Assumption English School returned to its original campus at Upper Bukit Timah Road in December.
A Returning Home Mass Walk was organised by the school on Dec 28 to mark the return.
Students and staff of the school had the opportunity to interact along the walk which took them through part of the “Green Corridor” along Bukit Timah Road.
About 250 students and 60 members of the school staff participated in the walk. They were joined by members of the School Management Committee and alumni and were received by Br Dominic Yeo-Koh, Supervisor of the Gabrielite Schools.
Assumption English School temporarily moved to Queensway in December 2012 to facilitate upgrading of the school facilities under the Ministry of Education’s Programme for Rebuilding and Improving Existing School (PRIME).
The $38 million upgraded school building now includes more open learning spaces such as bigger classrooms, equipped with ideas paint.
Ideas paint is a coating applied on the front and back of the classroom, allowing for teachers and students to write and erase cleanly. There is no whiteboard mounted like a typical classroom setting.
Teachers can leverage on the larger writing space to support students’ generations of ideas.
There are also additions such as the indoor sports hall, sheltered basketball courts and an artificial turf football field.
Joel Chew, a student councillor, shared: “The walk back to our new campus was one of the events I looked forward to during the school holidays.”
“My excitement stemmed from seeing the upgraded school building for the first time, and in anticipation that we would be making history as the cohort of graduating students in this new campus,” added Chew.
Mr Rene Loh, Year Head of Assumption English School, said that “this marks an era of new beginnings for the school.”
“It is definitely a memorable occasion for all students and staff.”