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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to our school!

At Blacktown Sinhala School, we actively build our children’s character by nurturing our Sri Lankan culture via Sinhala language education.
 
As the leading community language school in Sydney for teaching Sinhala language, we have nearly 30 years of history and a well-reputed teaching panel with many years of experience. They help our children connect with Sri Lankan culture and prepare them to build their own identity within the culturally diverse community of Australia. Moreover, the community and cultural belonging we inculcate here are unprecedented to any other.

The year 2023 is going to be a special year for our children. We are in the process of reforming our educational program according to the latest community language framework provided by the NSW Education Standard Authority (NESA). We will introduce advanced digital learning platforms such as Seesaw and many other digital tools and content to facilitate Sinhala education in our school.

We welcome you to visit Blacktown Sinhala school and see first-hand the fine young men and women who attend the school.

To learn more about how a Sinhala language education could benefit your child, please contact our school via email on:  principal@thebss.org.au.

Dilina Wijayarathna

Principal & President

Meet Our Teachers

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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.

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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

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Rovani Sanjika

Year 2

  • Joined BSS in 2022

  • Cert III in Early Childhood Education

  • Works as an Early Childhood Educator over year 5

  • Diploma in Fashion Design and Certified Beautician since 2010

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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.

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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).

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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

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  • Joined BSS in 2022

  • Works as a geotechnical engineer at GHD

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia

  • Bsc in Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 

Year 6/7

Dr Chamindi Jayasuriya

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Dr Pandula Gamage

Year 8

  • Joined BSS in 2022

  • PhD, La Trobe University, Australia

  • MCom, University of Melbourne, Australia, MBA University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, BCom, University of Pune, India 

  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary education, Victoria University, Australia 

  • University teaching experience over 18 years

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