College Newsletter | ST2023 Week 2B | Online

Public Exams and Covid-19 Advice

There has been a slight rise in Covid-19 cases across Malaysia in the past couple of weeks. As the public exams are firmly underway in the College, we wish to minimise any potential disruption. We would be most grateful if all pupils, parents and staff could be extra vigilant over the next few weeks until the end of term. In particular, for day pupils, if your child is displaying any symptoms, please keep them at home until they are better. For boarders, our house staff are keeping a close eye on the boarding community.

For the exam candidates, they have been reminded this week about how to keep themselves and others safe during this exam season.

They have been advised of the following:

  • Keeping yourself and others safe during exam season
  • Think about the activities with greater risk and avoid these.
  • Consider wearing a mask in social situations.
  • Whenever possible, socialise outdoors or in well-ventilated spaces.
  • Keep the College informed about any possible contacts.
  • Try not to sit directly opposite others when dining. As you will be having lunch at a different time to other year groups there is plenty of space in the dining hall.
  • If you feel unwell then do a test at home, or if you are a boarder go to the health centre for a test.

IB Covid-19 Protocol

IB has procedures to allow results to be calculated if you have COVID and are unable to sit your exams. If you test positive then you should let Dr Tomlinson know immediately. You will need to get an official test to allow him to apply for this consideration.

IGCSE Covid-19 Protocol

For IGCSE, exam boards will treat it like any other medical situation. For both Edexcel and Cambridge exams, you may still be awarded a grade provided you have completed at least 15% of the total assessment by component weighting. If you test positive then email Mr Scott and let him know immediately. You will need to get an official medical certificate – a self-administered antigen test will not be sufficient evidence to apply for Special Consideration.

Many thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

Heat Management  

Some parts of northern Malaysia are experiencing particularly high temperatures and these have been reported in the Malaysian press.  The Ministry of Education has ordered that with immediate effect, and regardless of the actual temperature, there should be no outdoor activities taking place in schools.  All activities will therefore take place indoors.

The College will continue to monitor the situation, seek clarification and review its operating guidelines as appropriate and inform parents and staff accordingly.


CAS Hollywood Social Event | Shell & Remove 

12th May 2023 | Theatre | 6.30pm to 9.00pm

IB CAS are holding a Hollywood social for the Shell and Remove year groups to raise money for Oxfam in Asia. All proceeds from this event will be donated to support their cause of working towards a world without poverty

Please sign up for Shell and Remove pupils only from the ticket options stated on the registration form.

Register for the event

Tenth Anniversary Lecture Series

with Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi

Purpose-Driven Education; Flourishing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

23rd May 2023 | Wykeham Hall | 4.30pm

On the 23rd May 2023, Marlborough College Malaysia will be holding the ninth of the series of Lectures that are being hosted in celebration of MCM’s Tenth Anniversary. 

Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi is the Provost and CEO at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia with research interests in renewable energy, engineering, positive education and academic leadership. Throughout the lecture, Professor Mushtak will share the philosophy of Purpose-Driven Education and provide examples of how to make this work for ourselves and our children. 

Register for the event

Camp Beaumont | MCM

From previous newsletters you may have read that during this upcoming summer holiday, we have partnered with Camp Beaumont, one of the UK’s leaders in providing residential and day camps.

Camp Beaumont will be running the week-long courses with a minimum seven night residential stay, commencing Sunday 2nd July 2023 through to a final departure date of Sunday 6th August 2023 for pupils aged from 9 – 15 years old.

The programme will include:

  • 15 hours of British Council English lessons, taught by the UK leaders in English language, UKLC.
  • An array of different engaging and exciting activities designed to build social and personal confidence, resilience, and life-skills.
  • 1.5 days excursion each week.
  • Full board with amazing meal options to suit everyone.
  • Evening entertainment.

 The brochure price for this wonderful opportunity is RM6,900 per week.  However, as an exclusive offer to our current and prospective families, Camp Beaumont would like to give you a 20% discount at the time of booking.  This offer does have limited places and expires on Friday 19th May 2023.  To make a booking and for more information please go to: and use the code MCM20 at the check out to receive the discount.

