Students recount their experiences at the prestigious South East Asia Math Competition - by Grade 8 students Avinash Das and Anirudh Baddepudi.
The New Zealand Adventure trip is a highlight of their time in Middle School for many students. Teacher Frankie Meehan describes this years trip, which travelled over the Term 2 break.
This year's Invitational saw some 480 swimmers from various schools and clubs around Singapore and Malaysia participating.
Competing in her first international competition, Dover Campus Grade 7 student Nadja Chong recently won an historic gold for Singapore in the Junior D Girls Divison at the International Skating Union World Development Trophy in Short Track Speed Skating. This was one of the first-ever international gold medals for ice skating awarded to a Singapore athlete.
In March, UWCSEA East hosted the first TechLIFE, a 24-hour student-led technology conference. Organised by a team of Middle School students, one of the conference highlights was a live Skype call with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak from his home in California.
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.
In February, 17 UWCSEA East students attended the 2013 SEASAC Arts Convention at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. Students participated in workshop sessions facilitated by teaching professionals in the arts including, music, drama, dance and visual art.
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
To foster relationships and understanding, Parents' Association (PA) East and Tampines House co-organised the 'Meet the Boarders: Latin American Fiesta' event held Sunday, 24 February. Grade 11 student and Spanish National Committee scholar, Ana Sánchez Chico, shares her experience of the event.
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
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
The South East Asian Student Activity Conference (SEASAC) is a multi-faceted programme allowing students from participating schools across region to compete against their peers at a high level. In addition to wide participation by both campuses in sporting competitions, this year the East Campus was also able to field teams to the SEASAC Model United Nations and Arts Convention.
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
During the first year of SEASAC membership and involvement, UWCSEA East teams have steadily gained in confidence and started to claim some established trophies in the final tournament rankings as the year progressed. By Hugh Richards, Director of Sport, Expeditions and Activities, East Campus
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.