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