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 7 voluntary teachers including a Sri Lankan music teacher.Our present volunteer teachers are Priyanthi Kuruppu, Punyasiri Deegala , Cynthiya Gunawardena,JAM Priyangani, , Chintthinee Sugathadasa and Mudith Padmawansa and Prasanna Dolamune. Brisbane Sinhala School is sponsored by Sinhala Association of Queensland (SAQ).
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