Lyceum International School News

LITTLE LYCEUMERS CELEBRATE AVURUDU

The Nursery to Grade 5 students of Lyceum International School Nugegoda recently celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New year during the last week of school.

All students were dressed in their colorful traditional attire and engaged in the traditions linked to the Avurudu celebrations from lighting of the hearth and boiling of milk, partaking of food, ganu-denu to games such as raban-playing and a tug-o-war.

The entire programme was focused on building cultural values in Lyceumers from their formative ages.

Annual Primary Concerts of Lyceum International School Nugegoda

The annual primary concerts of Gr.02, 03 & 05 students of Lyceum International School, Nugegoda were held recently at the school’s main hall.

 

Under the titles of “Tales & Tunes”, “Magical Mirrors” & “Sparkle” the three concerts were an excellent platform for young students to showcase their talents in various genres such as music, dance & speech. The programme included a mix of English, Sinhala, & Tamil items. The hall and backdrop were beautifully decorated too.

 

It is no easy task to put together an event of this magnitude, and it was made possible thanks to all hardworking teachers & students at Lyceum, Nugegoda.  

TISSL Launches An Australian Tour

TISSL is the Association of the Premier International Schools in Sri Lanka. Since 1987, the Heads of the Pioneer International Schools in Sri Lanka functioned as an association which was informally called the ‘Association of Heads of International Schools in Sri Lanka’. This Association that has grown to 25 Member Schools, formally identifies themselves as ‘The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL)’ since February 2013.

23 Heads of Schools and representatives will be leaving to Sydney, Australia on 07th April 2018 to participate in 8 days comprehensive study tour covering prominent universities and educational institutions in Australia.

TISSL Executive committee joined hands with other member schools of the Association to initiate an Australian Tour from 07th April 2018 to 15th April 2018 along with 24 delegates. This was organized by TISSL by joining hands with Konnect Consultants

Lasal Jayawardena battles his way through to the National Chess Squad

For the first time in the history of International School’s chess, a student from Lyceum Nugegoda is a proud representative in the National Squad.

Lasal Jayawardena of Grade 11 Sc B has been able to fight his way through to becoming 9th in the selection event, knocking out some of the National level “Star Class” players who were in the National Squad previously.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS ISAC 2018 LYCEUMERS STEAL THE SHOW YET AGAIN AT ISAC WITH 70 GOLD MEDALS

International Schools Athletic Championship 2018 was held on 23rd, 24th and 25th February 2018 at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Homagama .

The International Schools Athletic Championships (ISAC), which commenced in 2001 was the brainchild of the Founder, late Mr. R. I. T. Allas of Gateway College, has now established itself as the biggest national flagship sporting event in the school calendar of The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL).

This year’s ISAC has special significance for Lyceum International School, Nugegoda as this was the 9th time that we took over the organization of such a challenging meet. Around 1500 athletes from the International Schools mentioned above, competed in 106 events for both boys and girls. 

Also major props have to be given to the organizing committee for all their hard work and contribution towards this event. Initially it was planned to have the event take place in Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo. But because the stadium was under construction, the venue had to be changed to Diyagama Mahinda Rajapakse stadium. Despite all these hardships, the organizing committee, under the guidance of Mrs.Kumari Grero Chairperson of Th
e International Schools Sri Lanka and ISAC 2018 did all the planning and managed to make this year’s ISAC a memorable experience for all the participants. Professor Mohan De Silva, the Chairman of the University Grants Commission graced this year’s ISAC by participating as the chief guest.

