“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

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Speaking of Well-being | Parent Wellbeing Blog

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Parent Wellbeing Blog | Reflections on Spirit and Community

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Ancient Chinese Methods to Relieve Stress | Parent Wellbeing Blog

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This is the final Wellbeing Blog of the term and it is my pleasure to have the opportunity to write […]

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

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

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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

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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.