Rev.Fr Joe.Wickremasinghe took over the Rectorship in 1978 and steered the College for 16 years.He transformed the school into a modern institution and raised its profile academically,in sports and discipline. He built the Vocational Training Centre complete with a modern Computer Lab, an audio visual studio, a three storieyed Science Laboratory building, the Swimming Pool Complex and new Primary School building. He created scholarship funds to support students entering University and established a Board of Administration to assist him in managing the school. It was during his Rectorship that the first branch school in Gampaha was opened .He also built a new Dental Clinic, a modern Canteen and a mini Zoo for the Primary School.
Rev. Fr. Felician R. Perera took over the Rectorship in 2005. He guided St. Peter’s for 11 years and helped to maintain the high standards achieved during the term of Rev. Fr. Joe Wickremasinghe.
Oh his shoulders fell the responsibility of organizing the Celebration Programme for the 75th Anniversary of St. Peter’s and the completion of the four storey Middle School building. He also built a new Library anda very tasteful Reading Pavilion for the students. He was also responsible for building the Sports Complex. Fr. Frelician would be most remembered as the Rector who founded the branch school in Udugampola. During his Rectorship great heights were reached in studies and sports. St. Peter’s dominated popular sports such as Rugby, Cricket and Tennis, while also being in the forefront in Basketball, Hockey, Football and Track & Field.
Rev.Fr Travis Gabriel, the current Rector took over office in 2005. Under his able guidance St. Peter’s has further enhanced its reputation as a School of Excellence. Apart from maintaining high standards in education and discipline, St. Peter’s continues to excel in all forms of sports. The Joe-Pete Cricket Encounter was won by St.Peter’s after a lapse of 32 years. Currently St. Peter’s are National Schools Champs for Tennis.
He has given priority to raising the academic standards at College. Regular seminars and training courses are organized for the Academic Staff in order to better equip them to mould the young Peterites for the future. He has made great efforts to help the Advanced Level students to carry out their daily classroom studies in a comfortable environment by building a four storey building. Another new addition to College was the opening of the State-of-the-Art Andradi Library, complete with lecture halls and a multimedia unit in 2012, the only one of its kind among schools. We can rest assured that St. Peter’s College is in very capable hands and on its way to becoming a true ‘School of Excellence’.
St. Peter's College, Gampaha Branch
The branch, St. Peter’s College, Gampaha was inaugurated by his Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis on 2 February 1993, as the first Branch school in Sri Lanka after the schools takes over act No.8 that was passed in 1961. In a short period if time the branch has achieved unpredicted success and developing admirably, both in spiritual and educational spheres. Presently there are more than 14 staff members who are working hard to shape the leading Catholic School in the city of Gampaha.
St. Peter's College, Udugampola Branch
His Grace the Archbishop Oswald Gomis, the Archbishop of Colombo initiated opening Branch Schools of the Catholic Colleges in Colombo and introducing in the rural areas to provide better education to the children in the villages and remote areas. St. Peter's College Branch School at Gampaha was the first of 10 branches opened so far and Udugampola Branch School was declared opened on 13th October, 2004 by Archbishop Oswald Gomis and appointed Rev. Fr. SiriCooray as the Principal of the Branch Schools of both Gampaha and Udugampola in January 2007 and gave Rev. Fr. SurangaFonseka as an Assistant Priest to the school in January 2008.
New Chapel at St. Peter's College Branch, Udugampola was blessed and dedicated by Archbishop Oswald Gomis on 21st Oct. (YEAR) on the occasion of the 4th Anniversary of the Branch School.
After blessing of the New Chapel, the Archbishop presided at the Eucharistic Celebration with Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel Rector of St. Peter's College, former Rector Rev. Fr. Felician Ranjith Perera and Rev. Fr. Ranjith Madurawela the Archdiocesan Manager of Catholic Schools and Catholic Education.
The Staff and students attended the occasion to pay their respect to late Very Rev. Fr. Joe E. Wickramasinghe, former Rector of St. Peter's College and who laboured so much to put up the first buildings at the Gampaha branch school.
Rev. Fr. SiriCooray, Principal addressing the gathering paid a glowing tribute to Very Rev. Fr. Joe E. Wickramasinghe for his dedication and untiring efforts to open the branch schools of St. Peter's at the request of Archbishop Oswald Gomis.
Senior Prefects are selected from amongst the Junior Prefects, students who study in grade 13. The Head Prefect is selected along with two Deputies and they bear the ultimate responsibility of the Prefect Body, which includes the Junior Prefects and House Stewards. Senior Prefects duties include supervision of the Junior Prefects and Stewards in order to assist the College authorities in maintaining discipline within the Primary, Middle and Upper Schools at college. Senior Prefects play more of a managerial role in their duties. Senior Prefects remain as students of the school until the end of the year (January to September) even though all their final examinations have been complete as they are able to exert more influence upon the other students who are still studying. General duty kit of a senior prefect consists of white-on-white shirt and trouser with an engraved blue and silver metal badge with the College Crest and the words "SENIOR PREFECT" displayed across it. For official duties, the college tie, tie-pin, long sleeve white shirt, white trouser and blue blazer are worn with the College Crest pinned on to the left lapel of the Blazer.
Junior Prefects are selected from amongst the House Stewards, students who study in grade 12. All candidates are selected through an interview carried by the Disciplinary Board of the College; their duties include maintaining of discipline of students, and advising the House Stewards in their duties. Junior Prefects are selected based on their academic and extra-curricular performances. Their term extends from the month of January to December of the school year. House Captains are chosen amongst them to represent all 6 College Houses. General duty kit consists of white-on-white shirt and trouser with an engraved blue and silver metal badge with the College Crest and the words "PREFECT" displayed across it. For official duties, the College tie, tie-pin, long sleeve white shirt, white trouser and blue blazer are worn by the juniors with the prefect badge pinned on to the left lapel of the Blazer.
House Stewards are selected from amongst the Peterite Helpers, their main duty is to provide assistance to the Junior and Senior Prefects in their duties. Their official duty-kit consists of a White-on-White long sleeve shirt and slacks, a white plastic badge bearing the words "SPC HOUSE STEWARD" which is expected to be worn above the left shirt pocket, the College tie and tie-pin. General duty-kit consists of White-on-White short-sleeve shirt and slacks and the Steward Badge.
Peterite Helpers are post-O/L students who have volunteered for this post and were introduced lately. They carry out day to day activities at school.
Primary Prefects are appointed from Year 5 and the appointments are based on nominations from Class Teachers. They are expected to help the teachers maintain discipline within the Primary Section of College. Duty kit includes a metal badge worn above the left shirt pocket with the College Crest and the words Primary Prefect printed on it, college tie, long sleeve shirt and shorts - white for official functions, blue or white for general duties.