Tan­galle Boys stand­ing tall in Ham­ban­tota

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Tan­galle Boys Na­tional School is proud to be the only boys’ school in Ham­ban­tota District. It has done ex­tremely well in both ed­u­ca­tion and sports.

Es­tab­lished in 1879, the school was known as Christ- Church Col­lege and Rev. Fa­ther C. A. W. Jayasekara was the first Prin­ci­pal and ad­min­is­tra­tor of the col­lege. Ini­tially it was a boys’ col­lege but later it be­came a mixed school. The years be­tween 1827 and 1956 was a par­tic­u­larly con­struc­tive pe­riod for this school as ed­u­ca­tion was pro­vided in the English medium, which pro­duced prominent schol­ars to the na­tion.

This school pos­sesses a long and glo­ri­ous his­tory and re­cently cel­e­brated its 125th an­niver­sary to show off its grandeur. So every­body sac­ri­ficed their time and shared their ex­pe­ri­ences in this tremen­dous task in mould­ing use­ful cit­i­zens for so­ci­ety.

Un­der the new ed­u­ca­tional re­forms, many new mea­sures have been taken to up­lift the stan­dard of ed­u­ca­tion from grade 6 to 13, both in the Sin­hala and English medium.

At present, with over 1500 stu­dents, 60 teach­ers and about 15 sup­port staff, the school has a wellplanned ad­min­is­tra­tive sys­tem to achieve its ed­u­ca­tional goals. The school has pro­vided fa­cil­i­ties to the stu- dents to study in the math­e­mat­ics, sci­ence, agri­cul­ture, com­merce and art s t reams at the Ad­vanced Level. The present prin­ci­pal is Mr. N.G. Gaminidasa

Tan­galle Boys’ Na­tional School pro­vides sev­eral fa­cil­i­ties to stu­dents both in aca­demic and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties. A welle­quipped com­puter lab­o­ra­tory pro­vides the stu­dents with the op­por­tu­nity to study in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and web de­sign­ing, fields in which stu­dents may opt to con­tinue their higher ed­u­ca­tion. Un­der the su­per­vi­sion of well- trained com­puter staff, all stu­dents from grade 6 to 13 re­ceive a sound knowl­edge of com­puter tech­nol­ogy.

Tan­galle Boys’ Na­tional School is well-re­puted for sports, par­tic­u­larly ath­let­ics, within the Ham­ban­tota district. Tal­ented stu­dents, se­lected from the in­ter­school sports meet, are given sys­tem­atic train­ing for na­tional level com­pe­ti­tions.

The un­der 13 and un­der 17 school cricket teams and the un­der 17 and un­der 19 vol­ley­ball teams have brought fame to the school by win­ning a num­ber of tour­na­ments in the area.

Tan­galle boys’ Na­tional School has given stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to ac­quire knowl­edge in var­i­ous dis­ci­plines and to show their hid­den tal­ents, skills, lead­er­ship qual­i­ties etc.The school pre­fect board is a fine ex­am­ple of that. In the pre­fect board, tal­ented stu­dents act as ju­nior and se­nior pre­fects bear­ing re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in ev­ery field of the school’s ad­min­is­tra­tive sys- tem.

Cadet­ting is an­other field in which the school is re­puted through­out the district and it is proud to be a part­ner in pro­duc­ing brave youths to the bat­tle­field.

The school en­vi­ron­ment brigade has taken up the re­spon­si­bil­ity of clean­li­ness and mak­ing the school a pleas­ant place for all.

Un­der the guid­ance of the present prin­ci­pal, Mr. N. G. Gaminidasa, Tan­galle Boys’ Na­tional School has be­gun a new era of progress. The vi­sion of the school is “en­hanc­ing the in­born tal­ents of the child and make him a fruit­ful cit­i­zen to the so­ci­ety”. There­fore Tan­galle Boys’ Na­tional School, pos­sess­ing a proud his­tory, stands as a gi­ant in the Ham­ban­tota district

Su­jitha Mi­randa

The Col­lege En­vi­ron­ment

The Col­lege Cadet Corp

The win­ner of Ham­ban­tota District “Dak­shi­naJee­wani” Quiz Com­pe­ti­tion

The Present Prin­ci­pal : Mr. N.G. Gaminidasa

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