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  • Pushpadana Girls' College, Kandy
  • චරිතයෙන් නුවන බැබළේ (Wisdom shines through character)
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චරිතයෙන් නුවන බැබළේ (Wisdom shines through character)

Gender

Girls' School

Type of School
Province / District
Location

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Details

There are about 2,000 students, 130 teachers in the present. Therevada Buddhism has largely been an integral part of the school's education system, as it is in all Sri Lankan Buddhist public schools. Students are divided into four houses. The housing system is primarily used for sporting events. The houses are Chithra, Gothami, Sangamittha and Yashodhara.

The students for the school are selected mainly through grade 5 scholarship programme. Grades are from 6 to 13. The school provides all A/L disciplines from Science stream to newly introduced Technology Stream.

 

  • 2 July 1942 - School was established as a Learning Institution for Buddhist girls around Kandy by "Sri Pushpadana Samithiya" housed in Trincomalee Street of Kandy city.
  • 22 June 1953 - School became a government school under the first principal of the school Mrs. S. A. Wijetillekesiri.
  • After being a major government school, the school was shifted to the present day premises with 11 staff of teachers and 400 students.
  • From 3 May 1954 to 28 November 1958 - Mrs. W. M. M. de Silva was appointed as the principal of the school. Under her period, the school gets the four school houses with school's first sports meet. The school also introduced a new school uniform and started scouting in the school during this period.
  • From 1 January 1959 to 1 September 1961 - Mrs. Hema S. Jayasinghe became the school's principal. During her period, the school gets enormous development through education as well as improving facilities. The establishment of Buddha shrine and teachers-parents union and starting advanced levels and also held the school's first prize-giving are the major developments under her period.
  • From 13 December 1961 to 30 July 1963 - Mrs. Vishaka Gunethilake became the principal. The school's motto has been made as "Charithayen Nuwana Bebale", meaning "Wisdom shines through the character", and school anthem vocalized for the first time. The school also started Dharma schools which are held every Sunday.
  • From 31 July 1963 to 1 May 1965 - Mrs. Rathwatte Gnanasekaram became the principal. During her period, extra-curricular started.
  • From 1 May 1965 to 8 September 1980 - Mrs. Hema de Seram became the principal. She started Western music band, an Eastern music band of the school. Hockey started as a major sport.
Available Facilities
Closed
Open hours today: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Monday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Tuesday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Wednesday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Thursday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Friday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Saturday

    N/A

  • Sunday

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  • May 18, 2022 1:33 AM local time

Contact Details
  • 16 Kandy Road, Kandy. Sri Lanka.
  • +94812883778
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