Choosing the right school to enrol your child in is an incredibly important step to helping your child thrive in a new country.
Would you believe it might be easier, more enriching and more cost effective to enrol him or her into a boarding school in Malaysia?
With a history spanning more than 170 years with its sister school – the renowned Marlborough College in the United Kingdom – Marlborough College Malaysia prides itself on placing compassion, companionship and conversation at the heart of its pedagogy. And, as the first independent British boarding and day school in Malaysia, it excels at giving every student a comprehensive, all-rounded education.
This boarding and day school experience is unique from other international schools in Singapore, Malaysia and the ASEAN region. “The answer lies in its unique blend of the very best of Western and Eastern cultures,” says Alan Stevens, Master of Marlborough College Malaysia. “The Western independent boarding culture believes that time spent outside the classroom should be as enriching as time spent in it.” At Marlborough College Malaysia, the highly qualified staff strives to provide just that to its students.
Read on to see why you should choose Marlborough College Malaysia the first choice for your child, and how you can attend one of its upcoming open houses!
With ties to its sister school in Wiltshire, United Kingdom, Marlborough College Malaysia values the traditions and upholds the standards of its sister school. As an expansion, many of its staff members have had teaching and academic experience at Marlborough College in the U.K. Plus, its curriculum is similar to a U.K. school, though the school offers Mandarin, French, Spanish and Bahasa Malay as foreign languages.
Annually, Marlborough College Malaysia also runs a trip to its sister school in the U.K. plus trips to U.S. universities as part of its sporting, academic and cultural exchanges.
Unlike other international schools in Singapore, Marlborough College Malaysia offers a unique boarding experience with a comprehensive pastoral care structure and tutorial system. As Head of Senior School Nicholas Eatough explains, “Boarding school students have more opportunities to build confidence and develop relationships by understanding their strengths and weakness.”
Alan Stevens, Master of Marlborough College Malaysia adds, “Boarding education, particularly at Sixth Form, offers guided independence and valuable pre-university experience, as pupils prepare for life away from home and independent study.”
The school offers a true boarding experience, providing opportunities for parents to participate in their child’s education. With 4 Senior Boarding Houses and 2 Prep Boarding Houses, students are given opportunities to enjoy the full range of first-class facilities.
Marlborough College Malaysia offers a rigorous academic curriculum which includes the International General Certificate Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. As a result, its students have achieved outstanding results, scoring an average of 34 points, compared to their peers around the world and in Asia, who scored 29 points and 33 points, respectively. The school does this by offering excellent pastoral care, guided independence, valuable pre-university guidance, support and advice to assist students in getting into the university of their choice.
“We pride ourselves at Marlborough College Malaysia in giving our students everything they need to thrive at the next level,” says Judith Paulin, Head of University Guidance at Marlborough College Malaysia.
The school also runs various events to help students apply to university, including an Oxbridge Club and annual University Fair, featuring the top 60 universities worldwide. It hosts careers afternoons with representations from leading professions in attendance, as well as one-to-one support for each individual student.
The IB experience at Marlborough is also uniquely inclusive, with every Sixth Form pupil being given the opportunity to achieve and succeed. Marlborough College Malaysia does not reserve it exclusively for the academically most capable, and its success vindicates both this egalitarian philosophy though the school’s spirit of ambition and the quality of its teaching.
With outstanding facilities and spacious 90-acre campus, the school allows students to pursue many sporting, outdoor and artistic pursuits. Not surprisingly, it has established a reputation for co-curricular distinction at prestigious international sporting competitions without compromising the value of holistic education, achieving overall academic excellence.
This expansive space includes nine grass pitches, a 50-metre swimming pool, cricket ground, athletics track, multiple tennis courts and more. But, that’s not all! The school emphasises the importance in the arts, too.
“Pupils have honed their musical skills as part of the College Choir, Chamber Choir, String Quartet, Wind Band and College Orchestra, and have performed in College and other venues such as the Kranji War Memorial and at the Medini and Komtar JBCC malls,” shares Nicholas Eatough, Head of Senior School. As such, the co-curricular facilities include Drama Halls, Music Rooms, A Design Technology Centre, and other dedicated rooms to allow its students to pursue activities of their interests.
Other than the school’s comprehensive curriculum, Marlborough College Malaysia school fees are considerably lower than other international schools in the region, which are displayed on its website.
Interested in finding out more about this great boarding school in Malaysia? Attend one of its open days on Marlborough College Malaysia’s campus on:
- Wednesday 18th September, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
- Saturday 19 October, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Or either of these admission events at Hotel Fort Canning:
- Admissions Evening: Wednesday 25th September, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,
- Coffee Morning: Tuesday 8th October, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Malborough College Malaysia
Jln Malborough, 79200, Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +607 5602 200
By Melodi Ghui, September 2019
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