This year's Invitational saw some 480 swimmers from various schools and clubs around Singapore and Malaysia participating.
As Grade 1 students began their shoebox project for Chinese New Year this year, both parents and teachers helped to provide a rewarding service experience for them. The experience felt like a true collaboration between students, parents and teachers bringing it all together—and the project was all the more successful because of it! By Tracy Jochmann, Head of Grade 1, East Campus
All students in the College take art as a double period each week until Grade 8. In the High School, the curriculum then offers options for students to pursue art courses in depth in both the (I)GCSE and in the IB DP. The recent High School Visual Art exhibition on Dover Campus was a showcase of art in a variety of forms, including portraiture, sculpture, installation, drawing and more.
The April 2013 issue of Dunia features stories about UWCSEA's educational philosophy and approaches to learning both in the classroom and in the professional development of our teachers.
The recently published UWC South East Asia Annual Report 2011-2012 features reports, stories and statistics on the achievements and progress of the College in the last academic year.
When the College decided to design a new advertising campaign, we had three main objectives to: make members of the current community proud to be part of UWCSEA; increase understanding of the uniqueness of what UWCSEA offers; support the larger institutional focus on developing a more engaged community of advocates for the College. Read about how this special campaign came together and find out how you can get involved.
Following two successful parent workshops on 'Raising Happy Boys' and 'Raising Happy Girls' held on East Campus recently, we asked Naomi Kelly, Head of Counselling, to share some of the relevant insights and resources here.
The annual Book Week events on our campuses celebrate reading through fun and educational activities. On East Campus this year, one of our Red Dot shortlisted books, Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes, inspired our theme 'Reading Rocks!'By Deborah Diaz, Teacher Librarian, East Campus
The eagerly anticipated East Campus Family Festival 2013 finally arrived on Saturday, 23 March after months of careful preparation by a dedicated and enthusiastic Family Festival Organising Team from the Parents' Association East. The fun-filled event included a multitude of activities, performances, food and more - all in support of more than 40 Global Concerns. By Kate Horsburgh, Parents' Association East
The third East Junior School Production, Porky Pies by Robin Kingsland, was performed by 51 students in Grade 2 to 5 on 7 February before a sell-out crowd in the auditorium. Populated with well-known fairytale and nursery rhyme characters, the plot followed an intrepid TV crew as they uncovered a plot to frame the three wolves. By Mandy Whitehouse, Junior School Teacher, East Campus
Across the East Campus in all grades, we have been working to use a system of lesson observations called Looking for Learning which tries to measure exactly what is important - learning rather than teaching - in order to help teachers to improve. Thinking through everything for the first time in High School, we have the chance to go back to first principles, to re-examine the latest evidence and to act accordingly. By Nick Alchin, High School Principal, East Campus
Maintaining strong connections with Singapore is an ongoing focus for the College. On Thursday, 28 February the Dover Campus Infant School welcomed Minister Heng Swee Keat, and a group of his colleagues to find out more about the UWCSEA approach to learning in early childhood.
As educators at UWCSEA, we hope to make the search skills of information literacy explicit to our students and embedded in our curriculum. To support this thinking, part of a recent staff professional learning day looked at the topic of research as a cross-subject skill. We also re-launched several research portals that support our students. By Andrew McCarthy, Digital Literacy Coach, UWCSEA Dover
The outdoor education programme is a powerful part of the UWCSEA educational experience. The Grade 2 overnight trip to the zoo reflects a progression in the Outdoor Education experience, moving students from the familiar classroom (but unfamiliar experience of staying in it overnight!) to a new location. Learn more about the trip and watch a slide show.
The Community Fair is the crème de la crème of the UWCSEA Global Concerns fundraising events, bringing all parts of the UWCSEA community together. The Dover Campus GC Executive reflect on the value of the event, this year held on Saturday, 23 February, to our community spirit.
The fourth annual Language Idol event saw Grade 5 language students embrace the challenge of selecting, choreographing and performing a song (with only a little guidance from their teachers). Finalists from their classes as well as each class performed a song in their Language and raised the roof with their voices! By Wendy Liao, Head of Chinese Language, UWCSEA East
UWCSEA Dover Students had a strong presence at finals day of the KLM Junior Team Tennis League this season on Sunday, 11 November.
On Saturday, 23 February the UWCSEA Junior School Dance ECA group participated in the National Dance Works competition for the very first time.
On 3 December 2012 I went to the Green Gecko Project with my brother and sister and our parents. The Green Gecko Project is in Cambodia on the outskirts of Siem Reap. After my visit to Green Gecko I felt happy that the children at the Green Gecko Project had a home, but sad for the children left on the streets. I felt that I wanted to help the Green Geckos. I thought I could help by writing this article so more people would know about them and support them. By George Brereton, Dover Campus
A group of 13 Grade 4 and 5 students spent five long and fun months working together to create the Infant Sound Garden. Thanks to the great ideas of Ms Imogen, Mr Betts and Uncle Ronald, the garden was officially opened on Monday, 14 January. By Grade 4 and 5 students