Leadership changes at three ACS schools

THERE will be leadership changes at three Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) units with effect from December 2007.

Three people will be involved – Mr Ng Eng Chin, Mr Peter Tan and Mrs Kathryn Koh.

Announcing this, Mr Tan Wah Thong, Chairman of the Anglo-Chinese Schools Board of Governors (ACSBOG), said Mr Ng, Principal of ACS (Barker Road), will join ACS (International) Jakarta as Principal.

Mr Peter Tan, Principal of ACS (Junior), will take over Mr Ng’s position as Principal of ACS (Barker Road), while Mrs Koh, who was the Vice-Principal of ACS (Barker Road), has been appointed Principal of ACS (Junior).

Mr Ng has served in the leadership position at ACS (Barker Road) for the last 14 years. He is an Old Boy who had a complete 12 years of education at ACS, starting his career in the Education Service as a teacher in 1984 with the then Anglo-Chinese Secondary School.

Mr Tan Wah Thong said: “The ACSBOG wishes to place on record its appreciation and thanks to Mr Ng Eng Chin for his 23 years of dedicated and committed service to the ACS schools in Singapore. We also wish him God’s blessings as he continues his service at ACS (International) Jakarta.”

Mr Peter Tan has been the Principal of ACS (Junior) since November 1999. Prior to this appointment, he was a Senior Curriculum Specialist at the Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education. While at the ministry, he was awarded a postgraduate scholarship and obtained his Masters of Arts (Curriculum Design) from the University of Ohio, the US.

In 1999, he was awarded the Commendation Medal, a National Day award, for his contributions to the Education Service.

Having studied at ACS (Junior), ACS (Secondary) and Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC), Mr Tan is a true-blue ACSian. He taught at ACS (Secondary) from 1984 to 1986 and Anderson Junior College from 1988 to 1991. He is an active member of Barker Road Methodist Church and has served the church in various leadership positions.

Said Mr Tan Wah Thong: “We are certain and confident that he is able to lead ACS (Barker Road) towards greater heights of success.”

Mrs Koh, an Old Girl of the ACJC class of 1983, has been with the ACS Family of Schools since 1989 when she joined ACJC as a teacher in the English department. She moved on to head the English and Aesthetics Department at ACS (Barker Road) in January 2002, and subsequently assumed the position of Vice-Principal in December 2004.

She completed the six-month Leadership in Education Programme at the National Institute of Education recently in preparation for her appointment as principal.

Mr Tan Wah Thong said that Mrs Koh is known for her commitment to providing an education that remains true to Bishop Oldham’s vision of Academic Achievement, Strength of Character, Christian Values and Services.