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About Us

UWCSEA is a united, welcoming community, spread across two campuses that embrace students and their families.
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Guiding Statements

Our Guiding Statements help to ensure that our students live the mission through their lives. Learn more.

Learning

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Learning

A UWCSEA education is values-based and holistic, developing young people who will build a more peaceful and sustainable world. Learn more.

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K–12 Curriculum

Our concept-based currriculum is designed to help students develop knowledge, skills and understanding through five elements of our learning programme. Learn more.

Community

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Students

The passion and energy of our diverse community of students is what makes our campuses come to life. Learn more.

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Scholars

Our scholars come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring unique perspectives and experience to our community. Learn more.

Admissions

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Welcome

A welcome from our Director of Admissions and introduction to our process. Learn more.

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How to Apply

Our admissions process helps us to identify students who will benefit most from our learning programme. Learn more.

Our Big Ideas

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Our Big Ideas

As a learning community, we engage with the world of ideas to connect concepts and put ideas into action. Learn more.

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Measuring Impact

The UWC mission requires us to measure our success througth the impact we have on students and the wider community. Learn more.

Support Us

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Support us

The UWCSEA culture of giving and service is central to our identity as a mission-aligned community. Learn more.

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Impact of Giving

The generosity of our community has had a significant impact on individuals and groups in Singapore, the region and globally. Learn more.

Child protection

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What is child abuse?

Child abuse is any action by another person—adult or child—that causes significant harm to a child. It can be physical, sexual or emotional, but can just as often be about a lack of love, care and attention. We know that neglect, whatever form it takes, can be just as damaging to a child as physical abuse.

An abused child will often experience more than one type of abuse, as well as other difficulties in their lives. It often happens over a period of time, rather than being a one-off event. And it can increasingly happen online.

The signs of child abuse aren't always obvious, and a child might not tell anyone what's happening to them. Children might be scared that the abuser will find out, and worried that the abuse will get worse. Or they might think that there’s no-one they can tell or that they won’t be believed. Sometimes, children don't even realise that what's happening is abuse. The effects of abuse may be short term or may last a long time—sometimes into adulthood. Adults who were abused as children may need advice and support.

What is peer on peer abuse?

More recently the field of Safeguarding has recognised that children and young people may experience abuse by their peers.  In order to prevent and tackle peer-on-peer abuse, UWCSEA draws on a number of resources including the Peer-on-Peer Abuse Toolkit developed by the Safeguarding Unit at Farrer & Co. 

Our School takes a safeguarding approach to all individuals involved in allegations or concerns about peer-on-peer abuse, including those who are alleged to have been abused and those who are alleged to have abused their peers, in addition to any disciplinary process that may be appropriate.

When dealing with allegations of peer abuse, the school draws on aspects of Simon Hackett’s (2010) continuum to assess where the alleged behaviour falls on a spectrum and to decide how to respond. For example: 

  • Is the behaviour socially acceptable?
  • Does it involve a single incident or has it occurred over a period of time?
  • Is it problematic and concerning?
  • Does it involve any overt elements of victimisation or discrimination?
  • Does it involve an element of coercion or pre-planning?
  • Does it involve a power imbalance between the child/children? 
  • Does it involve a misuse of power?