Meet the Principals

A very warm welcome to POWIIS!

Established in 2011, POWIIS has rapidly grown to become one of the most prestigious and successful day and boarding schools in South East Asia. We are a culturally diverse yet close-knit community, in which students, staff and parents work together in a safe and happy environment.

Through its powerful blend of academic rigour and nurturing pastoral care, POWIIS offers our students ‘an adventure for their minds, and a home for their hearts’.

Our academic results are outstanding, but at POWIIS we know that success in life goes far beyond exam grades. POWIIS students are encouraged and supported to explore where their gifts and talents lie, be that in maths or science, languages or humanities, the arts, sport or community service. Opportunities abound for our students to participate in co-curricular activities locally, regionally and internationally and to develop all the skills and attributes they require to progress with confidence to university and beyond.

If you think your child would benefit from a POWIIS education, please do contact us – we would be delighted to help you explore the power of POWIIS.

POWIIS Principal

Dinah Hawtree

Welcome to POWIIS Primary School.

Schools are social organisms and as such flourish when connections between students, teachers and parents are strong. This is the priority of POWIIS Primary when positive relationships are fostered and developed across the community. We are committed to ensuring this is a priority at POWIIS Primary. Our students are at the heart of all we do and our excellent teaching staff will ensure that every child is safe, nurtured, known and understood.

Our rich, broad curriculum, with its commitment to Mandarin, sport, technology and the performing and creative arts will help develop articulate, confident, well-rounded children prepared for the ever-changing world they live in. We want our students to experience the excitement of discovering that they are capable of achieving more than they thought possible; we will encourage them to embrace new opportunities and help them to develop resilience and perseverance along the way. Our extra-curricular programme features a range of academic and sporting opportunities as well as a flourishing programme of creative and expressive arts, including drama, orchestra and choir.

While purpose built facilities and an exciting, relevant curriculum are important, the single most influential aspect of your child’s educational experience will be their teacher. I trust through the care, encouragement and support our teachers give your child, and the enjoyment they are having, I will see them running into school with a smile on their faces at school.

We look forward to meeting you!

POWIIS Primary Principal

Marcus Sherwood
Principal of POWIIS Primary