Welcome to Perth Sinhala School
Perth Sinhala School is the only community language school in Western Australia that teaches Sinhala language and Sinhala culture to children. Late Mrs Nellie Gunasekera, a retired vice principal of Girls High School, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka had started the School in 1997 on the 27th of April with a handful of students in a private house. For the past 18 years, the school has been serving the Perth Sri Lankan community by teaching our language and our culture to the children of migrant families.
Meet Our School’s Committee - 2019/2020
Executive Management Committee
Other Committee Members
Perth Sinhala School’s core focus is three-dimensional as it is based on three pillars. Teaching Sinhala language and culture, developing a wide array of skills and immersing students in diverse aspects of performing arts to let the children captivate Sri Lankan culture and heritage are our three lenses directing the focus of the School.
To be the utmost symbol of Sinhala Language and the Sinhala Cultural Heritage in Western Australia within the frame of multiculturalism
Sinhalese Language and Culture from Generation to Generation
Excellence through Passion (Udyogayen Vishishtathwayata)
We at PSS always value Integrity, Respect, Leadership, Passion for Innovation and Continuous Networking.
To realize our vision by:
Fostering Sinhala language skills of our students in the spheres of reading, speaking, writing and listening
Propagating the Sinhala Cultural Heritage among our students through School activities and participation in culturally important events to nurture and preserve cultural traditions, values and customs
Networking with diverse organizations, associations and individuals in a multi cultural society to create a win-win state of affairs
Creating a strong sustainable environment in the School through preserving our values, investments in education and outreach
Why Bilinguals are Smarter?
Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.
— (Source: New York Times, Sunday Review, March 17- 2012 written by Gray Matter)