|Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Assunta|
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|Type||all-girls secondary school|
|School district||Petaling Utama|
Name origin[edit | edit source]
The word ‘Assunta’ is derived from the Italian language – the English equivalent being the word ‘assumption’ which commemorated the Virgin Mary’s Assumption into Heaven. The school was named in the memory of Sister Assunta, a nun who tended to smallpox victims in Beijing, China during the Boxer Rebellion. She passed away in 1904.
History[edit | edit source]
Assunta secondary school was established in 1957. During that time Malaya was still in the midst of turmoil following the communists’ struggle for political power, racial tensions were still high and curfews had been imposed. Most girls then did not go to school; this prompted the British as well as the local leaders to establish an all-girls’ school to help promote education and improve relationships between the races.
In 1960, the first phase of the school in Jalan Changgai was completed. The second phase was completed in 1962.
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