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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 are equipped to enact the mission throughout their lives. 
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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 Concept-Based Curriculum

Our curriculum 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.

Dover Academics

Apply now for August 2021

Find our more about our annual admissions cycle. We are currently accepting applications for K1–Grade 11. 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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Kishore Mahbubani Speaker Series: Reimagining Learning

Join us as we engage pioneers and thinkers in education at our Navigating Learning in the 21st Century launch event on Thursday, 29 October. 
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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.

Primary School (G2–5)

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Welcome to Junior School

Welcome to Junior School

Brian O Maoileoin

Brian Ó Maoileoin
Primary School Principal

It is my great pleasure to welcome you and your family to the Junior School at our Dover Campus. UWCSEA is an exciting place in which to learn and grow, and our Junior School provides that all important bridge between the uninhibited curiosity of Infant School and the confident striding out of Middle School and beyond.

As teachers, we are incredibly fortunate in this school to have the opportunity to engage with such a diverse group of wonderful children, whose parents are so completely committed to supporting their endeavours and ours. Whatever reputation we enjoy as a school, it has been earned for us by our community, working together to achieve a broad-based, holistic education for the children in our care. As Principal of Primary School, it is an honour to take on the responsibility of ensuring that the College’s mission, vision and values are at the forefront of all we do.

Junior School provides that all-important bridge between the uninhibited curiosity of Infants and the confident striding out of Middle and High School. For the first time, our students are challenged by overseas expeditions in the Outdoor Education element of our programme and a staggering variety of activities and service opportunities is offered. We encourage and cajole them into a breadth of varied experiences, so that as they progress in the school, they may discover that 'grand passion' that they take with them into adulthood perhaps. It is a truly exciting and crucial stage in their school careers and we aim, in partnership with parents, to make it a successful one for every individual.

Our students are given access to more specialist subjects than in Infants, including a greater choice of languages, increased Physical Education and specialist Art lessons for the first time. These changes are important and help our students to approach Middle School, which in turn amends the architecture of their day to prepare them for the independence and self-regulated learning required in High School.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming your family to UWCSEA. 

Brian Ó Maoileoin
Primary School Principal

A day in our Junior School

Learning in Junior School

The Junior School is organised in smaller teams to ensure that students feel welcome and supported. The day begins at 8am and lessons end at 3pm, although many students join activities until 4.30pm.  

Each student is intentionally surrounded by a team of caring adults who know them personally and with whom they feel safe. Our PSE programme is designed to help our new students adjust to their new environment and routines, and units of study at the start of the year are designed to help them settle into our community. 

Students stay in their class groups for lessons in specialist subjects, but are taught in dedicated classrooms and facilities in Languages other than English, PE, Music and Art. 

Technology

The use of technology to enhance student learning is deeply embedded in the Junior School, and we provide an appropriate device for all primary aged students to use in the classroom. This is a tablet for the youngest students, moving to a laptop in the older primary grades. Students use individual iPads or laptops , which stay in the classroom and are not brought home.

Parent partnership

We encourage parents to be as connected as possible to their child’s experience in school. A grade-level blog outlines the areas of focus and gives parents a window into their child’s learning, as do online portfolios created by each student during the year. 

School week

The day begins at 8am and lessons end at 3pm, although many students join activities until 4.30pm. While periods can vary in length according to the time of day and the day of the week, the average length is approximately 40 minutes per period. 

Dover Junior School Timetable Outline

Primary School by the numbers

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