UWCSEA Dover is an 11-hectare (27.1 acres) campus located 10 minutes drive from the Central Business District, next to the National Univeristy of Singapore. Opened in 1971, the five-year revelopment completed in 2016 saw the campus awarded the BCA Greenmark Platinum Award for sustainable design. All guests are aksed to sign in at the security post at the entry gate.
A floodlit 10-lane 50 metre swimming pool supports the PE programme, the annual swimming days of sport for all students, the Dover Phoenix Swim Team and many other activities - such as kayak training for our Middle School students. The pool also has a diving pit with 1, 2 and 3 metre boards and undecover bleacher seating. A learn-to-swim pool is adjacent to this. Swimming lessons are offered to all students after school, and the Phoenix representative team trains many mornings and on the weekend.
Junior Football Field
The Casuarina Field, named for the distinctive trees along the sideline, provides the Junior teams with a dedicated playing space for numerous sports, such as football and softball.
Tennis and Netball Courts
There are nine floodlit acrylic tennis courts that are marked to incorporate four netball courts. Tennis coaching is available after school for students of all ages, and UWCSEA offers recreational and representative tennis and netball.
The adventure playground is open to students in Junior, MIddle and High School in their break times and is also used by some Service Activity groups with visiting children in after-school service activities.
Sports Fields and Facilities
The all-weather surface on the Ayer Rajah Field enables the PE and sports programmes to make use of the full-size football field year-round for a range of sports such as rugby, touch, football, softball, hockey and ultimate frisbee. There is undercover bleacher seating for spectators and access to change facilities. An adjacent smaller all weather sports field allows PE programmes and representaive sports for younger students to take place all year round. Cricket nets are maintained at the far end of the sports fields.
Indoor Sports Facilities
The air conditioned Senior Sports Hall accommodates PE and sports such as basketball, badminton, volleyball and floorball. The Junior Sports Hall also incorporates a 20 x 8 metre indoor climbing wall which is used for recreational and competitive climbing. Indoor facilities also include a full-equipped conditioning gym with a range of resistance, cardio and functional fitness equipment.
Middle School Building and Classrooms
The Middle School building provides dedicated teaching spaces for Middle and High School classes. It is home to the Languages Department as well as providing Grade-level 'pods' (shared spaces) for Grade 6, 7 and 8 students. This block also houses a multipurpose hall used for student presentations and small performances and parent meetings, the College Shop (for uniform purchases) and the Communications Department.
The gymnastics facilities are used by all students in Physical Education classes, as well as by our representative and recreational gymnasts. The gym incorporates a fully sprung floor, vault, bars, beam and foam pits. After school and weekend classes are avaalble for a range of levels, and Parkour is offered as an after-school activity.
The visual arts classrooms are used by students in the MIddle and High School for visual art and photography classes. There is an ever-changing gallery of student art showcased in the central hallway, and all classrooms lead to workable outdoor spaces.
Verandah Canteen and Vive Cafe
The Verandah Canteen offers a sandwich and salad bar, frsh-baked pizzas and breads, a daily pasta selection, pre-packed sandiches and hot pau, as well as cut and whole fruit. Adjacent Vive Cafe is open from breakfast to 7pm, offering coffee, tea and cold drinks as well as fresh baked snacks and fruit. Canteen facilities are provided by Sodexo, and are available to students in Grade 2 and above.
Tent Plaza and Heritage Centre
The Tent Plaza is at the heart of the campus. A main meeting point for our community, lunches, performances, flash mobs and bake sales all take place here. The new Heritage Centre sits off the Tent Plaza and provides indoor seating during the week as well as a function venue.
The dedicated Science block incorporates classroom laboratories which are used by students of all ages. Numerous after school and lunchtime activity groups provide students with interest in specific areas of science to explore and refine skills and knowledge.
Design and Technology Centre
The Design and Technology Centre in the basement of the Science Block provides students in Middle and High School the opportunity to learn in state-of-the-art design technology facility that incoporates laser cutters, CADCAM and 3D printers. There are a number of after school actvities offers to students in Grade 4 and above that allow them to explore these tools and refine skills.
Daily options are offered at counters for Asian, Indian, Western and Halal meals, including a daily vegetarian special. The Selections counter offers pre-packed salads, sushi and snacks. Lunch is available to all students from Grade 2 and above. On-site caterers Sodexo also offer our boarding students breakfats and dinner in the Pavilion canteen. Herb gardens tended by students as part of their after-school College Service activities provide fresh flavours for the chefs to use in our kicthens.
Rainforest Restoration Project and environmental initiatives
UWCSEA's committment to sustainabiity is more than green buildings - although the campus was awarded BCA Green Mark Platinum based on a redevelopment of the campus that saw retrofitting of airconditionaing and electrical systems as well as installtion of solar panels and consturction that used less resources. Dover Campus' student led activities include campus gardening, composting and recycling, the rainforest nursey project and other environmental initiatives.
