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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.

UWCSEA runs an annual application cycle

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Find our more about our annual admissions cycle and join our Admissions updates email list. 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 fourth event on Thursday, 22 April. 
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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.

Damian Bacchoo

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Damian Bacchoo joined UWCSEA East as High School Principal in February 2020.  He brings over 20 years of teaching and leadership experience from across the education sector.  

Damian first qualified in the UK where he taught for three years in mainstream secondary education, before attending the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and commissioning into the Education and Training Services Branch of the British Army.  Damian then moved to Dubai for 5 years, where he was Secondary Principal at GEMS Wellington Academy.  Here he introduced a competency-based curriculum, and introduced the IB Diploma and Career-related Programmes.  Damian subsequently joined the IB as the Global Head for the Diploma and Career-related Programmes, and before arriving in Singapore he was leading a project to open two new IB schools in Switzerland.

Damian is committed to life-worthy learning: and is excited about learning programmes that focus on competency and skills development, preparing young people for life beyond high-stakes exams.  Damian believes that schools need to provide learning pathways that challenge young people to become their best-selves - to be confident, compassionate and committed to making a difference.

Damian has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Sports Science from St Mary's University College; a Masters degree in Education and Innovation from Southampton University; and a Masters degree in Business and Administration from the Open University.  He enjoys reading and cycling, but actually spends more time playing board games and drinking coffee.  Damian is joined in Singapore by his wife and their three children, who are equally excited about exploring this strange new world together.

Damian’s blog, Serendipities captures his evolving thoughts on old and new issues in education.  You can also follow Damian on Twitter.

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