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Brief History of Ai Tong School



Ai Tong School was established in 1912. Originally, the school with only 30 pupils, was housed in a Methodist Church at Boon Tat Street.


Appended below in chronological order are dates of significance to the school.

1917: The school was re-sited at 209 Telok Ayer Street.

1929: The Hokkien Huay Kuan took over the autonomy of the school.

1946: Branch school opened at the old Gan Eng Seng School premises. Enrolment increased to 1,600.

1956: The main school moved to the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan building at 137 Telok Ayer Street.

1957: The school became a government-aided school.

1961: The enrolment of the school was approximately 2,360. This was the biggest enrolment achieved
by the school.

1978: Construction work for a new school building began at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3.

1979: 887 pupils were holding classes at Mayflower Primary School and Ang Mo Kio Primary School.

1980: Became an integrated school. The holding classes moved to the new school building. The total
enrolment rose to 2,025.

1981: The new building was officially declared open by the Parliamentary Secretary (Education) Mr Ho
Kah Leong on 9 October.

1984: All the pupils took English as the first language and Chinese as the second language.

1989: The school became a Special Assistance Programme (SAP) school.

1993: The Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Wong Kan Seng officiated at the Relocation Ceremony on
9 July.

1998: The extension block housing special rooms was completed.

2000: The extension block was officially opened by the Chairman of the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan,
Mr. Wee Cho Yaw.

2004: The school undergoes PRIME. More rooms and facilities are added to the existing building.
PRIME is completed.