Vidura College, Nawala

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Vidura College – Colombo
Vidura Logo.png
Emblem of Vidura College
Location
Vidura College – Colombo is located in Central Colombo
Vidura College – Colombo
Vidura College – Colombo
Primary – Nawala, The Campus – Thalawathugoda


Coordinates6°55′30″N 79°52′09″E / 6.92500°N 79.86917°E / 6.92500; 79.86917Coordinates: 6°55′30″N 79°52′09″E / 6.92500°N 79.86917°E / 6.92500; 79.86917
Information
TypePrivate
MottoOneself is one's own protector
Established27 January 1999; 19 years ago (1999-01-27)
PrincipalD.G. Sumanasekera
GradesK-13
Enrolment4,000+
Medium of languageEnglish
Campus size9 acres (3.6 ha)
Colour(s)Blue and Silver         
Website

Vidura College – Colombo is a private English medium school in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Its current principal is D.G. Sumanasekera.[1][2]

History[edit]

Vidura College was inaugurated on 27 January 1999, as a primary school, with the enrollment of six students to the Nursery and Grade 1 classes. Today the college conducts classes up to G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination, with a student population of over 2,700. Vidura is a test preparation center for GCE (Ordinary level and Advanced level) examinations – Dept. of examinations, Sri Lanka, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, UK (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Sri Lanka Festival of Music, Dance & Speech (IIMSD)

Sections[edit]

The school is divided into five sections:

  • Nursery School – Infant Group, Play Group and Reception
  • Primary School – Grades 1 – 5
  • Lower Secondary School – Grades 6 – 8
  • Upper Secondary School – Grades 9 – 11
  • High School – Grades 12 -13

College emblem[edit]

The college logo symbolizes the goals envisaged by its founders:

  • Lotus buds symbolizes the students of Vidura
  • The Lamp symbolizes the knowledge imparted to the student
  • The Flame symbolizes the radiance of the student on graduation
  • The Pot symbolizes the fullness of personality developed
  • The Diamond symbolizes the part played by Vidura in making its work shine with brightness

The name "Vidura" means "vajra" ("the diamond").

Examinations[edit]

After completing Grade 11 students sit the G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) Examination, Sri Lanka, as private candidates. Students proceeding further sit the G.C.E (Advanced Level) Examination, Sri Lanka after completing Grade 13.

Sports Centre[edit]

Sports activities include:

  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Cricket
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Chess
  • Table tennis
  • Badminton

Badminton and swimming are conducted at hired facilities at Nawala and Nugegoda.

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

  • Scouting
  • Cub Scouting
  • Orchestra
  • Junior Western Band
  • Senior Western Band
  • Oriental Band
  • Little Friends
  • Guiding
  • Kandyan Dancing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Editor, Lakbimanews (2007). "Teaming up in educating the future". Lakbimanews Online Edition. Retrieved 14 February 2008.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Sagarika Dissanayake (2008). "Autobiography in Brief (Ekomath eka Kaaleka)". Silumina Online Edition. Retrieved 2 March 2008.