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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.

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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 second event Digital Learning and Disruption on Wednesday, 9 December. 
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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.

Environmental Initiatives

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These initiatives serve to create a deep dive into a topic for our students so they can use real-life situations to gain understanding and consider ways to protect, connect and nurture our earth. 

Environmental Initiatives are interwoven throughout the Service programme across both campuses, and are in many cases deeply connected with parts of the Academic programme. In Service, students use sustainability tools as the primary lens through which they prepare to take informed purposeful action within their communities, within the College, within Singapore or internationally. With the ultimate goal being action for good, promoting peace and working towards a sustainable future, students are supported in their understanding of sustainable development and given opportunities to engage within these complex and interconnected systems. 

Our students learn to use and apply a range of tools and models, such as the Sustainability Compass, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the iceberg model and concepts of circular economy and permaculture. This toolkit encourages students to understand the systems in which the initiative will live and create solutions with multifaceted approaches that engage in direct action or indirect action through advocacy and research. 

On both campuses, our Service programme uses the many green spaces on both campuses, as students are offered a range of activities which provide avenues for them to learn about many aspects of Singapore’s natural environment. This varies from education on at-risk endemic plant species in Singapore to organic cultivation and companion planting. Teachers and service facilitators support students with this new learning and in turn our students connect with nature in new and exciting ways. This fosters a better understanding of the important reasons of protection for our planet’s natural flora and fauna.

Conservation is another focus for action and student have the opportunity to save the rainforest by caring for endangered plants, to protect coral and marine ecosystems and apply their permaculture skills when designing and maintaining gardens that promote biodiversity and pollinating species, whilst at the same time enhancing our campus by creating calm, green spaces for the community to enjoy.

Ecological and environmental literacy is developed, enabling students to understand conditions under which natural systems thrive and attitudes and behaviours required to allow them to flourish sustainably. Through the Urban Gardening, Propagation and  Rainforest Restoration services, students become familiar with permaculture skills and apply these to a range of ecosystems, working in partnership with NUS, the Botanic Gardens and with other service groups, academic areas and activities throughout the College. 

Understanding the consequences of unsustainable waste streams, the impact of growth-focused economic models and consumption patterns driven by profit, place students in a position to question these systems and work for more sustainable versions with lighter ecological footprints. Bringing in knowledge and skills from academics, outdoor education, activities and PSE, students apply their conceptual toolkit and learn specific skills to promote conscious consumption, and other behaviour-changing environmental initiatives. 

These serve our community on many levels as students look to leverage change, connect with stakeholders and adapt mental models for long lasting impact. Students can engage in recycling, repurposing, composting, and waste stream management and education to enhance their understanding of environmental and ecological literacy, and their responsibility to the environment through direct engagement within the system.

Environmental Initiatives in action

East Campus College Service activities are classified under three Environmental Initiative categories:

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Conscious Consumption

Towards zero waste
Students apply circular economy concepts to examine existing consumption patterns and theories of growth, to empower them with a sense of agency in making personal decisions and choices.

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Conservation

Action for biodiversity
By embracing the complexity of natural systems, identifying threats and creating solutions to
protect endangered species and ecosystems, students develop environmental stewardship skills.

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Permaculture

Inspiring ecological literacy
Students develop practical skills as they design, implement and monitor initiatives that apply sustainable designs systems theory to enable the coexistence of humans and nature.