Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang, Malaysia

Monthly Archives: September 2017

POWIIS Outreach

Our local community outreach day today was a great experience for all. It was POWIIS students’ own initiative and they led, and taught, local school students in sessions in maths, English, drama and sports. All found the day a great success, which is the start of a planned sequence of days both at the school and in the local home areas.  

National Chinese Classical Song Competition

Over the weekend, Carine Soon of Year 10 participated in the National Chinese Classical Song Competition, which was organised by the Voice of Nature Academy. Sponsored by the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health, the event drew 140 contestants and was held at SJKC Kwang Hwa Primary School in Penang. Carine was awarded the Bronze Award in the Secondary School category and will participate in the finals. Congratulations, Carine!  

Boarders’ Trip to Wonder Wilderfarm

Last week, the boarders went to Wonder Wilderfarm in Relau, an organic farm that supplies produce to a local market set-up. Amidst the greenery, they learned how to make ‘Onde Onde’ and Mochi, and enjoyed the end products with lemon grass honey tea. Smiles all around!  

FOBISIA Swim Trials

FOBISIA Swim Trials ongoing! No sight of rain so far, and we enjoyed blue skies and sunshine today – the perfect weather for swimming!  

Speech Day 2017

The torrential rains didn’t manage to put a damper on last Friday’s Speech Day, as both our students and staff heroically forged on! This event is meant to commemorate the students’ excellent academic achievements, and hopes to inspire more students to do the same. Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon, our guest speaker, gave a very uplifting speech, which was very much appreciated by the audience. The interlude featured musical performances by the students, and was a ray of sunshine in an otherwise very rainy day!  

Rockfest 2017 Competition

Vishal Chopra participated in the Rockfest 2017 Competition under RockSchool in The Oasis Village, Ara Damansara and was crowned Champion for Vocals and second runner up for guitar. He performed his winning song during yesterday’s assembly.  

Artist in Residence

We are excited to welcome our new artist in residence – Ms Maria Tilt. She will be with us for one term and is looking forward to working with our talented students here at POWIIS. Maria is a UK artist whom attained a first class degree in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University, Wales. Having spent a year as an Art Intern at the British International School Hanoi, Maria is now eager to work with and embrace her experiences here on Penang Island.  

Tuesday Lunchtime Concert

The Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts make a comeback after the long summer break. The first concert of the academic year featured talented vocalists, and pianists, and was well received by both staff and students.  

Sixth Form Team Building

Team-building activities in the Sixth Form Centre this week! This was a chance for the new Sixth Formers to mingle with and get to know the existing Sixth Formers, whilst completing events that encouraged teamwork and collaboration.  

Cultural Obligations Market Place

Year 10s at the Cultural Obligations Market Place this afternoon. Teachers in charge of each activity explained the details to the attentive students as they explored their options. Looking forward to a fruitful year!