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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Lectern Club ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’

On Monday, 20th January, the first Lectern Club of 2020 marked the start of an Olympic year, taking the theme, ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’. Once again, the Sixth Form rose to the challenge in Olympian style with six new speakers from Lower Sixth stepping up to share their thoughts. The short speech category began with Cyrus […]

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Chinese New Year Celebrations | MCM

The whole of MCM has been abuzz with activities and performances to welcome the Chinese New Year (Year of the Rat). The Prep pupils enjoyed many activities such as paper cutting, lantern making, singing Chinese songs and Chinese legend stories. In a cross-curriculum programme with Art, they made blue and white porcelain paper plates and […]

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Beagle Hash | Lent Term 2020

The Beagle Hash is Marlborough College Malaysia’s tri-annual run, led by Mr Ogilvie. On the first Friday of each term, the boarding community joins together in an excited heap for an exhilarating afternoon in the plantation surrounding our College. Whatever the weather, the Hash guarantees a good time. The Hash brings out the best of […]

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Boarders Christmas Supper 2019

71% of our planet is covered by water… so this year the Boarders Christmas Supper was transformed into a submarine wonderland. Jelly fish and streams of bauble-bubbles floated above the tables twinkling in the blue light. Glittering fish and a large octopus, wearing a Santa hat, watched over the tables and a Christmas tree, adorned […]

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Bonfire Night 2019

On Friday 8th November, the MCM community got together to enjoy the annual bonfire and fireworks. Over a delicious al fresco meal provided by the school caterers, young and old enjoyed each others company as the bonfire’s flames grew. As darkness settled across the campus, all could feel the bonfire’s heat and were put under its […]

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House Shout 2019

The arrival of the House singing competitions always brings great excitement to the College and this year was no exception.  Each year, on the evening of the day of the competitions, we enjoy the House Shout, an affectionately named contest which by no means depicts the high quality of singing to which we are always […]

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Senior House Matches | Season 1 2019

The College Season 1 House football competition got underway, with a round-robin format taking place between both the boys’ and girls’ houses. The event was carried out in the best of spirits with some truly excellent support shown by players and spectators alike. A special mention must go to Steel House, whose outstanding and ceaseless […]

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Pupil Voice

The Pupil Council meetings are running over the course of the next ten days at MCM. All meetings are run by our College Prefects and they report back to SMT on the matters raised by our day pupils and boarders. All Houses (day and boarding) are represented at the meetings through: Eco Council – 2 […]

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Beagle Hash 2019

On Friday, 30th August 2019, the boarding community came together for a 5 km run in the plantation opposite Marlborough. Pupils and beaks were tasked with navigating their way back to Marlborough from the starting point, following paper signs that posted the way. Boarders endured steep inclines and battled through thick vegetation, but the sense of […]

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Hair-raising Day

Iskandar House organised a ‘hair-raising day’ on Friday, 17th May, to raise funds for the House Charity: The Humane Society. The Humane Society is an international charity that helps animals that are being abused. All Pre-Prep and Prep pupils were invited to come into school with crazy hair. This included hair accessories, gel, hats, wigs, hair chalk and hair […]

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Matilda the Musical

On Saturday 23rd and Tuesday, 26th February, Prep and senior trips were made to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore to see the highly acclaimed Matilda the Musical.   Senior School Music and Drama Trip “It was a fantastic example of how music and theatre can engage an audience, and has given our exam pupils much […]

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Prep Boarders PADI Open Water Course

One of the advantages of living in the tropics is the ability to go diving at one of the many beach locations across South East Asia for the weekend!  In order to open this door of opportunity to our boarding community the Prep boarding houses, Taylor and Iskandar, commenced a PADI Open Water Diving course. […]

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Burns Supper

On Saturday 26th January the inaugural celebration of Burns Night for boarders in Marlborough College Malaysia. Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist who is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland. His birthday, 25th January, is a day to celebrate his works and enormous contribution to Scottish literature such as the famous poem Auld Lang Syne. […]

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Lectern Club

On Monday, 21st January, the Master and Mrs Stevens, Mr Gibbon (HM of Wills) and invited Sixth Form guests,  were treated to another superb evening of speeches and fine dining.  The topic for the night was ‘Bah humbug’ inspired by the Charles Dickens character Scrooge’s view of the Christmas season.  Zahra Ahmad Nazhri (Steel) opened […]

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Boarding Schools Association Conference

For the third consecutive year Marlborough College Malaysia (MCM), in partnership with the Boarding Schools Association, hosted a two-day conference for boarding staff. The conference gave staff the opportunity to share best practice in boarding and to develop skills and understanding on the pastoral issues facing boarding schools throughout the world. There were around 50 […]

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Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

On Sunday 9th December in the evocative chill of the air conditioning, the Wykeham Hall assumed a festive air with traditional decorations, the promise of mince pies and mulled wine. A packed congregation joined over 100 boys and girls from the College’s choirs and orchestras as Marlborough College Malaysia celebrated its Festival of Nine Lessons […]

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Kranji Remembrance Day Service 2018

On Sunday 11th November the boarding community, Common Room and MCM families joined, dignitaries, military personnel and religious leaders at Kranji War Memorial in Singapore for the annual Remembrance Day service. This year’s service marked exactly 100 years to the day since the First World War ended, with the signing of an armistice which came into effect at 11 […]

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