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NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL - UWC SOUTH EAST ASIA


ITS Education Asia representative Vandana Rao joined, 'Breakfast with the Head of College' (newly appointed Chris Edwards) at the College's Dover Campus on 26 November, 2014 where she had the pleasure to hear Chris talk about his passion and commitment to education and being part of UWC South East Asia.

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Chris Edwards and Vandana Rao 
Breakfast with the Head of College


At the event, attended by about 120 parents, Chris spoke about his observations of the College, based on more than 100 visits to classrooms and activities since joining UWCSEA inAugust this year. His conclusion was that the College is mission driven, and has not only outstanding teaching and learning going on every day, but also very special interactions between both students and staff as they engage in a diverse array of activities and opportunities. Chris also addressed parent queries with an open and honest discussion outlining changes happening within the school.

 

Topics of discussion also covered the UWC Scholar programme, innovation in the UWCSEA curriculum and the constant professional training offered to staff to ensure they deliver teaching at the highest levels. The College also prides itself in being an educational institution that brings out the best in a child holistically, with a high emphasis on, but not limited to, excellent academic standards. 

About UWC South East Asia

UWC South East Asia is a member of the 14-member United World College movement and a K-12 international school in Singapore. The College provides a challenging, holistic, values-based education, leading to the IB Diploma in Grade 12, and based on the educational philosophy of Kurt Hahn. The school is immensely popular with expats and has two campuses in Singapore. The mission is to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future and their goal is to educate individuals to embrace challenge and take responsibility for shaping a better world. 

About Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards, Head of College, joined UWCSEA in 2014. Educated at Merchant Taylors’ School in Liverpool UK, he went on to study English Language and Literature at Oxford University in 1983 where he later gained a First Class Degree and became a Postmaster (nothing to do with envelopes) at one of Oxford’s oldest colleges, Merton

 

Chris has an unwavering commitment to and passion for the values-based approach to education that is at the core of the UWC movement and UWCSEA. His career has been driven by a belief in the power of education to transform lives and a belief in the good of young people that mirrors that of the founder, Kurt Hahn.

Chris has an unwavering commitment to and passion for the values-based approach to education that is at the core of the UWC movement and UWCSEA. His career has been driven by a belief in the power of education to transform lives (his own beginnings in Liverpool were transformed by a scholarship to Oxford University) and a belief in the good of young people that mirrors that of our founder, Kurt Hahn. 

In Chris’ own words:

This appointment is the greatest honour and privilege of my professional life. I am thrilled and grateful beyond measure because if there is a greater opportunity than the chance to join the UWC movement and UWCSEA, I’ve yet to find it.

For more details about UWCSEA, go to: https://www.uwcsea.edu.sg/


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