St. Joseph’s College, Wattala is a Catholic College which is a Branch School of St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10. It shares the character, rich traditions and the high ideals of this century old oasis of wisdom situated in the heart of Colombo.

St. Joseph’s College, Wattala strives at its best pace to become a citadel of integral formation and to prepare a perfect people for tomorrow setting its priorities ever intact.

Mere 18 years of existence of this College has surpassingly proved a well stabilized forward journey to herald its unparalleled hallmark as seen by this day to many a generation who will embrace it as their haven for knowledge and life formation.

It is our utmost desire to make Joseph’s College a home for all its dwellers. In this challenging endeavour, we provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where children will recognize and achieve their fullest potential, so that they can make their best contribution to society.

St. Joseph’s College is a place where everybody is welcome and nobody is left out, we learn and achieve together, we respect and care for everyone and everything around us.

The College sets high standards of learning and distinguished ideals for accomplishment. It celebrates the achievements of each and every child.

It is a place where everyone is different, diverse yet united and has importance. We value the partnership which exists between school, parents, past pupils and community and the part it plays in realizing this vision.

We invite everyone for a sensational experience of our life in College as depicted by this presentation in its most concise form.

rev. fr. gemunu dias – rector

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All parents are kindly requested get themselves acquainted with the annual planner of the College in order to actively take part in the activities where their involvement is necessary.

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White short sleeved shirt with College Monogram stitched on the top right end of the pocket. The length of the sleeve should be a considerable amount above the elbow. Shirts with double pleats are not allowed. The shirt must be neatly put inside the trouser. Long sleeved shirts are not allowed on the normal days. The trouser for the students of grades 1-9 would be a short stitched in navy blue colour. The length of the short should be little above the knee with a clear width and should not be worn against the thigh. Shorts with loops are not allowed to be worn to the school. The trouser for the students of grades 10-13 is a white slack with two pleats. The width of the trouser should be as same as that of the thigh and the trouser should not stick tight at any level of the body. No loops should be attached. Plain black wide-toe shoes without buckles are to be worn to the school. Sport shoes and other fancy shoes with designs will not be allowed at any time. Plain white socks without coloured lines or designs are to be worn. Ankle socks are not allowed. The attire for special occasions known as ‘ceremonial uniform’ is white long sleeved shirt with monogram as stipulated above for all grades. The students of grades 1-9 will wear white short and the students of grades 10-13 will wear long white trousers in both the cases as uniform being stipulated above. The College tie is to be worn by all the students with double knot with shoes and socks as explained above.

By Post:
St. Joseph’s College, Enderamulla, Wattala.

By Phone:
+94 11 2 938 184

By Fax:
+94 11 2 938 885

By Email:
sjcweb@sjcwattala.edu.lk

FAITH LIFE

It is our utmost desire to prepare people with unwavering faith in God. In fact, this basic requisite which comes as the most fundamental in the prioritized line-up of formative dimensions is presented also as the key to an integral personality.

Faith Life never becomes secondary to any other facet in the process of formation.

We value faith and closeness to God at any cost as the most fundamental prospect to lead the young lives for an unrelenting and continued encounter with God.

  • Holy Mass is offered twice a day, i.e. at 7.00 a.m. and during the interval. While 7.00 a.m. Mass is voluntary, the Mass during the interval is organized by a particular class.
  • Morning Prayers are recited daily before the commencement of the school, Angelus after the interval and the Recessional Prayers at the close of the school through the public address system.
  • Almost all the students have made it a habit to visit the Blessed Sacrament at least once in a given day.
  • Different religious societies such as YCS, Jesus Youth, Legion of Mary, SVP Society and Altar Servers organize their weekly prayer sessions as a part of their commitment to the objectives of the Society.
  • Every Thursday the students donate their pocket money to share their mite with the less privileged children in the school through Vincent de Paul Society.
  • Various societies organize prayer and Bible sessions as a part of their commitments in the society.
  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays, instead of Morning Prayers, special Bible Services are organized and conducted on class basis in which inspiring Bible discussions take place.
  • Every First Friday of the month all the students of the College take part in the Holy Eucharist; one Mass for Primary School and the other for the Secondary School.
  • The students begin the new term and also end the term with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and by dedicating their lives and their activities to the Eucharistic Lord.
  • The teachers are availed to a special spiritual exposure programme at the beginning of every term as a preparation for the new term of activities.
  • The tutorial staff and the clerical staff begin the term with a special Holy Eucharist offered, asking God’s grace upon their work and commitment.
  • The children are given an opportunity to make their Confessions and go for Counselling.
  • Ash Wednesday Masses and other special religious activities are organized during Lent. Way of the Cross is organized separately for students, teachers and clerical staff members. Acts of penance and mortification are highly recommended and persuaded for.
  • The Feast of St. Joseph is organized on a grand scale to give the children a glimpse of the Heavenly joy in their lives. Hoisting of the Flags takes place 5 days before the feast is celebrated. Preparatory Novenas are organized. The statue of St. Joseph is taken in procession around the College premises and final blessing is imparted.
  • The feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated preceded by Tridium of preparatory novenas. Hours of Adoration are given to students, teachers, workers etc. separately. Final Eucharistic blessing is imparted after the procession.
  • May Feast is celebrated on a very high key. The procession with the statue of Our Lady is taken in procession after the Holy Mass and the final blessing is imparted.
  • The Children’s Day Holy Mass is organized as a special event. This is done by the Liturgy Committee of the College with much vigour and preparation.
  • The International Teachers’ Day is celebrated with a Holy Mass organized by the Prefects’ Body of the College.
  • The Rosary devotion in the month of May has a special feat in the College. The Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is taken in to different classes and kept there for one full day until it is transferred to the next class the next day. During that particular day the whole class gets together and prays the Rosary to Our Lady.
  • Annual retreats are organized for the members of the tutorial staff. This is generally a full day retreat in the Tewatte Retreat House.
  • In the month of November, as we commemorate our Dear Departed, children are given a special opportunity to offer Masses for them in our daily Masses in College.
  • The First Holy Communion Service of the College has some special features and shows the College’s spiritual wealth and standardized internal preparation.
  • Christmas Carol Service takes a prominent place at St. Joseph’s.
  • On the day of the granting of admissions for Ordinary Level and Advanced Level Examinations, special prayer Services for blessing the children take place where the priests of the College lay hands and pray for every individual child.
  • On every examination day of the Ordinary Level and Advanced Level students, Holy Mass is celebrated at St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10, for the children to invigorate them with the blessings of the Lord.
  • On the day of the admission of new students to the grade 01 class, a special prayer service is conducted for the children and the parents to officially enrol them to the Josephian Family.
  • Special retreats and preparatory seminars are organized for the First Holy Communicants and their parents.
  • The administering of the sacrament of Confirmation takes place in College as an annual event. A three month preparation is given to them with special retreats, seminars and other activities of formative value.
  • The Leadership camps are organized for the students of grades 8 and 9 intertwined with a considerable dose of spirituality to mould their young personalities.
  • The enrolment to the Advanced Level Section is done followed by a 2 day residential retreat for the children.
  • Special motivational programmes, retreats, orientation programmes and a host of other activities are held for the students of the Advanced Level Section to invigorate their lives and prepare them for the immediate entry into society.

ACADEMIC LIFE

To bring academic excellence in one’s individual life is to touch the very recesses of one’s internal self. Self-mastery and ability to reach the pinnacle of life in terms of academic excellence, by all means, is no mean feat since it makes one what he could be in potency.

