ST. PETER’S COMPLETES 98 YEARS BEING A ‘SCHOOL OF PAR-EXCELLENCE’!
St. Peter’s College, Colombo 04., is a premier Catholic school in Sri Lanka. It derives its vision and mission from the vision of Catholic education i.e. integral education. It has produced countless number of Old Peterites who have rendered yeomen service to the humanity in many a field such as politics, academics, judiciary, defense, sports, literary and entertainment to name a few with many going on to head their respective areas. They have kept the Blue, White and Gold flag fluttering high in the sky ever reverberating the Peterite spirit enshrined in the College Motto ‘Virtus et Viritas’.
St. Peter’s College, Colombo 04, was established on the 18 th January 1922. The College has slowly and steadily established a Brand name for itself nationally and internationally. It has left an indelible imprint in the annals of the history of education in Sri Lanka. St. Peter’s College continues to excel in academics, co-curricular, extra-curricular and sports activities. It has carved out a niche for itself as a global leader and a trend setter in education.
As a premier Catholic school, it focuses on producing integral, holistic, all round personalities who are authentic, credible, proactive and productive citizens as well as an asset to the society. While focusing on a teaching learning culture that is inclusive and is driven by the principle ‘every child matter’ it also emphasizes on value education, character formation and personality development where every child is respected, recognized through an environment that enables him to realize his dreams and aspiration as well as develop his talents and potentials to the fullest that will empower him to bloom and blossom wherever he is planted.
St. Peter’s College today has numerous state-of-the-art facilities that offer the best of the best opportunities to the Peterites. However being primarily a Catholic school its chief role is to contextualize every aim and objective of its mission within the larger picture of the Catholic education that focuses on nurturing and nourishing the spiritual growth of the Peterites so that they will not only be loyal Peterites and patriotic citizens, but also be faithful servants of the Holy Mother Church.
St. Peter’s College, Colombo 04 completed its 98 th year on the 18 th January 2020. It looks back with gratitude towards God our loving Father, Mary our Blessed Mother and St. Peter her Patron Saint for the countless blessings they have showered upon this hallowed institution through numerous individuals and organizations to establish it as what it is today. As it looks forward for the Centenary Celebrations to be inaugurated on the 18 th January 2022, it expresses its deepest sense of appreciation and overwhelming gratitude to the Old Boys Union Branches in Colombo, United Kingdom, Dubai, Canada, Melbourne, Sydney, Washington, Los Angeles, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the rest of the world who have already rallied round to make this historic event a momentous occasion. Rev. Fr. Rohitha Rodrigo, the Rector of St. Peter’s College has launched a massive project to construct a Chapel, which is a replica of the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, to mark this gigantic occasion. Numerous other projects are lined up to make the Centenary Jubilee Year Celebrations a memorable and an unforgettable event. May St. Peter’s College grow from strength to strength and continue to be a leaven, a salt and a lamp lit on a mountain top spreading faith, hope and charity towards each and every one, true to its spirit ‘Virtus et Veritas’.