Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang, Malaysia

Monthly Archives: August 2017

Funds Donation to Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital

The POWIIS Student Union recently visited the Mt. Miriam Cancer Hospital to donate the funds they spent the last year raising. The donations mainly came from the Secret Santa event, and last year’s carnival. The hospital was extremely grateful for the small contribution, and offered POWIIS several outreach programmes, and involvement in educational events and activities in the future.  

New Staff Induction

New faces for the new academic year. Colleagues joining the school are introduced to POWIIS and its people before term begins next week. Principal Simon Leese commented ‘Feeling very excited. What a great bunch!’  

IGCSE Outstanding Achievement

Another outstanding academic achievement from a POWIIS student – huge congratulations go out to Ming Min Teh, who scored 11 A*s in the recent IGCSE examinations!  

Public Holiday on Monday 4th September

POWIIS will observe the Prime Minister’s declaration of a public holiday on Monday 4th September following Malaysia’s success at the SEA games. The school will now open for the new term on TUESDAY 5th September. Reception arrangements for new students will take place on that day.

Boarders with travel arrangements in place will be welcomed as expected on Sunday 3rd September. It is essential that any wishing to defer their arrival contact respective Heads of Halls, to confirm, to ensure all expected students are fully accounted for on Sunday.

We are very much looking forward to getting underway with the new school year, and regret the disruption this has caused whilst sharing in the Prime Minister’s pleasure at the country’s success.

A Level Results

Happy faces at POWIIS as our students see the fruits of their labours. We are delighted for them and are celebrating truly outstanding statistics.
33% of all results A*, 60% A*/A and 73% A*/A/B, over half the students achieved 3As or better.
Special congratulations to our four students with all 4 subjects awarded A*, Jun Eeo, Brian Ooi, Phyllis Tea and Shu Fay Ung.
A great day for POWIIS!