Autumn Soiree – 2019 – Old Paulines 13th Successive Annual Dinner Dance

Date(s) - 01/06/2019 - 02/06/2019
7:30 pm - 12:30 am

The Grand on Princess


Autumn Soiree – 2019 – Old Paulines 13th Successive Annual Dinner Dance – organised by the St Paul’s Kelaniya Benevolent Fund (Australia) Inc (in memory of the late Teacher & Vic e Principal, Mrs Florence Senewiratne)

Saturday, 1st June, 7.30 pm to 12.30 am
Grand on Princess Reception Centre

2251 Princes Highway

Music by No Limit, featuring Esric Jackson

Cost: $60.00 per Adult, $25.00 per Child Under 12

Entrance ticket includes smorgasbord buffet, and unlimited premium scotch, beer, wine and soft drinks as well as entry into draw for one ticket on Sri Lankan Airways, Melbourne-Colombo return.

Right of Admission Reserved Dress: Smart Casual

For Tickets Contact:
Ruwanal Senewiratne 0402 140 915/9769 0051
Philomena Mather 9769 0051
Bianca Senewiratne 0451 783 362
Ralph & Heather Foulstone (nee Jansz) 9401 3697
Mike & Sebrina Hodgkinson (nee Dabrera) 0421 951 853
Claudette Jeffries & Ian Varney 0410 936 873
To avoid disappointment, book early as numbers are limited.

(in memory of the late Teacher & Vice Principal, Mrs Florence Senewiratne)
This Benevolent Fund was established in 2006 for the purpose of collecting funds to facilitate the education of under-privileged students of St Paul’s Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

We have continued to sponsor the students, together with our private sponsors, and are proud to advise that the 2015 Head Girl was a student sponsored by us. If not for us, this student would not have attended school, leave alone complete her schooling in such a magnificent manner. Five other students completed their Advanced Level studies in 2015, three in 2016, one in 2017, and three in 2018 – this is a huge achievement indeed and we congratulate those students.

The sponsorship covers educational material, clothing and transport; and includes students from all backgrounds from Year 1 to Year 12. One may ask why a student attending a government school needs to be sponsored. We were advised that these students could not afford the basic requirements such as books, clothing, etc. This is where the Fund and private sponsors come in! Without this support, these students may not have had an education.

Student bio-data are collected by the PPA in Sri Lanka in consultation with the Principal and forwarded to the Fund committee who then makes the final decision on the students to be sponsored. This year, two more students were added. The PPA in Sri Lanka manages the Fund account established in Sri Lanka for this purpose.

In Australia, fund-raising and management of the activities are the responsibility of a small committee, comprising ex-students of St Paul’s and their spouses. Audited Accounts are submitted annually to Consumer Affairs as a requirement of an Incorporated Association.

Past pupils, their families and well wishers are able to support this project in a number of ways as detailed below:
1 By your presence at the dinner dance
2 By making up a table of 8 or more for the dance
3 Donating gifts towards the door and/or raffle prizes
4 Placing an advertisement in the dance souvenir (ranging from $75 to $250)
5 Placing a message of support for the school in the souvenir ($50 for half-page).
Thank you in anticipation of your support and look forward to seeing you at the fund-raiser.

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