Someone in the previous post asked if this school is still around, yes it is!
Here’s how it looks like, this building has been around since March / April 1995.
Anyone here from this school? You might want to contribute facts about this school. I found from two websites details about this school. How interesting, I always thought that Ai Chun was a girls school, but originally, it was a boys school! It is published in Malay, but here’s my summary and translation.
Ai Chun School was the original name of the school and it was established in July 1942. In 1945, the Girls Division was set up. The girls classes was at an atap house in Jalan Rahmat. It is beside the Chinese Chamber of Commerce building now. It had around 30 students. The boys classes on the other hand was at an atap house in Jalan Soga, beside the Hindu Temple.
In 1926, the students population grew rapidly so on the 29 March 1927, it was decided that the school be separated into 2 single gender schools. Ai Chun Girls School was formed and Ms Tan Nai Wei was the headmistress. Since then, the school has moved twice and was closed during the Japanese Occupation period.
In 1932, due to limited and scarce resources because of the world economic depression, Ai Chun School was merged with Cheng Siu School. The Girls School was held in a shop in front of the Post Office. Cheng Siu School was held in the present Ai Chun School. Both the schools were under the care of the same School Board of Management.
During the 2nd World War, both schools were stopped because the school buildings and school resources had been destroyed.
After the war, the School Board of Management restarted Ai Chun School at the present location. It has around 800 students with 9 classrooms. It was obvoius that the school was becoming too small. In 1952, the 9 classrooms was demolished and replaced with 24 classrooms, 1 hall and a headmaster’s office.
By 1963, the school had around 1300 students and with advice from the Education Ministry, the school was split into 2 schools. Ai Chun School (1) and Ai Chun Girls School (2) was established on 13 April 1963.
Ai Chun Girls School (2) was established with 476 students, 12 classrooms and 15 teachers. Classes were held in the afternoon. The headmistress was Ms Ong Chin Che.
Any old girls, (hmm what a term to use. ) please fill us up with into in the comments field. It would be interesting to know more about your school. Also, correct me if the facts I found on the internet is wrong. It was taken from geocities and tripod sites.