Hope and pray that this message finds you well. As we conclude the 1st term of 2022, the
T150 Sesquicentennial Anniversary Year of this great ‘seat of learning’ I thought of updating you of our efforts. Whilst, as a nation we are faced with unprecedented socio-economic challenges, we continue our journey, exploring vistas of excellence.
As of now, we have initiated all our curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular
activities. We will be reviewing the closing time of College periodically and most
probably we will revert to 7:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. by the beginning to the 2nd term. Kindly
await the final decision on this matter.
One of the primary reasons to write this message, is the staggering amount of school fee
arrears, which has hampered most of our T150 efforts. These challenges have forced us
to take stern action to recover the school fees. Hence, students with school fee arrears are:
- Not permitted in the classroom with immediate effect.
- Not permitted at term examinations.
- Not allowed register for public examinations from College.
- Not allowed to represent Trinity College at Sports
- Will not be eligible to obtain leaving or character certificates.
Please note that, given the current predicament we are facing, we will be compelled to
hand over the school fee arrears recovery efforts to the debt consultants and / or seek
redress from the Mediation Board (සමථ මණ්ඩලය).
As mentioned in my communication on the 10th of December 2021, we have increased the
school fee by 10% effective from 1st term 2022 [added to the 2nd term bill] as per the Public
Administration Circular. The fee increase is to compensate the cost escalation related to
the above salary revision. The entitlement for the rebate will be applied for those who
made the full payment on or before 20th January 2022 and the revised rebate will be
adjusted retrospectively. I request all parents to respect this commitment of timely
payment of school fees including the subsequent increment added for the 1st term. The
rebate will be re-calculated accordingly and applied to the 2nd term bill.
Revised School Fee Card 2022
- College will formally end the academic activities for the 1st term on Friday, the 8th of April 2022 and the students will return to College for the 2nd term on Tuesday, the 26th of April 2022.
- Please note that the mandatory requirement of 80% school attendance to register for G.C.E. Advanced Level will be strictly implemented from 2022. We expect all Trinitians to benefit by their regular presence at College and active participation in all activities.
- Advanced Level classes for O/L 2021 students will begin immediately after the O/L examination. They will be required to face an admission interview prior to the commencement. All fee arrears should be settled prior to registration.
- Diagnostic [Provincial] Test for Grades 11 (O/L Batch of 2021) started on the 28th March 2022. These students will be on study leave afterwards till the commencement of the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination. The O/L students are requested to settle all fee arrears when they come to collect the admission cards.
- We have introduced eligibility criteria for all students representing Trinity College in senior sports teams:
- Mandatory 40% academic average
- Regular attendance in school and participation in College activities
- Timely payment of school fees
- Recommendation of the respective academic heads
- To be considered for Sports Awards students are expected to participate in the mandatory tournaments stipulated by College. Special permission should be obtained to participate in other tournaments.
- Even after repeated reminders, still most of the parents are not using the College email for communication. Please note, all official correspondence relating to your child will be done ONLY via the College Email provided to your child. Please check emails regularly. Further, parents are requested to provide updated contact information to the class teacher.
- In the wake of recent events involving Trinity College parents, I implore all the parents to live by the standards you expect from Trinity. I have already requested the PTA to formulate a Code of Conduct for parents of Trinity, especially when attending public events. As I requested recently at a meeting, there is an urgent need for the parents to rediscover their role as parents. It is time you allow the coaches to coach and the College to manage sports. In the unlikely event of any grievance, you are most welcome to share your thoughts / opinions with the College administration. Please avoid embarrassing your child and his school by giving public expression to your emotions. We are forced to take stern action against such individuals.
Let us collectively striver to live by the pristine standards of Trinity College. Wishing you God’s Choicest Blessings,
Rev. Fr. Araliya Jayasundara OSB
25 March 2022