Obituary- Mrs. Karunadevi Santhalingam[04 May 2013]
Mrs. Karunadevi Santhalingam, sister of Mr. N.Karunakaran (Old Hartleyite, Sydney) passed away on Wednesday (1.5.2013) at Point Pedro, after a protracted illness.
Her funeral took place yesterday at Point Pedro.
Mrs. Karunadevi Santhalingam completed her 65th birthday on the 20th of April, this year.
She is survived by her husband, Mr.S.Santhalingam, who is a maternal uncle to Mr.V.Ragunathan (Old Hartleyite, Sydney) and five children ; four sons and a daughter.
HCPPA NSW Projects Update...[14 Feb 2013]
HCPPA NSW has recently agreed to support a community project in Visuvamadu and a Pilot project at the school in Point Pedro.
Click here for the details of the projects.
Hartley Student First in Jaffna District in AL Exams...[09 Feb 2013]
Hartley College AL student, Balagobalan Kabilan, following on the foot steps of his brother topped the AL results in the Jaffna district and came third in the island.
Click here for other Results
RamaKrishna Mission Appeal for Flood Relief...[07 Jan 2013]
The recent floods affected many parts of Sri Lanka especially where people have already been going through difficult periods. Following an appeal from RamaKrishna Mission HCPPA NSW initiated a request to its members requesting contribution towards this flood appeal. I am proud to inform that we have collected a total of $1,800 (including $400 from HCPPA NSW fund) towards the Flood Relief Contribution and this is a great achievement within the short timeframe (within a week). We will keep you informed about mission's acknowledgement and respond. Please keep visiting our web site to get more information.
I would like to thank you very much for your support on behalf of HCPPA NSW.
HCPPA(NSW) AGM & BBQ 2012...[01 Dec 2012]
HCPPA-NSW Branch's 21st Annual general Meeting was held on Sunday, 14th October 2012 at Ted Burge Sports Hall Merrylands from 11am to 1:30pm. This time the AGM was organised in a family friendly manner with sports for children and snacks and BBQ for all. Number of young volunteers took lead role in arranging and managing sports activities for the children in addition to assisting in catering and cleaning chores. Children enjoyed the games while all parents had immersed in friendly chit chat while having BBQ and choices of traditional meal.
Cricket Photos...[14 Nov 2012]
HCPPA(NSW) Cricket Roundup...[11 Nov 2012]
HCPPA (NSW) cricket teams have had an excellent start to this summer, winning the annual open and over-40 encounters against J/Hindu OBA teams and also the inaugural Masters game against Royal College Masters.
Hartley ranks in the National Schools Chess 2012 ...[03 Nov 2012]
In the recently held National Schools Chess competition, Hartley College Under 15 and Under 19 Boys teams were ranked 9th and 11th respectively. They finished ahead of any other schools from the northern province. HCPPA(NSW) congratulates the teams on their proud achievements.
Obituary- Mrs. Subramaniam Rasamani[06 Jan 2013]
Obituary- Mr M Krishnamoorthy[11 Dec 2012]
HCPPA(NSW) Vs Royal College OBA Annual Masters Cricket...[31 Oct 2012]
After their recent resounding win over the J/Hindu OBA Masters, the "Hartley Masters" will take on the "Royal Masters" in the inaugural cricket encounter between the two teams on Sunday, 04 November, in Henley Park, Enfield.
The 35-over match will start at 11a.m. and all are invited to come and cheer the players.
The players representing Hartley are:
Kalaizh Chuwei 2012 Photos...[19 Oct 2012]
Kalaizh Chuwei 2012 Photos have been uploaded to replace the DVD that was posted earlier.
Annual General Meeting and Family BBQ...[11 Oct 2012]
You are invited to attend the HCPPA-NSW AGM & Family BBQ to be held on the Sunday, 14th October at Ted Burge Sports Hall, Centenary Road, Merrylands, NSW.
AGENDA for the AGM
Click on this link for the Audited Financial Statements for 2012
Kalaizh Chuwei 2012 Photos and Publication...[22 Sep 2012]
HCPPA(NSW) Vs J/Hindu OBA Annual Cricket...[20 Sep 2012]
Contrary to earlier notice, the annual cricket encounters with J/Hindu College OBA in Sydney will take place on Monday, 01 October 2012, in Jones Park, Parramatta. More information will be provided shortly.
