Student Christian Movement - Senior

Vision

The Student Christian Movement aims to encourage students in their walk with Christ, to have an intimate relationship with our Lord and share with others the Gospel that saved us all.

Matthew 28:19-20

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

Teachers In Charge and Office Bearers

Teacher’s In Charge : Ms. Princy Mahavithanage

                                        Ms. Dhiluckshini Canagasabey

                                        Ms. Madhu Fernando

                                         Ms. Nirojini Manivannan

President : Melissa Dawson

Vice President: Shenali Fernando

Joint Secretaries: Dinuki perera
                                  Amashki Samarasinghe

Joint Treasurers: Ruaani Rajapakse

                                 Melissa Fredericks

History of the Senior Student Christian Movement

The movement was originally founded as the guild of St. Agnes. The chapel was dedicated on January 21st 1900 to St. Agnes.

Annual Events

St. Margaret’s Sale
The Bishop’s College Calendar includes a St. Margaret’s day fair, proceeds of which went to the school and home at Polwatte. The clubs and societies took the responsibility of organizing various types of games and fundraisers and the SCM too shows their support to the sisters by hosting stalls.

SCM Day

The annual SCM day is organized under a specific theme bringing together different schools. A guest speaker for the day delivers a message and the rest of the day is followed by a session of worship and games.

SCM Camp 

The scm camp is held annually for a period of 2-3 days in different premises. The camp consist of game sessions, a time of arts and crafts, praise and worship sessions and many messages given by multiple guest speakers. Often, a campfire too is held and in 2018 Ladies College was invited for this event.

Easter Programme
The programme is held annually under different themes, with the participation of the Junior SCM including a message, drama and praise and worship sessions. The easter programme reminds us that we are saved today because of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Christmas Programmes
The Christmas Programme is held annually to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. We also organize a sale of Christmas goodies and assortments.

Major events held throughout the course of the years

  • The SCM has also organized various activities to help those in less fortunate situations by donating items to orphanages such as St. John’s orphanage Moratuwa, Clairdon’s girl’s home Dehiwala, and elder’s homes like Gamini Matha elder’s home, and spending time with them. We have also visited the school for the deaf and blind in Rathmalana.
  • In 2009, The SCM members represented the school in the CISCF meeting
  • The SCM has also organized various activities including programmes in collaboration with the Ceylon Bible Society (2009), Scripture union (2013/14), weekly prayer times, meditation programmes and bible studies.
  • The SCM organized a bible quiz focused on the OL study course in 2010.
  • The SCM also participated in a Rotaract Centenary walk on the 25th of February 2012
  • The committee also takes part in events organized by other schools, including workshops, camps and SCM days organized by Ladies College, Thomas’ College, St. Thomas’ Preparatory School, Methodist College, Wesley College, and Carey College.
  • The lent program, ‘Wilderness and wandering’ was held on the 1st April 2014. The guest speaker for the day was Ven. Fr. Chrisantha Mendis.
  • During the Lent term of 2017, the members were able to organize two programs in the months of January and February which were conducted by the Scripture Union of Sri Lanka.

 

Recent Events

2019

  • The SCM members started the Lent term by participating in the SCM camp organized by Ladies College. 10 members were able to participate in this.

 

  • In the beginning of the Trinity term the prayer box was introduced for the first time.

 

  • On the 25th of June, Bishop’s College held its first confirmation service which was initiated by our former principal Mrs. Sharmila Gunatilake and former chaplain Revd. Fr. Wilson Gnanadass. Seven candidates from grades 7 to 10 were confirmed by the Bishop of Colombo Rt. Revd. Diloraj Canagasabey at the school Main Hall with the presence of students, teachers and family members.

 

Confirmation Service 2019

  • The SCM members also took part in the Colombo tree planting program in the year 2019.

2020

  • The members started the Lent term by participating in the National SCM Day on the 31st of January at Wesley College.
  • The members also participated in “EPAINO” organized by the Ceylon Central Christian Youth Movement which was held at the cathedral on the 22nd of February.

 

Members of the SCM at EPAINO

  • Monthly bible studies were conducted to students and teachers.
  • Even though there was an unseen future coming towards them, the members successfully conducted meetings via zoom through God’s Grace.

 

  • ‘Yule Art’, an art exhibition was organized along with the Choir, where the pictures drawn by the students were displayed during the virtual carol service.
  • We also conducted a virtual Christmas Programme with the theme ‘#ChristmasAloneTogether’, with the message given by Revd. Fr. Wilson Gnanadass

 

2021

  • The prayer box was introduced once again virtually
  • An Easter Programme was conducted under the theme ‘New Beginnings’ on the 5th of April, the message was given by our chaplain, Revd. Fr. Niroshan De Mel
  • The SCM is organizing weekly worship and games sessions online via zoom to help students grow spiritually and connect with both God and each other.

 

The committee of the Student Christian Movement at a virtual monday session

  • On the 2nd of August a session was conducted under the theme ‘he left the 99 to find me’ with a message given by Ms. Miriam Handunge.

 

 

Upcoming events

  • The Christmas Programme for the year 2021 will take place in the month of December of this year.

Gallery

SCM camp 2019

SCM camp 2018

Christmas Programme, 2018.

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