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Share your unforgettable memories in college.

  • Memories of St.Thomas’ College Prep School, Bandarawela c.1941.

    by Ian Gardner

    With the advent of World War II St.Thomas’ College opened a branch in Bandarawela with Mr. W.T.Keble as the Principal. Assisting Mr. Keble was Miss. Blanchard, who lived at the small farm on a hilltop above the school, and teachers who included a Mr. Wickramasinghe who used to punish boys by putting them on their chairs and hitting them across the calves with the edge of a ruler to the extent, in many case, that the boys’ calves were black and blue.

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  • It all began in January 1942

    By G. C. Wickremasinghe

    I belonged to the very first batch of 7 children that joined St Thomas' Prep School (STPS), Bandarawela, when it opened in January 1942.

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  • My life at STPS

    By Hemantha Wanigasekara

    One fine day I was taken to St Thomas Prep School Bandarawela for the admission test. My mother briefed me about the test and that Peiris aunty (Mrs.Merlin Peiris) will also be there and that I had nothing to worry about.

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  • REMINISCENSES OF BUDDIKA KURUKULARATNE - ONE OF THE OLDEST “BANDA”THOMIANS

    By Buddika Kurukularatne

    I was good in all subjects. But my proficiency in arithmetic died an early death – never to be revived. My ‘forte’ was however English at Dharmasoka which was laughed at, ridiculed and made fun of, by the Bandarawela and Gurutalawa Thomians.

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  • Old Images of STC Bandarawela


  • Class Of 66 Remembers The Staff At The Boarding School In Bandarawela

    by Uditha Wijesena

    St Thomas’ Preparatory School, Bandarawela [STPSB] in the 1960’s was definitely the only fee levying school that conducted classes from the Kindergarten to Standard Five in the Province of Uva in Ceylon then.

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  • Class of 66–Remembers the Events Calendar at the Boarding School in Bandarawela

    By Uditha Wijesena

    We who left St Thomas’ Preparatory School Bandarawela [STPSB] in 1966 having completed the Standard Five; the highest grade in the school then call ourselves the Class of 66.

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