It is always a happy and gratifying occasion when a former student visits the alma mater on invitation to make a presentation to the current students. It was a joyous union of Angeline Ondaatjie and the Overseas School of Colombo, when she visited the school to speak to its senior students on the US University application procedure.
Angeline graduated from the Overseas School of Colombo in 1986. She had the rare honour of being the valedictorian of that year. Having completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma with distinction, she completed her first degree in Material Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Later she completed the Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas. She serves on the Education Council of MIT and is a counsellor for Sri Lanka for MIT admissions.
This presentation was arranged by the counselor of the school, Rosanna Noble for the benefit of the students applying to the Universities in the United States. Her mathematics teacher, Nimal de Silva is still teaching at OSC and it was such a memorable occurrence that she was introduced to the audience by her own teacher. It was an enriching and stimulating presentation. She has demonstrated that success isn’t just about what one accomplishes in life but that it’s about what you inspire others to do.
OSC is regarded the most prestigious international school in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Founded in 1957, OSC remains Sri Lanka's oldest internationally accredited educational institution. It is the only school in Sri Lanka to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme from Pre-school to Grade 12. At OSC parents and teachers partner in working together to create the kind of environment where children not only learn, but thrive.