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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Building Resilience and Growth Mindset | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Just like the business and professional worlds, education has its buzzwords and its trends. While some of these are valuable and enduring, quite a few aren’t. I feel that ‘Resilience’ and ‘Growth Mindset’ are vital in the work that schools do. I hope you will agree with me. Before we decide if ‘resilience’ and ‘growth […]

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Christmas Shoeboxes | Outreach

Christmas is about giving – and that is exactly what members of the Outreach team did this week. The MCM community have been busy collecting, wrapping and filling shoeboxes full to bursting with toys, toiletries, stationery and other fun things for children in the local community.  Miss Donaldson, Miss Feakes and the Y7 and Y8 […]

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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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Anti Bullying Week | Prep School

The Anti Bullying Alliance ran anti bullying week from Monday 16th to Friday 20th November. This year’s theme examined the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge. The week began with Odd socks day, slightly modified this year to include odd hats and hairstyles. This meant our […]

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Thankfulness | Parent Wellbeing Blog

There are many days in our calendar that prompt us to remember things; no matter what our background, culture, beliefs, country of birth is. I say ‘remind us’ because it should be exactly that. We always say be loving to your spouse or partner every day, not just Valentine’s Day. Show love, kindness and respect […]

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Geography Bee | Senior School

Five pupils across Marlborough College Malaysia entered the International Geography Bee Regional competition held at the end of November.    Wan M. and Meredith R. competed in the Middle School Competition, with Evan K., Jeffrey Z., and Tian H in the Junior Varsity.  The online ‘zoom’ quiz was held across Asia. Pupils took part in […]

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Online India Day | Year 3

On Friday 20th November 2020, we hosted our first ever Online India Day. India Day is a yearly celebration of our Year 3 topic ‘Incredible India’. We were greeted online during our morning Google Meet to an array of colour and design as the children dressed up in beautiful costumes to kick start the celebrations. […]

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Does Goal Setting & Purposeful Goals Lead to Purposeful Practice?

The art of goal setting will always revert back to the identification of a desire, target or wish to achieve something across multiple aspects of an individual’s life. Whether it is losing weight, learning a new skill or simply walking more steps each day, each goal is always unique to the individual. Lifestyle, values and […]

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Professor Sir John Bell | Marlborough College, UK

On Monday, it was announced that the world’s first effective coronavirus vaccine had shown positive results in preliminary tests on 43,500 people. Professor Sir John Bell who is on the council for Marlborough College UK, renowned immunologist, Chair of Medicine at Oxford and member of the UK government’s SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies), was […]

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Quirky Ideas as Positive Contributors

When lockdown began in March 2020, the prep school came up with the idea to ask for volunteers to set a daily challenge for other staff. As we were restricted in our movements and socialising opportunities, this was a lovely way to engage people, get creative and share. Challenges varied with art, cooking, poetry, quizzes […]

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Digital Learning at MCM

  Quality education is about developing our pupils to be global citizens, ready to engage in the real world in a creative, productive and positive manner. When our pupils and teaching staff first experienced online learning in March, and again now in November, we have to be reluctantly thankful for the electronic devices and internet […]

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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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Sports Provision during School Closure

Sport is as old as humanity itself. It’s kept us fit and healthy while building strong communities and boosting morale. With the current closure of the College, MCM sees the importance of sports as being ever more relevant not only for pupils but the whole College community. From daily challenges for younger pupils to online […]

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IGCSE Geography Field Trip 2020

Before half-term, 21 IGCSE Geography students participated in a range of quantitative and qualitative data collection and investigation exercises around Kota Tinggi, Penyabong, and Mersing. The trip, supported by the Radiant Camps team, exposed the pupils to numerous new field skills and helped consolidate their learning from the classroom. They tackled physical and human topics […]

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Safeguarding Award during Covid-19

Marlborough College Malaysia is delighted to have been presented with an international Award for Safeguarding during Covid-19. The Safeguarding Initiative Global Awards are run by The Safeguarding Alliance which is the top UK provider of support and guidance on safeguarding and has links with schools and universities around the world. This award has been designed […]

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Managing my Chimp | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Managing my Chimp – Understanding and managing emotions, thinking and behaviour for children and adults. Schools are wonderful places with a buzz of excitement and an energy that can’t be quite replicated. They are a melting pot of children, families and staff whose collective priority is the wellbeing and education of children. During the school […]

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