Wellbeing

At MCM, we would like parents to be fully aware of what we are doing to support pupils Wellbeing, why we are doing this and what can be done at home in order to bring maximum benefit to our pupils. This is one element of our commitment to incorporate aspects of positive psychology within our wider curriculum so we are thoroughly preparing our pupils for successful and purposeful futures, whatever they choose to do with their lives.

There is no shortage of relevant issues we wish to share with you so you are better informed about what we are doing to develop ‘life skills’ such as confidence, character, kindness, compassion and resilience at MCM. In doing so I hope you can better see how we are providing a foundation which will help your child to flourish and also inform you on things that can be done at home to help embed these life skills in your child.

Growing up in the modern & digital world is not easy and the pressures on young people today are manifold and complex. There are, however, tremendous opportunities available to those who are prepared for the challenges ahead: who look to learn new things, who build positive relationships, who make positive contributions to the lives of others and the environment; who lead healthy lives, who can express feelings and emotions, who celebrate their own successes and the successes of others. At MCM we recognise we are educating leaders of the future and all of the above are required if they are to lead with distinction and be happy in the process. All of this will be made easier if the messages from MCM and from home are consistent and clear in terms of establishing this foundation for future flourishing.

Wellbeing Blog

Physical Activity in the MCO | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Lockdown, CMCO, Circuit Breaker, MCO, a new language and significant changes to life as we now know it. We are […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Quirky Ideas as Positive Contributors

When lockdown began in March 2020, the prep school came up with the idea to ask for volunteers to set […]

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Managing my Chimp | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Managing my Chimp – Understanding and managing emotions, thinking and behaviour for children and adults. Schools are wonderful places with […]

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Talking to Teenagers | Parent Wellbeing Blog

How to talk to teenagers (and when not to) Contemplating my ‘writing task’ over last weekend, I immediately questioned my […]

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Introducing our Researcher in Residence | Parent Wellbeing Blog

As we approach Half Term we can realistically say that we have now settled into this new academic year and […]

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Pupil Leadership and Pupil Voice | Parent Wellbeing Blog

The value schools place on pupil leadership and pupil voice gives a fascinating insight into the culture of the organisation. […]

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Creativity | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Our school campus is an undeniably creative space. You have to look no further than the walls of our Prep […]

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Do Good, Feel Good | Parent Wellbeing Blog

‘Do Good, Feel Good: Rewarding positive behaviour and promoting Wellbeing within the College Community’ Had I been writing this 100 […]

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Why is Everyone Talking About Blue Light?

My curiosity in artificial blue light and its potential effects became heightened as we entered online learning. The increased screen-time […]

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Welcome | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Welcome to the first Parent Wellbeing Blog of this new academic year. It has been great to welcome so many […]

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Positive Purpose through Outreach

How many times have you been asked the question ‘what do you do?’ It is a staple of small-talk the […]

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How CAS Contributes to [email protected]

CAS (creativity, activity and service) is one of the three essential elements that every student must complete as part of […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the blog articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Marlborough College Malaysia. Examples of analysis performed within the articles are for illustrative purposes only as they are based on very limited and dated open source information.