The first ever get-together of ACS (Barker Road) Old Boys!

On 03 July 2004, some 300 old boys of ACS (Barker Road) gathered at the Lee Kong Chian Auditorium for a reunion, and to honour the mentors and teachers who made a difference in their lives.

The evening began with a moment of prayer as we thanked God for His precious blessings on this very special school. Throughout the night, speeches and performances kept everyone entertained. The slide show of the old campus brought back fond memories, and the sight of many familiar faces that we had not seen in years overjoyed us.

Gracing the occasion were our teachers and mentors, Mr Ng Eng Chin (Principal), Mrs Siow Yim Kheng and Miss Nachimutttu Pillay. They were each presented with a special token for all the years they have guided and made an impact on the lives of many, ever since ACS (Barker Road) was established in 1996.

Another highlight of the night was the laying of seven time capsules one for each graduating cohort of students. Items in the capsule included old exercise books, souvenirs from each Graduation Night and bible verses for each year. The climax of the night was the lighting and passing on of candles.

With the lighting beginning with the teachers and ending with the youngest batch of graduates, the hall with hundreds of flickering candles was soon a sight to behold. As always, we ended the night with the school anthem, which some of us have not sung for a while. And to round up the nostalgic evening, a commemorative booklet and other souvenirs were distributed to all.

Many left that night still reminiscing over the bonds and old friendships that had been rekindled. Indeed, for many ACSians including myself, we have been touched and changed, for ACS (Barker Road) is about spirit. One In Spirit!

Matthew Tan

ACS (Barker Road) 1996 1999


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