Sunday School



Dear Parents,

Thank you all who attended Loku Hamuduruwo’s meeting on 12th March 2017.

Since some of you couldn’t make it on this day due to the long weekend, we have summarised below key items discussed during the meeting, for your information.


There was an urgent request to participate for a Shramadana on 13th of March, 2017 (Labour Day) to clean the temple premises. Thanks to all those who participated for the event. It turned out to be a very successful Shramadana.

Misunderstandings Regarding the ‘Kapakaru Daayaka’ Donations

Although the school is entitled to charge a certain amount as a fee, it has been decided to conduct the Daham Pasala, as a free service with the expenses being covered by government funding. Therefore ‘Kapakaru Daayaka’ donation is a voluntary contribution provided for the temple on a regular basis and it should not be mistaken as a school fee.

Upasthaayaka Opportunity

There is an opportunity for fathers with a valid driving license to volunteer for a day of their choice to be available at the temple from 7 AM to 7 PM and look after the daily activities of the residential Maha Sanga.

Please click here for details.

Vesak Celebrations

  • Vesak decorations by Daham Pasala community
    • Unlike last time, there is no need to have an exhibit per each class, but all parents were encouraged to get together and work with the parents committee to come up with something suitable for one ‘Jaathaka Kathaa’.
    • More info on this will be provided by the respective teachers.
  • Vesak lanterns
    • Parents were encouraged to make 2 lanterns with students, one for home and one for temple as part of Vesak celebrations.
    • More details, and the relevant dimensions will be provided by the committee during the 1st week of April.
  • Special religious program in May
    • An overnight Pirith Chanting and an Alms Giving for 60 monks will be organised by the temple community. Your assistance will be required in this regard.

Apart from the above, we would like to summarise the below points for your information.

Term 1 SIL

Sil for the students will be held on Sunday the 19th of March 2017, from 9 AM to 2PM. Dahawal Daanaya (Lunch) will be provided. Please click here to see Daham Pasal Calendar for 2017.

New Year Festival

This will be held on the 23rd of April 2017. Please click here to see Daham Pasal Calendar for 2017.


We managed to get a page from the “Siyapatha” community newspaper, to display our children’s work. Please encourage your child/children to draw pictures or write essays on any topic, so that we can publish it on “Siyapatha” newspaper. You can simply email their work to or insert the original paper in the folder attached to the Daham Pasala notice board.

Emergency Information

Please write your mobile number on last page of your child’s book, in-order to communicate with you when you are late to pick up your child/children, or any other urgent matter.

'tiqbiz' App

As we informed you in our last email (view previous mail), we have introduced 'tiqbiz' app to Daham Pasala with the view of enhancing our flow of communication and resources provided to you. Please download the instructions leaflet and app by clicking on buttons below.

You are always welcome to provide your suggestions and send in your enquiries via email to

May the Noble Triple Gem bless you all.

Parents Committee 2017
Berwick Daham Pasala


For the eighth consecutive year in a row, Victoria observed the United Nations Day of Vesak on 23rd May at Melbourne Town Hall.

The musical performance which the students of our Daham Pasala participated was very well received and we are happy to share with you today their performance.


Term 1 (3rd February 2018 to 1st April 2018)
4th March - Sil Program

Term 2 (22nd April 2018 to 1st July 2018)
22nd April - Sinhala New Year Festival
17th June - Sil Program
30th June - Poson Bhakthi Gee

Term 3 (22nd July 2018 to 23rd September 2018)
22nd July - Rivision
29th July - Semester 1 - Test
05th August - Sil Program / Parents teacher interviews
09th September - Madihe Pannaseeha Maha Nayaka Swameen Vahanse Commemoration Day Pinkama

Term 4 (14th October 2018 to 23rd December 2018)
28th October - Katina Pinkama
04th November - Excursion
11th and 18th November - Stanzas
25th November - Revision
02nd December - Semester 2 - Test
09th December - Rev. Soma Swameen Vahanse commemoration Day
16th December - Prize Giving
23rd December - Sil Program

OUR DAHAM PASALA - අපේ දහම් පාසල

Today, there are over 300 children attending Shakyamuni Sambuddha Vihara language & cultural school which originated in Noble Park Victoria. The school accommodate children from Prep to level 8. Currently, the children who are in levels 9 & 10 are also included in level 8. As our cultural heritage is rooted in Buddhism, most importantly, the children are taught Sinhala language and valuable Buddhist concepts as part of our culture. To accommodate the ever increasing number of children in the school, the building has been recently extended with a large hall.

Daham Pasala is an accredited community language school with the Community Languages Schools (CLS) Program of the Victorian Government.
Below is a glimpse of the various activities our students took part last year. You can also view the online version of the Katapath Pawura wall magazine which showcases the students creative talents.

We expect to use this web space in future to introduce online services related to student registration, parent/teacher logins and other academic libraries etc.
Hence, kindly watch this space..

දහම් පාසල් දූ දරුවන්ගේ නිර්මාණ හැකියාවන් එලි දැක්වෙන විශ්ව අවකාශය..කැටපත් පවුර බිත්ති පුවත්පතේ ඩිජිටල් වෙළුම..Online...

Posted by Sakyamuni Sambuddha Vihara on Tuesday, January 27, 2015











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