The medical clinics are staffed by qualified nursing staff, with a daily doctors clinic for boarders in the main clinic. There is also a dedicated Primary School clinic, located in the Primary Block, just off the playground. Our staff nurses are also rostered to attend after school sports fixtures held on-campus.
Kurt Hahn House
Kurt Hahn House, named for the founder of the UWC movement, provides a home-away-from-home for students in Grades 8 to 12. Students live in shared accommodation and have access to recreational spaces, private study areas and facilities such as a kitchenette and library.
Nelson Mandela House
Nelson Mandela House, named for the former UWC Honorary President of the UWC movement, is a hub for boarding students in Grade 8 - 12 with dedicated living, study and recreational spaces, indoor and out. Students have access to a kitchen as well as music practice facilties and a private garden space.
High Ropes Course
The High Ropes course is a key part of our Outdoor Education programme for Grade 5, 6, 7 and 8 students, who each spend time on the course each year. An orienteering course is also being developed around the campus, and there is also a low ropes course.
Astroturf playing field and bus bay
All weather playing spaces have been created from available space to support our extensive PE and sports programmes. The bus bay converts into under cover sports space for PE lessons and Primary School play time during wet or exceptionally hot weather.
Music facilities include recording studios, practice rooms, a well-developed Instrumental Teaching Programme and instrument hire for students from Grade 2 on. Students in the Middle and High School use our dedicated Music facilities, while Primary School students use the Infant and Junior Music rooms in the Primary Block.
Andrew Bennett Theatre
The Andrew Bennett Theatre is a 300-seat performance space located in the heart of the music facilities. It plays host to drama productions as well as presentations and assemblies throughout the year.
Centre for International Education Conference Centre
The conference centre provides a flexible venue to host outstanding educational speakers and conferences, as well as workshops for parents. The Cnetre os also available for outside event bookings.
High School Building
The High School building houses High School administration functions, including the University Advising and Examinations Offices, as well as an extensive library and study centre. The school counsellors are also located in the HIgh School building, as well as the Drama and English Departments, the examination hall and the Centre for International Education Conference Cnetre. Main Reception, Admissions, FInance and the Alumni Departments are also located here.
The Gallery Exhibition Space
The Gallery space in the HIgh School building showcases our students work, as well as providing an additional space for on-campus conference and meeting events.
Drama Classrooms and Black Box Theatre
UWCSEA's Drama Department staff lead the students in a series of theatre and dance productions each year, where students have the copportunity to perform onstage or provide support such as set, lighting, costue and make-up deisgn The annual musicla sees a collaboration with the Music Department. The new black box theatre seats, and there are XYZ speclist drama classrooms used by Middle and High School Drama and Dance students.
Located between the Primary and Middle School buildings, the Primary playground provides plenty of space for students to play during break and lunch, with football, basketball and handball courts marked out. Sun-protected seating means students can also relax outside. Students have a range of options including climbing equipmnet, swings and can also access the raised garden beds running along one side of the playground. Undercover play space is also available in wet weather and for students without hats.
Infant School classrooms and specialist teaching facilities
Students in the Infant School have dedicated spaces with direct connections to the outdoor learning spaces. K1 students undertake a Perceptual Motor Programme as part of the PA curriculum, and students also have a dedicated Music room with lessons each week. A shared 'pod' space in cnetral to the Infant Shcool programme, and students in K1 and K2 use this space during 'dicovery' time each week and for collaborative learning. All classrooms have age-appropriate furniture and an in-class selection of books and reading materials, as well as sets of ipads for use to support learning when apropriate.
UWCSEA East's award winning Design and Technoogy team teach students in classrooms equipped to teach a challenging practical subject that equips students with practical and creative skills and critical thinking strategies that they can apply throughout their life.
Junior School classrooms and specialist teaching facilties
Students in the Junior School use both their classroom and the shared grade-level 'pod' space for leaning each week. Students also have lessons in Junior School Art, Music and Languages rooms. All classrooms have age-appropriate furniture and an in-class selection of books and reading materials, as well as sets of ipads or macbooks for use to support learning when apropriate. Students in Grade 4 and 5 have a macbook assigned to them for their individual use each year; the device stays in the classroom and is not bought home.
David Watson Library
The David Watson Library is dedicated to the needs of our Primary School students, and includes collections for Infant and Junior School students as well as a flexible teaching space for visiting authors and speakers. Students visit the library each week to borrow books.
Roy Bennett Theatre
The RBT is a 200-seat performance space which is often used for presentations to parents as well as student assemblys. The foyer is used as an exhibition space and meeting place.