Dr. E.W Adikaram primary section is the primary section which is affiliated to the Bandarawela Central College was started on 10/02/1986 as a concept by Hon. Mr. Samaraweera Weerawanni who was the deputy minister of education at that time. It was started as an experimental school with 70 students and 6 teachers with the principal, and now it has moved onto 905 students with 30 teachers. In the beginning there was a separate principal for the primary section but now a vice principal of the Bandarawela central college manages the responsibility.
At present as the primary section of the Bandarawela Central College the section proceeds according to the “Children-Friendly” concept. In the meantime the section successfully proceeds the competency based school syllabus. Not only that but also the section has earned a special identity in the area because of the creative and co-curricular activities based teaching method which is really essential for the minds of the children. The opportunity to become a class monitor or become a prefect has given to the all the students I the school with purpose to give them a chance to practice leadership qualities. The program “Ratata Pipena mal” and its English version “Blooming Buds” are some significant examples to show the effort that the school has taken to improve the good qualities of the children. The annual English camp, Happiness camps which are held in every quarter of the year, “Arunalu” Radio station, the morning assembly have been successfully abled to give so many special experiences for the students which would be essential for them for the rest of their lives. At the same time, the primary section does the term tests to improve and bring all the students to the optimum competency level.
When considering about the grade 5 scholarship examination results, one of the students got 194 marks and achieved the 6th place from the whole island in the year 2007. When analyzing the complete result in the year 2012, the E.W Adikaram primary section has achieved the 6th place among the all the national schools in Sri Lanka from the grade 5 scholarship results. In the year 2013 our students were the children who took highest marks for the examination from the Uva province. Not only that but also it can be considered as a remarkable circumstance when one of the students got 195 marks and became 2nd in the district in the year 2014.
The year 2014 is also considrerd as a year which has recorded highest results in the grade 5 scholarship examination. 94% of the students had scored over 100 marks and now we are doing our best to reach 100% and currently in a provable path to that target.
H.M.G.C Kumari Dharmawardene,
Bandarawela Central College.
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