SCHOOL’S SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS

Jaffna Holy Family Convent alumni from around the world were on their way to Sri Lanka to celebrate their alma mater’s sesquicentennial in October 2012

It started with a dinner in Colombo on the 21st of October, hosted by the Colombo Branch of the School’s Past Pupils Association. The celebrations then moved to the School’s home town, Jaffna, where the School celebrated the 150th Anniversary on the 25th of October, followed by the Global Union of the Alumni on the 26th. Celebrations were also held in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom earlier that year to mark the 150th Anniversary of Holy Family Convent Jaffna. The centennial was also an occasion for the School’s alumni, teachers and pupils, past and present, and the community, to commit anew to the vision and ethos of the far-sighted pioneers who laid the foundation for this leading National School in northern Sri Lanka.

 

The “Angklung” is a musical instrument from Indonesia made of a varying number of bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. Sisters in Jaffna enjoyed playing “Ave Maria”, for 150 years of foundation (2012) of the Holy Family of Bordeaux in Sri Lanka.

UK PPA VISIT TO THE SCHOOL FOR THE CELEBRATION (2012)

UK PPA MEMBERS CELEBRATION TRIP (2012)