Principal, Balik Pulau, Penang

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Prince of Wales Island International SchoolBalik Pulau, Penang

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Start date: 1st August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Upon the retirement of its current Principal, The Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS), one of Penang’s premier international schools is seeking to recruit an outstanding Principal for August 2020. POWIIS will be entering a decade of operation in August 2020 and will be a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to lead its Secondary School. 

POWIIS currently has a roll of just under 500 students ranging from age 11 to 18 (Year 7 to Year 13). Our alumni have progressed to some of the top universities all over the world including several Russell Group Universities in the United Kingdom, Ivy League colleges in the USA and top universities in Australia. POWIIS aspires to be a school at the forefront of international education for 3 to 18 year olds in Penang. We are currently the only international school in Penang to have two purpose-built, well-resourced campuses for primary and secondary students approximately 45 minutes apart on the island.

After years of successful development and growth under the skillful leadership of Mr Simon Leese, we are seeking to appoint an experienced educator with a passion for learning, excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, to take us forward to greater achievements. The right candidate will have the ability to be an inspirational and innovative leader who can secure the full engagement of staff and all other stakeholders in the delivery of the school’s objectives whilst having students at the heart of decision making. You will lead by example, engage with the community, be a respected ambassador for the School, motivate others and continue the trend of achieving excellent academic results whilst maintaining a truly holistic environment for our students. You will also drive and contribute towards the overall strategic and development plans for the School.

The appointment will commence from 1st August 2020. The remuneration package is competitive and includes housing, medical insurance, flights, car and education for dependent children and other benefits.

Candidates are invited to read the attached information for further information about the role and living and working in Penang. To apply please send a letter of application, CV and completed teaching application form to For further queries about the application process please contact Elise Yeoh, PA to the Principal at or call +604-8689999

The closing date for applications: Wednesday 6th November 2019 

All applicants will receive an acknowledgement response and successful applicants will be informed about the first stage interviews to be held by Skype or in Penang. The final selection programme will be held in Penang the week commencing 13th January 2020.

POWIIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expect all applicants to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks and successful references.

More about Prince of Wales Island International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: POWIIS Secondary, 1 Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6, Bandar Baru Air Putih, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, Penang, 11000, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 4 8689999
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The Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) is a co-educational day and boarding secondary school (Years 7-13) modelled on the best of British independent education. We follow a curriculum (based on the English National Curriculum and Co...