Anglo-Chinese School


Anglo-Chinese School

"This article is primarily about the Anglo-Chinese family of schools in Singapore. For the Anglo-Chinese Schools of Malaysia, see Anglo-Chinese Schools, Malaysia.

The Anglo-Chinese School (ACS); is a family of Methodist schools in Singapore, and Indonesia.

Until 2002, the ACS schools have traditionally been single-gender institutions that admitted only male students. However, with the changing times, four schools - Anglo-Chinese Junior College, ACS (Independent) International Baccalaureate Programme, ACS (International) and STB-ACS (International) Jakarta - have also begun admitting female students.

The school is also affiliated with other Methodist schools in Singapore, including Methodist Girls' School, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (all-girls institutions), Geylang Methodist Secondary School and Fairfield Methodist Secondary School (co-educational). The name is usually abbreviated as "ACS", with the junior college as "ACJC", and its students and alumni referred to as "ACSians" (pronounced ack-sians), or "ACS boys" (and girls, for ACJC, ACS (Independent) IB Programme, ACS (International) and STB-ACS (International) Jakarta).

ACS was also the first school in Singapore to have a flower named after it, the Ascocenda Anglo-Chinese School orchid, a hybrid created by the school to mark its 116th Founder's Day on 1 March 2002. [http://www.acjc.edu.sg/AscocendaACS/AscocendaACS.html]

The ACS Family

Singapore
* Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
* Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
* Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
* Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
* Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore
* Anglo-Chinese Junior CollegeIndonesia
*STB-ACS (International) Jakarta

chool history

ACS was founded on March 1, 1886 by Bishop William Fitzjames Oldham, as an extension of the Protestant Church. Its first location was a shophouse at 70 Amoy Street with a total of 13 pupils. The name of the school came from the fact that it conducted lessons in English in the nights and Chinese in the afternoons. By the following year, enrollment had increased to 104, and the school moved to Coleman Street.

Between 1914 and 1920, under the leadership of the Reverend J S Nagle, the school introduced regular religious (or "chapel") services and physical education classes. Afternoon classes were also established for academically-weaker pupils. In a bid to ensure continuity in school life and keep the school adequately staffed, Nagel encouraged ex-students, known as old boys, to return to the school as teachers. To this day, the Anglo-Chinese School Old Boys' Association is a link through which many old boys continue to keep close ties to the school.The Anglo-Chinese Continuation School was started by the new principal, the Reverend P L Peach, in 1925, for students who had to leave the school due to the newly imposed age limits on school-going boys by the government. Eventually, ACS was renamed the Oldham Methodist School. A secondary school was opened at Cairnhill Road.

Between 1942 and 1945, the Japanese occupied Singapore during World War II. During the Occupation, lessons were suspended, and the school only re-opened its doors in 1946, a year after the Japanese surrender and once the buildings at Cairnhill and Coleman Street were made safe from damage sustained during the war. The pre-war principal, T W Hinch, who had been interned by the Japanese during the Occupation and had been sent back to England to recover, returned to the school in June. Among his first priorities was to set up "X" and "Y" classes, each with different levels of difficulty, for students who had missed years of their education due to the Occupation. In September, 1950, the secondary school relocated from Cairnhill to Barker Road.

Also in 1950, Post School Certificate Classes, later known as Pre-University Classes because they were supposed to prepare students for tertiary education, were set up, and the first batch of girl students were enrolled in ACS. However, students in the lower grades continued to be all male, a practice which persists to this day. Dr Thio Chan Bee, the first Asian principal of ACS, took the reins in 1952. During his tenure, both the Cairnhill and Barker Road premises saw expansion, the latter with the building of the Lee Hall, a three-storey building housing twelve classrooms and four laboratories.

In January, 1961, the Oldham Methodist Secondary School merged with the Secondary School at Barker Road. The school completed the construction of the sports complex at Barker Road in 1970, with an Olympic-sized swimming pool (a first in a Singapore school) and a sports hall. In 1977, the Pre-University classes moved to the newly constructed Anglo-Chinese Junior College at 25 Dover Close East, off North Buona Vista Road, leaving the Barker Road site to the Secondary and Junior schools. The Junior School eventually relocated to new premises in its old neighborhood at Cairnhill, in 1985.

