The Petals of Kuda Kusum BMV Flower Big

Kuda Kusum Balika Maha Vidyalaya (KKBMV), Bandarawela is indeed proud to be the only girls' school in the Uva Province. The service rendered by principals past and present, as well as teachers who are dedicated and devoted themselves to bring recognition to the school, has uplift the school as being one of the best.

The Principal Mrs. A.C.Padminee

Primary Section Vice Principal Mrs. K.K.D.Nirmala Shanthy

In 1927, the school was set up as Bandarawela Little Flower Convent, with 7 students and 5 teachers, under Rev. Mother Mary Casilda as its first principal. At first, it was a private, mixed, primary school. In 1956, it was upgraded as a higher secondary school. In 1971, the school was taken over by the government, and in 1978, made a Grade II School. Then the school was placed under 1 C group and classified a Maha Vidyalaya in 1979. It was made a National School in 1993.

Kuda Kusum BMV has produced some exceptional personalities such as Srimani Athiulathmudali, Minister M. Sachchudanandan and famous actor Jackson Antony. Much has changed over the years and today, there are nearly 2,000 students catered to by over a dedicated academic staff a hundred. The present principal is Mrs. A.G. Padminee (SLES II).

Here, education is the deliberate effort of the administration. Grade 5 scholarship examination results always bring honour to the school with the highest number of passes within the Bandarawela Education Zone. This year, 42 students got through the examination, while W.H. Sachini Devindi (187), S.M. Dewmini Navodya (185), M.M. Ama Prabudhdhika(182) and J.M.S.B.Devindi (177) secured the top 4 places among them, and placed their school at the top in the Bandarawela Educational Zone.

Since 2007, GCE (OL) section is an asset to the school which always produces extraordinary achievements with more than 90% qualifying for their Advanced Level. In 2010, the first batch of English medium students sat for the GCE (OL) Examination and enjoyed 100% success.

Kuda Kusum B.M.V produced excellent results at the GCE (AL) with assistance from capable graduate tutors. In 2006, a brilliant student, Lakmini Dilhara obtained 3 A's in the Bio Science stream, becoming the first in the Badulla District to do so, which is indeed a remarkable academic feat.

Extracurricular activities are given a prominent place in the school. The girls' Cadet Corps brought fame to the school in 2008 by coming first at the National Cadet Corp Championship. The girl scouts are a great source of pride to the school.

For the benefit of the students, several organisations have been formed, and they conduct many useful programmes to develop the character of the students. For the 2600th "Sambuddha Jayanthiya", the primary section of Kuda Kusum BMV conducted a donation programme and distributed clothes, shoes, books and stationery to a rural school, Dhodamgolla Vidyalaya on June 9, 2011.

Sport is another area where Kuda Kusum BMV students have shone. They have excelled at provincial and national level championships with many victories. The school's junior and senior Eastern Dancing troupes were placed 2nd and 3rd at the All Island Dancing competition in 2010. The Aesthetic and Literary societies won medals for the school at provincial and national level. In 2010, the school came 1st in the Badulla District for the "Best Annual Report & Accounts Competition for national schools, conducted by AAT Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. Kuda Kusum BMV was also involved in the "Global School Partnership" conducted by the British Council, while the Bowerham Community & Primary School, UK became their partner school.

The hostel facility is another facility of the school, which lends self reliance and self confidence to the girls. The only old Teachers' Association in Bandarawela and the Old Girls Association (OGA) are two pillars of the school, which dedicates and devotes their money, time and energy for the welfare of the school and conducts many development programmes for the benefit of the school.

Schools are judged by the attitude and the knowledge of their students while at school and later within society. In order to achieve this, students have to develop their attitude, leadership qualities, learn to accept responsibility and to make decisions, which is the cornerstone of the education provided at Kuda Kusum Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Bandarawela .

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