As the new principal, it is with great pleasure to welcome you to the 2017/18 school year. I am very excited to serve all of you as the 06 th principal of Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha. SSLSD is a most successful school at every level with a proud tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, co-curricular activities and as a school community.
Looking back at school records of the last 15 years, we have much to celebrate and be thankful to staff, students, parents and volunteers who helped our school in numerous ways.
SSLSD was established in 2001 to provide an opportunity to receive education, especially for Sri Lankan community and we are all the beneficiaries of that noble endeavor. Today this wonderful and exciting center of education has grown well and open for Sri Lankan as well as for the students from all over the world.
Mr. Kumudu Fonseka and his board of trustees initiated the school with their wisdom and ambition in establishing a school in Doha and trod the difficult path to achieve the impossible. Today is the day to express our gratitude to our founders; they are the heroes of our time.
I believe education should help students to develop their inborn talents and potentials to the full. We teach our students to ‘Learn Wisely; Live Amply’, which can be achieved in many ways, including classroom learning, out-of- classroom experiences, extra-curricular activities, community services, etc. Through an all-rounded education, students develop intellectual competence, a variety of talents, a curious mind, compassion, self-learning abilities, and most important of all, the appreciation and respect for life of everyone.
I am sure that our daily teaching and learning will be improved with the modern technology. I would like to call upon the whole school to pass on the spirit of “Love to learn” as we celebrate our 15 th school Anniversary.
I am looking forward to an amazing school year in service to our students, staff, parents and community and bless you all for a bright future.
Stafford Sri Lankan School