Wednesday, 18 December 2013

RELEASE OF GCE N-LEVEL RESULTS 2013

RELEASE OF GCE N-LEVEL RESULTS 2013
The GCE N-Level Results 2013 will be released on Thursday 19 December 2013 at 2:00pm in the Science Learning Centre on Level 2 of the Secondary Block. Students are to come back in proper school attire (uniform and shoes) and with a proper hair-cut. All outstanding payments to the school should be settled before the release of the results. 
Thank you,
ACS(Barker Road)

Friday, 22 November 2013

Letter to Primary 6 parents after PSLE results







FAQ FOR ADMISSION TO ACS (BARKER ROAD)

1.    If my son is not from a feeder school (ACS Junior or ACS Primary) can I apply for a place in ACS (Barker Road)?

Yes, you can apply for a place in ACS (Barker Road). If you are not posted to us, you can also appeal for a place in ACS (Barker Road) online through our school website http://acsbr.moe.edu.sg. Appeals close at 12noon on 24 December 2013. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

2.    How do I register my son at ACS (Barker Road) if he is posted here?

If your son is posted to ACS (Barker Road), you can register him from 23 Dec – 27 Dec online at our school website http://acsbr.moe.edu.sg.

THERE IS NO NEED FOR YOU OR YOUR SON TO REPORT TO SCHOOL ON POSTING even though MOE may sms you to do so.

3.    How many Express classes and Normal (Academic) classes will there be in 2014?

MOE will only be finalizing that when posting results are out. In 2013, we were posted 6 Express and 2Normal(Academic) classes.

4.    How will ACS (Barker Road) stretch my son if he is in the top class in ACS (Barker Road)?

ACS (Barker Road) will stretch your son more in terms of competitions and opportunities to be developed in various areas. We have also embarked on a Talent Development Programme that will be across departments and classes so that talents are identified and groomed.

5.    What is the cut-off point for the top class?

The cut-off point varies from year to year and is dependent on the applicants for each year. The cut-off point for 2013 was 229.

6.    What is the cut-off point for Sec 1 Express stream in 2013?

The cut-off point varies from year to year and is dependent on the applicants for each year. The cut-off point for Sec 1 Express in 2012 was 198 (only 1 student).

7.    If my son qualifies for Express/Normal (Academic) which should I opt for?

This is really up to you and your son.

(i)            If he is at the tail-end qualifying for the Express stream, he may not be admitted to ACS(Barker Road) for the Express stream.

(ii)                    If he chooses theNormal(Academic) stream, he will very likely qualify for a place in ACS(Barker Road) but he will NOT be allowed to switch over to the Express stream on entry even though another student with a lower PSLE score opts for the Express and makes it in. He will need to work hard to move himself laterally in Sec 2 back to the Express stream if he qualifies then.

*To enable you to make a more informed decision, this is the breakdown of the PSLE scores from both our feeder schools ACS(Primary) and ACS(Junior) this year.

Course posted to
PSLE Score
Number of Boys
Express
235 and above
275
Express
200 – 234
220
Express /Normal(Academic)
188 – 199
36
Normal(Academic)
160 – 187
23
Normal (Academic) /  Normal  (Technical)
152 – 159

  2
Normal(Technical)
Below 152
 6




 ** We have also committed 10 Express places and 1Normal(Academic)
       place to DSA.

8. When is the Sec 1 Orientation?

    Sec 1 Orientation & CCA Open House will be on 31 Dec from 8:30am –    12:00noon.    

                       

Class postings for 2014


Class postings for 2014 can be found here.


Posting results will be released by the end of today.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

18th Principal's Letter to Parents

Principal's Message 2013: 18th Letter to Parents. Link

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Principal's Message: 17th Letter to Parents

Principal's Message 2013: 17th Letter to Parents. Link

Monday, 22 July 2013

Meet-the-Parents Session for P6 Students from Feeder Schools


The Meet-the-Parents session was held on 19 July 2013, 5pm at the Mrs Lee Choon Guan Concert Hall.
  
