Showing posts from October, 2017

Little sayings to brighten your day :)

This week at blog club we have had to say goodbye to our senior students as they head off for exam leave, so we have some sayings/quotes to brighten up their day. Because studying is a bit sad.
You! Yes, you. The one reading this. You are beautiful, talented, amazing and simply awesome! Remember that"An apple a day will keep anyone away if you throw it hard enough."Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in onDon't be sad because sad backwards is das, and das not goodChocolate doesn't ask silly questions, chocolate understandsForget the mistake, remember the lessonIt's just a bad day, not a bad lifeDon't let yesterday take up too much of today

Weird Facts!

What is your future like?

What is your future like?

Maybe you see yourself as an aspiring artist, or a big CEO.

Your answer could be anything, in your wildest desires of the secret little list you have in the back of your head. You may hide this for whatever reason, you may pretend that you aren't interested, or not try to achieve this goal, Maybe it's not acceptable in society to be interested, or maybe your friends and family don't support it. Maybe you know that your interest will die down soon enough, and that a dedication to it simply isn't worth it.

We are all told as children; do what you love. It sounds simple and sweet; a moral that we should lie by.

But can we really?

We live in a world where people can be harsh and cruel, and everything is changing. Things we love become old and irritating, or simply not acceptable by society. What we love is quickly changing and being replaced with new things in our lives, things that we never would have though would impact us so much.

When I was a …

"MAGS is Flying!" A Tribute to a MAGS Legend

We sadly farewell Mr McKinley as he goes on to become the Principal of Glenfield, after 11 years of teaching at MAGS. We had the privilege of interviewing him, and hearing all about his interesting life.

Before Mr McKinley worked at MAGS, he was a history teacher at Westlake, and a Dean and a Head of History. Mr McKinley came to MAGS in 2006, not long after his daughter was born. His first impression of the school was "Holy hell, what have I got myself into," although he was also excited by the idea of being able to make a change. He told himself "If I go to MAGS it'll be hard work, but then I can handle harder schools".
Today he quotes "Through hardship to glory," as it took a lot of effort, but he has helped the school reach the fantastic state it is currently in. When he first started at MAGS, Mr McKinley gave our school a 5/10, but now he rates it a 9/10 and says "MAGS is flying!" He feels he is leaving it in a better place than when h…