Established in 1971, Royal Institute International School, Havelock Town branch today, caters to thousands of learners from grade 1 to Advanced Level. At its inception, the school was headed by Mr. G. T. Bandara, the Founder himself as the Principal with 05 teachers on the staff. The humble beginnings were marked by 31 students preparing for GCE A Level examinations.
Today, the student body has grown in thousands receiving knowledge, enhancing skills and cultivating values in the shade of hundreds of aptly qualified dedicated teachers under the guidance of Ms. Iranthi Gunawardhane, the Coordinating Principal. Learners are prepared for National GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level examinations, and Cambridge Ordinary Level, Advanced Subsidiary Level and Advanced Level examinations.
I joined Royal Institute in the year 2006 and during that time the school functioned as two separate sections: Nursery to grade 8 and the Advanced Level. These two sections were not quite interconnected; the teachers of Advanced Level focused only on academics and were not involved in extracurricular activities. Thus, my first task as Principal here was to bridge that gap and ensure that the Advanced Level teachers were actively involved in all school activities.
Prefects shape themselves as vital leaders at Royal Institute. They set high standards in behavior, attitude, personality and action – key traits that RI aims to show excellence in. With the responsibilities they undertake in their role as prefects, they emerge triumphant in the challenges later in life.
The Royal Institute boasts of its diverse body of alumni, that has grown in number and potency stretching out in all directions across the globe. Our notable alumni include business leaders, medical professionals, artists, academicians and a wide range of preeminent professionals who’ve used their experiences at RI to make their mark in the world.