Name
  • Trinity College, Kandy
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Gender

Boys' School

Established Date

1872

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Location

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Mission

Trinity College aims to produce the next generation of leaders in Sri Lanka.

As such, boys should leave the school confident, articulate, well-balanced and able to think for themselves.

They should be comfortable both in English and in their mother tongue. They should be ambitious and determined, yet sensitive to the needs of others.

And they should be critical and creative thinkers, who are ready to make a positive difference to their country and to the world.

Details

Rev. Richard Collins founded Trinity College (as The Kandy Collegiate School) in 1872, under the auspices of the Christian Missionary Society based on the traditions of public schools in England. The missionaries took into their ambit the best of our indigenous culture. Today it is one of the leading schools in the country and boasts a rich heritage. The grand Principal of Trinity College Rev. A.G. Fraser brought the school from being a mere provincial school to the status of a national college. In his day (1904-1924) and decades to follow, it became a multi-faceted educational institution, equal to that of any leading school in the British Commonwealth. In fact, it went beyond being National as in that era boys came to Trinity just to receive their education from countries such as Burma, some African countries, Maldives and Southern India.

 

Although Trinity College was founded in 1872, its antecedents go back to 1818 when the first missionaries from Britain penetrated the Kandyan Kingdom. Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Browning set up a Mission House in this location, despite the anti-British rebellion that had just shaken the country then known as Ceylon. It was in this Mission House in 1823 that Rev Ireland Jones started an Elementary School of humble proportions which after it closed twice was re-established in 1872 by Rev Richard Collins.

 

Trinity’s mission is to provide the best all-round education for the boys in a caring, disciplined and inspiring environment. This includes academic studies, sports, the Arts and extra-curricular activities.

 

True to the principles of its Anglican founders, Trinity College has always endeavoured to instil and nurture qualities such as respect, compassion, self-discipline, fairness, honesty and integrity. As an Anglican school, but with children from many different religions, we believe that these virtues are valued not only by Christians but by members of all faiths.

 

Trinity College aims to produce the next generation of leaders in Sri Lanka. As such, boys should leave the school confident, articulate, well-balanced and able to think for themselves. They should be comfortable both in English and in their mother tongue. They should be ambitious and determined, yet sensitive to the needs of others. And they should be critical and creative thinkers, who are ready to make a positive difference to their country and to the world.

 

Trinity College has around 3,000 pupils. Starting at the age of 3 at Montessori Nursery gives very young children their initial experience of school. The Junior School discovers and nurtures a child's unique talents and strengths; it gives opportunities for boys to try out new and exciting activities, and it provides a sound academic foundation to take to the next level. The Middle School aims to create hard-working, creative, active and disciplined students, who are encouraged to think for themselves. Academic study is balanced by a wide variety of sports and extra-curricular activities. And the Upper School provides multiple academic and extra-curricular opportunities within a stimulating environment; thereby enabling our boys to develop the life skills to become leaders at all levels of society.

 

Theirs is a modern, forward-thinking school which embraces new opportunities within teaching and learning. Tradition remains important and still shapes some of our guiding principles, but it is a willingness to innovate which has seen the school thrive for centuries.

 

They offer excellent sports and activities programme enabling boys to identify and develop their own skills and strengths, within a supportive environment.

Anthem

It's good to see the School we knew,
The land of youth and dream,
To greet again the rule we knew,
Before we took the stream;
Though long we've missed the sight of her,
Our hearts may not forget;
We've lost the old delight of her,
We keep her honour yet.

 

The stars and sounding vanities,
That half the crowd bewitch,
what are they but inanities,
To him that treads the pitch?
And where's the wealth, I'm wondering,
Could buy the cheers that roll,
When the last charge goes thundering,
Towards the twilight goal.

 

The men that tanned the hide of us,
Our daily foes and friends,
They shall not lose their pride of us,
However the journey ends.
Their voice to us who sing of it,
No more its message bears,
But the round world shall ring of it,
And all we are be theirs.

 

To speak of fame a venture is,
There's little here can bide,
But we may face the centuries,
And dare the deepening tide;
For though the dust that's a part of us,
To dust again be gone,
Yet here shall beat the heart of us,
The School we handed on.

 

We will honour yet the School we knew,
The best school of all;
We will honour yet the rule we knew,
Till the last bell call.
For working days or holidays.
And glad or melancholy days,
They were great days and jolly days,
At the best School of all.

 

(Sir Henry Newbolt)

School Houses & Colours

Garrett House
Colours: Green
Established: 1910 (named after the third principal, Rev. J. Garrett)

Lemuel House
Colours: Blue
Established: 1954 (named after Mr. C. N. Lemuel, a long-serving teacher at Trinity College)

Orloff House
Colours: Purple
Established : (named after the thirteenth principal, Mr. C. Oorloff)

Simithraaratchy House
Colours : Yellow
Established : (named after the eleventh principal, Mr. C. Simithraaratchy)

Central Boarding House (comprising Napier, Alison & Ryde Houses)
Colours: Red and White – Napier, Blue and White – Alison, Black and Yellow – Ryde
Established: 1898 – Napier, 1909 – Alison, 1911 – Ryde

Societies and Activities

AVIATION SOCIETY
BUDDHIST STUDENTS MOVEMENT
COMMERCE SOCIETY
CULINARY CLUB
DESIGN CLUB
HORSE RIDING CLUB
ICT SOCIETY – UPPER SCHOOL
INTERACT CLUB
ISLAMIC STUDENTS’ MOVEMENT
JAPANESE LANGUAGE SOCIETY
MEDIA UNIT
NATURE CLUB
ORIENTAL MUSIC SOCIETY
SCRABBLE CLUB
SRI LANKA UNITES CHAPTER OF TRINITY COLLEGE KANDY
STUDENTS’ CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT
TAMIL LITERARY UNION
THE NATIONAL DRUM & DANCE TROUPE
TRINITY COLLEGE JUNIOR LITERARY ASSOCIATION

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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

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  • May 18, 2022 1:16 AM local time

Contact Details
  • Trinity College 262, D S Senanayake Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
  • +94812234297
  • info@trinitycollege.lk
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"As TCMUN celebrates its new streak of awards in conference I believe that we should stick to the core principle that our club is based on within Trinity. That is to prioritise diplomacy over competition."

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The Interact Club in collaboration with Trinity Doctors' Association held its annual Medical Camp for the past and present staff of Trinity College on May 08, 2022, at the College Main Hall.

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Sunset seen through 'Samanea Saman' -
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