College Newsletter | LT2024 Week 10 | Online

WHOLE COLLEGE

Online Safety Software

We are committed to prioritising the online safety of our pupils here at Marlborough College. In line with the latest updates in the Keeping Children Safe in Education documents, we are excited to announce the rollout of a new filtering and monitoring system across the College. Lightspeed will be implemented for all pupils in Year 3 and above, aiming to promote responsible behaviour online. The new software is designed to enhance our ability to block inappropriate content and strengthen our overall online safety measures. We believe this step will provide a safer and more secure online environment for our pupils to learn and thrive.

If you have any questions please contact hcassidy@marlboroughcollege.my (Deputy Safeguarding Lead Pre- Prep), agough@marlboroughcollege.my (Deputy Safeguarding Lead Prep School), or jtomlinson@marlboroughcollege.my (Safeguarding Lead Senior School).

Two upcoming parent events focused on online safety:

  • Friday, 29th March 2024: FoMCM coffee morning ‘Digital Life at MCM,’ where online safety will be a part of the carousel of digital discussions
  • Monday, 20th May 2024: Online Parent Safety Workshop with Jonathan Taylor, an online safety expert with extensive experience in the Metropolitan Police Child Abuse Investigation Command Team (from the UK)

WHOLE COLLEGE

Before and After School (BAS) Clubs | Summer Term

MCM continues to offer a huge variety of Before and After School (BAS) Clubs across the whole College. Beaks run a lot of these clubs, for which there are no additional charges.

However, in order to be able to offer much more specialist coaching and equipment, we have arranged a number of clubs to be run by external professional coaches, (many of which are at the national level), and for these a nominal charge will be levied to cover the cost of the coaching and specialist equipment. Clubs will run from Friday 19th April to Sunday 16th June 2024. They will not run on 1st, 4th or 5th May. 

For Prep School pupils, parents will need to sign up for any clubs they choose. 

For Senior School pupils, the only clubs listed here are those that require parental approval such as paid clubs or where the pupils will require breakfast or supper. 

Kindly take note, once students are signed up for paid clubs, they are committed for the whole term. For clubs where there are limited places, there will be a waiting list. 

Should you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact the relevant club Lead Beak, as listed on the sign up form, or lastill@marlboroughcollege.my 

WHOLE COLLEGE

Important Triathlon Information

RACE PACK COLLECTION

Saturday 23th March 2024 at the Marlburian from 11am – 4.00 pm

 

EVENT DAY

SUNDAY 24th March 2024 

6.30am – Check In

7.15am – Transition Closed

7.30am – U6 & Under Flag off 

7.45am – 7-8yo Flag off 

8.00am – 9-10yo Flag off 

8.15am – 11-12yo Flag off 

8.30am – 13-14yo Flag off 

9.15am – 9.30am BREAK (CARS OUT)

9.30am – 15-16 yo Flag off

9.45am – 17-18yo Flag off 

10.15am – 19 and Above Flag off 

11:00am – Prize Presentation

12:00pm – Event officially ends

Further information on distances and entitlements is contained in the google form and a full race guide can be viewed on our partners website here.

ADMISSIONS & MARKETING

Online Boarding Information Evening 

Tuesday 26th March 2024 | 5.30pm

We would like to invite you to an Online Boarding Information Evening.  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 (teachers) on duty
  • access to world-class facilities such as the library, pool, gym, and tennis courts out of school hours
  • social interaction and communication with peers (i.e. social events, study groups, and sport)
  • independence and preparation for University.

The event programme will include:

  • a presentation from Mrs Rebecca Jarrett, Head of Boarding
  • a video tour of a boarding house 
  • testimonials from current boarding pupils
  • a Question & Answer session

To register for the event please email admissions@marlboroughcollege.my. If you are unable to join online, please email Admissions directly and alternative arrangements can be made.

FoMCM

Coffee Morning | Friday 29th March 2024 |8.30am| Taylor House

On Friday 29th March, we will be hosting a FoMCM coffee morning for Digital Life at MCM. During the morning we will be joined by Duncan Ogilvie, Director of Digital Learning along with Deputy Heads. 

Discussion topics will include;

  • AI updates
  • Device Management and Online Safety
  • Digital Wellbeing

This will be an excellent opportunity to gain insights and share your thoughts on this important topic.

