S.THOMAS’ COLLEGE OBA NSW/ACT – THOMIAN FIESTA – Saturday 4th June 2022 (Sydney event) We are delighted to announce that we have finalised all arrangements for the OBA’s Annual Family Event on Saturday the 4th of June 2022, “Thomian Fiesta” to be held at the Roselea Community Centre, Beecroft.  This will be a family event with a Latin theme with lots of fun and activities for adults and kids. Being an OBA’s fund raising event for 2022 we will endeavour to make it an enjoyable evening that will bring Thomians, their families and friends together.  The 2021 family event “Break Free” held just before the clamping of Covid restrictions was a success, that enabled us to meet our financial objectives and keep our traditional calendar events alive. So, in 2022 we are eager that you will join us to make “Thomian Fiesta” a success.   Location and date:  Roselea Community Centre, ...

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S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia, Old Boys’ Association – Walk a Mile The Old Boys Association of S. Thomas’ College invites all Thomians. wherever in the world you are, to Rally round the College and join us to Walk A Mile between 5th – 11th March 2022.  We embark on this landmark initiative to raise funds for key projects of the school including Smart Classrooms, The Senior Quadrangle, The Pavillion Project, STC Gurutalawa and a Peer Response Initiative. Members of the Thomian family can sign up to Walk A MIle via our user-friendly platform for free in just a couple of minutes. Once registered you will receive a link to your profile which you can share with friends. family, colleagues and well-wishers who can directly donate towards your sponsored walk.  Click here to register today! ...

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An outstanding Teacher at S. Thomas’ Prep Source:Stcobasydney Recollecting those golden years of my batch, when we as little lads walked through the gates of St. Thomas’ Prep door, still brings beautiful memories woven in gold! We were clad in blue shorts, spotless white sleeved shirts, polished shoes and clean white socks – which probably lasted until our first few classes – or our lunch/snack break. Carrying our “suitcases” entering the school by the sea and its rolling waters, the train passing to and fro on the other side of the boundary wall, being greeted and led into our class, how can one forget, unless memories fade. At times we wish we could re-set the clocks back – but this time we may attempt to do things a bit more different! ...

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CANON BOWYER-YIN & THE SCHOOL BY THE SEA Source:Stcobasydney Reverend Canon Roy Henry Bowyer-Yin MA (Cantab) was Chaplain and Choir Master at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia from 1946 until 1962 most of it during Warden de Saram’s time. Bowyer-Yin composed the song The School by the Sea during this period. https://youtu.be/Zp6VMz0q6GM Canon Bowyer-Yin was born in Singapore in 1910 to a Chinese father Dr Yin Suat Chwan and an English mother, Nurse Lydia Florence Bowyer. His older brother Leslie Charles who preceded Fr. Yin to Cambridge, writing under the pen name “Leslie Charteris,” was the celebrated novelist, who created The Saint. His detective and mystery stories were made into films in the USA with The Saint played by a young Roger Moore. Bowyer-Yin was an Organ Scholar at King’s College Cambridge where he did a Maths Tripos. He trained for the priesthood at Ripon College Cuddesdon and later served ...

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A daughter’s recollection and tribute – Corinne King   Source:stcobasydney.org I am Corinne King (neé Pereira) – the daughter of the late Douglas Noel Pereira – a dedicated teacher of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia from 1951 to 1972. Also, known as Mr D.N. Pereira – (Douglas Noel), (D.N.P.), (D.N.) or otherwise known as “Bulto” to the many hundreds of students he taught during his long teaching career.  Dad was known as “Bulto” a nickname he received at STC in the early 1950’s – around 1953/1954 when as a light smoker he decided to take to sucking the black and white striped lolly called “Bulto”! This nickname stayed with him throughout his entire teaching career at STC.   My Dad – Douglas was a son of C.V. Pereira – A Scholar & Writer of Latin Textbooks. C.V. Pereira along with Warden Stone wrote a Latin Text book that was used ...

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My classmate Mr Maurice    Mr. Maurice was one of the greatest teachers in the history of S.Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia. He started his career on the 1st of October 1970 until the 5th of August 2011. For nearly 41 years of service he dedicated and sacrificed his life to his Alma-Mater. For the contribution he had done to the school to make it better and the work he had done to develop the students’ knowledge, Sir this is a tribute for you from your lovable students in S.Thomas”. When we were in College together – Maurice (bada Maurice)  used to hold “court” under the Kottan tree next to the Chapel at lunch time. I guess we should have known he was destined to be a teacher ……………… Well done to him… ...

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Game Suwanda (ගමේ සුවඳ) Instrumental Cover by the Hewisi Band of S.Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia.   The Hewisi Band of S.Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia has kicked started its operations despite the setback from a global pandemic with its Inaugural Virtual performance. ...

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VICTOR  MELDER  SRI  LANKA LIBRARY 7, Benambra Street, Broadmeadows, Vic 3047, Australia. Telephone + 61 3 9309 4040 E-mail < melder.rjvm1935@bigpond.com > Web Site < www.vmsl-library.com > THOSE WISHING TO DONATE BOOKS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS TO THIS LIBRARY, THEY ARE MOST WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT ABOVE ADDRESS, BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE. Thank You. ACQUISITIONS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2021 BOOKS. 1. Raja & Nadarajah by Shin Nishimotho, 2020 (Donated Anonymously, Melbourne, Vic) 2. Weerasinghe Land & Other Non-Fictional Stories by Vidya Jyothi Emeritus Prof. E.R. Jansz, 202 (Donated by Ms Charmaine Schrader, Southbank, Vic) 3. Love & Protest by Vianga Perera, 2015 4. Time & Chance by Siri Ranawake, 2005 (No’s 3 – 5, Donated by Mrs Samantha Sirimanne Hyde, Dennistone, NSW) ...

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My last minute try tore the hearts out of the Royalists that day, says Naveen-by Indika Welagedara Naveen Henakankanamge is about to score a try. Source:Dailynews Naveen Henakankanamge went on to captain S.Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia 1st XV School rugby team as well as the Asian under 18 cup championship winning Sri Lanka team for the first time in the country’s rugby history. Naveen represented the Sri Lanka national under 20 Sevens team and fifteen a side rugby team in the Junior Rugby Asiad. He also represented Sri Lanka national senior 7’s and 15’ a side with distinction. He represented club rugby teams CH and FC and Havelock Sports Club in the inter club rugby tournament. At present he is domiciled in Australia. Incidentally he is the younger son of legendary Sri Lanka player H.K.Sisira of Navy fame. Speaking exclusively to Daily News all the way from Australia Naveen said ...

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Annual General Meeting 2021 – S.Thomas’ College Old Boys’ Association NSW/ACT   Download the PDF file . Download the PDF file . Download the PDF file . Dear fellow Thomians, Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting 2021  of the S.Thomas’ College Old Boys’ Association, New South Wales and ACT Inc. will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, 31 October 2021 Location – TBA  The relevant documents required for the AGM are attached for your information and guidance. ...

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