Guru day at Mount 2022
Guru day at Mount was celebrated on 22nd June 2022 at S.Thomas'College, Mount Lavinia.
The 80th Anniversary & Thanks giving service 2022
80th Anniversary & Thanks giving service was held on 18th May 2022. Rt.Revd.Dushantha Rodrigo, The Bishop of Colombo graced the occasion as the Chief guest.
Prefect Installation & Induction 2021
Prefect Installation & Induction for 2021 was held on 15th February 2021 at the Canon. A. J. Foster Memorial Hall.
The Smart Board Project 2020
"The Smart Board Project" was ceremonially launched by the Headmaster Ven.S.P.Nesakumar and The OBA ExCo on the 26th of September 2020.This Project was made possible by a generous donation from the Old Thomians Association in Melbourne,Australia.
The Uva Thomian Cricket Encounter 2020
The Uva Thomian Cricket Encounter was held on the 07th of March 2020 at The S.Thomas' College,Gurutalawa Grounds.This is played as a under 17 limited over encounter between S.Thomas'Colleges Gurutalawa and Bandarawela.The Chief Guest for the event was Mr.Ziard Sinnen a prominent old Boy and Sr.Vice President of S.Thomas'College, Gurutalawa OBA.
S.Thomas'College Gurutalawa emerged victorious at this encounter.
S.Thomas College Gurutalawa 182 /44overs Chanila Dananjaya 76,Agash Sachin 30// S.Senaratna 51/4 M.Rajapakse 45/2
S.Thomas College Bandarawela 178/46.3 overs M.Mafaz 57,B Weerasinghe 24 //R.Vikash 21/3 R.Ridmal 29/2
S.Thomas Gurutalawa won by 4Runs
Sports Meet 2020
The annual athletic meet 2020 was held on 13th February 2020 at the College ground. Mr.J.M.Prabhath Jayasundare, A distinguished Old Boy graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
History in Brief...
S. Thomas’ College at Gurutalawa was a serendipitous outcome of World War II (1938-1945). In the East, when the threat of war shifted to the Indian Ocean with the advance of the Imperialist military forces of Japan, Ceylon as the Island was then known, and Trincomalee harbour, became strategic objectives under imminent attack. The College at Mount Lavinia was consequently requisitioned by the British forces and on the 9th of April 1942 Dr. R.L.Hayman, the Sub-Warden was sent to Gurutalawa to prepare a branch for the school, but days before, on the 5th of April, Colombo was subject to an air raid and a Japanese plane had actually crashed in the College premises at Mt.Lavinia.
From the Headmaster's Desk...
B.Th(Serem),PG Dip in Edu(SL),MA(UJ),M.Min.(In)Dip in Ecum (Geneve)
Welcome to S.Thomas’ College Gurutalawa.
Gurutalawa is our smallest school and yet our largest residential School. For most of our boys this campus will be their second home.
Another distinct characteristic of Gurutalawa is its environment. Its scenic location and the natural beauty of its surroundings are a bonus. Use the environment for the growth and development of the whole child in our care. Encourage outdoor activity. Re-introduce the outward bound course that was synonymous with Guru. Organise hikes and Camping and Cross Country runs. Rebuild the reputation of the past that the boys from Guru were respected for their resilience and toughness. Our location is also an invitation to develop an environment friendly Campus. The advice of environmentalists and work towards becoming a model for caring for the environment.