The Principal’s Message

Rev. Sr. Charitha Thandalge

A tree is known by its fruits.

“For a good tree doesn’t bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit” (Luke 6: 43-44).

The Grand Old Lady by the Sea is well known for her illustrious daughters, granddaughters, and great granddaughters as she has produced great alumni over 121 years. Being the centre of this chain, the Past Pupils’ Association has a significant responsibility to connect all her sisters to their second home –  “HFC”.

So, my dear Shihara, the new President and her committee members and all the past pupils around the world, you will be recognized by your words and deeds.

The very virtues of this HFC tree will be seen in its saplings – your individual Familian characters. Hence,

when you pray and work unceasingly,
your readiness to undertake any responsibility,
your commitment and faithfulness to the tasks entrusted to you in the family and in society,
you leading a faith filled and charitable life, and
when you strive for nothing but the best,

the world will recognise your lineage. People will get to know your alma mater… your second home, by your deeds and behaviour.

Hence, progress forward, keeping in mind the words of our Founder, Pierre Bienvenu Noailles to our Sisters at the beginning – “Go forward, there is nothing to stop your journey”.

May you be blessed with strength and courage to continue your good work to bring glory to your alma mater.

Glory be to God alone.

Rev. Sr. Charitha Thandalge - Principal