Online Prize Day 2020

Today, at 10 am, the Marlborough College Malaysia community came together – by the power of technology – to watch the first Online Prize Giving Ceremony. Speeches were given by Tunku Ali, Chairman of the Council for MCM, Mr Alan Stevens, The Master, Head of Schools and Senior Prefects after which prizes were announced and […]

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‘Conversation with’ Series | Sport

The ‘conversation with’ series has been truly inspirational on both a personal level but more importantly for our pupils here at Marlborough College Malaysia. The detail and passion that every international star has spoken about have made a huge impact on some of our very own budding sports stars. The realisation that there are several pathways to the international stage, […]

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BCC Global Network Insights – Britcham Malaysia

The Master was recently asked to participate in a podcast discussing the Malaysian trade landscape, safe distancing measures for schools and businesses post COVID-19 and advice for businesses wanting to explore the Malaysian market. This podcast is part of the series, run by The Chamber of Commerce Singapore, on Global Network Insights. The podcast was […]

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Welcoming Pupils Back | Senior School

This morning we were delighted to welcome back some pupils from Remove (Year 10) and the Lower Sixth. The wet weather didn’t dampen spirits as the new SOPs were put into action. Pupils and parents checked-in by electronic app and had their temperatures taken at the main school gate prior to being dropped-off outside Court […]

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Summer Serenade | Prep Music

‘Celebrating Cultural Diversity through Music’ Summer Serenade 2020 Programme The Prep School Music Department has organised an online concert to mark the end to this Summer term and academic year 2019/2020. The concert, which took place on the 19th June at 5:30 pm, was the Department’s second online concert which featured over 30 pupils across […]

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Conversation with Susannah Townsend

In this weeks episode of the ‘Conversation with’ series Pupils, Parents and Beaks listened to Jamie Lennard, Director of Sport speak with Olympic Gold medallist Susannah Townsend MBE. Susannah has amassed 167 international caps, along with a plethora of medals from various tournaments around the world. The topic of conversation leads to her trials and tribulations in the build-up to winning […]

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Conversation with Fran Williams

  In this weeks episode of the ‘Conversation with’ series Pupils, Parents and Beaks listened to Jamie Lennard, Director of Sport speak with World Cup Netballer Fran Williams. Fran currently plays for Wasps Netball in the Netball Superleague, where she predominately plays Goal Defence. Fran Williams gave a detailed account of her pathway into the […]

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Online Piano Soloists Competition 2020

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary efforts. Pupils at Marlborough are no strangers to going the extra mile to ensure excellence, and the 2020 Piano Soloists competition is testament to that. During the lockdown period, where possible, the instrumental music provision has continued, be it with ensemble rehearsals or simply the weekly lessons that pupils enjoy […]

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How CAS Contributes to Flourishing@MCM

CAS (creativity, activity and service) is one of the three essential elements that every student must complete as part of the IB Diploma Programme. Throughout the VI form at MCM students participate in a range of activities alongside their academic studies with the aim to enable students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development by […]

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Conversation with Jasmine Carlin and James Guy

  In this weeks episode of the ‘Conversation with’ series Pupils, Parents and Beaks listened to Jamie Lennard, Director of Sport speak with Olympic Silver medalists Jasmine Carlin and James Guy. In this insightful talk, Jasmine and James gave a detailed and honest account of the trials and tribulations in the sport of swimming. Messages […]

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Upper 6th ‘Lockdown Leavers’ Social

At a time when almost everything we have been looking forward to has been written off due to Covid-19, the cancellation of the Leavers Ball 2020 was perhaps the hardest for our Upper 6th leavers to take. It is the final right of passage for those that have grown-up with us and it marks the […]

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Keira Costelloe Debut Single

Marlborough College Malaysia pupil, Keira Costelloe has released her debut single “Tell Me” on 14th May 2020. In the space of just under three weeks, she has almost 45,000 streams on Spotify and multiple positive reviews from her peers in the music industry. It all began in early 2019 when Keira entered a music talent […]

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Reflections on Wellbeing at MCM

The World Health Organisation defines wellbeing as:   “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”   The last few months have certainly tested our ability to survive in all the aspects of the above quotation.  We have been faced with a completely new challenge […]

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Online Prep Music Recital

On Wednesday 3rd June, MCM Prep Music Department hosted its first online music concert. The concert was the Department’s first initiative aimed at promoting, nurturing and encouraging pupils to continue singing or playing their instruments following the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The concert featured 21 individual performers from across the Pre-Prep and Prep […]

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U6 Activity Programme – Art History

Finding out that our IB exams were cancelled left many of us in the Upper Sixth confused and lost for direction. For many, the start of a new chapter of our lives seemed very far away, so we searched for ways to keep ourselves busy and productive during these uncertain times. The variety of courses […]

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A Conversation with Jason Roy | Sport

Following on from the first MCM Sports ‘conversation with’ last week. 90 pupils, parents and Beaks logged on to listen to Jamie Lennard speak with  Jason Roy, England Cricket,  World Cup Winner yesterday afternoon. In the fascinating talk, Mr Lennard and Jason discussed how he handled the pressure of delivering the throw that won England […]

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Why We Believe in Sleep

This is a topic that I have mentioned many times in the past, to pupils in assemblies and Wellbeing lessons, to staff in briefings and training sessions and to parents in briefings and in these Blogs. It is a topic I will continue to bring up frequently with pupils, staff and parents as it is […]

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A Conversation with Jake Cooper-Woolley and Josh Bassett | Sport

  Over 80 pupils, parents and Beaks joined an online chat with Jake Cooper-Woolley and Josh Bassett, English professional rugby union players on Wednesday afternoon.    There were over 150 questions submitted before the event. The audience heard about the players rise to glory, motivational methods, set-backs along the way and how they have coped […]

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