Methodist College, Colombo
|Motto||We Scatter Light|
|Principal||Mrs. Hiranya Fernando|
|Colour(s)||Green and White|
Methodist College, founded in 1866 is a leading girls school in Colombo, managed by the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka.
In 1866, Miss Catherine Scott, a British missionary came to Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon) and started the "Kollupitiya Girl's English School" in a large room with barely 40 girls. In 1883, when Miss Scott left, the school was registered as a "Grant-in-Aid" English high school with 99 students and renamed as "Kollupitiya Girls High School."
1915 The School was recognized as a fully organized Secondary School and its name was changed to Methodist College. In 1917, the 1st Colombo (Methodist College) Guide Company was founded by Ms. Choate and captained by Ms. Shire. In 1919 the Old Girls Association was established and this organization now has branches in London, Melbourne, Sydney, Toronto, Victoria and Southern California.
In 1930 the House system was introduced in the school with four houses Scott, Choate, Rigby and Restarick. During the 1950s, Framjee House (on Station Road) was bought by the School. The Junior Day Students moved in downstairs. During the mid 1950w, two new Houses were inaugurated – Park House and Shire House.
The Auditorium was declared open on June 24, 1988 by the Rev. Harold Fernando, President of the Methodist Conference.
The student body is divided into six houses
- Colour - Crimson
- Motto - Utmost for the highest
- Colour - Mauve
- Motto - Aim high and persevere
- Colour - Primrose yellow
- Motto - Never say die
- Colour - Brick
- Motto - Play the game
- Colour - Silver Grey
- Motto - Unity is strength
- Colour - Brown
- Motto - Knit together in love and service
- Manel Abeysekera - Former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Germany and Thailand
- Michelle de Kretser - Novelist
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