“MCM boarding is very welcoming; the pupils here are always willing to help. When I moved here, it was challenging for me to move to a new school and live without my parents. Everyone was always ready to offer their help which is always nice as you know your peers are always there if you need some support. Living with so many other people means you spend lots of time together and learn so much about each other, it is a family here.”
Boarding girls belong to either Honan, Iskandar or Steel House. They wear their house swipes with pride and are incredibly loyal to their house identities. They are accommodated in either Gaia or Artemis and looked after by resident pastoral teams.
Prep School girls will belong to Iskandar (for girls aged 9-13) with the older aged girls belonging to either Honan or Steel.
Girls Boarding Accommodation
All girls will have comfortable rooms in which they can study, relax, socialise and sleep. Some will share rooms, while in the Sixth Form pupils have individual rooms. In addition to the living accommodation, there is a main Common Room, which is the social centre of the house and is used for indoor games (pool, board games and table tennis) as well as meetings and check-ins. There is also a Prep Room, Brew Room (for girls to make themselves hot drinks and light snacks) and a music room.
Artemis | Year 5 to Remove (Year 10)
Welcome to Artemis | Year 5 to Remove (Year 10)
Welcome to Artemis, a home away from home where every girl is nurtured and supported in a caring and purposeful environment. Our dedicated pastoral team and tutors will do our utmost to provide a positive and happy experience of boarding for your daughter.
Artemis accommodates Girls in Years 5 to the Remove. It is a friendly and supportive community which is conveniently situated in walking distance of both the Prep and Senior Schools. Our boarding home is located near to the Dining Hall and Health Centre, and next to the Boys’ boarding home, Apollo.
Before breakfast each morning, while it is still cool, many of our girls participate in the Early Morning Clubs for swimming, running, fitness, badminton and tennis, all of which are right on our doorstep.
After lessons have ended at 4:15pm, the girls can attend After School Clubs for music and sport, or return directly to the boarding house for check-in and snacks. The Boarders then have a variety of other activities on offer, such as multisport, yoga, board games, climbing, art, creative journaling, knitting, baking and gardening at the MCM Farm. This is followed by supper and prep, supervised by our tutor team.
In the evenings, the girls enjoy socializing with their friends in the Brew Room over toast and milo, or playing pool and table tennis in the Common Room.
At weekends, we organize a full program of events for our Full Boarders both on campus and offsite, often teaming up with the boarders from Apollo, Gaia and Atlas. Off-site trips have included visits to shopping malls, cinemas, water parks and museums, both locally and in Singapore. Other popular options include going ice-skating, go-karting, and to the beach.
We encourage the girls to get involved with the huge variety of options available to them in order to increase their range of interests. Our aim is for boarding to be both enjoyable and beneficial to our pupils’ personal growth.
Mrs Lynsey Tapp
Resident Pastoral Team
Housemistress: Mrs Lynsey Tapp
Deputy HM: Mrs Kate Standen
Resident House Tutor: Miss Rebekah Rawlings
Dame: Mrs Maya Astill
Gaia | Hundred (Year 11) to Upper 6th (Year 13)
Welcome to Gaia | Hundred (Year 11) to Upper 6th (Year 13)
It is a huge privilege to be entrusted with the care of these girls at such a pivotal stage in their lives. Gaia is designed to feel as much as possible like a regular family home – just bigger! We have two kitchens, a big spacious common room and several smaller cosier spaces for small group study and socialising. Our focus is on providing the best possible base from which to take those all important IGCSEs and IB exams, whilst also preparing our girls for life beyond school.
We have an excellent tutor team who offer support both academically and pastorally and deliver the Wellbeing programme to their specific year group. Maintaining a healthy balance of work, rest and play is key to succeeding in all aspects of school life and we encourage the girls to look after themselves through a healthy diet, sufficient sleep, regular exercise and doing things that they enjoy to let off steam, whether this is reading, running the Marlborough Mile or just having a good catch up with their friends.
We look forward to welcoming you into Gaia!
Mrs Rebecca Jarrett
Resident Pastoral Team
Housemistress: Mrs Rebecca Jarret
Deputy HM: Miss Yasmin Picton
Resident House Tutor: Miss Megan Lowe
Dame: Mrs Nurul Fatehah Zainol Abidin
Girls Boarding Houses
Luceat Lux Vestra
The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is literally known as the "celebratory flower" in Malay. It is associated in malay cultures with positive attributes, such as health and courage. It has many benefits when drunk as tea and it attracts beautiful birds. The flowers brighten the road sides and grounds of the College for everyone.
Nosce Te Ipsum
The crossed swords are common devices used in Steel family coats of arms and are a play on the House name, representing power, protection, strength, and courage. The rose is a white Lancastrian rose, referring to Allan Steel’s background and his representation of Lancashire and later England in the first-ever Test Match.
Inveniam Viam Aut Faciam
Honan House was named in memory of the palm oil plantation on which the school is built. The Rhinoceros Hornbill is Malaysia’s national bird, it is distinctive, powerful and protective of its family. It is associated with good fortune, courage and resilience, a fitting local symbol of the House motto.