St. Paul’s Girls School, Milagiriya

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St. Paul’s Girls' School, Milagiriya
St. Paul’s Girls School, Milagiriya Logo.JPG
Location
Milagiriya Colombo 5
Sri Lanka
Information
Type National School
Motto Per aspera ad astra
Established 14 January 1887
Founder St. Paul's Church of Milagiriya
Staff 140 academic staff
Gender Girls
Age 5 to 18
Enrollment 4000
Houses Bhakti, Deepthi, Keerthi, Maithri, Pragathi, Shakthi,
Colour(s) Red and White
Former pupils Old Paulinas

St. Paul’s Girls' School, Milagiriya is a National school for girls situated in Milagiriya in Colombo. It was initially established as a Parish school affiliated to St. Paul's Church (Milagiriya). Today the school is a multi-religious community and all students, irrespective of their religion, come together and organise Buddhist, Christian and Islamic religious programs daily and annually.[1][2]

Principals through the years[edit]

The following are principals from the time of foundation to the present:[3]

  • Stella Coban (1887-1922)
  • Eda Ondatchi (1922-1937)
  • Agnes Spittel (1937-1940)
  • Honor Rover (1940-1947)
  • Thelma Bud Jansz (1947-1955)
  • E. P. Roper (1955-1958)
  • Grace Paul (1958-1964)
  • Pearl Ratnayake (1964-1967)
  • Barbara Gunasekera (1967-1985)
  • K. Pitigala (1985-1989)
  • Hema Wellalage (1989-1990)
  • Gothami Fernando (1990-1995)
  • I. P. Alahakoon (1995-2004 )
  • Geetha Gunawardena (2004-2014)
  • Sumedha Jayaweera (2015–present)

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Clubs and societies[edit]

  • Buddhist Society
  • Sinhala & English Media Unit
  • Science Society
  • Commerce Society
  • Art Society
  • Interact Club
  • Drug Preventing Society
  • IT Club
  • Environmental Society
  • Christian Society
  • Islamic Socitey
  • Photographic Society
  • UN club

Sports[edit]

  • Handball
  • Karate
  • Table Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Chess
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Basketball

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Year/degree Notability Reference
Wimaladharma, YashodaYashoda Wimaladharma actress
Abeyratne, DamithaDamitha Abeyratne actress
Kurukulasuriya, MenikMenik Kurukulasuriya actress

General References[edit]