Welcome to 2020 Sec 1 Students and Parents

Congratulations on your posting to ACS (Barker Road) to commence your secondary school education. It will be a new phase of your development and we are happy to welcome you to be part of the family.


Registration (23 Dec 2019, 8:30am to 25 Dec 2019, 11:59 pm)

Please do the online registration following the steps below:

1. Go to http://go.gov.sg/acsbr2020s1reg.

2. Complete all fields.

The online registration portal will open on Monday 23 December 2019 from 8:30 am onward.

Please complete the registration latest by Wednesday 25 December 2019 11:59 pm.


Briefing for all Sec 1 students and parents

There will be a briefing for all Sec 1 Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) stream students and their parents at 8:30am on Monday 23 December 2019 at the school auditorium. You may also purchase textbooks and school uniforms on that day.

Briefing slides can be found at this LINK.

Start of School 2020 - Important Information for Students and Parents

To ensure you are well prepared for the start of your Secondary school journey with us, please note the following information.


Reporting & Dismissal Time and Venue

Daily reporting time: You should be at assembly grounds by 7:35 am every day except Wednesdays when you should be at assembly grounds by 8:35am. School starts at 7:40am sharp every day except Wednesdays when school starts at 8:40am.

Reporting venue: Tennis courts (good weather) / Classrooms (inclement weather)

*Note that classrooms for Sec 1 are on Level 4 of the Secondary school academic block.


Dismissal time:

2:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

1:30 pm on Fridays (Muslim students are dismissed at 12:30pm for Friday prayers at the mosques)


Depending on your child's / ward's involvement in CCAs / Academic Coaching / school programmes such as Learning Journeys, Values-In-Action, etc, he may have a different dismissal time on affected days.


School Uniform and Badge

Students are to report in their school uniform on the first day of school.

They may purchase their uniform on 23 and 26 December 2019 from 9 am to 4 pm at the secondary school canteen. Please refer to the section below on "Sale of Uniforms" for more information.

The ACS badge and ACS(BR) socks are part of the school uniform and can be purchased from the school bookshop. Do note however, that a badge will be presented to your son/ward on the first day of school during the Welcome Service.

Shoes should be white-based with white shoe laces.


Appearance

Students are to report to school with hair that is short and neatly combed.

The back and side of the hair is to be sloped and should not touch the ears and collars.

The fringe should not touch the eyebrows when pulled down.

No gel, wax or any sort of hair product should be used.

Extreme or fanciful hairstyles and coloured hair will not be tolerated and the student will be sent home to rectify it immediately.

Sec 1 Orientation Programme

To orientate our new Sec 1 students, the Sec 1 Orientation programme will be held on 2 and 3 January 2020.

Please note that they will be dismissed at 2:30 pm on 2 Jan 2020 and 1:30 pm on 3 Jan 2020.


Sec 1 Meet-The-Parents and CCA Open House

This would be held on 3 January 2020 (Friday) and the details are as follows:


2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Informal meeting with Form Teachers in your son’s classroom

(Level 4 of Secondary school academic block)


3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Address by Principal, Mr Loo Ming Yaw, at Mrs Lee Choon Guan Concert Hall


4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

CCA Open House at Tan Chin Tuan Sports Hall.

Please refer to the CCA booths layout on this LINK.

Booths selling Chromebooks will be setup at the side of the Canteen facing the church.

Sec 1 CCA Registration Matters

CCA selection trial dates for Sec 1 Students

Please refer to this LINK for the CCA trials schedule.

Note: There will be no trials scheduled during Sec 1 Orientation Camp (6th - 9th Jan)


Online CCA registration for Sec 1 Students

Students must attend the trials for the CCAs they are interested in before signing up. Students will be assessed on suitability for the CCA during the trials.

Sec 1 CCA registration will be done on this LINK between 29th Jan 2020, 8am to 31st Jan 2020, 5pm.

Sec 1 CCA registration Process:

1. Select 3 CCA choices in order of preference (1 for 1st choice and so on).

2. Allocation of CCA will depend on your interest (your CCA choice ranking), attitude and aptitude (selection trial results). Please attend CCA selection trials before you make your CCA choices in order for the school to allocate the most suitable CCA for you.

3. You may opt to sign up for Christian Society or Media Resource as a SECOND CCA together with a MAIN CCA.

Should you have any queries, please email Mr Alvin Lim at lim_kar_keng_alvin@acsbr.moe.edu.sg.

Purchase of Books

The booklist can be downloaded from this LINK. The bookshop will be open from Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays) from 9 am to 3 pm & 28th Dec (Saturday) from 9 am to 12 pm.

Sale of Uniforms

You may purchase your son's uniform from the school uniform vendor, Bibi & Baba. They will be based in school (next to Crossroads located at the secondary side of the school canteen) on 23 and 26 December 2019 from 9 am to 4 pm. After the above dates, you can purchase the uniforms at the following address:

Bibi & Baba,

#02-28, Far East Shopping Centre

545 Orchard Road,

Singapore 238882

For made to measure, please call 6271 9248 (Main line) for operating hours and made to measure appointment before visiting 213 Henderson Road, #01-12, Singapore 159553.

More information can be found on the Bibi & Baba website.

Chromebooks

Your son is required to purchase a chromebook for the school's 1:1 Learning. You can find more details about the chromebook purchase at this LINK. For your convenience, the school has invited some chromebook vendors to set up booths in the Primary School Canteen during the CCA Open House on 3 Jan. Parents should not feel compelled to purchase their chromebooks from these vendors. You are free to purchase the chromebook via any source, e.g. online or from other retailers. You are also advised to compare prices and specifications before committing to the purchase.

However, if you are purchasing from the vendors coming to school, please finalise your chromebook purchase by 17 Jan so that the device can be delivered by Term 2. The school will then proceed to install the software on the chromebook. If you have purchased the chromebook from elsewhere, you will also need to send the chromebook in for the installation of the software. Further details will be given at a later date. 1:1 Learning for the Sec 1s will commence from 25th March 2020 and students should bring their chromebooks to school daily for their learning.

Once again, we want to welcome you to ACS (Barker Road) . The next few years will be a time of growing and development for our young men. It will be interesting and exciting as we see each become an ACS Gentleman, for we know that The Best Is Yet To Be!


Mr Loo Ming Yaw

Principal