Showing posts from September, 2014

Top 10 Books to read in the holidays

10. 1984 By George Orwell
If you hated Animal Farm then this is the book for you, a book by George Orwell that is actually interesting and fresh. This book feels modern and so much different from Animal Farm and is also interesting story-wise.  9 . Batman The Long Halloween By Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
It's nearly Halloween so... why not a delightful story about a serial killer starring Batman? The art is amazing and very different from other styles. The mystery is intriguing and the final chapters are amazing as the the story comes to the conclusion. 8. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins I have never been a fan of the Hunger games but the final movie is coming soon so it might be good to catch up on the series to be ready for the movie, which does actually look pretty awesome.
7. Guardians of the Galaxy (Series) By Brian Michael Bendis and Multiple Artists The movie was the biggest movie of this year and probably one of the best of it as well. So why not check out this ne…

MAGS blog holiday posts

Holiday Posts
 Do not fear!
The MAGS blogging team will be putting up new posts over the holidays. School may be closed but the blog will never die!
Vive le blog! (Long live the blog)

Creative Writers' Club

Here at MAGS we have a thriving writers club that meets every Thursday after school with our fantabulous teacher Mrs Cutfield. Each week we are presented with yet another devious task of which to test our writing prowess (or lack of). This week we had to describe a place we know well but change its atmosphere i.e. how it feels to be there, through changing the weather and the use of an extended metaphor. Hilarious antics ensured. Who knows what we will do next week?

Links to read the writing of students (both in the club and throughout school)

Website run by the English Leaders containing writing of a whole range of students:
Wattpad of year 13 student Gina Holden:
Other links to be added later.

Baby Sitting course

Twice a week for the past five weeks, a number of students have been turning up to have some training to earn themselves a babysitting certificate with Plunket. Throughout this course, they have been learning many skills including how to keep children safe in the house. Thursday, a week ago and tuesday this week some preschool aged children visited our school where MAGS students got to try out some of their new skills and have a bit of fun playing with the children.

Quite a few nappies were changed, bubbles were blown, balloons were tossed – each participant had to create a BABYSITTING kit which they then tried out during the practical session. Plunket certificates will be ready for those who managed to complete the course within the next two weeks. Ms Todd is very pleased to announce that there will be a THIRD babysitting course later on during Term 4 to cater for the seniors and also any juniors who were unable to attend  Special thanks to Julie Arrowsmith who was the Plunket educa…