The interested involvement and participation of parents is crucial to a child's success in school. The UWCSEA experience may be life-defining for students but it can be equally fulfilling for parents. We welcome parent involvement and enthusiasm in all aspects of the UWCSEA community, and parents are encouraged to make contact with staff throughout the year.
Parents are a common sight on campus helping in the classroom, volunteering for a Parents' Association event or even house building for Tabitha in Cambodia. While there may be less classroom involvement for parents as students move into the higher grades, there are still many fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities for parents.
Opportunities for involvement
In the Primary School, parents are welcome into the classrooms and there are many ways in which they can support the College. At the start of the new school year parents are contacted to establish a database of classroom helpers. A parent class representative is also chosen to sit on the Parents' Association committee for each grade.
Some of the ways in which Primary School parents can assist with the successful operation of the school are:
- Working alongside children to support classroom programmes
- Helping with class excursions and field trips
- Making apparatus and teaching equipment
- Covering new books
- Helping with library sessions
- Maintenance, repair and cataloguing of resource materials
- Assisting to make costumes and props for school shows
- Taking on the role of Grade Representative
- Helping with cooking
- Helping with computer activities
- Supporting the Social Service and Global Concerns programmes
Parents with children in the higher schools still have numerous ways to remain active in the College, including:
- Becoming a Parents' Association Grade Representative
- Helping to organise the Community Fair
- Helping to organise United Nations activities
- Welcoming the new scholars to the College
- Organising the graduation dinner
- Assisting students in their Social Service and Global Concerns projects
- Work with any of the SEALinks initiatives