International school to open primary section in 2019

Dr Ong (left) and BSG Property executive director Datuk Lim Kean Seng posing for the media during the launch of POWIIS Primary at the Prince of Wales Island International School in Botanica CT in Balik Pulau, Penang.

THE Prince of Wales Island International Primary School, POWIIS Primary, will open in September 2019 on a 2ha site in Jalan Loh Poh Heng, Tanjung Bungah, Penang.

MTT Learning Academy is collaborating with BSG Property for this architecturally designed and purpose-built school which will offer 800 places for children aged three to 11 years old.

It will now be possible for young children to benefit from the expertise and success that this company has developed in the Prince of Wales Island International School, which is its secondary school in Botanica CT, Balik Pulau.

MTT Group of Companies group executive chairman Datuk Dr Kenny Ong said POWIIS Primary would teach the English National Curriculum with early year pupils (aged three to four years old) following the Foundation Stage before moving on to Key Stage 1 (five to six years old) and Key Stage 2 (seven to 11 years old).

“Specialist languages such as Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia and French will also be taught.

“An extensive range of extra-curricular activities will provide after-school care solutions to working parents as well as encourage confidence and independence in the pupils.

“POWIIS Primary will emulate the benchmark set by its secondary counterpart by recruiting staff predominantly from the UK and the international circuit,” he said in his speech during the POWIIS Primary launch at the international school recently.

Also present, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the establishment of a primary school with standards such as those that POWIIS Primary aspired to, would no doubt put our younger generation in good stead.

“It is certainly encouraging to see this collaboration between private corporations like MTT Learning and BSG Property helping Penang to become an education city and nurture Penang as a talent hub,” he added.

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