"Serve one another humbly and in love"

- Galatians 5:13

This theme verse, chosen for the 130th Anniversary of Anglo-Chinese Schools in Singapore, reflects the spirit of humble service and giving that is very much a part of the ACS heritage. Our Foundation has worked with all the ACS schools in Singapore, supporting programs in areas that have been categorized and jointly identified as common priorities of the ACS family that also include the communities we interact with and the people around us.

OUR IMPACT

6

SCHOOLS

9774

STUDENTS

1870

TEACHERS

561

COMMUNITIES

SPECIAL NEEDS

The Methodist Church has always viewed a ministry of education highly, and no child is left behind. As many as 25-30% of our boys at primary level alone have one or more diagnosed learning or behavioural challenges. ACSF acts as a critical bridge for financial assistance to provide specialized teacher education and hiring of relevant professionals and counsellors. It also funds learning support through additional specialist staffing, customized training and tailored materials and resources. As a result , many of our special needs students are able to complete Primary Six and move on to further their education.
 

STUDENT ENRICHMENT

ACSF has been responding to the schools’ request to supplement Student Academic, Cultural and Co-curricular Activities (CCA) and Skills Enhancement so as to provide our students with greater diversity and quality of resources. We hope to give the student as many opportunities as possible to explore and excel in various fields of sports, the arts and innovation.
 

SOCIAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Since our inception, we have disbursed over $500,000 to student organizations in the 6 ACS schools in Singapore in support of their respective Values-In-Action (VIA) initiatives with numerous partner Volunteer Welfare Organizations (VWOs) and helped fund the schools’ student - led community welfare initiatives and community outreach projects.
 

LIFE SKILLS, EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER COUNSELLING

ACSF supports the schools to deliver fundamental 21st Century skills to build up future servant-leaders through dedicated educational and professional resources, including career guidance and admissions counselling. We also support Teachers’ Continuous Education & Skills Upgrading.
 

STUDENT GRANTS, AWARDS & BURSARIES

ACSF steps in to help sponsor students when the individual ACS schools are unable to cover them through other available financial assistance schemes, such as in times of emergencies arising from unexpected changes in family situations. We may also provide annual stipends covering basic educational necessities and supplementary academic programme fees

Since 2020, several Awards and Bursaries have been set up through the ACS Foundation.

Lim Teow Lin Bursary
Retired teacher Mr Lim Teow Lin dedicated his lifelong career to the ACS schools and students in primary school, secondary school and Junior College. While not an ACSian student himself, he taught ACSians for over thirty years and retired as an Arts teacher at Anglo-Chinese Junior College. This bursary is currently available only to ACS Barker Road. For enquiries, please check directly with the school.

The Integrity Award – In Memory of Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan
Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan’s impeccable sense of principled integrity led to the setting up of an Integrity Award in his memory. Each year, the six ACS schools in Singapore will determine and recommend the most deserving candidate in their respective schools for this annual cash award.
 

OLDHAM CLUB

Oldham Club is a sports and community outreach arm of ACSOBA run by a group of dedicated volunteers, using various sports as the medium to build character through mentorship and reinforcing the positive values of sportsmanship to create a community. Volunteers act as befrienders, mentors, guides and coaches to youth of all ages, financial backgrounds, education and sporting abilities. The main objective of the Club is for ACS alumni to engage, minister to, and guide younger wards (ACS students, alumni or friends of ACS) in the values and traditions of the school. They provide transportation, logistics, equipment, uniforms, food, fees and medication to those under their charge in each sport. ACSF is a supporter of Oldham Rugby and has been their sponsor for several years.
 

ONE ACS CAREER FORUM

Since 2012, this annual event has been an education and life-skills focused forum open to all ACSians and Methodist schools in Singapore. Organised by the ACSOBA and sponsored by ACSF, the Forum is the largest annual flagship ONE ACS event that reaches out to all our local ACS units and seeks to strengthen the bonds within the ACS family. It features ACS alumni speakers across a wide spectrum of traditional and non-traditional professions, as well as conducting local tertiary institution admissions sessions and interviewing skills workshops. In 2019, there were over 40 alumni speakers and moderators across 15 diverse professional disciplines highlighted varied pathways to successful and fulfilling career options. ACSF sponsors this event annually.
 

MR & MRS EARNEST LAU MEMORIAL LECTURES

Given that the management, staff and student leaders of ACS and other Methodist schools play critical roles in nurturing and guiding our students, the ACS Board of Governors decided, in 2019, to put together a lecture series where they can glean insights, information and inspiration, for them to grow, impact and positively influence our educational landscape. The lecture series is supported by the ACS Foundation as its presenting sponsor. For many ACSians, Mr and Mrs Earnest Lau will be fondly remembered for the pivotal roles they played in the ACS family of schools. Mr Lau started his teaching career in ACS in 1955 and also served as school principal from 1977 to 1983. Many would remember him for his charismatic leadership as well as his great influence and impact on thousands of ACSians. Mrs Lau was also a great inspiration to her students as she motivated and taught them. She too served as principal of ACS (Junior). Both Mr and Mrs Lau embodied the ACS values and ethos; both were actively involved in the early days of establishing the ACS schools. Our speaker for the inaugural lecture was a distinguished ACS old boy, Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara, Chief Executive Officer of Temasek International. In addition to his illustrious career in various fields and firms, Dilhan was previously on the ACS Board of Governors and a former ACS Foundation Director.
 

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