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British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: RM9,600
to: RM54,000
This school has more than one campus in Penang:
POWIIS: Ages 11 to 18

Address: 1 Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6, Bandar Baru Air Putih, 11000 Balik Pulau, Penang, Malaysia

POWIIS Primary: Ages 3 to 11

Address: 88 Jalan Loh Poh Heng 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia

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Number of students

410

Number of nationalities represented in the school

36

Most common nationality

Malaysian

Ratio of local students to international students

2:5

Max. number of students per class

EYFS- 16
Y1-Y6- 20

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin and Bahasa

Use of technology in the classroom

Interwoven into all aspects of the curriculum

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

This depends on the students age. Reading is a priority and homework set is short and purposeful.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes, in some year groups

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

EYFS/Y1- Observation and phonics
Y2-Y4- Reading, writing and maths
Y4-Y6- Online cognitive testing (CAT4)

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Ongoing registration is welcomed

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

NA

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

NA

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

English as an additional language support
Additional educational needs teacher and support
Some students are supported by a parent-funded support teacher

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Curriculum challenge, personalised learning opportunities, external competitions and the extra-curricular options provided.

Student access to education psychologist

No

School start time

8.00am

School finish time

3.00pm

If attending the extra curricular activities, the school day finishes at 4pm

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A selection of over 70 per week from rock climbing and martial arts to photography and orchestra.

School provided lunches

No

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No

Sports activities included

A full range of physical activities with teams and clubs covering all the major sports. Weekly games and PE sessions and weekly swimming along with Dance, Gymnastics and a variety of martial arts.

Sports facilities at the school

School Gymnasium, a 25m, 7 lane swimming pool, large sports pitch, dance studio

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes- in school House competitions, school events such as cross-country and local, national and international events for our sports teams to participate in.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Truth, Wisdom, Integrity underpinned by Kindness
Connections and relationships
Courage, aspiration, resilience and effort

Teaching approach of the school

Innovative, reflective and inclusive.
Focused of a student's starting point and supporting them to develop from that point, irrespective of where that starting point may be.

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