Esto Perpetua - A Powerpoint Presentation


Forwarded by Merril Aluwihare


THOMIAN WORLDWIDE CALENDAR

We set out below for the information of All Thomians Near and Far a
Calendar of Events:

 DATE

EVENT

January 06, 2015



8.00 a.m.

STC Mt. Lavina

Institution and installation as Warden - The Revd. Marc Billimoria
Venue: Chapel of the Transfiguration

 





SSJ Associates & J H Marikar have sent us the following e mail on December 10, 2014

“Dear All,

It is with great sadness that I wish to inform you of the demise of the beloved wife of our Patron, Dr. Vijaya Corea this morning.

Her body will lie at A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour from 8.30 am. tomorrow 11th December. A Service will be held at 4.00 pm. in the Parlour and thereafter, the cortege will leave for Jawatte Cemetery for burial.

Please inform any members of The Thomian Society you may know. I will make arrangements to keep the general membership informed.

Let us all condole with Vijaya in his moment of grief.

Best Regards.

Lohan.”


Bandu Wanigasekara has sent us the following e mail on December 10, 2014

“Dear Lucky,
Kindly place this in your advices/website.
I have informed Guru OBA main persons - Pres., Senior VP & Sec informed.
Regards
Bandu
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I have received the following from Valerie - Peter's wife. Kindly keep all informed. Thanks.

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I am having a Memorial Service for Peter on the 30th Dec: 2014,at 4.00PM, at the Chapel of St Francis Of Assisi, Mount Lavinia.
The Rev'd Mark  & Rev'd Joshua Ratnam of St Francis will together take the Service.
Kindly inform all concerned.
Valerie Weerakoon.”
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J H Marikar has sent us the following e mail on November 27, 2014

“Guys, watch this. We filmed college from the sky.

http://youtu.be/A-cwbtQw1qs




STC OBA NSW X MAS CAROLS
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Upali Jayatilaka has sent us the following e mail on November 18, 2014

“FOOD FOR THOUGT -

Dear Class of ’62 / O/L ’70 Mates,
 As you would recall, at one of our recent fellowships, the matter of having some Medical Insurance for our group was discussed.
The attached policy proposal was arranged through our Classmate SA Dias of the College OBA Secretariat.
This is, what I understand, the Policy taken by the Centenary Group of College.

Please have a look at it , read the contents carefully, and let me know what your views are.
If you wish to get further details or decide to proceed, please let me know and I can coordinate accordingly.
Best regards,
DJ”  

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J H Marikar has sent us the following e mail on November 26, 2014

http://www.tyretracks.com/showthread.php?t=1247


Motto Matters !
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Ishara Jayawardane

A school motto embodies the spirit of a school. It unites the school under a common goal and vision. It provides the students with an ideal to follow and strive for. It gives them hope and strength. Daily News spoke to some leading schools in Colombo to find out how their school motto has molded them and inspired them.

Daily News first spoke to the Sub Warden of S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia, the Rev. Marc Billimoria who provided some insights into the Thomian motto - ESTO PERPETUA

Good values

“The origins give us the meaning. It is a Latin term from Eton College in England which was introduced to S. Thomas’ College by our Founder, Bishop James Chapman. Before coming to Sri Lanka as the first Anglican Bishop, he was a Fellow of Eton College, having also studied there. He wanted to start a school in Sri Lanka that was modeled on Eton and so among the many features from Eton that he introduced here was this motto that was a traditional motto of Eton - ESTO PERPETUA, that basically means - May it last forever, Last thou forever or as every Thomian today understands it Be thou forever. Although the present motto of Eton College is FLOREAT ETONA, meaning ‘May Eton flourish,’ ESTO PERPETUA is said to have been the motto from about 1635. At S. Thomas’ the motto became part of the present college crest in 1947 under Warden R S de Saram. What is interesting is, that it is also the State motto of Idaho in the United States of America where the translation is ‘Let it be eternal.’

We sing the motto every time we sing the College Song, which interestingly was written in 1916 by Edmund De Livera an old Royalist! In the College Song there is a chorus in which we repeat the term ESTO PERPETUA three times. Thus it almost becomes a part of a student’s life for the period of time he spends at STC.

