes
Sep 11 Students of Grade 7H visited the Ebenezer Gardens Children’s Home, Mount Lavinia.
Sep 12 Students of Grade 10L visited the Lawris Children’s Development Centre in Borella.
Sep 21 Students of Grade 11L visited the Grace Perera Elders’ Home, Dehiwela.
Sep 28 Students of Grade 11P visited the Lawris Children’s Home in Borella.
Oct 17 Students of Grade 12 Science visited the Shanthi Elders’ Home, Colombo 3.
Oct 18 Students of Grade 7L & 9H visited Parakramabahu Vidyalaya, Narahenpita.
Oct 23 Students of Grade 7P visited the St. Margaret’s Convent, Polwatte, Colombo 3.
Oct 26 Students of Grade 10H visited the Children’s Ward of the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama.
Oct 30 Students of Grade 13 (Lon A/L Science) visited the grace Perera Elder’ Home, Pamankada.
Nov 14 Students of Grade 10P visited the Jayanthi Children’s Home, Colombo 8.
Nov 15 Students of Grade 9P visited the Methodist Elders’ Home in Wellawatte.
Nov 16 Members of the Islamic Society visited the Al-Iqblal BalikaMahaVidayalaya.
Nov 19 Students of Grade 8H visited a Children’s Home in Kirulapone.
Students of Grade 12 (Commerce) visited the Parakramabahu MahaVidyalaya, Narahenpita.
Nov The four religious societies donated stationery to the children in the prison and dry rations for the school support staff.
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
Student Christian Movement
Sep 12 Members presented “Art & Design through faith” at assembly.
Oct 23rd Inter SCM Day was held on the theme‘IGNITE’ which is symbolic of Jesus being the light of the world with 7 schools participating. It was concluded with a celebration of Gospel music in the chapel.
Sep19 Members presented “Art & Design through faith” at assembly.
Nov 26 The members organized a Bodhi Pooja for the Buddhist students of Grade 11 who were sitting for the GCE O/L Examination.
Oct 16 “Navarathri” celebration was held in the school hall.
Oct 3 Members presented “Art & Design through faith” at assembly.
Sep 26 Members presented “Art & Design through faith” at assembly.
Sep 7 The Intermediate (English) Choir participated at the Choir Concert organized by the S. Thomas’ Preparatory School.
Dec 1 The Sinhala Choir was invited to participate in the Carol Service organized by the YMCA Colombo.
English Debating Society
Sep 28-30 The 15th Lilian Nixon Debating Tournament was held successfully with 20 schools participating.
Nov 30 English Debating Society Fundraiser.
Tamil Literary Society
The A Team emerged champions in Debating at the Tamil Day Competitions organized by Hindu College
Tamil Debating Society
Ladies College team was adjudged‘Champions’ in the Debating Competition organized by the Hindu College Colombo.
Little Friends & Girl Guides
Shanaya Weerasekarawas awarded the President’s Guides Award 2017 at the National Awards Ceremony held this year.
Nishnika Gomes, Shayala Jayawardena, Anjali Rodrigo, Anjela Foreman and Vinoka Pedris were awarded the President’s Guides award.
Oct 17 Members presented “Iphoneography” at assembly.
Oct 20 Members organized a ‘Commerce Day’ in school with participation of many schools.
Oct 19th Backstreet 2018 –A Fundraiser was organized by the members.
Oct 25 UN Day
Sri Lanka Unites Club
Nov 28 Members presented “Diversity, Equality and Unity” at assembly.
Art and Design Club
Nov The Art and Design Club of Ladies’ College was placed second at a Community Service Design Project Competition organized by the Academy of Design, Colombo.
FOREIGN REPRESENTATION & TRAVEL
Aug-Sep Four Ladies College students visited and studied at Gymnasium Isernhagen School in Hanover, Germany on the Student Exchange Programme this year as well.
