Mobile Navigation

Mobile Offcanvas Triggers

Breadcrumb

Mega Nav Images

About Us

AboutUs Thumbnail

About Us

UWCSEA is a united, welcoming community, spread across two campuses that embrace students and their families.
Learn more.

Drama

Guiding Statements

Our Guiding Statements help to ensure that our students are equipped to enact the mission throughout their lives. 
Learn more.

Learning

East HS Academics Learning

Learning.

A UWCSEA education is values-based and holistic, developing young people who will build a more peaceful and sustainable world. Learn more.

Thumbnail of Concept-Based Curriculum

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

Dover PSE MS Community Building

Students

The passion and energy of our diverse community of students is what makes our campuses come to life. Learn more.

East Boarding Scholars 28

Scholars

Our scholars come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring unique perspectives and experience to our community. Learn more.

Our Big Ideas

Dover Activities JS IDEAS Hub

Our Big Ideas

As a learning community, we engage with the world of ideas to connect concepts and put ideas into action. Learn more.

UWCSEA-Forum-logo

Singapore as a Nation State: Past, Present and Future.

By Mr Janadas Devan, Director of the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

Discover the fascinating evolution of 'Singapore as a Nation State, Past Present and Future' with Mr. Janadas Devan and our panel of UWCSEA students, connecting Singapore's historical roots and its present circumstances. View here

Admissions

East Boarding Scholars 05

Welcome

A welcome from our Director of Admissions and introduction to our process. Learn more.

UWCSEA runs an annual application cycle

Applications for 2024/2025

Applications for the 2024/2025 school year will open on 1 September 2023 Learn more.

Careers

CAREERS

If you are as inspired by our mission to make education a force to unite people...Learn more.

Working at UWCSEA

We welcome applications from prospective colleagues who will contribute to our diverse community…Learn more.

Support Us

UWCSEA Foundation Donor Celebration event

Support us

The UWCSEA culture of giving and service is central to our identity as a mission-aligned community. Learn more.

UWCSEA Foundation Mikael and Luuk

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.

LEGO Robotics Outreach Programme: Taking innovation to the community

UWCSEA East Innovation students

Our East Campus was awarded a grant from the Google Data Center Community Grants Program to develop and implement a new LEGO Robotics Outreach Programme at the start of 2022. The goal for the new programme was to both empower our Middle School students with the skills needed to teach others what they have learnt about LEGO robotics, while also extending STEM learning opportunities to local Singaporean students in the community. LEGO robotics enables students to play with and develop valuable computational thinking and problem solving skills, and share that learning back in our community in a collaborative and constructive environment. The programme embodies the spirit of creative learning and problem solving, while encouraging collaboration beyond the walls of campus.

With the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, by May 2022, we were ready to pilot the programme. Ten student ambassadors from Poi Ching School (a Singaporean school a few blocks from East Campus in Tampines), joined a dozen UWCSEA East Middle School students during this pilot phase to engage in learning workshops. The students came together for a five-week robotics course designed and taught by the UWCSEA students. This experience served as an introduction to design thinking and computational systems.


Each week, the sessions provided a new learning experience and innovation challenge. The students benefited from the exchange and the opportunity to collaborate in a constructive and fun environment. The pilot sessions were designed to enable our students to become STEM mentors; to become accustomed to the software and hardware and give them experience in teaching computational and technology content to others.

UWCSEA East Head of Innovation Matthew Weaver

“The LEGO Robotics Programme creates an
opportunity for our students to pay their
learning forward. They’re taking the things they’ve learnt, and now they’re able to mentor younger students from the community.
– MATTHEW WEAVER, Head of Innovation on East Campus

The sessions were also used to test and design the learning units and challenges, as UWCSEA prepares for the larger scale roll-out and engagement with more educational partners in Singapore.

“This grant really opens our doors to the local community,” says Weaver. “People outside of UWCSEA can come onto campus and feel that this is a local community hub. And when they come here, they feel they’re going to be looked after. Our students and staff are going to provide an experience for them to learn, have fun and collaborate and engage.”

The impact and opportunity for learning is dynamic, and also facilitates cultural exchange that deepens UWCSEA ties with the local community. The aim of this programme has always been to establish a well defined learning experience that not only serves as an introduction to design technology and computational systems, but also as a chance for students to develop more meaningful relationships, learn and exchange with our community partners. The programme has developed into a successful outreach model which is now an embedded part of UWCSEA East’s Service Learning programmes.

In the words of one of our Grade 8 student leaders of the LEGO Outreach Programme: “I think the most significant impact was the opportunity to live the UWC Mission. Sharing my developing skills with my peers and Service partners was an enriching experience that helped me understand the importance of living the mission .”