Well, the more he sings it, the more he has to realize that what he is being asked to do, is to be part of this institution which is going to last forever or flourish forever and prosper. So the student has to realize that he is part of the flourishing or the prospering of the institution. Beyond that while he receives the best education that is possible from the school, he also has a duty to give back to the school, in order that it may flourish. And the school may only flourish, if its products contribute positively towards that flourishing. For the students, it is therefore an important if not vital symbol of the school and the more they reflect on its meaning, they have to realize that they are part of an institution that is long lasting and that needs to flourish, and from which they also get something for their lives in order for their lives to blossom and flourish when they leave its portals. ‘Be thou forever’ what? Be thou forever- loyal, faithful, honest, true and compassionate. To me the motto encompasses all the good values the school promotes in a child that need to last forever, that need to flourish.

“There are two lines of one of the verses that go like this: ‘We rejoice in victory when our foes we beat and we know when fortune frowns how to take defeat.’ This has to be hit home over and over again at a time when competitive sports are in danger of becoming more of an obstacle than a support to education as a whole. Today it’s all about winning at any cost and at all costs. Our children must learn how win but also how to lose and to know how to handle and face defeat on the sports field. Life is not about winning all the time. There will be victories and there will be defeats. School prepares you to face both.

The school is not just as an institution with buildings and facilities but the school is a living entity which flourishes forever as long as the children are getting the best from it. The spirit that is fostered by the motto is something that will never be outside the Thomian psyche, because it is part of our song and crest. It is always in front of us and we cannot forget it. What we need to constantly remind ourselves is - what does it mean for us today? If you just come to school at 7.30am and leave at 1.30pm and don’t really take a part in the life of the school, you are not contributing to the flourishing. You are just playing lip service to the motto. But if you are part of the system and you are learning from the system and giving back to the system by way of doing well in your studies or doing well in your sports/ extra curricula activities then you are contributing to the motto becoming a reality,” said Rev. Billimoria. S. Thomas’ College is 163 year old. It was opened at Mutwal on February 3, 1851. It was transferred to and opened in Mount Lavinia on January 26, 1918 and will be celebrating 100 years at Mount in 2018.

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Nimal Bhareti has sent us the following e mail on October 22, 2014

“Dear Guru pupils
I picked up your email addresses from the email that Nawmani had sent regarding the death of Lakshman  Amunugama's wife. I met many of you on two occasions at a hotel in Mt Lavinia, the first when I was honoured by inviting me to your 62 batch get together and then for the OBA get together. I have also met a few of you on the road. I don't of course recognise you as you have changed so much but you don't fail to recognise me and speak to me. The great thing which I appreciate is that while all of you are either holding high posts in the private sector or big businessmen, you never fail to address me as Sir. I'm now in my seventies and though I worked for many years after retirement from the public service in consultancy assignments, I have now fully retired and relaxing at home with my children and grandchildren. I don't get about very much as I don't drive beyond ML, and I go in one of my daughter's cars when I have to go beyond. 
The 2 years I taught at Guru were some of the happiest days in my life. Unfortunately I was compelled to leave and join the public service to better my prospects.  I went to Guru just once after I left. I'm told that the school now looks quite different and many new buildings have come up. Lakshman J keeps me updated on Guru with the newsletters which he regularly emails me.    
Pl. do drop in and see me when you pass this way. I would like very much to see you. 
With best wishes and kind regards to all

Nimal Bhareti”

