Wellbeing

Humour | Parent Wellbeing Blog

When thinking on a suitable topic for the penultimate Parent Wellbeing Blog this year, what better choice than Humour, in the belief that a good laugh benefits health, relationships and overall well being. That is equally true in college and at home. It may not be the obvious one that springs to mind toward the […]

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Knowing your Why?

Cast your mind back to July and August 2019, where were you, how did you fill your days, where did you take your vacation? I remember them fondly, we travelled freely, undertaking our favourite hobbies, socialised and played our favourite sports.  I was lucky enough to participate in triathlon events in Bintan, Desaru, Singapore on […]

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Healthy Eating | Parent Wellbeing Blog

The Most Important Keys to a Healthy Diet Eat a variety of foods, even if some are in very small amounts Eat frequently to keep blood sugar balanced Balance the food you eat with physical activity Eat something for breakfast everyday Make food choices that are moderate in sugar content Be intentional about your meal […]

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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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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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Safeguarding in the Digital World | Parent Wellbeing Blog

This weeks blog is linked to the most recent Webinar in the “Your Digital Life” series, which focused on safeguarding in the digital world. We recognise that the last 12 months have been some of the most unprecedented and turbulent in modern times. It has placed tremendous strain on so many aspects of our ‘normal’ […]

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Lessons from a Hospital Bed | Parent Wellbeing Blog

In 2013, I was the unfortunate victim of a serious car accident. Without going into detail, I woke up in hospital with my arms and legs in plaster. Recovery meant 5 operations, 3 days in intensive care, 3 weeks in hospital and 3 months off work. Naturally, this was a painful and difficult time, and […]

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Lessons from Lockdown | Parent Wellbeing Blog

The recent Upper Sixth mock exams put to the test all that the pupils have learned academically over the last two years. No doubt the reports that their beaks have been writing this week will largely focus on their performance in these assessments, the areas that they need to improve in, and the likely grade […]

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