St. Joseph’s is committed to impart knowledge in a most vivified manner to catch the attraction and stimulate the young hearts to clear their career path and embrace their fitting professionalism.

  • Remarkable and Exceptional Performances

    Mast. Ayesh Didula DeshapriyaMast. Sinhage Sahas MininadaMast. Kavindu Chandupa Piyumakara

  • Remarkable and Exceptional Performances

    Mast. Aaron Ricardo MartinMast. Udara Nayana Indeewara

  • Remarkable and Exceptional Performances

    Mast. Ranasinghe Arachchige Sachin RanukaMast. Ganeshan Oliver Shane Herath

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At the very outset of the year, the College will organize special motivational programmes for the students of grade 11 classes to give them a proper boost up to motivate them to create within them high ideals for their year-end examination.

The students of grade 11 classes will attend special classes organized by the College after the normal school sessions.

They stay back in College and attend this special input sessions from 1.45 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. We intend to cover the syllabi as soon as possible and start a series of revision work.

We have prepared a fitting ambience for a smooth and inspiring learning process to reach the expected destination at the end of the year.

A special study programme was organized for the students to attend to during August vacation. This package included papers for each subject, a well defined timetable for academic involvement for 10 hours a day and a plan for writing answers to the papers.

Teachers and parents monitored the study pack process

CO-CURRICULAR LIFE

A well-rounded and a well-balanced personality lie in one’s ability to engage oneself in a well-structured formulae of activities. The book-worm culture and knowledge based intellectual idealism are getting fast out-dated.

Integral personalities with balanced abilities with special reference to soft skills are ones that are being much sought after by the society today.

Such noteworthy characters are of very rare calibre. Yet, it is our daunting challenge to meet the expectations with a throng of co-curricular activities.

An upcoming sport that catches the attraction of majority of cricket fans in the light of their recent achievements. Under 13, under 15, under 17 and under 19 C Division teams have performed excellently well in their recent encounters.
This is probably the most popular sport in College. They have excelled in many an encounter and emerged triumphant even over the so called most popular in town. Under 13, under 15, under 17 and under 19 teams are incessantly engaging themselves practice sessions.
Physically well-structured wrestlers have daunted their opponents inside the ring many a time in the past. It is with joy that we state that our students have confidently stepped up towards national level tournaments and have had some nail biting encounters to defeat the opponents.
Our athletes have shown some soul-stirring stamina in many of the national level encounters and have emerged victorious. While stating that our athletics is in gigantic capacity, we are still committed to producing great athletes for the nation.
The members of the Table Tennis team have excelled in their performance in some of the tournaments they have had in the past. In some of the most inspirational encounters, they have proved their capacity to compete with any form of positive rivalry.
Organizes all the liturgical services in College.
Serves near the Holy Altar at every liturgical service.
Gets together to share youthful experiences of the Lord.
Studies and shares the message of the Holy Scriptures.
Journeys onward to feel one with the less privileged.
Experiences the love and maternal care of the Blessed Mother…
Lets everyone to come around Jesus and experience His love…
Sings gorgeously to give honour and praise to the Lord…
An oriental taste to the senses of the onlookers. The joy of music in its most magnified form is no less what best music can give…
Some breath-taking piece of music to consign all one’s worries to oblivion and to make alive the sensational measure of music taste…
To lead the little hands and the fingers in the most classic manner to catch a glimpse of what God’s creation can be all about…
A band with a difference to satisfy the taste-buds of music and get the occasion going to its most climaxing point…
Spectacular dancing with a touch of song in its most vivified classic form leading any spectator to a standstill position.
This is an arm that is committed to raise the literary abilities of our students in English Language and to improve the standards of English in College.
This institution takes leadership in improving in children the abilities to have a substantial acquaintance in Sinhala Language.
This gives an experience of high and mighty voices well trained to bring in valid arguments and consolidate their position in a logical sequence.
Towards creating an information technology based society to make matters easy for life…
Towards being a friend of new techniques to communicate more effectively to bring humankind together as a family…
Towards training oneself to become a powerhouse of security for the country and the nation…
Towards preparing to enter the world of commerce and enable transactions of goodwill and solidarity…
Towards being scientifically engineered and innovative in human endeavours to give newness and freshness to the world…
Towards being knowledge based and being scientifically vigilant of what exactly takes place within the surroundings of lives…
Towards giving redirection and finding spiritual, mental and physical development in a more organized and communitarian manner…
Towards getting oneself out of hassle when congestion of thoughts will demand to encounter life with hard moments…
Towards being leaders for the society and learning leadership potentials to merit them for self and others around…
Towards seeing beyond the usual and turning back to contemplate the way one has trodden on the way to fulfilment…
Towards healing the wounds of the society and to make decisions, never to become injurious towards human world…
Towards safeguarding a friendly atmosphere and getting used to nature–friendly world which is plastic free…
Towards learning to claim responsible for every word and being able to announce the Good News with effectiveness…

Many that are not written may take place. Every single event that comes under co-curricular activities is given direction to prepare integral and full-fledged personalities for the society.

