Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang, Malaysia

Yearly Archives: 2019

Welcome New Students!

Yesterday was the start of academic year for POWIIS. We are extremely glad to welcome the parents of our new students, our new POWIIS members and returners who were well rested during the break! Looking forward to partnering with everyone to new adventures, friendships and memories!


POWIIS congratulates all our IGCSE candidates who have collectively delivered an outstanding year’s results. 
(This year, new number grades on one Board are combined with familiar A* etc on others. The new Grade 9 is equivalent to the highest level within the A*.)
Full statistics will be issued shortly to confirm a remarkable outcome for the school. Some of our top achievers:
Achieving 12A* (or equivalent):
Andrew Tan. 12 IGCSEs all A* including 5 grade 9.
Achieving 10A* (or equivalent)
Jun Wei Chong. 10 IGCSEs all A* including 3 grade 9.
Achieving 9A* (or equivalent)
Joshua Velten. 12 IGCSEs 9 A* including 3 grade 9, 2 A, 1 B.
Carine Soon. 12 IGCSEs 9 A* including 3 grade 9, 1 A, 2 B.
Edmund Tan. 12 IGCSEs 9 A* including 3 grade 9, 1 A, 2 B.
Yue Lynn Chan. 12 IGCSEs 9 A* including 2 grade 9, 2 A, 1 B.

A Level Results

Congratulations to our A Level candidates!

Ming Min Teh and Shu Yi Koay – 5A*s, Ju Sien – 4A*s Tan Jie Mei – A*A*AAB, Chan Xin Ling and Chester Yeo – A*A*AA Teh De Juan – A*AAA Low Ziyi A*A*A* Phua Yan Shan A*A*A. Jaslyn Chia and Jiang Miao – A*AA Pavithra Manivannan and Logendra Moorthy – AAA

Overall school results:
A*-B – 77%
A*-C – 89%
Overall pass rate: 94%

There are many other remarkable outcomes. Again, our warmest congratulations to all our ‘new alumni.’



Library Organization Day!

Organised chaos in the library today, as a major change of layout takes shape. Mrs Wood is halfway though the reorganisation which will create much better access to the collections, and more study spaces!

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Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Some 40 plus students and teachers attended the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra concert this week on the 2nd of July at Dewan Sri Pinang, Georgetown. The opportunity to hear a professional orchestra of this level is very rare in Penang. The students certainly appreciated the level of finesse exhibited by the orchestra. Much was gained from just listening to the precision of their playing.

New IT Services Centre Concept

The concept for our new IT services centre. Positioned in the library, it will offer staff and students immediate technical help, and will unify traditional and digital information resources in the same location. A part of the school’s substantial investment in IT upgrading this year.

Speech Day 2019

Today’s Speech Day 2019 marks one of the major events we have for the academic year. We were honoured to have Mr. Jeffrey Chew – Chairman of the Penang Port Commission to be our Key Speaker for this year. Words of wisdom such as keeping focused, being sensitive to what is ahead, staying passionate in what you do best are some great messages we all can take home no matter where we are. In addition, we thoroughly enjoyed the performances showcasing some of our very talented students. Last but not least, we are extremely proud of what the students have achieved over this year, including the parents as you can see from the smiles on their faces.

First Recording Session At Hits Recording Studio

The first of several recording sessions took place at Hits Recording Studio over the weekend by the Music department. The very first POWIIS music album will be featuring the best performances of the year. The recording session gives our students a taste of professional musicians’ experience. It also adds another dimension to their learning experience.

POWIIS Primary School Handover

Congratulations to POWIIS Primary for this historic milestone of Handover this morning. Incredibly proud and anticipating the positive impact our Primary School will bring to the community of the International Schooling scene in Penang