Online Sixth Form Lecture Series

We are delighted to announce the launch of a series of online lectures for our Sixth Form community. Over the coming months, we will be hosting a number of speakers from a broad range of backgrounds and interests, in what we are sure will become a popular feature on the Sixth Form calendar. On Thursday […]

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Welcome Back Nursery, Reception, Hundred and Upper Sixth

Beautiful clear blue skies welcomed our youngest and oldest pupils back to the College site this morning. Pupils in Nursery, Reception, Hundred (Year 11) and Upper Sixth were back on site to receive their lessons face-to-face from their Beaks (teachers) alongside physically distanced friends. Excited pupils from the four-year groups were granted permission to return […]

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MCM partner with the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Marlborough College Malaysia (MCM) is delighted to have been chosen as a service partner organisation, as part of a service-learning course offered at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Spring Semester of 2021.   The course is offered through Penn’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) programme, a one-year programme that develops scholar-practitioners in positive psychology […]

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Measuring Wellbeing | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Measuring Wellbeing: Current & Future Direction What you measure affects what you do. If you don’t measure the right thing, you don’t do the right thing – Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.   While this may be a quote from an economist it is pertinent in all realms of life.  As […]

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Top IB Global School 2020

Marlborough College Malaysia is delighted to have achieved a place in IB-Schools.com  top 75 highest scoring schools in 2020 who offer IB, globally which equates to MCM being placed in the top 2% of IB schools in the world.    MCM has been offering IB since 2012 and the results have improved year on year […]

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Three Positive Psychology Based Tips for Dealing with Uncertain/Stressful Times | Parent Wellbeing Blog

It has been truly wonderful to welcome back many students in person on the College campus at the start of this new Term. While familiar COVID-19 related challenges continue to test our resolve, the College is taking all the precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the community. The ongoing testing, contact tracing, and switching […]

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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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