Private and International School Fair-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-01

Private and International School Fair

The Master, members of the Senior Management Team, alongside Housemasters and Housemistresses, represented the College on Saturday 4th October at the Private and International School Fair, held at Traders Hotel in Puteri Harbour. This proved to be a very successful and well-organised event with a great deal of interest being shown in the school. This […]

Read More
The-First-Cricket-Match-at-MCM-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-09

The First Cricket Match at MCM

Although attracting marginally fewer spectators than the Ryder Cup, the eagerly anticipated Common Room Prep v Senior cricket match, the first game to be played on the XI, took place on Friday 26th September. The Senior Common Room took the honour of batting first and sent out Captain Cole alongside the swashbuckling Salt who, in […]

Read More
Another-MCM-pupil-with-a-clean-sweep-of-A*s-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-01

Another MCM pupil with a clean sweep of A*s

After IGCSE exam results are published in August, surprising results can be challenged through a process known as Enquiry Upon Results. Edward Chai’s surprising result was an ‘A’ in Economics, which following an enquiry has now been raised to an A*! This completes his set of perfect A* grades in all subjects. Congratulations to him.

Read More
Megatrends-Talk-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-03

Megatrends Talk

On Sunday, Mr Manoj Menon gave an excellent talk on ‘Megatrends that will shape our lives’ drawing on his experience working for a large consulting firm. The pupils were engaged throughout and asked intelligent questions on topics such as urbanisation and smart devices, sometimes encouraged by the offer of chocolate generously supplied by Mr Menon. […]

Read More
Lunchtime-Concert-series-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-03

Lunchtime Concert series

Today saw the start of the ‘Lunchtime Concert’ series; this year we’ve moved out of the Music department into the heart of the school in the lovely Morris atrium. All the pupils performed with great confidence and it really showed the depth and breadth of musical talent in the school. A particular highlight was the preview […]

Read More
Friends-of-MCM-Golf-Day-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-05

Friends of MCM Golf Day

The relentless Malaysian sun didn’t deter the keen golfers within our college community last weekend. Palm Resort Country Club played hosts to our first ever golf event and with over 56 parents, students and beaks taking part it was an amazing day. The course was challenging at times but played beautifully at others, providing an enjoyable 18 […]

Read More
Lower-Sixth-Baristas-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-02

Lower Sixth Baristas

The Lower Sixth gents of Munawir Hill were the first to learn all about coffee on the inaugural MCM barista course, held at Monsta café last weekend. Revealing his passion for the stuff, owner Uncle Feng had the boys tasting and appreciating the finer points of espresso coffee without so much as a pause. The lesson […]

Read More
Iskandar-and-Taylor-Trip-to-the-Felda-Residence-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-09

Iskandar and Taylor Trip to the Felda Residence

On Friday 19th September at 2.00pm Iskandar and Taylor set off for a weekend of fun and adventure. Spirits on the bus were high and singing commenced. We were not disappointed when we arrived two hours later. The pool was great and we could see the sea. First we went to our rooms to organise […]

Read More
Shell-Trip-Kota-Tinggi-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-11

Shell Trip Kota Tinggi

On a breezy Saturday morning, the Shell boarders went to the Mawai Family Camp in Kota Tinggi. We were warmly welcomed by the staff when we arrived at the camp after a tiring two hour bus ride. We were given no time to get settled as we were immediately taken to play ice breaking games […]

Read More
Theory-of-Knowledge-Weekend-to-Desaru-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-01

Theory of Knowledge Weekend to Desaru 2014

Over the course of 13th and 14th September we were immersed in the world of Theory of Knowledge (ToK) by our wise ToK beaks: CEMR, RAC, DJG and LWGW. We were shown a new way of thinking about virtually anything, from deeply philosophical ideas to the mundane statements made and heard during the course of […]

Read More
U14-ACSIS-Touch-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-01

U14 ACSIS Touch

Following a very stormy afternoon at the Marlborough campus, there were doubts as to whether the U14 touch team would be given the chance to debut at their first ever fixture. After just one week of training and an intense recap of the rules, the team set off nervously towards OFS for the opening round […]

Read More
Start-of-Term-September-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-06

Start of Term September 2014

The College opened for the Michaelmas term on Monday 1st September 2014 to welcome new members to the boarding community. Wills House, named after Reginald Francis Wills (OM B1 1935-39), a senior boys’ house, opened its doors for the first time, with Mr Scott Hawthorn as the Housemaster. There are now 186 boarders at the […]

Read More
2013-14 IGCSE results-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-01

2013-14 IGCSE results

The College is delighted to announce excellent examination successes in the recently released IGCSE results. From our initial Remove cohort in August 2012, plus a number of pupils who joined in the Hundred, we were thrilled with the level of attainment from a non-selective entry. Two pupils achieved 9A* grades and two others 8A*s, with […]

Read More
Pre-Prep-Sports-Day-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-09

Pre-Prep Sports Day 2014

On Wednesday morning the Pre-Prep children gathered at the track for their annual Sports Day. The sun was shining and there was no sign of the thunderstorms that had cancelled the event the previous week! The children all wore their House T-shirts and were very excited about the events they were going to be competing […]

Read More
Prize-Day-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-03

Prize Day 2014

The second Marlborough College Malaysia Prize Day took place on the final morning of term. The day started with an early morning thunder storm and torrential rain but, thankfully, had completely blown over by the time the seven hundred attendees arrived for the event in the sports hall. Mr John Manser, Chairman of Council, and […]

Read More
Bugsy-Malone-Prep-School-Production-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-25

Bugsy Malone Prep School Production

The MCM Senior School Drama Hall was transformed into a prohibition speakeasy for the Prep School performances of Bugsy Malone on 26th and 27th June 2014. Bugsy Malone (Ijah Ofon) has a whirlwind adventure while delving into the New York underground scene in the 1920s. He has some close calls with two rival gangs, led […]

Read More
Year-6-Kota-Tinggi-Trip-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-23

Year 6 Kota Tinggi Trip

Pupils in Year 6 escaped from school for a week to Kota Tinggi for what proved to be an action-packed and fun-filled adventure. Having four nights in a hot tent was challenge enough for some, let alone the kayaking, waterfall-trekking and tree-top wire walking. We also appreciated life in a Malaysian ‘kampung’ and helped villagers […]

Read More
Friends-of-MCM-Summer-Ball-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-01

Friends of MCM Summer Ball

It was the perfect end to what has been a truly wonderful inaugural year for the Friends of MCM. The stage had been set, Traders Hotel had been transformed into the woods of Athenia and even the closed roads for the sundowner marathon could not keep the enthusiastic guests away. The delicate sounds of the […]

Read More
Nations-Day-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-21

Nations Day

On Friday 13th June, the Prep School’s School Council, with the help of Friends of Marlborough College Malaysia, hosted the College’s first ever Nations Day. The aim of Nations Day is to celebrate all of the 31 different nations that we have represented in the Prep School, and all the nations all over the world. […]

Read More
The-Warisan-Johor-dancers-visit-MCM-14-British-International-School-Johor Bahru-Malaysia-11

The Warisan Johor dancers vist MCM

The Warisan Johor dancers and musicians visited the College and gave two performances to packed audiences in the Drama Hall on Wednesday 11th June. Presenting a number of traditional Malaysian dances, those present witnessed athleticism, co-ordination, precision and skilful dancing delivered at a fast and furious pace in beautiful costumes, which resulted in rapturous applause […]

Read More