College Newsletter | MT2023 Week 13 | Online


Online Boarding Information Evening

Tuesday 28th November 2023 | 5.30 pm

We would like to invite you to an Online Boarding Information Evening being held on Tuesday 28th November 2023, at 5.30 pm (Malaysian Local Time MYT). The event will enable you to learn a little more about how boarding at Marlborough College Malaysia can benefit your child, including:

  • Additional academic support on evenings and weekends from Beaks (our teachers) on duty
  • Access to world-class facilities such as the library, pool, gym, and tennis courts out of school hours
  • Social interaction and support with your peers (i.e. social events, study groups, and sports)
  • Independence and preparation for University

The event programme will include:

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

To register for the event please email


Straits Netball and Rugby 10s Tournament | 2nd December 2023 

The College is looking forward to welcoming 50 Rugby teams and 40 Netball teams to compete in our Straits Tournment next weekend. Full details about the tournament can be found on the Straits website.

Team sheets have been sent this week for the MCM competing teams. Parking will be limited and a tournament map is shown below for your reference.


Christmas Fair | 3rd December 2023 | 12 noon to 4.00pm | Prep School

Volunteers – Santa needs you! 

We are in need of parent volunteers to help with the various events at the fair. This could be manning a game or helping in the Grotto. We have many slots to fill.

Volunteer Signup

Christmas Fair Lucky Jar Donations

A Lucky Jar is a beautifully decorated clear jar. A reused jar is best, filled with something fun that can be sold on the day. Small items such as bouncy balls, arty bits and pieces, pencils, hair clips, marbles, little cars, bath bombs, football stickers, legos and individually wrapped goodies are ideal but anything goes really! Anything the children would love. Lots of jars are needed, please! No sweets/chocolates. 

Please can all jars be brought in and left at Prep or Pre-Prep receptions before Friday 1st December. 

Cake Stall

Cakes, cupcakes, cookies or gingerbread; share with us your favourite recipe. Create delightful Christmas treats to go on the Friends of MCM Cake Stall and get a chance to win Christmas Baker of the Year.

Please label your Gluten free options and your treats if they contain nuts, alcohol or non-Halal ingredients. All bakes should be delivered to the cake stall on the day of the fair.


Snowflakes are the tickets used to play the many games and activities within the Christmas Fair. They are also used to buy food and soft drinks from the Friends of MCM Food & Beverage stalls. Snowflakes will be on sale on the day at the main entrance. RM50 per pack of 10.

Get your Snowflakes early at the pre-sale release on Friday 1st December at the Prep School Reception area at drop off and pickup.


Seasonal Festival of Music

10th December 2023 | 6.30pm | Senior Sports Hall

Marlborough College Malaysia is delighted to invite you to the Seasonal Festival of Music Concert taking place on the 10th December 2023 at 6.30pm in the Senior Sports Hall.

This will be a wonderful evening full of festive cheer with performances by pupils across the whole College, from Prep School to Senior School, with Orchestral and Choir performances.


Register for the event


Beagle Hash | Friday 12th January 2024 | 4.45pm to 6.00pm


Save the date

Save the date for the first Beagle Hash of the Lent 2024 term. The run will be open to all boarders and also day pupils from year 7 upwards. 


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.

Closing Date 15th December 2023



Spotlight On: Spiritual Exploration

Part of what makes a Marlborough College Malaysia education so unique is our focus on the whole child. As well as their academic studies, our pupils engage in self-discovery and self-reflection, exploring their values and beliefs and understanding the concept of personal integrity, the significance of service and respect towards others.

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Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (NANAS) Charity Calendar 2024

Looking for the perfect Christmas Gift? Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (NANAS) are selling their annual desk calendar, featuring pictures of the animals they have rescued, for RM35.Please use this link to place your orders by the 7th of December: Noah’s Ark 2024 Charity Calendar Orders. All orders will be delivered to the College for collection.

Thank you in advance for your support of one of our school charities. The work they do saves animals, reduces stays and rehomes animals looking for a fresh start. If you would like to know more about what they do, please feel free to explore their website.


National Online Safety (NOS) App

“Top Tips for Safer Online Shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday”

Gone are the days of Black Friday only existing in the physical environs of the high street. Now, both this retail landmark and its sister event, Cyber Monday, see deals and discounts displayed across almost every online retailer.

The frantic dash for the best bargains online, however, also harbours several risks: chiefly, cybercriminals hoping to exploit people’s excitement and hoodwink them out of their hard-earned cash. This week’s guide has some expert pointers on keeping your both your money and your personal information safe while still making the most of the spectacular sales.

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Key Dates

(correct as of 24th November 2023. For up to date information please refer to the College website calendar)

27th November – 8th December 2023

Outreach: Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Whole School


27th November 2023

Year 5 and Year 6 Production

1.50pm – 3.20pm

Wykeham hall


Fencing Demo

Year 4 to Upper Sixth

4.30pm – 6.00pm

Senior Sports Hall

Registered pupils


Year 5 and Year 6 Production

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Wykeham hall


28th November 2023

Year 5 and Year 6 Production

1.50pm – 3.20pm

Wykeham hall


Online Boarding Information Evening

5.30pm – 6.00pm

To register for the event please email


Year 5 and Year 6 Production

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Wykeham hall


29th November 2023

IB Chinese B SL IO Assessment

8.30am – 4.15pm



Netball Girls vs SK Taman – U11A / U13A

4.30pm – 5.30pm


Selected pupils


Rugby Boys vs Killerbees – U9A/U11A /12A

4.30pm – 5.30pm


Selected pupils


30th November 2023

Rehearsal for the Seasonal Festival of Music

4.30pm – 8.30pm

Wykeham Hall


1st December 2023

Early Years Nativity

8.45am – 10.00am

Green Hall


Buddy Meeting

Year 4 and Year 8 pupils

1.40pm – 2.20pm

Prep Dining Hall


St Christopher’s Christmas Carols

Prep Choir pupils

4.30pm – 8.30pm

St Christopher’s Church


Sixth Form Christmas Social

7.00pm – 9.30pm

Wykeham Hall and Prep dining area


Straits Netball – U11 and U13

8.00am – 12.00pm  


Selected pupils


Straits Netball – U15 and U18

1.00pm – 5.00pm


Selected pupils


Straits Rugby – U11/U12/U14

8.00am –  12.45pm


Selected pupils


Straits Rugby – U16

8.00am –  2.00pm


Selected pupils


Straits Rugby – U18

8.00am –  2.45pm


Selected pupils


3rd December 2023

Christmas Fair

12.00pm – 4.00pm

Wykeham hall


CONNECT Unplugged

8.00pm – 8.30pm

Boarders, MCM

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