School of Our Fathers

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"School of Our Fathers" is the school song of Royal College Colombo.[1][2][3] It is sung at the start of every school day except for Monday,when the National Anthem is sung, and on other important occasions. The words of the song were written by Major H.L.Reed, a Principal of the school in the third term of 1927.[4] The music was later revised by S. Schmid.

It was first performed on 13 July 1928. That year Royal College Colombo won the Meaden Shield in the schools singing competition for the eighth year in succession. "School of Our Fathers" was presented at the competition.

The Sinhala version[edit]

A Sinhala version of the college song was composed in 1968 on the request of the Principal Messrs W.A. Wickramasena and S.J.F. Dissanayake, who were masters of the school and had been part of the combination which composed the first song.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Royal college salutes the Royalist war heroes, The Island
  2. ^ The Royal class of 1949, The Island
  3. ^ Royalists to remember their war dead, Sundaytimes
  4. ^ A brief history of Royal College

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