College Newsletter | ST2024 Week 7 | Online


Year 7 & 8 Production of Frozen | 10th & 11th June 2024 | 1.50pm and 6.00pm | Wykeham Hall

We are delighted to invite you to the Year 7 and 8 drama performance of Disney’s beloved musical, “Frozen”. Join us for an enchanting evening as our talented pupils bring the magical world of Arendelle to life. We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating the incredible hard work and creativity of our young actors.


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Master’s Recital Prize 2024 Final | 12th June 2024 | 7.00pm | Wykeham Hall

Following a series of heats where we heard twenty outstanding musical performances, eight musicians have been selected to perform across four categories. 


Yurika Shimizu (Lower Sixth)

Howard Li (Shell)


Ziyi Tan (Lower Sixth)

Sofia Ho (Hundred)


Yoyo Wang (Hundred)

Elizabeth Ng (Year 4)


Riyoung Chang (Shell)

Tasha Yap (Year 7)


Congratulations to the pupils who have been selected to participate in the final of the Master’s Recital Prize, 2024.


The final will take place at 7.00pm on Wednesday 12th June in the Wykeham Hall. 

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Summer Serenade Concert | 14th June 2024 | Wykeham Hall | 5.15pm

Please note new time of 5.15pm.

We are delighted to invite you and your families to Wykeham Hall for the Summer Serenade.  This year’s Summer Serenade will feature all of our Prep Ensembles:

  • Prep Orchestra
  • Prep Choir
  • Junior prep Choir
  • Concert Band
  • String orchestra
  • Soloists
  • All of our Year 8 pupils, who will be performing their final Summer Serenade in Prep before going on to Senior School next academic year. 


Please take note that the concert will start at 5:15pm in the Wykeham Hall. Refreshments will be provided before the start of the concert. Kindly confirm your attendance so your seats can be reserved and catering requirements are met.


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me: 

Mr John Chitambo, Head of Prep Music

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We are all looking forward to the Summer Festival on 15th June (3pm – 8pm) where the finale will be a Summer ‘Pops’ concert, featuring the Marlborough Community ‘Pops’ Orchestra and Chorus. The Orchestra is made up of Professionals, Amateurs, Parents, Beaks and some of MCM’s best student musicians, and is Directed by the Master, Mr Simon Burbury. The Chorus is led by Mr Geraint Watkins, and welcomes parents, friends of MCM, and members of the local community. Both ensembles are newly formed, and this ‘Summer Pops’ Concert’ will be their inaugural performance. The Marlborough Community ‘Pops’ Orchestra and Chorus is set to entertain audiences with a captivating programme that spans timeless classical masterpieces, recognisable movie theme tunes, Broadway showstoppers, and contemporary pop hits. Join us as we embark on this exciting musical journey, marking the beginning of a new tradition in our community’s musical landscape.

Download the Festival Programme        MCM COMMUNITY ‘POPS’ ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS PROGRAMME 2024


Viral Gastroenteritis

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It appears that Viral Gastroenteritis alongside many other viral illnesses have become more prevalent in the past week. Fortunately, children infected with Viral Gastroenteritis (stomach bug) usually recover quickly with rest and hydration. 

I am writing to make parents aware of this, and to work collaboratively with parents and staff on combating this viral illness. Please remind your child to wash hands frequently, especially before and after eating, after they sneeze or cough or after they have used the toilets.  

We do need parents’ help and support with this and are aware that we have siblings in different classes that will mix at home.

Hence, please ensure that if your child has any sickness or diarrhoea that they remain off school for 24 hours from the last incident of sickness and diarrhoea to mitigate risk and prevent spread. If your child is generally unwell, kindly follow the MCM Illness and Return to School Guidelines.

Further guidance on recovery from the illness is provided below. For more information on Viral Gastroenteritis vs Food Poisoning, please click here.

I thank you in advance, as always, for your support as partners in our children’s education.

With best wishes,

Rak | Head of Heath Centre

Further Information

What should you do if your child is unwell? 

  • Make sure they get lots of rest. 
  • Ensure they drink plenty of fluids, taking sips rather than gulps to avoid vomiting.
  • Feed a small, frequent bland diet, and allow them to eat as tolerated. 
  • Give infant Paracetamol or Ibuprofen, according to product instructions, to help keep their temperature down.
  • Please email your child’s Beak or the Health Centre ( and let us know that your child is ill and what symptoms they have. 
  • Please ensure that if your child has any sickness or diarrhoea that they remain off school for 24 hours from the last incident of sickness and diarrhoea.
  • It is good hygiene practice for children to wash their hands before and after eating and it would be helpful if this could be continued at home.
  • If your child has a fever, please keep them at home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without administration of medication (medication to suppress or control temperature).
  • Keep them at home until they are well enough to return to school.


How can you and your child help prevent the spread of these infections? 

One health habit proven to reduce illness is washing hands. Hand washing is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of both of these infections. This applies to the child who is ill and the person looking after them. 

Each day we take steps to keep the children at Marlborough College Malaysia healthy, and we would be glad if you could encourage your child to do the same. 


Hands should always be washed, using liquid soap if possible: 

  • Before and after caring for your child. 
  • After using the toilet. 
  • Before eating or handling food. 
  • After cleaning up the mess (vomit, faeces or urine). 


Other ways of preventing the spread of infection are to: 

  • Keep a separate towel for family members who have symptoms. 
  • Dispose promptly of used tissues and other items that your child may have coughed or sneezed on.
  • Wash soiled clothing, bed linen and towels in a washing machine. Use the hottest wash for that fabric. 
  • Clean baths and washbasins thoroughly and disinfect after use. 
  • If cleaning up diarrhoea or vomit, wash the surface with hot soapy water and disinfect before allowing it to dry. 
  • Keep your child away from other children and people that are particularly vulnerable, e.g. the elderly and those with chronic illnesses.


