Name: Douglas Pauling Occupation: I like to classify myself as a merchant. When I left school, I went to be a technician at the post office. Then I left the post office and became a technical salesperson, I sold technical components and technical things, because I was a technician and I understood how they worked. Then I was fortunate enough to move up the corporations that I worked for, from sales, to marketing, and then to general management, and I was fortunate enough to have overseas experience with big multi national companies, and then I came back to New Zealand and started my own business, in computers and training systems. How has MAGS changed since you were there?
The uniform seems to be more colourful with the MAGS colours and the logos look nicer. (Of course there are now girls in attendance as well). What is your favourite memory from MAGS?
My best memory is the people I met there, other students and teachers. What was your favourite subject?
I suppose my favourite subject wa…
Hi, my name is Ella and I love to read and write. I like to dance, swim, and play netball, but I also like academic activities such as blogging. My favourite subjects are French, English, and Media Studies. This is only my second year on the blog team, but we are all really close and have a great time! This year I would like to write about major school events and do some reviews or recommendations. I look forward to writing about our amazing school this year!
So towards the end of last year we were talking about the weight of your backpack. As we come into the new year we thought that this would be give you some tips to keep your bag light.
To conclude this (for now) we are going to leave you with some tips on how to keep your bags lighter and your back happier.
1. Get a good bag.
I personally think that if you are carrying around a bag that isn't good quality or designed for school life can damage your back. Some bags don't have the right support and end up hurting your shoulders. Others have so many pockets that they actually can't hold large amounts of objects
2. Don't need it. Don't bring it.
Get rid of that hardcover pencil case that has all those colour pencils you haven't used all year. I 100% suggest getting a fabric pencil case that isn't hardcover and able to be stuffed in your bag. The average student only needs 2 blue pens 2 black 1 pencil and a highlighter (or 3). So cut down on the unnecessary stat…