MCM Care Packages
Pupils of Marlborough College Malaysia are fortunate to be completing their quarantine at Hotel Jen, Puteri Harbour. MCM has a bespoke offering that has been agreed with the relevant government authorities which allow pupils to be met at KLIA, transported under the control of (Civil Defence) APM and then quarantined at the hotel with MCM staff resident and on-call 24 hours a day.
On arrival, all pupils receive individual MCM care packages from their Housemaster or Housemistress which contain goodies to welcome them and keep them busy around their daily online learning. A typical bag contains a few personalised treats and also some daily worksheets which MCM Graduate Assistants have created. The daily worksheets are filled with various challenges that ensure there is time away from screens.
They then share their experiences with friends in quarantine via Whatsapp. In addition to the daily challenges, pupils receive phone calls or Google Meets several times every day from their Housemaster or Housemistress and the MCM member of staff who is on duty. These calls help to add structure to the day, reinforce the sense of a caring community and assure the wellbeing of our boys and girls.
Quarantine could be a daunting and potentially lonely experience, but for MCM’s pupils, there is always someone there for them and something to fill their time until they can be welcomed back on campus.