Obituary- Mr S Thurairajah[17 Aug 2012]
Great achievement in Tamil day competition...[25 Jul 2012]
The students of Hartley College [group song- division2] secured the first place at the Tamil day completion held in Colombo nationally on the 14th of July 2012.
Hartleyite Mr. Ananthakuhan from Bostan, USA who visited the college recently promised to meet the expenses if the team win the first place at the national level. As he promised he paid Rs.27, 155/= just after they won the first place.
In the below photograph, students are with the Principal, Vice Principal, the teacher who trained the students, Mr.A.Krishnananthan, teacher Mr.K.Ramanan, Mr.Ananthakuhan and Prof.Thevanayagam.
School Cricket Tournament Results...[25 Jul 2012]
Site Update...[04 Jul 2012]
The flyer for our annual fund raising event Kalaizh Chuwei has been posted on the right of this message along with the major sponsors of the event. It has all the details of the event and we hope that you have already reserved your tickets (Mouse over the images for an enlarged view).
Photos from the Tennis event held recently have also been posted in the Photos page
HCPPA(NSW) Vs J/Hindu OBA Tennis ...[24 Jun 2012]
J/Hindu OBA Lifts the Team Trophy...
Annual Tennis Encounter...Sunday, 20 May 2012[14 May 2012]
Annual Tennis Encounter between the Past Students of Hartley College and Jaffna Hindu College in NSW will be held on Sunday, 20 May 2012 at Barton Park, Parramatta.
HCPPA(NSW) is lending a hand to develop literacy in Vanni...[13 May 2012]
Our association has donated two (2) cabinets, books and games equipment worth Rs.100,000/= to the village libraries Kilali and Ketpali to increase the literacy levels of war affected students in the above villages...
Obituary- Mr Thambithurai Vijiraj[09 May 2012]
Mr.Thambithurai Vijiraj, a Hartleyite, has passed away on the 5th of May 2012 at the age of 72.
He is leaving behind his wife Flora (Sinnadurai) and two sons and a daughter-in-law. He is the brother-in-law of Professor Wilson who is the brother of Victor Sinnadurai.
He is from Chavakachcheri and studied at Hartley College from 1956 to 1958 for his A-levels.
Thursday, 10th May 2012 at 9.15 a.m
Pathway Community church, Cnr of Pendle Way and Dunmore Street, Pendle Hill
Thursday, 10th May 2012, After viewing and service at 9:15 a.m.
Flora Sinnadurai, 10 Apple Street, Constitution Hill, NSW 2145
New uploads...[22 Apr 2012]
The latest issue of Palmyra (Leaf 19) has been uploaded to the Publications page.
Also uploaded are photos of the hostel plaque unveiling ceremony and visit by Ian Karan.
During his recent visit to the school, Mr. Yoganathan gathered valuable information about the current activities of the school and brought back a lot of photographs.
Click on the link above for news gathered from the visit. Photographs are published in the Photos & Videos Page
Donation to purchase a musical instrument "Veenai"...[28 Jan 2012]
As a part of academic curriculum students at Hartley are keenly learning music as a subject. The school has difficulty in sourcing various musical instruments from the Education department. The Principal has requested OBA's around the world through the Global trust to source various musical instrument.
The HCPPA-NSW immediately swung into action & donated Rs.55, 000 for the purchase of Veenai. There is no maintenance or training cost as it is within school activity & paid by the department.
Hartley College PPA, NSW, has donated $1000 to the NGO, The Centre for Child Development (CFCD), to help with their charitable activities in Vanni.
Read more by clicking on the link above.
Last month, fulfilment of a long-term need of the school took shape when the foundation stone for a new canteen and conference hall was laid by the Principal and Mr. Sivanesan Muruguppillai, President, HCPPA (Point Pedro)
Click on the link above for photos of the ceremony and an architectural view of the building.
In December, Jaffna Hindu OBA in Sydney organised a gala day where they played a cricket match and then donated sports equipment to other past pupils associations in Sydney. Hartley College PPA, NSW will pass these on to schools in Vanni where there is a real need for such equipments.
