Traditional new year, Back to Sports and Korfball!

Traditional new year, Back to Sports and Korfball!

Dear Students, Teachers, Parents and Well Wishers,

We wish you a very happy new year! Hope you all are keeping well and remaining optimistically hopeful in these difficult and challenging times in our nation. Nothing is easy and straightforward right now. I am sure you all face tremendous challenges in your day-to-day activities let alone when engaging in novel activities. We as a school too are facing many a challenge in this post pandemic economic depression era. Acknowledging this, we have pledged to ourselves that this is the very reason why we need provide “normality” as much as possible to our students so that despite all the chaos and uncertainty, they can continue to feel safe, happy, continue their studies, sports and get the opportunity to socialize uninterrupted. This is very important as the quality of the inputs into the mind of a youngster will determine the fate of that child and generation and effectively the destiny of the nation as well!

In the month of April during the week just prior to closure for the school vacation we were able to arrange a lovely traditional new year event on the last day of school for all grades! It was indeed very nice to see such an event taking place after 3 long years with all that has transpired during the last few years. Children finally got the opportunity to see and follow traditional auspicious practices, eat new year sweet meals, play traditional games all pertaining to our country’s traditional new year where the practices have evolved over two thousand years! The Montessori children too had many fun activities which they loved. For us it was such a joy to see them all enjoy in that manner. April was also the last month for our most senior students, the Grade 12’s, as this was their last official month in school. We are indeed sad to know that they will no longer be with us after their A-Levels but we will always have very fond memories of them as they continue with their journey in life! We wish them all the best with their future endeavours and would like to remind all of them that they are most welcome to visit their alma mater anytime!

After a well-deserved new year vacation, we re-opened the school on the 25th of April and we recommenced all Sports activities comprehensively. This was the first time in two years that all extra curriculars commenced fully since the pandemic. It was indeed a delight to see so many of our students clad in their sports outfits and gear, full of smiles, flooding our sporting spaces in the school and having the best times! We encourage all students to continue with this momentum and engage in extra curricular activities as it is very important just as much as studies to keep them fit and happy!

We also had a training of the Dutch sport of Korfball. It is a very unique but fun sport that can be played even at home. Trainers from the Netherlands gave our Sports Department members a comprehensive training and some of our students too during their Physical Education periods. Everyone got an idea of Korfball and had plenty of fun. We wish to take up this game in future and take part in tournaments as an initiative to always innovate in the best interest of our students.

Finally, as we enter into the final term of this Academic Year, I would like to thank our management, staff, students, parents and all our well wishers for their continued support both towards the school and education. It is this community effort that will enable us to give an excellent education to all our students in these challenging times. Remember, even a storm doesn’t last forever! Stay positive and hopeful!


Mr. Malith Kumarasinghe (MBA[UK], BA (Hons [UK])

Coordinating Principal

Wycherley International School, Gampaha

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