Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang, Malaysia

Term Dates

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Term Dates 2018-2019
Term Dates 2019-2020


TERM DATES 2018-2019



Term 1


Monday 3rd September, 2018 to Friday 14th December 2018: term ends at 3.30 pm

(Boarders arrive on Sunday 2nd September)

New teacher induction Monday 27th August to Tuesday 28th August.

Teacher training Wednesday 29th August to Thursday 30th August.


Half Term

Saturday October 20th to Sunday 29th October (School Closed)**


Open day

Saturday 6th October


Public Holidays

Monday 10th September (Agong’s Birthday Replacement)

Tuesday 11th September (Awal Muharam)

Monday 17th September (Malaysia Day Replacement)

Tuesday 6th November (Deepavali)

Tuesday 20th December (Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday)


*subject to change



Term 2


Monday 7th January, 2019 to Friday 5th April, 2019: term ends at 3.30 pm

(Boarders return on Sunday 6th January)**


Half Term (including Chinese New Year)

Saturday 2nd February to Sunday 10th February (School Closed)**


Public Holidays

Monday 21st January (Thaipusam)



Term 3


Monday 22nd April, 2019 to Friday 12th July, 2019: term ends at 3.30 pm

(Boarders return on Sunday 21st April)**


Half Term (including Wesak Day)

Saturday 18th May to Wednesday 22nd May (School Closed)**


Open Day

Saturday 1st June


Public Holidays

Wednesday 1st May (Labour Day)

Wednesday 5th June to Thursday 6th June (Hari Raya Puasa)

Monday 8th July (Replacement for Georgetown Day)


*subject to change



TERM DATES 2019-2020



Term 1


Tuesday 3rd September, 2019 to Friday 13th December 2019: term ends at 3.30 pm

(Boarders arrive on Monday 2nd September)

New teacher induction Monday 26th August to Tuesday 27th August.

Teacher training Wednesday 28th August to Thursday 29th August.


Half Term (including Deepavali)

Saturday October 26th to Sunday 3rd November (School Closed)**


Open day

Saturday 5th October


Public Holidays

Monday 9th September (The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday)

Monday 16th September (Malaysia Day)



Term 2


Monday 6th January, 2020 to Friday 3rd April, 2020: term ends at 3.30 pm

(Boarders return on Sunday 5th January)**


Long Weekend (including Chinese New Year)

Friday 24th January to Sunday 27th January (Optional Boarders’ Long Weekend)


Half Term

Saturday 15th February to Sunday 23rd February (School Closed)**


Open Day

Saturday 29th February



Term 3


Monday 20th April, 2020 to Friday 10th July, 2020: term ends at 3.30 pm

(Boarders return on Sunday 19th April)**


Half Term (including Wesak Day & Nuzul Al-Quran)

Thursday 7th May to Monday 11th May (School Closed)**


Long Weekend (including Hari Raya Aidilfitri)

Saturday 23rd May to Tuesday 26th November (Optional Boarders’ Long Weekend)


Open Day

Saturday 6th June


Public Holidays

Friday 1st May (Labour Day)

Tuesday 7th July (Georgetown World Heritage Day)


School ends at 4.15pm except on all Fridays at 3.30pm.

During external exam seasons, exam candidates may need to attend school during school holiday periods to take public examinations.

** Boarders leave school before 12pm the day after school closes.

** Boarders return school after 12pm the day before school opens.


Updated on 14th November 2018

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