November IGCSE Examination Results

High academic standards and top notch teaching and learning lie at the heart of a Marlborough College Malaysia education and a number of pupils at the College have been celebrating excellent IGCSE examination results since their publication a few days ago.   A group of pupils sat early entry examinations in Mathematics in November (these […]

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Debra Stephenson | Sixth Form Talks

Debra spoke eloquently about her journey from a very young age to her present roles in a number of prominent TV shows in the UK. Her career was originally launched when she won the BBC’s ‘Opportunity Knocks’ competition in 1987 at the age of just 14, a contest that was broadcast on TV and drew […]

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Becoming the Bamboo that Bends | Parent Wellbeing Blog

“The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.” This old Japanese proverb came to mind as my wife’s favourite mixing bowl slipping from my soapy fingers and disintegrated on the kitchen tiles. The bowl was bright red and one of the few remaining meaningful pieces that my wife had brought from the […]

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Chinese New Year Celebrations 2021

Whilst celebrations for Lunar New Year, Year of the OX may have looked a little different from normal, that did not stop the MCM community from celebrating in full force prior to the half term holiday. Pre-Prep pupils created and decorated lanterns or crafted their own Ox. Prep pupils designed posters containing information about the […]

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What are you Reading? | Senior Library

Usually, at this time of year, my focus in the Senior Library turns to identifying books to help the Lower Sixth with their Extended Essays (EEs) and planning for the upcoming World Book Day on the 4th March. Whilst the ordering of EE books is a tried and tested exercise, I would like to try […]

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Prep School Pupils Showcase their Speaking Skills

Never before have speaking and listening opportunities been so fundamentally important for our pupils. Being able to present one’s ideas clearly, confidently and with enthusiasm is an important life skill; during the last two weeks, all pupils in the Prep School have participated in activities which have focused on their ability to speak and listen […]

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Digital Wellness | Parent Wellbeing Blog

When I was first asked to write this blog I thought it would be a great opportunity to share lots of the initiatives that we have been working on at MCM in the last year since COVID-19 became a part of our lives and link to the webinar that we will be hosting on Monday […]

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Online Sixth Form Lecture Series

We are delighted to announce the launch of a series of online lectures for our Sixth Form community. Over the coming months, we will be hosting a number of speakers from a broad range of backgrounds and interests, in what we are sure will become a popular feature on the Sixth Form calendar. On Thursday […]

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Welcome Back Nursery, Reception, Hundred and Upper Sixth

Beautiful clear blue skies welcomed our youngest and oldest pupils back to the College site this morning. Pupils in Nursery, Reception, Hundred (Year 11) and Upper Sixth were back on site to receive their lessons face-to-face from their Beaks (teachers) alongside physically distanced friends. Excited pupils from the four-year groups were granted permission to return […]

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MCM partner with the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Marlborough College Malaysia (MCM) is delighted to have been chosen as a service partner organisation, as part of a service-learning course offered at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Spring Semester of 2021.   The course is offered through Penn’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) programme, a one-year programme that develops scholar-practitioners in positive psychology […]

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Measuring Wellbeing | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Measuring Wellbeing: Current & Future Direction What you measure affects what you do. If you don’t measure the right thing, you don’t do the right thing – Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.   While this may be a quote from an economist it is pertinent in all realms of life.  As […]

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Top IB Global School 2020

Marlborough College Malaysia is delighted to have achieved a place in IB-Schools.com  top 75 highest scoring schools in 2020 who offer IB, globally which equates to MCM being placed in the top 2% of IB schools in the world.    MCM has been offering IB since 2012 and the results have improved year on year […]

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Three Positive Psychology Based Tips for Dealing with Uncertain/Stressful Times | Parent Wellbeing Blog

It has been truly wonderful to welcome back many students in person on the College campus at the start of this new Term. While familiar COVID-19 related challenges continue to test our resolve, the College is taking all the precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the community. The ongoing testing, contact tracing, and switching […]

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Return to School Lent 2021

Tuesday 5th January welcomed the start of Lent Term and the return of both Day and Boarding pupils to the site following the news that schools are now deemed essential services and therefore able to be open. Boarders returned to their houses on Monday evening with day pupils returning bright and early this morning. Not […]

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Medicine | Sixth Form

Over 40 Marlborough College Malaysia Sixth form students were privileged to have an online talk from Associate Prof. Dr Ronan Gleeson, Head of Department, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) & University College Dublin (UCD) based in Penang, as part of their Careers programme. Professor Gleeson has worked in London, Melbourne, […]

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Get Outdoors | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Get outdoors to get out of your comfort zone I love the outdoors. Collectively, it’s the place where I’ve had the most fun, taken the most risks, challenged myself the furthest, met the best people and had the most incredible adventures. Simultaneously, it’s the place where I’ve been the most miserable, felt my most uncomfortable, […]

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International School Awards | Wellbeing

Marlborough College Malaysia entered the Wellbeing Initiative category as part of the International Schools Awards 2021. 264 applications were made from international schools in 62 countries. 44 entries have been shortlisted. The judges gave MCM’s application a special mention for the exceptional, creative and wide-reaching system we established to ensure all students impacted by COVID-19 […]

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