2020 – VERSION 1.0 – 20200527
Thank God your child/children will be attending NSSC Online 2020. We thank God that during this pandemic, we are still able to encourage our children to seek God. We understand the pressure that parents are facing during this time and we do not seek to burden parents. There are a few things which you can do to support your child during this year’s NSSC online. We feel the below suggestions would greatly benefit your child and by implementing these suggestions, your child will get the most out of NSSC online.
1. Electronics/General Media:
We are encouraging students to treat this NSSC Online 2020 as if they were attending NSSC in church in person. Therefore, students are encouraged to hand in their mobile phone to their parents for the entire duration of NSSC and to refrain from using other types of media (e.g. TV, internet, any social media apps, listening to music like K-pop, computer games etc). By doing this, your child will have the best environment to learn the Word of God without distraction. To support your child’s learning and to help them to focus, we suggest as a whole family you could also refrain and/or limit using such electronics/media – by doing this, your child would feel that the whole family is supporting him/her in their pursuit of God’s Word.
- Please note the daily start and end times of NSSC (see timetable). Please also note the time of lunch for your child and prepare accordingly.
- Please ensure your child wakes up early, has breakfast and is prepared to begin the day.
- Where possible, try to organise your schedule so at least one parent is physically present in the house and available to assist your child during NSSC hours. For new JYC students, we encourage one parent to sit with the student for a lesson or two, until they are settled into NSSC. Parents are welcome to join in with prayers.
- Students may be given assignments to complete during the evenings. They may require your assistance in completing and submitting their assignments.
3. Resources to Prepare
- Have a water bottle ready. Only water should be consumed during lessons.
- Prepare a laptop or tablet to use for the online classes. Headphones are recommended for best experience, if possible.
- Prepare stationery (e.g. Notebook, paper, pens, highlighters, etc.)
- Have a Bible and hymnbook ready for use.
- Prepare a dedicated and quiet space to sit for online lessons, preferably at a table with a chair to enable students to concentrate.
- Prepare a red and a green card. The lecturers may ask the student to hold up their card during the lessons. Red (no)/Green (yes).
4. Online classes: (For information)
- Platform for online class: Zoom
- A link and password will be sent prior to the start of NSSC. Each student will be allocated a number and a group. For added security, students must use the following format for their Zoom Screen name. The host will only allow students who follow this format:
YOUR NUMBER TJC GROUP X FIRST NAME SURNAME .
E.g. 1 TJC Group Holy John Smith
- During the class, mute the microphone. Leave the camera on for the whole duration.
- If students have a question during the class, they should message the TL who will pass the question on to the lecturer.
- Students should be responsive during the class. They may be asked to use their cards (red=no or green=yes).
- During break times, fellowships and team catch ups, students will be allocated to their group Zoom Breakout Rooms. The assigned Team Leader will be available to answer questions/lead the fellowship. After such sessions are over, the lecturer will bring them back to the “main class”.
- Timer for break times. There will be a virtual timer displayed on the screen so students will know when to return.
- For GDPR data protection, students must not take screenshots/photos of the online class.
5. Discipline Procedure
Throughout NSSC, if anyone (student or TL) behaves inappropriately, has a bad attitude, is disobedient or causes disruption, this will be discussed with the preachers immediately and the preachers will decide a course of action:
Step 1: TL will give the student a caution.
(Two TLs together in a breakout room: One TL will speak, and the other acts as a witness. NSSC class-in-charge will be informed).
Step 2: If misconduct is repeated, TL cautions students again with another TL as witness*.
(Student’s local RE-in-Charge will be notified. RE-in-Charge to liaise with family and class-in-charge, to see how things are at home. NSSC class-in-charge will be informed)
Step 3: If the student continues inappropriate behaviour, the local RE-in-Charge will be informed again. The local RE-in-Charge will speak to the individual with a TL as witness*.
(Parental involvement is advisable at this stage.).
Step 4: If the student does not heed warnings, the NSSC class-in-charge will notify the student’s local RE-in-charge that the student now cannot attend NSSC. The local RE-in-charge will let the participant know and an explanation will be given to his/her parents. NSSC-in-charge to be notified via e-mail.
Parents, the student’s local class-in-charge, NSSC class-in-charge, and the student’s local RE-in-charge may be involved depending on the seriousness of the misconduct. We are dealing with NSSC students who are minors. When parents are involved, this should be done face-to-face or verbally in a phone call so that there is no misunderstanding.
Note: Discipline procedure applies to all participants – students, helpers and TLs.
If you have technical issues or questions, please contact your local RE-in-charge, Team Leaders or NSSC team: email@example.com.
Thank you for supporting your children and providing the best possible environment for them so they can learn the Word of God. May God bless you and remember your efforts.