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POWIIS Primary School in Penang

Our School

Creating​ ​a​ ​stimulating​ ​environment

The​ ​Prince​ ​of​ ​Wales​ ​Island​ ​International​ ​School​ ​Primary​ ​is​ ​opening​ ​in September​ ​2019.​ ​It​ ​will​ ​be​ ​an​ ​extraordinary​ ​independent​ ​co-educational primary​ ​school​ ​offering​ ​the​ ​English​ ​National​ ​Curriculum​ ​which​ ​will​ ​be delivered​ ​through​ ​fun,​ ​purposeful​ ​and​ ​challenging​ ​teaching,​ ​for​ ​children​ ​aged 3​ ​to​ ​11​ ​years​ ​of​ ​age.

The​ ​innovative​ ​school​ ​design​ ​is​ ​purpose​ ​built​ ​to​ ​suit​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​year groups​ ​providing​ ​well​ ​equipped​ ​classrooms,​ ​designated​ ​play​ ​areas​ ​and specialist​ ​areas​ ​in​ ​science,​ ​music,​ ​the​ ​arts​ ​and​ ​sport.​ ​The​ ​warm​ ​nurturing atmosphere​ ​will​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​every​ ​student​ ​is​ ​safe​ ​and​ ​happy​ ​and​ ​will​ ​be supported​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​attain​ ​their​ ​full​ ​potential.

Our Vision

Our Mission

To create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment in which all members of the school community can grow in confidence and develop their full potential.

Our Vision

We believe that learning should be fun, purposeful and challenging. Through our effective curriculum, we aim to equip each child with the skills they need for all future learning.

We believe that every child matters. Through positive attitudes and partnerships we endeavour to develop the whole child, meeting individual needs in a safe and secure environment where differences are celebrated.

We believe that good teamwork and positive partnerships – with individual children, the whole class, our colleagues, with parents and the wider community will lead to effective teaching, high standards and successful learning.

Prince of Wales Island International School

Our Aim

To deliver a high-quality teaching and learning experience for our students that promotes high standards and accelerated progress for all

To value and recognise the uniqueness and achievement of every member of our school family

To provide the full breadth of the English National Curriculum

To promote a love of learning for all children and to equip them with the tools to take ownership of their own progress

To promote children’s self-esteem, their rights and responsibilities

To create a welcoming atmosphere in school where children, staff, parents and visitors feel valued

To have high expectations for all within our community to ensure that we demonstrate the very best standards of conduct, moral purpose and integrity

To ensure that our students feel safe and secure and enjoy coming to school

To teach our students the role of stewardship of the world in which they live

We will accomplish this by:

  • Placing teaching and learning at the heart of everything we do
  • Delivering innovative and effective teaching and learning
  • Providing an exciting, broad and challenging learning experience
  • Promoting a ‘Have a go’ culture where students have the confidence to challenge themselves as learners
  • Promoting the confidence and engagement of parents and carers in the learning of their children and the development of good behaviour
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Ethos, Beliefs & Values

We​ ​think​ ​a​ ​school​ ​should​ ​be​ ​about​ ​empowering​ ​our​ ​children​ ​to​ ​explore​ ​and learn.​ ​Through​ ​inspirational​ ​teaching​ ​and​ ​learning,​ ​we​ ​strive​ ​to​ ​develop motivated​ ​and​ ​confident​ ​children​ ​who​ ​show​ ​consideration​ ​and understanding​ ​for​ ​others​ ​whilst​ ​working​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​achieve​ ​their​ ​own​ ​potential. At​ ​POWIIS​ ​Primary​ ​we​ ​are​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​delivering​ ​a​ ​high-quality​ ​learning environment​ ​and​ ​inspirational​ ​teaching​ ​which​ ​will​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​the​ ​development of​ ​happy​ ​and​ ​successful​ ​pupils​ ​within​ ​an​ ​inclusive​ ​academic​ ​culture.

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Built with a clear vision of children’s requirements

Our brand new purpose built school is bright and dynamic, to facilitate 21st century learning. Every feature of the school, both inside and outside, is designed with the children’s learning at the forefront of the architectural vision. From the layout of the spacious classrooms to the playground areas, we have created the perfect mix to suit all learners from Early Years through to our Year 6 pupils

At the heart of each school building lies a break-out area housing book corners and technology areas; these creative and stimulating spaces will enable us to facilitate both the children’s love of reading alongside the latest technology, therefore enabling the children to learn and develop skills for life.

The school’s multi-purpose hall provides the ideal space for the school to come together and celebrate during school plays and family learning events. The practical resources within the hall also facilitate and promote a healthy lifestyle through a range of physical activities within PE lessons and extracurricular activities such as karate and dance classes. The covered swimming pool offers the opportunity for every pupil to learn to swim in safety.

Each year group has access to a designated art room, design and technology room, science laboratory and music room all of which enable the school to offer a broad curriculum.

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Our Teaching

The school’s vision for teaching is to become the Primary School of choice in Penang

What we do:

  • Ensure inspirational teaching is informed by current educational research
  • Ensure all pupils achieve their potential regardless of barriers to learning
  • Raise standards and accelerate pupils progress through high quality teaching, marking, and effective use of academic targets and success criteria to offer students clear guidance on how to improve
  • Recruit high quality staff
  • Have high aspirations

This will be delivered through

  • An exciting and inspiring curriculum
  • Excellent teaching in a fit for purpose environment that is well resourced
  • Responsive, pro-active and effective monitoring mechanisms

It will be supported by

  • Excellent pastoral care
  • Systematic staff development
  • High quality resources
  • Strong parental engagement
  • Astute financial management
  • Clear guidelines, policies and processes that everyone understands and follows