College Newsletter | LT2024 Week 5 | Online

FRIENDS OF MCM

Friends of MCM | Social Games Night | Friday 23rd February 2024

Get ready for an evening of laughter, camaraderie, and a whole lot of fun! We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Social Games Night, where everyone is invited to join in, regardless of abilities. It’s a celebration of inclusivity, where the joy of play knows no boundaries.

 

This event is more than just a games night; it’s a chance to come together as a community, embrace our differences, and revel in the shared delight that games bring. 

 

Join us for an evening filled with friendly competition, collaboration, and a whole lot of positive energy. Let’s build a community where everyone feels valued, included, and has the opportunity to shine.

 

No matter your skill level, everyone’s a winner at our Social Games Night. Mark your calendars, gather your friends, and come ready for an unforgettable evening of games, laughter, and shared joy. And also not forgetting a lovely Curry Buffet.

 

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FRIENDS OF MCM

Parents Social Evening in Singapore

Monday 26th February 2024 | 6pm | Singapore Polo Club | SGD 70.00

Friends of MCM invite parents for a convivial evening of great conversation, good food and drinks at the Singapore Polo Club’s lovely grounds. Some members of the Senior Management Team of the College will be attending. 

Tickets are SGD70 pp which includes canapés & 2 drinks (wine, beer & soft drinks). 

 

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Mandarin Concert |  Wykeham Hall 

Friday 29th February 2024 | 2.45pm to 4.00pm

In order to give parents an opportunity to enjoy the performances from the Preparatory School Lunar New Year assembly you are invited to join us on the 29th February 2024. There will also be a performance from the Friends of MCM. You are also encouraged to wear anything related to Chinese culture or something red. 

We wish all pupils and families a prosperous Lunar New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai.

 

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WHOLE COLLEGE

Triathlon 2024 | Sunday, 24th March 2024 7:00am – 12:30pm

MCM Registration for the Triathlon has opened! 

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Further information on distances and entitlements is contained in the google form and a full race guide will be issued nearer to the race date.


SENIOR SCHOOL

Friday Activities Season 3 | Friday 1 March until Friday 14th June 2024

After a very positive Season 2 of Senior School Friday Co-Curricular Activities, we now move towards another exciting set of Activities for Season 3.

Season 3 Activities

Friday afternoon activities are designed to develop skills and interests in areas not normally covered by the main curriculum or sports. This is a wonderful chance for pupils to discover new interests or develop themselves in ones they already enjoy. Activities cover a variety of categories and are broken down into 2 periods, some are single and some run over a double period. Pupils will need to sign up for either a double period activity or two single period activities.

As Season 3 runs during the exam season, Upper Sixth pupils can opt out of activities and undertake private study in the Boarding Houses for boarders and the Library or the Betjeman Study rooms for day pupils. Hundred pupils should continue to do at least one single period activity, although they can opt for a private study session for one period if they wish.

Shell pupils have a programme of activities called: ‘Coming Out of Our Shell’ – this includes: climbing, watersports on the lake, orienteering, learning about the school Farm, and undertaking the International Award Bronze Level training programme – learning how to pitch tents and cook outdoors etc. They will also have the opportunity to select one or two other activities during the year, according to the rota.

The activities will be open for sign-up via a google form from 8:30 am on Tuesday, 20th February for Sixth Form and Wednesday, 21st February for everyone else. Tutors will be there to assist with the process. The sign up will close on Friday 23rd February at 08:30 am.

There are limited places for each activity, and selection will be on a first sign-up basis. However, in some cases, pupils have been pre-selected and invited for a particular activity; they will need to attend those sessions. Pupils will receive additional guidance for their choices from their Tutors.

L Astill | Director of Co-Curricular

SPORT NEWS

Senior Rugby Programme

Marlborough College Malaysia boasts a dynamic and robust Senior Rugby Programme that epitomises excellence, fostering a culture of skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship among its pupils. The programme is designed to provide a comprehensive and challenging training regimen, ensuring the holistic development of each player.

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COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight On: Celebrating Lunar New Year Together

This week sees another opportunity for our MCM community to come together and celebrate the Lunar New Year. Yet again, there have been  some fantastic events happening around the College, from assemblies, to the Friends Coffee Morning, and even a Lion Dance; everyone has been able to join in with the celebrations. As has been said before, the MCM is beautifully diverse and the College strives to create an ethos of respect for others, and this week was a perfect example of how this is achieved.

 

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COMMUNITY

National Online Safety (NOS) App

“What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Persuasive Design Online”

For many companies who operate in the online space and social media sites make deliberate creative choices to keep people scrolling, reading, watching and clicking. This phenomenon is known as ‘persuasive design’. A study by the charity 5 Rights Foundation concluded that “…the brain’s response to rewards and punishments can be leveraged through persuasive design to keep children online.” This week’s guide focuses on helping to educate on the effects of persuasive design – and suggests ways to insulate from its influence.
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Latest News

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Key Dates

(correct as of 2nd February 2024. For up to date information please refer to the College website calendar)

Key Dates

15th February – 8th March 2024
Shell Exchange to MCUK

18th February – 8th March 2024
Shell Exchange to MCUK arriving at MCM

19th – 24th February 2024

IB Upper Sixth Mock Exams
8.30am
MCM

19th February 2024
Year 8: Art Scholarship Assessment day
8.30am – 4.15pm
MCM

20th February 2024
Pre-Prep House Pancake race
8.30am – 10.00am
Astro, MCM

Year 8 Academic Scholarship Assessment Day
8.30am – 2.00pm
MCM

Prep Pancake Race
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Astro, MCM

MCM ‘Pops’ Chorus Rehearsal
7.00pm – 8.30pm
Green Hall
21st February
Hundred IB Options form due
MCM

Gymnastics Internal Competition
U7A / U9A / U11A / U13A
3.00pm – 6.00pm
MCM

Seoul Admissions Information Evening
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Seoul

22nd February 2024
Year 8: Drama Scholarship Assessment day
8.30am – 4.15pm
MCM

23rd February 2024
Year 8: Music Scholarship Assessment Day
8.30am – 4.15pm
MCM

Shell trip to Sungai Melayu Kampung
2.40pm – 7.00pm
Sungai Melayu

After Hours Jazz Concert
4.45pm – 5.30pm
Theatre
For pupils only

FoMCM Evening: Quiz night
7.30pm – 11.00pm
Green Hall

24th February 2024
Admissions Open Morning
8.30am – 12.00pm
MCM

MCM and MCUK Exchange Social
7.30pm – 9.00pm
Green Hall

Girls Netball vs ANZA Netball
1st VII / U14A / U13A / U11A
7am (departure)
9.00am – 1.00pm
Singapore

25th February 2024

Dive Trip: Pool training session 1
9.00am – 1.00pm
Senior School Pool

Community Pops Orchestra and Chorus rehearsal
2.00pm – 5.00pm
Wykeham Hall

CONNECT Unplugged
8.00pm – 8.30pm
MCM

 

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