In 1986, ACS celebrated its centenary with the publication of a hardback history of the school detailing its rich student and teacher life over the years, titled, "Hearts, Hopes and Aims".

1988 saw another reorganization of the school. The Ministry of Education started its Independent School program that year. Independent schools are allowed to be privately funded and subject to less government regulation in setting out their curriculum. The school was renamed ACS (Independent); in 1993 the Barker Road campus was vacated and the school moved to Dover Road. After strong lobbying by alumni, the Barker Road site was retained for a second secondary school. At the same time, Anglo-Chinese Primary School abandoned Coleman Street (the old building now housing the National Archives of Singapore) to share premises with the new Secondary School at Barker Road, now named ACS (Barker Road).

The Barker Road campus was completely rebuilt in the late 1990s, with ACS (Barker Road) temporarily relocating during the project and ultimately split into primary and secondary school sections, the latter retaining the Barker Road suffix and the former becoming ACS (Primary). On 4 December 2002, the two schools, ACS Oldham Hall, the Methodist Church in Singapore and the Barker Road Methodist Church moved back to the newly built campus at Barker Road. It was officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Tony Tan on July 15 2003.

In January 2005, ACS (International) was officially opened to the public. A completely private school, it recruits students both from Singapore and other countries. Its students will take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education in their fourth year, then go on to take a two-year International Baccalaureate diploma from 2007. Before 2007, they will take the International A-Levels. ACS(I) has been officially authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer the IB Diploma Programme commencing in January 2006. and is recognised as an IB World School.

STB-ACS (International) Jarkata formally joined the ACS family in July 2006. It is a co-ed IB School for students from Grades 1 to 12. It offers the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) to Grades 1 to 6 and the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students in Grades 7 to 9. It is the first school in Indonesia to be authorised for the PYP and the second for the MYP. At Grade 10, students sit for the IGCSE and students in Grade 12 either sit for the International A Level examinations or the IB Diploma.

Today there are six schools under the Anglo-Chinese School umbrella. ACS (Junior) and ACS (Primary) are the primary schools while ACS (Barker Road), ACS (Independent), ACS (International) and ACJC provide secondary and post-secondary education. STB-ACS (International) Jarkata is the one and only ACS school outside of Singapore offering classes to boys and girls from Grades 1 to 12.

When Bishop Oldham started the school in 1886, he also took in some students as boarders. That boarding facility soon expanded and moved into larger and larger houses. First into Bellevue at Oldham Lane, then to Dunearn House at Barker Road. In 1986, when ACS celebrated its centennial year, the boarding school known as Oldham Hall moved into new premises within the ACS Barker Road campus. It moved back into the rebuilt premises in December 2002 and was renamed ACS Oldham Hall to emphasise its roots as a strong and vibrant member of the ACS family.

Aims, characteristics, and reputation

The school's stated philosophy is "To create conditions for students to embody excellence, to establish an environment for spiritual, intellectual and physical growth, to prepare pupils to meet the challenge of rapid change in society". This is reflected in the school motto, "The Best Is Yet To Be." The phrase is taken from the first line of the Robert Browning poem, "Rabbi ben Ezra" (1864), "Grow old along with me! / The best is yet to be...".

ACS is considered one of the more prestigious schools in Singapore. This is because of its long history and also because many of its graduates have gone on to be successful in business as well as professional fields such as law and medicine. Although morally conservative due to its religious roots, the school has a reputation for producing students with strong background in English. The literary, debating and drama societies are particularly well-supported.

chool anthem and Coat of Arms

The school's anthem was written by teacher Henry Martyn Hoisington in 1926. It is adapted from the Canadian unofficial National Anthem, "The Maple Leaf Forever" and has served over the years as a means of bonding between students and alumni, evoking as it does memories of attending the institution.

These are the lyrics of the school anthem:

:In days of yore from Western Shores :Oldham dauntless hero came:And planted a beacon of Truth and Light:In this Island of the Main

:Here may it stand from year to year:Emblem of grand endeavour:The regions round echo the sound:Of ACS forever!

:(chorus) :Sing ACS forever more,:Our ACS forever. :God save our land and heaven bless:Our ACS forever.

:Our students hail from China's Plains:And the Land of Rising Sun:We have many sons from India's Strand:And the Islands of the Main

:Our hearts our hopes our aims are one:No discord e'er will sever.:We'll stand together for the cause:Of ACS forever!:(Repeat chorus)

Drawing inspiration from the anthem, Dr Yap Pheng Geck designed the school arms in 1930.

