The school is presently at its temporary location in Queensway, having moved there in December 2012.
The Catholic secondary school is currently undergoing PRIME, the Education Ministry’s Programme for Rebuilding and Improving Existing Schools.
“With the increase in the number of classrooms, the school will be able to further customise the teaching and learning pedagogies to cater to students with differing needs and abilities, guiding them to excel academically,” said principal Mabel Leong.
Upgraded facilities include an indoor sports hall, while an amphitheatre will allow dance, speech, drama and music performing arts groups to showcase their artistic talents.
The school held a charity gala dinner at a hotel on Aug 2 to raise funds for the upgraded school building.
Mr Lim Boon Heng, chairman of Temasek and Patron of St Gabriel’s Foundation, was guest-of-honour.
Popular Taiwanese artiste Wakin Chau performed live at the event.
AES will hold a carnival in conjunction with the annual School Open House on Nov 22 at its temporary campus at 121 Queensway. Proceeds will go to the school upgrading project.
AES, formerly known as Boys’ Town English School (BTES), was founded in 1953 by the Montfort Brothers of St Gabriel. The institution is one of seven schools under the St Gabriel’s Foundation, and also caters to students from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as those with special needs.
To donate to the school’s building project, you may send a cheque payable to “Assumption English School” and state “PRIME Project” behind it. For tax deductible purposes, indicate your NRIC or UEN number.