Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang, Malaysia

Yearly Archives: 2019

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 

Junior Interhouse Debate Finals

Last Friday saw the battle of two Goliath’s as Rutland took on Glamorgan in our first Junior Interhouse Debate Finals. Both houses had some experience speakers and delivered a courageous presentation on stage in front of more than 200 of their peers. Debating the motion “That Generation Snowflake was the term that best characterises the youth of today”, they gamely argued their ideas and took on some difficult questions during Q&A. Results will be announced at assembly on Wednesday so we wish the best of luck to both teams and may this event kick start our development of the debating culture at Powiis.

Team Rutland:
Steven Xi, Daniel Taylor, Tan Zheng Hau

Team Glamorgan:
Nicholas Low, Primus Tan, Ian Lim

 

Olympic Carnival Penang 2019 Winner: Jocelyn Lee Shi Han

Congratulations Jocelyn Lee Shi Han, Year 9!

Her composition has been chosen to be the theme song of Olympic Carnival Penang 2019. 

Olympic Carnival Penang 2019 is held to support Japan which will be hosting Olympic in 2020 and promote the upcoming Olympic. This event is organised by Olympic-council of Malaysia, Co-Organiser with the Penang State Youth & Sports EXCO office, City Council of Penang Island. With the Malay lyrics, this composition is orchestrated by Vince de Leon (alumnus). 

This Sunday on the 23rd of June, Jocelyn will be performing the theme song at the actual event in Esplanade, Georgetown.

Well done again!

POWIIS school leaders for 2019-2020

POWIIS introduces our school leaders for 2019-2020. Left to right, Pei Hong Chew, Drew Wong, Nicholas Suresh (Head Boy), Hannah Rose Lee (Head Girl), Long-Lee Chen (Head Boarder) and Wayne Yee Lau.

We look forward to another great year! 

Hong Kong International Music Competition 2019

Congratulation to Year 10 IGCSE Music student, Joshua Lau who won the Gold Prize at the Malaysia round of the 2nd Hong Kong International Music Competition 2019 under senior class category. He will be representing Malaysia and competing with gold prize winners from other countries in Hong Kong at the end of July 2019. Joshua Lau is also one of the Young Rising Stars of Steinway & Sons Malaysia.