Placed in chief azure above the three letters of the school name is a golden creature with a lion's head, eagle's wings and a dragon's body with claws, representing that fact that the School was founded when Singapore was a British colony, by an American Methodist mission and during the Qing Dynasty in China. Technically, this creature is an heraldic wyvern.

The lower part of the field consists of two panels, blue and gold, which represent heaven and earth. The colours also symbolize both spiritual and material accomplishment. The letters "ACS" in red symbolize life forming a bridge between both; they also symbolize the blood of Christ uniting heaven and earth. In addition to the school name, the letters ACS are also variously said to spell out Academic achievements, Christian Character, and Sportsmanship or Service beyond self. Finally, the overall shield shape represents the knightly virtues of chivalry, honour, loyalty, valour and manliness.

Achievements

The ACS schools have also been recipients of the annual school awards given out by the Ministry of Education (Singapore). ACS (Independent) has achieved the [http://www.spring.gov.sg/portal/products/awards/sqa/sqa.html Singapore Quality Award] , all four Best Practice Awards, School Distinction and School Excellence Awards. ACS (Barker Road) and ACS (Independent) have also obtained Sustained Achievement Awards in sports, uniformed groups and the aesthetics. ACJC has also obtained the Sustained Achievement Awards for sports, physical fitness and aesthetics.

Odyssey of the Mind

One of the proudest combined international achievements for ACS family of schools lies in the realm of the prestigious international Odyssey of the Mind(OM) Competition, the world's largest and most highly-contested creative problem-solving competition. ACS (Junior), ACS (Independent), ACJC, ACS (Primary), and ACS (Barker) are all winners of multiple national championships, and have represented Singapore at the prestigious World Finals. To date, the ACS schools have a combined tally of more than 40 titles at the National Finals, and 13 trophies and 4 honourable mentions from the World Finals.

In 2002, ACS (Independent) brought back Singapore's first-ever Division II (Under-15) trophy from the World Finals in the USA. The very next year, ACS (Junior) followed suit, winning the most pretigous award at the World Finals, the Ranatra Fusca trophy, the top creativity award only given out to 5 teams at every competition.

In 2004, ACS (Independent)) achieved three National Champion titles. At the World Finals, they brought back an unprecedented one Silver Medal placing and two Bronze Medal placings.

Again in 2005, the ACS (Independent) broke the national record by clinching an unprecedented Five Champion titles at the National Finals, a feat that still remains unbeaten. At the World Finals, ACJC brought back Singapore's first Division III (Under-20) World Champions trophy, while ACS (Independent) again emerged as Under-15 World Champions and Under-20 Silver Winners.

At the 2006 World finals, ACS (Independent)'s first-ever Year 5 team, consisting of its pioneer batch of International Baccalaureate students, broke new ground by winning the school's first Under-20 World Champions, beating all expectations for them.

2007 was a particularly memorable year for the ACS schools. At the World Finals, ACS was represented by all 5 of the schools which take part in OM. ACS (Junior) won its first world champion title in the Under-13 category, ACS (Independent) won both World Champion titles in the Under-15 and Under-20 categories, while ACJC won the world champion title in the University category. Two other teams from ACS (Indepdendent) received honourable mentions, while ACS (Barker Road) and ACS (Primary) also fared well, beating many other top competitors.

At the recent 2008 OM World Finals in Maryland, two teams from ACS (Primary) was selected to go to the world finals and emerged 1st and 3rd. The team that clinched 1st place was a team that took part in OM for 2 years but this is the first time they have got into the world finals. As for the team that got 3rd, it was their second year in OM and second time in the World Finals. The first time they were in the World Finals (2007), they clinched Champions. Four teams from ACS(I) also took part in the World Finals, with two of them returning World Champions. The two ACS(Barker Road) and the two ACS(Junior) teams also did well in the World Finals.

Now, ACS (International) will offer this programme as part of one of the many CCAs it offers.

ports

Swimming has always been a traditional strong pillar of ACS. The various members of the ACS family of schools have also won the "B" Division (Under-17) Schools' Swimming Championships for 43 consecutive years since the start of the competition in 1960. Their long reign was ended in 2003 by Raffles Institution, their traditional academic and sports rivals, but the school won back the title in 2004. ACS has also produced numerous national-level competition swimmers like Ang Peng Siong and more recently, Mark Chay.

