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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.

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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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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

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.

Safe Behaviours Curriculum

While we do our best to ensure the campuses are safe environments for the children and young people in our care, we also empower students to take care of their own safety.  Part of this effort is the integration of Safe Behaviours learning as part of our Personal and Social Education (PSE) curriculum.

Elements of the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) have been modified for our unique school and national context and added to our programme. This world-class, evidence-based child safety programme, developed by the South Australian Department of Education for children and young people from age 3 to Grade 12, is used by a growing number of international schools around the world. Adapted after careful review of available resources, it provides UWCSEA with a robust international benchmark for safeguarding learning.

Why do students need to learn about Safe Behaviours?

At UWCSEA, keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility. This extends to a responsibility to ensure our students are equipped to make sense of the world around them and to make decisions that maximize the safety of themselves and others. It is based on the foundation of developing respectful relationships, in keeping with our belief that all children and young people have a right to:

  • be treated with respect and to be protected from harm
  • be asked for their opinions about things that affect their lives and to be listened to
  • feel and be safe in their interactions with adults and other children and young people
  • understand as early as possible what is meant by ‘feeling and being safe’

What does this look like in the curriculum?

Safe Behaviours learning has been integrated from K–12, as part of our PSE curriculum. When introducing concepts around Safe Behaviours, teachers use age-appropriate language and accessible, relevant activities to explore the themes of having a right to be safe and making choices to keep ourselves safe.

Within these themes, there are four focus areas, which are examined in growing complexity in accordance with the age of the learners:

  1. The right to be safe, e.g., understanding the rights of the child
  2. Relationships, e.g., understanding what positive, healthy relationships look like
  3. Recognising and reporting abuse, e.g., what constitutes unhealthy or dangerous situations that put young people at risk or in harm
  4. Protective strategies, e.g., assertive communication and problem-solving strategies to navigate potentially risky and dangerous situations