Upali Jayatilaka has forwarded us the following e mail on October 30, 2014
“27 October 2014
                       Miller - Copleston Revival
Dear all,
Members of the Miller-Copleston committee visited college on Sunday 19 October and met the Sub-Warden and House Masters. It was in connection with the Miller-Copleston revival efforts, at which the Warden would like the Miller-Copleston Association to play a role.
We were walked through the existing hostel (and memory lane), and were briefed on the immediate and long term plans College has for this revival. It was truly impressive.
State of the art showers and toilet facilities in the new block, (to say the least) was an indication of things to come. The planning that seems to have gone on already, was even more evident in the conversations that followed.
We “The Miller-Copleston Association” have undertaken the following:
A)     In the short term provide fans, washing machines, television sets and other such utility items that are needed to the existing and new dormitories being reclaimed from classrooms. Our events will essentially become fund raisers for this with the monies we can raise through sponsorship banners etc to be displayed at these events, to other donations which can be solicited from members in cash or kind.
Cost estimate is attached.
B)      Our members will play a role in the regular programs organized by the housemasters to inspire and build the greater personalities of hostellers. Eg: Sarath Mahadivulwewa will be conducting a session in table etiquette by courtesy of a new hotel school he heads, and Shavindra Fernando as Secretary of the Association will deliver the first in a series of after dinner speeches, at formal dinner organized each term in the dinning hall for hostellers in formal dress and table etiquette.   
C)      The committee is happy to inform of the above which will indicate to the membership the kind of effort the school authorities are taking in these efforts which will become matters close to our heart, as we see the emergence of an institution we called home, soon to become of greater stature than we ever knew. For instance there are plans for the dinning hall to be re-furbished/furnished to be greater setting as the numbers grow.
D)     College has also obtained the dedicated services two old Thomians to serve as Senior Housemasters, one a former First X1 Cricket captain and the other teaching Mathematics in the senior forms. All of this we witnessed indicated the qualitative nature the revival of the school hostel aims to achieve.
E)      The revival of house names, flags and crests and some aspects of the past will be discussed as we engage on these supportive functions. Its dynamics will be left entirely in the hands of the school authorities who will best know how it could be done as the number keep growing.
F)      In the long haul, as the Warden indicated when he first addressed us at the OTSC, this effort will need the raising of larger sums of capital to “re-build” Miller-Chapman and Copleston-Claughton Houses. That is up to those of you who are leaders in the financial and commercial sector to undertake in consultation with the Warden and probably the goodwill of our brotherhood who are resident abroad.
               Determined, Dared & Done                                                Omnia Vincit Durus Labour
For:
The Miller-Copleston Association Committee.
Shavindra Fernando (MSP)                                                                Senaka De Fonseka
Secretary                                                                                               Treasurer       

 AWAIT:
Miller - Copleston Yuletide Eve 2014
Planned for:
December 13 Saturday at 7.00 PM at the OTSC
Listen to a few carols and oldies with drinks and conversation.
(A fund raiser)” 



THOMIAN SOCIETY OF COLOMBO  - DINNER THEATRE

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P Jinasena from Canada has sent us the following image on September 21, 2014





Muditha Dissanayake has sent us the following images on September 28, 2014

WINCHESTER HOSTEL ROOF REPAIR NEAR COLLEGE BASKETBALL COURTS
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DAVIDSON BLOCK REPAIR
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Ana Medonza has sent us the following e mail on September 03, 2014

Blue Black & Blue Dance in Sydney OZ

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Ananda Amaranath has sent us the following e mail on August 12, 2014

“From: Sriyan Jayasekera [mailto:stc.prefects.group@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 12 August 2014 3:56 AM
To: Ronnie Reid; buddy reid; Bryan Reid
Cc: STC tyretracks
Subject: Sincere condolences on the loss of a lifelong friend

Dear Ronnie, Buddy and Barney,

Please accept my deepest Sympathies and heartfelt condolences
on passing away of your dear brother.
He was a well mannered gentlemen of the highest caliber and always had time to give a patient hearing to his juniors. Was the Head Prefect of Wood House and I was appointed a house prefect during his period. He won school colours in Cricket and Athletics. He once told me that everyone expects him to perform like his illustrious brothers and results in additional pressure when performing.
May he rest in peace.
Regards
Sriyan

http://www.tyretracks.com/showthread.php?t=1213

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Corinne King <kings3@bigpond.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 9:04 PM
Subject: Sincere condolences on the loss of a lifelong friend
To:
To all in the "Thomian Link" that I have,

I send below the response I received from Sanjiva Wijesinha & his "tribute to Tiny" .  Please click and enjoy the writings of a true friend of nearly 60 years.

I also sent Claud, Ronnie, Buddy & Barney a photo that my husband Ian took of the 5 Reids under the College flag at the Charity lunch held on 30th September 2012.

The response I received from Buddy was touching.  He has commented that it would have been the last time that they were all together and had a photo taken of them.  Buddy has also commented that it would be the one and only photo taken of all 5 Reids under the College Flag!!   I would like to share this "special" photo of the 5 Reids as taken by Ian on 30-9-2012.  Ironically, it was amazing how they all stood from left to right in order of ages - eldest to youngest!!

Tiny's funeral will be at 1pm on Wednesday 13th August at Crossways Church (Springvale Road, near the Burwood Highway).

Glad to "share",

Cheers,

Corinne

----- Original Message -----
From: Sanjiva Wijesinha
To: Corinne King
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 4:46 AM
Subject: Re: Sincere condolences on the loss of a lifelong friend

Thanks, Corinne, for your message and the pictures..

