S. Thomas' College, Bandarawela: 2012 Events

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Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols was held on Sunday the 2nd of December 2012 at 5.00 pm at the Keble Memorial Hall. Rev. Fr. Nihal Fernando, Headmaster, S. Thomas’ College, Gurutalawa delivered the Christmas message.

In his message, Rev. Fernando preached that Christmas introduces us to the mystery of the incarnation. That is the mystery of God’s own son becoming flesh and coming to be among us. He stated that Christianity is a very humanistic religion which enables us to find ourselves to be the people we are made to become and to achieve our destiny.

“Christmas is a time to remember the people we have forgotten during the rest of the year and it’s a reason of great outpouring of goodwill and love. Christmas encourages generosity and gives people opportunities to share with the less fortunate. Christmas touches our hearts and opens them to God and other people”.

The service was well attended and the carols sung by the college junior, senior and staff choirs were a great blessing.


Vani Vizha


The Vani Vizha Celebration was held at the Keble Memorial Hall on the 25th of October, 2012. The Chief Guest was Mr. S. Gobinath, Assistant Director of Education (Nuwara Eliya).


Teacher's Day


The Teacher's Day was held on 12th October, 2012 to honour all the teachers at S. Thomas' College, Bandarawela. The event was organised by the students of the Buddhist Society.

Meelad-Un-Nabi Celebration 2012

The Meelad-Un-Nabi Celebration was held at the Keble Memorial Hall on Saturday 2nd June 2012. The Chief Guest was Hon. M.M.A. Gafoor, Judge of the High Court.

Baseball Champions in Malaysia

S. Thomas College Bandarawela emerged Champions at the under 12, KL All Star Baseball Tournament held in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia between May 31st and June 4th, 2012.

Clean Victory for S. Thomas' College Bandarawela

S. Thomas’ College Gurutalawa stuttered in their pursuit of 257 to fall to S. Thomas’ College Bandarawela at the Uva Thomian Annual Cricket Encounter 2012 which was played at the Bandarawela Esplanade on Saturday the 26th of May.

Mr. Anura Tennakoon, a well known National Cricketer and Mrs. Tennakoon graced the occasion as the Chief Guests. More>>

The main sponsor for the Uva Thomian Cricket Encounter was Ceylinco Life Insurance PLC.


STCB Old Boys' Association Bus Project

The OBA of S. Thomas' College, Bandarawela donated a bus to the College on the day of the Uva Thomian Cricket Encounter - 26th May 2012.

Uva Thomian Cricket Encounter Vehicle Rally 2012

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The Uva Thomian Cricket Encounter Vehicle Rally was held on May 20th, 2012. Staff and students from S. Thomas' College Gurutalawa and STC Bandarawela participated in this event.

English Day



The English Day was held on Sunday the 25th of March 2012 at 9.00 am at the Keble Memorial Hall. The Chief Guest was Professor Maithree Wickramasinghe, Head of the Department of English, University of Kelaniya. Read about the English Day in The Sunday Times>>



Primary School Sports Meet



The Primary School Sports Meet was held on Friday the 16th of March 2012 at 9.00 am on the College grounds.  The Chief Guests were Mr. Gihan Perera, Managing Director, Aitken Spence Travels & Mrs. Perera.


Hostellers' Exhibition

The hostellers organised an exhibition on the 12th of March 2012. It was open to the students, parents and staff of the school. Mr. J.K.C.J.P. Manchanayake, the Boarding House Master was the brainchild behind this project so as to culminate the talents of the hostellers. Read more from the Sunday Times>>


Annual Inter-House Sports Meet

The Annual Inter-House Sports Meet was held on the 17th of February on the College Grounds. The Chief Guest was Group Captain A.J. Amerasinghe, Commanding Officer of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Diyatalawa. View Annual Sports Meet 2012 Programme.