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ACJC Open House 2014
ACJC will be having our Open House on Wednesday, 8 January 2014, from 12noon to 5pm. Through a diverse array of exciting activities and programmes, our Open House will provide an opportunity for students to experience first-hand the unique multi-faceted education ACJC can provide.
Visitors can look forward to guided tours of our campus, performances by our award-winning performing arts groups and demonstrations by our excellent sports teams.
Our department and subject heads at the Subject Information Centre will answer queries students and parents might have regarding junior college education in general or subject combinations and special programmes in ACJC.
Come visit us at 25 Dover Close East Singapore 139745.
On Wednesday, 8 January 2014. From 1200hrs to 1700hrs.
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Methodist Schools' Debate Cup 2013
On 19th October 2013, eleven teams from seven Methodist secondary schools gathered in Anglo-Chinese Junior College to participate in the annual Methodist Schools Debating Cup, also known as the Methodist Cup, organized by the ACJC Debating & Oratorical Society. Aimed at cultivating a future generation of critical thinking and eloquent speakers, the Methodist Cup fulfilled its aim with the participants engaging in cogent and compelling debate.
These under-16 debaters competed in three rounds of arduous debate for the coveted title, exhibiting intellectual spontaneity on topics revolving around “The Law”, the theme for this year’s tournament. They presented passionate arguments on the International Criminal Court, hate crimes, and parliamentary immunity for politicians with clarity and conviction. The audience was left impressed, intrigued, and enlightened by this high level of argumentation delivered by this promising future generation of debaters. Ultimately, it was ACS (Independent)’s Team B which emerged victorious and the team was presented with the Methodist Cup shield by our guest of honour, Mr Lim Shung Yar. Mr Lim was the former Director of Human Resource, Strategy, and Leadership in the Ministry of Education, and an alumnus of ACJC, from the class of 1997.
The Methodist Schools’ Cup 2013 indeed in the words of our guest of honour was an illustration of the “camaraderie and love which filled the halls of ACJC and ACSians”. Speaking about the AC spirit, Mr Lim observed that the Methodist Cup having brought together the various Methodist schools, providing a platform to learn and grow together was a catalyst for the creation of the strong sense of comradeship within the Methodist family. This was a sentiment affirmed by our principal, Mrs Kelvyna Chan, who oversaw her first Methodist Cup in 2003. She noted that the Methodist Cup had indeed provided a platform to cultivate eloquent speakers, continuing the fine tradition of debate within the Methodist family. We would also like to thank Mrs Chan for her never-ending support for continuing the culture of Debate in ACJC, giving the society the chance to expand and to experience different opportunities. And even as we regret the fact that she will be stepping down from her term in office, we want to thank her for coming down and for her generous offer to come back as a guest for the next Methodist Cup.
The Methodist Schools’ Cup 2013 was a valuable learning experience for the Debating and Oratorical Society in organising the event, as well an opportunity to form and cement ties with other Methodist debaters. Most importantly, all successes are attributed to God, who has blessed the college with such abundance. To God be the glory, the best is yet to be.
By Abigail Wong,
Public Relations Officer,
Debating & Oratorical Society
Inspiring Teacher of English Award 2013 (College Section)
Mrs Kelvyna Chan, Principal ACJC, Mr Patrick Sum, Year Head ACJC Class of 2013, SMS Indranee Rajah and Mr Goh Eck Kheng, Chairman of Speak Good English Movement
The College is proud to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mr Patrick Sum, an award winner of the Inspiring Teacher of English Award 2013 in the College Section.
‘To Live with Passion and Compassion’ – Mr Sum lives by this and his win is indicative of how he has made a positive impact on his students.
Mr Sum with his ACJC family: his former teacher and current HOD English, Ms Ng Swee Pheng, Mrs Kelvyna Chan, Principal, ACJC; Miss Sabrina Lim, his ex-student and current GP teacher at ACJC, and Mr Joshua Lim, ex-student, now a lawyer.