In rugby, ACS has also been well represented by ACS (Independent) and ACS (Barker Road). These two schools have dominated school rugby in Singapore, with both emerging in the top 4 placings in both the "B" and "C" Divisions of the National School Championships. In particular, ACS (Independent) had always emerged in 1st place. However, their reign was brought to a halt when the "B" Division team lost to rivals St Andrew's Secondary School for 3 consecutive years since 2004. They have since regained the "B" Division title, after beating St Andrew's 15-3 in 2007. ACS (Independent) have also been champions in the International Festival of Youth Rugby 2000 in Wales and the World Minis Under-13 and Under-14 Championships 2001 in South Africa.

The "A" Division (Under-19) championship was also held by ACJC from 2000 until they lost to archrivals Raffles Junior College in 2004 by a narrow margin. In addition to the victories by ACS (Barker Road), ACS (Independent) and ACJC, the ACS Family completed the Rugby Grand Slams in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2003.

In sailing, ACS (Independent) has won gold medals in the annual Sailing Inter Schools Championship, having won the B and C Division titles for a number of years. Fact|date=February 2007 Although Anglo Chinese Junior College's (ACJC) sailing programme has been discontinued, ACS (Barker Road), ACS (Junior) and ACS (Primary) have always been one of the top few secondary or primary schools in the field.

Performing arts

Choir

Since its inception into the Ministry of Education Choral Excellence Programme, the ACJC Choir has garnered both international and local accolades. Since 1989, it has toured Japan, South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and various countries within Europe. The choir has also participated in choral competitions in the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. emerging with top honours in these festivals. The choir remains the only Singaporean choir invited by the International Federation of Choral Music to represent the country at the 4th World Symposium on Choral Music.

At home, the ACJC Choir is the 5-time winner of the Singapore Youth Festival "Choir of the Year" competition (2001, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1989) and holder of the "Best Junior College Choir title (2003, 2001, 1997). Most recently in 2005, the choir was accorded the "Gold with Honours" award at the SYF Choral Competition. The choir has an excellent track record of critically acclaimed performances at various diplomatic and ministerial functions and gala events. The choir is conducted by Valarie Wilson.

Most recently in June 2008, the Anglo-Chinese Junior College Choir emerged as the only choir with 3 Gold medals at the 3rd Festa Choralis International Choir Competition in Bratislava, Slovakia. As the only Asian choir at the competition, the ACJC Choir competed in the Mixed Choir (Adult), Youth Choir (up to 19 years old) and Folk Song Categories. In all 3 categories, the ACJC Choir clinched gold medals with top marks and was the only choir in the competition whom the adjudicators accorded a rare perfect score of 100 points.

The ACS (Independent) Choir is part of the Singapore Choral Excellence Scheme, and toured Perth in 2004. Under the leadership of its earlier conductor, Ms Grace Lo, the choir boasted a long and illustrious history in the 80s and 90s. Since then, it has won a Gold Award at the Singapore Youth Festival in 2005. Its conductor is Elaine Wan Chan, whose many accomplishments include composing the NDP 2005 Theme Song.

Band

The ACJC Band has achieved Gold awards and was judged the top band for several Singapore Youth Festival Competitions. This included the recent SYF central judging in 2007 for concert bands whereby the band was one of the only three bands to be awarded with a Gold with Honours award. The Anglo-Chinese Junior College Concert Band has also recently participated in the 17th Australian International Music Festival where they were awarded a Gold award and selected as the adjudicator's choice for the command band of the festival. The ACS (Independent) Band finished in the top three in 2003, 2005 and the 2007 Singapore Youth Festivals, with the ACS(I) Band obtaining Gold with Honours. Both bands have also attained Gold in overseas competitions and play for both formal school events and external functions, combining once every year to provide an evening of music at the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.

Orchestra

The ACJC String Ensemble also emerged with a gold award at the 2003, 2005 and 2007 Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging, and is currently being conducted by Singapore Symphony Orchestra violinist Chan Yoong Han.