Friends of MCM Summer Ball | May The Fourth Be With You    Saturday 4th May 2024 | 7.00pm – 1.00am | Wykeham Hall ‘

We are delighted to extend our warm invitation to all of you to join us at our Annual Summer Ball. After the resounding success of last year’s Friends of MCM Ball in March, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of MCM, we are thrilled to present another unforgettable evening of social revelry.

Dress Code: Your choice of a Star Wars full costume/cosplay, Black Tie with a Hint of Star Wars or Formal Black Tie

Ticket Price RM350

Your ticket includes a welcome drink, 3 course dinner, cheese platter, soft drinks, entertainment and DJ. 

  • Carriages (or starships) at 1.00am 
  • Due to licensing restrictions, guests will need to bring their own alcohol. No alcohol will be available for sale on the night 
  • Tickets will be charged to your school fees account. Purchased tickets are non-refundable 
  • On this occasion, children are not allowed to attend

Book your Tickets

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Save the Date 

  • Friday 19th April – Friends of MCM Welcome Coffee Morning 
  • Friday 24th May – Friends of MCM Coffee Morning 
  • Friday 7th June – Friends of MCM Social Evening Malaysia

WHOLE COMMUNITY

MCM Community Golf Day 

Sunday 12th May 2024 |9.00 am | Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort 

RM250 (including golf, lunch and prizes)

Welcome to the highly anticipated MCM Golf Day, an event that brings together members of the Marlborough College Malaysia community for a day of friendly competition and camaraderie on the greens. Whether you’re a parent, pupil, friend of MCM, or part of the wider community, we invite you to join us for a memorable day of golfing excellence and socialising. 

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Straits Course at Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort, this year’s Golf Day promises to be an unforgettable experience. The day will begin at 9am with registration open from 8:15pm. Payment will be collected in cash at the event.  In addition to the excitement of the game itself, participants can look forward to a range of novelty prizes.

Register for the event

WHOLE COLLEGE MUSIC

The Master’s Recital Prize 2024 | 12th June 2024

The Master’s Recital prize is a classical repertoire competition open to instrumentalists, singers and pianists who are of a standard of Grade 6 and above.

Live heats will be held between 13th May and 24th May 2024.  The final will be 12th June 2024.  Chosen repertoire should last between four and ten minutes although allowances may be made for pieces or works which exceed this limit.

Please email Mr Watkins, the Director of Music, at gwatkins@marlboroughcollege.my for any further information.

 

The closing date for entries is Friday 19th April

Competition entry

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight On: Serving up Success

MCM’s outstanding Tennis programme

With dedicated coaches and fantastic facilities, it’s no surprise that the tennis stars of the future are being trained right here at the College. Recently, MCM triumphed at a very competitive FOBISIA Tennis Championships in Hua Hin, Thailand securing the best results that the College has ever seen with Year 8 pupils Amanda and Audrey winning the gold and silver medals respectively for their category.

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COMMUNITY

Camp Beaumont Summer Camps

Exclusive English in Action Programme

Day Camps from 8th July 2024 | Residential Camps from 7th July 2024

We are thrilled to announce the return of Camp Beaumont, the United Kingdom’s most established multi-activity day camp provider at Marlborough College this summer. They are running two programmes over the summer to boost your child’s English language skills with attractive discounts for Marlborough Parents. 

Please read the information below on how to apply the discounts and visit their website for further programme information.

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Introducing the exclusive English in Action Day Camp programme, developed in partnership with UKLC, one of the UK’s top language providers. This unique collaboration brings together the expertise of Camp Beaumont and UKLC to offer an unparalleled language learning experience for your child. We are proud to inform you that this programme is the only one in Malaysia to offer a British Council accredited certificate upon completion. This prestigious certification not only enhances your child’s language skills but may also open doors to future academic and professional opportunities.

The English in Action Day Camp will take place from 8th July to 2nd August 2024, offering a dynamic 5-day programme filled with captivating activities and immersive language learning opportunities. This camp is specially designed for children aged 5 to 12 years, providing them with an engaging and enriching experience. 

