1st Vietnam International Choir Festival
We are honoured to announce that the MC choir is competing at the 1st Vietnam International Choir Festival from 16th to 20th March 2011. Mr. Sanjeeva Jayaratnam of Revelations is the Choir Director.
Update from the Principal:
I am very grateful to the Past Pupils’ Association of Victoria and the UK Alumni for co-sponsoring the brunt of the expenses by the contributions of Rs.300,000/- and GBP 2850 respectively. MAS Active came forward with a contribution of Rs.100,000/- and Union Bank and HSBC Rs. 10,000/- each. Since my last update on 9/2, an Old Girl has come forward to sponsor the balance airfare, and the costumes have more or less been covered. It was lovely to hear from many Old Girls who heard about this and contributed individually.
Finally, we seek your prayers for safety in travel and for a performance there that will bring honour to our school, to our country, and to God who gifted them with these voices.
Climate Change Contest of Cartoons
We are proud of Ms. Shamanthi Rajasingham who was placed 1st in the Climate Change Contest of Cartoons organized by the British Council and the Ken Sprague Fund of the UK. Her cartoon depicting reindeer sunbathing in the North Pole beat 400 other entries to be placed 1st. Her cartoon can be viewed at the British Council website http://www.britishcouncil.org/srilanka-projects-and-networking-cartoon-contest-winners-announced.htm
Mrs Tania Fernando, employed by UNDOC, was awarded “Diriya Prasadini” for her work in the field of drug prevention and community development services rendered to Sri Lanka. She was nominated by the Civil Society and the award was given to commemorate International Women’s Day.
Events Planned for 2011
- Education Trust Lunch – 26th March
Education Trust lunch for you, your friends and family at Meeting Palace, Wealdstone at 12 noon. Dr. Andrew Nayagam will be the guest speaker
- Sinhala and Tamil New Year Celebrations – 7th May
Exciting Sinhala and Tamil New Year party at Hinde Street Methodist Church Hall for past MC’ites, staff, and their families. There will be milk rice, new year goodies, and fun and games.
- Hourne Farm Trip – 11th June
Annual trip for you and your family to Hourne Farm in Crowborough to visit Vin Rendel (past pupil). As always, we will enjoy Vin’s hospitality with lunch, afternoon tea, and cakes. You can read or chat in the library, explore the beautiful gardens, and listen to Vin’s highly humorous stories!
- Tea – 23rd July
Tea in Rajini and Thusitha’s garden in Harrow.
- Musical Evening – August/September
The Education Trust will be holding a musical evening to showcase special talents of our past pupils, and other musicians too!
- 30th Anniversary – 29th October
Saturday 29th October is a very special day indeed. You are invited to a service of thanksgiving at Wesley’s Chapel to mark 30 years of the MCPPA, UK, followed by our AGM and a dinner (venue to be announced later).
- Carol Service – 4th December
Carol service at Wesley’s Chapel, City Road, London.
Our girls from the UAE branch did us proud in the recently held Inter Schools’ Cricket Tournament in Dubai. With just 3 days of practice we reached the Semi Finals of the tournament beating the hosts Museaus College and Visakha Vidyalaya convincingly.