One of the changes which was done at this year’s ISAC was not choosing a champion at the end of the event. Instead, medals were given for the winners of each event and there were winners from almost every school at the end. But the most outstanding performances were recorded from Lyceum International School, Wattala. Athletes from Lyceum international School, Wattala was able to conquer 93 medals altogether including 39 gold medals, 33 silver medals and 21 bronze medals at the end of the event and stood out at the best performers. The second best performers of the event were from Gateway College, Colombo as they were able acquire 65 medals including 22 gold medals, 18 silver medals and 25 bronze medals. Lyceum International School, Nugegoda has won 54 medals which includes 19 gold medals, 17 silver medals and 18 bronze medals while Lyceum International School, Panadura was able to score 17 medals with 5 gold medals, 1 silver medals and 11 bronze medals. Athletes of Lyceum International School, Ratnapura showed their colors by claiming 14 medals altogether with 7 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 5 bronze medals.

Conducting this prestigious event on such grand scale would’ve been impossible without the contribution of valued sponsors. This year’s ISAC was sponsored by several esteemed organizations of which, Pearson Edexcel under brands Pearson, Edexcel, BTECH and PTE served as the Principal Sponsor of the ISAC 2018 and Next Click Events also took Co-Sponsorship. McDonald's Sri Lanka and Imperial College of Business Studies also joined as Special Sponsors. Wijeya Newspapers Limited contributed as the Main Print and Web Media Sponsor and China Lanka Education as the Gold Medal Sponsor. Also a number of reputed brand names such as TISSL- The International Schools of Sri Lanka, Brandix Lanka Private Limited, Lyceum Careers, Assetline, Glitz, Hatton National Bank Kohuwela, Nestle Lanka PLC and Barclays Computer (Pvt) Ltd served as sponsors and supported this event as well.

Challenge Trophies of ISAC 2018

  • Wycherley International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 12 Girls Champion : Shenali Bastian - (Lyceum International School, Wattala) - 30 Points
  • OKI International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 12 Boys Champion:

Dunitha Pothupitiya - (Lyceum International School, Ratnapura) - 30 Points

 

  • St. Nicholas International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 12 Overall Champion School: Lyceum International School, Wattala -  - 74 Points
  • Leeds International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 14 Girls Champion

 Kenari Gamage - (Lyceum International School, Wattala) - 26 Points

 

  • Leighton Park International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 14 Boys Champion:

Venura De Alwis - (Gateway College Colombo) - 26 Points

 

  • The British School in Colombo Challenge Trophy - For the Under 14 Overall Champion School Lyceum International School , Wattala  -  114 Points
  • Nalangi Perera Memorial Challenge Trophy - For the Under 16 Girls Champion:

Dulyana Suludagoda - (Lyceum International School , Nugegoda) - 24 Points

 

  • Belvoir International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 16 Boys Champion:

Navin Perera - (Lyceum International School Wattala) - 30 Points

  • Colombo International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 16 Overall Champion School: Lyceum International School , Wattala - 166 Points
  • Leighton Park International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 18 Girls Champion:

Sadeepa Henderson (Gateway College - Colombo) - 28 Points

 

  • Lyceum International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 18 Boys Champion:

Kavindu Bandara - (Lyceum International School, Nugegoda) - 20 Points

Lahiru Krishan - (Lyceum International School ,Wattala) - 20 Points

Ginura Gunarathne - (Lyceum International School, Nugegoda) - 20 Points

Dimuthu Lakshan Perera - (Lyceum International School, Wattala) - 20 Points

 

  • Seaford International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 18 Overall Champion School : Gateway College , Colombo - (Gateway College , Colombo) - 176 Points

 

  • Regent International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 20 Girls Champion

Randi Cooray (Gateway College, Colombo) - 30 Points

Sharmila Jan  - 30 Points

  • Elizabeth Moir School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 20 Boys Champion

Mohomed Aroos - (Lyceum International School, Nugegoda) - 28 Points

Udesh Ranasinghe (Gateway College , Colombo) - 28 Points

  • Alethea International School Challenge Trophy - For the Under 20 Overall Champion School

Lyceum International School , Wattala - 280 Points

 

  • Cambridge Challenge Trophy - For the Overall Relay Champions

Lyceum International School , Wattala - 150 Points