Rev. S.T. Pettigrew
The 14th August each year is observed as Founder’s day as it is the birthday of Rev. S.T. Pettigrew, the saintly priest who started the Bishop Cotton Schools in 1865. Subsequently, during the early twentieth century the Brotherhood of St. Peter revived the School from closure as they encountered financial difficulties. St. Peter has since been the patron saint of the schools and St. Peter’s Day (29th June) is thus regarded as Founders’ Day and celebrations commencing with the Commemoration Evensong at the girls’ school and Holy Communion Service at the Boys’ School and Old Cottonians Day (30th June) are regular features during the end of June each year.
Founder’s Day commenced with an online service followed by a special assembly as this day co-incides with our Principal’s birthday. Birthdays bring much excitement and while celebrating these two birthdays we give thanks to the Almighty for their lives and witness in His vineyard. The School, led by the School Captain and other office bearers and staff, led in singing the birthday song followed by wishes and prayers for Dr. Lavanya Mithran.