COMMUNITY LIFE

  • 1380 Students

  • 62 Academic Staff Members

  • 07 Support Staff Members

  • 06 Clerical Staff Members

  • 02 Reverend Fathers

  • 01 Loving

    and

    Cheerful Community…

Most Rev. Dr. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith – Proprietor
Very Rev. Fr. Ivan Perera – Archdiocesan Director of Education and General Manager of Catholic Private Schools
Rev. Fr. Gemunu Dias – Rector
Rev. Fr. Gemunu Dias
Rev. Fr. Nilanga Rowel
Rev. Fr. Gemunu Dias – Rector and Head of the Council of Management.
Rev. Fr. Nilanga Rowel – Deputy Principal, Master of Ceremonies, Prefect of Discipline
Mr. Sujeewa Amarathunge
Mr. Manoj Silva
Mr. Prasanna Silva
Ms. Anusha Egodamahawatte
Ms. Sumudu Perera is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 2s8
Ms. Nelusha Gunathilaka is a Primary School Teacher
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 3s7
Ms. Kanchana Fernando is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Sectional Head of the Upper Primary School
Ms. Rashika Perera is a Teacher of the Advanced Level Section
Subject: Business Studies
Class: Sectional Head for the Advanced Level Section
Ms. Prashanthi Peiris is a Teacher of the Middle School
Subject: English Language
Class: Grade 8s9
Ms. Mala Liyanage is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Sectional Head of the Lower Primary School, Grade 1s7
Ms. Niluka Silva is a Teacher of the Middle School
Subject: Science and History
Class: Sectional Head of the Lower Middle School
Mr. Sujeewa Amarathunga is a Teacher of the Middle and Upper Schools
Subject: Mathamatics
Class: Grade 10s8
Ms. Dilini Perera is a Teacher of the Middle and Upper Schools
Subject: English Language
Class: Grade 7s8
Mr. Wajira Suranjan is a Teacher of the Upper School and the Advanced Level Section
Subject: History, Catholicism and Christianity
Class: Sectional Head of the Ordinary Level Section
Ms. Ann Ponweera is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 4s7
Mr. Prasad Fernando is a Teacher of the Middle and Upper Schools
Subject: Science
Class: Grade 10s9
Ms. Shiroshini Bulathsinghala is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 5s7
Ms. Thushari Kurera is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 6s10
Ms. Sonia Wijepura is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: English Language
Class: Teaches English for Grades1, 2 and 3
Mr. Ajith Marius is a Teacher of the Advanced Level Section
Subject: English Language
Class: Grade 12 Commerce
Ms. Anusha Egodamahawatta is a Teacher of the Middle School
Subject: Science and Catholicism
Class: Grade 8s8
Mr. Dayantha Perera is the Librarian of the College
Subject: Catholicism
Class: Grade 9s10
Mr. Manoj Silva is a Teacher of the Upper School and the Advanced Level Section
Subject: Commerce and Business Studies
Class: Grade 10s10
Ms. Wasana Hapuarachchi is a Teacher of the Middle School
Subject: Sinhala Language and Religion
Class: Grade 6s8
Ms. Nelumika Tissera is a Teacher of the Primary School, Middle School, Upper School and the Advanced Level Section
Subject: Information Technology and Computer
Class: Teaches ICT and Computer for all Grades
Ms. Udeni Nanayakkara is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 5s9
Ms. Nilanthi Perera is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Western Music
Class: Teaches Western Music for all Grades in Primary School
Ms. Roshini Fernando is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 3s9
Mrs. Amitha Sriyani is a Teacher of the Middle School.
Subject: PTS, Art
Class: Teaches PTS and Art for Grades 6, 7 8 and 9
Ms. Deeniya Dassanayaka is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 4s9
Mr. Roshan Fonseka is a Teacher of the Middle and Upper Schools
Subject: Mathematics and Commerce
Class: Sectional Head of the Upper Middle school
Ms. Geethani Nanayakkara is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 2s7
Ms. Shereen Fernando is a Teacher of the Primary School.
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 5s8
Mr. Prasanna Silva is a Teacher of the Middle and Upper Schools
Subject: Western Music and Catholicism
Class: Grade 11s8
Ms. Chandani Munasingha is a Teacher of the Upper School
Subject: Sinhala Language and History
Class: Grade 11s9
Ms. Niluka Roshini is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 1s8
Ms. Jayanthi Fernando is a Teacher of the Primary School.
Subject: English Language
Class: Teaches English Language for Grades 4 and 5
Ms. Rangika Fernando is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 3s8
Ms. Aurea Fernando is a Teacher of the Middle School.
Subject: Sinhala Language
Class: Takes Classes on Relief Basis
Ms. Manjula Kadirgamar is working as a Teacher of the Middle School.
Subject: Link Language
Class: Teaches Link Language for Primary and Middle Schools.
Mr. Nuwan Perera is a teacher of the Middle and Upper Schools.
Subject: Mathematics
Class: Grade 9s9
Ms. Ealista Perera is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: English, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 2s9
Ms. Sulani Perera is a Teacher of the Middle School and the Advanced Level Section
Subject: Business Studies, Geography and Civics
Class: Grade 12 Arts
Mr. Shelton Rodrigo is a Teacher of the Middle and Upper Schools
Subject: English Language
Class: Grade 9s8
Ms. Piumika Jayasuriya is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Teaches Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics for the Primary School
Rev. Sr. Francisca Fernando is a Teacher of the Primary School
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Grade 4s8
Ms. Iromi Chathurangi is a Teacher of the Middle School
Subject: Sinhala Language, Civics and History
Class: Grade 7s9
Mr. Pradeep Fernando is a Teacher of the Middle and Primary Schools
Subject: PTA and Religion
Class: Teaches Religion and PT
Ms. K.D. Krishmini is working as a Primary School teacher
Subject: Sinhala, Religion, ENV and Mathematics
Class: Teaches as an Assistant Teacher in the Primary School
Mr. Danushka Prasanna is aTeacher of the Middle and Upper Schools
Subject: Health Science
Class: Teaches Health Science for all Grades
Mr. Asiri Kariyawasam is a Teacher of the Middle School
Subject: Art
Class: Teaches Art for all Grades
Mr. Romeo Peiris is a Teacher of the Middle School
Subject: Sinhala Language, History, Catholicism and Civics
Class: Grade 8s10
Ms. Upeksha Perera
Subject: Dancing
Class: Teaches Dancing for all Grades in the Primary School
Ms. S. K. R. Premadasa is a Teacher of the Advanced Level Section
Subject: Mathematics
Class: Grade 13 Maths/Bio
Ms. Anusha Fonseka
Ms. Buddhika Perera
Mr. Nilanka Thirimanne
Ms. Shashini Amarasinghe
Mr. Chathura Chinthaka
Mr. C. B. Anthony
Mr. L. Yogaraja
Mr. Susil Silva
Mr. Kamal Silva
Ms. Selvi Subramaniam
Ms. Kamala
Mr. Thuwan Latheef Cazim

The total number of students is 1380. There are 3 parallel classes for each grade. Classes are held from grade 1 to grade 13.

year of admission of students

PERSONAL LIFE

Development in personal life takes precedence over many activities in College. The ultimate product of the school has to be the gentleman who leaves the College to have entry into the society.

In the long procedure of endeavours, personal development becomes indispensable and inevitable to prepare a perfect personality.

We focus special attention ensure a healthy mind in a healthy body, spirit-filled inspiring personality and character formation through personality development, discipline, formation in freedom of choice and intrapersonal conflict management.

Personality development is an indispensable part of our character formation. We wish to see well rounded and integral personalities integrated with commitment to become leaders in the society. Every single activity of the College will lead to accomplish this task in one’s life.

We train our children from very young days onwards to be mindful of their personality and work towards a fitting personality that most befits his life.

The culture of a Josephian has to be well-comprehended. The century old rich tradition has handed down many a great conventional pattern to one’s life. It is our commitment to hand down all these traditions and makes every single Josephian a strong part of a family that maintains true Josephian spirit, character and identity.

There is no compromise when it comes to discipline. It is only a well-disciplined person who will be able to lead his life for a well-balanced life.

We maintain a strictly disciplined environment in College to help individuals and the community to maintain self-discipline, self-worth and self-commitment to task.

We trust in individual growth of persons. We allow them to grow in freedom to choose independently what is correct and what is wrong. In this whole endeavour, we have allowed the children to live and grow up as independent individual personalities.

Freedom of choice will invariably lead a person to choose what is good with all free will.

Leadership training is an essential element in the programme of our formation in College. We spare no effort; leave no stone unturned to make leadership training a primary requirement for students.

A leader will know the way, show the way and go the way. Josephian style is that such leaders have made a change in the society. We train the Josephians to effect that change.

College organizes a series of programmes during a year to effect personal development of the students.

  1. resident leadership camps

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    grade 8

    and

    9 students

  2. motivational programmes
  3. orientation programmes
  4. psycho-Spiritual inputs
  5. seminars

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    retreats

ACTIVITIES

The enormous task of a College Website is to encapsulate the existing outlook of the school. Not only is it a record of the events and achievements of the institution, it is also more importantly, a public statement of our hallmark, spirit, values and purpose…

Basketball

Under 17 All Island Tournaments

The final Match of the above tournament was held on 7th of May 2016 and our college team became the Runners Up. We congratulate our committed coach, Mr. Kithsiri Paranawithana.

 

Basketball

Under 15 All-Island Basketball Championships 2016

National Championship – St. Joseph’s College, Wattala

St. Joseph’s College emerged champions of the above tournament and became National Champions for the second time in the history, convincingly defeating their rivals, Lyceum International College, Panadura in the all-important finals played in British of Colombo, grabbing a landslide victory of 87 to 63.

We congratulate the proud Joes for bringing glory to College in its year of the 20th anniversary.

Well-done JOES…!

We wish to share the sentiments of joy and wish to congratulate all the stakeholders of Basketball in College.

