Sri Lanka: Minhath Montessori Pre-school

RMF-Supported Preschool Enjoys a Successful Year: January to December 2015

January 01, 2016

B.M.B. Zeena

Children learn the joy of gardening

Children learn the joy of gardening

RMF-Supported Preschool

Accomplishments and events:

  • January: The children who graduated from our preschool last year performed some events from the 2014 yearend concert.
  • February 3: We held a parents’ meeting regarding Independence Day celebrations.
  • February 4: We celebrated Independence Day together with the preschool children and their parents. The children attended in different traditional costumes and also dressed as our independence leaders, such as D.S. Senanayake and S.W.R.D. Bandaranayaka.
  • March 23: The annual trip to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, was arranged earlier this year by the children’s and parents’ request. We traveled by train from Matara to Galle, which the children really enjoyed. In Galle, we went to the harbor to watch the ships and visited Koggala Air Force Base, where the children enjoyed exploring the inside of an airplane. After that, we went to one of the best children’s parks at Habaraduwa, with a swimming pool and indoor games. We then went to Colombo Zoo, and the children enjoyed some free time. In the evening, we toured the city by double-decker bus. It was very special for our children to see the city of Colombo at nighttime.
  • March 26: We attended a one-day workshop at the mayor’s office for all preschool teachers.
  • March 28: We held a parents’ meeting regarding the annual sports meets.
  • April 13: Sports meets were held on our school green, not only for preschool children, but older boys and parents enjoyed the meets as well.
  • June: We observed a long vacation for Ramadan.
  • September 23: We held an exhibition of the children’s tiny creations (arts and crafts), which they had completed in the classroom from the beginning of the year.
  • October 2: We hosted the children’s mini fair on the school grounds.
  • November 15: We held a parents’ meeting regarding the year-end concert.
  • December 3: We had a rehearsal of concert events.
  • December 6: We held our annual concert.

Numbers Served

Total Beneficiaries for 2015

36 Children and their families

3 Teachers and their families

1 Assistant Teacher