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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Why has the Sani become the Health Centre?

This is a question that has been asked by a number of pupils, parents and staff. It is one that merits a detailed answer and I will endeavour to provide this below, together with some details on the operation of our Health Centre which has been provided by our Health Centre Manager, Mrs Rak Kaur. […]

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Rawa | Senior School

A group of pupils recently enjoyed a diving trip to Rawa. The group varied in their diving experience from those gaining their PADI Open Water qualification to those more proficient. Some pupils reflect on their trip. Training Before the trip we had training in our pool. We learnt about the equipment, how to use it […]

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Upper Sixth Talk with Michael Skok

The economics and business management pupils were able to participate in a question and answer session with Michael Skok (Old Marlburian) to hear about his experience as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. The group was enthralled to listen to his advice and experience on how to enter a new market,  and the associated cultural, technology […]

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Rotary Orphanage Picnic | Outreach

On Saturday 8th February Marlborough College Malaysia MCM welcomed 12 children from the Rotary Orphanage, Johor to an afternoon of picnicking and activities. The Outreach team along with  Senior School pupils hosted the children as they played games and enjoyed time in the Pre-Prep swimming pool.  It was a wonderful occasion and super to see […]

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Wellbeing – Lent Term Overview

This term we will be covering a wide range of topics at a level that is age-appropriate and informed by the current issues affecting our pupils. Outline content of part of the programme that will be delivered this term is explained below and the mapping to the principles of Positive Education and ‘Strive to Flourish’. […]

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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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Touch Straits Tournament 2020

On Saturday 18th January, the College welcomed 45 ‘Touch Rugby’ teams to the sixth annual Straits Touch Tournament. The tournament was played in great spirits across five age groups (U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18) with 16 pitches in action. The addition of four newly laid pitches created the opportunity to increase the numbers and […]

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Finalist Certificate ISA Wellbeing Award 2020

Marlborough College Malaysia is proud to have been shortlisted for the International School Awards 2020 initiative to support school wellbeing. Although on this occasion we did not win the award, it is reassuring to have the work of our entire College community in this field endorsed by an international panel of experts.   This was the […]

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Highest Marks in Malaysia GCSE Accolade

Marlborough College Malaysia is delighted to announce that three of our pupils have attained the highest marks in Malaysia in the June 2019 Edexcel IGCSE examination series. Natasha-ann Johnson Highest Mark in Malaysia Pearson Edexcel GCSE Art and Design: Fine Art Summer 2019 Natasha-ann Johnson Highest Mark in Malaysia Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Biology Summer 2019 […]

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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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CNY Coffee Morning | FoMCM

On Tuesday, January 21st, FoMCM held their Chinese New Year and Welcome Coffee Morning in the Green Hall, Pre-prep school. Several members of the Chinese community came together to give a cultural insight into the celebration of Chinese New Year. There were several performances of traditional dance given by the parents; ” Mo Li Hua” […]

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Prep and Senior House Aquathlon

This term has seen pupils from the Senior School and Years 7 and 8 participate in House Aquathlon competitions. Pupils could compete both individually and as part of teams to allow for as many as possible to participate. While an annual event for the Prep School, this was the first time the event has been […]

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GCSE & IB Art Trip to Singapore Arts Week 2020

The Senior Art department took over 70 pupils to Singapore to experience this year’s Singapore Arts Week. This annual event hosts the best and brightest of the art world from South-East Asia, and beyond. Our first stop was a walking tour with the MeshMinds Foundation. They offer a new public art walking trail for students […]

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Handball Competition | Prep Houses

On Friday 17th Chichester hosted the first in a series of House outreach days. The House Captains opted to run a Handball competition at lunchtime. Sixteen pairs signed up to battle it out to be named Kings and Queens of Handball. After four very exciting preliminary rounds, two breathtaking semifinals and one nail-biting final, Jean […]

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Wellbeing Blog Intro

Dear Parents, I hope 2019 ended well and the new decade has started on a positive note for you and your family. To enable us to work together to help your son/daughter flourish at MCM and in later life we are starting a regular weekly blog/podcast on a variety of Wellbeing based matters. We want […]

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Oxford Application Success

We are delighted to report that Yasmin Abdul-Razak (U6) has been successful in acquiring an offer from Mansfield College, Oxford, to read Theology and Religion next year. Yasmin was one of a small group of our pupils who made applications to Oxford or Cambridge colleges this year and we were pleased that two of these […]

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IB Solo Performance Pieces | Upper Sixth

The IB Theatre Arts Upper Sixth pupils hosted invited audiences in the Theatre last week, to debut their Solo Performance Pieces. The tremendous effort and thought that had gone into the process from start to finish was clearly on display, with exceptional work and effective communication taking place. As part of the task students must […]

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