Mr. Dayantha Perera, Master-in-Charge, Mr. Romeo Peiris, Former Master-in-Charge, Mr. Kithsiri Paranawithane, Coach, Mr. Angelo Gonsals, Assistant Coach are fondly remembered among many others who contributed immensely for this countless achievement.

 

Cricket

Under 13 Division II Category

In above category our college played vs Wadduwa central college and our college qualified to the quarter-finals. We congratulate our coach, Mr. Ajantha Fernando.

 

Athletics

Western Province Athletic Meet – 2015

In above championship our athletes secured places in Long jump, 100×4 Relay and 200 Metres, and our athlete Arunodha Sasmina set a record of 4.83 Metres in Long Jump. We congratulate our committed coach, Mr. Danushka Prasanna.

 

Basketball

The Basketball Tournament organized by Cambridge International College, Colombo 15 is one of the toughest tournaments in the field of Basketball. Our under 15 team took part and emerged National Champions bringing glory to our College. We congratulate Mr. Romeo Perera, the master in Charge, Mr. Kithsiri Paranawithana, our coach andteam victorious team for the excellent performance.

 

Cricket

The under 13 division III Cricket Team emerged national champions on 23.02. 2015. Having gone through a tough season, they played the vitally important final match with Mahinda Rajapakse College, Homagama. Our boys displayed an amazing innings to become the all island champions. We thank Mr. Sujeewa Amarathunga, Master in Charge, Mr. Ajantha Gamage, Coach and the Assistant Coaches for their committed work.

 

Basketball

Carlton Trophy National School Championship

The above championship was held in September 2014 and our team emerged second runners up in the Under 14 Category. They defeated almost all the government and private schools and came upto semi-finals. All the other 3 school that were qualified for semi finals were international schools. This goes to the record books as the highest achievement in basketball in the history of the College. We congratulate our committed coach, Mr. Kithsiri Paranawithana.

 

Athletics

Sir John Tarbet National Athletics Meet

The above championship was held in September 2014 and our athletes secured places in Hurdles, Putt Shot, 100 Metres, 200 Metres, Long Jump and 4×200 relay. We congratulate our committed coach, Mr. Danushka Prasanna.

 

Wrestling

National Wrestling Championships 2014

The above championship was held in June 2014 and our teammates grabbed 5 medals (1 Gold and 4 Silver) in their performance in the national level. We congratulate our committed coach, Mr. Early Prasanna

 

Cricket

Under 13 Division II Category

The All-Island Championship of the above category was held in June 2014 and our College Team emerged second runners up in the national level. This is the highest Cricket achievement in the history of the College. We congratulate our committed coach, Mr. Ajantha Fernando.

Bible Quiz 2015

St. Joseph’s College organized their annual Bible Quiz and the junor Team of St. Joseph’s College, wattala emerged the champions. This was a diocesan level competition.

 

International Scouts Jamboree

Mast. Manoj Perera participated in the above event held in South Korea in June 2014. He was selected on a national level selection done by the National Scouts Association in Sri Lanka.

G. C. E. (Ordinary Level) Examination 2013

The overall pass percentage of the above examination is 96.05%, which is a huge success for the College.

The primary School building will be completed and be provided with ultra-modern facilities for the students.

A new building will come up to house Advanced Level Section with all the necessary facilities such as laboratory, multimedia, reading rooms, seminar halls and library.

A new building for Fine Arts Centre and Design Gallery will be constructed. Central library, conference hall, multi-purpose halls will be added to the same.

A swimming pool and a full-fledged gymnasium will be constructed.

The level of education will be developed substantially.

Examination results and university entrance possibilities will be enhanced with well-planned new techniques.

The teachers will be motivated for higher studies and more qualified teachers will be recruited.

A fitting English culture will be created within the school.

Children will be motivated to converse in English to enhance their speaking abilities.

English will be given prominence and English medium classes will be initiated.

College Resumes for the Students.Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and the General Assembly for Students will be held today.

College Resumes for the New Year. Teacher Empowerment Programme and Preparation to Welcome the Students for the New Year will take place today.

Academic Staff

Rev. Sr. Francisca Fernando – December 7
Mr. Duncan Mel – December 10
Ms. Nelika Amarathunga – December 18
Ms. Charitha Krishmini – December 25

Clerical Staff

Ms. Buddhika Perera – December 17

Meeting for the Parents of Grade 1 Students take place today.

Josephian Carols 2016 will be held today.

Ordinary Level Examination Begins

Third Term Holidays Begin. Benediction and Distribution of Reports will take place today.

Academic Staff

Ms. Chandani Shoba – November 16
Ms. Thushari Kurera – November 28

 

Re-Scrutiny of Answer Scripts will take place today

Third Term Evaluations Begin.

College will have Commemoration of the Faithful Departed.

Academic Staff

Mr. Ajith Marius – October 08
Ms. Iromi Chathurangi – October 10
Ms. Anjalee Silva – October 10
Rev. Fr. Kamal Kumara – October 12
Ms. Shereen Fernando – October 15
Ms. Sulani Perera – October 26

College will Celebrate Sinhala Day today.

Mid-Term Evaluations will take place today.

Mid-Term Evaluations will take place today.

Today the College will have First Holy Communion Ceremony.

Teachers’ Day Celebrations will take place at College
International Children’s Day Celebrations at College

Academic Staff

Mr. Asiri Kariyawasam – September 07
Ms. Piumika Jayasooriya – September 07
Ms. Nelumika Tissera – September 14
Ms. Mala Liyanage – September 21
Ms. Bernedette Vasana – September 23

 

Cricket Academy Passing Out will take place today.

College Resumes for the Students. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and General Assembly for Students will be held.

Academic Staff

Ms. Rashika Perera – August 04
Ms. Nilika Lankani – August 10
Ms. Aurea Fernando – August 24
Ms. Roshini Mangala – August 28
Ms. Udeni Mangala – August 30
Clerical Staff

Mr. Nilanka Tirimanne – August 24

College Resumes for the Third Term. Teacher Empowerment Programme and the Preparation to Welcome the Students for the Third Term will take place

Academic Staff

Ms. Kanchana Fernando – July 07
Ms. Upkesha Hansamali – July 09
Ms. Dilini Perera – July 10
Mr. Romeo Peiris – July 10
Ms. Niluka Roshini – July 10
Ms. Ridmi Sharala – July 14
Mr. Roshan Fonseka – July 17

Second Term Holidays begin. Benediction and Distribution of Reports will be held in College.

Re-Scrutiny of Answer Scripts will take place.

Holy Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Mr. Wilfred Senevirathna.

Second Term Evaluations Begin for College

Holy Mass and farewell ceremony for Grade 13 Students will take place today.

Solemnity of the Most Precious Body and Blood Corpus Christi will be held today.

Academic Staff

Ms. Shiroshini Bulathsinhala – June 05
Rev. Fr. Gemunu Dias – June 11
Ms. Nelusha Gunatilleke – June 13
Ms. Nilanthi Perera – June 25
Mr. Wajira Suranjan – June 25
Clerical Staff

Ms. Shashini Amarasinghe – June 10


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Leadership Training-min

MISCELLENEOUS

The short history of 18 years of this College has shown its resilient forward journey to become a huge tree that will give shelter to many a generation yet unborn. Today’s consistency in our being and our correct aptitude will keep the principal goal of the pioneers intact.

Hence, moving forward with constancy and courage in the most accurate formula will undoubtedly lead us to our destination.

Objectives, Endeavours, Student Guidelines, Formative Regulations

and

Parent Responsibility Stipulated

by

St. Joseph’s College, Wattala.

