Monthly Archives: July 2019
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steven Xi, Daniel Taylor, Tan Zheng Hau
Nicholas Low, Primus Tan, Ian Lim
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!