Message from the Headmaster

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the S. Thomas’ Preparatory School website and thank you for your interest in our school. S. Thomas’ Preparatory School is one of the leading schools in Sri Lanka with an excellent reputation for providing an outstanding and all-round education based on the National Curriculum from grade 1  –  11.

William Thomas Keble, the founder of our school, was an Oxford graduate from Keble College.  He arrived in Sri Lanka in 1923 to join the staff of
S. Thomas’ College,  Mt. Lavinia, during the tenure of Warden Kenneth McPherson.  He was a pioneer in the public school system of education in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) and a strong believer in the benefits of Preparatory Schools, prompting the development of two under his tutelage: the first in Colpetty in 1938 and the second in Bandarawela in 1942.

Hence, S. Thomas’ Preparatory School was commenced on the 17th of May 1938.  Since then, the school has come a long way to provide secondary education to the children of our land.

Proper and good education is very important to all of us.  It facilitates quality learning life among people of every age group, culture, religion and region.  It is the process of achieving knowledge, values, skills, beliefs and good habits.

Therefore, a good education is crucial for the wellbeing and fulfillment of our children. Students at
S. Thomas’ Preparatory School are exposed to high quality teaching and learning which results in shaping their future.

Our school is guided by the Board of Governors of S. Thomas’ College, which has 4 schools under her wings, namely S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia, S. Thomas’ Preparatory School, S. Thomas’ College, Gurutalawa and S. Thomas’ College, Bandarawela.  The Chairman of the Board of Governors is His Lordship, Rt. Revd. Dushantha Rodrigo, the Bishop of Colombo, former Headmaster of S. Thomas’ Preparatory School.

We at S. Thomas’ Preparatory School believe in Unity in Diversity.  Therefore, we accommodate children of all races and religions, while preserving the Anglican identity.

I welcome all of you to the S. Thomas’ Preparatory School family.

“The Lord is my Shepherd” 

Yours sincerely,

Fr. Nihal Fernando

B.A. (Kelaniya), B. Ph (Rome), B.Th (Rome), Dip in Counselling (University of Dallas)