Teaching Science

July 5, 2018
The goal of science education is not knowledge of a body of facts and theories but a progression towards key ideas which enable understanding of events and phenomena of relevance to students’ lives. “Where science has a good profile within the school as a result of a dedicated leadership, and where staff are expected to… Read Now >

A Well-designed Library

June 28, 2018
The Primary School library should be a fun and exciting environment where pupils feel comfortable at any time of the day not just in library lessons. The pupil who is surrounded with good books of all kinds reaches out beyond the classroom routine and becomes involved in learning under the most productive system of all,… Read Now >

Construction Progress

June 18, 2018
Exciting time! The construction of POWIIS Primary is well underway, with the Early Years and swimming pool blocks taking shape first.

The Benefits of Good Nutrition and Daily Exercise for Children

June 13, 2018
Good nutrition and plenty of exercise are the building blocks for strong growth, healthy development and lifelong wellbeing for children. Statistics suggest that children are not eating enough healthy food with one in three children being overweight and about one in six being obese. They are also not getting enough exercise and it is essential… Read Now >

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 >