The ACS (Independent) Philharmonic Orchestra achieved Gold as well in the SYF competitions for 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 and attained two Gold with Honours awards for 2007. The Philharmonic Orchestra is currently being conducted by the associate director of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Chan Tze Law.

The Guitar Orchestra of ACS (Independent) achieved three Gold awards in the SYF central judging competition for 2003, 2005, 2007 and one Gold Honours for 2007. The Guitar Orchestra is currently being conducted by Mr Michael Gaspar, a prominent figure in the Singapore guitar scene.

The Chinese Orchestra of ACS (Barker Road) achieved the Gold award in the SYF Central Judging Competition for 2005 and 2007. The Chinese Orchestra is currently conducted by Benedict Tan, an alumnus of ACS (Barker Road).

Debate

ACS (Independent)'s debating team won the inaugural Youth-14 Debate Championships in 2004, with ACS (Barker Road) winning the Julia Gabriels Secondary School Debating Championships' lower division title. ACJC has also won various debating titles, including the Junior College Nationals. Many ACS Debaters have gone on to represent Singapore in the Worlds Schools Debating Championships and the World University Debating Championships.

Chess

In chess, ACS (Independent) has also won numerous national titles, including those in the open-age categories and Gold awards at the 2004 South-East Asian (SEA) Games.

chools

Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) is one of the two ACS primary schools in Singapore. Established in 1951 at the old Coleman Street campus, it moved to its current premises at 25 Peck Hay Road in 1985. In 2008, it will be relocating to a new building at Winstedt Road.

Its students sit for the local PSLE in Primary 6 and have the option to move on to the ACS Secondary Schools with affiliation favours.

The current principal is Kathryn Koh.

Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)

Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) is the original primary school of the ACS family, located at the Barker Road campus adjacent to the ACS (Barker Road) block. It opened in 1887 with the secondary school at Coleman Street, and moved to a newly upgraded Coleman Street campus in 1961, leaving the Barker Road campus to be used for secondary and pre-university classes. In 1985, the Junior School moved to 25 Peck Hay Road, while the Primary school continued lessons at Canning Rise until 1994. It merged with the Barker Road school in that year, but in December 1998 was relocated temporarily to 9 Ah Hood Road while waiting for the completion of the Barker Road campus rebuilding project. It moved back to Barker Road on 4 December 2002.

Its students sit for the local PSLE in Primary 6 and have the option to move on to the ACS Secondary Schools with affiliation favours.

The current principal is Richard Lim Chew Hiong.

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) was opened in 1986 and is one of the four ACS secondary schools (ACS (Barker Road), ACS (International) and STB-ACS (International) Jakarta (in Jakarta, Indonesia).

After receiving its independent status in 1986, the Governors felt that the school had outgrown the Barker Road campus and plans were made to construct a new building. It finally relocated to 121 Dover Road in 1992 and has stood there ever since. The campus houses a sports complex, a boarding school. The campus is currently being expanded to accommodate the new influx of IB students.

ACS (Independent) offers the GCE 'O' Levels, Integrated Programme and the International Baccalaureate, after being appointed as an IB World School in 2005.

The current principal is Ong Teck Chin.

Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)

Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) was opened in 1994 and is located at the Barker Road campus. It moved to the former Swiss Cottage Primary School while waiting for the Barker Road rebuilding project to be completed. The school ultimately divided into primary and secondary school sections, the latter retaining the Barker Road suffix and the former becoming ACS (Primary).

ACS (Barker Road) offers the 4 year GCE 'O' Levels programme for its students. Some students then move on to Anglo-Chinese Junior College to continue their ACS education.

The current principal is Peter Tan.

Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore

Anglo-Chinese School (International) is a private school. Students take a 6-year course, with the IGCSE in the fourth year and the International Baccalaureate (commencing 2007) in the sixth year. Before 2007, students will take the International A-Levels. The school opened its doors on January 2005 with 150 students, 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 principal at The Leys School, Cambridge and the current chairman of the World Methodist Council.

Anglo-Chinese Junior College

Anglo-Chinese Junior College opened in 1977 and offers the standard two-year pre-university program of other junior colleges, with students taking the GCE A-Levels in their second year. The school is located at 25 Dover Close East. In the late 1990s, the campus was upgraded and extended and a sports complex was built. Kelvyna Chan is the current principal.

