Anglo Chinese School, Klang

Infobox Malaysia School
name = Anglo Chinese School
ms icon "SK/SMK Methodist ACS, Klang"


motto = Primary - "Ilmu Punca Kuasa" (Malay)
"Knowledge is the Source of Power"
Secondary - "Sapienta Potentia Est" (Latin)
"Wisdom is Power"
established = 1893
type = Semi government-aided all-boys primary and secondary school1
session = Double
principal = Yeoh Mee Ee (Primary)
"none" (Secondary)
district = Klang
city = Klang
state = Selangor,
country = Malaysia
enrollment = 800+ (Primary)
900+ (Secondary)
grades = Standard 1 - Standard 6 (Primary)
Form 1 - Form 6 (Secondary)
colours = Blue, Yellow, White
yearbook = "Mutiara Budi" (Primary)
"Pelita Murid" (Secondary)
homepage = [http://www.geocities.com/klang_acs/]
footnotes = 1 ACS Secondary is almost an all-boys school, with an exception of Form Six, which is coeducational.

The Anglo Chinese School (officially called Sekolah Kebangsaan/Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Methodist ACS or ACS) is a semi-government aided primary and secondary school in Jalan Raya Barat, Klang. It is the third oldest school in Malaysia. ACS was founded and established on March 10, 1893 by Sir William Hood Treacher.

The primary and secondary schools initially functioned together. They were later separated when enrollment in both schools increased. The primary and secondary schools are now housed in different buildings, separated by a canteen that is shared by both schools. There is a plan to build a new canteen for the secondary school by 2010.

History

In 1892, the Klang District Officer, Walter W Skeat and Loke Yew encountered obstacles when raising money for a school building. They were finally successful in renting the premises of Penghulu Mohid's house in Jalan Rembau to start the new school. ACS's initial enrollment was 14 students. It had one teacher.

In 1921, when Reverend Abel Eklund and his wife Ruth Eklund arrived in Klang, they noticed that there were 15 female pupils in ACS. Ruth Eklund assumed that the establishment of a school only for females was her responsibility. Therefore, on May 24, 1924, she founded Methodist Girls' School, Klang, an all-girls school. [ms icon History of SMK ACS Klang. [http://www.geocities.com/klang_acs/sej.htm] . Retrieved June 23 2007.]

In 2007, ACS Secondary underwent a major refurbishment. The exterior of the school, along with the classrooms and the corridors were repainted, the toilet was renovated and repainted, the long grass in the school's field was trimmed, the two "Kemahiran Hidup" (Living Skills) workshop were fitted with two new ceiling fans each and a store at one of the corners of the school where a majority of the school's additional chairs and tables are stored was modified.

Timeline

*1893 - The initial school in Jalan Rembau was officially opened by Sir William Hood Treacher.
*1896 - The school became a British government school.
*1915 - The school was sent by the Episcopal Methodist Mission and it was named "Anglo Chinese School".
*1920 - The first building, which was made of wood, was burnt down. The school was almost completely destroyed. Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries.
*1921 - A new building was erected at Jalan Raya Barat. The building was opened by "The Honorable" Mr.Oliver Marks, a resident of Selangor. Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman was also present at the opening of the school.
*1922 - The first batch of students took the Senior Cambridge Exams.
*1924 - The new school magazine, "The School Review", was published.
*1925 - The First Klang Scouts Troop was founded.
*1941 - A new building was built to accommodate the increasing enrollment.
*1942-1945 (W.W.II) - The school became the head office of the Japanese army.
*1951 - A new Science laboratory was opened by DYMM Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Alhaj.
*1957 - The whole school was fully renovated.
*1957 - The first Klang Boys' Brigade was founded with the assistance of Capten Peter Dawson and Reverend Ronald Buttler-White.
*1958 - The subjects, Additional Mathematics, and Pure Sciences: (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology), were introduced in Form 4.
*1961 - The ACS Old Boys' association was formally registered, and Mr. Koh Liang Sih was the first official president of the association.
*1963 - A new 3-storey building was completed. It had 11 classrooms, one office, one teachers' lounge, and one Geography room. It was declared opened by Capten Abdul Hamid, the Minister of Education at that time.
*1973 - The Parents and Teachers Association (PIBG) was founded in the school hall. The first chairman was Mr. Adam bin Haji Yunus.
*1978 - A new 3-storey block with 11 classrooms, and another block of 4 storeys which houses a teachers' room, an office, and an air-conditioned library were completed. It was declared opened by Y.B. Dato' Musa Hitam, Minister of Education at that time.
*1979 - New Form Six classes were created.
*1980 - The Report Card day was introduced.
*1981 - The Mini Canteen day was held for the first time.
*1983 - The PIBG raised funds to build a bicycle court, a tennis court, a sepak takraw court, a basketball court and a foyer.
*1993 - A grand celebration was held to commemorate ACS's 100th anniversary in both the primary and secondary schools.
*1997 - The name of the primary school was changed to Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Methodist ACS Klang, while the name of the secondary school remained the same.

