Yearly Archives: 2017
In the last weeks of term, the corridors were filled with the sweet smell of baking for the Inter-House Christmas Bake Off. Three students from each House were challenged to bake a Buche De Noel (Yule Log) under timed conditions. Much fun, and mess, was had as students baked, rolled and decorated.
The Bake Off, including a staff Christmas bake category, was judged by Chef Yao from Métisser Patisserie in George Town. Glamorgan were crowned winners with their lumberjack themed Buche De Noel and Ms Stranney’s spiced Christmas cake won the staff category.
The Humanitarian Society organised a cake sale at lunchtime with all the cakes and the fund was raised to help with future charity projects.
Members of the French Club satisfied their sweet tooth cravings as Ms. Galy walked them through the process of creating crepes. The students mixed their own dough, and did their best to cook and flip the thin pancakes. At the end of the activity, they sat down to reward themselves with the results of their efforts, and chose from toppings of Nutella, raspberry jam, and honey.
Last Wednesday, parents of the Year 10s attended the annual Parents’ Reception. They were invited to a presentation explaining the changes to the IGCSE curriculum, as well as a guide to the new 9 – 1 grading scale. The reception, split into two sessions, offered parents the chance to meet their child’s subject teacher, and discuss their progress and achievement.
Last week, POWIIS observed Mental Health Awareness week, and held several activities to improve mindfulness – the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment.
Students and staff were encouraged to join in, with Tuesday’s activities consisting of qi gong, mandala colouring and practising mindfulness through blowing bubbles, whilst Wednesday featured Zumba, mandala colouring, and a food-tasting session.
Our artist in residence, Maria Tilt, will be having an art exhibition from the 6th of December to the 8th of December. Entitled ‘Portraits of Penang’, the collection of digital and traditional portraits offer a glimpse into Penang’s old-world charm. The pieces exhibited are available for purchase, and will be on sale from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm for the duration of the exhibition.