In addition, we are thrilled to offer the English in Action Residential Camp, tailored for children aged 9 to 15 years. This 15-day camp will span from 7th July to 4th August 2024, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the English language and cultural experiences. It offers an extended duration for comprehensive language development and a deeper exploration of cultural nuances.

 

To secure your child’s place in this exclusive programme, we require a 20% deposit. The balance should be paid by Friday, 31st May, 2024. As an additional incentive, if you pay in full at the time of booking, your child will receive a complimentary camp kit, ensuring they are fully equipped for their enriching English in Action experience.

 

Here are the instructions for booking and payment:

  1. Full Payment at the Time of Booking:
  • Visit www.campbeaumont.asia and select your preferred campus and camp dates. 
  • During the checkout process on Bookwhen, enter the discount code “SCHEIA10” exclusively for school parents to apply a 10% discount to the total price by 30th April 2024.
  1. 20% Deposit by 30th April and Remaining Balance by 31st May 2024:
  • Visit www.campbeaumont.asia and select your preferred campus and camp dates.
  • During the booking process on Bookwhen, enter the discount code “SCH20DEPOSIT” to deduct 80% of the exclusive school price.
  • Our Customer Service team will reach out to you individually and provide a secure Stripe link to process the payment of the remaining balance by 31st May 2024.

We understand that you may have further questions or require more information about these incredible opportunities. Please do not hesitate to contact Camp Beaumont Asia at bookings@campbeaumont.asia , call them at (+60) 12 206 6095 or head over to www.campbeaumont.asia to explore the details and get a sneak peek of the incredible adventures awaiting your children. 

 

We encourage you to take advantage of this limited opportunity to nurture your child’s English language skills and provide them with an unforgettable learning experience. Secure your child’s place in the English in Action programme today!

COMMUNITY

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Key Dates

For up to date information please refer to the College website calendar

23rd March 2024

HM Sultan of Johor’s Birthday

No lessons

 

24th March 2024

MCM Triathlon

7.00am – 12.00pm

MCM

 

25th March 2024

Year 1 Swimming Gala

8.30am – 10.00am

Pre-Prep Swimming pool

 

Internal fencing competition

4.00pm – 6.00pm

Senior Sports Hall

 

Remove Online Parent Pupil Beak Meeting

6.15pm – 8.15pm

Online

 

26th March 2024

Choral Masterclass with Michelle Poh

10.25am – 12.00pm

 

IB Music Jazz and Songwriting Masterclass with Michelle Poh

2.40pm – 4.15pm

Orchestra Studio

 

Online Boarding Information Evening

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Online

 

Pops Chorus performance and reception / dinner

7.00pm – 8.30pm

Wykeham Hall

 

27th March 2024

Prep House Shout

8.30am – 10.00am

Wykeham Hall

 

Pop Singing Masterclass with Michelle Poh

10.25am – 12.50pm

Orchestra Studio

 

Remove Jazz and Songwriting Masterclass with Michelle Poh

11.15am – 12.50pm

Orchestra Studio

 

Pre-Prep Spring Fundraiser

12.00pm – 4.15pm

Pre-Prep

 

House Harmony Competition

1.50pm – 2.35pm

Wykeham Hall

 

Remove, Hundred and Sixth Form House competition 

Boys and Girls Basketball

2.40pm – 4.15pm

Senior Sports Hall

 

Choral Masterclass with Michelle Poh

2.45pm – 4.15pm

Orchestra Studio

 

House Shout 

7.00pm – 8.00pm

Wykeham Hall

 

28th March – 6th April 2024
Japan Ski Trip

4.00pm

Yuzawa Japan

 

28th March 2024

Year 2 Swimming Gala

8.30am – 10.00am

Pre-Prep swimming pool

 

Prep Spring Fundraiser

Year 4 – Year 8

12.00pm – 1.00pm

Prep Art Cafe

 

Shell Orders Published online

5.00pm 

Parent Portal

 

29th March 2024

FoMCM Coffee Morning

8.30am – 10.30am

Taylor House Common Room

 

Prep End of Term Assembly

Nursery – Year 8

10.25am – 12.00pm

Wykeham Hall

 

Lent Term Lists

1.45pm – 2.40pm

Wykeham Hall

 

Lent Holidays 

3.30pm

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