Rules And Regulations

In SOT, we place strong emphasis on the total character development of our students. We believe that though a man’s gift may bring him to the top, it is his character that will keep him there. The rules and regulations established are meant to build discipline and integrity in the students’ lives.

  1. PUNCTUALITY
    1. Punctuality For Classes And Activities
      1. SOT students’ clock-in time:
        Monday to Friday
        8am For students who are on Ministry Team Duty that week (Monday).
        8.15am For students who are on Ministry Team Duty that week (Tuesday to Friday).
        8.45am For remaining students who are NOT on duty.
      2. Late-coming will be monitored and should a student accumulate more than 30 minutes of late-coming, he/she will be required to carry out 1 session of late-coming duty.
      3. Recurrent late-coming will affect the student’s eligibility for graduation as it reflects a lack of discipline and integrity in the student.
  2. ATTENDANCE
    1. SOT Classes, Seminars And Other Activities
      1. All lectures are conducted at SOT Lecture Halls within CHC’s Jurong West premises.
      2. To graduate, students are required to attend at least 80% of all SOT Classes.
      3. Students are to participate in all Church-wide Seminars, Prayer Meetings, Cell Group Meetings and Weekend Services, as well as to participate in one overseas Mission Trip within the academic year.
      4. Students are required to clock at least 3 hours of practical ministry every week. This will be assessed weekly by the respective Ministry Heads.
      5. In the event that any student needs to leave class sessions during official school hours, he/she may approach the Staff in the SOT Office to obtain an Off Pass.
    2. Medical Leave
      1. Students are allowed a maximum of 10 days medical leave with authorised medical certification, during the course of the year. Exceptions to this will only be considered when a student suffers from a chronic or prolonged sickness as certified by a medical practitioner.
      2. Students who need to be excused from school should inform Ms. Evangelyn Sim personally by 8.15am. Failure to do so will result in appropriate disciplinary action.
      3. Students must apply leave and upload their medical certificates on the Student Portal promptly.
      4. Sick leave will NOT be granted without the support of Medical Certificates.
    3. Provisional/Urgent Leave
      1. Students are only allowed to take provisional/urgent leave from school for the following reasons:
        • Urgent family crises
        • Non-negotiable work obligations

        Provisional leave application will have to be submitted three days in advance on the Student Portal, subject to approval.

      2. Urgent leave (less than three days) is only permitted for emergency cases. Students will need to inform Ms. Evangelyn Sim via phone for approval and submit their online leave application within the day of application.
  3. COURSE FEES
    1. Payment of Course Fees
      1. All students are to pay their course fees by the 5th DAY of every month.
      2. A total of 21 days in the accumulation of late payment throughout the course may result in suspension from the entire programme.
      3. Students with any outstanding payment (Course fees, Hostel fees & Student’s Pass fees) will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.
      4. Students with outstanding payment will have their graduation certificates withheld till their payment is completed. Such students will need to pay within one month of graduation to be eligible for certificate collection.
  4. COPYRIGHT MATTERS
    1. No Audio and Video Recording
      Due to copyright issues and respect for personal privacy, students are NOT allowed to record SOT lectures and other SOT related activities on your personal electronic devices.
    2. No Reproducing of Course Materials in any form
      Due to copyright issues and respect for the original writer, students are NOT allowed to reproduce, store in a retrieval system, or transmit the course materials in any form or by any means—for example, electronic, photocopy, recording—without the prior written permission of the publisher. Books can be purchased from The Ink Room (TIR) book store.
  5. ASSIGNMENTS
    1. Submission of Assignments
      1. All assignments are to be submitted by the given deadlines. 3% of the total grade awarded will be deducted for each day of late submission.
      2. Students found to have plagiarised or inappropriately collaborated with other students on assignments will face disciplinary action.
      3. Students are to submit their assignments via the Student Portal.
  6. EXAMINATIONS
    1. Absent from Examinations
      1. Students who are absent on any given examination day without a valid reason may not be given an alternative date for examination. Such students may not attain any marks for that portion of the course or the entire course itself. This will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by Pastor Tan Kim Hock or Ms. Cindy Ng.
      2. Students who are absent due to medical reason have to produce a Medical Certificate to be given an alternative date for examination.
    2. Re-Examination
      A re-examination may be conducted for students who fail. However, the highest attainable grade in any re-examination is the passing mark.
  7. ATTIRE
    1. General Attire for Class
      1. Monday to Friday
        Smart casual:
        Polo-shirts and collared shirts are allowed. Full-length trousers (including jeans) with a belt are allowed. Socks and shoes are allowed.
        Casual shorts and bermudas are not allowed. Flip-flops are not allowed.
        Ladies: Visible natural make-up.
      2. Weekend Services and Conference Days
        Dressing should be according to the service attire for that day.The general rule of thumb is to look neat, smart, decent, professional, presentable, and sharp in appearance and conduct!
    2. Name Tags
      1. Students are required to wear their name tags during all SOT and church-related activities while within the church premises, in the Suntec Administrative Office and conference venues. This is for the purpose of identification. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.
      2. Missing name tags must be replaced, and will cost S$15 (with GST) for each replacement. Each replacement lanyard will cost S$1.50 each.
  8. STUDENT’S CONDUCT
    1. Courtesy and Demeanour
      1. Students are to be respectful and polite toward the pastors and leadership appointed over them in SOT and in City Harvest Church. All students are strongly encouraged to address all pastors by their titles whenever they meet.
      2. Brothers are to exercise appropriate courtesy toward sisters at all times. This includes opening doors for them, helping them to carry heavy things, using the appropriate tone of speech when speaking to them, and sending them home when it is late at night.
    2. Cleanliness
      1. As good stewards of God, all students should take responsibility to maintain the cleanliness of the premises. This also applies to students who are staying in student hostels.
      2. Food and beverage consumption is prohibited during lessons. Only plain drinking water and mints are allowed. No chewing gum is allowed within school premises.
      3. Students are required to carry out area cleaning and physical arrangement in their Ministry Teams. This includes preparing the hall for lessons and cleaning up general areas.
    3. Expected Conduct and Behaviour
      1. Students are expected to cultivate good social relationships with others. As our attitude determines our altitude, all students will be assessed not only in their academic performance, but also in their attitudes and ability to work in a team.
      2. Students are expected to set an example in their personal lifestyle that includes sexual purity, not being involved in questionable relationships, and freedom from vices such as alcoholism, drunkenness, smoking and substance abuse of any form.
      3. Students are to develop good relational habits, always seeking to demonstrate God’s love to one another. Thus, they should not be found cursing, gossiping or slandering.
      4. In SOT, we strongly embrace the biblical virtues of integrity and honesty. Any student found engaging in improper sexual activities or/and caught lying, cheating, extorting, being drunk, smoking, abusing drugs, and/or using profanities in their course of study, in or outside of the church premises, may face immediate expulsion.
      5. Students SHOULD NOT go around borrowing money from fellow students and church members. If you have any financial difficulties, please speak to the SOT staff.
      6. Student’s Pass holders are NOT ALLOWED to work in Singapore during their course of study. Students are strictly not allowed to engage in any form of employment, whether paid or unpaid. Unless he/she has a written consent from the Controller of Immigration, he/she is not allowed to be in any business, profession or occupation in Singapore during the validity of his/her Student’s Pass. Violators will be prosecuted by law.