Objectives, Endeavours, Student Guidelines, Formative Regulations and Parent Responsibility stipulated by St. Joseph’s College, Wattala are a clear manifestation of a community that strives persistently towards an education that is formulated by an integral vision to translate human requirements to its best forms. Our expectations are ever mingled with the need to create a human being who strives towards perfection within the confines of a wholesome and complete personality. Hence, the objective of this College is solely geared towards preparing a gentleman who will take up faith as foremost, discipline as non-negotiable and life commitment as life’s vocation. The College eternally endeavours to provide impetus for the student to achieve these heights in life with her persistent and tireless efforts. The student guidelines and the formative regulations are a stepping stone for the student to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong in his perpetual undertaking to aim at life’s desires. These regulations will in turn become a forerunner for the child to follow on and not strictly a captivity which robs and dispossesses his freedom of choice and action. In all these endeavours, the part that is played by the parents is rather important. We wish that the parents will join hands with the administration of the College to enhance the possibilities of preparing a worthwhile man of God for the society and the church. In our efforts to do so, we look at five major areas of life formation:

  1. faith life
    1. college objectives
      1. To prepare a Catholic who will always place his complete dependence on God and count on His blessings.
      2. To create within himself an unwavering faith that will keep him in good stead with religion and its practices.
      3. To make him know Jesus completely and accept him as the Saviour and the Redeemer of his life.
      4. To give him a strong sense of the importance of Sacramental Life and allow him to experience the power of the internal grace that comes through it.
      5. To create in the life of the child a strong consciousness about human morality that leads to a disciplined way of life.
      6. To foster in the life of the child a sound relationship with God through an active and sincere prayer life. While personal prayer is encouraged, he is also given a strong sense of the importance of community prayer.
      7. To encourage them in attendance in daily Mass with special attention to the Sunday Eucharist while creating in them an unwavering love for the Eucharist.
      8. To make the Word of God the centrality in the life of the student and make him learn its precepts as the basic guideline for sound Catholic living.
      9. To persuade him to accept our Heavenly Mother as the mother of his life while honouring her with utmost thankfulness for her powerful mediation.
      10. To make him realize the Supreme Authority of the Catholic Church and make him accept her paternal care shown to us through the hierarchal leadership.
      11. To involve himself actively in the activities of the Parish and build up sound relationships with the parishioners.
      12. To foster vocations to the Priesthood.
    2. college endeavours
      1. Holy Mass is celebrated at 7.00 a.m. daily. The Mass at 10.25 a.m. (during interval) is organized by the classes. Each class will get an opportunity to organize this Mass once in 2 months.
      2. Holy Mass is celebrated for the Primary School on First Thursday and Holy Mass is celebrated for the Secondary School on First Friday at 7.45 a.m.
      3. There is perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament taking place on Fridays from 7.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. (First Friday of the month by the primary school, Second Friday of the month by the Middle School, Third Friday of the month by the Upper School and fourth Friday of the month by the Senior School).
      4. There is recitation of the Rosary taking place in front of the Statue of Our Lady every day at 7.45 a.m. This is done by one particular class on a given day.
      5. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on the first day and the last day of the term.
      6. The Sacrament of the Eucharist is given to the children for the first time in their lives when they are in grade 4, there is special emphasis made to encourage children in the Sacrament of Reconciliation in grade 7, the Sacrament of Confirmation is given to them in grade 10 and special seminars are conducted for them to give special attention to the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
      7. Morning Prayer, Midday Prayer and Afternoon Prayer constantly enrich the lives of the children not to deviate from the attention on God.
      8. The Bible services are organized on class basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays and pray as a class instead of morning prayers.
      9. On the first day of the term, the members of the Tutorial Staff offer a special Holy Mass for the success of the work of the children.
      10. In addition to all these, almost all the liturgical celebrations of the liturgical year are celebrated in the school and a host of other events are held in order to develop the faith of the children.
    3. student guidelines
      1. The students of St. Joseph’s College must always behave as a young gentleman and as an obedient son to his parents and teachers and must bring glory and pride to the College.
      2. The students have the great privilege of being under the guidance of Priests. Hence, they must make use of the opportunities and go for regular reception of the Sacraments including daily Mass.
      3. It is recommended that the students carry a Rosary at all times and recite it as time permits.
    4. college formative regulations
      1. The students are expected to attend Holy Mass at least two days a week in order to develop their love for the Eucharistic Lord.
      2. Daily visitation of the Blessed Sacrament is an essential part of the College’s daily routine of activities. Every child is expected to find some time to visit the Blessed Sacrament.
      3. Carrying a Rosary to the school is a must for every child.
      4. Every child is expected to attend all the liturgical services fervently. Unaccepted behaviour in the chapel and during services can be a punishable offense.
      5. Every Josephian is expected to conduct himself in a manner that will not tarnish the good name of the College.
      6. Whether in school or outside, in term or in vacation, a Josephian always remains a Josephian. Failure to have strict adherence to this factor may result in taking stern action against the student.
      7. There is no compromise when it comes to discipline. Students may give preference to good discipline and exemplary conduct in school and before the society.
      8. The students must make use of the opportunities availed for them to experience the Lord through the Sacraments.
      9. Attendance in Sunday School and involvement in parish activities is a must for all Josephians.
    5. parent responsibility
      1. Parents’ constancy and good example in all matters, particularly in healthy family life and liturgical involvement are strongly sought after by the College.
      2. They may always take initiative for family prayer and other acts that will entice the children for a graceful and healthy life within the family.
      3. Acts of charity will teach the child share with the less privileged in the society.
      4. They may always help children to grow in faith in every little action of theirs.
      5. Their example is essential in being loyal and faithful to the Sunday Mass and the reception of the sacraments.
      6. The parents must live as dutiful fathers and mothers fostering Christian values within the family.
  2. academic life
    1. college objectives
      1. To create excellence in education and make College a citadel of learning in the Archdiocese.
      2. To help each and every child get through the public examinations with passes for all the subjects and where possible to help them achieve highest levels in performance.
      3. To give wisdom through the knowledge that is imparted and prepare educated and qualified citizens for the country.
      4. To lead the child to realize that knowledge is self-fulfilment, material prosperity and susses, though, it is also a special vocation to serve and to learn to be responsible for others.
      5. To avail professionals for various fields of concern in the country and contribute for its development in the most positive way.
      6. To prepare the mentalities of the students to assimilate knowledge to use them for healthy social upbringing, wise and prudent human living.
      7. To ensure that all the students attain the highest level of literacy, oratory and numeracy appropriate for their level of ability with the co-operation of teachers, parents and students.
    2. college endeavours
      1. It is our utmost desire to create an enticing atmosphere with internal and external silence that gives an impetus for learning in stimulating environs.
      2. We provide best of infrastructure, facilities and technology to carry out the academic activities in a conducive pattern and structure.
      3. The tutorial staff is constantly updated with knowledge and motivation for systematic teaching and to embrace the noble career with joy and to treat every child with love and concern, realizing the fact that to teach is to touch the lives forever.
      4. We plan ahead and systematize the whole education process by laying the foundation at the Primary School level, to build breadth and depth in the Middle School level and to develop pathways in the Upper School level.
      5. We avail opportunities for imaginative, creative and intuitive development to foster natural talents and positive imaginations.
      6. The backward children are well looked after with special care, slow learners are given special caregivers for parallel development.
      7. Special classes are constantly held to prepare students for major examinations.
      8. The College follows a special programme to ensure every period in school is spent with the presence of a teacher to avoid unnecessary wasting of time.
      9. The teachers are given training and they are constantly updated with necessary input to psychologically understand the mentalities of the students in terms of academic activities.
      10. New study methods, research and exploration avenues are introduced to the staff and the students particularly for the development of skills of analytical and critical thought and expand the value of learning as an on-going formation for life.
      11. There are methods that are constantly employed to help the children select their interested stream and career path.
      12. We make every effort to ensure that every student that is entrusted to our care is well looked after to take them for a well-structured 13 year formation in academics without allowing them to be drop-outs.
      13. All students who perform well at their term evaluations and the public examinations are rewarded at the award and certificate presentation ceremonies.
    3. student guidelines
      1. The College provides a stimulating environment for studies and for a healthy growth. The students must enjoy safety and happiness within the College premises, must be treated as respectful individuals and must enjoy the rights set apart on their behalf. The students are free to approach the Rector at any time if such an environment does not prevail.
      2. The students are advised to draw up a feasibility plan for the studies in order to streamline the use of time. Excelling in education and bringing good results at the public examinations must be foremost in the life of a student.
    4. college formative regulations
      1. All students are to apply themselves diligently with constancy to their studies. Homework and special assignments are to be carried out faithfully.
      2. All students must have 80% attendance to be presented to the public examinations.
      3. It is an offense during an examination or evaluation to have in possession notes with you. Dishonesty in any form, such as talking, helping others, asking for help, copying, indiscipline or any other form of dishonesty will render you liable to be barred from sitting for the rest of the examination.
      4. The students are strictly prohibited to receive private tuition from the members of the College Tutorial Staff irrespective of what grade the student is in.
      5. The students must be present for all the classes during College hours. Any other extra-curricular activity or personal agenda cannot hinder them from attending the classes regularly.
      6. The students are prohibited to visit others students in their classes during school hours even to convey messages or to perform any other required tasks unless they have written permission from Rev. Fr. Vice Rector.
      7. The government books have to be considered as a public property and use them with utmost care.
      8. The absenteeism from school has to be minimal. Missing classes considerably will open the way to call parents for an inquiry.
      9. The classrooms must be maintained clean. Adherence to the guidelines of the class teacher in all matters of the class is emphasized.
      10. Strict silence and discipline has to be maintained in classes in the case of absenteeism of a teacher until the replacement process takes place.
    5. parent responsibility
      1. The progress report has to be treasured as an important and official document of the College. Where necessary the parents must place their signature for authenticity.
      2. The parents must take an active interest in their son’s progress and are to do their best to provide suitable conditions for quiet study and work at home. Homework, assignments and other academic activities are to be constantly monitored by the parents.
      3. The parents must be regular for the parents’ meetings and be present for other requirements when requested by the College.
      4. The interviews with the Rector and the teachers to discuss child’s progress must always be by appointment only. Yet, in case of emergency, the parents can contact the College authorities at any time.
      5. Telephone calls are not entertained for official matters, unless it is very urgent. Prolonged discussions may hinder time being devoted for the welfare of the students.
      6. The parents must take the full responsibility of their son when they are outside the College premises.
      7. The parents must come to the College decently dressed. Improper dress may hinder them from entering the College premises.
      8. When special programmes are organized by the College in view of sound preparation of the students for public examinations, the single-minded support of the parents is primarily solicited in order to make such programmes successful.
  3. co-

