When students serve God in church, excel in school and have great relationships with their families at the same time, these three aspects form a stable tripod that allows them to reach their full potential in life.
Since the Academic Excellence (AE) Programme was launched in 2005, we have seen students improving in their grades, coming in top in their schools and growing in curiosity and confidence as they apply the principles of AE.
Come join us as we hold our annual AE Open House. Following a message on the topic, there will be a special reception where we can discuss your child/student’s academic progress and answer your questions about AE.
Let us partner together to help our youths excel. We look forward to seeing you!
Our Heart of God Church AE Programme received a glowing feature on The Straits Times.
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Secondary School/JC students taking ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level examinations are required to fulfill a 20-hour study rule before attending church services. Those who do not fulfill their Study Rule will be asked to complete it before participating in any activity. All other students are also encouraged to study at least 15 hours per week outside of regular school hours.
We also encourage parents to monitor their child’s revision as we work hand in hand to help students excel.
To ensure that our students balance their commitments in church and school, students are required to meet certain grade requirements during examination periods in order to continue serving in leadership and ministry.
For 'O' Levels, one must score a minimum of 20 points for L1R5 in order to serve in leadership and 25 points to serve in ministry. For 'A' Levels, one must score a minimum of all 'C's in order to serve in leadership and ministry.
We further encourage and motivate our youth to excel by celebrating their results with them. Each year, our Academic Excellence programme rewards those who have scored at least 200 points for PSLE, 20 points and below for O Levels and entry into any one of our three local universities for A Levels.
Over the past few years, we have given away prizes in the form of cash, vouchers, iPads, iPhones, iPods, Apple Watches and so on to encourage our youth. In the first five years of our AE programme alone, we gave out more than $70,000 worth of prizes.
In addition, we give out awards to the Top All-Rounder Student and Most Improved Student each year, giving recognition to success and hard work.
After a decade of teaching students that they can do well and do good in the tripod of their life (church, studies, family), those that have correctly and faithfully applied the principles of the Academic Excellence program are indeed doing good and doing well at the same time. Some are doctors, lawyers, business professionals, and top students.
These are some of those testimonies from people who came to HOGC when they were youths and have been through more than 10 years of AE teachings by Pastor Tan Seow How.
"We knew that we were doing the right thing when we started teaching Academic Excellence years ago, but now, we see the fruits." - Tan Seow How