Grade I Blessing of the Christian children by the Bishop of Colombo.Christian students in Grade 3 were taken to the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour. Explanation of the history of the Cathedral and the Sri Lankan mural in the side chapel was given by Rev. Adrian Aaron. Children were also blessed
Bhakthi Gee Recital by the Kindergarten students. Buddhist children in the KG were taken to the Gangaramaya Temple. A short sermon on ‘Becoming good citizens in life’ was delivered by the Priest.
Muslim children in Grade 1 & 2 were taken to the Mosque – Town Hall. History of the mosque was explained.
Ten senior students and prefects attended a meeting and a discussion with the Anglican Priest Rev. Michael Lapsley – Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories, Cape Town which conducts workshops which assist victims and perpetrators alike to deal with their trauma.
Student Christian Movement
Youth Alfa, an overnight programme was organized for the students of Grade 8.
They also organized a fun filled evening for a group of underprivileged children from a Nursery school with fellowship and enjoyable activities. Youth Alfa, an overnight programme was organized for the students of Grade 8.
They also organized a fun filled evening for a group of underprivileged children from a Nursery school with fellowship and enjoyable activities.
Students published a newsletter on the theme ‘Spark a reaction’ which contained articles from both juniors and seniors and the activities of the SCM.
Junior SCM Day was held in school on the theme ‘Lord of Love’ with the participation of under privileged children from a pre-school in Ratmalana. They were made to understand the theme with many activities based on characteristics of God’s love. Handwork and games were included in the programme.
Annual SCM Camp was held at Bible House Study Centre Galle on the theme ‘Lighthouse – You are the light of the world’ with the participation of 43 students. Invited speakers elaborated the theme and explained its importance. Students had many group discussions, activities, games and drama.
The SCM Committee also attended many SCM days held by our fellow Christian schools. To name a few Bishop’s College, Methodist College, S.Thomas College, Mount Lavinia and also Hillwood College, Kandy. We too held our Inter SCM day under the theme “Baggage Claim-Letting go of your past in order to move forward”.
Finally we ended our year with “Buckets of Love 2” a project to carry out the Christmas cheer.
Buddhist children attended a Dhamma retreat at the BMICH.
A Bhakthi Gee recital was held in the school hall.
A sil programme was organized at the Meththaramaya Temple. A bodhi pooja was carried out for the students who were sitting for the A/L examination in August. .
Annual Buddhist Society trip to Kandy.
A Sangika Dane was organized at the Meththaramaya Temple in remembrance of Ms. Sylvia Gunatilleke, a former teacher of Ladies’ College.
Students of Grades 5 and 6 acted out the life and works of the great saints ‘Maraignana Sambanthar’ and Umapathy Sivachariyar’ during their morning prayers. Members actively participated in the Competitions organized by Royal College and S. Thomas’ College. Many prizes and certificates were received by them.
Navarathri celebration was held in the school hall.
The Hindu students (Grade 8 upwards) visited the Sri Ponnampalavanesvar Kovil in Kotahena.
The students of the society participated in the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the Young Muslim Women’s League and took part in the competitions organized by them.
Annual Ifthar Programme was organized by the Islamic Society.