7th TISSL conference on Education in Sri Lanka
In 1987, the pioneering International schools in Sri Lanka have formed an association that would help create a forum for the positive and constructive exchange of knowledge and administrative practices amongst the schools. Another objective of TISSL was to create the much needed exposure and to encourage healthy competition in academic and co-curricular arenas. It was first initiated with a small group of International school principals, subsequently in 2013, the association was officialised and TISSL was fully established. Ever since, the association has grown in strength and helped many academics and students enhance the quality of education.TISSL is a non-profit making organization. Members of TISSL are committed to enhance the professional standing of the schools providing international education in Sri Lanka. It also endorses the value of having an accreditation system and enforces this carefully and stringently, seeking to affirm the standard of education being offered by member schools.
TISSL annual conference 2019 addressed the theme “Leading and Learning in Turbulent Times”. This is a highly relevant theme in the local and global context in the current era. The conference was held from the 20th to 22nd of November 2019 at the Weligama bay Marriott Resort & spa with over 275 participants. “The only way to take a country to the next level of progress and development is by educating the youth and enlightening the path via imparting insights”, said Mrs. Kumari Hapugalle Perera, the chairperson of TISSL who is also the Executive Director at the Aleatha International School. The Chief Guest of the event Dr. Ravi Fernando, Chairman/CEO Global Strategic Corporate Sustainability Pvt.Ltd emphasised the importance of creativity and innovation in his key note speech. The Guest of Honour, Dr. David Ashall, Chair of the Board of Governors, CIIHE & CIRP elaborated the importance of thriving in education during turbulence. The rest of the speakers including Dr. Darshan Perera, Dr. Phil Kirkman, Mr. Ujjwal Singh, Ms. Sadie Visick, Ms. Natalia Cohen and Deshamanya Rohantha Athukorala contributed valuable insights on how to lead and learn in turbulent times. TISSL extended their warmest gratitude to all the sponsors who made this event a success.
TISSLs past endeavours have helped in many ways to improve the education in Sri Lanka and TISSL is committed to maintaining and uplifting these standards in the best way forward to reach higher goals in the future.