It is almost impossible to imagine that St. Bridget’s Convent, the school which has moulded so many lives and sent so many ‘successes’ out into the world was once (hundred years ago, to be precise) just a thought.. one man’s dream.
In 1902, Reverend Dr. T. A. Melizan (the then Archbishop of Colombo) saw his long entertained dream become a reality when the Sisters of the Good Shepherd opened a school for the education of young ladies.
A school which, to a person standing on the brink of its centenary year, sounds very much like a typical storybook school. Close your eyes and you can almost see it; the twinkle-eyed nuns who were ‘supposed to be’ strict disciplinarians, lessons under trees when the weather was good, jovial teachers with a distinct sense of joie-vivre and their band of students with high hopes, dreams and expectations.
100 years later we look back with nostalgia to the beginnings of our school and it is with a sense of pride that we walk down the annals of its history.