Farewell to Rev.Sr. Ranjanie Silva and Welcome to Rev.Sr. Charitha Thandalge
Farewell to Rev.Sr. Ranjanie Silva and Welcome to Rev.Sr. Charitha Thandalge, as Holy Family Convent Bambalapitiya gains a New Principal.
Today was a very special day in the history of our school as our Principal, Sr Ranjanie Silva, who assumed her post as Principal during 2020 and steered us through the worst of the Covid 19 pandemic and subsequent challenges due to school closures and online education, stepped down from her post and handed over the responsibility of keeping the Familian flag flying high to Sr. Charitha Thandalge, our former Vice-Principal.
The day started with a procession led by the Western Band and a guard of honor of teachers and prefects welcoming our special invitees, including Rev.Fr. Gemunu Dias, the General Manger of Private Catholic Schools as well as Rev. Sr. Madonna from the Provincial House, our Sr. Superior Sr. Shirani Vaas, our Primary Principal Sr. Celine De Silva as well as both Rev. Sr. Charitha and Rev. Sr. Ranjanie, our incoming and outgoing Principals.
Holy Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Gemunu Dias during the first segment of the planned program, after which Sr. Ranjanie handed over the key to the tabernacle, the key to the school, the Holy Bible and the school flag to incoming Principal Sr. Charitha as symbols of passing on the responsibility of safeguarding and guiding the school and its children.
The second segment came to an end when the school anthem was sung, and the third segment began as Ms Chamila Perera, our Vice Principal, gave a heartfelt farewell and welcome speech, representing the Primary and College staff- followed by a token of appreciation for Sr. Ranjanie and a welcome token for Sr. Charitha. Then, the Head Girl of the school gave a farewell and welcome speech on behalf of the student body, including a welcome token and token of appreciation. A speech was given by the Presidents of the Welfare Society and the PPA as well, and tokens of appreciation and welcome were once again given by the PTA and APT to both incoming and outgoing principals.
A short entertainment item was performed by members of the Prefects Guild and was followed by the speeches of the outgoing Principal, Sr. Ranjanie and the incoming Principal, Sr. Charitha. The day ended on a successful note and an atmosphere of happiness for Sr. Charitha and sadness to see Sr. Ranjanie go, as the special invitees were ushered away for refreshments.