School recently celebrated its 10th anniversary

President Halimah Yacob painting a part of an Assumption Pathway School student’s art piece during the April 13 celebration.

By Jared Ng

Through the support of Assumption Pathway School (APS), former student Muhammad Nor Bin Jasmi has become “a confident young man who firmly believes that he can go further in life with hard work and perseverance,” said President Halimah Yacob.

“He had very supportive teachers in APS who never gave up on him. They encouraged him to explore and pursue his interests,” she said during the 10th anniversary celebration of APS on April 13.

APS is a Catholic educational institution which helps students who are unable to access mainstream schools to have an education. Students at APS undergo an alternative curriculum that focuses on vocational skills which prepares them for further education at the Institute of Technical Education, according to the school’s website.

Mr Muhammad Nor graduated from APS in 2013 with two ITE Skills certificates in Baking Practices and Hospitality Services. For his excellent performance, he also received the prestigious Lee Hsien Loong Award.

He recently completed his NITEC in Asian Culinary Arts at ITE College West and said he intends to pursue other courses in food and beverage after finishing his National Service.

On his part, Mr Muhammad Nor, 21, told Catholic News that APS gave him the confidence and support to excel in his studies and that the school was “more like a home” for him.

Former APS student Muhammad Nor Bin Jasmi said the school gave him the confidence and support to excel in his studies.

In her address, President Halimah said that “the 10th anniversary is a significant milestone for APS” and that the school “has rolled out many innovations and initiatives to maximise the potential of its students.”

This was showcased during a video presentation which featured former students giving testimonies on how they received practical and valuable experience from APS’ programmes and teachers.

Cutting the 10th anniversary birthday cake. From left: Br Dominic Yeo-Koh, supervisor of the Gabrielite schools; Mr Gabriel Teo, school management commitee chairman; President Halimah and Mr Eric Leong, principal of APS.

Putting to practice what they had learnt, the dinner table decorations and menu were specially prepared by some APS students. Others put on dance performances to entertain attendees.

During the celebration, President Halimah also visited the school’s art gallery where two students shared with her their individual pieces of artwork. One of them also invited her to paint a part of his artwork. 

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