Beagle Hash Summer Term 2022

On Friday 22nd April 2022, the Boarding Community, attired in their House Swipes, met on Court before heading into the plantation that surrounds Marlborough College Malaysia to commence the Summer Term Beagle Hash. This is a cross-country style race with an orienteering element.    The pupils set off with enthusiasm and excitement. It did not […]

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Year 5 Residential | Prep School

An annual tradition at Marlborough College Malaysia (MCM) has been the Prep School residential trips. Due to the pandemic, these have not taken place for two years, until last week. MCM is set within an incredible 90-acre site which houses a wide range of facilities that have enabled MCM to run a fully onsite residential […]

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Outreach Beach Clean Up

On Sunday 18th January 2022, boarders from Apollo and Artemis headed over to Desaru to participate in a beach clean-up. The council provided a skip, and the pupils worked hard to fill it up with rubbish from the beach. Some interesting items were found on the beach including a fridge, an umbrella, a barbecue and […]

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Boarders’ Christmas Supper 2021

 The 1st December 2021 brought the annual Boarders’ Christmas Supper. This event is organised by the Graduate Assistants, who, in the run-up to the event, are more commonly known as Santa’s Little Helpers.   This year’s theme was Christmas at Hogwarts and there definitely was a spark of magic in the Dining Hall as the […]

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Remembrance Service 2021

The 11th November marks the annual Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day, a day for remembering those who have given their lives to protect and serve their country. This year’s Remembrance Day is the 100th anniversary of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance. Poppies are closely linked with the First World War, when […]

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Khazanah Scholar 2021

The Khazanah Scholarship is a prestigious award that offers bright and high-achieving Malaysian students the opportunity to receive the best possible education. Marlborough College Malaysia is honoured to have been a location for Khazanah Scholars to attend and complete their secondary education.   One such pupil is Gary Tan who left MCM in 2016 and […]

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Leading Your First House Team

Marlborough College Malaysia is delighted to announce that an article written by Mrs R. Jarrett titled Leading Your First House Team, has been published in the latest edition of the BSA’s Boarding School Magazine.    The article discusses the challenges faced when creating a new house, providing advice such as ‘Embrace the diversity. Your boarders […]

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Exeat Weekend – Michaelmas Term 2021

Over the Exeat weekend, Marlborough College Malaysia remained home to 24 boarders, who were unable to return home for the short break. Although unable to leave the site, the boarders enjoyed a break from everyday school life. Taking advantage of MCM’s 90 acre site the activities included golf, cycling, a movie night, board games, and […]

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BSA’s Boarding Future Conference

Following the Boarding Schools Associations’ “Boarding Innovation Award,” being given to Marlborough College Malaysia, the Master, Mr Alan Stevens, was asked to participate in the BSA’s Boarding Future Conference, which brought together leading voices from across the boarding sector globally to look at how boarding is changing and developing. The Master outlined the impact of […]

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BSA Annual Health and Wellbeing Conference

Marlborough College Malaysia was honoured to be the only international school presenting at the annual Health and Wellbeing conference held by the Boarding School Association (BSA) for leaders in British Boarding Schools across the world. This year the conference focussed on innovative responses to the pandemic and recommended best practices going forward. Mr Magnus Cowie, […]

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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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Prep Boarders’ Deepavali Celebration

Iskandar House Common Room was transformed with beautiful Indian fabric draped from the ceiling and colourful lights strung across the walls for a Deepavali Celebration for all the Prep boarders. There were garlands of flowers decorating the entrance, in addition to sparkling outdoor decorations hanging from the trees and atmospheric flameless candles welcoming everyone.  Pupils […]

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Act of Remembrance

On Sunday 8th November the boarding community joined together at dawn in an Act of Remembrance on Court. Sora in Year 12 commenced the service playing Schindler’s List on the violin. The Master, Mr Alan Stevens led the service which included poignant readings from both pupils and Beaks with Ms Goh, of the British Council […]

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Beagle Hash 2020/21

Last Friday welcomed the much-anticipated return of the Beagle Hash. The boarding community came together in their respective, colourful, House Swipes to enjoy a run in the local plantation which adjoins MCM’s grounds. This first Beagle Hash of the 2020/21 academic year was organised and route plotted by the boys of Wills House. After a […]

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MCM Care Packages

Pupils of Marlborough College Malaysia are fortunate to be completing their quarantine at Hotel Jen, Puteri Harbour. MCM has a bespoke offering that has been agreed with the relevant government authorities which allow pupils to be met at KLIA, transported under the control of (Civil Defence) APM and then quarantined at the hotel with MCM […]

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Desaru Beach Clean Project | Outreach

Boarders, day pupils and staff regularly travel to the Desaru coast to conduct beach cleans. Post monsoon, the beaches are in a terrible state, full of debris and due to the limited accessibility from public services, the beaches are often long overdue a good clean. Many of our regular volunteer’s comment on the appalling amount […]

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Prep Boarding House Debate

MCM recently introduced a new initiative for the Prep Boarding Houses. Both Taylor and Iskandar Prep Boarding houses took part in a friendly debate, regulated by one of our prefects Agung and judged by Mrs. Stevens. The proposition was led by our Iskandar speakers: Mimi, Alice, Jazmine and Miss Smith, who wanted vegetarianism and veganism […]

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Boarders Burns Supper

It is unlikely that the Scottish poet, Robert Burns, would have imagined that 251 years after his death, a Burns Supper would be held 6800 miles from his homeland in the sticky climes of southern Malaysia. But despite the unlikely setting, the Marlborough College Malaysia (MCM) boarders donned their best token tartan and gathered for […]

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