Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang, Malaysia

Yearly Archives: 2018

AIMS Young Musician Award 2018

Joshua Lau (Year 9) and Maegan Ang (Year 10) took part in the AIMS Young Musician Award of the Year 2018 at Nexus International School in Putrajaya last weekend.

Both students were in Category B (aged 11 to 14). Out of 27 participants from international schools in Malaysia, Maegan was awarded the ‘Special Mentioned’ prize and Joshua Lau was chosen to be one of the four finalists that competed in the Final round the next day.

The standard was extremely high and the judges graded the performance on clarity, confidence in their playing (that includes stage appearance), quality of musicianship and stylistic understanding. Both executed their performances very well and the judges spoke very highly of their musicianship skills. Well done!  

Nutmeg Tree Planting

Today is the last day of teaching in school for the sixth formers before their examinations. At lunchtime they planted a nutmeg tree as a gift to the school. Nutmeg has many wonderful attributes – just like the students themselves.  

Sixth Form University Fair

A mini university fair made up from 16 universities from Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand was held in the Sixth Form Centre yesterday. The Sixth Formers had the opportunity to learn more about university courses and life abroad.  

Educational Visit

POWIIS welcomed 30 teaching staff from Santa Cruz Convent School Bangkok, Thailand today as part of their study of technology integration in education. They were given a school tour by three of our Sixth Formers and Principal Simon Leese was delighted to share some interesting insights about POWIIS with them.  

World Scholar’s Cup 2018

The World Scholar’s Cup was held in Penang again this year. Over 500 scholars from local and international schools participated in the Penang Round. The first day of the Cup featuring debating and writing was held at POWIIS. The Scholar’s Bowl was later held at USM.  

Wizard of Oz Production

Some pictures from our Wizard of Oz production. Thank you to everyone who came and supported and to all the students and teachers who made the show such a success.

We have more photos to share in the weeks to come!  

Swimming Gala

Last Friday, we held our swimming gala event. Well done to everyone who participated! A huge thank you to Mr Edwards for organizing the event and faculty who supported.

Congratulations to Somerset, our 2018 Swimming Gala champions!  

Percussion Workshop

Students from across each year group got the chance to participate in a fun and educational percussion workshop last Monday. The workshop was led by Andy Gleadhill from the UK.  

WOZ-ify House Competitions

With our Wizard of Oz production quickly approaching (in a week’s time to be exact) houses competed to see who could create the best Woz-ified house areas last week.

It was a close call between Rutland and Somerset, but Rutland was our champion with Somerset second and Durham third. Congratulations to the houses on a job well done! As a reward, the winners’ Woz-ified displays will be used in the foyer of the auditorium for everyone to take pictures with!  

Annual POWIIS Ball

Congratulations to the Student Ball Committee (Yan Bin Phua, Henry Lim, Nicole Lee, Jing Zhou Ong, Karen Lu, Onishi Rei, Maxwell Ong and Lillian Balcarek) for organising a great evening of entertainment at the Evergreen Laurel Hotel, dancing and fun for over 200 POWIIS students.

Special thanks to: Christopher Lim, Pavithra Manivannan and Abu Hanif Haniz for photographs of the evening.