ACS(BR) slides presented by Mr Peter Tan (Principal). Link
1:1 Learning slides presented by Ms Stephanie Lim Ruoh Wen. Link
2013 C21@ACS(BR) videos. Link 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Principal's Message: 16th Letter to Parents


Principal's Message 2013: 16th Letter to Parents. Link

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Principal's Message: 15th Letter to Parents


Principal's Message 2013: 15th Letter to Parents. Link

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Communication Note on Avian Influenza A(H7N9) and Novel Coronavirus


Communication Note on Avian Influenza A(H7N9) and Novel Coronavirus. Link

Friday, 17 May 2013

Principal's Message: 14th Letter to Parents


Principal's Message 2013: 14th Letter to Parents. Link

Gala Dinner - A Grand Endeavour, response form. Link

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Direct School Admission (DSA): Entry to Sec 1 in 2014


Information and application forms for the Direct School Admission (DSA) exercise, for entry to Secondary 1 in 2014 has been uploaded to the school website.

Please look under School Information > Direct School Admission. Link

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Soar with your Son! (8 June 2013)



Dear current and graduate parents of ACS (Barker),
Does your son dream of being a pilot? This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, so come along and find out more!
 
Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC) is a non-profit organisation in the business of training pilots, and in the process, build character and leadership qualities. Family@Barker has tied up with them to introduce their programmes to you.

Please visit the Family@Barker web page for more information. 

Monday, 29 April 2013

Principal's Message: 13th Letter to Parents


Principal's Message 2013: 13th Letter to Parents. Link

Monday, 22 April 2013

Principal's Message: 12th Letter to Parents


Principal's Message 2013: 12th Letter to Parents. Link

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Principal's Message: 11th Letter to Parents


Principal's Message 2013: 11th Letter to Parents. Link

Basketball Zonal Competition

During the December holidays last year, the basketball team trained very hard in preparation for the Zonals and Nationals in 2013. We were involved in Friendly matches with the Malaysian Youth and Team Kuala Lumpur/ Selangor during our training trip last year.

The South Zone Basketball Tournament started in January and we played against Ang Mo Kio Secondary, Catholic High and Fair-Field Methodist School.

We emerged victorious against all three schools with the following scores:

· AMK Secondary (93-10)

· Catholic High (71-60)

· Fairfield Methodist School (72-65)

Each school put up a good fight as they had their own strengths -- be it in defense or offense. It was a humbling experience as we were up against teams with physically stronger players, better defenders and even Basketball Powerhouse Fairfield Methodist School. 

During the second round of the tournament, complacency caught up with us during our match against Pei Cai Secondary School. As one of the semi-finalists for last year’s C’ Division Zonals, they displayed greater perseverance and stronger resilience than our team. It was a setback for the team as we lost to Pei Cai Secondary 55 to 61. From the game, we learnt not to take victory for granted and to work as a team towards our finals.

We managed to pick ourselves up for the next game as we geared up for the match against powerhouse, Gan Eng Seng Secondary School. It was a crucial game as it would determine our continuation in the South Zone Zonals. We were more determined than ever after Mr. Tan, our teachers and coaches motivated us and told us that we were capable of bringing back better results. Their faith and belief in us really spurred us on as we went up against Gan Eng Seng Secondary School. They have always been strong opponents, but with resilience and the newfound determination within us, we managed to win the game with a score of 53-34.

Finally, we were up against Queensway Secondary School’s basketball team that had managed to remain undefeated throughout the qualifying rounds. We were extremely nervous and worried as we were not ready to be defeated again. However, Mr. Tan helped us calm our nerves. We gave it our all and fought hard against them. Alas, our efforts paid off with a score of 63 - 45.