We are delighted that Camp Beaumont has a dedicated Account Manager for our summer residential camp at Marlborough College Malaysia and if you would like to discuss a potential booking, please do not hesitate to contact Suganthi Selvarajan on 00 6012 206 6095 or feel free to WHATSAPP directly. Suganthi will be very pleased to assist you.

Time Well Spent | Parent Wellbeing Blog

This week’s wellbeing blog explores the topic of the amount of time MCM students spend on social media and the impact of this on their wellbeing. Is this time well spent?

The blog is written by Mr Jack Travers, HM of Sheppard House and Beak of History and Politics.

Read the Blog


Merlin and Prep Outreach | Charity Jumble Sale by Mr. Lyon and Mrs. Selvaraj

Merlin and Prep Outreach will host a ‘Charity Jumble Sale’ on Sunday 11th June from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. to raise funds for Outreach. A jumble sale is a sale of cheap second-hand goods, usually held to raise money for charity. Donations of clothes, toys, or any other useful materials will be collected in large tubs located in Pre-Prep and Prep receptions at the beginning of the Summer term. Should you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us, either Mr. Lyon at or Mrs. Selvaraj at

Thanks in advance to everyone for your huge contribution towards making a significant difference in someone’s life.

National Online Safety (NOS) App

“What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Wizz”

Wizz is a social networking app that is rapidly gaining popularity. It allows live chats with people worldwide using face recognition to group users by age. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide identifies potential threats and offers tips to prevent them.


Click here for the PDF guide

Key Dates

(correct as of 5th May 2023, for up to date information please refer to the College website calendar)

Saturday 6th May 2023


Rawa Boarders Trip

Rawa Johor

Apollo and Artemis pupils


Coronation Boarders Event

6.00pm to 8.00pm

Dining Hall

Boarding pupils

Monday 8th May 2023


House Challenge – Fitness

4.30pm to 5.45pm

Hamersley Gym

Selected Remove and Lower Sixth pupils

Tuesday 9th May 2023


Year 7 and Year 8 House Touch

8.30am to 10.00am

MCM Fields

Year 7 and 8 pupils

Parents are welcome


Marlborough’s Got Talent

1.00pm to 2.35pm

Wykeham Hall

Prep School pupils

Wednesday 10th May 2023


Hop On, Hop off Bus Tour

9.00am to 10.00am


Nursery pupils


JSAC Aquathlon

9.00am to 12.00 noon

Shattuck St Mary Forest City

Selected Year 3 to Year 8 pupils

Parents are welcome


Hari Raya Senior Assembly

1.50pm to 2.35pm

Wykeham Hall

Senior School pupils

Friday 12th May 2023


House Spirit Day and Coronation Celebration

8.30am to 4.15pm

Prep School

Pupils to wear their House shirts


Hollywood Themed CAS Social

6.30pm to 9.00pm


Shell and Remove pupils

Sign up


Epsom College Fixtures

Cricket Boys-U15A vs Epsom College in Malaysia

Tennis Mixed-U18A vs Epsom College in Malaysia

Depart 1.15pm to 12th May 2023, 7.00pm

Selected pupils


AIMS Fixtures

Rugby Union Boys-U12A vs Kolej Tuanku Ja’Afar

Rugby Union Boys-U13A vs Kolej Tuanku Ja’Afar

Touch Girls-U14A vs Kolej Tuanku Ja’Afar

Touch Girls-U15A vs Kolej Tuanku Ja’Afar

Depart 1.15pm to 12th May 2023, 5.00pm

Selected pupils

Saturday 13th May 2023

Admissions Open Morning

8:30am to 12.00 noon

Wykeham Hall, MCM

Please encourage any relatives or friends to come and visit the College if they are interested in an MCM education for their children. Admissions Events Page

Internal MUN Conference

8.30am to 12.00 noon

Year 4 Shared Area

Selected Senior School pupils


Riders Camp Trip

8.00am to 13th May 2023, 6.00pm

Riders Resort

Year 4 to Year 5 pupil


Outreach Community Engagement Visit

2.00pm to 6.00pm

Retirement home

Senior pupils

Sunday 14th May 2023


Beaks and Parents MCM Golf Day

8.30am to 1.00pm

Senibong Golf Club

Registers beaks and parents



8.00pm to 8.20pm


All welcome

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