Monthly Archives: October 2017
Our first time ever at the FOBISIA Games in Phuket!
Six schools were involved, and our students excelled in swimming, winning 20 of the 40 races and coming in at second place in 8 other races. Congratulations to Debbie Low, Zhao Liang Teh, Clark Tu, Peace Lee, and Angus Lee, who all did a brilliant job.
Swimming was then followed by track and field in the afternoon, and we won 15 medals in athletics. Jaseem Sarmad Al-Abaichy of Year 9 showed immense courage and commitment, and won five medals.
Recently, Joshua Jin Quan Lau participated in the First Malaysia, China, and Korea International Friendship Piano Open Competition 2017, and came in at the second place. The competition was held in Ipoh, Perak and featured budding pianists from Malaysia, China, and South Korea. Congratulations, Joshua!
On 7th October 2017, the new Prince of Wales Island International Primary School was officially launched. Held at POWIIS, the new school was launched by Penang’s Chief Minister, YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Dato’ Dr. Kenny Ong, and Dato’ Lim Kean Seng.
POWIIS Primary features a purpose-built campus that reflects the specific needs of each year group, and will be a co-educational independent primary school offering the English National Curriculum delivered through enjoyable, purposeful, and challenging learning. The school design boasts well equipped classrooms, designated play areas, and specialist areas in Science, Music, the Arts, and Sport to facilitate 21st century learning. POWIIS Primary will offer an outstanding education for learners from Early Years to Year 6.
For more details, please contact [email protected]
Students are given the opportunity to wear ‘House Colours’ today rather than their school uniform to celebrate Diwali – the festival of lights. They enjoyed a Diwali inspired lunch in the cafeteria, while some Year 12s combined chemistry and Diwali by making a Rangoli pattern using a polymer slime.
To all families and friends of POWIIS celebrating Diwali this year, we wish you a very happy holiday!
Today’s staff edition Tuesday Lunchtime Concert featured both academic and non-academic staff including the CEO of POWIIS, Ms Elysia Ong, Ms Nurul Hasniza, Mr Peter Kee, Ms Lucy Decoursey, Mr Alan Reeves, Mr Dylan Boyd, Mr Ronald de Leon, Mr John Cranwell and Mr Kirk Green, accompanied by POWIIS orchestra and band. The audience were certainly entertained by the great performance from them!
POWIIS welcomed prospective families to our Open Day last Saturday to explore the campus and state of the art facilities. Families took a tour of the school, led by the students and attended an informative presentation by the Principal, Mr Simon Leese. We are looking forward to seeing new faces very soon!