Wellbeing

Common Humanity

As the firecrackers of the Lunar New Year festival continue their nightly percussion over much of Asia this week and as Scots all over the world celebrated Burns Night on Wednesday, my thoughts turned to what gives us our sense of identity and makes us proud. So often the values and characteristics that we might […]

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Parent Wellbeing Blog | The Importance of Sleep

If you as a parent were offered a chemical-free, totally organic, magic potion that was proven to reduce your child’s risk of depression, anxiety, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, to improve their mood, sharpen their focus and memory and almost certainly to improve their grades at school, would you take me up on the offer? The […]

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Wellbeing Blog | The Tip of the Iceberg

In 1990 I embarked on my first rugby tour to Canada at the sprightly age of 15. I still remember the stunning scenery, amazing people, and excitement surrounding touring Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Being selected was a real privilege for me and four of my year group peers as the tour’s youngest players. Three months […]

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Parent Wellbeing Blog | The Power of the Arts

The late Sir Ken Robinson is the most viewed speaker on TED.com in one of his talks, Do Schools Kill Creativity? opens with, “Creativity is as important as literacy and should be given the same status…”. And describes the power of the Arts and their positive influence on the development of young people. “If we […]

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Wellbeing Blog – Pre Prep Wellbeing Overview

Before the pandemic, the value of our smiles was somewhat under-appreciated and after coming out from hiding for two years the Pre Prep has never been so bright with smiley faces and buzzing children. Research has shown that the simple act of smiling can elevate your mood and the mood of those around you. Now […]

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MCM Prep School Wellbeing Program 2022

At Marlborough College Malaysia we recognise that wellbeing is multifaceted. As such, we have designed a Wellbeing program that is diverse and holistic. We aim to support pupils to “Flourish” during their time here. This term comes from Martin Seligman who is considered a founding father of Positive Psychology.    Seligman proposed that wellbeing is […]

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MCM Senior Wellbeing Programme 2022

As we approach the beginning of our first exeat, a time for both pupils and staff to pause and reflect on the first four weeks of term, it is important also to reflect on an issue that we are all concerned about: progress. Not academic progress. That, quite rightly, gets a significant amount of attention […]

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Parent Wellbeing Blog September 2022

Back in January 2020, I wrote the first of our Parent Wellbeing Blogs. The purpose of this channel of communication is to enable us to work together to help your son or daughter flourish at MCM and in later life. As stated then, we want parents to be fully aware of what we are doing […]

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Emotions | Parent Wellbeing Blog

The ‘Inside – Out’ and Upside – Down of Helping Our Children Manage Their Emotions   Recently, our very talented Shell Drama students presented their ‘Inside Out’ drama production, based on the animated Disney film about feelings. The piece, like the film, concentrates on the five emotions of: Fear; Disgust; Anger; Sadness and Joy.   […]

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