Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang, Malaysia

Monthly Archives: May 2017

Ultimate Frisbee

As part of their personal development, the Year 8s recently held a student-led Frisbee competition in their Physical Education lesson. They worked together to organise the event, and delegated roles and tasks amongst themselves. The students also acted as umpires, and scored themselves, and proved that they had teamwork, integrity, and communication skills. Congratulations to the team captain, Peter, and the members of his team – Clark, Yang Xie, Wilson, Jaseem, Shou Wu, and Amar.  

Year 9 Penang Hill Science Trip

The Year 9s visited the Habitat at Penang Hill for their Science trip recently. Highlights of the trip included the 1.6 km nature trail with educational signs and tour guides, as well as the treetop walk – the highest public viewing point on the island.  

A COBIS Student Achievement Award for Ming Min Teh

The following citation was rewarded by COBIS (Council of British International Schools)

‘Ming Min is the outstanding academic achiever of POWIIS’ 6 year history. She is predicted to obtain 12 A*s in her IGCSEs; a first for the school. She is a mature, modest, kind and generous young lady who has never once allowed her exceptional ability to drift to arrogance. However, just as impressively, she is also a top sportswoman (a long distance runner for the state and a member of the state winning school netball team), an exceptional performer (taking lead roles in the annual school musical), an irrepressible charity fundraiser and a leader of the school community.’

We congratulate Ming Min. Two further awards have been gained by POWIIS students. More details will follow their presentations.  

Bugsy Malone Fitting

Glitter, glitz, and glam! The PTC members have been a great help with designing and replicating the wardrobes of the cast for POWIIS’ upcoming production, Bugsy Malone. Bugsy Malone is scheduled to show on the 7th of July 2017 at 7.00 pm whilst the 8th of July show starts at 3.00 pm. Both dates will be open for the public to watch and enjoy, with the tickets going on sale in early June.  

Tuesday Lunchtime Concert

This week’s Tuesday Lunchtime Concert featured performances by members of staff, accompanied by the resident student band. We heard songs in Maori, Tagalog, and German, as well as a jazz rendition of ”All of Me’ on clarinet… Just in time for our half-term break!  

Art Printing Press

Our Year 10 Art students have the opportunity to use the new Art department printing press – learning about and exploring the process of dry print etching!  

New Sixth Form Uniform

Demonstrated by Mike Lim, Tomoya Itoi and Philip J Kanianthara. Students may choose their own design, within requirements set down by the school.  

POWIIS Prefects 2017-18

We are pleased to introduce our new prefects announced this week.
From left to right:
Zhipin Khor (Head of Boys’ Boarding)
Ee Wai Chee (Head of Girls’ Boarding)
Nicole Lee
Karen Lu (Head Girl)
Gabriel de Leon (Head Boy)
Philip J Kanianthara
Mike Lim  

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

A successful DofE expedition starts with meticulous planning and checking. And then checking again. An afternoon of final sign off under the careful eyes of Mr Garlick (i/c) Mr Doege and Ms Bowden.  

Golf Achievements

One of our students, Soraya Ng, recently participated in golf competitions, organised by the Penang Golf Association. She was awarded with certificates, as well as a medal, as symbols of her achievements. Congratulations, Soraya!