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Sports at UWCSEA East

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Guiding Statement

The UWCSEA East Campus Sports Programme aims to discover and develop the potential in each and every student commensurate of age and ability in a wide range of sporting activities.

Sport is an integral part of school life at UWCSEA. Our goal is to involve, excite and motivate our students in physical activity. We offer a vibrant, exciting programme of competitive and non-competitive sporting activities to encourage maximum participation, individual aspiration, team achievement and personal excellence.

Sport plays a central role in the school's educational goal to educate individuals to embrace challenge and take responsibility for shaping a better world.  We believe sport develops pupils' confidence and resilience through physical, technical and mental stimulus, and exposure to teamwork and leadership opportunities.

1.       Sport for all
2.      Taking interest and talent and developing them into expertise and excellence.

Pathway for sporting development

UWCSEA offers a pathway for sporting development from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in a wide range of individual and team sports.

Goals for each age division

1. 8U, 9U, 10U 11U - Fun, inclusion and even playing times

2. 12U & 14U - Skill development

3. 16U - Pre-competitive

4. 19U B - Developmental and treated as feeder programme

5. 19U A - Highly competitive

Underpinning the development of skills, concepts and values is the PE programme that provides the foundation for sport throughout the school. The first after-school sporting experience for many students begins with gymnastics and swimming, which are available throughout the year from K1 onwards, based on the important role they play in the development of the child and their stand-alone facilities.

Junior and Middle School sports

From Grade 2, the ‘full’ Activities programme starts, and students may select  a range of individual and team sports scheduled on a seasonal basis.

From Grades 3–8, the programmes become progressively more diverse and demanding as physical development and mastery increase. The year is divided into three nine-week seasons (approx.) with sports scheduled in each—click here for more detail.

Pre-season developmental coaching sessions take place on Wednesdays from 3:10–4.30pm. During the next season, many students continue in the same sport making a two-day in-season commitment on Tuesday and Thursday—typically a practice from 3:10–4.30pm on one day and a game against another school from 4.30pm onwards on the other.

The multiple seasons and numerous sports available make it possible for students to participate in as many as 10 sports during the year, or one sport across multiple seasons. We find that the best route for most students at this developmental stage is to participate in pre-season and seasonal sport across the three seasons.

High School sports

In Grades 9–12, pre-season sessions are held on Tuesday or Thursday  from 6–7.30pm (i.e., after the Junior and Middle School teams have ended their sessions) or in the morning from 6.15–7.30am.

In-season teams train on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The 19U team season culminates in an international SEASAC tournament against some of the best teams in the region.

High School students are encouraged to give back by sharing their knowledge and developing leadership skills through involvement in the Junior and Middle School sports programmes as mentors and coaches, which also fulfils part of their service commitment.

Community programmes

Students who are passionate about certain sports and wish to further develop their skills for competitive play may wish to join one of the many community sports programmes available in Singapore. We aim to provide as many opportunities as we can on-site at UWCSEA East and have carefully selected certain community sports partners whom we have identified as providing excellent coaching and competition opportunities.

Competitive Sports Programmes at UWCSEA East

Sports Fact Sheet