Sep 26-29 Kiara Guruge (U-20) and ShenayaSiriwardena (U-15) represented the country at the 25th Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship held in Chennai. Kiara Gurugewas ranked number 2 in Sri Lanka in her age category.
Nov 8-18 Tarini de Silva was selected by the Yachting Association of SL to represent the country at the International Sailing Regatta in Myanmar.
Dec 13-15 Thirandi De Silva represented Sri Lanka in Scrabble at the WESPA Youth Cup held in Dubai.
Dec 14-16 Reiha Wimalasekere was selected by the Debaters Council to represent Sri Lanka at the Asian Schools BP Debate held in Thailand.
June 19-22 Kiyasha Kurukulasuriya (U-14) and Sarisha Gunasekera were placed 1st in Shot Put and established new meet records and Rheanna David was placed 2nd in Shot Put and broke a previous record at the Western Province Athletic meet.
June 34-26 The U-16 team was placed 1st in the 4 x 200m relay and established a new meet record at the All Island Athletic Relay Championship.
Oct 1-5 At the All Island Schools Athletic Championships Kiyasha Kurukulasuriya (U-14) and Sarisha Gunasekera were placed 1st in Shot Put establishing two new meet records of 10.05m and 13.00m respectively. Rheanna David was placed 2nd in Shot Put and Discus breaking the previous record of Shot Put (12.23m).
Swimming & Diving
June The U-10 team emerged the Girls Champions at the Intermediate Age Group Swimming Championships.
June 6-8 Hiruni Dias (U-11) was placed 3rd in 1m Spring Board at the All Island Age Group Swimming and Diving Championship
September The swimmers were placed 1st, 2ndor3rdin their respective event. At the All Island School Games Swimming Meet, the U-20 team was placed 1st in the 4x50m Medley Relay and the U-18 team was placed 3rd in the 4x50m Free Style Relay.
Oct 12 LC/VV Water Polo Encounter was held at Sugathadasa Stadium. Ladies’ College won the encounter.
Nov 12 LC team was Champions at the SL Schools Water Polo Championships.
Dec 17-24 Sareesha Mapagunaratne represented the Sri Lanka Schools Basketball Girls’ Team at the Senior Nationals Basketball Championship.
Sep 16-18 The U-18 team were placed 2nd at the All Island Netball Tournament for the first time in the history of Ladies’ College. The team comprised of Sarisha Gunasekera, Nuwanagi Gunawardane, Bimaya Ratnayake, Sulani De Silva, Ovidini Daluwatte, Anika Seneviratne, Raisah Noorhamith, Ganya Senanayake, Aanya Perera, Nimna Wickramasinghe, Dilumi Hemasinghe, Subhavi Perera.
July 2-3 The U-17 team emerged champions at the National Schools Games – Tennis Tournament.
Sep 25-26 The U-20 team emerged champions at the National Schools Games – Tennis Tournament. Sathi Silva was adjudged the Best Player of the Tournament.
Sep 28-30 The U-11 team was placed2ndat the Inter School Tennis Tournament.
Dec 8-10 The U-12 and U-14 teams were placed 3rd at the Junior Team All Island Inter Schools Championship.
Sep 15-17 The U-17 team were emerged champions at the All Island Table Tennis School Games.
Oct 21 U-16 team ‘A’ & ‘B’ teams emerged champions in the ‘A’ & ‘B’ divisions respectively at the All Island U-16/10 Inter School Table Tennis Team Championships.
Sep 28 The U-15 team was adjudged ‘Silver Stars’ and the members were awarded certificates of merit at the U-15 All Island Tournament.
Sep 29 LC/BC Hockey Encounter was held at Astro Turf, Colombo and Ladies’ College won the encounter.
Sep Ladies’ College team was ranked within the top 8 Hockey teams in the country at the Sri Lanka Schools U-16 Hockey Tournament
Kiara Benhanin, Nishara Karunathilake, Nayali Karunaratne, Katelyn Delile & Rehara De Silva (reserve) were selected to represent the Colombo Schools Girls Team at the U-20 Inter District Combined Schools Hockey Tournament
Sep 15 The U-14 teams were placed first in Sculls and Doubles and U-18 team was place first in Mixed 4+ at the South West Monsoon Regatta.