Classes

Primary school

There are 4 classes in each cohort at the Primary school. Since the school has two sessions: Morning and Afternoon, every classroom at the school is being used by both sessions. There are 12 classrooms in total at the primary school.

Students are grouped according to academic achievement and placed in the following classes:

*Bestari
*Harmoni
*Kreatif
*Maju

econdary school

There are 7 classes at each level for students between Form 1 (ages 12 or 13) and Upper 6 (ages 17, 18 or 19). Students at the secondary school are also grouped by academic achievement and strength. The classes include:

*Yakin
*Gigih
*Cergas
*Azam
*Setia
*Budi
*Jujur

Principals of the Secondary School

chool song

Both the primary school and the secondary school share the same school song. It is titled "ACS Forever".

"Original lyrics (in English)"

In days of yore in Selangor,
Our beloved school renowned,
Became a beacon of truth and light
In the hearts of all around,
Here may it stand from year to year,
An emblem of grand endeavour,
God save our land and heaven bless
Our ACS forever.

Chorus

Sing ACS forever more;
Our ACS forever.
God save our land and heaven bless
Our ACS forever.

In your classrooms and playing fields,
Our beloved teachers all,
Great truths of life and love they taught
Thro' the years we may recall,
Our hearts are filled with gratitude,
For care and loving nurture,
God grant us strength to serve mankind,
And our nation forever.

"Repeat chorus"

ubjects

Compulsory / Core subjects

*English language
*History
*Islamic studies - For all Muslim students
*Malay language
*Mathematics
*Moral Knowledge - For all non-Muslim students
*Science

Electives

Arts stream

*Art
*English literature
*Geography
*Malay literature
*Tamil literature

Commerce stream

*Additional Mathematics
*Basic Economics
*Commerce
*Invention
*Principles of Accounts

cience stream

*Additional Mathematics
*Biology
*Chemistry
*English for Science and Technology
*Physics

Additional subjects

*Agricultural science
*Computer in Education
*Economics
*First language / Native language (Arabic, Chinese or Tamil)
*Further Mathematics
*General studies
*Information technology
*Living Skills
*Modern Mathematics
*Oral (Malay and English)
*Syariah Studies

econdary School Awards

ACS'ian

*1987 - Chew Guan Gae
*1999 - Reuben Ponniah
*2005 - Khoo Hau Wei
*2006 - "None"
*2007 - Aamirulhasyimi Azizi
*2008 -

Best SPM student

*1987 - Lee Chee Kian
*1989 - Tan Khoon Eu
*2005 - Khoo Hau Wei
*2006 - Viknesh a/l Balasingam
*2007 - Muhd. Ezwan

Project Titian Emas Award

*1994 - Chew Teong Boon

portsman of the Year

*1986 - Christopher Tan
*1987 - Christopher Tan
*1988 - Christopher Tan
*1989 - Tan Khoon Suat
*1999 - Reuben Ponniah

School Captain and Head Prefect

Primary

* 1993 - Lim Chee Yong
* 2002 - Muhammad Al Jundi Bin Abdullah
* 2003 - Puravi Ganesh
* 2004 - Willis Oon
* 2006 - Mohammad Arafat

econdary

*1999 - Reuben Ponniah
*2000 - Andrew Foong Jun Li
*2001 - Tee Sui Seng
*2002 - Lim Khiam Ing
*2003 - Mohana Raj
*2004 - Lim Chong Teck
*2005 - Tan Shang Neng
*2006 - Selvandiran
*2007 - Khoo Hau Wei
*2008 - Burhanuddin B.Moize

References

Notes

ources

* Klang, ACS Primary. "Mutiara Budi 2006" (Yearbook; 12th edition), SK Methodist ACS Klang, 2006, 96 pages
* Klang, ACS Secondary. "Student's Report Book", SMK Methodist ACS Klang

External links

* [http://www.geocities.com/klang_acs/ Official site (ACS Secondary)] ms icon
* [http://nsociety.tripod.com/ The Nature Society (of ACS Secondary)] ms icon


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