Dhamma Sarana Sunday School
The Sunday School started as Buddhist Studies School (Daham Pasala). It was established under the patronage of Buddhist Sri Lankan Association of Victoria (BSAV) in June 1993. Having started as a school of religion, Sinhala Language was introduced to its curriculum as a subsidiary subject in 1997. In 1999, the Sinhala Language section joined the LOTE (Languages other than English) program conducted by the DET (Department of Education and Training) to impart the Sinhala Language as a part of 2nd language learning. The Sinhala Language School is now an ethnic school and is funded by DET.
Now Dhamma Sarna Sunday School is having two sections; Dhamma Section and Sinhala Section.
The school is in session every Sunday, 4 terms of the year and coincides with Victorian school sessions. School starts with a general assembly at 1.30 p.m. There are 2 sessions. The 1st session from 1.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.is allocated for Buddhist Studies. This is followed by a 15-minute break from 3.00 p.m. to 3.15 p.m. The 2nd session from 3.15 p.m. to 5.45 p.m. is allocated for the Sinhala Language. Students are dismissed at this time.
Sunday School Calendar for 2021
- Buddhist Studies Section:01:30 PM-03:00 PM
- Sinhala Language/Culture Section:03:15 – 5:45 PM
Sinhala Language Section is proud of its long history of providing quality educational opportunities for students.
Buddhist Sri Lankan Association of Victoria Sinhala Language was established in 1997. In 1999, we joined the LOTE (Languages other than English) program conducted by the DET (Department of Education and Training) to impart Sinhala Language as a part of 2nd language learning.
The Sinhala Language Section is now famed as an ethnic school. Our school is funded and accredited by Department of Education and Training. We follow Victorian Essential Learning Standards.
The school focuses remains on the key areas of listening, speaking, writing and reading of Sinhala Language but also offers a diverse curriculum to ensure that students receive a well rounded educational experience.
In addition to the academic focus, the school offers a strong value-based program that supports the building of individual and collective self-esteem.
As Principal, I am proud of the achievements of our students and teachers and believe that our school provides students with a strong foundation for future learning. I invite and encourage Sri Lankan community to enrich the development of the Sinhalese language, identity and culture in multicultural Australia for many more generations
Most Venerable Naotunne Vijitha Nayaka Thero