I have written a tribute to Tiny - http://sanjivawijesinha.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/johann-tiny-reid-25th-march-1948-9th-aug-2014/


Associate Professor Sanjiva Wijesinha MBBS (Ceylon), MSc (Oxford), FRCS,FRACGP,
Department of General Practice,
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, 

270, Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, Victoria,  Australia 3168.
Author of 
Strangers on the Camino and Not Our War

http://sanjivawijesinha.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/not-our-war.jpg?w=547http://www.banxietyfree.com/wp-content/uploads/StrangersOnTheCamino.jpg

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Andy Jayasinghe has sent us the following e mail on July 02, 2014

“Hi Lakshman,
Heres an old photo of doc and mrs Hayman which I found in an album.
You may want to publish it on your web site.

Best

AG”

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Girls at STC Guru
Chiristianity and Homosexuality - An Article by Headmaster Patrick Gunewardena
Men who touched our lives - A collection of snippets on STCG staff
Goodbye George - An Appreciation of George Arndt by A.C. De Silva
Romancing Gurutalawa - By Sharm de Alwis. This article appeared in the Sunday Island on 08-02-2009
Golden Jubilee Celebrations of STCG - OBA - By Gerald de Alwis. This article appeared in The Sunday Times Plus on February 22, 2009)
Thomian Dinner for Barrak Obama
Apollo concessions to Guru Thomians
Thomians Near and Far - Get together of STC Mount Class of 1959 - An article by Arun Dias Bandaranaike
The Wave - first e-newsletter issued by the Thomian Aquatic Sports Union (TASU)
Thomian Grit Was Not a Myth - An Article by Sri Sangabo Corea which appeared in the Sunday papers of 31st May 2009
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Recollections of Guru - by Charles P. Sarvan
The Thomian Tradition - by P.S. Duleep Kumar
STC_Guru:_Uniquely Thomian - An Interview with Rev. Marc Billimoria, Headmaster, STCG
Thomian Culture Shaped Us for the Future - Speech of Defence Minister Tilak Marapana at STC Mount Prize Giving
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Thomians Young and Thomians Old - Speech of Desamanya Bradman Weerakoon at STC Mount Prize Giving
Tribute to Warden Neville de Alwis: ‘He did it his way’ - By Rev. Marc Billimoria
J. De S. Jayasinghe - An Appreciation by Oliver de Soysa
Growing Up in Gurutalawa - By Shamindri Marasinghe
Reminiscences - By Clifford Ratwatte
History of the Boy Scouts Movement at STC Guru - By George Pillai
The Swimming Pool at Gurutalwa - By Dr. R.L. Hayman
History of the Pool - By B. Munsinghe (B. Muna)
Illukumbure and Sajeev de Silva – Top Thomian Sportsmen - By Leslie Fernando
The Hills are Alive! - By An Old Thomian
The Power of One - By Richard Brohier
Reminiscences of Gurutalawa - By Peter Weerakoon
Memories of Gurutalawa - By Lanka Nesiah
Bertie Wijesinha -The Precious Legend - By Rohan Wijesinghe
The Royal-Thomian Derby - By Renu Manamendra|
Oxbridge Sri Lanka Societies Varsity Match - Press Release by The Oxford University Sri Lanka Society
Thomian Rubgy - By Shanaka Amarasinghe
Memories of STC Bandarawela - By LJ
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 Thomian Traditions and Ethics - Mr. Kavinda Dias-Abeyesinghe, Manager, S. Thomas' College, Bandarawela
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 Royal – Thomian nexus in retrospect - Milinda Hettiarachchi
Personal reminicenses of my friend Daya Perera - by Kosala Wijayatilake, President’s Counsel.
MR. D.N.PEREIRA -
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World's Best Spinner The Daily News (Sri Lanka) - By Shane Seneviratne
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Royal - Thomian Cricket Match in Sydney - on 24th March 2013
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FOR
GURU OLD BOYS AND WELL WISHERS


Rt.Revd Dhiloraj R Canagasabey – Bishop of Colombo -
Chairman Board of Governors STC - Tele - (O) 2696208
Hony.Secretary Mr.R N Asirwatham
Hony. Treasurer  Mr.C P Sanjay Mendis
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College Office 
General 057- 2280000 Fax 057- 2280280
Hotline: 0772277405 
Email: stcgurutalawa@gmail.com
Website: www.stcguru.com 
Chaplain
 Vacant
Acting Chaplain
 Fr. Ranjith Perera 

Tutorial Staff

Upper School

Sectional Head - Mrs. S. Jayasekara, Bsc (Spl), Dip.in.Ed.MA(Ed).
057 2280864 (Residence) 0772 987663 (Official) 
Middle School 
Sectional Head – K. M. T. Pushpakumara
0772987653
Lower School
Sectional Head & Prefect of Discipline Mr. V. W. Dikkumbura Bed, Dip in Agri,Trained
0772 987666 (Official) 

