VisionTo be Bicultural Scholar and Honourable Leader through Humanities.
MissionTo nurture responsible, independent learners and thinkers with a global outlook through an authentic and generative Humanities-based tasks and issues.
HUMANITIES SEMINAR SERIES
Everest and Beyond by Mr Matt Dickinson (4 March 2015)
National Geographic and Discovery Channel film-maker Mr Matt Dickinson talks about the joys of reaching the top of the world and how global warming is affecting climbers today. An interactive question and answer session was held between Mr Dickinson and our students, where he answered some burning questions from the audience.
|Mr Matt Dickinson sharing his personal stories||Rich Q&A between students and Mr Dickinson|
|Token of appreciation for his time and sincerity in sharing his rich life experience||Students forming long queues for Mr Dickinson’s book, The Everest Files and his autograph.|
|Exchange of gifts between EOS and AHS||Students trying their hand with Earth Girl 2|
|Token of appreciation given to our guest speakers||Engaging our students with their professional sharing|
HUMANITIES WEEK (6-14 APRIL 2015)
|Students from Anglican High School in Action||Students from Dunman High School and Cedar Girls' School in Action|
AHS WORLD WATER DAY
|Group photo by winners of the Water Conservation Animation Competition 2014-2015||Chairman of the School Management Board, Mr Chan, and Principal, Mdm Maureen Lee with officers from PUB|
Siow Miow Yew Challenge 2013
An inter-disciplinary competition where Lower and Upper Secondary students pitted their intelligence against their respective cohorts, showing which class was most well-read on things related to the Humanities.
Winner of 2013 Upper secondary SMY Challenge
Lower secondary students engaged with the SMY Challenge
Lower Seletar Water Trail
This is the second year that AHS is adopting the Lower Seletar Reservoir and our Secondary 3 students did us proud by conducting training for students from other school to be facilitators of the ABC Water Trail.
Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for National Development and Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower, gracing the opening ceremony of the 2013 ABC Water Trail at Lower Seletar Reservoir.
Mrs NC Koh, Geography teacher, giving instructions to student facilitators
Humanities Seminar Series is into its 2nd year. This year we are honoured to have invited 4 prestigious speakers who came and inspired our students and teachers with their generous sharing and ignited our interest in the fields that they are passionate about. Our first speaker was Mr Marcus Lim, historian artist. The next speaker was Singapore’s renown archaeologist, Mr Lim Chen Sian. The 3rd speaker was Mr Ivan Kwan, winner of the National Blogger Award 2013 and nature conservationist. The last speaker was Mr Jerrold Yam, Singapore’s youngest poet with the most number of published poetry books like Chasing Curtained Suns and the Scattered Vertebrae. He had mostly kindly agreed to share his works with the students during his summer break from University College London.
Lim as they have given the correct answer to sharing on conservation of nature in Singapore.
his mysterious number question
student school and cluster
This Humanities Series was started in 2012, when Anglican High School’s Humanities Department wanted to further deepen our students’ interest in the Humanities by tapping on the expert knowledge of professionals in fields related to the Humanities. These professionals would share their insights and relevance of learning the Humanities to the real world. To facilitate close interaction between the guest speaker and our students, the number of students allowed to attend this seminar is capped between 40 – 100, depending on the popularity of the topic. Students signed up voluntarily on a first-come-first served basis and the response since February has been heartening. Our first speaker was Mr Jason Chin, a young entrepreneur who shared the importance of going global and always having keeping an open heart and mind if one would like to succeed in the business world. Our second speaker was Associate Professor Kalyani Chatterjea who shared her professional knowledge on flooding in urban areas. Our most distinguished speaker in April was Minister of State, Brigadier General Tan Chuan Jin, who shared with us the juggling act the government has to maintain between development and preserving our national heritage. With these three successful seminars, the Humanities Department is heartened and will continue reaching out to professionals with significant insights to enhance our students’ knowledge and passion for the humanities.
History Through Arts
This module was piloted with the Secondary 1 CHAMPS PLUS students to provide them with greater depth and breadth in historical concepts and significance of national monuments in a country’s history. The case study done by the students in 2013 was the Bubiyan statues.
National Stamp Collecting Competition
This year, four teams participated in the annual National Stamp Collecting Competition (NSCC) organized by the Singapore Philatelic Museum. This is the ninth year of our participation and the first time we have sent our Secondary 1 students to compete in this event. After months of brainstorming and selecting the best stamps to showcase our research, we have clinched 1 Silver and 3 Bronze awards from among 525 entries.
Students receiving the NSCC Award
The experience was indeed a truly memorable and meaningful one as students have learnt to apply the skill of research through stamps while honing their skill of writing, as each group was required to submit a 16-page write-up of their chosen theme and accompany their stories with various types of stamps.
After months of research and editing, the entry from the Silver-award team was finally chosen to be displayed at The Singapore Philatelic Museum from 31 Aug to 15 Sep 2013 for public viewing.
Raffles Mock UN Conference
Fourteen Secondary 3 students took part in the Raffles Mock UN Conference (RMUN). Although we did not clinch any award, it was an interesting process to be discussing issues at an ‘international’ platform where students have to observe UN protocol and decorum.
Students taking on roles as diplomats from Azerbaijan and Israel
Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Competition
In the month of April, our debaters in Speaker’s Club attended the Singapore Secondary School Debate Competition. It is an annual national secondary school debate competition, co-organized by Debate Association (Singapore) and Julia Gabriel’s. A strong achievement for these first timers who are 14 years old and competing against Upper Secondary students from other schools, with one of our student coming in top 11th Debater in Div III.
Students posing with Julia Gabriel at the Award Ceremony