St. Thomas' Girls' High School
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|St. Thomas' Girls' High School|
|Type||All-girls government school.|
|Motto||"Not for Self, But for All."|
|Age range||11 - 19|
|Number of students||2500|
|Color(s)||Red and Yellow
They were followed by Mrs. De Silva and Mrs. Bultjens.
The school started at a rented house on Main Street, Matara. It was moved to its present location in Walpola in 1950.
St. Thomas' Girls' High School today
Srilak Matha Nalal thalehi Kunkuma Thilakaya Manahari Matara Purawarahi Lowa Pujitha Santha Thomas Balika Widuhala
The original school song was in English which went (best recollection of a student in 1950)
"So this is the song of the happy throne
of St. Thomas' school where love is the rule.
Not for self but for all - our motto is called
and the girls are Ceylon in the making"
"Not for self but for all" still remains the school's motto.
- Amethyst: Purple
- Emerald: Green
- Ruby: Red
- Sapphire: Blue
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