United World College of South East Asia
The day and boarding students at the United World College of South
(UWCSEA) come from 62 nationalities. UWCSEA is one of 10 United
College schools located throughout the world. The UWC movement promotes
international understanding through education. In accordance with
the ideals of the UWC movement, the experience of studying in a
multi-national and multi-cultural school is also utilized to cultivate
in students the value of tolerance and understanding of other ways
The governing body of the UWCSEA includes eminent figures within
in the fields of finance, law and management. The board of governors
consists mainly of parents while teachers and ex-students are also
represented. All governors serve in an honorary capacity.
Teachers are required to hold full teaching qualifications in addition
to degrees in their main subjects. Experienced specialists are employed
in all subject areas and have considerable experience in running
extra-curricular activities. The majority of staff are British,
with teachers of 23 other nationalities.
UWCSEA is a modern, well-equipped school with air-conditioned classrooms
and specialist facilities providing for a wide range of educational
activities. There are five music and four drama studios with a main
hall seating over 400 and a theatre hall seating over 200 and two
large sports halls, fitness centre, two astroturf fields and floodlit
tennis courts. Along with 56 new classrooms, a new boarding house
and an Administration Block, the College has a modern, fully equipped
Drama Theatre. There are specialist rooms for teaching home economics,
design and technology and 3D art and a thirty-booth language laboratory.
The College Library has over 20,000 volumes and a range of resources
on CD-ROM. As far as possible the boarders are housed together with
others of the same age in dormitories which have just been built
for three or four occupants. Each house has full facilities for
different age groups. Boarders have access to other facilities,
such as the college library, swimming pool and sports hall, which
are supervised for their use outside school hours.