Our biggest challenge so far was the Semi-Final Game against Mayflower Secondary. It was an intense match as it determined who would enter the finals. In the early stages of the game, we led by as many as 13 points. Once again, we were struck by foul trouble after the second quarter and we found ourselves trailing by a point. Spurred on by the loud and encouraging cheers of the supporters, Mr. Peter Tan and our teachers, we started to mount a comeback. Both sides matched toe to toe in terms of game and cheers as both our supporters rallied the players on.

Finally, we managed to bring the game home with a score of 84 - 79. Team Barker is now ready to face Catholic High again in the South Zone Basketball Finals. We are prepared to work as ONE towards victory and to put in our very best as we have always believed ‘ THE BEST IS YET TO BE’!

Team Barker faced Catholic High on Monday,11th and came away triumphant with a score of 62-54, thus retaining their title as champions.

Wriiten by Jordan Wong, 4H2


Watch our Basketball Team in action

Friday, 12 April 2013

Literati: Literary and Arts Festival


ACS (Barker Road) staged its inaugural literary and arts festival in March. Dubbed ‘Literati’, with reference to intellectuals who read and comment upon Literature, the festival lasted from Monday, 4th March to Thursday, 14th March.

The festival consisted of a variety of events and ‘happenings’ over the course of nine school days, including two ‘showcase’ events, namely a Poetry Slam Final, involving Secondary Two students, and a Story Telling Final for Secondary One students.  The ‘happenings’ consisted of ‘Flash Mobs’, spontaneous events that took place at the canteen during morning recesses, as well as the opening ceremony itself, which was also a ‘Flash Mob’. Other highlights included three film screenings, featuring ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘A Knight’s Tale’ and ‘The King’s Speech’, two Book Trails, where students from Secondary One and Two displayed their creative responses to their Literature texts, namely ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ and ‘The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas’ respectively, and a talk on ‘Telltale: Eleven Stories’ by Gwee Li Sui and Jeffrey Lim for our Secondary Three Literature students.

During the course of the festival, teachers and students were also introduced to a ‘Quote of the Day’ during morning assembly, by way of providing everyone with some food for thought before they embarked on the day ahead.

The objective of the festival was to provide students with a variety of events and activities that would help to change their perception of Literature, so that they would no longer see it as just an academic subject but as something that everyone can enjoy and pursue on a regular basis, irrespective of whether they study Literature or not.


Thursday, 11 April 2013

Principal's Message: 10th Letter to Parents


Principal's Message 2013: 10th Letter to Parents. Link

Monday, 8 April 2013

School Graduation Certificates for Sec 4 Express (Students who Graduated in 2012)

School Graduation Certificates (SGC), GCE O-Level Certificates for SEC 4 Express (Students who Graduated in 2012) are ready for collection at the School General Office.


Collection Period: Mondays - Fridays (excluding Public Holidays)

Collection Time: 9 am to 12 pm, 2 pm - 4 pm.

Please bring along your NRIC for verification purpose.



If you not able to collect it yourself, please authorize a proxy to collect on your behalf.
Documents to be produced:

1) Letter of authorization

2) A photocopy of the proxy's NRIC (both sides)

3) A photocopy of the student's NRIC (both sides)

The appointed proxy is required to produce his/her original NRIC at the school when requested.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Principal's Message: 9th Letter to Parents


Principal's Message 2013: 9th Letter to Parents. Link

Monday, 1 April 2013

Secondary 2 Meet The Parents and Sec 3(2014) Subject Options Briefing


Presentation slides for Secondary 2 Meet The Parents and Sec 3(2014) Subject Options Briefing held on 13 March 2013 at Mrs Lee Choon Guan Concert Hall. Link

Answers to questions raised via SMS during the Panel Discussion. Link

NAPFA Test and E-Learning Day 2013


Letter to Parents on NAPFA Test and E-Learning Day. Link

Principal's Message: 8th Letter to Parents




Principal's Message 2013: 8th Letter to Parents. Link

Monday, 25 March 2013

Principal's Message: 7th Letter to Parents



Principal's Message 2013: 7th Letter to Parents. Link

Monday, 18 March 2013

School Graduation Certificate for Sec 4NA / Sec 5NA (Students who Graduated in 2012)


