We believe that students can Do Good and Do Well—excel in school, volunteer in church and have great relationships with their families at the same time.
In 2005, Pastor How launched the Heart of God Church Academic Excellence (AE) programme. Since then, our students have seen significant progress in their grades after applying the AE principles. Many have graduated at the top of their classes, have been awarded scholarships and are now working as doctors, lawyers and professionals in MNCs.
Beyond experiencing academic progress, our students have also developed holistically in skill sets, matured in character, and grown in their capacity to impact the lives of those around them.
"The AE programme is an excellent platform to keep young people motivated, knowing that they are actually able to balance church activities as well as studies and family activities.
I think it is a programme that should be continued, and also I think it’s something that has grown from strength to strength."
Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC
Adviser to the Geylang Serai IRCC
Guest-of-Honour, AE 2017
Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef shares her thoughts about the Heart of God Church Academic Excellence programme.
Our Heart of God Church AE Programme received a glowing feature on The Straits Times.
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Students taking their ‘O’ or ‘A’ Level exams need to complete 20 hours of effective studying weekly, before they are allowed to attend church services. All other students are encouraged to study at least 15 hours on top of regular school hours.
Students taking major exams must meet certain grade requirements to volunteer in ministry and in leadership. For example, ‘O’ level students who wish to volunteer in ministry must score a maximum L1R5 of 25 points or L1R4 of 20 points. Those who wish to serve as leaders must set an example and meet a better grade requirement.
Our premises are open from Tuesdays to Sundays to provide students with a conducive environment for studying. We also provide tuition for some of our leaders. Our tutors include those who benefitted from the AE programme as students and are now giving back to the next generation.
We encourage students who do well for their major exams with prizes such as cash, vouchers and iPods. We also reward our Top All-Rounder Student and Most Improved Student each year with iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches etc. To date, we’ve given out over $75,000 worth of prizes.