‘Sympathy, or Empathy?’ | Parent Wellbeing blog

A wise and much-respected character in fiction, Atticus Finch, tells his daughter Scout that ‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.’ (39). While ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is set in a rural Alabama town in […]

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Speaking of Well-being | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Speaking of well-being… Malay: kesejahteraan Spanish: bienestar. Chinese: 健康快乐 French: bien-être. Japanese:    幸福で満たされている状態 German: Wohlbefinden.   I first had the opportunity to learn a new language in my first year of senior school (a very long time ago!). French was the only language on offer- that made sense as the French and Scots have […]

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A Guide to Effective Exam Revision

Exam season is upon us. From internal assessments to exams that will help determine university predicted grades, without forgetting the ongoing external IGCSE and IB exams; there is a growing buzz around the College. It is natural and very normal for anxiety levels to increase during this time. As Beaks, this change of pace and […]

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Embracing your Inner Child | Parent Wellbeing Blog

“Don’t grow up, it’s a trap!” is one of my favourite quotes that reminds me to embrace my inner child through adulthood.  But what does that mean?  The dictionary definition of ‘inner child’ is ‘“the childlike usually hidden part of a person’s personality that is characterised by playfulness, spontaneity, and creativity” (Mirriam-Webster.com).  When we are […]

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Parent Wellbeing Blog | Reflections on Spirit and Community

We are delighted to welcome new pupils to the MCM campus in person this Summer Term with warm, smiling (masked) faces. As the situation regarding COVID-19 in Malaysia continues to improve, we continue to uphold our guiding principles around hygiene and distancing as these have proven to keep our community safe.   Community & Spirit […]

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Diving and Wellbeing | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Final few shutter clicks as my camera flash floods the hotel room with light. I’ve just set up my camera gear and packed my day pack. I walk over the sandy path between the bungalows towards the restaurant for an early morning breakfast. As usual, the restaurant is buzzing with life at this time of […]

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Ancient Chinese Methods to Relieve Stress | Parent Wellbeing Blog

“Where there is no movement there is pain. Where there is movement there is no pain.” –  Traditional Chinese saying   Acupuncture, which is called zhēn jiū in Chinese, is a medical treatment that originated in China. Zhēn means ‘needles that pierce one’s body’,  while Jiū means ‘moxibustion’, a kind of special treatment in traditional […]

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