Chundikuli Girls' College

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Chundikuli Girls’ College
Chundikuli Girls' College Crest.gif
Main Street, Chundikuli
Jaffna, Jaffna District, Northern Province
Sri Lanka
Coordinates 9°39′21.70″N 80°01′43.40″E / 9.6560278°N 80.0287222°E / 9.6560278; 80.0287222
School type Private 1AB
Religious affiliation(s) Christianity
Denomination Anglicanism
Founded 1896
Founder Mary Carter
School district Jaffna Education Zone
Authority Church of Ceylon
School number 1001028
Principal Mrs. Dushy Thuseetharan
Teaching staff 74
Grades 1-13
Gender Girls
Age range 5-18
Language Tamil
Colour(s) Red and Black         
School roll 1,579

Chundikuli Girls' College (CGC) is a girls private school in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.[1] It was founded in 1896 by British Anglican missionaries.[citation needed]


Chundikuli Girls' College was founded on 14 January 1896 by Mary Carter of the Church Mission Society of the Anglican Church. The school had only 9 students but by the end of 1896 the number had grown to 30. In 1900 CGC became a grant-in-aid school. The Old Girls' Association was inaugurated in August 1915 by then principal Sophia Lucinda Page. Tamil was first taught as a subject in 1916. The following year the school was registered as a fully organised secondary school making it the first school of this type in the north of Ceylon.[citation needed]

CGC relocated to its current location on 6 October 1936. In 1945 CGC started providing free education. In 1947 CGC was recognised as a Grade 1 school. Most private schools in Ceylon were taken over by the government in 1960 but CGC chose to remain as a private. As any private school, attending CGC also required donations and term fees.[citation needed]


CGC is situated on Main Street in Chundikuli, a south-eastern suburb of Jaffna. Since its founding the school has mainly catered to Sri Lankan Tamil girls. The school is divided into three: a primary school providing specialised education from grades 1 to 5; the middle school for students from grades 6 to 8; and the senior school for students from grades 9 to 12.[citation needed]


The House system was first introduced in 1926. The houses were Tennys, Nightingale and Shakespeare. The following year they were renamed Carter, Good Child and Page after former principals of CGC.[citation needed]


  • 2006- Dushy Thuseetharan
  • 1996-2005 T. Rajaratnam
  • 1983- L. P. Jeyaweerasingam
  • 1961-83 G. E. S. Chelliah
  • 1951-61 Sarah T. Mathai
  • 1943-50 E. M. Thillayampalam
  • 1932- Northway
  • 1931-32 Maud Willis
  • 1904-31 Sophia Lucinda Page
  • 1896- Mary Carter

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Schools Basic Data as at 01.10.2010. Northern Provincial Council. 2010. 

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Coordinates: 9°39′21.70″N 80°01′43.40″E / 9.6560278°N 80.0287222°E / 9.6560278; 80.0287222