Why has POWIIS Primary School invested in a swimming pool?

April 19, 2018
Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death in children, so being able to swim is an essential life-saving skill. Water safety is the only part of the English National Curriculum that will save children’s lives and in England it is now required for all children to be able to swim… Read Now >

The Advantages of the English National Curriculum

March 14, 2018
The English National Curriculum is used by the vast majority of schools in England and by thousands of International schools all over the world. It was first launched in 1988 and has been developing consistently since then, so is a very well-established and recognised curriculum. It is often described as a ‘broad and balanced’ curriculum… Read Now >

The Founding Head of POWIIS Primary – Mr. Marcus Sherwood

March 2, 2018
We are pleased to announce Mr. Marcus Sherwood will be joining us as the Founding Head of POWIIS Primary in September 2018. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Sherwood has worked at schools in New Zealand, England, Malaysia, and Korea. He is an experienced senior leader and is currently the Head of Primary at Dulwich… Read Now >

POWIIS Secondary – TES International School of the Year Award 2018

February 26, 2018
Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) wins International School of the Year Award 2018 (TES Independent School Awards, London February 2018) The annual Times Educational Supplement Independent Schools Awards recognise outstanding achievements in independent education. Prince of Wales Island International School, in Penang, was one of just four shortlisted schools worldwide in the International… Read Now >

Benefits of a School Entry Assessment

February 14, 2018
An assessment for entry into school is not about passing or failing but about teachers being able to prepare appropriate levels of work for every child in their class. As children enter a new school the range of their past experiences is vast, from Year 1 pupils that have never attended an Early Years Centre… Read Now >

The Importance of Play

December 12, 2017
Play underpins the Early Years Foundation Stage. It also underpins learning and all aspects of children’s learning.  Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. Play takes place indoors and outdoors and it is in these different environments that children explore and discover their immediate world. There has been… Read Now >

Research leads Design

November 17, 2017
The design of POWIIIS Primary evolved after a great deal of consultation, research and review. Taking into account the position and requirements, a design was decided upon which reflects modern research findings for optimum learning for primary aged children. The HEAD Project (Holistic Evidence and Design) was conducted by Salford University in the UK in… Read Now >

POWIIS Primary Launch

October 27, 2017
On 7th October 2017, the new Prince of Wales Island International Primary School was officially launched. Held at the Prince of Wales Island International School, the current secondary school campus, the new school was launched by Penang’s Chief Minister, YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Dato’ Dr. Kenny Ong, and Dato’ Lim Kean Seng. POWIIS Primary… Read Now >

Modern learning the forefront of design for the new Prince of Wales Island International Primary School, POWIIS Primary

October 7, 2017
The Prince of Wales Island International Primary School, POWIIS Primary, will open in September 2019 on a five acre site on Jalan Loh Poh Heng in Tanjung Bungah. POWIIS Primary was officially launched by YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Penang, Dato Dr Kenny Ong, Group Executive Chairman of the MTT Group… Read Now >