ACS (International) Principal to retire at year-end


AFTER MORE THAN FIVE YEARS AT THE HELM, the Rev Dr John Barrett will be retiring at the end of this year as Principal of ACS (International). He will, however, continue to serve on the School Board when Mr Kerr Fulton-Peebles succeeds him on Jan 1, 2010.

An ordained minister, he was the Headmaster of The Leys School (1990-2004). The Leys School is a prestigious Methodist private school in Cambridge, UK founded in 1875 by the Wesleyan Methodist Conference. The affable Rev Dr Barrett is also the current Chairman of the World Methodist Council.

He played a major role in the conceptualisation and the successful launch of ACS (International).

Mr Tan Wah ong, Chairman of the ACS (International) Board of Management, said: “ Thanks to his leadership, dedication and experience, the school has come a long way since it opened its doors in 2005 with about 120 students.”

The current student population stands at about 800. The students’ academic and curricular achievements are impressive and speak well for the ACS brand of holistic education. Added Mr Tan: “ The Rev Dr Barrett has contributed immensely to nurture and produce future leaders and global citizens based on strong fundamental moral values. A hands-on and well-respected educationist, he is viewed with great respect and affection by his teachers and students.

“On behalf of the ACS (International) Board of Management, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Rev Dr John Barrett for his selfless services and wish him all the very best in his retirement.”