Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

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Blinglingzing
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Re: Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

Post by Blinglingzing » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:49 am

This year was one of the toughest ever... odds for 2B SC<1km was 55% - 47 applicants for 26 spots.
Basically the uptake in Phase 1 and 2A were unusually high - dunno if its due to covid (people staying further away also choose to play it safe?) or simply that ACS alumni / parents were unusually reproductive in the horse year with baby boys!

Wouldn’t put it past for 2C odds to drop to 30-40%... since it looks like same number of applicants for half the number of places...

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Re: Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

Post by Blinglingzing » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:09 am

Hi fellow parents,
Am seeking out enrichment classes to occupy my kid for the afternoon (after school and before we come home at dinner time) ... any recommendations for enrichment classes nearby pls (preferably ones that my helper can bring him to by public transport / short cab ride / walking distance)?

Alternatively, any feedback on the school based student care centre? Is it mostly playing (like a daycare)? Do they give them any enrichment help with math / English / Chinese?

Thanks!

Davischew
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Re: Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

Post by Davischew » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:27 am

Blinglingzing wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:09 am
Hi fellow parents,
Am seeking out enrichment classes to occupy my kid for the afternoon (after school and before we come home at dinner time) ... any recommendations for enrichment classes nearby pls (preferably ones that my helper can bring him to by public transport / short cab ride / walking distance)?

Alternatively, any feedback on the school based student care centre? Is it mostly playing (like a daycare)? Do they give them any enrichment help with math / English / Chinese?

Thanks!
The school-based centre (Epworth) is a basic student care, with no mandatory tuition and homework supervision. You can try Learning Leap, they will fetch the boys from school and send them to the student care. It's more structured with tuition and homework supervision daily, but more expensive.

Blinglingzing
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Re: Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

Post by Blinglingzing » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:00 pm

Thanks David!
Davischew wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:27 am
Blinglingzing wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:09 am
Hi fellow parents,
Am seeking out enrichment classes to occupy my kid for the afternoon (after school and before we come home at dinner time) ... any recommendations for enrichment classes nearby pls (preferably ones that my helper can bring him to by public transport / short cab ride / walking distance)?

Alternatively, any feedback on the school based student care centre? Is it mostly playing (like a daycare)? Do they give them any enrichment help with math / English / Chinese?

Thanks!
The school-based centre (Epworth) is a basic student care, with no mandatory tuition and homework supervision. You can try Learning Leap, they will fetch the boys from school and send them to the student care. It's more structured with tuition and homework supervision daily, but more expensive.

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Re: Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

Post by F3parent » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:29 am

Documenting for future aspirants the ratio's for this year for ACSJ (2020)

2B
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26 places
47 SG citizens within 1KM

2C
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25 places
39 sg citizens within 1KM

advice to future parents: don't waste your chance on ACSJ unless you are within 1KM (even for 2B) :)
ACSJ's amazing principal, newer facilities, and better focus on discipline are making it as popular as ACSP
Feel extremely blessed to get a spot :)


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Re: Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

Post by Estéema » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:36 am

F3parent wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:29 am


Feel extremely blessed to get a spot :)
:congrats: Hopr your son hv a great experience in ACS Family bonding!

F3parent
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Re: Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

Post by F3parent » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:08 am

Estéema wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:36 am
F3parent wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:29 am


Feel extremely blessed to get a spot :)
:congrats: Hopr your son hv a great experience in ACS Family bonding!
Thank you!
yes! can't wait :)

chocpockie
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Re: Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

Post by chocpockie » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:22 pm

F3parent wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:08 am
Estéema wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:36 am
F3parent wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:29 am


Feel extremely blessed to get a spot :)
:congrats: Hopr your son hv a great experience in ACS Family bonding!
Thank you!
yes! can't wait :)
Welcome to the ACS Family! :rahrah:

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