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Barton Farm an Illyrian Wonderland

“The rain it raineth every day.”  – Feste Twelfth Night Act 5 Feste’s gnomic observations about life and nature run through Twelfth Night and one might be forgiven for thinking that Shakespeare’s setting for it in Illyria was in fact based on Barton Farm! Here too is a land apart where weird and wonderful things […]

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Easter Boarding Provision

Over 30 boarders remained at Marlborough College Malaysia over the three week Easter holidays as they were unable to travel home during the pandemic. To ensure that they had a safe, restful and varied holiday, an exciting array of activities and trips was available, as well as plenty of opportunity to revise for those taking […]

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Handling Examination Stress

  “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein   This is not a blog post about eliminating exam stress because that would be an unrealistic – and unhelpful – objective. As Bernstein wisely recognised, a certain amount of pressure (properly acknowledged and directed) can […]

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Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) awards for 2021

Marlborough College Malaysia is delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in three Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) awards for 2021. The BSA represents the world’s leading boarding schools throughout the UK and internationally, provides staff training and promotes a boarding education. The annual awards are a chance to celebrate the achievements, hard work, and […]

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Reflections on Flourishing and Use of Pupil Voice

Pupil leadership and pupil voice have been regarded in previous posts on our blog as a priority for MCM. Pupil Councils are effective channels for pupils to suggest improvements to various areas of the school including food, boarding, management, and well-being. Pupils gain experience representing their year group or house in different forums such as […]

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Lectern Club | Sixth Form

After a troublesome yet inspiring start to 2021 for everyone here at Marlborough College Malaysia, the Lectern Club returned to the Master’s Lodge on Monday, 15th March, with a fascinating title, ‘What makes me smile?’  Not to our surprise, the quality of performances from the guest speakers were tremendous with three Upper Sixth students taking […]

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Piano Soloists Competition 2021

Piano Soloists Competition 2021 ‘We were once again treated to an evening of outstanding musicianship.  Our adjudicator, Chris Cartner, commented on how every one of the performers were winners, and he was not wrong.  This was a fabulous way to round off a term where music making has been difficult to share with a wider […]

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