Three more school houses named after ACS
THREE prominent Anglo-Chinese
School (ACS) Old Boys, Tan Sri Dr Tan Chin Tuan, Dr Lee Seng Gee
and Dr Shaw Vee Meng, have been honoured by the ACS Board of Governors
with the naming of the three ACS school houses after them.
They are the Chairman of The Tan Foundation, The Lee Foundation and The Shaw Foundation respectively.
With the addition of the three houses, all the six ACS schools, which have the same house system, will now have eight houses each. They are: Oldham House, Thoburn House, Tan Kah Kee House, Goh Hood Keng House, Cheong Koon Seng House, Tan Chin Tuan House, Lee Seng Gee House and Shaw Vee Meng House.
The ACS houses were first inaugurated in 1929 and were named after distinguished people who had contributed significantly to ACS. The aims of the house system are to promote and develop clean and keen competition in sports both individually and among the houses. Lately the houses' competitive activities have been expanded to include community and social service, debates, arts and public speaking.
The Chairman of ACS Board of Governors, Mr Tan Wah Thong, said that these three distinguished Old Boys have contributed much to the development of all the ACS schools. "We are very grateful to them and are extremely happy to bestow on them the honour of naming the three school houses after them," he said.