ACJC gets top MOE award

ANGLO-CHINESE JUNIOR COLLEGE (ACJC) received eight awards, including the prestigious School Excellence Award, from the Ministry of Education (MOE) this year.

The MOE Masterplan of Awards recognises schools’ efforts in providing a holistic education, and requires schools to have a framework to chart their own progress towards continuous improvement.

The School Excellence Award is the highest and most prestigious award in the MOE Masterplan of Awards, and serves as a mark of excellence for schools that have sustained achievements across a wide spectrum of areas, demonstrating a commitment to excellence.

In recognition of the school’s ability to develop and deploy innovative and effective systems and processes that lead to desired staff and student outcomes, ACJC was also conferred the following awards by the MOE: Best Practice Award (BPA) for Teaching and Learning, BPA for Student All-Round Development and BPA for Staff Well-Being. In addition, ACJC was given the Outstanding Development Award for National Education and the Outstanding Development Award for Character Development, as well as the Sustained Achievement Award for Sports and Sustained Achievement Award for Aesthetics.

The Singapore Quality Class is the certification for overall business excellence standard by SPRING Singapore. ACJC has been awarded the Singapore Quality Class Award that recognises the school’s organisational excellence.

These awards attest to the school’s mission of providing “an all-round education of the highest standards, based on Christian principles and a consciousness of self, others and God”. The philosophy of the school is translated into an all-round curriculum that seeks to develop every ACJC student in the domains of cognitive, physical, aesthetics, social, moral, emotional and in leadership.

Mrs Kelvyna Chan, Principal of ACJC, shared that the entire ACJC community comprising students, staff, parents, alumni, e Methodist Church in Singapore, Board of Governors and supporters contributed towards continuous improvement of the school over the years.

She said: “We are each blessed with a responsibility, a role to play in the area that we have been given. We strive to be good stewards and we never forget that even as we labour, it is God who brings in the harvest.”

An often quoted phrase by the ACJC community is most apt for this occasion: “To God be the glory. e best is yet to be.”


83 preschool staff receive Service Awards

THE METHODIST PRESCHOOL NETWORK held its Get-Together/Service Award presentation at Faith Methodist Church on Sept 30 to honour long-serving staff .

A total of 83 staff members, who have served from fi ve to 40 years, received the award. They epitomised loyalty, steadfastness and commitment.

Bishop Dr Robert Solomon presented the awards and delivered the address to a total of 220 staff and management members.

Central to the award’s theme of “Every Child Matters To Him”, the Bishop highlighted the honoured position of children in the Kingdom of God and the privileged position of those in kindergartens who serve the children of God.

This year also saw the Methodist Preschool Network recognising three of its kindergartens for having attained the SPARK certification of quality from the Ministry of Education. SPARK, or the Singapore Pre-School Accreditation Framework is an accreditation assessment tool which provides a clearer road map for kindergartens to boost standards.

Miss Mabel Wee, Education Secretary of The Methodist Church in Singapore, congratulated Bedok Methodist Church Kindergarten, Faith Kindergarten and Capstone Kindergarten for having achieved an important milestone in their pursuit of excellence and sound practices.

The ceremony ended on this joyous note, and participants proceeded to a time of sharing and fellowship during refreshments.

Ava Wang is the Principal of Bedok Methodist Church Kindergarten.