Click on the link above for a brief write-up of this event and a list of equipment received by our PPA.
Obituary- Mrs Ponnammah Sittampalam[Updated 13 Nov 2011]
Mrs Ponnammah Sittampalam (Past Pupil of Hartley College Yr 3-7: 1940-1944) passed away in Canberra on Sat, 12th November 2011.
She was the wife of late Sethar Sittampalam (retired postmaster - Old Hartlyite) and sister of Mrs Sugirtharatnam Mahadevan (Melbourne).
She was the mother of Rev. Sithamparapillai (Point Pedro, Sri Lanka. Hartley O/L 1967 Batch), Mrs Thevaki Nagarajan (Canberra), Kesavan (UK, Hartley O/L 1971 Batch), Dr. Ragavan (Sydney, Hartley O/L 1973 Batch), Subenthiran (Sydney, Hartley O/L 1974 Batch) and Late Pirapaharan (Hartley O/L 1978 Batch).
She was the mother-in-law of Ruby Sithamparapillai (Point Pedro, Sri Lanka), Kidnapillai Nagarajan (Canberra), Dr. Manohari Ragavan (Sydney) and Pamini Subenthiran (Sydney).
She was the grandmother of Joel Sithamparapillai (Canberra, Hartley O/L 1996 Batch), Andrew Sithamparapillai (Canberra, Hartley O/L 2002 Batch), Joshua Sithamparapillai (Canberra, Hartley O/L 2005 Batch), Senthooran Nagarajan (Sydney), Mathivathanan Nagarajan (Sydney), Krishanthan Nagarajan (Sydney), Sharon Kesavan (UK), Darren Kesavan (UK), Shamanthy Ragavan Iyer (Sdyney), Gopinath Ragavan (Sydney), Raahulan Subenthiran (Sydney), Lavan Subenthiran (Sydney).
Grandchildren's spouse: Sharon Sithamparapillai (Canberra), Malithi Sithamparapillai (Sri Lanka), Dharani Nagarajan (Sydney), Dr. Janani Nagarajan (Sydney), Shyam Iyer (Sydney).
She was the great grandmother of Eshani Nagarajan (Sydney).
Funeral will be held in Canberra.
Wednesday, 16th November 2011, 6 - 8pm
William Cole Funerals 60, Nettlefold Street, Belconnen ACT 2617
Hindu Rituals at Home:
Thursday 17th November 2011, 9:30 - 11:30am
3, Lindwall Place, Nicholls, ACT 2913
Thursday 17th November 2011, 12 - 1pm
Norwood Park Crematorium 65 Sandford Street, Mitchell ACT 2911
Thevaki Nagarajan (H) 02 6253 9862
Dr. Ragavan (M) 0402 387 920
Subenthiran (M) 0422 888 432
Thevaki Nagarajan, 3 Lindwall Place Nicholls, ACT 2913
Kalaizh Chuwei 2011 - Videos...[03 Oct 2011]
Video clips from Kalaizh Chuwei 2011 have been uploaded to the Photos & Videos page.
Kalaizh Chuwei 2011...[24 Sep 2011]
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the branch, HCPPA (NSW) held its second annual cultural program Kalaizh Chuwei earlier this month. On this occassion an article, TWENTY YEARS IN THE LIFE OF HCPPA, NEW SOUTH WALES, written by N.Karunakaran & K.Kaneshalingam was published in the program souvenir.
Click on the link above for a brief write-up on the objectives of this branch and pictures of the gathering at the event.
Click on the link above for a media report on the laying of the foundation stone for the Hostel which was reported earlier on this site
Annual General Meeting-HCPPA (NSW)-2011[10 Sep 2011]
You are invited to attend the HCPPA-NSW AGM to be held on the 25th September at "Alpha Park Centre". All the Hartleyites are kindly requested to attend the AGM. This is an opportunity to meet fellow Hartleyites and share your experiences and ideas towards the development of the school.
|Date :||Sunday, 25th September 2011|
|Time :||4.00pm to 7.00pm|
|Venue:||Alpha Park Centre, Alpha St, Blacktown [Opposite to West point shopping centre]|
|Car park:||The hall car park and also can use either West point car park or K Mart car park.|
Hostel Rebuilding Project[10 Sep 2011]
We are happy and pleased to inform you that the Hostel rebuilding project initiated by President S. Yogendranathen and the Ex Co members of HCPPA Colombo Branch, took off the ground, when the foundation stone was laid on 07th Sept '11, around 9.40am, at a simple ceremony in Point Pedro.
