- Bharathy Day
- English Day
- Little Friends
- Literary Association
- Science, Commerce & Arts Day
- College Band
- Ghanthi Mandram
- Celebrates Baden Powell Day.
- Guard of Honour to the Chief Guest at the Annual Prize Giving
- Performs duties at the annual Sports Meet
- Performs duties at Divisional and Zonal Level Sports Meet and stood guard at Temple festivals and the Church feast. “Shramadana” work in the village and school premises.
On one special day every year, Jaffna College students celebrate Bharathy Day. Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathy was born into the Hindu faith in 1882. When he died in 1921, he left an incredible legacy as a forward thinker, and a renowned poet of Tamil nationalism and Indian freedom. Bharathiy’s poetic gifts were obvious by age eleven.
During his life, Bharathy worked as a schoolteacher, journal editor and Tamil poet, giving new life to the Tamil language. He was deeply involved in Indian freedom struggles. He knew many languages, but referred to Tamil, the language he truly loved, as his “mother”. He was a Hindu but campaigned vigorously against the caste system, seeing all peoples as “one”. He was accepting of others’ spiritual beliefs. He promoted education, and women’s rights. He immersed himself in political activity and writing. He was a man of the people who suffered hardship and poverty for his beliefs.
Bharathy Day at Jaffna College celebrates the life and work of this great man with songs, drama and poetry.
From its early days, Jaffna College has always had a commitment to English Language teaching and learning. The civil war years saw a decline in English-speaking at Jaffna College and most classes are now conducted in Tamil, but there is still a high and growing interest in competing and doing well in the annual English Day competitions organised by the Department of Education. Competitions are conducted at a zonal, district and provincial level, and over the years have included Dictation, Creative writing, Copy Writing, Recitation, Story Telling, Solo Acting, Action Song, Oratory and Drama. The commitment and extra efforts of Jaffna College teachers have helped many students achieve success in annual English Day competitions.
- Teacher – in -charge – Mrs.B.L.Mohanakumar
- Weekly Meeting – Every Tuesday
- Members – 36
- Sylvanna – Miss. A. Jeyajothi Ganesan
- Sylvette – Mrs.Jane Anjana Gration
- Meets – Every Tuesday
- No. on Roll – 30
- The Academy(A/L), the Brother hood(Grade 11), the Forum(Grade 10), the Lyceum(Grade 9), the Elliot(grade 8), the Harvard(Grade 7), the Rhetorical(Grade 6) and the class activities are held regularly and they all had their year-end socials every year with enthusiasm and enjoyment.
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all the teachers in charge of all the other Literary Associations for their counsel and time devoted in the development of the students’ personality.
The advanced Level Science, Commerce and Arts Unions celebrated their Annual Day very well. A magazine “Ariviyal Aruvi” was released by the Science Union on that day. “Minnal” a news letter and “Vanika Theepam” magazine were released by the Commerce Union. “Kalaikathir” a hand written magazine was released by the Arts Union.
We wish to thank staff advisors of the respective unions. Mr. T. Sivashanmuganathan. Mr. P. Loganathan, Mr. S. S. Karunaithas, Rev. P. Thevarasa and Mr. J. C. Nimalan for their time and counsel.
The canteen has been reorganized and more facilities had been added to improve the services to the students. The Y.M.C.A. runs a Daycare Centre in Varany in collaboration with the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India.
We wish to thank Mr. J. C. Nimalan the President, Mrs. G.Athisayathasan and all the members of the Y.M.C.A. Board for their active involvement in the life of the College.
- Our students continue to play many instruments and the College Band has performed at many functions at College. Our Senior School Band performed well at our Inter House Athletic meet. Our thanks are due to Mrs. E. T. Jeyarajan for training the band.
The Primary school students celebrates the Gandhi Day every year. It was held on 2nd October 2013. Many meaningful items was staged by the kids of the Primary School. Principal Dr. N. A. Vimalendran and Mrs. Anoja Vimalendran were the Chief Guests.