MCM admitted to prestigious HMC membership

Marlborough College Malaysia is delighted to announce that it has been admitted to membership of HMC (The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference). Marlborough College Malaysia is the only British school in Malaysia to receive this accolade, reflecting the College’s position as a leading independent day and boarding school for children aged three to 18 years. HMC […]

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2018 IB Diploma Results

Sixth Form pupils at Marlborough College Malaysia celebrated their excellent IB Diploma Programme results on 6th July. Two of the college’s senior prefects achieved near perfect scores of 43 points, while 17% of their fellow students achieving 39+, compared with a world average of only 5% who achieve within this top band. Overall, Marlborough College […]

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Prize Day 2018

Around 800 people attended this year’s Prize Day, in the Wykeham Hall, which was resplendent with floral decorations and glittering cups and awards, marking the formal end to the 2017-18 academic year. Council members, parents and friends were treated to performances from the College Orchestra, the Preparatory School Chamber Choir and Orchestra and a wonderful […]

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Jasmine Surif Wins Major International Poetry Prize

This term, a pupil in Shell (Year 9) received a great honour in an international poetry competition. On Thursday, 24th May, Jasmine Surif received the runner-up prize in the ‘Never Such Innocence’ competition. Jasmine flew to London to receive the award from General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, at the Guards Chapel in […]

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Founding Parents’ Reception

On a balmy evening on Thursday 7th June, the Master and Mrs Stevens hosted the first reception in the Master’s Lodge for the College’s Founding Parents. This special group of over 70 parents enjoyed reminiscing over images of the College’s development from Honan Ledang’s Palm Plantation , through its various stages of construction to the finished […]

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House Challenge

This year’s House Challenge Final took place in Assembly on 13th June between Wills and Honan. Wills had vanquished Thompson and Steel on their route to the Final, while Honan defeated the might of Munawir Hill and the smarts of Sheppard. The format was simple: each team were asked 30 questions with correct answers scoring […]

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Year 8 End of Year Party

On Wednesday 21st June, while the volcano Kilauea was erupting on Big Island, Hawaii, our Year 8 celebrated their time in the Prep School by having their very own Hawaiian themed party in the dining hall. The pupils participated in a number of different activities and games from Mango Madness to Flip Flop Flinging. They enjoyed tropical drinks […]

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Creative Music Workshop

More than 120 pupils in the Prep School between Years 6 to 8 participated in a large-scale creative music workshop led by acclaimed workshop leader, Filipe Sousa. In these sessions, pupils were given the opportunity to write their own music before performing it in front of an audience as part of a large ensemble.  This then […]

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The Jungle Book

On the 12th and 13th of June, the jungle took over the theatre at Marlborough College Malaysia as a cast of twenty-one Year 7’s and 8’s dazzled the school with their production of The Jungle Book. The production was a playful take on the classic Rudyard Kipling novel, with a healthy dose of everyone’s favourite […]

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Prep School Music Recital June

The evening of Thursday, 7th June, saw performers take to the Wykeham Hall stage for the last Prep School recital of the academic year. Both the Chamber and Pre-Prep choirs also performed, the former having just returned from a successful performance tour in Hong Kong. The Pre-Prep choir capped off a very busy inaugural year […]

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MC2’s Shoe Collection Appeal

For the past couple of months MC2 has asked parents and pupils to donate trainers and football shoes and the response has been overwhelming. Last Sunday, 3 June, MC2 visited the SK Ladang Pandas School in Gelang Patah where the shoes were handed over to some very excited children. They have a field behind their school […]

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Butoh Fu: ‘Pop-up’ theatre event

On Friday, 25th May, the Lower Sixth IB Theatre class created a special ‘pop-up’ theatre event in the College’s Reflective Garden at midday. Pupils have been studying Butoh, a form of Japanese Dance Theatre which is often known as a ‘Dance of Darkness’.  Through a series of workshops they have developed their own practice and created this piece, ‘Untitled’, drawing from their collectively written Butoh […]

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Hong Kong Music and Drama Performance Tour

On the early morning of Saturday, 26th May, thirty-nine pupils set off for Hong Kong on a five-day music and drama performance tour. On offer was a thoroughly diverse itinerary, which included workshops on stage combat and African drumming and a theatre visit to watch the Tony Award-winning musical Evita. The highlight of the tour […]

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Royal Wedding Supper

Best of British in Iskandar, Malaysia! A traditional British boarding school could hardly allow the royal wedding to pass unnoticed and, despite the 7,000-mile distance between MCM and Windsor, Marlborough celebrated the event in style. The boarding community came together for a special supper and pupils enjoyed traditional fayre, including fish and chips, English trifle […]

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The Leavers’ Ball

For the first time in the College’s short history, the Leavers’ Ball this year was brought into the heart of the College campus. The Wykeham Hall was transformed into a wonderful ballroom and it made a most fitting venue to celebrate with the Upper Sixth pupils, their parents and beaks as they completed their school […]

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Prefect Supper

The Master and Mrs Stevens hosted MCM’s twelve new Prefects at the Master’s Lodge, followed by dinner in the main school. The new Prefects have been selected following applications and an interview process. The dinner is a way of thanking them for their commitment. The Prefects were joined by members of SMT and HMs. At the […]

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MCM piano competition 2018

The fifth MCM piano competition gave us an evening of wonderful music performed by four of our most talented pianists.  The repertoire served a range of tastes: Chopin’s ‘Ballade No.1 in G Minor; Op.23’, Brahms’ ‘Rhapsody No.2 in G Minor, Op.79’; Debussy’s ‘Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum’; and Gershwin’s three ‘Preludes’ kept the audience intently engaged […]

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Straits Swimming Gala

We welcomed the Canadian International School, Singapore and Ezy Swim Club, Malaysia, to this year’s Straits Swimming Gala. The weather was glorious and our Marlborough beaks were ready with their timers and clipboards as we kick-started the morning with the gruelling 400m freestyle events. The best time was secured by Jie Wei from Ezy Swim […]

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KL Tigers International Rugby Tournament

From 20th – 22nd April, the Prep School and Senior School took 90 pupils to the KL Tigers International Rugby Tournament. It was an exciting weekend, with over 50 teams involved from three different countries. The boys’ tournament ran smoothly despite the temperamental weather and some fantastic rugby was played over the whole weekend. The […]

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Lectern Club: Tempus Fugit

Apposite to the season, the theme for the final Sixth Form Lectern Club of this academic year, held on Tuesday 15th May, was Tempus Fugit – time flies. With the Upper 6th completing the last of their IB exams, it was left to the Lower 6th to pick up the baton of all the evening’s […]

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