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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Royal Johor vs MCM, Charity Polo Day 2014

On Sunday 8th June, by kind invitation of Her Royal Highness Raja Zarith Sofiah, Marlborough College Malaysia co-hosted an afternoon of Polo, in order to raise funds for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society. Over four hundred MCM parents and friends joined guests invited by Her Royal Highness and His Majesty, The Sultan of Johor, at […]

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2014 GCSE Design & Technology exhibition

This week saw the opening of the 2014 GCSE Design & Technology exhibition. The pupils responded to a wide range of design briefs including children’s night lights, waiting room tables and novelty nursery furniture. The projects make up 60% of the final grade at GCSE so are a vitally important component of the course. The […]

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MCM Bring Home the Silverware from KL!

Following an early 6am wake up call and an impressive buffet breakfast at the hotel, we arrived at the pitches full of anticipation for the day ahead. During the pool stages, the girls put in one fantastic performance after another and ended the morning’s play with 4 wins and 1 draw. Some powerful and accurate […]

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