Building new ties: Melbourne High School, Australia


Royal College signs memorandum of understanding with Melbourne High School.

This morning saw a delegation consisting of the Principal, a Senior Teacher, Cricket Coaches and Cricket Team of Melbourne High School, Australia visiting Royal College to sign a memorandum of understanding. A welcome ceremony was held for this delegation in the presence of the College Principal along with student leaders including the Head Prefect.

A union between two institutions with histories, spanning decades back and enriched with vivid traditions and culture, would essentially serve fruitful for both stakeholders.

Melbourne High School, a landmark in its own country, has always been an iconic figure in the educational sector, setting myriad trends in education and co-curricular activities. A continuous rapport with a similar institution, is definitely a great privilege to us. In fact a relationship between two institutions that have consistently displayed unparalleled excellence in multiple spheres of learning is of much value.

This MOU and all correspondence with this regards was initiated and will be carried on in future under the guidance of Senior Games Master, Mr Upul Perera, and Mr Nihal Seneviratne.  The Royal College Union (RCU) also played an integral role in promoting this venture.

The signing of this MOU along with presentations elaborately exhibiting the sheer excellence displayed by either institution in their own countries ensued upon welcoming the Australian delegation at the ceremony this morning.

The beginning of this affiliation will be marked by a friendly Cricket Encounter between the under 15 cricket teams of either institution. This morning also saw the eager young cricketers who just arrived from Melbourne being warmly welcomed by their counterparts here. It is hoped that friendly cricket match, the icon marking the beginning of this union, would also serves to build lasting friendships between these sportsmen, and in time to come between the entire student communities of either school.