College Newsletter | MT2023 Week 4 | Online


Meet the Master Event

Thank you to those who were able to attend the Meet the Master events that have taken place over the last two weeks. During these events, parents were invited to provide feedback cards. If you were unable to attend the event but would like to complete a feedback card, a digital version is available on the link below. The feedback cards follow a simple format: two stars for what you value about Marlborough College Malaysia, and one wish for what you would like to see improved. All responses will be anonymous.

Submit Two Stars and a Wish


Term Dates 2024/25

The Term dates for Academic Year 2024/25 have now been published on the website.

View Term Dates 2024/25


Online Boarding Information Evening

Wednesday 20th September 2023  | 5.30 pm

For any day parents wishing to learn more about boarding at Marlborough College Malaysia, you are invited to attend the online Boarding Information Evening.

The event programme will include:

  • A presentation from Mrs Jarrett, Head of Boarding
  • A video tour of a boarding house 
  • Experience from current boarding pupils and a parent
  • Question & Answer session

To register for the event please email


Digital Life at MCM Coffee Morning

Friday 22nd September 2023 | Taylor House , Common Room | 8.30am


Please join Friends of MCM and key members of the College’s digital, learning, and pastoral teams for coffee, conversation, and a digital discovery session.

Mr. Ogilvie, Director of Digital Learning, will be presenting, followed by roundtable discussions on the following topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Policies and Governance at MCM
  • The Role of Generative AI in Education
  • Digital Wellbeing


Twelfth Night

Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th September 2023 |  Senior School, Betjeman Pitt | 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Please be invited for refreshments at the Senior School, LRC served at 7pm with a 7.30pm start.

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night will be performed by Upper 6th IB Literature and Performance. This adapted version of the traditional play, is set on The Love Boat in the 1980s, join us as we sail away on a journey of romance and comedy.

Please feel free to dress up as your favourite 1980s pop star or simply wear a neon scrunchy.

Register for the event


Nations Day | 19th October 2023

Save the date for our annual Nations Day celebrations. This year we will have a full College parade (both Prep School and Senior School can participate). In order to ensure we have flags for all the nations being represented please register which nation your child will represent.

Register the nation your child will represent

We hope that all pupils will dress in their national colours or traditional dress for the day. We ask that children do not wear sports team attire.

Read more about Nations Day and opportunities to volunteer.

Volunteer with Friends of MCM there are lots of different ways you can help out.


Influenza (FLU)

Flu season is here, and Marlborough College Malaysia wants to keep your child and the adults who care for them healthy. We have been notified of a confirmed cases of Influenza in the school. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms.

When children are in a group with other children, they are more likely to get infectious diseases like influenza. Children with certain conditions are at high risk for complications from the flu, but most children who get the flu are healthy. Even one death from the flu is too many – it’s very important for us to work together to protect the children in our care.

Keeping a sick child at home will help minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom. It is recommended everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine each year. You need this season’s influenza vaccine to protect against the influenza viruses most likely to circulate and cause illness this season.

Marlborough College Malaysia works hard to maintain these practices and we spend time teaching the children to do them as well. Please help us by reinforcing good hygiene at home. Thank you in advance for helping this school year be as healthy as possible.


Annual MCM Master’s Art Competition

Celebrating Creativity and Inspiration

Welcome to the Annual Master’s Art Competition, a celebration of artistic expression and innovation!

The competition revolves around the theme “Artistic Journey” inviting pupils of all levels to showcase their unique talents. Explore the power of art to tell stories, evoke emotions, and spark conversations.

The competition is open to the whole school: Years 1 through to Upper Sixth. Only original works created by the submitting pupils are eligible.

Any two-dimensional media that can be hung on a wall is eligible for submission. This includes: paintings, drawings, prints, collages, and mixed media.



Wellbeing Curriculum at MCM 2023/24

“Wellbeing cannot exist just in your own head. Wellbeing is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.”

Martin Seligman, 2011


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Spotlight On: Learning the Language of Marlborough

When you first join the Marlborough College community, you quickly become aware that there’s a whole new set of vocabulary to learn. Parents and pupils alike are introduced to strange new words to describe all sorts of aspects of College life. This week’s spotlight offers an explanation and insight into the origin of these words.

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National Online Safety (NOS) App

“Top Tips for Parenting Gamers”

Gaming is the third most popular online activity for children in the UK. According to recent data from Ofcom, an overwhelming 89% of children aged 3 to 17 play video games. Of those, more than one in five (22%) talk to other players online who they don’t know outside the game. 

This week’s guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks associated with gaming such as screen time, on-screen violence and interaction with strangers.

Click here for the PDF guide


Camp Beaumont | 23rd – 27th October 2023 | MCM

After an extraordinarily successful Summer Camp. Camp Beaumont will be returning to MCM during the half term holiday. 

For MCM parents, enter EARLY10 at the checkout to enjoy our Early Bird discount of 10% before 20th September, and secure your child’s spot in our programme.


Find out more


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Key Dates

(correct as of 15th September 2023. For up to date information please refer to the College website calendar)

Friday 15th September 2023


IA Silver Trip; Endau Rompin Canoe Expedition

8.00am to 19th September 2023, 6.00pm

Endau Rompin Johor

Selected Hundred pupils



3.30pm to 18th September 2023



Monday 18th September 2023


From 6.00pm Boarders return


Tuesday 19th September 2023


8.15am all pupils return to College


Wednesday 20th September 2023


Online Boarding Information Evening


Parents interested in boarding please register your attendance with admissions 


Friday 22nd September 2023


FoMCM Digital Life Coffee Morning

8.30am to 10.30am

Taylor House, common room

All parents welcome


House Spirit Day

8.30am to 4.15am

Prep School, MCM

Please be reminded that Prep school pupils should wear their Prep House shirts


Saturday 23rd September 2023


Johor School Football Cup

Football Boys U9A, U9B, U11A, U11B, U13A, U13B, U15A


MCM fields

Selected Teams


PSS Football Development

Football Girls-U11A, U13A, U13B, U15A,  


MCM fields

Selected Teams


Netball 1st VII vs Kolej Profesional Mara Bandar Penawar


Senior Netball Court

Selected Team

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