St. Thomas' College, Matara

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St.Thomas' College, Matara
Motto Perseverando Vinces
Established 1844
Type Government (Public) National School for boys
Principal Mr. W.B. Piyatissa
Founder Rt Rev Fr. N. J. Ondatjee
Grades 1 - 13

St.Thomas' College is a government school for boys in Matara, Sri Lanka which is located in the heart of Matara city. The College was initially founded as a private Anglican school by Christian Missionary Society of England (founded by one of the first Anglican Missionaries in Sri Lanka, Rev. Fr. N. J. Ondatjee) [1] in Wellamadama, Dondra, Sri Lanka in 1844. It presently consists of well over 3500 student population catering the needs of children studying from primary level to secondary level education by a well experienced and qualified teachers of 150 at present.

School Objectives[edit]

1.Providing equal educational opportunities for all students.

2.Providing encouragement and secure locality for all students through implementation of well-organised educational programme.

3.Building up of self confidence in all students in order to promote their achievement levels by developing their potential.

4.Developing and implementing a conducive family environment within the school premises.

School Vision[edit]

Gifting of an excellent Thomian to the nation and the universe.

School Mission[edit]

Creating a perfect individual, well-equipped with knowledge, attitudes and skills, who can face the challenging situations with confidence.

St. Servatius–St. Thomas' Cricket Encounter[edit]

St. Servatius–St. Thomas' Cricket Encounter known as the Matara Battle of the Blues is the annual cricket match played between St. Thomas' College, Matara and St. Servatius' College Matara.


List of alumni of St. Thomas' College, Matara;

Clubs and Societies[edit]

  • Health Club
  • Green Hands Club
  • Board of Prefects
  • Buddhist Society
  • Birds Club
  • Social Services Association
  • Muslim Majlis

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