The building is being funded by an Old Boy and a mischievous hosteller, Senator Ian Kiru Karan ,now a minister in Hamburg , Germany, at an estimated cost of around Rs. 40.0M.
A steering committee of ten members jointly lead by Senator Kiru's nominee in Sri Lanka and President, HCPPA Colombo Branch, S.Yogendranathen, and co-ordinated by the Embassy of Germany in Sri Lanka is in operation for this project. The other members are The President and Secretary, Global Trust, The Principal, the Architect, a member of the S. D. S and Senior Ex-Co members from Colombo Branch.(with the option of co-opting members when necessary)
The function was held under the patronage of Principal . Mr. N.Theivanandarajah. On behalf of President Yogendranathen and the Ex Co members of the HCPPA Colombo Branch, Mr. D. R. Arumaynayagam, a senior Vice President and a former Warden of the HOSTEL and teacher for 25 yrs. at Hartley, laid the foundation stone, in the presence of a selected gathering of past and present pupils and other dignitaries.
Among those present were:
Religious ceremonies were conducted by the Hindu Priest Iyer V. Gananathan and Methodist Priest Rev. Thangarajah.
HCPPA(NSW) honoured one of the outstanding Hartleyites, Professor Sivapalan and Mrs. Banumathy Sivapalan, by hosting a dinner at Ambhis restaurant in Pendle Hill.
Click on the link above for a brief write-up on this event and the link below to view a video clip of the speech made by Prof. Sivapalan on the night.
Hartley College Polished Rough Diamonds
Assistance for mid-term exams...[25 June 2011]
Principal advised us that the school is conducting mid-term examination for students from grade 6 to grade 11 to motivate them in learning and also to help them to face the term examination with confidence. The examination will be conducted in Tamil, Mathematics, English, History, Religion and Science. As the A/L teachers are busy with additional classes and coaching they are unable to mark the additional (mid term) exam papers. Principal requested financial assistance to encourage past students waiting for university admission to help in marking the papers. The estimated cost of this evaluation examination is Rs.10, 800/=. This proposal was immediately acknowledged by a member of HCPPA (NSW) and he came forward to support the cost in full. We greatly appreciate his contribution towards this and transferred the requested fund to the school on 20th of June 2011.
Cricket Coaching...[25 June 2011]
Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lanka Provincial coach and former Sri Lankan cricket player, conducts cricket coaching for our students once in a week and he started coaching from the 21st of June 2011 for the current season. He visits our school with his team and this will enhance the skills of our students to be more competitive.
Remarkable achievement by our school chess team...[25 June 2011]
The national chess competition has been conducted at provincial level for past several years. We are very proud to inform that this year our Under 15 and 19 teams were crowned as champions at the Provincial level in the competition held at Vavuniya Tamil Maha Vidyalayam between 17th June to 19th June 2011.
Hartley college has been the champions for the last five years at the Provincial level. Principal thanks all HCPPA branches for their generous financial support which lead towards this achievement.
Towards International Mathematics competition[25Jun2011]
Kanagasabai Mahinthan from grade 10 has been selected to participate in Asia Pacific level competition from All Island. This is a mathematics quiz conducted every year. This year the Asia Pacific level competition will be held in Indonesia from 18th July to 23rd July 2011. The expected travelling cost for this student to participate in the event is about Rs.63,600/= and the parents were unable to meet every cost. Principal asked all HCPPA branches through the trust to meet the expenses. Total cost was met by following branches & the individuals within 24 hrs, which shows the close relationship among the branches & the trust.
We thank for this great effort by everyone within a short time frame.
|HCPPA(NSW) & HCPPA (VIC)||Rs.28,000|
Remembering the timely help...[June 2011]
One of our sponsoring activities outside Hartley College was for the Puttalai Maha Vidyalayam. Puttalai gave refuge and lifeline to Hartley College during the turbulent period between 1984 to 1989.
