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!
The last thing I heard my friends talking about was a scandal that happened a couple of years ago involving someone in our peer group. While they were innocently chatting to their friend about an intriguing topic on their mind, they were also unwittingly gossiping. And this kind of gossip is extremely harmful, no matter what our intentions are. People who have never even met this person will have made their first impression of them based off some gossip they heard about them from several years ago, which is an unfair representation of who they are now.
The thing is, everyone makes mistakes and that's just a part of being human. But when we dwell on the mistakes or misfortunes of others by gossiping it disenables them from fully being able to move on and recover, and it's straight up just not a nice thing to do. While it's true we can't always control what we hear, we can certainly control what we share. So please next time you catch yourself about to dish the dirt on s…