School Graduation Certificate (SGC), 'N' / 'O' Level Certificates for SEC 4NA / Sec 5NA (Students who Graduated in 2012) are ready for collection at the School General Office.
Collection Period: Mondays - Fridays (excluding Public Holidays)
Collection Time: 9am to 12pm, 2pm - 4pm.
Please bring along your NRIC for verification purpose.

If you not able to collect it yourself, please authorize a proxy to collect on your behalf.
Documents to be produced:
1) Letter of authorization
2) A photocopy of the proxy's NRIC (both sides)
3) A photocopy of the student's' NRIC (both sides)

The appointed proxy is required to produce his/her original NRIC at the school when requested.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Registration for Father-and-Son Trip to Siem Reap


Letter and registration form for Father-and-Son Trip to Siem Reap. Link

If you are participating in the trip, please fill in the registration form, together with the full payment in cheque and drop it off in the box marked “Dads for Life@Barker’s OCIP Cambodia Trip June 2013” in the General Office by Friday, 15th March 2013.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

ACS(BR) Gala Dinner 2013 - "A Grand Endeavour"


Gala Dinner Paper - A Grand Endeavour Link

Monday, 18 February 2013

Principal's Message: 5th Letter to Parents


Principal's Message 2013: 5th Letter to Parents. Link

ACS (Barker Road) Annual Cross Country Championships


The ACS (Barker Rd) Annual Cross Country Championships, to be held at Dalbergia Green, East Coast Park, is the school's way of promoting healthy living in a fun and competitive way through mass participation. With the inclusion of the iGantry electronic timing system this year, the event will undergo an exciting makeover with Inter-Class and Inter-CCA elements being added to the traditional Inter-House competition format. We hope to encourage your sons to participate actively by trying their very best during the meet to win glory for their Class, CCA and House. To prepare for the meet, do get your son to begin actively training for it. The competition route is exactly the same as that of the previous years. Your son can refer to the route map which is put up on the entrance of the PE Department for more information.



Meet Details:
Date: 15 March (Friday)
Time: 0730 - 1100 am
Venue: Dalbergia Green, Carpark D1, East Coast Park
Distance: Approximately 3.5km

Friday, 15 February 2013

Presentation Slides: Sec 1 Meet-The-Parents on 15/2/2013


Presentation slides for Sec 1 Meet-The-Parents session on 15th Feb 2013, 5 pm to 7 pm.

1. Presentation by Mr Peter Tan (Principal) at Concert Hall. Link
2. Presentation on subjects at Classrooms. Link

MOE Excel Fest 2013



MOE Excel Fest: Invitation Letter to Parents Link

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Change of ACS(BR) Homecoming Time from 6 pm to 4 pm


ACS(BR) Homecoming time has been changed from 6 - 7 pm to 4 - 6 pm.


Amended Message and Poster:

Dear all,

We will be holding our ACS(BR) Homecoming on 2nd March at 6pm 4pm at the Canteen. It's just a time to mingle and meet up with friends and teachers, both past and present who turn up - so invite all to come join us so that it will truly be a meaningful time together as we celebrate Founder's Day. 

Come home to ACS(BR). Attached is our ACS(BR) Homecoming poster. Link

Please feel free to email to all and sundry, put on Facebook, print it on your t-shirt and publicise it anyway you can. Tell others as you meet up over the long Chinese New Year ...

This year's programme will be helmed by the cohort of 2012 and we hope to get subsequent batches to own this each year! 

Past batches who are keen to come onboard are always welcome to chip in - with pies, goodies and any other form of contribution.  