He has developed in his General Paper (GP) students, an appreciation for the English Language. His usage of relevant and engaging visual and print media aids students in the formation of opinions regarding life’s issues. He teaches with indisputable fervour and zest, challenging students to consider differing viewpoints and expanding their horizons. His lessons provide a meeting-ground for people who have embarked on a shared journey to learn more about the world, themselves and each other.
This annual award is jointly presented to deserving educators by the Speak Good English Movement, the National Heritage Board and The Straits Times, and supported by the Ministry of Education.
Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Education and Law, presented the prestigious award to Mr Patrick Sum at the National Museum of Singapore on Tuesday, 8 October 2013.
ACJC Celebrates President's scholar!
Joshua Jesudason at the President's Scholarship Ceremony with President Tony Tan, Mrs Tan, Mrs Kelvyna Chan, Principal ACJC, Mr Victor Owyong, Principal FMSS
ACJC is proud to announce that Joshua Ebenezer Jesudason (Class of 2012), has been awarded the President's Scholarship, the pinnacle scholarship for public service in Singapore. Joshua truly exemplifies the College's vision of Noble Ambition and Character, for the Service of God and Nation.
Joshua joined the College in 2011 through Direct School Admissions into the Oratorical and Debating Society from Fairfield Methodist Secondary School. Joshua’s early years, until the age of 8, were spent in Papua New Guinea, where his parents were missionaries, and he has imbibed a spirit of service to God and the community.
Joshua with President Tony Tan, Mrs Tan, and his parents Mr and Mrs Jesudason
As the class Community Involvement Programme (CIP) Representative, he undertook events such as a Youth Day activity in conjunction with Beyond Social Services for underprivileged youth in Singapore, and also consistently volunteered on his own accord with Highpoint Community Services Association to aid in the improvement and rehabilitation of ex-drug addicts in society. He was actively involved outside school in social work and volunteer activities related to the community. He has often travelled beyond Singapore’s shores to aid and minister to under-privileged communities together with his parents, because he has a heart for others and a firm belief that a life worth living is one spent in service to others. In the light of this, Joshua has made the decision that he wants to serve his fellow Singaporeans by becoming a member of the Singapore Police Force.
Joshua with Mrs Chan and Mr Richard Seow, Chairman, ACS Board of Governors
As Captain of the College Debate Team, he led his team to win multiple local and international debate competitions, such as the Bratislava Schools Debating Championships in 2011 and 2012, the Harry-Elias National Law Debates 2012, the Singapore Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Debates 2012, the Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations - National University of Singapore Challenge Shield 2012, and the Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations - National University of Singapore Challenge Shield 2012. He is an excellent public speaker. One striking example was his address to his cohort as Valedictorian, which was moving and inspiring. It will be remembered as one of the best valedictory speeches of the college.
Therefore, in less than two years, Joshua rose to prominence to become one of the most outstanding students in the College. Besides being a Ministry of Education’s English Language Elective Scholar, he was on the Principal’s Honour Roll in 2012, the Valedictorian for the Class of 2012, the Wan Fook Weng Prize Winner for Top First Year Performance 2011, and the Top Student in History and Knowledge & Inquiry for the 2011 Promotional Examinations. A member of the College’s Scholar Development Programme, he has been a mainstay on the List of Top Students for every major examination throughout his two years. Joshua will be entering Balliol College, Oxford, in September to read History and Politics.
Joshua with Mrs Chan and his debate coach and mentor, Mrs Geetha Creffield
Joshua has remained humble in spite of his achievements, and has a well-deserved reputation for kindness and generosity. He is known among staff and students for his willingness to learn from others and to share his ideas freely. He has served as a mentor in both a formal capacity in his role as Debate Captain, and informally among members of his own cohort and his juniors.
The College would like to congratulate Joshua and his family, as well as all the teachers and friends who have been a part of his journey at ACJC. The College also wishes him all the best in his studies.
To God be the Glory! The Best is Yet to Be!
Read the Channel News Asia report here.