Cadetting

Cadetting was introduced to S. Thomas Preparatory School on the 5th of April in 2001 with Lt. N.M.U.D.B. Nawarathne as the 1st Platoon Officer and Sergeant D.N. Fernando as the 1st Cadet Sergeant. Since its inception, the Cadets of S. Thomas Preparatory School have participated in the Annual Training and Assessment Camps held at the N.C.C. Training Center in Rantambe. The experiences gained at these camps have been and still prove to be extremely valuable to our Cadets’ personal growth as well as the growth of the platoon as a whole.   

The Cadets perform various activities and play a significant role in many of our school’s events. The first and noteworthy activity conducted by our Cadet Platoon at a school function was the P.T. Display at the Inter-House Athletic Championship in 2002.  Thereafter, the Cadets of S. Thomas’ Preparatory School have performed Street Line Parades at the Inter-House Athletic Championship as well as other important school functions. The first Street Line Parade performed by our Cadet Platoon was at the Inter-House Athletic Championship in 2003. Furthermore, the Cadet Platoon also bares the responsibility of training and leading the March Past which was introduced as a Championship Event at the Inter-House Athletic Championship in 2012. 

In the year 2017, Junior Cadetting was introduced across the country and was no sooner commenced at S. Thomas Preparatory School as well. The 1st Junior Cadet Sergeant in Prep school was H.R Ravichandran. The Junior Cadets also participate in various camps held at the N.C.C. Training Center in Rantambe.

Noteworthy Achievements 
  • In the year 2005, our Cadets participated in the 3rd Battalion Assessment Camp at the N.C.C. Training Center in Rantambe, for the first time. Out of the twenty-four Platoons from leading schools of the 3rd Battalion, we were ranked 22nd for our overall performance and were able to get the 3rd rank in the Drama Competition.
  • In the tenth year of Cadetting at Prep school, for the first time in it’s short history, Sergeant K.N.J. Wijerathne was selected to represent Sri Lanka on a 10-day tour to the Maldives.
  • At the Annual Assessment Camp in 2013, our platoon was selected as the ‘Best Disciplined’ platoon amongst thirty others.
  • At the Annual Assessment Camp in 2016 the Cadet Platoon of our school won 1st place in the Presentation.
  • In 2017, for the first time in the history of Cadetting at Prep School, Cadet Sergeant O.V.M.R. Olugala was promoted to the rank of Company Quartermaster of the 3rd Battalion.

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