Health and pastoral care
Boarders are looked after by a caring and dedicated team of resident and non-resident houseparents and dayparents. Resident houseparents live in the boarding houses and are responsible for the welfare of the students. In addition, houseparents also teach in the College. A dayparent is on duty during weekdays to manage the day-to-day running of the house.
Boarders have access to the well-resourced College Clinic located next to Kurt Hahn House which has qualified nurses on duty 24 hours a day throughout term time. Each school day, a doctor visits the clinic to attend to any boarders who need medical treatment. In addition to the doctors' room and the treatment room, the College Clinic has two, four-bedded wards and two isolation wards. UWCSEA is in close proximity to three major hospitals, with Singapore's medical care comparing favourably with the world's best.
One of the most important aspects of boarding life is the food. UWCSEA's boarders are well provided for with their food prepared by a leading catering company. Every effort is made to provide boarders a healthy, balanced diet in the four meals served daily.
The boarders have a dedicated canteen which caters for a variety of tastes and religious or cultural preferences. Western, Chinese and Indian meals are provided, with halal and vegetarian options. Packed lunches and salads are also available.
Boarders are also able to make snacks and hot drinks in the boarding houses' kitchens, or alternatively, if they enjoy cooking, make something more substantial like their own pizzas.
Security and valuables
The boarding houses offer a secure environment where students can feel comfortable in both study and leisure time. UWCSEA offers an insurance policy for expensive personal possessions, and lock-up facilities for valuables such as money, passports and air tickets.
Boarders can open a pocket money account with the College or a bank account in Singapore to ensure that they only have a limited amount of money on them at any one time. Dayparents can also issue pocket money, once deposited with the school by parents. A sum of S$50-70 per week is usual.