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General Information

In ACS(Junior), CCA is an integral part of our pupils’ holistic education. The aim of CCA is to teach our pupils knowledge and skills, inculcate in them correct values and desirable social attitudes and provide for healthy and fun recreation.

At the same time, we hope that our pupils’ participation in CCA will cultivate in them a strong ACS spirit of integrity, curiosity, collaboration, loyalty and pursuit of excellence. Having a shared experience with their fellow schoolmates allows the boys to build a sense of camaraderie that contributes to the unique ACSian experience.

We strongly believe that these are important attributes which will equip our pupils well to adapt to the demands of 21st century living.

1        PROGRAMME

1.1     The CCA programme offers a wide range of activities and caters for the varied interests and abilities of
          our
 pupils.

1.2     The programme provides year-round involvement and allows for a systematic development of our
          pupils' 
interests and abilities.

1.3     The programme includes participatory (intra-school) and competitive (inter-school) activities. The former
          enables the active involvement of all pupils. The latter gives our pupils the opportunity to experience
          competition and motivates them to further pursue their passion.

1.4     Pupils are allotted to the various Houses: Oldham (OLD), Thoburn (THO), Tan Kah Kee (TKK), Goh 
          Hood Keng (GHK), Cheong Koon Seng (CKS), Lee Seng Gee (LSG), Shaw Vee Meng (SVM) and Tan 
          Chin Tuan (TCT). Representation at the school's Annual Track and Field and Swimming Championships is           on the inter-House basis.Representation at the school's Annual Track and Field and Swimming 
          Championships is on the inter-House basis.

1.5     In line with MOE direction, Program for Active Learning (PAL) is integrated during curriculum hours for
          Primary 1 and Primary 2 pupils to provide a platform for holistic development and to nurture their
          character.

2 PARTICIPATION

2.1 Most CCAs are open to Pri.3 to Pri.6 pupils. Please refer to school website for specific CCA details.

2.2 It is compulsory for Pri.4 to Pri.6 pupils to take part in at least one CCA, which could be a uniformed 
        group, a club, a performing arts group or a sport / game. 

2.3 P4 to P6 boys who wish for their training in a sport outside school to be recognised as a CCA are required 
        to submit an official letter from the club/association to the HOD PE/CCA by 11 January 2019, stipulating 
        their training days and times. The sport has to be sanctioned by the Singapore School Sports Council at 
        the Primary (e.g. Taekwondo, Gymnastics) or Secondary level (e.g. Fencing, Squash). Please refer to 
        https://nsg.moe.edu.sg/sssc for the list of recognized sports. Each request is subject to the HOD PE/CCA’s 
        approval. Once HOD PE/CCA has given her approval and endorsement, the boys need not register for a 
        CCA in the school. However, they will have to submit their monthly attendance sheets (endorsed by his 
        coach or club) to her via the Reception at the end March, June, September and November. 

2.4 Pupils are encouraged to participate in one CCA. They may participate in a second CCA if they so desire 
        but it should be a less demanding activity to ensure that they do not have too heavy a CCA load and that 
        they have enough rest time.

2.5 Pupils can register for a new CCA at the beginning of the new year and are encouraged to stay in that CCA 
        for the whole year. However, pupils may opt to change their CCA in the middle of the year on medical                grounds.   
          
2.6 Attendance is compulsory at every CCA session. A medical certificate or a letter from the parent is             
        necessary if the pupil is absent. Pupils who are present for at least 75% of their CCA sessions will 
        have their CCA reflected in their Report Book.

2.7 Pri.6 pupils have the option to stand down from their CCA from Term 3 onwards. 

3      DEPLOYMENT

3.1 Teachers’ competencies, expertise and interests are taken into consideration when they are deployed into 
         the various CCAs. The deployment also ensures that each CCA has at least one experienced teacher who 
         has been in the CCA before. This ensures that the experienced teacher has the knowledge and skills for 
         the smooth running of the CCA and is also able to guide and mentor the new or beginning teachers.

4        CCA DAYS

4.1      Most CCA will run on Wednesdays and/or Fridays. This allows for other days to be freed for other school 
           programmes and activities, such as Hinch, in support for our school policy of a holistic education for our 
           pupils. CCA with school teams may have additional sessions on the other days. Please refer to the         
           school website for the updated schedule of each CCA. 

5         VENUES

5.1       Most CCAs will be held within the school premises with the exception of a few sports which require                    external facilities specific to the sport . 

6             CRITERIA FOR SCHOOL TEAM SELECTION

6.1         The following will be taken into consideration:

-       Commitment with regular attendance
-       Demonstration of good attitude and values such as loyalty, commitment, resilience, teamwork, 
        fairplay and sportsmanship.
-       Readiness for competition
-       Teachers’ / Instructors’ / Coaches’ professional judgement.

6.2         School representation for any competition has to be endorsed and supported by the school. Pupils are
              not allowed to register under the school name in their own personal competitions.

7             RECOGNITION & AWARDS

7.1         Pupils who have represented the school in Singapore Primary Schools Sports Council (SPSSC)-
              sanctioned inter-school competitions and/or Singapore in National Sports Association (NSA)-
              sanctioned competitions are eligible for the following:

                -       Representation and Achievements reflected in Report Book
                -       Eligible for Honours Day Awards and MOE Eagles Awards

7.2         The Honours Day Awards recognise pupils who have excelled in their respective CCAs and consistently 
              demonstrated good character and school values. The School reserves the right to not award pupils 
              who have not been consistent in their conduct within or outside of CCA.

7.3         Pupils who have made exemplary contributions through leadership, achievements and in service 
              through their CCAs will also be considered for the MOE EAGLES Award.

8             FINANCIAL PROCESSES

8.1         All payments shall be made only after receiving an official letter from the School Administration Team. 
              The teachers and coaches will not be handling any cash or cheque, unless there are unique 
              circumstances that are approved by the HOD.

8.2         Boys on Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) will have their CCA fee fully subsidized.