Important Milestones in the history of the Montessori school of St.Bridget’s Convent
1946 – Commenced on 7th June, in the Nursing home of Dr. A. Ratnam which was located at the end of the school garden in Torrington place. This was later handed over to St.Bridget’s Convent.
1963 – Taking over of the building where Montessori classes had been conducted by Mother Good Counsel in order to have an Infirmary for the entire province in the premises of St. Bridget’s Convent, Colombo.
1963 – In the month of January, the Montessori started afresh in the new buildings, at No. 181, Turret Road, Colombo 7.
1963 - Celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Sr. M. of Augustine on 8th February.- October 6th : as mentioned in the annuls, “Hall was parked with past pupils with a good sprinkling of old Boys whom Sr. M. of St. Chantal had taught.
1966 - The new Montessori block was used for the First time in the month of January.
The building was and still is unique in its style - open, spacious and modern.
The planning and execution of the work was carried out by the renowned Architect Geoffrey Bawa.
Principals who had been in charge of the Montessori House of Children
Montessori School Today
The Academic staff
The academic staff of the Montessori school is made up of 15 AMI qualified teachers who are dedicated and committed towards the noble work introduced by Dr. Maria Montessori.
Standing – 1st Row – ( L to R ) :
Ms Nilmini Fernando, Mrs. Shiranga Lord, Ms Surangani Jayatilaka, Mrs. Fatima Ranasinghe, Sr. Remona Nugara(Principal of Montessori school), Mrs. Chrishanthi Dantanarayana, Mrs. Rohini Joseph, Mrs. Michelle Peiris, Mrs. Nilmini Dias,
Standing – 2nd Row – ( L to R ) :
Mrs. Nilmini Perera, Ms Madhu Warnakulasuriya, Ms Shayama Peiris , Ms Thilini Fernando, Mrs. Rangika Leanage, Mrs. Joyce Dissanayake, Mrs. Jacintha Nawalage
Changes which has taken place in the Montessori school since year 2007
The number of students decreased towards the end of year 2008 as a result of the Government being particular about the space required for each Classroom. The Montessori school is having 326 children on roll at present.