Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) & POWIIS Primary

Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang
Essential Information
Preschool/Kindergarten Primary Schools Secondary Schools Pre-University
POWIIS: 2011; POWIIS Primary: 2019
POWIIS: 500; POWIIS Primary: 400
Cambridge IGCSE British A Levels International Primary Curriculum
IGCSE, A Levels, Edexcel, Junior Sports Leadership Award, Trinity College London: Speech and Drama, IELTS
Year 7 to Year 13 (Ages 11 to 18); POWIIS Primary: Nursery to Year 6 (Ages 3 to 11)
POWIIS: 24; (Ages 11 to18); POWIIS Primary: 16-20 (Ages 3 to 11)
September to July
POWIIS: 8.10am to 4.15pm; POWIIS Primary: 8.00am to 3.00pm (excluding after school activities)

About Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) & POWIIS Primary

POWIIS uniquely offers two purpose built campuses, each offering outstanding teaching and age appropriate facilities to ensure every child has a sure pathway to success. The Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) opened in 2011 and has rapidly established a local, national and international reputation as one of Malaysia’s most significant schools. POWIIS offers a broad and balanced education based on the English National Curriculum for students aged 11-18. At the same time, students are offered full and weekly boarding options within campus. In September of 2019, our brand new purpose built primary school for children aged 3-11 opened in Tanjung Bungah, unquestionable the outstanding primary campus in the region. 

Preschool Education

September to July

8.00am to 3.00pm

Our Nursery and Reception unit is a stimulating  child-centred environment where every child can thrive. By building positive and caring relationships, our teachers will create a warm, welcoming and secure setting in which your children feel valued.  A strong partnership between home and school  is a priority. In the EYFS, the curriculum covers  seven areas for learning and development. These areas are planned for on a weekly basis (although amendments are often made daily) with planning remaining flexible and responsive taking into  account the children’s interests.

You can explore more information on our curriculum by visiting our website.


Pre-University Education

A Levels

2 Year Course

January and September

Yes, please enquire more by sending an email to

Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) & POWIIS Primary Fees Structure

RM9,600 to RM54,000

RM9,600 to RM12,000


RM1,000 to RM5,000

Equivalent to one term’s tuition fee

Additional Programmes

POWIIS offers Duke of Edinburgh program, Model United Nations, World Scholars Cup


POWIIS Primary offers Bespoke Mandarin programme as part of main curriculum, 1 to 1 Music lessons for students from Year 1 to 6 within the school campus.



Languages Taught

Bahasa Malaysia


Air-conditioned classrooms
Art room
Music room
Running track
Swimming pool
Science laboratory
Theatre facilities
Basketball court
IT resource center
Sports field
Tennis court

Extracurricular Activities

Co-Curricular Activities offered in POWIIS: Aikido, Astronomy, Badminton, Baking Club, Basketball, Board Games, Cheerleading, Chess, Cricket, Dance, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Fencing, Fitness, Football, French, Gym, Humanitarian Committee, Junior Sports Leadership Award, Knitting, LEO, Model United Nations, Netball, Orchestra, Photography, Psychology, Running, Robotics, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, World Scholar’s Cup, Yoga, Young Entrepreneur Society


Extra-Curricular Activities offered in POWIIS Primary: Short-hand Tennis, Aikido, Wushu, Ballet, Jazz Ensemble, POWIIS Rocks, POWIIS Art Guild, Calligraphy, Cooking, Uni-cycling, Swimming, Ukulele, Triathlon, Gymnastics, Multi-Sport, T-Ball, Taekwondo, Young Librarian Club, Hand-Sewing, Sculpting & Crafts, Orchestra, Drama, Movie-Making