Monthly Archives: October 2016
Students and staff worked side by side to create a large colourful Rangoli floor decoration. The tradition of Rangoli for Diwali goes back around 5000 years as a decorative folk art in India. Not only is it a beautiful way to decorate courtyards, floors and entrances of houses, but it also has religious and cultural meanings. Rangoli art mainly serves the purpose to welcome the Hindu deities such as Lakshmi and to bring good luck. Anyone arriving at POWIIS over the next couple of weeks is in for a wonderful surprise!
The Shih Chung Team Challenge was held on the past Saturday and saw 45 excited students and 30 teachers arriving at POWIIS in the morning. While the students were occupied with the mathematics challenge and the sport activities organised by our very own Junior Sports Leadership Awards (JSLA) and Leo Club, their teachers were not forgotten in the slightest as they attended an international education workshop.
Special thanks to our teachers Mr Darren Lim, Mr Liam Streat and Ms Wani for helping out, as well as to our Deputy Principal of Co-curriculum, Mr Oliver Roberts who performed the closing ceremony for the event. Our JSLA and Leo Club members certainly outdid themselves and overall, everyone made Saturday’s event a rousing success.
POWIIS was graced by a visit from 30 teachers from the St Francis Xavier Convent School in Bangkok, Thailand. The teachers were given a thorough tour of the school, and were keen to observe some mathematics and science lessons. A big thank you to our accommodating teachers who were extremely gracious to our lovely guests and we do hope to see you again!
Our U13 boys’ football team kicked off their season with a friendly game against Straits International School. The team put in an excellent performance and showed they have a very promising season ahead. They secured a 9-2 victory, thanks to goals from Angad (4), Mahdi (2), Zheng Hau, Justin and Yang Xie. All the boys can be proud of their efforts and we look forward to the next game!
The Sixth Form Centre was officially opened on 1st October 2016 by the founder of POWIIS, Dato Dr. Kenny Ong. Dato Ong said a few gracious words about how much the school has grown since being opened in 2011 and how much the centre will mean to the Sixth Formers, before cutting the ribbon held by Head Boy and Girl – Ivan Chong and Nadya Mohan. There was a musical accompaniment from sixth formers Bryan Ooi and Gabriel De Leon, joined by Mr Victor Kam and Mr Ronald De Leon while parents were given tours by the current students.
From the start of the new school year in September to today, the sixth formers have very much enjoyed their new space!