History of Past Pupils Associations
One hundred and forty years ago, on the 1st of May 1869, the portals of Good Shepherd Convent, Kotahena opened its doors to welcome the first Shepherdian to the school.
It is only fitting today to take our minds back to the Past Pupils Association which was founded in 1915. Mother Mary of St. Aloysius who had already been in Ceylon for 25 years initiated a move to form an Association of Past Pupils.
|The founder members||Name|
|President||-||Rev. Sr. Mary Prosper|
|Vice President||-||Rev. Sr. Mary Aloysius|
|Honorary Secretary||-||Mrs. J.H.S. Holsingher|
|Honorary Treasurer||-||Mrs. P.C. Fernando|
Some of the past pupils who emigrated, have established branches in Great Britain, Australia, Canada and California. It is only fitting to mention a few stalwarts who paved the way to make the Past Pupils Association what it is today – to name a few - Mrs. Clara De Mel, Mrs. Elizabeth Perumal, Mrs. Ula Andriesz, Mrs. Marjore Alles and Mrs. Princy De Alwis. Their dedication and devotedness has continued through the corridors of time up to the present day. Read More >>
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Some of the past pupils who emigrated, have established branches in Great Britain, Australia, Canada and California. It is only fitting to mention a few stalwarts who paved the way to make the Past Pupils Association what it is today – to name a few - Mrs. Clara De Mel, Mrs. Elizabeth Perumal, Mrs. Ula Andriesz, Mrs. Marjore Alles and Mrs. Princy De Alwis. Their dedication and devotedness has continued through the corridors of time up to the present day.
Mrs Sharon Xavier (nee Schucroft)
President, GSC Past Pupils Association, Canada Branch
Mrs Annette Xavier (nee Thambinayagam)
President, Colombo Shepherdians in the UK
Mrs Chrisanthie Wickremesinghe (nee Edrisinghe)
President, GSC, Kotahena, Alumni Association of California, USA.
Mrs Deidre Andriesz (nee Caspersz)
President, PPA of Good Shelpherd Convent in Melbourne, Australia
Mrs Deanna Sathanandan (Nee Christie-David)
President, Good Shepherd Convent Past Pupils Association in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Rev. Sr.M.Geethani Mallawarachchi
Patron of the Past Pupils' Association.
Committee for the Year 2016 - 2017
Seated from Left :
Mrs. Marina Puvimanasinghe, Mrs, Jayanth Rodrigo,Mrs. Bernadine de Vas Gunasekera(Jt. Treasure ) Mrs. Edna Perera(Jt. Treasure ), Mrs. Shiromie Motha (Hony.Jt. Secretary) Mrs.Chrysanthi D’Almeida (Jt.Vice President),Mrs. Dilrukshi Livera (President), Mrs. Jasintha Aloysius(Jt. Vice President), Mrs. Verina Peiris (Hony.Jt. Secretary), Mrs. Queenie Johnpulle,Mrs. Kulaseeli Perera, Mrs. Christobel Saverimuttu.
1st Row - Standing from Left:
Mrs. Niroshini Ann Arulananda,Mrs. Taniya Paiva, Mrs. Menaka Ovitigama, Mrs.Sangeetha Arambawaththa Arachchi, Mrs. Suganthini Basilkulanathan, Mrs.Sharmalie Anne Alwis, Mrs. Anna Priyanthy Esuwaran, Mrs. Mignonne Miranda, Mrs. Lakshitha Fernando Akurugoda, Mrs. Neluni Tissera, Mrs. Rozanne Diasz,
2nd Row - Standing from Left
Mrs. Madushika De Mel, Mrs. Niluka Tillekeratne, Mrs. Mignnone Weerasinghe, Ms. Rohini Weerakkody, Mrs. Neon Senanayake, Mrs. Nisansala Jayawardena, Mrs. Trudy Caldera, Mrs. Priscilla Silva.
Board Of Trustees – Kotahena Shepherdian Shepherdian Home For Elders ( KOSCHE )
Seated Left to Right : Salome Vaz, Joyce Nadesapillai, Millcent Rodrogo, Bernadine de Silva, Christobel Saverimuttu (Chairperson), Maureen Silva, Damayanthi Goonawardena, Scarlet Gabriel, & Dayaleni Pasangna