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Dear Parents,

This afternoon Prime Minister Lee announced that Ministry of Education (MoE) schools across the island will be moving to home-based learning from Wednesday, 8 April to Monday, 4 May. Throughout this long period since Chinese New Year, we have consistently looked to the Singapore government for guidance, and this approach has served us well. We write now with our response to their latest decision.

Since we will be required to close from Wednesday, 8 April, and we have been preparing for remote learning, we will be closing both campuses from Monday, 6 April onwards and transitioning to remote learning according to the table below.

Please note that the Boarding Houses will remain open throughout this period, and boarding students will be supported with remote learning in designated spaces on the campuses.

Grade Level

Remote Learning Plan

Kindergarten to Grade 8

  • Monday, 6 April: Students do not come to school. Teachers contact students and/or parents to ensure they have everything they need and are set up for remote learning.
  • Note: East Primary School students and parents can collect devices between 8am and 12pm on Monday morning if they need them.
  • Tuesday, 7 April: Full remote learning begins

Grades 9 and 11

  • Monday, 6 April: Teachers will be in contact with each of their classes through the Online Learning Platform to give them details about learning for the week.
  • Tuesday, 7 April: Full remote learning begins

Grade 10

  • Wednesday, 8 April: Teachers will be in contact with each of their classes through the Online Learning Platform to give them details about learning for the week.
  • Thursday, 9 April: Full remote learning begins

Grade 12

Further information to follow

We are aware that some students and parents may need to come onto campus to collect materials or devices and school sections will be in touch to help them make arrangements if necessary. 

You can visit this parent site for an overview of our approach to remote learning for students at UWCSEA. You will see resources and links, as well as sample routines for the day for each school section, and checklists to help you and your child(ren) make sure they are set up well to continue learning from home. We hope you find it a useful resource. Please be aware that this is not the remote learning site for students: school sections will communicate instructions to students about how to access their remote learning. We would also like to emphasise that, particularly for younger students, remote learning will benefit from parental supervision and engagement where possible.

The Prime Minister has called on all of us to play our part by remaining at home as much as possible during the coming month. We will only come out of this difficult time in the right place for all of us if we curtail our daily activities and do our best to ensure that our contact with people outside our immediate families is limited. 

A UWC education aims to develop skills and qualities such as resilience and self-management in our young people. We are confident that in the coming weeks we will discover once more that our students live out every day Kurt Hahn’s belief that “there is more in you than you think”.

Thank you all for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Bray, Head of UWCSEA Dover
Graham Silverthorne, Head of UWCSEA East