Gateway College, Colombo 4 will formally commence sessions in a conveniently located colonial style premises in Vajira Road, Bambalapitiya in January 2009. The school will initially cater to Foundation and Primary levels only. The serene environment with spacious play areas and modern facilities provides the ideal setting for quality teaching and learning for children.
The new School is to be spearheaded by Mrs. Noreen Welikala, who will join Gateway as a Consultant. Mrs. Welikala, who began her career as a graduate teacher of humanities and later served as a Principal of a leading Educational Institution in Colombo for over two decades, brings a wealth of experience and expertise in international school education.
Mr. R. I. T. Alles, Chairman, Gateway, mentions that the Directorate is very pleased to add another school to its network at a time when the College is celebrating its 12th Anniversary. In 2007, in addition to Gateway Colleges in Colombo and Kandy, the Parent institution set up a Primary School in Negombo. In just two years, Gateway College, Negombo has made great strides by extending its services upto ALs catering to a student population of 300.
Having strengthened their position in the Primary and Secondary sectors, Gateway has now embarked into the tertiary sector. With this initiative, in August 2008, the Gateway Graduate School was inaugurated bringing a new dimension to the institution where they provide education from Play Group (2 ½ years+) to Degree Level, with a new focus and theme – “Foundation to Graduation”.
In 2006, Gateway acquired a group of Kindergartens in Abingdon, Oxford. Further, the Gateway Group caters to the needs of IT and English Language training with a network of 30 centres across the country. Internationally, Gateway’s IT programmes are currently offered in Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Dubai and Nigeria.