Vidura College, Nawala

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Vidura College, Colombo
  • විදුර විද්‍යාලය, කොළඹ
  • விதுற கல்லூரி, களம்பு
Vidura Logo.png
The Crest of Vidura College
Location
Primary – Nawala
The Campus – Thalawathugoda


Information
TypePrivate
MottoPali: අත්තාහි අත්තනෝ නාථෝ
Aththahi Aththano Natho
(Oneself is the refuge for one
(Buddhist quote from the Dhammapada))
Established27 January 1999; 22 years ago (1999-01-27)
PrincipalD.G. Sumanasekara
Grades1 - 13
Age range6 to 19
Enrollment4000+
LanguageEnglish
Colour(s)Blue and Silver
   
AffiliationBuddhist[citation needed]
WebsiteVidura College

Vidura College, Colombo (Sinhala: විදුර විද්‍යාලය) is a private English medium school in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Its current principal is D.G. Sumanasekara.[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.

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.