POWIIS has become the first school in Penang to become an Oxford International AQA Examinations Centre.
We have added Oxford examinations to our existing offering of Cambridge and Edexcel, choosing the best options for all our students.
Presenting our Centre plaque to the Principal, Caine Brown Chan (Qualifications Consultant , South East Asia) and Matthew Bennett (Regional Director, South East Asia).
Last week, the year 12’s took part in Futures Week. The week was full of opportunities for the Sixth Formers from considering their options for next year, starting university applications, visits to local colleges, and participating in leadership opportunities and mock interviews.
The favorite day of the whole week seemed to be the day of ‘health’. The day started with a trip to the local market to buy ingredients, a self-defence class with Warrior Fitness and it ended with a cooking extravaganza. The students all made ‘easy to cook’ dishes which were judged by a team of four teachers including principal Mr Simon Leese. The overall winner was Aditya Muthurasu’s team which made an Indian inspired dish. (The recipe which Aditya later shared with Mrs Leese!)
Comments from the students were: ‘I really enjoyed the week as I learnt a lot of new things.’ ‘ I found the week really helpful and beneficial whilst still being enjoyable.’ ‘ I’ve never been to the wet market or cooked my own dish before so found it really interesting. I now have more confidence in doing this!’
Today marks the end of the POWIIS Egg Challenge among all the Year 10 students! This is part of their PSHE lesson about responsibility. They were each given an egg to take care of as if it was their baby, carrying it around at all times and even coming up with fun activities for their egg to participate in!
Joshua Lau (Year 9) and Maegan Ang (Year 10) took part in the AIMS Young Musician Award of the Year 2018 at Nexus International School in Putrajaya last weekend.
Both students were in Category B (aged 11 to 14). Out of 27 participants from international schools in Malaysia, Maegan was awarded the ‘Special Mentioned’ prize and Joshua Lau was chosen to be one of the four finalists that competed in the Final round the next day.
The standard was extremely high and the judges graded the performance on clarity, confidence in their playing (that includes stage appearance), quality of musicianship and stylistic understanding. Both executed their performances very well and the judges spoke very highly of their musicianship skills. Well done!