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Pupil Recognition

A) School Awards

Informal Awards

The school believes that every child needs encouragement.  Hence there are informal awards that are given to the pupils in order to provide encouragement and motivation to the pupils as well as to reward and reaffirm the positive attitude behind appropriate behaviour and action.

These awards include

  • Pupils of the Month
  • Knights Award


Formal Awards

Founder’s Day Awards

The ACS(J) Founder’s Day Awards give recognition to our pupils who have demonstrated excellence academically.

Founder’s Day Major Awards

Tan Sri Tan Chin Tuan Character Award

The Tan Sri Tan Chin Tuan Character Award seeks to recognise the Primary 5 Pupil who is truly outstanding in his thoughts and attitudes towards his peers, teachers and the community.

* The Oldham Award
The Oldham award is an award that seeks to recognize the graduating Boys who are truly all-rounded in their achievements – true ACSian gentlemen who are outstanding in terms academic, CCA, and service to school and community.

The Lee Hah Ing Scholarship & The ACS OBA Meritorious Award
The Lee Hah Ing Scholarship and the ACS OBA Meritorious Award are awarded to the high performing PSLE Boy of excellent character who pursues his secondary education in ACS.

Honours Day Awards
The ACS(J) Honours Day Awards give recognition to our pupils who have demonstrated excellence in non-academic areas (school and/or MOE-recognised competitions), leadership and service. Pupils' character, demonstration of school values and good conduct are a significant component in the selection criteria.

Honours Day Major Awards

ACSJ Young Service Award
ACSJ Young Service Award is an award that seeks to highlight and profile young ACSians role models as a source of encouragement and inspiration to the student body. The award recognizes outstanding young ACSians for their contributions to the community.

ACS(J) Award for the Arts (Sponsored by Dr Ang Peng Tiam)
This award is given in recognition of exceptional talent in the Visual or Performing Arts.

ACS(J) Sportsboy of the Year (Sponsored by Dr Teoh Tiong Ann)
This award is given in recognition of exceptional talent in the Sporting Arena.

OBA President’s Award
This award is given in recognition of the most outstanding CCA performance of the year.


B) MOE Awards

Edusave Character Award

Up to 2% of students in each school who demonstrated exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions.

Award amount:

  • Primary 1 to 3: $200
  • Primary 4 to 6: $350

Edusave Scholarships for Government, Government-Aided and Specialised Schools

Students who are within the top 10% of their school’s level and course in terms of academic performance, and have demonstrated good conduct.

Award amount:

  • Primary 5 to 6: $350

Edusave Awards for Achievement, Good Leadership and Service (EAGLES)

Up to 10% of students from each school who have demonstrated leadership qualities, service to community and schools, excellence in non-academic activities, and good conduct.

Award amount:
  • Primary 4 to 6: $250

Edusave Merit Bursaries
P1 and P2
In line with moderating the over-emphasis on academic results, MOE has removed all weighted assessments for Primary 1 (P1) and Primary 2 (P2) students from 2019. These adjustments aim to free up more time for teachers to engage students in learning. Without having to worry about examinations and grades, young students will have a more positive start to their education, focusing on discovery, the joy of learning and holistic development. In tandem with this removal, MOE has revised the academic criteria for Edusave Merit Bursary (EMB) and Edusave Good Progress Award (GPA) at the lower primary levels. Instead of selecting students based on academic results, form teachers, in consultation with class subject teachers, will nominate students based on key learning dispositions that they observe. 

From 2019, all P1 and P2 Singaporean students in Government and Government-aided schools can be nominated for the Edusave Merit Bursary, if they have consistently demonstrated positive learning dispositions in the course of the year and have demonstrated good conduct. In ACS (J), we observe our students for their demonstration of positive learning dispositions in the areas of Collaboration, Curiosity and Excellence. 

All P1, P2 EMB nominees will receive the EMB if they satisfy the household income criterion, i.e. gross monthly household income does not exceed $6,900 (or per capita income does not exceed $1,725). The value of the bursary is $200 for Primary 1 to 2 students. P1, P2 EMB nominees who do not meet the household income criterion and have not received other Edusave Awards, including the Edusave Character Award (ECHA), will continue to qualify for the Education Merit Award (EMA) administered by People’s Association.

P3 to P6
All Singaporean P3 to P6 students in Government and Government-aided schools, junior colleges/centralised institute, independent schools or institutions, specialised schools or Institute of Technical Education who are not recipients of any Edusave Scholarship are eligible for the Edusave Merit Bursary if they are within the top 25% of each level and course in their schools, have demonstrated good conduct, and their monthly gross household income does not exceed $6,900. To benefit students from bigger households, they are also eligible if their per capita household income, i.e. gross household income divided by the number of household members does not exceed $1,725. The value of the bursary is $200 for Primary 3 students and $250 for Primary 4 to 6 students.

Edusave Good Progress Awards
P2 and P3
All P2 and P3 Singaporean students in Government and Government-aided schools who do not qualify for the Edusave Merit Bursary can be nominated for the Edusave Good Progress Award, if they have shown the greatest improvement in learning dispositions in the course of the year and demonstrated good conduct. The value of the award is $100 for Primary 2 to 3 students.

P4 to P6
All Singaporean pupils from Primary 4 onwards in Government and Government-aided schools, junior colleges/centralised institute, independent schools or institutions, specialised schools or Institute of Technical Education who are not recipients of any Edusave Scholarship or Edusave Merit Bursary are eligible for the Edusave Good Progress Award if they are among the top 10% who have made significant improvement in their academic performance based on their overall examination results compared to the previous year. The value of the award is $150 for Primary 4 to 6 students.