Promote, foster and propagate the Sinhala cultural heritage in Queensland, Australia within the framework of multiculturalism, with a view to achieving unity in diversity in one Australia.
Sinhala School was founded in 1991 with 26 students at the migrant resource centre in Brisbane and moved to Yungaba at Kangaroo Point shortly after. Mrs Chandra Abeydeera was the first coordinator of the school. The aim of the school is to educate children about the Sri Lankan culture and to develop the Sinhala language skills (speaking, reading and writing). Students also participate in cultural and social activities centred on cultural events such as:
* Sinhala New Year celebrations
* Buddha’s birthday celebrations( VesaK)
* Establishment of Buddhism in Sri Lanka ( Poson)
* Annual cultural event ‘Saralanga’’ sponsored by SAQ
* School Concert on the last day of school
* Radio programs sponsored by 4EB
Currently, the school operates from Nazerath Church Hall Woolloongabba premises with around 80 students studying in five levels of classes from preschool to year 7. There are many voluntary teachers in the school including a Sri Lankan music teacher. Brisbane Sinhala School is sponsored by Sinhala Association of Queensland (SAQ).