I cherish and will always cherish my years at Gateway College, Kandy. The College allows for the evolution of my own personality at my own pace, promotes a rigorous intellectual growth, encourages an all-round experience, and provides a safe environment. All this is made possible by the friendship of my fellow students, a committed faculty and a supportive administration with a definite personal touch.
Recently, I was awarded the prize for “The Best International Results - IGCSE” at the Edexcel Awards Ceremony held in Colombo. I had scored 12 A Star Grades at the 2011 IGCSE London O/L Examination. An A star in Spoken French was an additional thrill.
The Management ensures that the latest, updated textbooks and teaching material, including study guides, are made available to us. Our syllabuses were covered well in time, and we did many past paper revisions. There were numerous extra-classes conducted by our own faculty (for no extra payment) during holidays as well.
And because of all this, I didn’t find it necessary to go for any outside tuition classes. The subject teachers guided me and encouraged me through their close interaction.
Our Head Master Mr. Herath encourages open and honest communications and good discipline. Our Director Dr. Harsha Alles guides me in the right direction to reach my full potential whenever he meets me.
It is important to stress that during the time I was studying for the IGCSE, I did not have my face buried in books all the time. I was active in many extra curricular activities at the College – being the Leader of the English Debating Team, a member of the Senior Choir, an active member of the Model United Nations club, a Senior Girl Guide and the Captain of my House for 2011. Gateway has always encouraged the development of a wholesome, all-round personality in its sons and daughters.
Gateway is a warm and nurturing place – a home away from home. The guidelines laid down by our Founder Chairman, the great Educationist, Mr. Ralph Alles, - being “Firm, Fair and Friendly” for Gateway, has made it possible for our organisation’s vision “Energize, Empower and Enlighten” to become a day – to-day reality at Gateway College Kandy.