TB-ACS (International) Jakarta

STB-ACS (International) Jakarta was started in July 1996 as Sekolah Tiara Bangsa (STB) and formally joined the ACS Family as STB-ACS (International) Jakarta in July 2006 after a few years of collaboration. Students in Grades 1 - 6 follow the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the IB, while Grade 10 students will sit for the IGCSE beginning their preparation in Grade 9. The IB Diploma Programme will be offered to students in Grades 11 and 12. The current Executive Principal is Ng Eng Chin, an Old Boy of ACS, who was formerly Principal of ACS (Barker Road). He took over the leadership of the school from Daryl Forde who retired in June 2008 but continues to be the chairperson of the Association of National Plus Schools (ANPS) in Indonesia of which the school is a member.

Prominent Alumni

*Politicians
** Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Singapore
** Chiam See Tong, Member of Parliament and Head of the Singapore Democratic Alliance
** Eunice Olsen, Nominated Member of Parliament
** Fong Jen Arthur, Member of Parliament
** Geh Min, Nominated Member of Parliament
** Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore
** Ho Peng Kee, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs
** Dr Richard Hu, former Minister for Finance and Minister for Trade and Industry
** Lam Pin Min, Member of Parliament
** Lee Teng-hui, first President of Fudan University, Shanghai, China
** Alvin Lie Ling Piao, member of People's Representative Council of Indonesia as the representative of National Mandate Party
** Lim Kim San, former cabinet minister
** Lui Tuck Yew, Minister of State for Education, Singapore
** Sellapan Ramanathan, President of Singapore
** Ng Eng Hen, Education Minister and Second Defence Minister, Singapore
** Ong Kian Min, Member of Parliament
** Sin Boon Ann, Member of Parliament
** Tan Soo Khoon, Member of Parliament, former Speaker of Parliament
** Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Finance
** Yeo Cheow Tong, Member of Parliament, former Minister for Transport
** Alvin Yeo, Senior Counsel, Senior Partner of WongPartnership and Member of Parliament

*Athletes
** Ang Peng Siong, former Singapore national swimmer, co-founder and Managing Director of APS Swim School & Aquatic Performance Swim Club
** Alex Chan, Chairman of Singapore Sports Council and former Singapore national swimmer
** Mark Chay, Singapore national swimmer
** Desmond Koh, former Singapore national swimmer, Rhodes Scholar
** Oon Jin Teik, CEO of Singapore Sports Council and former Singapore national swimmer
** Poh Seng Song, Singapore national sprinter
** Ronald Susilo, Singapore national badminton player
** Gary Tan, Singapore national swimmer
** Thum Ping Tjin, former Singapore national swimmer, Rhodes Scholar

*Business leaders
** Philip Ng Chee Tat, CEO of Far East Organization and Singapore Ambassador to Chile
** Richard Seow Yung Liang, Chairman of Parkway Holdings
** Tan Sri Dr. Tan Chin Tuan, former Chairman of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, philanthropist
** Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow, Chairman of Public Bank

*Arts
** Terence Cao, Mediacorp 8 actor
** Mark Chan, composer and former Singapore national swimmer
** Glen Goei, international director
** Colin Goh, filmmaker and editor of TalkingCock.com
** Goh Soon Tioe, violinist and conductor of Singapore Youth Symphony Orchestra
** Ivan Heng, actor, director
** Hossan Leong, actor
** Amos Kwok, writer
** Lin Junjie, singer
** James Lye, former TV actor
** Stella Ng, singer
** Ong Keng Sen, director
** Adrian Pang, actor
** Benson Puah, CEO Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, ACS Board of Governors
** Bernard Tan, musician and composer
** Eleanor Wong, playwright
** Russel Wong, photographer

*Other professions
** Associate Professor Ernest Chew
** Belinda Ang, Singapore Supreme Court Judge
** Cavinder Bull, Senior Counsel
** Choo Han Teck, Singapore Supreme Court Judge
** Steven Chong, Senior Counsel and Managing Partner of Rajah & Tann
** Winston Choo, Lieutenant-General (Retired), Chairman of Singapore Red Cross, former Chief of the Defence Force, Singapore Armed Forces
** Khoo Boon Hui, Commissioner of Police
** Glenn Knight, lawyer
** Assistant Professor Emrys Chew, Lecturer, RSIS
** Andrew Phang, Judge of Appeal
** V K Rajah, Judge of Appeal
** Sim Kee Boon, former head of Singapore Civil Service
** Dr. Tan Chi Chiu, former Executive Director of Singapore International Foundation
** Rear Admiral Ronnie Tay, former Chief of Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy
** Woo Bih Li, Singapore Supreme Court Judge
** Lieutenant General Desmond Kuek Bak Chye, current Chief of the Defence Force, Singapore Armed Forces
** Brigadier General Hugh Lim U Yang Chief of Staff-General Staff, Singapore Army

