St. Cecilia's Girls' College

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St. Cecilia's Girls' College
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St. Cecilia's Girls' College
Location in central Batticaloa
2nd Cross Street

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Coordinates 7°42′41.50″N81°41′39.10″E / 7.7115278°N 81.6941944°E / 7.7115278; 81.6941944 Coordinates: 7°42′41.50″N81°41′39.10″E / 7.7115278°N 81.6941944°E / 7.7115278; 81.6941944
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School type Public national 1AB
MottoNOT HONOURS BUT HONOUR
Patron saint(s)Rt.Rev.Dr.Joseph Ponnaih
Founded1876
School districtBatticaloa Education Zone
Authority Ministry of Education
PrincipalRev Sr. Shanthini A.C., alma mater to St. Cecilia’s Girl’s College, Batticaloa
Websitewww.btcecilias.lk

St. Cecilia's Girls' College (also known as St. Cecilia's Girls' Maha Vidyalayam or St. Cecilia's Convent) is a national school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. [1]

It was founded in 1876 by Rev.Fr.Francis Xavier. In the year 1910, it was registered as an English school. The school was handed over to the Apostolic Carmel sisters in 1922.

The Advanced Level education was introduced to this school in 1970 and it was the arts stream. In 1979, the other streams of the Advanced Level such as Science, Maths and Commerce were initiated.

St. Cecilia's girls' College was upgraded as a National School in 2001. The bilingual education was commenced here in 2002. The computer learning center of the school was inaugurated in 2003. The connecting class room project was commenced here in 2010.

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References

  1. "Province - Eastern" (PDF). Schools Having Bilingual Education Programme. Ministry of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-10.