Tough Mudder

On Monday morning, the Prep School running club along with the Prep Boarders endured the MCM Tough Mudder. The course, masterminded by Miss Donaldson, Mr Harkins and his Estates team, encompassed a number of obstacles and challenges which the children had to complete. This is the third time that the Tough Mudder has been put […]

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KL Tigers Rugby Training Workshop

On Saturday, 3rd November, we hosted KL Tigers for a start of the season training workshop with matches. The whole day was designed to get the children onto the pitch and, for some, have their first taste of rugby this season. The staff were excellent, helping the children and coaching throughout the day. MCM had […]

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Senior House Football Tournament

On Friday, 2nd November, old rivalries came to a head once again in the annual House Football tournament.  Sandwiched between rousing dance music at one end of the pitches, and the Munawir Hill boys’ slightly less tuneful chants at the other, the entire Senior School came outside to enjoy, and hopefully win, some games of […]

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Nations Day 2018

  Friday, 19th October, saw the first whole College Nations Day, as the two schools came together for the first time to celebrate the diverse culture at MCM.  It was wonderful to see over 40 nations represented across the two schools as pupils wore their national dress or colours with pride.  The day started with a […]

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Boarders “Nations Day” Assembly

On Thursday, 18th October, the whole boarding community gathered in the Wykeham Hall for an early celebration of Nations Day. The assembly was organised to: Encourage companionship, compassion and conversation; Celebrate the rich and diverse community that is our home; and Help cultivate a positive mindset so we all benefit from a happiness advantage. All […]

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Science Week

Science Week has been packed full of exciting activities. It kicked off with a Year 8 break out activity on the human body. The  Year 7s problem solved to make a chemical clock and the  Year 6s were crime scene investigators to piece together the clues to ‘Who killed Mr  Anderson?”.  Year 5s enjoyed a rather wet trip to LEGOLAND to […]

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Sulawesi Relief Aid

I had been volunteering with Yayasan Project Karma in Indonesia since the Lombok earthquake on the 7th of August.  During the summer holidays we were there giving medical treatment, food and water.  One week after the earthquake we set up an emergency school for 400 students in different grades.  We have other programmes that will […]

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Inter-House Singing Competitions

The annual inter-House singing competitions took place last Tuesday, and they certainly did not fail to impress.  Taking place in the Wykeham Hall, these competitions proved to match the grandeur of their setting without any problem.  Every member of the assembled audience felt sorry for this year’s adjudicator, Peter Huang from the Singaporean A Cappella […]

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Lectern Club

Based on the theme ‘For the Greater Good’, the first Lectern Club of the academic year took place on Monday, 15th October, at the Master’s Lodge.  Following the usual format, the Master and Mrs Stevens, Mrs Eaton-Jones, Mrs Davies, Mr Calverd and invited Sixth Form guests were treated to six excellent speeches interspersed throughout a […]

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Straits Football Tournament 2018

On Saturday, 13th October, MCM hosted the Straits Football Tournament for U16 and U18 boys and girls.  Much time had been spent training and selecting the squads in preparation for this important event.  Fourteen visiting teams arrived for an 8.30am kickoff. The level of the girls’ competition was excellent at the tournament.  All female footballers […]

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MCM Rocks

The theme for the 2018 Rock Show was that of Grunge.  The genre which dominated the musical tastes throughout the 1990s is still influencing the music of today, and the impact of this was clearly evident through the performances of more than 120 Marlburians representing every year group of the Senior School, as well as […]

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Clifford Chance Touch Tournament 2018

This weekend the U10, U12, U14 and U16 Touch Rugby girls travelled over to Tanglin Rugby Club (TRC) in Singapore to play their first tournament of the school year. After a very early start and a thorough warm up, all players were raring to go despite the scorching temperatures.   I thought that we were […]

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U12 & U 14 Rugby 7s Straits Tournament

This weekend the U12 and U14 Rugby teams competed in our annual Straits 7s competition against schools from across South East Asia.  The standard across both age groups was extremely high with excellent skill and creativity on display. After a great start, the U12 boys qualified for the semi final against ARPG Wildcats. However, although […]

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Silver Duke of Edinburgh International Award

Over the exeat, nine pupils embarked on a fulfilling experience to complete their Silver Duke of Edinburgh International Award. Adventuring into the forests of Chiang Mai, the pupils completed an eight-hour independent trek across paddy fields and rivers and through jungle. Equipped with a compass, map and walkie-talkie, navigation was definitely more of a challenge […]

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Hundred IGCSE Drama Showcase

The first IGCSE Showcase of the year was performed by Hundred pupils last week, demonstrating outstanding collaboration skills and true understanding of the nature of ensemble work.  Both evenings gave the pupils the chance to shine on stage, and they tackled a range of play scripts using sensitivity and creativity.  They have made incredible progress […]

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Senior School Lunchtime Concert

The first lunchtime concert of the academic year took place today in the Morris Gallery. There was a healthy amount of support for the six Senior School pupils who performed. We were treated to Chopin’s ‘Grande Valse Brilliante’ which had been performed at the Johor Bahru piano festival only last weekend; ‘Sunrise on the Matterhorn’ […]

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CIS Swimming Gala

On Saturday, 15 September, MCM welcomed the Canadian International School, Singapore for our first Swimming Gala of the year. The warm up saw more than 60 children in the pool aged from under 8 up to 14 years. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly with many spectators on the pool side. Marlborough performed well, especially […]

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Roald Dahl’s Birthday Celebration

Roald Dahl’s birthday was celebrated in style by Year 4 on Thursday 13th September. The author would have turned 112 this year, and as the children are currently reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in their English lessons, it seemed an appropriate excuse for a party. With the help of some special guests disguised as […]

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