What is the school doing to mitigate risk?

  • We have already implemented measures such as:
  • Increasing the frequency of hand washing using soap and water
  • Extra daily cleaning of surfaces in the classrooms and communal areas 
  • A fogging machine that will be used to disinfect all of the classrooms this evening


Educational Visits Plan 2024/25

Following on from another incredible year of co-curricular opportunities for our pupils, I am delighted to inform you that we have carefully planned an even more exciting range of Day and Residential Educational Visits (EVs) for the next academic year, catering to all year groups. These diverse learning experiences are designed to offer incremental challenges and to inspire and enhance pupils’ experiences beyond the classroom. They will help to foster the participants’ personal, social, and emotional development and to prepare them for success in both academic and real world endeavours.

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Spotlight On: World Environment Week

This week we celebrated ‘World Environment Week’ which encourages people around the globe to consider environmental issues. So with that in mind, let’s explore how pupils here at the College learn how to live sustainably, care for their environment and appreciate the natural world.




FOBISIA Schools Camps


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.

Residential Brochure Day Camp Brochure

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!


National Online Safety (NOS)

What Parents & Educators need to know about Pop Up Ads

On the internet or on social media, it’s likely that you’ve come across the occasional pop-up – promising a great deal on some product or service, declaring that you’ve won some kind of prize, or making any other number of tempting claims. 

Unfortunately, pop-up advertising carries with it various online safety risks, as we can never be certain where those links will take us or how legitimate their creators are. These ads can be especially risky for children and young people, who may not yet be able to look at such marketing with a critical eye.

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Key Dates

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

Friday, 7th – Monday  10th June 2024

Qualifying Adventurous Journey: IA Bronze Cameron Highlands

8.00am – 5.00pm

Cameron Highland Pahang

Friday, 7th – Sunday, 9th June 2024

Netball Girls vs FOBISIA Netball


Kuala Lumpur

12.50pm – 

Friday, 7th June 2024

Friends of MCM Social Drinks Malaysia

7.00pm – 9.30pm

Olive Kitchen and Bar, Puteri Harbour

Saturday, 8th June 2024

Girls Touch vs SSIJB Super 6s


Away, Johor


Lower Sixth Exams

8.30am – 1.00pm


Sunday, 9th June 2024


7.00pm – 8.00pm

Green Hall

Monday, 10th June – Friday, 14th June 2024


8.00am – 4.15pm

Monday, 10th June 2024

Nursery and Reception Sports Day

8.30am – 10.30am

Prep Sports Hall


Year 7 and Year 8 Matinee Performance – Frozen

1.50pm – 3.00pm

Wykeham Hall


Year 7 and Year 8 School Production – Frozen

6.00pm – 8.30pm

Wykeham Hall

Tuesday, 11th June 2024

Year 1, 2 & 3 Sports Day

8.30am – 10.30am

Prep Sports Hall


Year 7 and Year 8 Matinee Performance – Frozen

1.50pm – 3.00pm

Wykeham Hall


Admissions Online Evening 

5.30pm – 6.30pm



Year 7 and Year 8 School Production – Frozen

6.00pm – 8.30pm

Wykeham Hall

Wednesday, 12th June 2024

Prep House Spirit Day

8.00am – 4.15pm

Prep School


FoMCM used uniform shop opening

8.30am – 9.30am

Taylor House


Year 8 Ocean Child Conservation Day

8.30am – 4.15pm

Year 8 Shared Area


Senior School Sports Day and Tug of War

1.30pm – 4.15pm


Parent Information Meeting: Chinese Immersion Trip

4.45pm – 5.45pm


Open to Current Year 8, Shell and Remove Pupils


Master’s Recital Prize Final

7.00pm – 9.00pm


Thursday, 13th June 2024

Year 5 and Year 6 Sports Day

8.30am – 10.15am

MCM Fields


Chemistry IA practical data collection

8.30am – 12.50pm

Lower Sixth


Year 7 and Year 8 Sports Day

1.50pm – 4.15pm

MCM Fields


Apollo and Artemis Summer Supper

6.00pm – 7.00pm



Lower Sixth Social

7.00pm – 9.30pm

The Marlburian

Friday, 14th June 2024

Year 3 to Year 4 Transition Morning

8.30am – 10.00am

Cotton, MCM


Chemistry IA practical data collection

8.30am – 4.15pm

Lower Sixth


Colours and Awards Assembly

8.45am – 10.00am

Wykeham Hall


Information Talk: Study Abroad at University

1.00pm – 1.45pm


Hundred and Lower Sixth


Hundred Pastoral Letters Published


Parent Portal


Prep Reports Published


Parent Portal


Summer Serenade Concert

5.15pm – 7.15pm

Wykeham Hall

Friday, 14th June – Saturday, 15th June 2024

Year 2 Sleepover at School

4.15pm – 8.30am


Saturday, 15th June 2024

Marlborough Community ‘Pop’s Orchestra and Chorus Rehearsal

8.30am – 3.00pm


MUN Conference 

1.30pm – 5.00pm



Summer Festival

3.00pm – 8.00pm


Sunday, 16th June – Friday 21st June 2024

Year 8 Residential to Cherating and Taman Negara

6.30am – 4.00pm

Taman Negara and Cherating

Sunday, 16th June 2024

Year-end Tennis Tournament

8.30am – 12.30pm



CONNECT Unplugged

8.00pm – 8.30pm

Upstairs meeting room


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