Community Service

At Elizabeth Moir School we instill a sense of social responsibility and an appreciation of privilege in all our students. Both schools are involved with raising funds and awareness for good causes, and have long-term links with orphanages and organisations like the Foundation of Goodness and Sarvodaya. .

The Junior School participates in several fundraising projects a year. Staff and students from the Junior School also regularly visit the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital in Colombo and donate money to families who are unable to pay for their children’s treatment.

By the time they enter the Senior School, students take part in a Community Service Project with their class every year. Projects have included visiting a home for the mentally and physically handicapped, painting orphanages and teaching English at the Salvation Army Boys Home every week. .

Elizabeth Moir School was the first international school to join the Sri Lanka Unites organisation, which aims to foster reconciliation in Sri Lanka following the end of the Civil War. Our Prefects have attended Sri Lanka Unites conferences in Kandy, Jaffna and Galle, which have enabled Tamil students from the North and Sinhalese students from the South to meet each other for the first time. The Senior School also has links with Trinity College, Kandy, St Johns College, Jaffna and Royal College, Colombo.