    curricular

    life

    1. college objectives
      1. To create a lifestyle of being integrally connected to all spheres of life without being solely academic oriented.
      2. To prepare a perfect people who own a wholesome personality that possesses inspiring life skills that enable a graceful growth.
      3. To educate children that extra activities are intrinsic to human development and the flowering of human personality.
      4. To make the students perfectly understand that education does not solely depend upon the attractive results that one can obtain for examinations, but, what matters most is a balanced personality that is displayed in a full-fledged holistic education system.
    2. college endeavours
      1. We encourage the students to participate in sports and unions, at least in one of each.
      2. It is our utmost desire to provide a wide range of sporting and physical activities, awareness of physical fitness and need for good nutrition as significant elements in healthy living.
      3. We have made all arrangements to provide necessary infrastructure for sporting facilities and union activities.
      4. Individual teachers have been allocated for each sport and union in order to ensure healthy progress in the activities.
      5. We also ensure that the involvement in these activities will not in any way be a hindrance to the sound attendance in the academic performance.
      6. College Colours and other awards will be presented to the students who excel in sporting activities and other activities.
    3. student guidelines
      1. The students can bring much coherence and balance to their lives by engaging themselves in co-curricular activities.
      2. It is said that student stress and being in a worried status is due to the loss of equilibrium in personality. Much of such agonizing experiences can be overcome by engaging oneself in activities other than academics.
    4. college formative regulations
      1. All students are required to participate in the sporting activities. Where necessary, they have to participate in competitions outside the College. Such events will take precedence over other College activities since they will bring glory to the College.
      2. The teammates must attire themselves with College T-shirt and track bottom as specified for each sport.
      3. Conduct on and off the field must be in compliance with the regulations of the College and the glory of the sport. Violation of such will result in an inquiry and subsequent punishment if proved guilty at the discretion of the Rector.
      4. Selection of teams and the appointment of the captains will be done by a panel of selectors appointed by the Rector. Students must not claim to have a right to involve in such decision making processes.
      5. Only the students who are regular for classes will be allowed to take part in sporting activities.
      6. The activities of the unions must be carried out only under the guidance of the teacher in charge.
      7. These activities are meant to be had outside school sessions. They must not be a hindrance to the academic process.
      8. The students cannot claim it a right to have delayed attendance in classes due to the practice sessions of sports and other activities.
      9. The students are not permitted to attend these activities with emphasis in grades 11 and 13 since they have to prepare for the public examinations, unless permission is granted at the discretion of the Rector.
      10. The financial matters in all these activities must be handled only by the Department of Accounts of the College.
    5. parent responsibility
      1. The parents may provide highest level of physical, emotional and moral support to their children in all these activities.
      2. The parents must not try to influence the administration of the College by various means in the event of the selection of the teams and the captains.
      3. The College seeks the assistance of the parents in all matters to ensure highest level of sporting exuberance.
      4. The parents may always be disciplined and loyal and may exercise self-control. The students of the misbehaving parents in public places will be penalized in representing the College.
  4. community life
    1. college objectives
      1. To teach the students the need to live as a community, sharing the resources and being insightful to others.
      2. To cultivate loyalty, sense of belonging and solidarity of students towards the College.
      3. To cultivate a sharing and a caring atmosphere by maximizing healthy personal communications among the students, teachers and the parents.
      4. To teach them to appreciate diversity, respectful and dignified interaction with different ethnic, religious and social groups.
      5. To promote goodwill, support, co-operation and enthusiasm towards College when students become Old Boys.
      6. To promote inspiring family life, sharing and caring among siblings, love and respect for parents and eventually prepare them for healthy social living.
      7. To promote love for common property, public resources and respect towards every individual in the society.
    2. college endeavours
      1. The students are provided with ample opportunities to exercise leadership by becoming student leaders in different spheres. These selections are done on performance, merit and loyalty.
      2. Community living in different spheres, leadership training, sharing experiences are organized to foster a feeling of oneness with the community.
      3. Teachers are given special training to bring children into an experience where they will uphold unity in diverse life situations and to bring everyone together under one umbrella which characterizes unity and love.
      4. Group retreats, motivational seminars, orientation programmes, outings and trips, camping experiences are organized from time to time in order to give a glimpse of what community living can be all about.
    3. student guidelines
      1. St Joseph’s College is a family. The students must always try to eliminate all sorts of action that will eliminate true familial bond with each other.
      2. The students must foster unity among the classmates first, then with the rest of the friends in the section and with the children of the whole school as a sign of deep love and fidelity to each other.
    4. college formative regulations
      1. Students are expected to behave in a responsible manner at all times while travelling to and from the College. While travelling, the fellow students are to be treated with respect in buses, vans and personal vehicles. Failure to do so may result in suitable punishment. Students are reminded that the reputation of the College travels with them each day and rests upon their actions.
      2. Students are expected to behave appropriately in College functions and to be particularly mindful of any guests who may be present. They must also be mindful of their behaviour on the way to and from the function. Appropriate dress standards will be communicated to the students and these must be observed.
      3. Any damage caused to the College or common property, either by deliberate vandalism or through negligence will have to be paid for by the responsible parties and be treated as a serious breach of discipline. All breakage must be immediately attended to by the responsible parties of the damage caused.
      4. Any student who has caused dissention among students by word or deed will be dealt severely. Community living and goodwill among students take precedence over everything.
    5. parent responsibility
      1. The College relies on the goodwill of the parents to support the welfare of the College and to assist in different fund raising projects organized on College’s behalf to raise the standards of the infrastructure.
      2. The parents must keep close track with the College by way of constant references to the College Record Book, attending in the PTA Meetings regularly and by visiting the College and the authorities regularly.
      3. In given instances where parents are called to the College for sudden inquiries regarding disciplinary matters and otherwise, the parents must prioritize such events and present themselves during the given time slot.
      4. It should be a constant attempt on the part of the parents to seriously consider the aspect of the loyalty of the students towards the College.
      5. The parents must not indulge themselves in unnecessary conversations which will hinder the development of the College.
      6. A descent and appropriate dress code has to be adhered to by parents every time they visit the College.
  5. personal life
    1. college objectives
      1. To build up an inspiring individual whose life would be immensely worthwhile for the society.
      2. To prepare a wholesome and balanced personality whose life and commitment would not be subsided with unnecessary extremism.
      3. To ensure that the society must look up to the Josephian who has completed the course of study in College as an exemplary individual who possesses a sound personality.
      4. To prepare an individual who, having left College possesses a heart that is full of love for God and for humanity and which qualities have been assimilated as a part of his training process given to him by the College.
      5. To influence children to grow up to be responsible, accountable and dependable leaders who are caring and compassionate and know how to do the right thing when faced with difficult decisions.
      6. To develop the underdeveloped character and personality with a sense of dignity and self-worth.
      7. To train students to take personal initiative, self-reliance, self-discipline and reliability.
      8. To promote tolerance, respect for others and others’ opinions and love for diverse cultures and beliefs.
      9. To promote being sensitive to the needs of others and respect for others’ rights and property.
    2. college endeavours
      1. Personality and leadership building projects are held from time to time in order to help the children attain the required qualities of given areas.
