Welcome to Kindergarten!

Vision Statement : the Overseas School of Colombo shall be a model of excellence in education, nurturing and empowering our community of learners to achieve global success.

Mission Statement : The Overseas School of Colombo, an IB World School, is committed to guiding our global community toward international and intercultural understanding. OSC develops the whole person as a responsible learner, striving for personal excellence within a cultural diverse environment.

KG Team

Mrs. Melissa Harford, Mrs. Tanuja Senanayake, Mrs. Deborah George and Mrs. Shehara Weerasinghe

In the KGH classroom we have two teachers, Melissa Harford (Ms Melissa) and Deborah George (Ms Deborah).

This is Melissa’s second year at OSC having previously taught in multiple schools and in various capacities in schools within Australia. She has three children, Jessyca, who is studying Osteopthy in Australia, James is in year 9 and Daisy is in year 6 at OSC.

Deborah has been part of the OSC community for seven years in the role of an Assistant Teacher in the Early Primary Years Programme. This will be her third year in KG. Last year Deborah welcomed in to the world a beautiful baby boy Liam.

In the KGS classroom we also have two teachers, Tanuja Senanayake and Shehara Weerasinghe.

Shehara Weerasinghe is in her 6th year at OSC as an Assistant teacher in early primary years programme, with this year being her third year in Kindergarten. She will be working with Ms. Tanuja Senanayake.

Tanuja Senanayake is starting off her 19th year at OSC and is beginning her 5th year in the Kindergarten class with a wonderful set of students and a supportive team of professionals. Her eldest son graduated from OSC last year and has had the wonderful opportunity to experience all 3 IB programmes offered at OSC. Her second son is 10 months old and she is looking forward to starting it all over again for another 18 years.

We look forward to a successful year with you and your children. We firmly believe in working in partnership with you to make your children’s learning a meaningful experience.

Contact details:

Tanuja Senanayake               [email protected]

Melissa Harford                      [email protected]

OSC Office contact numbers   94 11 2784920-2

Schedule of the day:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 7:20 am to 1:30 pm

Afterschool activities will run from  1:45 – 2:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

EVERY Wednesday The whole school finishes at 1:30 pm (There will be NO extra curricular activities or after care facilities offered on a Wednesday)

Please ensure you pick up your child at the designated times; as the teachers/    assistants attend meetings and workshops in the afternoons.




We use communication books to communicate and contact you. Please check everyday.  This website will also be updated regularly. Please refer to this weekly. Each student has a message book.  A newsletter will be emailed every Friday. Please refer to that and the calendar to find out about upcoming events.

We would appreciate if we are informed of any special events that occur in your child’s life which may impact their routine. (eg: Parents leaving the country, grandparents/ family friends visiting, accidents or demise within the family etc.)

Parental Involvement:

As parents, you will be given many opportunities to become actively involved in your child’s learning.  OSC aims to provide opportunities to create a valuable partnership between parents/ carers and ourselves.

We welcome parents to share their knowledge, experiences, special skills and talents with the class, if these are linked to the Units of Inquiry covered in Kindergarten.

Each class will have two support parents. The role of the support parent is to assist the teacher with school and class events. The Primary Principal will be meeting with ALL primary support parents early in the year.  Thereafter, the homeroom teachers will meet the class support parents.

Useful Links


Teacher Usernames for Raz-Kids

KGS – osckga

KGH – osckgb

IXL - Maths