The Principal, Simon Leese, and Mrs Leese were in London last week for the TES (Times Educational Supplement) Independent School Awards, presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.
We were delighted to be declared the winner of the International School of the Year Award. Pictured at the presentation are the MC, former MP, author and TV personality Giles Brandreth, Mr and Mrs Leese, and Mr Mark Bignell representing Buckinghamshire Education Trust, sponsors of the award.
It was a fun filled day on last Friday with different sport activities and contagious house spirit. Well done everybody. Congratulations to Glamorgan House, House Champions at Sports Day 2018!
Last Friday, the seniors competed in the “Senior Inter-House Activity” for a place in the finals. The girls’ event was football and the boys’ basketball. Stay tuned to find out who the winning house will be!
The IGCSE examinations are fast approaching! After the recent mock examinations, the Year 11s and their parents met with respective teachers to review and evaluate their progress at Parents’ Evening.
Over the weekend, POWIIS boarders prepared for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations by decorating the boarding compound with lanterns, fire crackers, and a blossom tree.
Introducing Jack Lim, an 11 year old ukulele prodigy, and the younger brother of one of our alumnae, Jane Lim (A Level Music 2016). Jack was a member of Team Malaysia that competed in the 21st World Championship of Performing Arts in Long Beach, California, USA, where he won 2 gold and 3 silver medals along with 2 “Champion of the World Division Winner” awards.
It’s the beginning of a new term! This morning, the Principal welcomed new students to POWIIS for the second term and also gave a short presentation to their parents about the latest developments at the school.
Students from each year group along with staff performed in the end of term Christmas concert recently. A fun time had by all – everyone enjoyed themselves very much.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at POWIIS!
In the last weeks of term, the corridors were filled with the sweet smell of baking for the Inter-House Christmas Bake Off. Three students from each House were challenged to bake a Buche De Noel (Yule Log) under timed conditions. Much fun, and mess, was had as students baked, rolled and decorated.
The Bake Off, including a staff Christmas bake category, was judged by Chef Yao from Métisser Patisserie in George Town. Glamorgan were crowned winners with their lumberjack themed Buche De Noel and Ms Stranney’s spiced Christmas cake won the staff category.
The Humanitarian Society organised a cake sale at lunchtime with all the cakes and the fund was raised to help with future charity projects.
Early this week we had our annual Caroling Around the Christmas Tree event where all Year 7s gathered in the school lobby to sing carols for students, parents, and staff as part of the holiday celebrations.