Sep 21-23 Rowers performed very well at the National Schools Regatta. The U-14, U-16 and U-18 teams emerged winner at the regatta.
Oct 6 Ladies’ College vs. Musaeus College Regatta was held at the Colombo Rowing Club. Musaeus won the regatta.
Nov 3 AnaishaChoksy (U-14) was adjudged the Champion at the National Youth Rapid Chess Championship.
Oct 13 Theundermentionedgirls won the following placesaccording to their relevant age, belt and weight categories.Katia De Silva and Raeha Variawere placed 2nd & Upeja Dharmapala and Mahita Dissanayake were place 3rdin Kumite at the SL National Karate Championship Sub Juniors U-13.
Oct 26-28 Nadeesha Fernando (U-17) and Amrita Dumbukola (U-20) were placed 1stand Leah Ramchandani (U-20) was placed 2nd in the 30m event at the 1st Open Archery Championship
In considering the performances during the years 2017 / 2018, Nileka De Silva, Tia Latiff, Tharaka De Silva were awarded Sri Lanka Schools Shooting Sports Colours by the Technical Committee of the Sri Lanka Schools Shooting Sports Association.
Sep 8 LC Walk – ‘Route 66’was held in order to raise funds for the Performing Arts Building. All stakeholders came in their numbers to form a colourful parade of red and white. The day’s programme ended with a mini fair in the back garden.
Sep 19 Motivational Talk for the Hockey, Rowing and Water Polo Teams followed by dinner organized by the Old Girl Association.
Sep 21& 22 Students of the upper school showcased their talents in the performing arts.The musical ‘Prince of Egypt’ went on board for two days with all the tickets sold out.
Sep 24 Tamil Daywas held on the theme ‘Women in Tamil Literature’.
Sep 28 ‘Mozzafiato’ a Combined Orchestra Concertwas held with the participation of the students of Gateway College and Ananda College.
Oct 1 Children’s Day Programme – It was a fun filled day with a variety of activities organized by the Prefects and the members of the clubs & societies.
Oct 4 Pineapple Trophy (Home Economics) Competition was held. Prior to this competition, a visit was arranged to the Cinnamon Grand Hotel to observe and study the operation of the kitchen and to give an opportunity to learn and cook with the chef.
Oct 11 Cartoon Competition.
Oct 13 Prefects Day.
Oct 15 Photographic Exhibition.
Oct 19 Sinhala Day held on the theme ‘Subhasa’ which depicted the proper use of the Sinhala
Oct 25 Inter House Science Quiz.
Oct 26 A seminar on Digital Cocaine was conducted by the internationally reputed speaker Mr. Brad Huddleston on the ill effects of digital usage among school children and to equip them with adequate knowledge on dealing with the issue and its consequences.
Oct 26 Blessing of Grade 11 students.
Dec 3 Prize Giving.
Dec 4 Carol Service.
UPGRADING OF FACILITIES
– Refurbishment of London A/L block with the balcony being converted to an outdoor study area.
– Rubber carpeting of nursery play area.
PARENT TEACHER INTERACTION
Oct 5 Open Day – Primary & Upper School
Oct 8 Open Day – KG & Middle School
Oct 25 Open Day – Nursery
Nov 23 Open Day – Grades 4 to 13 Local AL
Nov 27 Open Day – Grades 12 & 13 British AL and BTEC
P.T.A. Committee meetings were held once a month, presided by the Principal.
LC Institute of professional studies
Sep Commenced English courses for the Sri Lanka Navy & DFCC Bank.
Nov Commenced an English course for Next Sourcing Company
Dec Conducted the Christmas Workshop for Kids
NEW ADMISSIONS – 3RDTERM 2018
Grade 12 (London) – 3
Grade 12 (BTEC) – 2
(January 22, 2019)