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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Pi Day 2021 | Prep School

The annual Pi Day, led by the Prep School Mathematics Department, didn’t fail to amaze and showcase the pupils’ astonishing ability to memorise and recall.    Pi Day is a day of Mathematical themes and special activities throughout all lessons of the day with the highlight accumulating in the Digit Memory Challenge.    The challenge […]

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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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Careers Fair 2021

Last Wednesday pupils in the Lower Sixth and Hundred were treated to expert advice from leading specialists across a range of careers at Marlborough College Malaysia’s 2021 Careers Fair. “If you put your heart and mind into your dream job, it can be a reality” was memorable advice from our keynote speaker, Datuk Razlan Razali, […]

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Hokusai The Great Wave | Art Year 7

During online learning Year 7 pupils were studying Hokusai in their Art lessons. You would be right in thinking that collaborative artwork would be very difficult to achieve across the world – but not for Marlborough College Malaysia pupils.    Pupils each had the same sized square to recreate their segment of the piece. Last […]

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Pirate Day | Reception

Avast Ye! Pupils in Reception celebrated their latest topic of ‘Pirates’ by holding a themed day on Thursday.  A busy morning was spent creating giant ‘pirate ships’ in the Green Hall with gym equipment, using ladders to make rigging and masts, mats to make the bows and gym horses for crows nests.  X marked the […]

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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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COBIS Patron’s Accreditation

    Marlborough College Malaysia receives the highest recognition from the Council of British International Schools.   Marlborough College Malaysia set the pace globally by partnering with COBIS (the Council of British International Schools), the oldest and largest premier association of British schools overseas, to achieve the first-ever fully online Patron’s Accreditation and Compliance with […]

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Welcome Back

This morning the College community was delighted to welcome back all the remaining year groups.    It was excellent that everyone was back and able to take their seats, bringing classrooms to life once more throughout the College.   We eagerly await the day when all our pupils from around the globe can all be […]

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COBIS Art Competition MCM Finalists

Throughout January and February, the art department ran a competition where pupils were required to produce a piece of art that reflected the theme of Connections.    There were some incredible entries from across the school, in a variety of mediums, all showing different interpretations so it was a difficult task selecting the winners across […]

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Patrick Kerton | Sixth Form Talks

On Thursday 4th March the Sixth form community were treated to a thrilling online talk by Patrick Kerton. Patrick is a world-renowned Hollywood stuntman and stunt director. He is best known for his work on such movies as ‘X-Men’, ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘300’ and he gave us a fascinating insight into the technical aspects of […]

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