Today, there are nearly 500 children attending Buddhist Vihara Victoria Inc. Cultural and Sinhalese Language School (BVV CSLS) which originated when the temple was in Noble Park Victoria. The school accommodates children from Prep to Grade 9. In addition to teaching Sinhala at the Sunday School, valuable Buddhist concepts are taught to instil humanitarian qualities in our students. To accommodate the ever increasing number of children in the school, there are constructions going on for a new double storey building at the moment.
BVV CSLS is an accredited community language school with the Community Languages Schools Funding Program of the Victorian Government.
Ven. Gangodawila Soma Thera started the Daham Pasala at Regent Street in Springvale initially.
Daham Pasala was moved to 21 Rich Street, Noble Park and joined Ethnic Schools Association of Victoria (ESAV) as a language school.
With Buddhist Vihara Victoria Inc. moving from Noble Park to Berwick, the Sunday School also moved to 125 Homestead Road in Berwick.
Sone important milestones in the Sunday school history:
- 2016 – Current language school building
- In-progress – Double storey building with classroom and other facilities
Frequently asked questions
Every year during December and January period CSLS accepts new enrolments and renewals of enrolments from current students.
How do I enrol my child / children to CSLS?
After enrolments begin, you can create an account in SkoolPAL system (https://skoolpal.com.au) to start the registration process. Please note that you’ll be required to provide your Buddhist Vihara Victoria Inc. Membership number during the enrolment process, therefore please arrange your Membership and obtain the Membership Number beforehand.
When enrolments begin?
Normally, every year by mid-December CSLS is opening for enrolments. Please keep an eye on this page for exact dates.
What is the closing date for enrolments?
Normally, it’s mid-January. Please keep an eye on this page for exact dates. Please note that CSLS does not accept any late enrolments after this date under any circumstances.
My child / children are already attending CSLS, do I need to reenrol them?
Yes, every year all current students should go through a renewal process to update their details if they are willing to keep continue at CSLS.
My child is still in kindergarten, can I enrol him / her for CSLS?
Unfortunately, CSLS is operating classes only from Prep to Grade 9. If your child is attending to day school, then he / she is eligible to enrol in CSLS.
Is there any fee involved with CSLS enrolment?
There is no fee directly involving with CSLS, however you need to obtain the Buddhist Vihara Victoria Inc. (BVV) Membership to enrol your child / children to CSLS. Please contact BVV Committee via email@example.com for any inquiries related to BVV Membership.
How can I obtain the BVV Membership?
Please download, print, fill this form and hand it over to BVV Committee or email via firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive the membership number after entering details to the membership database.
School has a strict dress code as below.
Boys: White National Suite
Girls: White Lama Saree
CSLS is operating on Sundays from 1.45PM to 5.30PM. Please refer to the upcoming dates section for Term start and end dates and other special events and holidays related to CSLS.
Every year there is a committee of parent volunteers getting elected to help with all the administration tasks of CSLS. Office bearers including President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer getting elected during the Buddhist Vihara Victoria Inc. Annual General Meeting (AGM) volunteers can handover their nominations to the Vihara before that.
All other volunteers for the rest of the committee are getting elected during the Annual General Meeting of CSLS, normally on the 2nd Sunday after school starts. Please refer to upcoming dates section for AGM dates.
You can contact the Parents’ Committee via email@example.com email address. If you have any messages for class teachers, you can use the same email and members of Parents’ Committee will pass the message to relevant teacher.
You can call Vihara on 03 9702 6275, if you want to contact Ven. Digamadulle Wimalananda Thero (Principal of CSLS).
CSLS is operating from Sakyamuni Sambuddha Vihara, 125 Homestead Road, Berwick VIC 3806.
Below listed policies and procedures are available at CSLS. Please request a copy via firstname.lastname@example.org, if required.
- BVV CSLS operating procedure
- Enrolment and withdrawal policy and procedures
Discipline policy and procedures
Grievance procedure / policy
Anti-bullying (including cyber bullying) policies
Equal opportunity policy
Information privacy and records policy
Student attendance policy
Child safe standards policies
Fire evacuation procedure