Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang, Malaysia

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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.

World Scholar’s Cup (WSC)

POWIIS participated the Penang Round for the sixth edition last Friday and Saturday, 19th & 20th April 2019 respectively. Due to the need of a larger theatre, Saturday was held at USM while Friday was at POWIIS itself.


Congratulating our WSC participants, who have performed above expectations on what has been THE most competitive round in the history of the program. We had two 2nd placed finishes in debate and team writing in the Junior category and approximately 50 gold and silver medals in total for a team of 34, with 32 earning qualification to the Global Round.

Once again, Heartiest Congratulations to all the winners!

Artist In Residence – “Spoonful”

“THE mosaic piece SPOONFUL” was on 3rd April 2019. 

The Spoonful mosaic with contributions from over 200 students and staff under Artist in Residence Chris Bird-Jones has been installed in the cafeteria! The main project group pose with their spectacular creation. The display of art-work created by Chris Bird-Jones, Spring term 2019 was held in the Auditorium Foyer of the school.

Senior Battle Of Bands

The House Battle of the Bands Competition (Seniors) event was held on Friday 29th March in front of a panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience. Well done to all of our talented musicians who produced some vibrant and creative performances and also to those who worked backstage to support their House. Congratulations go to Cornwall who were the Overall Winners and also recipients of the Audience Favourite Award. Members of the Band were: Angelique Atienza, Rei Onishi, Yue Lynn Chan, Jay Bradshaw, Matthew Lee and Ken Lee. 


Tuesday Lunch Time Performance (TLP)

TLP performance which took place at the Recital Room on 2nd of April 2019… was totally a mind blowing performance!


(1st picture) : Jia Tian Teoh – Piano ‘Indian Pony Race’

(2nd picture) : Bing Xuan Yeoh – Violin ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ 

-arrangement by Bing Xuan

: Edmund Tan – Violin

: Shi Min Khoo – Cello

: Bryan Lu – Bass Guitar

: Yue Lin Chan – Piano

: Ken Lee – Drums

(3rd & 4th pictures) : Chamber Choir ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol

Our Proud Music Student

Bryan Lu-Music student:

Bryan Lu, Year 13 A Level Music student who successfully got a place to further his music study in the prestigious Berklee College of Music after his studies here at POWIIS. In addition to that, he is also being offered a 50% scholarship throughout his undergraduate degree music study. Bryan has been with us at POWIIS since Year 7 and has contributed greatly to the POWIIS music community.

Junior Sports Leaders Award

Words of wisdom from a POWIIS alumna to all of our current students:

Dear POWIIS students, I am Noor van Wetten. I was a student at Prince of Wales Island International School from 2013 until 2017. In year 9, I had to make a decision regarding my extra-circular activity for the upcoming academic years. I selected the Junior Sports Leaders Award, and I certainly do not regret it and I am about to explain why.

As I enjoyed this extra circular activity under the guidance of Mr. Streat I decided to pursue my joy and passion for guiding, designing sessions and assisting young children during sports activities. I managed to do so by applying for a job as a camp counselor at an American Summer camp. Being a counselor means that you are responsible for a group of children aged 7 to 9 at all times. The Junior Sports Leadership Award has taught me to take on this responsibility. This was a key component that was much appreciated by the camp directors. In order to take part in this program, I had to complete an application and participate in an interview. Having a recognised and well-appreciated certificate for the Junior Sports Leaders Award program definitely made my application stand out. My certificate was highly appreciated by the camp directors and one of the major reasons why they decided to accept me. After sharing my story with you on how a JSLA certificate is beneficial and can help you with future applications, I hope and definitely advise you to take JSLA as your extra-circular activity. 

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