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General Information

  1. How do I assist as a Parent Volunteer?

For parents whose sons are already enrolled in the School, the Principal annually sends out a form inviting parents to participate in various parent support groups. Parents may choose to sign-up using the form. Alternatively, parents may visit this website on the Parent Support Group and speak with the co-ordinators of the various groups to find out more about their activities.

  1. My son has the same teacher for most of his subjects, is this good?

All primary school teachers are generalists. Although there is specialisation of teaching, this is done mostly at the upper levels. At the lower primary levels, it is helpful to have a teacher teach the class more than one subject. This provides a sense of stability for the child and teachers can provide more nurturing as they would get to know the child better. 

  1. I do not understand the various subjects in the timetable and what they stand for?
EL English Language
Math Mathematics
MT Mother Tongue
HE Health Education
SS Social Studies
PE Physical Education
CME Civics & Moral Education
CIT Class Interaction Time
FTGP Form Teacher Guidance Period
PAL Programme for Active Learning
  1. I want to communicate with members of the staff. How do I do this?

You could use any of the following means

  • Tel: +65 6733 7911
  • Fax: +65 6734 6518
  • Email: acjs@moe.edu.sg
  • Address: 16 Winstedt Road Singapore 227988
  1. What are the office hours?

7:00 am to 5:00 pm - Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Monday to Friday (School Holidays)

  1. My company is posting me overseas for at least a year. What should I do if I want my son to continue studying in ACS (Junior)?

If you are posted on official assignment, please obtain a letter from your organisation stating this. You can apply for your son to be on the 'Leave of Absence' scheme, which will retain his place in school. This annual application has to be renewed annually. An administrative fee (currently S$60.00) will be charged.

PRIMARY ONE

  1. How is my son allocated to his class?

Boys are randomly allocated to the classes. This allows for a good mix of children.

  1. Is there streaming or banding for Primary One?

There is no streaming or banding of Boys at Primary One. Boys will be moved to the next level at the end of the year, although some Boys may be moved to another class upon the recommendation of the teachers.

PRIMARY SIX

  1. When do I choose the secondary school of my choice?

From 2003, the selection of secondary school will be made after the release of the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) Results. Parents and child have 3 days to submit their decision on a pre-pared form to the school.

  1. How can I guarantee my son / I will make it to an ACS secondary school?

The two ACS secondary schools - ACS (Independent) and ACS (Barker Road) are affiliated schools. MOE will give priority to pupils from affiliated primary schools if they make either of the two secondary schools their first two choice. Entry to either school will be based on the PSLE result.

  1. What is the cut-off for both secondary schools?

The cut-off for affiliated ACS primary school Boys to ACS (Independent) is 235. The cut-off for ACS (Barker Road) is a natural cut-off based on the last pupil that the school can take in.

  1. How are pupils placed into the secondary school?

The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) is a placement test for secondary school. Pupils are offered a maximum of 6 choices in selecting a secondary school. They would be placed in a school of their choice based on the PSLE results they obtain.

Simply put, the top pupil in the PSLE rank score will be placed in the first choice school. Subsequent pupils will be placed accordingly until the schools are filled. Once a school is filled, it will no longer accept pupils into the school and any child selecting that school will have to be placed into the school of next choice.

Example:

  PSLE Score Choices
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Pupil A 288 Sch A Sch B Sch C Sch D Sch E Sch F
Pupil B 238 Sch A Sch B Sch F Sch M Sch Z Sch D
Pupil C 193 Sch A Sch B Sch C      

Assuming Pupil A is the top pupil. He will go to School A. Pupil B will be able to get into School A provided that there are places in School A as pupils ranked above him did not choose School A. If School A is filled, he will be placed in School B. Assuming Pupil C chose only 3 schools and none of these schools have a vacancy to take him during allocation of schools. Pupil C will then be placed in a school that still has a vacancy and nearest his postal district. This would be done after all pupils have been allocated a place based on their choice.

(More details will be given at the briefing for Parents of P6 Boys)