Junior School Parents Felicitate Mrs. Moir


The parents of the Junior School organised a felicitation for Mrs. Moir at the Kingsbury Hotel on Sunday 2nd November to celebrate her appointment as an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen. The Guest of Honour was His Excellency John Rankin, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives. He spoke about his pride in being responsible for informing Mrs. Moir that she would receive the award and about how much Mrs. Moir has contributed to international education and English Language teaching in Sri Lanka. Junior School Head Prefect Arshana Welivita had earlier impressed everyone present with a superbly delivered speech, which she had written herself, about Mrs. Moir and her achievements. She talked of how everyone involved in the school – as student, parent or teacher – took pride in the award, and also pointed out that ‘Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire’ is a very long title. The final speech was delivered by Special Guest, Dr. Chandra Embuldeniya, whose children were educated under Mrs. Moir and whose grandchildren are currently in the school. He referred to over 10% of Sri Lanka’s leading “40 under 40” in a recent article in ‘Echelon’ magazine, having been educated by Mrs. Moir and to how much the schools founded by Mrs. Moir had contributed to ethnic integration in Sri Lanka.

Earlier in the term, there had been a separate felicitation for Mrs. Moir at the Galadari Hotel organised by the Junior and Senior School staff.

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