As a token of appreciation HCPPA (NSW) recently donated three custom made office cupboards with glass windows to show case their own trophies and medals. Its financial worth was Rs.80,240/= or equivalent to AUS$680.We are humbled to receive this letter of appreciation from the Principal, Mr.M.Anandeswara.
Click on this link to view the picture of the cupboard
Venugobal Self Learning Computer Centre(VSLCC)(NSW)[June 2011]
Recently, HCPPA (NSW) has donated Rs.57,400 to the school to purchase seven 7KVA UPS(Uninterruptible Power Supply)systems to protect the computers donated earlier by HCPPA(NSW) from adverse effect of fluctuating electrical power.
The Principal has advised that VSLC is profoundly used by all grades of students to develop various skills.Computers Sent to School Computer Lab 2011
Mathematics Quiz[June 2011]
The students of Hartley College excelled in a Mathematics Quiz held earlier in the year in Vadamaradchy Zonal Level in both English & Tamil mediums.
The school sent 25 students to the competition and won 19 places. These 19 will now proceed to provincial level competition. This is a great achievement by the students and the dedicated teachers.Student Placings
Shortage of Geography Teachers[June 2011]
Recently Department of Education transferred the Geography teacher from Hartley College to his previous station at Kilinochchi and couldn't find a replacement. This is mainly because of shortage of teachers in this field.
This sudden transfer affected 39 students from first year & second year batch. In previous year's students who took Geography as a subject in G.C.E (A/L) Arts stream secured effective z-score in the examination.
The school is fortunate to arrange a talented tuition teacher, a graduate Mr. Nanthakumar, to teach the students for two years. Mr. Nanthakumar will be paid Rs.5,000 per month except the vacation time(9 months). The total cost will be Rs.90,000.
The Principal made the request for the funds through Global Trust to all the HCPPA branches. A few committee members from NSW branch volunteered to cover the cost of first year expenses. The HCPPA (NSW) worked as a conduit and, in early April, transferred Rs.48,400(AUS$ 400) to school directly.
Funding of Laboratory Materials[June 2011]
A shortage of laboratory materials especially the Chemicals and Laboratory utensils hindered G.C.E (A/L) students conducting experiments and the G.C.E (A/L) exam. The materials required were acids & chemicals. The school estimated the total cost to be Rs.120,000 & requested all HCPPA via Global trust to cover the half of the cost(Rs.60,000) & the rest to be covered by the fund allocated by the Department of Education.
Immediately HCPPA (NSW) came forward and in April, absorbed half the cost of Rs.60,000 to enable students to conduct their experiment without any delay or interruption.
About 20 computers were sent to Hartley College in early May 2011 with the support of HCPPA NSW. We are happy to inform you that we have successfully cleared all the computers from Sri Lankan customs even though we had some difficulties initially and we would like to thank all those who helped to achieve this here in NSW and in Colombo. These computers will replace old computers in Computer Learning Centre, set up and maintained by HCPPA NSW.
NSW branch supports needy students[June 2011]
By now all of you would be aware of the creation of a specific fund by our branch to support students with unfulfilled basic needs and this fund is named as "Basic Necessities fund". This marks a shift in our assistance to the school which in the past almost exclusively focused on rewarding and recognising accomplished students. Basic Necessities fund aims to assist students from economically disadvantaged families to perform at their best. The principal along with the staff identify the students who need support.
We have been funding Rs. 50,000 per year until last year and this has now been increased to Rs.100,000 to cater for more students. This is not funded from the branch income but by individual contributions by a few Hartley College past students living in Sydney. If you are interested to know more about this please contact us through our group e-mail.
Our support towards Batticaloa flood victims[June 2011]
We broke the barriers by not only supporting Hartley College but also the wider community. There is an absolute necessity for this in the current environment in Sri Lanka. Further, our cultural program is patronised by not just the old students of Hartley College.
Our association donated Rs. 60,000 to Ramakrishna Mission for flood relief works. We are committed to provide similar support in the future as well.Letter from Ramakrishna Mission thanking us for our contribution.