Pray this communique will find you in good health in this festive season. We have traversed together many challenges during this anniversary year of Trinity College Kandy. I write to you at the end of 2022 with a profound sense of contentment and joy as I look back on the activities of this year and the prospects ahead of us. I thank you at the very outset, for your persevering collaboration and understanding in all our ventures.
- The 1st term of 2023 will be from 3rd January – 4th April 2023. There will be a lengthy mid-term break from the 23rd January – 20th February for the GCE Advanced Level Examination.
- We will be publishing [online] the 2023 TCK Calander on the 31st of December 2022, which contains all the academic, co-curricular, sports and all the other relevant information. Please note that this schedule is subjected to the policies of the ministry of education and the situation in the country.
- Please note that we have modified the TCK Assessment policy from 2023.
- All assessments [diagnostic, summative, formative & makeup (conducted in lieu of the actual scheduled exam)] are mandatory.
- 80% of class attendance is compulsory to be eligible for all assessments.
- Promotion to the next grade and registration for public examinations will depend strictly on the completion of the assessment schedule for the given academic year.
- We wish to remind the parents that it is the responsibility of the student to acquire the eligibility for grade promotion or registration for public examination. The option for a makeup examination is given only in the case of a student representing College in a sport or co-curricular activity.
- Students with school fee arrears will be prohibited from sitting for any school-based assessment and/or registering for public examinations.
- Any form of examination fraud [active or passive] will result in the immediate suspension of the student from school and the cancelation of assessment grades for the given year.
- A one-off open competitive examination will be held for all core subjects to select prize winners for the prize giving.
- School Fee Structure for 2023 [2023 fees structure.pdf]
a) Considering the current escalation of prices of commodities and utilities, there will be a 5% increase in the facilities fee for 2023. While we are very much aware of the constraints faced by many parents, we are forced to make this increase to manage the premises and the many co-curricular activities and sports.
b) Payment of School Fees: students with school fee arrears will:
- Not be permitted in the classroom in 2023.
- Not be permitted to sit for any school-based assessment.
- Not be allowed to register for public examinations from College.
- Not be allowed to represent Trinity College at sports or co-curricular activities.
- Not be eligible for TCK Awards [Prizes, Colours, Lion]
- Not be eligible to obtain predicted grades, leaving or character certificates.
All communication related to school fees and other matters will be sent via the College email address. We are in the process of obtaining all parents’ email addresses for this purpose as well.
- Any student who is absent from school for a period of two months [without prior permission] will be considered a leaver. For A/L student 80% [grade] attendance is mandatory to register for the G.C.E Advanced Level Examination.
- A special academic programme is organized for the GCE O/L 2022 students.
- We have introduced eligibility criteria for all students representing Trinity College in senior sports teams:
- Mandatory 40% academic average
- Completion of the grade assessment schedule
- Regular attendance in school and participation in College activities
- Timely payment of school fees
- Recommendation of the respective academic heads
- Year-End Parents’ Survey
The year 2023 will mark the official closure of the T150 Sesquicentennial Anniversary Celebration of Trinity. As I have reiterated throughout the anniversary year, this watershed moment in the history of Trinity College should make a lasting impact on the future of the school. Hence, I will be presenting a Post – T150 Roadmap delineating the path we would take in our constant effort in exploring vistas of excellence. Among the many student-centered initiatives planned, quality assurance of the academic programme, the TCK Co-Curricular Enrichment Initiative, sports management system, digital Trinity will be significant. At the classroom level [where education really happens!], added emphasis will also be on Trinity history, link languages and life skills.
It is our belief that education is the ‘right of the child and the choice of the parents’. In the post T150 era of Trinity, we are very keen in diversifying our efforts to be in the forefront of local and global education. In view of this, we wish to seek your suggestions and opinions by way of a survey. Please click the link or scan the QR code which will lead you to the Google form. Please note that this is a general survey conducted only among parents of Trinity College.
Finally, as you may have seen in the media there is the proliferation of drugs and other anti-social behaviors among school children in Sri Lanka and especially in Kandy. Please take all measures to supervise your child, especially his associates, real and virtual. We are taking all possible steps to closely monitor the students when they are in school. In conclusion, may I express my sincere thanks to the members of the Board of Governors, the College Executive Council, the College Management Team, tutorial, administration and support staff, the school officers’ guild, the student task force and the students for their willing support and dedication. A special note of thanks to the Parent-Teacher Association, TCK OBA and all other well-wishers. May I wish you a grace-filled season of Advent, merry Christmas and a happy new year 2023.
Rev. Fr. Araliya Jayasundara OSB
16th September 2022