Each year, Round Square schools send teams of student representatives to a five-day conference held at a member school. Each delegate team usually consist of six students and two teachers - applications follow a process of interviews and short-listing, with a maximum of six students selected to attend each conference.
The conferences cater for all members at an International Conference, or for regional members via the Regional Conferences. Both UWCSEA campuses are a part of the Australasia and East Asia region, and send students to the regional conferences, in addition to the international conferences.
During the conference, the collaborative activities from the previous year are reported on and evaluated, and new projects are planned. Discussions, related to the theme of the conference and on keynote guest speakers, examine topics of importance to the member schools and the world.
Programmes initiated by Round Square help institutionally and culturally different, but like-minded, students meet and share their points of view. Friendships are made through activities, expeditions and events organised by the host school. Visitors are introduced, not only to the host school, but also the country, the culture and the environment.
The Round Square IDEALS (Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service) are incorporated into all conference programmes.
How to apply
Round Square Conference application form. All students who wish to apply to attend a conference should complete this form.
What's on offer?
Conferences cater for two different age ranges:
Grade 6 to 8
2016 Regional Young Round Square Conference, Australia
Dates: 11-15 April 2016 (note this trip is within term time)
Hosted by Scotch College, Perth with a focus on the Round Square IDEALS, the theme of the conference is "Life on the Edge". In the beautiful setting of the Swan River and coastline of Perth, delegates will come to understand that the most isolated city in the world is also among the most friendly. The guest speakers will be inspiring students towards some important discussions on issues we face today and in the future. Delegates will be hosted on the school site.
For more information, please contact Round Square Dover.
Grade 9 to 12
2016 Regional Round Square Conference
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Read some stories on past conferences from UWCSEA students