The torrential rains didn’t manage to put a damper on last Friday’s Speech Day, as both our students and staff heroically forged on! This event is meant to commemorate the students’ excellent academic achievements, and hopes to inspire more students to do the same. Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon, our guest speaker, gave a very uplifting speech, which was very much appreciated by the audience. The interlude featured musical performances by the students, and was a ray of sunshine in an otherwise very rainy day!
We are excited to welcome our new artist in residence – Ms Maria Tilt. She will be with us for one term and is looking forward to working with our talented students here at POWIIS. Maria is a UK artist whom attained a first class degree in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University, Wales. Having spent a year as an Art Intern at the British International School Hanoi, Maria is now eager to work with and embrace her experiences here on Penang Island.
After the long summer break, POWIIS opens its doors to welcome all its students back to begin the new academic year. Returning students were more than happy to show new students to their tutor registration classrooms, before heading off to the welcome assembly by the Principal. Exciting times indeed!
Parents of new and existing boarders alike attending the Principal’s talk this afternoon. This annual event sees the boarders return to begin the new academic year, where new boarders make themselves at home in their newly assigned rooms. Parents meet the respective Boarding Heads and their teams, and pop in to the school shop to purchase new uniforms… before heading to the barbecue station to enjoy some mouthwatering skewers on a rainy afternoon!