Anglo-Chinese Schools of Malaysia

The Anglo-Chinese Schools of Malaysia were founded as independent entities, sharing neither motto, school arms, nor anthem with the first ACS in Singapore. However, a common Methodist identity links all the Methodist schools of Singapore and Malaysia.

Anglo Chinese School, Klang, Selangor

The Anglo Chinese School is a primary and secondary school located in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. It was initially opened on March 10, 1893 by Sir William Hood Treacher in Jalan Rembau before relocating in 1921 to its present location at No. 7, Jalan Raya Barat due to a fire. The primary and secondary school, now adjacent to each other, are separated by a canteen in the primary school, which is shared by both schools. The current principal of the primary school is Yeoh Me Ee, while the principal of the secondary school currently is Kok Tuck Khow.

The secondary school was greatly modified in early-2007 when the whole school and classrooms were fully repainted and upgraded. The toilets were also upgraded and renovated, in which the doors were locked and can only be opened with the teachers' permission, to improve safety.

Annually, the Cross Country (or "Merentas Desa") event will be held during the second half of January to the first half of February. This event is compulsory for all the students except for those who have certain medical conditions.

Anglo-Chinese School, Ipoh, Perak

Anglo-Chinese School, Kampar, Perak

Anglo-Chinese School, Sitiawan, Perak

Anglo-Chinese School, Malacca, Melaka

ee also

*Anglo-Chinese School Old Boys' Association
*Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
*Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
*Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
*Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
*Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore
*Anglo-Chinese Junior College
*STB-ACS (International) Jakarta
*Anglo-Chinese Schools, Malaysia
*Anglo Chinese School, Klang

External links

* [http://www.acs.sch.edu.sg Anglo-Chinese School Webpage]
* [http://www.acs.sch.edu.sg/general/anthem/ Anglo-Chinese School anthem - full lyrics, with MIDI]
* [http://www.acs.sch.edu.sg/acs_indep ACS (Independent) Webpage]
* [http://www.anglochinesejc.moe.edu.sg Anglo-Chinese Junior College Webpage]
* [http://web.acsbr.net ACS (Barker Road) Webpage]
* [http://www.acsinternational.com.sg ACS (International) Webpage]
* [http://www.anglochinesepri.moe.edu.sg/ ACS (Primary) Webpage]
* [http://www.anglochinesejunior.moe.edu.sg/ ACS (Junior) Webpage]
* [http://www.oldhamhall.org/ ACS Oldham Hall Webpage]
* [http://www.methodist.org.sg/ The Methodist Church in Singapore Webpage]


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  • Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) — Infobox Singapore School name = Anglo Chinese School (Junior) 英华小学 (yīng huá xiǎo xué) motto = The Best Is Yet To Be established = 1951 (March 1 1886 original ACS) type = Government Aided session = Double principal = Mrs Kathryn Koh head prefect …   Wikipedia

  • 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 =… …   Wikipedia

  • Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) — Infobox Singapore School name = Anglo Chinese School (Primary) 英华小学 (yīng huá xiǎo xué) motto = The Best Is Yet To Be established = 1887 (March 1 1886 original) type = Government Aided, the 3rd Gifted Education Programme Center (since 1985), Boys …   Wikipedia

  • Anglo Chinese School, Sitiawan — The Anglo Chinese school in Sitiawan has the distinction of being the oldest education institution in the Manjung District of Perak, Malaysia. Together with [http://www.smjknh.edu.my/ SMJK Nan Hwa] , it consistently ranks among the top schools in …   Wikipedia

  • Anglo-Chinese School, Ipoh — The Anglo Chinese School in Ipoh is the oldest and one of the most prestigious schools in the state of Perak, Malaysia.This school caters to students from the Standard One to Sixth Forms (7 to 19 years of age). It has impressive facilities such… …   Wikipedia