      2. Discipline is the foremost requirement in the College. There is no compromise when it comes to discipline and the breach of the law of the College.
      3. The students are given opportunities to fix their personalities after the image of Jesus, our Master through ample spiritual exercises to which the life of the student is amply exposed.
      4. Inter personal and intra personal communion and fellowship are developed by way of different activities organized by the College.
      5. College provides ample opportunities to grow up within an environment of artistic value, aesthetic creativity and imaginative resourcefulness.
    3. student guidelines
      1. It is recognized that drug use is a complex issue and there may be a variety of contributing factors to the drug use. The students are expected to have full awareness of these factors.
      2. If you are unwell, inform the class teacher immediately and meet the medical officer in the Medical Centre of the College.
      3. In the case of a lost property, inform the class teacher and then inform a prefect to make an announcement through the public address system.
      4. If you are worried or having a problem, inform the class teacher and meet a priest or the College Counsellor.
      5. Students who wish to meet Rev. Fr. Rector can do so before the commencement of the school, after school or during the interval or by appointment or at any given time if it is urgent.
      6. Parents can meet the Rector on Thursdays between 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 a.m. If it is urgent, they also can meet the teachers on Thursdays at any given time.
      7. Once you leave the College, you can collect your certificates and other important documents by visiting the College on Thursdays during College hours.
    4. college formative regulations
      1. The students are expected to be loyal to the College at all times. Those who mar and misuse the name of the College for personal gains are punished with suspension or expulsion.
      2. The College dress code must be adhered to. The hair should be short and well groomed. A fair bit can be left in front to be combed neatly to a side. Fancy hair styles are strictly prohibited. The hair at the back of the head must be well above the collar and neatly shaved. Students must maintain box side burns and it should not be longer than the tragus.
      3. The face should be shaved clean. No facial hair should be visible.
      4. Wearing all kinds of accessories such as fancy wrist watches, watches with coloured straps, chains, wrist bands, necklaces, bracelets, rings etc. are strictly prohibited.
      5. The accurate uniform to be worn always in the College. Students should be clean and neat in appearance when attired in College uniform regardless of whether at play, after school or outside school premises.
      6. White short sleeved shirt with College Monogram stitched on the top right end of the pocket. The length of the sleeve should be a considerable amount above the elbow. Shirts with double pleats are prohibited. The shirt must be neatly put inside the trouser. Long sleeved shirts are not allowed on the normal days.
      7. The trouser for the students of grades 1-9 would be a short and stitched in navy blue colour. The length of the short should be little above the knee with a clear width and should not be worn against the thigh. Shorts with loops are prohibited to be worn to the school.
      8. The trouser for the students of grades 10-13 is a white slack with two pleats. The width of the trouser should be as same as that of the thigh and the trouser should not stick tight at any level of the body. No loops should be attached.
      9. Plain black wide-toe shoes without buckles are to be worn to the school. Sport shoes and other fancy shoes with designs will not be allowed at any time. Plain white socks without coloured lines or designs are to be worn. Ankle socks are prohibited.
      10. The attire for special occasions known as �ceremonial uniform’ is white long sleeved shirt with monogram as stipulated above for all grades. The students of grades 1-9 will wear white short and the students of grades 10-13 will wear long white trousers in both the cases as being stipulated above. The College tie is to be worn by all the students with double knot with shoes and socks as explained above.
      11. There should be a special kit set apart for the ceremonial uniform (other than the shoes) which should not be worn on the other normal days. The above mentioned dress code has to be strictly adhered to in order to set and meet the standards of the College.
      12. Wearing the College tie with folded sleeves is not allowed. In the case of taking the tie off, first remove the tie and then fold the sleeves if the students want to fold the sleeves after a special function would be over, it must be to the level of the elbow and not any higher or lower.
      13. The breach of any of the above mentioned particulars regarding the dress code is considered as dress code violation and, hence, is punishable at the discretion of the Rector.
      14. The students who are found smoking, dealing with illegal drugs and intoxicated with alcohol will be referred to the College Counsellor and subsequently suspended from the school depending on the gravity of the issue. Further discussions will be had with the parents for future course of action.
      15. Being in the immediate vicinity of the smokers, alcoholics and drug users will also be considered as an offense as that of the person who has indulgence.
      16. Fighting with the colleagues inside the school premises or with any others of the outside the schools is a serious offense. This will result in a serious inquiry by the authorities and subsequent punishment will be given depending on the seriousness of the occurrence.
      17. Students are strictly prohibited to bring cameras, video games CD’s, diskettes, pen drives, iPads, iPods or any other electrical gadget of that sort. This will result in an inquiry and would be informed to the parents. A considerable punishment can be given while the properties will be temporarily confiscated by the College and be retained for a period decided by the Rector before they would be handed over to the parents.
      18. Bringing mobile phones to the College premises is strictly prohibited. In given instances where mobile phones are brought to the school, the students will be suspended from the school for 3 College days and the phone would be temporarily confiscated and retained with the College for a period as discerned by the Rector before it would be handed over to the parents.
      19. Bringing mobile phone and retaining them in the custody of the van drivers and different other persons is discouraged. Parents or students must not plead excuses brought forward as valid for students being in association with mobile phones during school hours.
      20. To bring items specified above for official requirements of the College should be done only with the prior permission obtained by the Vice Rector.
      21. Students are prohibited to be in association with indecent, offensive and obscene literature. Students who are found to be in possession of such bad literature or any other unnecessary documents will be referred to the College counsellor and subsequently be suspended from the school for a period at the discretion of the Rector.
      22. Prior written permission should be obtained from the Rector for travel overseas even if they occur during school holidays.
      23. Prior written permission should be obtained from the Rector for taking part in any type of public performances and competitions. Permission will be granted having looked into the pertinence of the event to the studentship and the suitability to the good name of the College.
      24. Students whose performances will go on air via webcast, telecast or broadcast will have to be doing likewise only with the approval of the College authorities as this can often create problems for the smooth function of the College.
      25. Uploading to the internet the photographs of the College, students, College functions or any other matter that has relevance to the life in the College is strictly prohibited. This can be considered as a serious breach of the law and hence will result in punishment.
      26. The College regulations regarding late arrivals, early departures are stipulated in the pages designated for each grade and must be read and clearly understood by the parents and the students.
      27. Absenteeism from the school must be very rare. The students who get repeatedly absent from the school will be called for an inquiry with their parents. If a student is absent from the school for more than 3 days, a medical certificate should be accompanied.
    5. parent responsibility
      1. The parents must always be aware of the fact that the students must come to the College with best of disposition as regards their appearance, dress code and outfit.
      2. Encouraging students to carry mobile phones simply because of the reason that they stay back in the school for different practices or attend evening classes must not be done.
      3. The parents are responsible regarding the students wearing clean and neat uniform in line with the guidelines given. The parents must make sure that the ceremonial uniform is worn only on days specified by the College to make it retain the brilliance in colour.
      4. When the parents provide the children with mobile phones, internet facilities etc., they must be done under strict supervision of the parents.
      5. The parents must be discreet enough about the type of society that is associated by the students. They must not avail opportunities for the students to have association with alcohol, drugs, tobacco products, obscene literature etc. outside the school hours.
      6. Spending time unnecessarily with internet, social networks, video gaming, cartons, films, etc. must be discouraged at all times.
      7. They must have close association with the Record Book of the students to closely monitor his progress.

