Name
  • St. John's College, Jaffna
  • Lux in tenebris luce (Light shines in the darkness)
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Lux in tenebris luce (Light shines in the darkness)

Gender

Boys' School

Location

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Vision

"To create an ethos for students to attain excellence spiritually, academically, morally and socially."

Mission

"To lead, motivate and provide training to achieve the vision"

The College Vission promotes, the students well-being, the spirituality and moral values within their lives. Wheres the the College mission provides an understanding for what the students shall achieve in this endeavour, their journey through St Johns College Jaffna.

Details

St John’s College, Jaffna is one of the oldest private educational institutions in Sri Lanka, founded by the London Missionaries (CMS) in 1823. The founder missionary the Rev. Joseph Knight, who arrived in 1818, initiated the establishment of the school at Nallur. From the inception, the school has been imparting holistic education, with the curricular and co-curricular activities along with the inculcation of good discipline. The school has produced a number of eminent and outstanding personalities in all walks of life. Today after 190 years of smooth and rough sails the school continues to fulfil the ideals that the founders laid. The school has extended its hand of mercy and support to the people in Sri Lanka proving itself to be a Christian value-based service-oriented institution.

The Vision, Mission, Aims & Objectives of the College are based on the verse,
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Anthem

Decked with shady palms and trees,
Fringed with rich mahoganies,
There beneath a glowing sky,
St John’s up rears her crest on high

 

Chorus:
Praise St. John your Patron Saint,
And lest in deed or word you taint,
Your Alma Mater’s ancient name,
Johnians ! Always play the game.

Christian lore she gives her boys,
Ever prizing heavenly joys,
Her highest pride a noble mind,
Her Greatest joy a heart that’s kind.

Chorus:
Praise St. John your Patron Saint,
And lest in deed or word you taint,
Your Alma Mater’s ancient name,
Johnians ! Always play the game.

“In the darkness shines the light”,
Johnians! With your torches bright,
Chase the gloom of night away,
Shed thro’ the word eternal day.

Chorus:
Praise St. John your Patron Saint,
And lest in deed or word you taint,
Your Alma Mater’s ancient name,
Johnians ! Always play the game.

School Houses & Colours

Handy House - ( A ) Green
Johnstone House - ( B ) Blue
Pargiter House - ( C ) Red
Peto House - ( D ) Purple
Thompson House - ( E ) Yellow

Societies and Activities

Advanced Level Union
Agricultural Science Club
Astronomical Association
Bank of Ceylon Students Saving Unit
Boarders Union
Catholic Union
Chess Club
Commerce Union
Cub Scout Pack
English Union
Environmental Pioneer Club
Hatton National Bank Students Savings Unit
Interact Club
I.T. Club
Leo Club
Media Club - English
Peoples Bank Students Savings Unit
Philatelic Club
Photography Club
Prefects Guild
Scout Troop
Sea Scout Troop
Science Union
St John Ambulance
Student Christian Movement
Tamil Mantram
Hindu Union
Sri Lanka Unites

Available Facilities
Closed
Open hours today: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Monday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Tuesday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Wednesday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Thursday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Friday

    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Saturday

    N/A

  • Sunday

    N/A

  • May 18, 2022 2:13 AM local time

Contact Details
  • St John’s College Main Street, Jaffna. Sri Lanka.
  • +94212222432
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