Tampines House

UWCSEA East Campus Residential Community


Welcome to Tampines House!

Who are we?

We are a part of the greater UWC movement - a global education network of schools and colleges that strive to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. We are a deliberately diverse community with young people from many different social and cultural backgrounds in which all members of our community are encouraged to embrace challenge and take responsibility for shaping a better world.

On this site you can find information about many different aspects of our boarding community - who we are, what we do, what we believe and how we operate. The Tampines House Boarding Manifesto (see below) forms the foundation of our residential life philosophy and informs all our norms, guidelines and decisions, while the Tampines House Guide (see below) contains the most up-to-date information about how things work in our boarding community.

Tampines House Boarding Manifesto

The Tampines House Boarding Manifesto is based on the core values of the UWC Movement and forms the foundation of our residential life philosophy. The Manifesto guides our norms, values and expectations and aims to help us to develop and grow as a diverse and caring residential community.

In Tampines House, we:

  1. participate fully in this community, even when it may be a personal challenge to join in all aspects of life here

  2. actively contribute to the community, leading by example and recognising that our actions play a vital role in the lives of the people around us

  3. try and understand one another’s cultural beliefs and norms, valuing our diverse ways of thinking and acting, even when they challenge us

  4. celebrate our differences, recognising their validity and value in making us a stronger community

  5. empathise with and actively care about every member of the our community, acting to make one another’s daily lives easier

  6. respect one another and try and live together with mutual responsibility and consideration, putting the community’s needs before our own

  7. respect the space we live in, living conscientiously and sustainably to preserve it for future community members

  8. take responsibility for our actions and act with integrity in even the smallest acts

  9. aspire to live the values of the UWC Mission: a community of different people, nations and cultures striving for peace and a sustainable future

Tampines House Guide

The Tampines House Guide gives you all the essential information that you need about living in our boarding community. Here you can find the most up-to-date information about almost all aspects of boarding life.

If you have any specific questions about boarding life and procedures that are not currently addressed in the House Guide, you can always contact us by using our online feedback form.

Welcome to new boarders!

A special welcome to all new and prospective boarders and their parents who might be visiting this site for the first time!

We hope that you will be able to get a better idea of what life is like here at Tampines House. Please have a look at our Tampines House Guide for more information about specific aspects of boarding life. Also visit our Resources page for access to the Orientation Week schedule and additional information on what to bring (and what NOT to bring) to Singapore and how to apply for student entry visas.

The videos below will give you a better idea of what it's like to be a boarder at UWCSEA and at Tampines House.

Social media

You can also learn more about our community and our day-to-day life through our different social media connections: