“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

The Wind in the Willows Mangroves | Parent Wellbeing Blog

[with apologies to Kenneth Grahame]   Ratty, Mole and Badger sauntered down the well worn track towards the lake, or […]

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Tsunamis and Grief

Actor Richard E Grant, having recently lost his wife, said, “Grief hits us like tsunamis as we try and put […]

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The Power of Conversation in the Digital Age

Observing one of our recent Friday well-being sessions, I was reminded of the immense impact of conversation on interpersonal connections. […]

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The New Normal | Parent Wellbeing Blog

When I had children, I am not sure what I expected. Difficulty, sure, but what did I expect them to […]

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Digital Wellness … “A Kind of Magic” | Parent Wellbeing Blog

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Magritte’s Pipe and the exploding Octopus: a lesson in adaptability

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The Voices in Our Heads | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Do you ever notice that small voice inside your head?  The one that might give you a pep talk in […]

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The Important Moment | Parent Wellbeing Blog

“Every day, everywhere our children spread their dreams beneath our feet and we should tread softly.” Ken Robinson   I […]

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A Lesson from Childhood | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Get creative: how doing something practical, just for the fun of it, can create a sense of purpose and release. […]

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The Teaching of Wellbeing | Parent Wellbeing Blog

The College Scheme of Work for the Michaelmas Term 2021   “Well-being is not a destination, but a process. It’s […]

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Welcome 2021-22 | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Welcome back to a new year and one filled with hope, optimism and confidence. This is founded on the impressive […]

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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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Barton Farm an Illyrian Wonderland

“The rain it raineth every day.”  – Feste Twelfth Night Act 5 Feste’s gnomic observations about life and nature run […]

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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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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.