Prince of Wales Island International School is located in the World Heritage Site of Georgetown and creates a safe and healthy environment, which adds to the special community atmosphere and stimulates a wide range of on-site and local activities. It is conveniently located with easy access to Penang International Airport, and quick connections to Singapore and all South East Asia destinations, as well of course to all parts of the globe.
The Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) launched in 2011 and quickly asserted a local, regional, and global reputation as being one of the most important schools in Malaysia. Located in the lush, healthy and scenic Balik Pulau area, POWIIS provides a broad and yet balanced education for students aged 11-18, based on the English National Curriculum.
The Prince of Wales Island International School offers the British curriculum to students in the middle and secondary levels. The school provides a stimulating environment helping students to move to top universities across the globe, majorly in the UK. As an international school, the Prince of Wales Island International School enjoys considerable freedom in tailoring the syllabus to her pupils’ needs.
The brand new purpose built primary school for kids aged three to eleven opened in Tanjung Bungah on September 2019, undoubtedly the region’s exceptional primary campus. POWIIS now operates two full purpose campuses separately, both providing excellent instructional training and age-appropriate facilities to ensure an assured path to success for every student.
The school appreciates that each student has different abilities and hones their skills to get exceptional outcomes. The school implements excellent teaching practices and modifies the same to match individual needs. The school team works hard in providing a caring and nurturing environment to students.
Enrichment opportunities come from both inside and outside of the syllabus. All that is accomplished at POWIIS, whether educational or extracurricular, academic or recreational, is geared towards developing minds that are vibrant and inquisitive. Personal direction, inspiration and the sense of responsibility are essential elements of a pupil’s path toward both thought freedom and emotional maturity.
In everything they do, students should feel adequately challenged but at the same time must always feel supported. There is regular, seven-day-a-week boarding at the Prince of Wales Island International School, but also weekday boarding (where the pupil stays in school from Monday to Friday, going home on weekends) and flexi-boarding where pupils can stay for just one or more nights to suit their needs.
The school boasts of excellent academic results. It also encourages cultural diversity where students are encouraged to communicate in English. The school puts a lot of stress on honing skills such as language development, personal qualities, oratory and performance skills and social sophistication.
1 Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6, Bandar Baru Air Putih, 11000 Balik Pulau, Penang, Malaysia.