St. Bridget’s Convent is a private girls’ school in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was founded on February 1, 1902 by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd order, making it one of the earliest mission schools of the Roman Catholic Church of Ireland in Ceylon. The school today consists of a Montessori school, a primary school and a collegiate school. It comprises 1324 students taught by a staff of 105 teachers.
On 1 February 1902, at the request of Most Rev. Dr. T. A. Melizan O.M.I, Archbishop of Colombo, St. Bridget’s Convent was established as the second house of the Good Shepherd congregation for the education of young ladies. It was the third school in the Colombo area opened by the nuns. The first classes were held at a rented house on Turret Road (Colpetty) called ‘The Firs’. Two sisters, Sr. Mary of St.Francis Borgia and Sr. Mary of Our lady of Lourdes, came from the original Kotahena Convent school (Good Shepherd Convent) to undertake this work. With the opening of the school by the sisters of the Good Shepherd, the long cherished wish of Most Reverend Dr.T.A Melizan became a reality.
Extracurricular activities are always encouraged among the students and they have always maintained a high standard in them. English Literary Association, Sinhala Literary Association, Tamil Literary Association, Science Society, Commerce Society, Health and Nature club, Astronomical Club, Drama Society, Debate club, scrabble club, choir, girl guides association, interact club & UN club are the clubs and societies which provides facilities to the students to gain the knowledge and experience from the extracurricular activities.
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