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MALACCA ANGLO CHINESE SCHOOL CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2011

Monday January 3, 2011
One more for the ‘Centenary Club’

MALACCA: Another school in the state achieved the distinction of becoming a member of the ‘Centenary Club’.

SK Methodist ACS which was previously known as Malacca’s Anglo Chinese School joined a handful of century-old schools like the Malacca High School, St. Francis Institution, Sacred Heart Convent, Infant Jesus Convent and the Methodist Girls School.
Original premise: A private residence along Heeren Street with seven a student enrolment that sparked SMK Methodist ACS start.

The school’s humble beginning can be traced from Jan 24, 1910 at a private residence of a Chinese gentleman in Heeren Street, now known as Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock.

The school will commemorate its historic milestone with a grand reunion dinner at its compound grounds of Jalan Tengkera on March 5, 2011. Themed: ‘Renewing old ties and establishing new ones’, the gathering is expected to witness the attendance of close to one thousand former students, teachers, staff and supporters.
Stately: The current school building is a high profile landmark in Tengkera

SK Methodist ACS principal Lee Bun Chuan said unlike other establishments which normally observe historic milestones in the very year they reach it, the school is fulfilling the passing of 100 years before embarking on its commemorative celebrations.

The school which is located in Tengkera, has 700 primary and secondary students housed in separate buildings jointly served by 75 teaching staff.