Jaffna Holy Family Convent (HFC) was an independent school started in 1862, run by the Holy Family nuns, which later became a government school in 1976 at the time when Rev Sr Anthony Joseph was the school principal. In 2010 the school was given a National school status.

When Rev Mother Josephine Tynan left in 1970 she inaugurated the Old Girls association in Jaffna which later branched out to the rest of the Island and abroad. Since then past pupils from all over the world have come together to support their Alma Matter.

The Jaffna HFC PPA UK was formed in 1994,  branched out of the main continue

All Island Holy Family Convent past pupils association in the UK. The past pupils of JHFC from the UK, have tirelessly worked hard to obtain the charitable status which was obtained on 12th August 2011 and are now on the upward trend in membership revenue. Many loyal past pupils have held office and served in the Committee over the years dedicating their time, talents and finances to help their Alma Mater flourish. The Association records all these contributions with gratitude and continues to make contributions to the Alma Mater in many positive ways. The association has an annual fundraising dinner and dance event and other coordinated events to raise funds which also strengthens the bond between familians in the UK


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Jaffna Holy Family Convent Past Pupils Association (UK) is a Registered Charity in England and Wales. Number – 1143309 


1. Promote and advance, for the public benefit, the education of the pupils at Jaffna Holy Family Convent School in Sri Lanka, and in particular but without limitation by:

  • Providing sponsorship and scholarships to support orphans, handicapped, underprivileged and other students in need;
  • Raising funds to improve the learning environment, sporting and other facilities at the school; and
  • Promoting the professional development and personal development of teachers and staff through the provision of workshops lectures, counselling and other means.

2. The relief of poverty, hardship and distress of past and present pupils by the provision of financial and other such charitable support as the trustees shall in their absolute discretion determine.