President Tony Tan unveiling the ceremonial plaque. Beside him (from left) are school management committee chairman Gabriel Teo, principal Wee Tat Chuen (in dark shirt), and Gabrielite Brothers Dominic Yeo Koh and Emmanuel.President Tony Tan unveiling the ceremonial plaque. Beside him (from left) are school management committee chairman Gabriel Teo, principal Wee Tat Chuen (in dark shirt), and Gabrielite Brothers Dominic Yeo Koh and Emmanuel.SINGAPORE – President Tony Tan officially opened Assumption Pathway School (APS) on Aug 15.

He was given a tour of the school and attended a reception at the school’s training restaurant.

The guests for the event included Archbishop Nicholas Chia and Gabrielite Br Dominic Yeo Koh, Provincial Superior of the St Gabriel’s Foundation.

The opening ceremony, themed Joy – A Journey Together, saw students, parents and staff showcasing the various aspects of their collaboration in a concert.

In his speech, principal Wee Tat Chuen, said, “What started as a small step enables the school to connect lives and help these students flourish through the available pathways in school to achieve their personal success.”

The school, which started in 2009, caters to students unable to make it through the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).

However, its origins go back to 1938, when two Gabrielite Brothers started what was known as the St Joseph’s Trade School.

By Don Gurugay

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