Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang, Malaysia

Monthly Archives: October 2018

Penang Piano Festival

The Penang Piano Festival, organised by Euroasia that was held on the 6th of October at POWIIS was a huge success! It was attended by 70 participants from around this region with some from as far as Indonesia and Taiwan. An international competition of this status brought some outstanding pianists with a high level of musicality and technical refinement. Six of our students competed and managed to gain valuable performing experience and exposure. Joshua Lau (Year 10) managed to secure the gold medal and the Best Performer Award. Ping Er Loh (Year 7), Alicia H’ng (Year 8), Zuo Kern Lim (Year 9) and Maegan Ang (Year 11) performed admirably and obtained the bronze. Joshua’s outstanding performance earned him an opportunity to compete at the Malaysian Piano Competition on the 14th of October in Kuala Lumpur. Well done guys!

Over 15s PSAC Champions

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Our Over 15 boys’ football team are now PSAC champions after the tournament of local international schools was held at POWIIS last weekend. With two year 9s in the side, it was the youngest we have ever presented – and the most successful. Our first time winning the tournament!

Uplands International School Debating Championships 21-23 Sept 2018

Our POWIIS team had three speakers winning top 10 Speakers Award, namely:

a.) Jaena Velten (4th place)
b.) Drew Wong (6th place)
c.) Jia Ying Lim (10th place)

Three of our teams broke into the knockout stages. It is a very good first try for most of them, who are new to the Asian Parliamentary Debate format. They gave a good account of themselves against experienced national level debate teams, in front of adjudicators who were experienced in the world debate scene, and those who were in the top 10 were commended for their outstanding performance and potential for being selected to represent their home country in World Schools Debate.

We look forward to see our young debaters continue to make their mark in tournaments around Malaysia.