Hope to see you there :)

Mrs Aw Meng Yin
Vice-Principal

Friday, 8 February 2013

ACS(BR) Homecoming on Saturday, 2nd March 2013 at 6pm ACS(BR) Campus


Dear all,

We will be holding our ACS(BR) Homecoming on 2nd March at 6pm 4pm at the Canteen. It's just a time to mingle and meet up with friends and teachers, both past and present who turn up - so invite all to come join us so that it will truly be a meaningful time together as we celebrate Founder's Day. 

Come home to ACS(BR). Attached is our ACS(BR) Homecoming poster. Link

Please feel free to email to all and sundry, put on Facebook, print it on your t-shirt and publicise it anyway you can. Tell others as you meet up over the long Chinese New Year ...

This year's programme will be helmed by the cohort of 2012 and we hope to get subsequent batches to own this each year! 

Past batches who are keen to come onboard are always welcome to chip in - with pies, goodies and any other form of contribution.  

Hope to see you there :)

Mrs Aw Meng Yin
Vice-Principal

Thursday, 7 February 2013

School Family Education: Marriage Convention 2013


Dear ACS(BR) Staff and Parents,

Marriage Convention 2013 

We would like to encourage you to sign up for Marriage Convention 2013. Although it is $12 per person and $16 per couple, you can claim the cost of the tickets under School Family Education funding. 

All you need to do is to submit the original receipt or the ticket stubs as proof of purchase attention Ms Ezzati at the General Office at least within a week of the end of the event. We will take note of your submission and make the claim on your behalf. Please do remember to leave behind your name and contact number.

Marriage Convention 2013 will be held on 16 & 17 March 2013 (Saturday & Sunday). 

You may go to http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/radio/marriage-convention-2013 for more information on Marriage Convention and ticket sales. 


Thank you.


ACS(BR)

Monday, 4 February 2013

Principal's Message: 3rd Letter to Parents

Principal's Message 2013: 3rd Letter to Parents. Link

Principal's Message: 4th Letter to Parents

Principal's Message 2013: 4th Letter to Parents. Link

Thursday, 17 January 2013

ECHOes 2012: Quotes from Class of 2012


ECHOes 2012: Quotes from Class of 2012 Link

Presentation Slides: Sec 4 & 5 Meet-The-Parents on 16/1/2013


Presentation slides for Sec 4 & 5 Meet-The-Parents session on 16th Jan 2013, 5 pm to 7 pm at Mrs Lee Choon Guan Concert Hall.  Link

Friday, 11 January 2013

Principal's Message 2013: 2nd Letter to Parents


Principal's Message 2013: 2nd Letter to Parents. Link

Presentation Slides: 2012 O-Level Results


2012 O-Level Results for ACS(BR), Presentation Slides. Link

Released on: Thursday, 10 January, 2 pm.
Venue: Auditorium
Presented by: Mr Peter Tan (Principal)

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Presentation Slides: Sec 3 Meet-The-Parents on 9/1/2013


Presentation slides for Sec 3 Meet-The-Parents session on 9th Jan 2013, 5 pm to 7:15 pm at Concert Hall.

1. Presentation by Mr Peter Tan (Principal). Link
2. Presentation by Mrs Alice Wang (Sec 3 Level Dean). Link
3. Introduction to C21@ACS(BR) 2013, Part 1. Link
4. Introduction to C21@ACS(BR) 2013, Part 2. Link


Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Release of GCE O-Level Results 2012

 
The 2012 GCE O-Level results will be released at 2pm on Thursday, 10 January 2013 at the School Auditorium. All students collecting results are to report to school in proper school attire, haircut and footwear. There will be a Thanksgiving Service at the Sanctuary from 12:00pm - 1:30pm. All students and parents are encouraged to come and join us for the Thanksgiving Service before the release of the results. 

Thank you,
ACS(BR)

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Principal's Message 2013: 1st Letter to Parents


Principal's Message 2013: 1st Letter to Parents. Link