Principal's Welcome

Blacktown Sinhala School (BSS) promotes Sri Lankan culture to enrich the values in Sri Lankans in Sydney/NSW over 25 years. We are one of the most prominent language schools in Sydney/NSW. We believe multicultural diversity in Australian society can enhance the quality of life.

 

Therefore, teaching the Sri Lankan culture to our younger generation is a necessity to preserve that quality. Since Sri Lanka has more than 2500 years old culture, the teaching of that needs well-organized processes. Our school has strong human resources consisted of well-educated teachers and parents to support this mission. Our vision is to build and preserve good values in our future generation based on both Australian and Sri Lankan cultures. We welcome all to take part in this journey.

Damith Jayasinghe

Principal & President

Meet Our Teachers

Dinali Somaweera

Kindergarten

  • Joined BSS in 2013

  • Worked as a primary teacher for 7 years in Sri Lanka.

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at CSU, Sydney.

  • Currently working as a Senior Educator in Early Childhood Education.

Shyami Karunaweera

Year 3

  • One of the very first Teachers at BSS. Completing 26 years of service.

  • She’s employed at the Administration Office of Western Sydney University since 1990.

  • Has also followed the Certificate in Community Language Teaching program conducted by UNSW. 

  • Has followed Certificate V in Accounting at TAFE NSW

  • Certificate V in Frontline management at WSU.

Diyana Aluvihare

Year 1

  • Joined BSS in 2018

  • Has followed Charted Accounting in Sri Lanka

  • Worked as an Asst Accountant in Sri Lanka for over 10 years

  • Has a passion for teaching

Vidarshani Nanayakkara

Year 2

  • Joined BSS in 2021

  • BSc. Information Technology Specialized in Software Engineering, SLIIT

  • MSc. Computer Science & Engineering, UoM

  • Currently reading for Cert IV in Education Support

  • Works as a Teaching Assistant in a Public School

Chandra Eriyagama

Year 4

  • Joined BSS in 2021

  • Over 10 years of experience with the Department of Education in South Australia.

  • Over 17 years of experience in teaching in Sri Lanka.

  • Specialized experience in the New Arrivals Program in Primary Schools and Kindergartens as a Bilingual School Services Officer (BSSO/SLSO) and School Services Officer (SSO).

Ganga Perera

Year 5

  • Joined BSS in 2019

  • Diploma in Community Language teaching

  • Diploma in Pre-school teaching

  • Cert III in Community Services

  • Family Daycare educator since 2002

Amali Jayasundara

Year 6

  • Joined BSS in 2019

  • Over 2 years working experience at Lyceum International in Sri Lanka

  • Holds a Bachelors degree in Arts (Languages) from University of Peradeniya

  • Certificates in International Relations, HRM, Graded Examination

  • Works as a Senior Educator in Wesley Mission

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Dishani Kithwalana

Year 7

  • Joined BSS in 2017

  • Has worked as a high school Teacher in Sri Lanka for over 8 years.

  • Currently following “Certificate of Language Teaching” at University of Sydney

  • Holds a Bachelors of Science Degree, Sri Lanka

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education

Sandareka Fernando

Year 8

  • Joined BSS in 2020

  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment

  • MSc. Information Systems, NTU, Singapore

  • BSc. Engineering in Computer Science, UoM

Hasini Abeywickrama

Kindergarten (Assistant)

  • Joined BSS in 2021

  • BSc. Engineering in Computer Science, UoM

  • PhD. Engineering, UTS

  • Works at Ericsson