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What To Look For When Choosing A Primary School

Choosing the right international school is a difficult decision. Parents want a school offering the ideal balance of academics, pastoral care and extra-curricular activities especially during the formative primary years.

by / Published: 26 Feb 2019

What To Look For When Choosing A Primary School
Photo: Prince of Wales Island International School

Choosing the right school in general is a process and when parents decide to place their children in the international school system, even more thought goes into the decision. The primary years are crucial, and research has shown that attending a good primary school has a profound impact on a child’s development. 

The Prince of Wales Island International Primary School (POWIIS Primary) offers the English National curriculum for students aged three (Nursery) to 11 (Year 6) within a new purpose-built campus in Tanjung Bungah, a well-located suburb in Penang. Excellent facilities include spacious classrooms, specially designed outdoor learning spaces, large playing field, swimming pool, and specialist labs and music rooms. 

Photo: Prince of Wales Island International School

Why send your child to POWIIS Primary? 
Learning Languages:
The fact is that learning a second language has many benefits including increasing critical thinking skills, creativity and empathy for others, and it's a great asset when entering the working world. POWIIS Primary offers a comprehensive Mandarin programme with three options – Mandarin as a Foreign Language, Second Language or Native Speaker. Lessons begin at Nursery and continue throughout Primary school. 

Performing and Creative Arts: The arts are an integral part of education and all children are born with creative potential. POWIIS Primary is a school that takes this seriously and aims to nurture and stimulate creativity via comprehensive arts programmes. Students can learn a musical instrument (violin, cello, guitar), perform and attend concerts, join the choir, and take part in drama and dance sessions. The Art Department teaches everything from painting and drawing to print making and collage, ensuring students are able to express themselves freely while developing their talents. 

Photo: Prince of Wales Island International School

Physical Education: Sports and exercise are important factors contributing to a student’s scholastic success. Sports on any level – recreational, social, competitive – teaches children how to socialise, be a team player, keep fit and healthy, and how to have fun with their classmates and peers. There are weekly swimming lessons; team sports like football, basketball and cricket; and a range of athletic activities. 

These are just some of the key reasons why you should consider POWIIS Primary for your child’s early education. Visit the school, take a tour and speak to the specialist teachers; most importantly, bring your child to have a look around. 

POWIIS PRIMARY
Jalan Loh Poh Heng
Tanjung Bungah
Penang 
Tel.: 04 828 9999 
powiisprimary.edu.my


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