Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore
Infobox Singapore School
name = Anglo-Chinese School (International)
英华国际学校 (Yīng Huá Guójì Xuéxiào)
motto = The Best Is Yet To Be
January 3, 2005( March 1 1886original ACS)
type = International, Private
session = Full day school
John C. A. Barrett
city/town = Holland Village
school code = N.A.
enrollment = 684 (Exact of 31st January 2008)
colours = Red, Blue Gold
homepage = [http://www.acsinternational.com.sg Link]
Anglo-Chinese School (International) Pte Ltd (ACS (International) Singapore),
Singaporeis a Methodist private school, owned by the Methodist Church in Singapore. Students take a 6-year course, with the IGCSEin the fourth year and the International Baccalaureatein the sixth year. Before 2007, students took the International A-Levels. The school opened its doors on January 2005with 150 students of 20 different nationalities, located in Holland Village on the former premises of the now defunct Buona Vista Secondary School at 61 Jalan Hitam Manis. The current principal is the Rev Dr John Barrett, who used to be the headmasterat The Leys School, Cambridgeand the chairman of the World Methodist Council. The school does not need to seek permission from the Ministry of Education of admitting Singaporean students as it follows several of the Ministry's policies such as the MOE's bilingualpolicy and observe practices like singing the National Anthem , while the school runs its own programme. On April 12 2004, the school was approved as one of the two proposals submitted among five proposals. The school was approved based on the strength of the management team, coherence of curriculum offerings, and the quality of education they could provide to the students. [ [http://www.moe.gov.sg/press/2004/pr20040412.htm MOE Has Approved Two Proposals for Setting Up Privately-Funded Schools] , Ministry of Education. Retrieved on 2004-04-12]
The school offers a number of CCAs but not many due to the small enrolment. It is compulsory for all students to take up at least one CCA and a maximum of three.
*Chairman – Tan Wah Thong
*Vice Chairman – Ang Peng Tiam
*Principal – Rev Dr John Barrett
*Vice Principal (Academic) – Kathleen Manley
*Vice Principal (Pastoral) – Charles Png
Former notable staff
*Goh Chi Lan – Executive Director
Thum Ping Tjin– English and History
It boasts a
wireless LANsystem throughout the campus. The school also has a fully air-conditioned school hall and state-of-the-art Science laboratories including two Life Science labs. It has a sports field and a tennis court. The school has a media resource library with a so called cybercafe next to it, linking it to the canteen. The library has a small number of books and has librarians. The classrooms are fully air-conditioned(except the chemistry labs for safety reasons) and are called learning studios. Between science laboratories, there are small rooms called think-tanks. Think-tanks were built to accommodate student who want to brain-storm. There are also four auditoriums on the upper two floors on the building which has since been used as classrooms. It has a kitchenfor lifeskills and an artroom for art lessons. On the floor above the canteen, there are three musicroom for music lessons, language rooms, a gym, church office. The administration office was once also used as a students lounge when the school was partially completed. There is a HOD room for the heads of department. The school also uses a homeroomsystem, by which students go to the teachers classrooms. All the classrooms are air conditioned, and are fully equipped with Desktop Computer, Video projectorand Wireless Lan for Student laptops.
2006, the school announced its intention to construct a new three storey block which includes twenty classrooms on the former basketball courtsite. A basketball courthas been constructed on the field. The new building was completed in June 2007with the English, Economics, Bridging and Art departments being housed in this new block.
The school as of 2008 is considering building a new sports block next to the tennis court. The building has not yet been started being built. The school is currently fund raising for the building. It is said to have 2
basketballcourts and courts for sports from netballto volleyball.
ACS (International)'s current student council is made up of ten councilors and they are from years 3, 4 and 5. They get elected to the student council annually through an election. Student councilors from year 5 must step down from the council in year 6 as they are sitting for their major
examinations. It organises school activities such as Chinese New Yearcelebrations, Valentine's Day, Racial Harmony Day, National Day, Parties and graduations together with the school staff. There is a president and a vice president among the ten councilors. There are also the class councilors from every class and they assist the student council and are part of the student council. The prefectorial board is made up of some of the members of the council, and are appointed by the principal to serve a one-year term. The prefects take charge of doing morning assemblies, helping out at school functions, open houses as well as other events. Prefects have the rights to give warnings and detentions (after three warnings). Every class can elect up to two monitors which they are leaders and assist the teachers. They are allowed to give warnings to their classmates and they assist the prefects with a monthly meeting with them.
Food in the canteen is provided by Pines Foods and Services which prepares the meals on campus. Pines also provides food for all School Occasions such as Coffee Mornings, Orientation Night and Parents and Teachers Day.
Awards and Achievements
rugbyteam went to NATIONAL SCHOOLS U-17 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008 Bowl Finals and lost to Peirce Secondary 14-5. This was their second season.
The C-Division team won the NATIONAL SCHOOLS U-14 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008 - GOH KENG SWEE SHIELD BOWL in their debut season and won the final against
Bedok South Secondary School20-12.
For foreign students, boarding facilities are provided at Oldham Hall at the ACS Barker Road Campus.
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* [http://www.acsinternational.com.sg ACS (International) Webpage]
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