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Heralding the New Year 2016
Heralding the New Year 2016 - The Victoria International College

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Heralding the New Year 2016

Mon 4 Jan 2016 7:30 AM - Mon 4 Jan 2016 1:30 PM

The Victoria International College reopened for the New Year 2016 on the 4th of January with full of promise for a bright, happy, prosperous and productive year ahead. The date also coincided with the school's anniversary, marking twelve years of educational excellence.

The day started off with religious observances, followed by the hoisting of the national and school flags. The voices of Victoria’s students rang loud and clear as they heralded in the new year with the school song, each phrase carrying full of promise to make the very best of the year ahead. Anniversary celebrations then followed with the lighting of the oil lamp and a speech by the Principal, Mr. W. L. Munidasa, and the school’s Director, Mrs. R. Ekanayake.

January 4th was also a big day for TVIC’s Nursery students, some of whom were setting foot into a school environment for the first time. Organized by the teachers of The Victoria International College’s Nursery, a welcome ceremony was held for the youngest members of the TVIC family.

The year 2016 is a special year for The Victoria International College. Labelled the ‘English Improvement Year’, 2016 will see many changes and new events designed to promote and nurture the college’s English programmes. The English Club is a new addition to the school’s English curriculum and is designed to provide students with ample opportunities to develop professional speaking and writing skills as well as to apply their English knowledge in practical situations and on a competitive level. The formation of debating teams and student-run clubs such as the Drama Club and Journalism and Media Club are well under way. Elocution too has its own spot in the school’s curriculum beginning at the Nursery level and continuing on all the way up into the primary grades.

In addition, in keeping up with The Victoria International College’s vision in producing well-rounded citizens of the world, she will be taking the curriculum a step further by ensuring that every student takes part in at least to sots activities (indoors and outdoors collectively). Swimming and boxing are some of the latest additions to the sports curriculum and swimming has been made available to all students, even at the Nursery level.

The year 2016 promises to be an exciting year for students, teachers and parents alike.

Head over to the gallery to view pictures of this auspicious day.

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