S. Thomas' College, Bandarawela: 2017 Events
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Annual Prize Giving
The Annual Prize Giving for the academic year 2016 was held on Friday, 4th August 2017 at the Keble Memorial Hall were students were recognised and rewarded for their academic and extra-curricular feats.
The Chief Guests were Rt. Revd. Dhiloraj Canagasabey, Bishop of Colombo & Chairman Board of Governors S. Thomas’ Colleges and Mrs. Harshini Canagasabey. The vote of thanks proposer was Dr. Neranjan Dissanayake, a distinguished alumnus of STCB and seconded by Rashmi S. Ediriweera, the College Head Prefect.
Kalai Vizha 2017
The Kalai Vizha programme organised by the Tamil Literary Association was held on 15th July 2017 at 9.00 am at the Keble Memorial Hall. The Chief Guest was Professor Rameez Abdullah, Head of the Department of Languages, Faculty of Arts & Culture, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
The students were able to demonstrate their talents through drama, dance, song and celebrate this Tamil cultural event successfully.
Bakthi Gee Recital
The Bakthi Gee Recital was organised by the Buddhist Association and held at the Sri Pushparama Viharaya, Bandarawela on July 6th, 2017.
Students and staff took part in this recital and a large gathering were present to witness this solemn event.
The Milad-Un-Nabi was celebrated on Saturday 1st July 2017 at the Keble Memorial Hall. The chief guest was Deshabandu Ifthikar Aziz, Managing Director, Lanka Business Consortium (Pvt) Ltd.
The students, staff and parents were entertained to many songs, speeches and drama that were well presented by the junior and senior students of the Islamic Society.
English Language Workshop
An English language workshop was conducted at S. Thomas’ College, Bandarawela on June 24th, 2017 for English teachers from Bandarawela. The progamme was conducted by English Language Fellow Trinidad Hernandez of the English Language Programs and US Department of State.
All attendees found the workshop very useful and beneficial towards their teaching career.
Mrs. Aruni Peiris, Cultural Affairs Assistant, American Center, Colombo was the coordinator of this programme.
The Celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee of S. Thomas’ College, Bandarawela concluded with a three day Educational Exhibition on May 18, 19th and 20th, 2017. The exhibition was declared opened by Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and the participation of many distinguished personalities. The Chief Guest for the closing ceremony was Hon. Chamara Sampath Dassanayake, Chief Minister of the Uva Province. Approximately 25,000 students from schools in Uva participated at this exhibition.
Easter Musical Worship
The Easter Musical Worship was held on Sunday 7th May 2017 at the Keble Memorial Hall on the theme "Divine Exchange". The senior, junior and staff choir took part in this service and much emphasis was paid on the divinely ordained exchange of Christ on the cross for the sins of all mankind and on his glorious resurrection.
Uva Thomian Cricket Encounter
The Uva Thomian Cricket Encounter was held on 4th March 2017 at the Municipal Council Grounds, Bandarawela. The chief guests were Mr. R. Renganathan, Managing Director/CEO Life, Ceylinco Insurance PLC, Member of the Board of Governors S. Thomas’ Colleges and Mrs. Tania Renganathan. The guest of honour was Hon. Chaminda Wijesiri, Badulla District Member of Parliament.
S. Thomas' College Bandarawela beat Gurutalawa convincingly and regained the SLA Ratnayake-Patrick Gunawardane trophy.
Primary Sports Meet
The Primary Sport Meet was held on Thursday 23rd February 2017 at the College grounds. The primary school children took part in many athletic events and also showed off their drill display, march past, gymnatics and were well received. The chief guest was Mrs. Nelum De Alwis, Principal of Hillwood College, Kandy.
Annual Inter-house Sports Meet
The Annual Inter-house Sport Meet was held on Thursday 9th February 2017 at the College grounds amidst a large crowd of students, staff, parents and old boys.
The chief guests for the occasion were Captain B.M.K.K. Basnayake, RWP, RSP & Bar, USP, psc, Registrar, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University and Mrs. Thulya Basnayake.
English Day 2017
The Engish Day was held on the 28th of January 2017 at the Keble Memorial hall. Mrs. Kamala Wijeratne, Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Humanities Education, University of Colombo graced the occasion as the chief guest.
The children of S. Thomas' College, Bandarawela displayed their talents in English through drama, song and speech. The event was well received by all present.
Founder's Day 2017
The Founder's Day was celebrated through an Eucharistic Celebration to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of
S. Thomas’ College, Bandarawela on Friday the 20th of January 2017 at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. The Service was officiated by Rt. Revd. Kumara Illangasinghe, Bishop Emeritus of Kurunegala.
Several past teachers and pupils were present at this memorable occasion and the service was followed by a general assembly at the Keble Memorial Hall.