Prep Boarders PADI Open Water Course

One of the advantages of living in the tropics is the ability to go diving at one of the many beach locations across South East Asia for the weekend!  In order to open this door of opportunity to our boarding community the Prep boarding houses, Taylor and Iskandar, commenced a PADI Open Water Diving course. […]

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Italy Ski Trip 2019

On Saturday, 2nd February 2019, five beaks and 38 MCM pupils from Year 7 to Remove travelled to the Aosta Valley, Italy, for a week full of snow-filled adventure. The excitement began as we flew over northern Italy and saw (for many for the first time in their lives) the snow-capped mountains of the Alps. A picturesque coach journey […]

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Visit by Malaysia’s Minister of Education

Marlborough College Malaysia was the destination for a recent visit by YB Dr Maszlee Malik, Malaysia’s Minister of Education. On Sunday 10th February, Dr Maszlee and a group of senior guests from the Ministry of Education and Iskandar Investment were given a tour of MCM’s extensive site by the Master, Mr Alan Stevens and the […]

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Kinabalu Reading Challenge

At the end of last term the Senior Library and English department launched the MCM Kinabalu Reading Challenge for Shell and Remove pupils, the aim being to encourage reluctant readers to become confident and enthusiastic book lovers. J.K. Rowling once said “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book”.  It is certainly true […]

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IGCSE Monologues

On the final week before the half-term break, our talented Hundred pupils were staging individual monologues every day in the Theatre during lunch. The pieces have ranged from classic Shakespeare texts of Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Evan Placey’s Girls Like That and Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know To Be True, from 2013 and 2016 respectively. The performances concluded the work that […]

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Lent Term Tea Concert

We were all incredibly excited as we opened our first Recital of the Lent term concert season at MCM Preparatory School on Friday 25th January 2019.   It was another resounding success for our young musicians who once again treated us all to a wonderful afternoon of music.  The variety of the programme was a true reflection of the musical talent […]

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Outreach Desaru Beach Clean-Up

On Sunday morning, 27th January 2019, enthusiastic Outreach volunteers departed from the school grounds to Desaru coast for yet another beach clean-up.  This term’s clean-up was attended by over 80 people, consisting of 78 pupils and seven staff from both Prep and Senior Schools.  Upon arrival, each and every participant put their energy towards accumulating […]

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Burns Supper

On Saturday 26th January the inaugural celebration of Burns Night for boarders in Marlborough College Malaysia. Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist who is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland. His birthday, 25th January, is a day to celebrate his works and enormous contribution to Scottish literature such as the famous poem Auld Lang Syne. […]

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Pupil Councils

Over the course of last week, we have had 4 meetings in which the pupils from Prep School and Senior School have engaged in discussions on making the college even better for them. These meetings have been: Day Food Committee (focusing on how we improve our lunchtime options over the 4-week cycle). Made up of representatives […]

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Climbing Competition in Kuala Lumpur

On Friday, 25th January, a group of 15 climbers from the Prep and Senior Schools headed to Kuala Lumpur to compete in the first climbing competition of 2019. The pupils have been practising their climbing techniques during Activities all term, and this paid off with some excellent results – particularly for the Prep School. Yao […]

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MCM Walkabout Drawing Prize Exhibition

An impressive exhibition of the 140 entries to our first Drawing Competition at MCM opened on Wednesday, 23rdJanuary, in the Morris Gallery. The outstanding drawings are from talented Year 6 to Upper Sixth pupils.  The drawings are in a wide range of media and have been inspired by observation. We were delighted that so many […]

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Senior School Chinese New Year Assembly

On January 23rd, the Senior School assembly celebrated Chinese New Year. The pupils participated in a range of Chinese cultural performances. To open the assembly a traditional Chinese instrument, a Guzheng, was played by Annca Zhang (Remove). Six Shell girls performed a song called “Dong Xi” followed by an uplifting performance of The Kungfu Fan […]

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Singapore National Gallery Trip

On 22nd January two buses of excited Hundred and Remove artists departed MCM on a trip to the National Gallery in Singapore. The highlight of the trip was an opportunity to see the impressive ‘Minimalism: Space, Light, Object’ Exhibition. Minimalism first emerged as a movement in America in the 1960’s and emphasis was put on […]

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Lectern Club

On Monday, 21st January, the Master and Mrs Stevens, Mr Gibbon (HM of Wills) and invited Sixth Form guests,  were treated to another superb evening of speeches and fine dining.  The topic for the night was ‘Bah humbug’ inspired by the Charles Dickens character Scrooge’s view of the Christmas season.  Zahra Ahmad Nazhri (Steel) opened […]

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Audience with Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah, Permaisuri Johor

On Saturday, 19th January, the Master and Mrs Stevens, accompanied by Mrs Sally Smart, Director of Admissions, Mr David Glynn, Deputy Head Academic, Mrs Lucy Prime, Head of Art and Mr Greg Holden, Housemaster of Thompson, had the honour of being invited to have an audience with Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah, Permaisuri Johor.  A […]

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IB Solo Theatre Pieces

Last week, in the Drama Hall, invited audiences were transfixed by the exceptional standard of performances produced by the IB Theatre Arts Upper Sixth pupils during Thursday and Friday lunchtimes. These performances make up the practical element of their IB Solo Theatre Pieces, which are original works that have been conceived, developed and performed by […]

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Pre-Prep Health Education Talks

We recently welcomed Mr Edmund Chong, from Flexzoom opticians at Gleneagles to the Pre-Prep School. Mr Chong gave an interesting presentation to all the children about simple tips for healthy eyes. We learned the importance of reading with proper lighting and limiting the amount of time spent using a screen, such as an iPad or […]

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Welcome Coffee Morning

On Tuesday, 15th January, Friends held their Welcome Coffee Morning in the Green Hall at Pre- Prep.  It was a great start to the New Year with our theme ‘Fabulously Fit’. We were privileged to have supporting us many businesses from the local community in the field of Health and Fitness. It was lovely to […]

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Sungai Melayu School Art Workshop

On Monday, 14th January, Prep Outreach organised an art workshop for the Year 5 pupils from Sungai Melayu School.  Pupils from both schools worked collaboratively to design and create their own personalised photo frame complete with a Polaroid photo with their new friend.  I would like to thank Ms Dalton for organising the art workshop.  Following […]

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