Thought: Process

UWCSEA President Carma Elliot invites a community conversation on the creation of peace and a sustainable future for all.

UWC, together for our planet

[fa icon="calendar'] 11 May 2021 / by Carma Elliot posted in 50th anniversary, UWC mission, #globalgoals

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Twitter COP26 statement

Over recent months, across the College, we have been planning the ways in which we will commemorate our 50th anniversary next academic year. Our planning has been guided by our mission, including what we wish to stand for in our 50th year when it comes to environmental sustainability.

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Earth Day 2021 – for a better earth

[fa icon="calendar'] 22 Apr 2021 / by Carma Elliot posted in uwc values, #globalgoals, sustainable future, green plan 2030, COP26

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Today marks Earth Day 2021 — a time for meaningful action for our planet. This is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which presents a nice synergy, as we head into our own 50th anniversary year at UWCSEA. Our mission, from the earliest days of our movement, has been for peace and sustainability — with education as the force to achieve those aims. How apt then, that today (among many other related activities) we held a workshop on environmental sustainability across the College, mapping the many areas of work being led by students, educators and families across the College, as we seek to tell our story on environmental sustainability for our anniversary year, and beyond. 

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Reasons to be hopeful: parts one and two

[fa icon="calendar'] 29 Mar 2021 / by Carma Elliot posted in 50th anniversary, partnerships, #globalgoals, sustainable future, green plan 2030, COP26

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This last week has brought with it a growing sense of optimism as the vaccination programme starts to roll out in earnest across essential services in Singapore, including for our College staff. With it comes a real sense of hope for our spring and summer, albeit tempered with caution since we are nowhere near clear of a pandemic that has taken nearly 2.2 million lives around the globe. 

The offer of a vaccination to our staff doesn’t yet meet the needs of many in our community who are hoping to travel this summer to reconnect with loved ones across the world, given that vaccinations are not approved for under 16’s in Singapore. But I hope that this gradual change will nonetheless start to ease some of the stresses our community and our loved ones are all under, at this time of continuing uncertainty and disruption.

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Building Back Better

[fa icon="calendar'] 18 Mar 2021 / by Carma Elliot posted in community, partnerships

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OOTP-2021 Pericles blog post (2750x1375)

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Celebrating Inspiring Women

[fa icon="calendar'] 8 Mar 2021 / by Carma Elliot posted in equality, SDG5, gender equity

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UWCSEA governors retreat - Feb 2021

It is 25 years since 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a set of commitments to promote women's equality, at the historic UN conference in Beijing. Today, on International Women's Day, I had the pleasure of hosting three inspiring women for a panel discussion on Beijing plus 25. Where did we expect to be 25 years on, and where are we now.

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The importance of storytelling

[fa icon="calendar'] 25 Feb 2021 / by Carma Elliot posted in community, #storytelling

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Poetry Cafe - Grade 2 - East-30

I have been spending a lot of time recently reflecting on leadership qualities which I value, both as a leader and in my colleagues. This week, I have been reflecting on storytelling as a key skill: it is how leaders influence, how they reach people in ways that help them to understand, enable them to remember, and inspire them to act and change behaviours. 

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Making memories

[fa icon="calendar'] 2 Feb 2021 / by Carma Elliot posted in 50th anniversary, community

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I have not in the past been much into personal anniversaries: they always felt rather over-indulgent to me. But, in the past few years, I have become a big fan of marking achievements and major milestones, and celebrating those things which I have invested time and energy into.

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'Tis the season to be joyful

[fa icon="calendar'] 21 Dec 2020 / by Carma Elliot posted in 50th anniversary, community, future of education

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A final message before the festive break.

On 15 December, we formally launched the planning for UWCSEA’s 50th anniversary, which we celebrate next school year. We chose that date as it was the 49th anniversary of the day that former Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew opened the College.

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Creating sustainable futures today

[fa icon="calendar'] 4 Dec 2020 / by Carma Elliot posted in uwc values, future of education, UWC mission, #globalgoals, SGD13

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On 3 December, we welcomed representatives from the Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to Dover to receive Green Mark Platinum Super Low Energy certifications for both our campuses. While we are honoured to be the only international school in Singapore to achieve this award, it is a powerful testimony to the long term vision, commitment and entrepreneurial spirit of our staff and students to our mission of building a sustainable future.

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Our Community, Our Scholars

[fa icon="calendar'] 14 Oct 2020 / by Carma Elliot posted in uwc values, community, UWC mission

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I will keep this blog short, but sweet - in recognition of the school break, and the many other things occupying your time and energies, including, I hope, the opportunity to spend more time with your family.

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