This is yet another brainchild of the Most. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis, the Archbishop Emeritus of Colombo. This was the first school which came under the umbrella of the parent school at Maradana. It came into existence in 1996 which coincided with the centenary of the parent school.

The Enderamulla Branch started with 80 students. Its first Rector was Rev. Dr. Stanley Abeysekara and was followed by Rev. Fr. Victor Silva and Rev. Fr. Sylvester Ranasinghe. The first Principals were Rev. Fr. Sudath Goonatilleke followed by Rev. Fr. Kennedy Perera and Rev. Fr. Sam Quintus. The first Resident was Rev. Fr. Ranjith Andradi who was appointed in 2011. The Principals were Rev. Fr. Anthony Fernadopulle followed by Rev. Fr. Ranjith Andradi. The current Deputy Principal is Rev. Fr. Kamal Kumara.

The school was initiated in a plot of land donated by Ms. Esther Senevirathna, a devout Catholic from the Parish of Enderamulla. She donated this land in memory of her late husband Mr. Wilfred Senevirathna. Later, more land was added to the property with a donation made by the late Mr. Ranasinghe Premadasa. The school started flourishing very fast and attracted Catholics even from far ends of the diocese to get admission for their children.

OUR RELATIONSHIPS

The main objective of a Catholic College is to encompass different aspects of the life of the child and give him the right direction in life to independently and magnanimously carry out the task of attaining the end result to light up his life.

We give a snapshot of our relationships with others in the most concise form to throw a glimpse of good consequence of such relationships.

St. Joseph’s College, Wattala has been sharing its resources with the less privileged in so many different ways. In all these instances, we have shown our love and concern for the poor. Some of these events are as follows:

  1. Building houses for the Support Staff members
  2. Extending physical facilities for remote government schools
  3. Helping the less privileged students in College
  4. Helping some of the Archdiocesan institutions for their apostolates.

St. Joseph’s College is, by popular acknowledgement, Sri Lanka’s leading Roman Catholic School for boys. Effectively unchallenged, it has occupied this position ever since it was founded in 1896.

Over the years, the College has seen many changes. Like all enduring institutions, it has often been obliged to adapt to the needs and constraints of the historical movement.

Yet, in spite of inevitable changes, St. Joseph’s has never deviated from its principal goal of producing men of faith, knowledge and virtue whose loved ones, fellow workers and society at large may safely rely upon, and, from whose labours and advice they may continue to benefit as they have already done for well over a century.

The Welfare Society of St. Joseph’s College, Wattala Brach is an independent Body that has been regularized to support the cause of St. Joseph’s College, Wattala Branch in its perpetual effort to raise the standards of education and to prepare integral personalities for the society.

It assures that it will consistently support St. Joseph’s College, Wattala Branch with zeal and enthusiasm even in the future to serve the College and the students in their effort to become men of God.

The Teachers’ Guild of St. Joseph’s College is a non-administrative Body that has been regularized to ensure the welfare of the members.

They perform different activities to bring goodwill among members and to support each other in times of joy and sorrow.

The existence of the College spans up to only a very short period of time. During College’s venturing into its mission, unlike many other reputed Catholic Colleges, it has produced only a few batches of past pupils who are presently in action in the society involving themselves in pursuing higher studies while others have employed themselves in different professions.

The enthusiastic and energetic past pupils are still young adults. They are truly passionate about building longstanding relationships with their Alma Mater. While College can be proud of her products which she has already gifted to the society, the attempt remains intact to produce more and more worthy citizens for the society.

Our College is situated within the geographical confines of the Parish of Enderamulla. This legendary ground of our Catholic ancestors which goes back to a proven history of more than 150 years of Catholic existence, has undeniably handed down a true legacy of unwavering faith to the contemporary dwellers.

The College draws inspiration from this blessed land for its existence while the Parish Community together with the Parish Priest has become an inspiration for a well-intentioned existence of the College. It is also noteworthy that it was a benevolent reward of a pious and lavish parishioner that enabled the humble initiations of the College in 1996.

One of the most sought after efforts of the College is to make this school a home for the child, where he would wish to stay in. An unpleasant atmosphere will would eventually make it a place where he does not want to stay in.

A strong teacher-student relationship has been created to cater to this need. While a male teacher would always help him to fix his masculine personality and help him to experience paternal acceptance, a female teacher would play the role of a mother in which relationship the child will grow gracefully with much sought after maternal care.

It is a wonderful co-journeying between the two parties.

The short history of 18 years of this College has shown its resilient forward journey to become a huge tree that will give shelter to many a generation yet unborn. Today’s consistency in our being and our correct aptitude will keep the principal goal of the pioneers intact.

Hence, moving forward with constancy and courage in the most accurate formula will undoubtedly lead us to our destination.