Sports Unit
Prefect of Games
Mr.R M S P K Medawela
0772987651

Sports Assistant
Mr.D K Rasika

IT Unit 
S. Kaviharan
0773260439

Hostel & Boarding House
Senior Boarding House Master – Mr. V. W. Dikkumbura

House Masters
Mr.B M Sufiyan – De Saram House
Mr.A Amsakumar – Garnier House
Mr.Vijith de Silva – Hayman House
Mr.G.D. Prematilaka – Read House

Manager of the School
Mr. Senaka de Fonseka



S.THOMAS’ COLLEGE-GURUTALAWA- OBA

Mr. Ziard Sinnen – Senior Vice President
No.19, Station Road, Udahamulla, Nugegoda.
Tele-0112 833526  (R) , 0777 420191 (M)
Email: ziard@virgincmb.com, zidosinna@gmail.com

Mr. S. Rajmohan -1st Vice President
No.192/1, Thimbirigasyaya Rd., Colombo5.
011 2594969 (R) 011 2432620 (O) 077 7396655 (M)
Email: ceyfor@slt.lk

Mr.A.Kumaranayake -2nd Vice President
174/8A,Nawala Road, Nugegoda.
071 2722993 (M) 011 2819398 (R)
Email: aravinda_hk@hotmail.com

Mr.A.H.M.Razeek -3rd Vice President
57/1 School Lane, Colombo.03
077 3185244 (M) 011 2587429 (R) 011 2508614 (R)
Email: ahmrazeek@hotmail.com

S. Kaviharan - Hony. Secretary
S. Thomas’ College, Gurutalawa.
20/7, Sri Piyatissapura Road, Bambarakelle, Nuwara Eliya.
Tele: 052 2235938  (R), 0773260439(M)
Email:- kaviharans@gmail.com

Mr. Krishantha Weerawardane  - Treasurer
No.17A, Sulaiman Avenue, Colombo 5
Tele : 011 5662187 (O) 011 2598303 (R) 072 3622075 (M)
Email:  krishanthaweerawardane@yahoo.com

Mr.D.A.Gallearachie - Asst.Secretary
“Lion Cliff” No.01.S.Thomas’College road, Bandarawela.
Tele: 057 2222466 (R) 077 7412211 (M)
Email: ananda.galle@gmail.com

Mr.D.Tennakoon - Asst. Treasurer
No.259/F/1, Nagawanarama Road, Batapotha, Kotugoda.
Tele: 011  2483460 (R), 071  4407999 (M)
Email: dimuthu11999@yahoo.com


Location on World Map

See Gurutalawa on Wikimapia

http://wikimapia.org/#lat=6.8432602&lon=80.9321594&z=10&l=0&m=a&v=2,

and

See Welimada Road on Wikimapia
http://wikimapia.org/#y=6768243&x=80943766&z=18&v=2


Muditha Dissanayake has sent us the following link
to access STC Guru on Google Maps


Muditha Dissanayake, who created the STC Guru website, has sent us the following link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._Thomas%27_College,_Gurutalawa

 


Last updated on 15th December 2014


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'The School by the Sea'
(in .mp3 format - 3.9 MB)

Words and Melody by Roy Yin
(1910-2010) arranged
by David K. Patrick

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'The College Song - Esto Perpetua'
(in .mp3 format - 8.4 MB)

Words: Edmund de Livera.
Melody ascribed to Warden Stone; Arranged by Mrs. Irene van der Wall (1913-2010), for Roger Aldons; Edited and organ part by David K. Patrick


The above two tracks taken from
the CD titled 'We'll Always Remember'
are reproduced with permission from Roger Aldons


COLLEGE SONG

THOMIANS YOUNG AND THOMIANS OLD,
THOMIANS STAUNCH AND TRUE!
RALLY ROUND THE COLLEGE FLAG
THE BLUE THE BLACK AND BLUE
TO YOUR ALMA MATER SING
THOMIANS NEAR AND FAR
LOUDLY LET THE ECHOES RING
FOR ALL, WE HAVE, AND ARE
ESTO PERPETUA, ESTO PERPETUA
ESTO PERPETUA
THE BLUE BLACK AND BLUE FOR EVER!

College Song by the Senior Students of STC Mount - in .mp3 format (5.9 MB).