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Random facts you definitely haven't heard before! (probably)
Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathersWhen hippos are upset, their sweat turns red29th May is official "Put a pillow on your fridge day"In 2015, more people were killed from injuries related to selfie taking than shark attacksHeart attacks are more likely to occur on a MondayWhen you die your hair continues to grow for a couple of monthsStressed is desserts spelled backwardsOn average there are 178 sesame seeds per McDonald's BigMac bunEvery year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replacedThe surface area of an average sized brick is 79 cm squaredIn 2006, an Australian man tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The price rose to $3000 before eBay shut it downNutella was invented in WWII, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate rationThe 50 star American flag was designed by an Ohio high school student for a class project. His teacher gave him a B-…

Chess Tournament

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Last Wednesday MAGS sent three chess teams to a secondary-school chess tournament at Mt Roskill Grammar. There were 18 teams of 4 competing in total, along with a few reserves from each school.
The tournament lasted the whole day, with an Auckland Grammar team finishing in first. The MAGS teams came in 12, 14, and 16. Overall, it was a great experience, especially for the year nines for whom it was their first tournament. It was a very enjoyable day with some great games, and if you are keen to represent our school in chess, contact Mr Scoltock to find out more information.

Manchester

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This badge was shown to me when I was 8. 
A girl was visiting our unit from England.  I remember not wanting to leave as she was so much fun even tho her uniform was brown. 
I returned to my Brownie unit to start my leadership journey, there I found the badge.  Remembering the friendship I formed with the girl, my old brownie leader gave it to me.  This badge sits on my leaders tab, so I never forget the girl from England. 
Today I took it off, to the 1st Tarleton brownie leaders; stand strong it's not your fault.  I cannot fathom the amount of pain you are going through.  To the brownies; I have no words. You're probably too young to understand what has happened.  I hope you keep going to brownies, have fun and advocate to stop the violence.  To the parents, I can only imagine your pain. 
As a lover of music, it should never bring pain or sadness.  As a girl guide this makes me sad, this is the reality faced by girls every day. 
I wear this badge today for my little sister S…

Exams and stuff

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So here we are, its that time for the year where we are all beginning to stress out over exams, and I say that as someone that stressed to the max about what I needed to do, what I needed to know, and of course as someone who has managed to get through 4 years at MAGS – not so sure about the fifth one though.
So here is what I have learnt:
1.Study always – you don’t need to be constantly reading over notes to be studying, at lunch time talk to your friends about what you have just learnt about, your classmates may be able to give you a new perspective on what you have just learnt. 2.Do no be afraid – there is no shame in going to homework clubs, to sit in classes/ hallways at lunch. Most of all THERE IS NO SHAME IN ASKING TEACHERS FOR HELP. This is something I cannot stress enough, if you are in year 10 and don’t understand something feel free to ask past teachers or your friends teacher, sometimes a different voice is what you need. 3.Small steps are better than no steps – if you have …

Mythology in Motion Dance Concert

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On Tuesday 11th April, a large bunch of MAGS students put on a mystical and magical show at AGS. Dancers from every year level produced a unique performance that told a myth with their bodies. In preparation for the show, each dance class either choreographed or learnt a dance and practised it up until the night of the show. Most dances were contemporary. Everyone worked hard and did their very best. Of course none of this would of been possible without the help and encouragement of Miss French and Ms Cesan. Friends, family, staff and classmates all turned up to see the show - it was a sell out.