Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang, Malaysia

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MUN Conference 2019

A delegation of Year 12 and 13 students travelled to the NEXUS International school in Putrajaya to take part in a Model United Nations (MUN) conference this weekend (Feb 22 – Feb 24). They were challenged to question global issues and drafted resolutions on a variety of concerns including: disposing of chemical weapons, protecting the rights of minority groups, addressing drug addiction, curbing racism in the Middle East, and the trafficking of exotic animals. MUN ignites the intellectual curiosity of students and helps them become more academically and socially aware as they debate and seek solutions to these and other global issues.

 

AIMS Choir and Orchestra Festival

The AIMS Secondary Orchestra and Choir took place at the International School @ Parkcity on 16th – 17th of Feb. We had 17 students (Years 7-13) joining other international schools from around Malaysia in an intense and productive weekend of rehearsals, culminating to a Gala Concert which was highly impressive.

Our students enjoy themselves tremendously and gained valuable experience performing in an 180-piece orchestra and choir set up. We are especially proud to highlight Drew Wong (Year 12) who was selected to be the Principal of the Second Violins while Khoo Shi Min (Year 11) took up position as Principal of the Cello section. Very well done to all!

A Sixth Form Merit Scholarship awarded

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A Sixth Form Merit Scholarship has been awarded to Pei Yee Choo. Pei Yee joined us this term for her sixth form years; her GCSE achievements needed to be at least equivalent to the high performance of our internal awardees. We reserve two further awards for outstanding SPM entrants. Our scholarships are defined by policy, and we are delighted to include Pei Yee in our group of scholars this year. Her teachers have all commended the flying start she has made at POWIIS! She plans to go to university in the UK to pursue her ambition to be an architect.

Perdana Scholar Academic Excellence

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Heartiest Congratulations to our POWIIS alumna Chantelle Lim on receiving a Perdana Scholar Award!Perdana Scholar Awards are awarded to Malaysian students attending college in the US. It has been held every 2 years since 2014. She was one out of 3 students awarded the Academic Excellence Award. The award winners were invited to the Malaysian Embassy in Washington DC for an award ceremony.We are very proud of her achievement and wish her the very best for the future.

 

Penang Piano Festival

The Penang Piano Festival, organised by Euroasia that was held on the 6th of October at POWIIS was a huge success! It was attended by 70 participants from around this region with some from as far as Indonesia and Taiwan. An international competition of this status brought some outstanding pianists with a high level of musicality and technical refinement. Six of our students competed and managed to gain valuable performing experience and exposure. Joshua Lau (Year 10) managed to secure the gold medal and the Best Performer Award. Ping Er Loh (Year 7), Alicia H’ng (Year 8), Zuo Kern Lim (Year 9) and Maegan Ang (Year 11) performed admirably and obtained the bronze. Joshua’s outstanding performance earned him an opportunity to compete at the Malaysian Piano Competition on the 14th of October in Kuala Lumpur. Well done guys!

Over 15s PSAC Champions

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Our Over 15 boys’ football team are now PSAC champions after the tournament of local international schools was held at POWIIS last weekend. With two year 9s in the side, it was the youngest we have ever presented – and the most successful. Our first time winning the tournament!

Uplands International School Debating Championships 21-23 Sept 2018

Our POWIIS team had three speakers winning top 10 Speakers Award, namely:

a.) Jaena Velten (4th place)
b.) Drew Wong (6th place)
c.) Jia Ying Lim (10th place)

Three of our teams broke into the knockout stages. It is a very good first try for most of them, who are new to the Asian Parliamentary Debate format. They gave a good account of themselves against experienced national level debate teams, in front of adjudicators who were experienced in the world debate scene, and those who were in the top 10 were commended for their outstanding performance and potential for being selected to represent their home country in World Schools Debate.

We look forward to see our young debaters continue to make their mark in tournaments around Malaysia.

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