Wellbeing

“Wellbeing provision for the physical, social and emotional health of the pupils lies at the heart of the pastoral programme and is a very significant strength of the College, devised around the principles of positive psychology.” –  COBIS Report 2021

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

Humour | Parent Wellbeing Blog

When thinking on a suitable topic for the penultimate Parent Wellbeing Blog this year, what better choice than Humour, in […]

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Knowing your Why?

Cast your mind back to July and August 2019, where were you, how did you fill your days, where did […]

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Wellbeing for Boarders in Covid Times | Parent Wellbeing Blog

A recurring concern this year has been how we continue to promote and ensure wellbeing amongst our boarders in these […]

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Healthy Eating | Parent Wellbeing Blog

The Most Important Keys to a Healthy Diet Eat a variety of foods, even if some are in very small […]

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Handling Examination Stress

  “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein   […]

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Reflections on Flourishing and Use of Pupil Voice

Pupil leadership and pupil voice have been regarded in previous posts on our blog as a priority for MCM. Pupil […]

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Bibliotherapy and Trench Humour | Parent Wellbeing Blog

“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and […]

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Safeguarding in the Digital World | Parent Wellbeing Blog

This weeks blog is linked to the most recent Webinar in the “Your Digital Life” series, which focused on safeguarding […]

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Lessons from a Hospital Bed | Parent Wellbeing Blog

In 2013, I was the unfortunate victim of a serious car accident. Without going into detail, I woke up in […]

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Lessons from Lockdown | Parent Wellbeing Blog

The recent Upper Sixth mock exams put to the test all that the pupils have learned academically over the last […]

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Positive Mindset | Parent Wellbeing Blog

  Deciding to move my family halfway around the world in the middle of a global pandemic has begged some […]

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Becoming the Bamboo that Bends | Parent Wellbeing Blog

“The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.” This old Japanese proverb came to mind as my […]

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Digital Wellness | Parent Wellbeing Blog

When I was first asked to write this blog I thought it would be a great opportunity to share lots […]

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Wellbeing in the Pre-Prep and Prep Libraries | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Twenty-Twenty has been a strange year for pupils in both Pre-Prep and Prep Libraries and it continues in 2021. From […]

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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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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.